Thursday, 10 September 2015

Alcoho-lock: Doesn't work if you've had a few

Bicycles and alcohol do not mix very well.
So this invention of a lock and doesn't open if it detects that you've had a few is a lifesaving innovation.
It's a great idea, though most people we know would stop at nothing to ride their bikes, so the lock could potentially need to stand up to some abuse.

FirstBIKE balance bikes free shipping

FirstBIKE balance bikes are now available from us with free shipping for the month of September.

FirstBIKE with free shipping
Yes indeed, spring is here and to celebrate the start of the 'play outside' season we're offering free shipping of your new FirstBIKE to your door, anywhere in South Africa just for the month of September.

So if you are considering joining the global FirstBIKE revolution [the safest balance bike in the world] make sure you get your orders in now.

Pop through and have a look at our selection of models and colours here.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

3 reasons why you need a bicycle bell

Magic 8 Ball Bell 
A bicycle bell is the most underrated cycle-related accessory. If you are to be riding a bike at speed anywhere near people, you will find the humble bell a godsend.
  1. Safety - the ability to warn slower moving people and vehicles of your impeding arrival is safer for them...and you.
  2. Style - a bicycle without a quality bell is like a disco without a mirrorball. Never be caught with a dull, boring, predictable noise maker.
  3. Confidence - if you know that you have the right tool at your disposal to warn cellphone yakking pedestrians of your presence - as if by magic, you will feel more confident within the confines of a busy city.
Practising what we preach, we sell the Nutcase answer to the bicycle bell here, or you can buy your Nutcase bells from BikePlus in Constantia and BMT Cycles in Stellenbosch.

They're great quality and come in a variety of quirky, graphic models to ward off anyone who is not noticing you. Perfect!
Captain America Bell

Dazed and Amused Bell

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Our new 2015 FirstBIKE range with hand brake has arrived in South Africa

FirstBIKE is the world's best balance bike and after last year's hugely popular first run of models, we have a brand new selection of bikes with hand brake available in South Africa.

More great new is that we also have stock of the Lowering Kit - which takes the height of the bike down 4cm to accommodate children as young as 22 months who are ready to ride their first bike.
FirstBIKE Cross Orange

FirstBIKE Cross Violet

FirstBIKE Street Blue

FirstBIKE Street Green

FirstBIKE Cross Red
For all FirstBIKE models and ordering details, please have a look at our dedicated FirstBIKE page right here.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

How does a genuine FirstBIKE compare with other kids bikes?

We often get asked how a genuine FirstBIKE compares to the other brands of children's bikes that you find in the market.
This video give you a great run down of why it's very important to make the right choice when it comes to the kind of bike you decide to start your child on.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

New Tern bicycles now available

Tern Node D8
We've been waiting patiently for the brand new Tern Node D8 to arrive in South Africa.

With 24-inch rims and Schwalbe Big Apple tyres, the Node D8 is more than capable enough to tick off the kilometres with ease. Or fold it up and throw it onto the bus or store it in a cupboard when you need to. We rode the Node D8 in Taiwan and a nicer commuter bike you will not find.
As a city bike it really has everything you'll ever need rolled up into one very good looking and well-priced package.

Tern Link C7
Then the Tern Link C7 is a very popular model and our spring stock has also just arrived. We have the Link C7 in the traditional white / blue and in a brand new black / grey option, which is very sexy. The Link C7 now comes with mudguards as standard and the black version also has a BioLogic rack, which comes in very handy when transporting bottles of wine back home after a hard day at the office.

For all the other information you may need on these bikes - have a look at our Tern Bicycles page here.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Ride James Massiah - presented by Levi's Commuter

The first in a series of short films presented by Levi's Commuter has been released. Starting it off is James Massiah who lives in London and uses his bicycle to efficiently get around the city. It also doesn't hurt that he loves the feeling of connectedness and independance riding the bike in the city gives him too.

"It definitely is an extension of my soul. Things that connect together… It gives you the ability to travel through time. You're completely open to the elements and you can feel the wind blowing past your face … That's the true magic of being on a bike. It is like the urban horse. A cowboy needs his horse, I need my bike."

Monday, 21 July 2014