The Top 5 Road Bike Brands in South Africa
Whether you’re a first timer or an experienced road cyclist, companies like Positive Sports Solutions are good to have on speed dial, as they supply some high quality products from top international and local brands for this type of cycling. Which brands are particularly popular in this branch of cycling, you ask? A couple have made our list today, rounding out some of the best choices available on the market in 2020.
Shimano is a popular brand that supplies a wide range of parts for all types of bicycles. If you’re looking for a new road bike, they may be a good option to explore, especially as the company sells products on both ends of the spectrum (lower and higher end models). As with anything, be careful of committing to the cheapest on the market. Their Dura-Ace and Ultegra models are somewhere in the middle, providing good quality at an affordable rate.
4. SRT Carbon
SRT Carbon is an innovative bike brand, offering anything from frame sets to flat bars, seat posts to saddles. This brand makes the list today as they are a great choice to consider when building your own road bike from a series of customised parts. This takes an ordinary cycling hobby to the next level. To those cyclists keen to get on the road without having to get their hands dirty, SRT also sells two popular bikes, namely the RD 2.18 and the Carbon Aero.
HEAD is a popular sports brand that first gained popularity outside of cycling. The company has been producing new road bikes at a rapid race, and the diverse product range may come as somewhat of a surprise to some. It can be difficult to know where to start, but pricing tends to give an indication as to whether you’re looking at a mid-range or high-end model. HEAD is making serious inroads in the South African scene and in the coming years these bicycles may get more expensive alongside increased demand. Considering a HEAD bicycle in 2020 may well end up being an investment of sorts.
2. TREK Bikes
TREK is a global bicycle conglomerate, known for manufacturing and distributing bicycles all over the world alongside a series of smaller brands in their stable. Having gone through a couple of name changes over the years, including Gary Fisher, LeMond Racing Cycles, Klein and even Villiger Bikes, they’ve finally found their footing and are regularly providing high quality road and other bicycles to the market. Considered by some to be a little on the expensive side, the company does have a reputation for the durability of their products, which is a plus for any road bike enthusiast.
1. Giant Bicycles
As the name of the top pick on our list suggests, Giant is the largest manufacturer of bicycles around the world. The company is known for its production of highly popular road, mountain and hybrid bikes. Giant bicycles are considered great value for money, not only because they are relatively more affordable than some of their competitors, but because they don’t skimp on comfort by cutting back on production costs. If you’re looking to get started on your cycling adventure in South Africa this year, these guys are a popular pick to explore.