Our Best Bike Brands

Check out a brief synopsis of our Best Bike Brands below;

We are proud to represent these bike brands here in Ireland and beyond, we have chosen to partner with these brands because we truly believe that they tick all of the boxes in what we look for in a bike.

Above all we value build quality, customer care, attention to detail, innovation, uniqueness and craftsmanship.  The run of the mill-mass produced stuff that one tends to find in the large chain stores may well be cheaper than some of the products we sell but sure you could get that one-size-fits-all thing anytime, anywhere.

We kinda like the whole bike for life ethos – Less haste, more care and attention to detail, less waste, more old skool coolness and creativity is what floats our bike boat.  So without further ado and in strict alphabetical order here goes:

Benno Bikes

The Benno Bikes brand are a new player in the electric bike market with a serious pedigree of over 30 years of bike design experience in the bicycle industry.

Benno left Elektra in 2010 and decided to take up surfing.  He quickly discovered that traffic was a bit of an issue with getting himself and his surf board to the beach so set about designing a cargo bike capable of carrying said surfing accoutrements to the beach, he eventually founded Benno Bikes in 2015.
He believes what people really need is an everyday ebike engineered with the perfect blend of ride dynamics, cargo capacity and good looks. Awesome agility and maneuverability with the ability to carry exactly what you need. Benno call it Etility® Design and it’s at the heart of every Benno ebike.  The flagship Boost CX is capable of carrying a whopping payload of 250kg’s, dogs, kids, surfboards you name it, you can be sure that Benno have the rack for it!

Commencal

Max Commencal started the iconic Commencal brand in 2000 with a strong focus in mountain biking.  Today the brand is a prominent leader on the global mtb racing circuit.
In 2012 Commencal took a stand against manufacturing their bikes with carbon fiber as working with carbon can have a major impact on the environment and the health of workers in manufacturing facilities. The majority of their bikes are made from aluminum which doesn’t seem affect the speed of racers riding their bikes.  Commencal Bikes are also right at the very top of the list for the most world cup wins 2000 – 2021 out there which a truly massive accolade in a highly competitive space.  The current list of models are as follows:

TRAIL

Meta TR 29 – 29″ – 160/140mm

ENDURO

Meta AM 29 – 29″ – 170/160mm
Clash – 27.5″ -180/170mm
Meta HT AM – 29″ (27.5″ available), 150mm

DOWNHILL

Furious – 27.5″ , 203/200mm
Supreme DH – 29er, 29 & 27.5″ mullet, 200mm

E-MTB

Meta Power 29
Meta Power 27.5
Meta Power TR
Meta HT 24

Engwe

Engwe have been focused on Best Value folding ebike manufacture for the past 20 years, with over 600,000 bikes sold around the world.  Folding frames, a powerful motor & fat tyres are a surprisingly good foundation for truly versatile, compact and capable ebikes that fit easily into the boot of the car to take you anywhere on or off road.

Fustle

Gravelicious Bikes for the graveleur.  Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this range of dyed in the wool full Irish gravel bikes has its’ roots steeped in mountain biking and it’s head in adventure cycling.   Full carbon forks, internal cable routing, frame lugs for mudguard, rack/pack mounting and through axels for extra stiffness are all pull-through features adopted from mountain biking that make the Fustle Bikes a bullet proof drop bar off road machine.

Leaderfox

Since 1996 Czech based manufacturer Leaderfox have been producing solid quality aluminum framed bicycles and electric bicycles for all types of cycling disciplines, functions and age groups.
The Leaderfox brand is synonymous with reliability and support which explains why they are available in many European countries today.

Mondraker

Since starting in Alicante, Spain in 2001 Mondraker have used 20 years of designing, building and racing experience to develop the knowledge and mastery to build ‘everyday racing bikes’.
To this day, Mondraker is chosen by most experienced riders looking for a bike that helps them push their limits to the next level. The machines we sell to our customers are the same machines that our professional racers use successfully in the most demanding competitions around the world.

Raleigh Bikes

The oldest bike brand in the world, Raleigh have been producing iconic, tough, durable and trustworthy products since 1888.
From Burners and Choppers to Grifters and Vektars, Raleigh have imagined, created and reimagined the world of cycling more times than we could possibly count. 130+ years of dreaming, designing, building, riding. And, after all that time, we’ve come to the same conclusion Raleigh started with – we all just bloody love bikes!

REEB Cycles

A cool Colorado company that prides itself on being as much about the riding culture as it is about their handmade steel, titanium and aluminum frames bikes.
REEB are a handful of unapologetic bike junkies. A collection of shameless gearheads who are obsessed with two wheels and committed to progression on the trail and in the barn with their incredible craftmanship.
All REEB models now have the option of being spec’d with Pinion gearboxes & Gates Carbon Drives.

Scott Sports

Founded in 1958 Scott Sports are a global innovator well known for their development of game changing products designed with Olympic level performance in mind.
Made for anyone who wants to be on a bike. You can be a cross country enthusiast, a trail lover, an enduro devotee, a crazy downhiller or a fan of electric mountain bikes, you will find the perfect match for you in the Scott range.

Silverback Bikes

Silverback are an international, award-winning Bicycle Design company with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.
Founded in 2004 with the mission to develop the best bikes at the best price using proprietary technologies only.

Stooge Cycles

From Oswestry, Shropshire, UK. Versitility is key to the Stooge design ethos. These progressive 29er’s are designed to make great, capable, solid and agile dirt bikes.
Rigid doesn’t have to mean pedestrian. Hardtail doesn’t have to mean Cross Country. These are bikes designed to be ridden, wherever you want to ride them.

Surly Bikes

Contrary to popular belief, Surly aren’t a bunch of deranged, clown-obsessed serial killer wannabes (well, not all of them).  Surly are an assortment of personalities and humanoids all brought together by one common interest: bike nerdom. We make serious steel bikes for people who don’t take themselves too seriously.
Surly makes functional bikes that do what they’re designed to do. We don’t build one-trick ponies; we help Surly riders embrace options. Our bikes are built to last a long looong time.

Read more about us here, and have a look at our online bike store here.

 

Belmont Bike Farm & Bray Head – Fatbike Adventures HQ

Belmont Demesne / Bike Farm & Bray Head, are the veritable nerve centre of adventure by fatbike in Ireland’s Ancient East. We proudly boast the largest outdoor pump track in Ireland in surroundings that have been the location for several Hollywood block buster films.
This cycling paradise is located in North County Wicklow, smack in-between the towns of Bray and Greystones.

If you’re thinking about biking in Dublin, we just happen to be on Dublin’s doorstep about 30 minutes by car/train from the city centre on the coast.  If you’re not in the mood for Wicklow then we also offer a tour in the Dublin Mountains.

Our Belmont cycle route brings you on hand crafted single track trails through the natural beauty of the Silent Bogwood forest up onto and around the top of Bray Head, and, if you’re feeling energetic even the Little Sugar Loaf Mountain. Bray Head promises spectacular views of the Irish Sea (even Mount Snowdon in Wales on a clear day), the Wicklow Mountains, coastline all the way North of Bray to Dublin, and South of Greystones to Wicklow Town and Wicklow Head.

There are various trails at Belmont, most are manageable for people with all levels of fitness. There is now also the option of using an electric fatbike which is a huge favourite for families with children ages 10 and older.


We serve freshly ground coffee in our bike shop & right next door there’s awesome wood-fired sough-dough pizza on tap for pre and post ride recovery refreshments.

Why not bring your own bike in for repair/servicing at our fully equipped bike shop and indulge in eating / drinking / riding of bikes while you wait.


Directions:

Google Map here 

Our address is Fatbike Adventures, Belmont Demesne, Lower Windgates Road, Greystones, County Wicklow A63 FX34

By Public Transport

  • By Train /DART Trains run every hour from Dublin City Centre.  You’ll be heading South of Dublin for either Bray or Greystones DART/Train stations.
  • Then it’s +/- 5minutes in a taxi or a 30 minute walk from either station. We highly recommend a taxi, cost is +/-€5 per person.
  • It’s well worth spending the extra 10 minutes on the train as this takes you along the seaward side of Bray Head into Greystones and is well worth the view.

By Taxi /Hire Car:

  • By road it’s less than a 30 minute drive from Dublin City Centre, 5 minutes from exit 7 on the N11.
  • The best way to get to us via Taxi, is to ask your driver to head towards Bray Golf Course, then find Fatbike Adventures on Google maps.
  • Taxi cost: +/- €25-€40 per person.

This tour route is great for big groups, families and people new to off-road cycling.


Price: €65 per person for Half Day
Duration : 3 hours

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Ticknock Mountain – Dublin

If you’re looking for the best trail network to go biking in Dublin, Ticknock a.k.a. Three Rock Mountain is located a short drive from Dublin City Centre in the Dublin Mountains where some quality groomed single track trails and spectacular views of Dublin City & Coastline await.

The trail head & car park are 270m above sea level with the summit of the Three Rock Mountain at 444m above sea level. The three large rock formations i.e. the namesake of the mountain are nearby Two Rock Mountain at 536m a.k.a. the Fairy Castle.

This sign posted trail network is a looped route that starts and finishes at the same point.  The trails are fast and fun with plenty of features to keep everyone entertained.

Parts of this terrain can be quite technically challenging so if it’s been a while since you were on a bike, it might be worth considering either our  Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail or Belmont Bike Farm & Bray Head tour routes in next door – County Wicklow.

If, however, you’re looking for some high speed action with plenty of technical features then Ticknock is the place for you!

Directions:

Google Map here 

By Public Transport

  • If you don’t have a car the best way to get to us is via Taxi, your stop is “Ticknock Forest, Sandyford”.
  • Cost: +/- €25 plus €1 per person extra.

By Car

  • M50 Motorway Southbound: Take Exit 13 Dundrum off the M50, take the first exit at the roundabout, take the second left at traffic lights, keep left at next lights. Turn right turn up Ticknock Road, just after crossing M50 Bridge. Follow Ticknock Road for 2km and turn left into Ticknock Forest.
  • M50 Motorway Northbound: Take Exit 13 Sandyford off the M50, take the first exit at the roundabout, take next right at the traffic lights, continue straight through next cross roads, continue past Lambdoyles pub, after 1km take left turn up Ticknock Road, just after crossing M50 Bridge. Follow Ticknock Road for 2km and turn left into Ticknock Forest.

Duration
Half Day: 2-3 Hours

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Avonmore Way – Forest Trail

The Avonmore Way is located a short drive from Dublin City Centre in the heart of Wicklow Mountains not far from Glendalough. This tour route is great for families and people new to off-road cycling.

This route brings you through some truly beautiful woodland & forest, alongside the Avonmore River to the ancient Clara Vale Churchand Bridge and back. The 12km distance is easily manageable for people with all levels of fitness and a favourite for families with younger children.


Price: €65 per person for Half Day
Duration : 3 hours

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Wicklow The Murrough

This can be either a full or half day trip. We start at either Wicklow’s famous Gaol or the 8th century viking Black Castle, both are located close to Wicklow Pier. If you’ve seen The Guard with Brendan Gleeson & Don Cheadle then this is the very pier in the final scene of the classic 2011 film.
We head North alongside the working docks and hopefully catch a glimpse of Sammy the Seal blagging his daily fish from The Fishman before gliding effortlessly along the tidal river onto the Murrough for a quick blast on Ireland’s only outdoor pump track before continuing along the beach towards Greystones.

either 10, 20 or to 38 Km


 

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Wicklow – Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail

The Ballinastoe mountain bike trails, near the town of Roundwood are located in the heart of the wild Wicklow Mountains, a scenic 45minute drive from Dublin City center.  If you’re looking to experience top notch mountain biking in Dublin or a stone’s throw from the big smoke with some of the most iconic landscapes in the world, spectacular views over the Irish Sea & Lough Tay, a.k.a. The Guinness lake, you’ve come to the right spot.

This trail network is a looped route that starts and finishes in the same point.  The trail accesses many types of terrain from open heather moor land on the top through thicket spruce and Scots Pine on the lower sections. If some of the views seem familiar you may well have seen them before! This area of County Wicklow is famous on the big screen as a location for some classics including Brave Heart, Excalibur, King Arthur and Into the West to name a few.

Ballinastoe is one of the original trail centres built in Ireland and due to some recent upgrades and the magnificent scenery remains a popular biking destination today.   This trail is good for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels.  If you’re looking for biking in Dublin or for something in closer proximity to Dublin then also check out our Belmont Bike Farm HQ and the Ticknock Mountain tour routes.

Distances from 8 to 18 Km

Directions:

Google Map here 

By Public Transport

  • From Dublin City Center you need to take the Glendalough Bus, your stop is “Ballinastoe Cross Roads”.
  • Depart: Dublin (Dawson Street) 11.30, arrive at Ballinastoe 12:30
  • Return: Ballinastoe 16.50, arrive at Dublin 18.00
  • Cost: €14 return (pay the bus driver)

By Taxi /Hire Car:

  • By road it’s less than a 45 minute drive from Dublin City Centre
  • Head South for Wexford on the N11 motorway take Exit 8 Kilmacanogue and head for Roundwood. After +/- 7km you will see a signs for the Sally Gap simply follow those signs & the above Google maps link.
  • Taxi cost: +/- €40-€50 per person.

 

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