Kilty Cycles expands into new premises

Posted on: 5th August, 2016

Category: Sport & Fitness

Contributor: Sheila Mullins

Now five years in business, Kilty Cycles has built a strong reputation in cycling circles, attracting new customers from around Cork county. This year owner David Sheehy found his successful business had outgrown its premises in Clonakilty and he began the search for a larger space that would allow him to stock a greater selection of bikes and equipment.

“As the only Fondriest supplier in Cork, I was attracting more and more cyclists, and they were hoping to buy their full kit in one place, which I just couldn’t stock at the time,” explains David. “The time had definitely come to expand.”

David found the right spot in The Bypass Business Park, Bandon and opened his new 1,500 sq ft store in May.

“I have the space now to display more bikes and for customers to comfortably try them out. We’ve also got a range of accessories and clothing; bottles, lights, jackets, gloves, socks, you name it. Of course the unlimited parking is great for customers getting bikes in and out of cars.”

“The process of buying a good bike is an experience to be enjoyed,” says David. “I had to travel to Fondriest in Italy to prove that I had the professional knowledge to guide a customer into getting a bike that totally fits them. To live up to the trust they have placed in me to help them choose the right bike.”

To achieve the ‘perfect position’ for a cyclist, David has a detailed setup process that takes into account a customer’s weight, height, posture and whether they are a racer, sportive or leisure cyclist. Finally, with the future owner in the saddle, David performs precision fine-tuning. Even then, a serious cyclist needs to spend three weeks in the saddle before some final tweaks achieve perfection.

One of Kilty Cycles’ strengths is location – if somebody from West Cork buys a bike, they don’t have to travel up and down to the city when adjustments need to be made. Even long after your purchase David is there to provide convenient aftercare and servicing.

David reassures his long time customers, “I still live in Clonakily so for anybody there, delivery is still no problem.”

Obviously a keen cyclist himself, David knows every bump in a West Cork road and loves both discussing and supporting the sport locally. He will again be providing the free breakdown support service at this year’s Clonakilty Charity Cycle in September.

If you’re looking for unbeatable, local service and expert knowledge contact David on 087 3515970 or call into Kilty Cycles in The Bypass Business Park, Bandon (behind Hernon’s Great Gas). You can also view the range from Torpado, which are also made in Italy and have been ridden by numerous Italian champions.

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