Olympic International dealer Q&A series: Solomons Cycles

Olympic International cycling shoes have always been popular with cyclist seeking quality product at a good price. The new Olympic cycling shoes take a step up with technical and functional features like lightweight, waterproof fabrics and high grip soles. They designed for riders who are likely to spend a lot of time on the bike. We spoke to Mr Arshad Dockrat at Solomons Cycles to find out what he thinks of the new Olympic cycle range. Prices range from R1,199 to R1,699 and sizes are available 3-13.

TREAD-OFF ROAD BLACK-ANGLE.jpgTread Off Road.

RACING-ROAD BLACK -ANGLE.jpgRacing Road.


SHIFTER-ROAD BLACK-ANGLE.jpgShifter Road.

TRACTION-OFF ROAD-BLACK- ANGLE.jpgTraction Off Road.

CRANK R -OFF ROAD-BLACK ANGLE.jpgCrank R Off Road.


How long have you been around for and how many stores do you have?

 

My family started this business in 1915; it's a fourth generation business. We have four specialty cycling stores and a lifestyle store.

 

How big is your product range in cycling?

 

Our motto is ‘Bicycles for everyone’. From kids entry level at R799 to R100 000 bikes.

 

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Do you cater for beginners, intermediate or specialist cyclist?

 

We cater for everyone, young and old. Roadies and Mountain Bikers. Commuters, enthusiast, recreational riders as well as pros.

 

Do you cater for mainly road cyclist or for mountain bikers as well?

 

Everyone, although Mountain Biking is more popular. We have fully fledged workshops.

 

What does your customer look for in a good cycling shoe?

 

Always a great deal, although style, design, fit and technology are important.

 

What do you think about the Olympic new cycling range?

 

Love it, and customers love it. We launched at the Cape Argus and had an overwhelming response. We sold in excess of what we anticipated.

 

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Do you think Olympic cycling shoes offer value for money?

 

Cyclists say it's comfortable, stylish and affordable. Offering the best value shoe on the market. Sizing is from a junior 3 up to size 13. The Racing Road and the Tread Mountain Bike with the wire system are impressive. They look and feel great.

 

What is your company doing to promote cycling in South Africa?

 

We are currently sponsoring the Solomons Primary School Mountain Bike development Series in Gauteng. We hope this will help teach our kids basic MTB skills and grow the sport.

 


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Where can we find your stores?

 

Solomons Cycles Lynnwood
Shop 28/29, Gift Acre Centre
Lynnwood Road
Lynnwood

 

Solomons Cycles Pretoria North
521 Gerrit Maritz Street
Pretoria North

 

Solomons Cycles Durban
Intersite Avenue
Springfield
Durban

 

Solomons Cycles Woodmead
Shop 4, Woodmead Commerical Park
Waterval Crescent
Woodmead

 

For further information about Solomons Cycles, visit their website here.




2 Comments

MASVPurple, Apr 14 2016 12:10

nice any jobs available to test bikes or wht you have?

MTBJoe, Apr 25 2016 10:25

when you guys opening in Cape Town?