Shop Review at Discount Cycles Brentwood


Several months ago I was approached to do a review for a cycle shop in Bath! as we are based across the other side of the country we thought it would be a bit far for us to go. Although we did love the Hand made cycles they were showing on there Web site and Facebook pages it would have been very tempting but for the distance. Never having reviewed a shop before it was a challenge I would have relished, so this is how I came about to check out the Discount Cycles store in Shenfield Essex, it was a Tweet they did on Twitter, saying they had a Bike Fitting Service, as I had previously reviewed bike fitting services so it caught my eye!

Discount Cycles are situated on the corner of  Hutton road and Chelmsford road just by the set of lights, they have a few spaces for car parking behind the shop around the corner in Hutton road, I found parking no problem, would recommend reversing into the space as it makes it easier to get out  on to the busy junction.

On entering the shop I was greeted warmly from an assistant named Steve he made me feel most welcome and took me round on a tour of the store, it was like an Aladdin's cave, don't be fooled by the small range of cycles at the front of the shop [many an hour could be spent wandering around the back and side rooms of this store] and what a very nice range of bikes they had on display, it was set out in categories ie children's corner away from the adults section, then bike section after bike section, Road, adults, Mountain bikes etc,  everything including unicycles! what did catch my eye was a Dawes Tandem! hanging on the wall! When was the last time you went into a bike store and saw a tandem, I then began to realize the sheer volume and variety of cycles carried by this rejuvenated local shop.  [Arkwright eat your heart out!] the days of only going to the local bike shop for a puncture repair kit or a bell for the kids bikes are gone [although they do sell them] you no longer have to buy a bike from a well know car parts/in car stereo store that sells a limited range of bikes, sold by a youth who doesn't know the difference between a gear splitter and a ear splitter!

The bikes on display were vast considering the size of the shop

 Just a selection of road bikes from Giant, Merida Claud Butler, Ridgeback, Dawes, Pashley just to name a few!
 Ladies  cycles
 Was told the bike aboves front rack will hold a 6 Pack of Bud!
 A Vast selection of youth bikes

 Right across the whole width of the shop an impressive collection of cycles!
 Bikes racked from floor to ceiling!
Behind the counter bike maintenance department for fixing and general repairs of cycles 

 This is what caught my eye on Twitter a Bike fitting service! will be looking into this a bit more I hope.
 Unfortunately it was not in use when I was there, you have to book a appointment with your own bike or you get a free set up when buying a bike from Discount Cycles, this might be worth giving them a call.
A nice Giant at a Knock down price! 

A Vast selection of tyres for most bikes

Fold up Raleigh bike 

 More bikes !
 Love the way that every space is utilized
Discount Cycles also stock Lights, clothing, mudguards, chains, bottle holders, bells, helmets, the list is endless! 
I spent a good while in Discount Cycles, asking this and that on different models, and they seemed very clued up on the stock they are holding, very informative and interesting.
If your looking for a bike for yourself or anyone you know who is in the market for a cycle, it could be well worth checking out Discount Cycles, as there prices are very competitive and I saw plenty of discounted prices in and around the shop.
Remember Discount doesn't mean down market, several stages on the Tour de France 2014 were won on a Giant bike.
Details for there website can be found below, if you give them a call tell them that you found them on here! 
There Twitter feed is below

There Facebook page can be found here 

Added Bonus


Quote  discount code 00010bk for 10% off at checkout on our website or mention it in store.

 Foot Note This is not a Paid Advertisement for Discount Cycles Shenfield

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