Have you been dreaming of hitting your pedal and then going off on a cross-country biking tour? Or are you looking for a fun outdoor weekend activity to have with your friends? Cycling and mountain biking has become popular outdoor activities in Kathmandu. With the number of riders increasing, Kathmandu is seeing many bike stores pop up as well. However, given the relatively small community of riders, bike stores are not just stores, but a place where community of riders who share their love for mountain bikes can come together.
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, here are popular bicycle stores in Kathmandu to check out.
1. Gravity Nepal
Located in Dhobighat road, Gravity Nepal is a popular mountain biking store in Kathmandu that sells all kinds of MTB-related products like bikes, gears, tools, and apparel. They are dealers of Rocky Mountain bikes, and MTB brands such as Crank Brothers, AMS, POC, LooseRiders etc. They also have an in-house mechanic and provide rentals for day bike tours or long tours in the Himalayas. They organize Weekend Rides where you can meet riders of all levels. Weekend Rides are free, however, you are expected to pitch in for snacks and drinks.
Location: Dhobighat, Lalitpur
Social : https://www.facebook.com/gravitynepal/
2. Epic Mountain
One of the oldest mountain biking stores in Kathmandu, Epic Mountain Bike Store is located at Jhamsikhel. It is a fun place for riders to hang out as they also have a cafe called E’Nest. They sell Commencal and Revel bikes and have brands such as Muc Off, Maxxis, Jagwire, Fox Racing etc. They also provide top-notch bike servicing and spare parts for mountain bikes. You can also rent bikes for day tours and long tours.
Location: Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur
Social : https://www.facebook.com/epicmountainbike/
3. Kathmandu Bike Station
Kathmandu Bike Station is the sole authorized distributor of Trek and Bontrager bicycles in Nepal. They provide sales, maintenance, reconditioning, and tips for cycling enthusiasts and provide bikes for riders of all levels from beginners to seasoned riders. They also organize tours in Nepal as well as India and Bhutan. You can visit either of the two outlets in Kathmandu and Lalitpur.
Location: Panipokhari, Maharajgung, Kathmandu
4. PANC Bike
Nepal’s oldest bicycle shop, PANC bike has been selling bicycles in Nepal since 1925 A.D. You can get bike brands like Trinx, Giant, Polygon, and Trek. They also sell ebikes. Besides that, they also offer customized bikes. The “build your own bike” allows you to custom-create an entire bike to your preference! Pancbike also provides bikes for hire and sells second-hand bikes if you are looking for cheaper alternatives.
Location: Opposite To Grande City Hospital, Jamal Marg, Kathmandu
Social : https://www.facebook.com/pancbike
5. The Bike Farm Nepal
If you are looking for a bicycle store in Kathmandu that provides a wide range of branded bikes and biking components, then visit the Bike Farm Nepal. The Bike Farm Nepal sells branded Mountain Bikes and accessories for a cheaper price compared to any high street retailers. They’ve got mountain bike brands such as Fury, Capris, Blaze, Biketec, Keysto, Jamis, Giant, and Kona. And cycling accessories include brands such as Madmax, Giyo, Shimano, Pro, Prowell, Pearl Azumi, CatEye, Beto, and Velocity. They also offer repair, maintenance, spare parts, and rental bikes.
Location: Jhamsikhel, next to Best Archery
Social : https://www.facebook.com/thebikefarmnepal/