Dealer Spotlight: Selling e-bikes in Belfast

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Exterior of Slane Cycles bike shop, Belfast

We love getting to know more about our dealers across the UK. So we asked the bike shop manager of Slane Cycles (www.slanecycles.com) a few questions in order to find out a little bit more about what makes them tick…
Slane Cycles interior

Name of shop and owner: Slane Cycles owned by brothers Paul and Andy Slane

Paul and Andrew Slane with former World Champion, Tour de France and Giro d'Italia winner Stephen Roche
Paul and Andrew Slane with former World Champion, Tour de France and Giro d’Italia winner Stephen Roche

Describe your bike shop in just three words: Service, Quality and Value

What makes your store different from others? All of our staff are keen cyclists ranging from an Olympic road racer, downhill mountain bikers to commuters.

Some of the Slane Cycles team with cycling legend Sean Kelly
Some of the Slane Cycles team with cycling legend Sean Kelly

Where’s the best/favourite location you’ve ever cycled? The Irish Inishowen Peninsula features some breathtakingly beautiful scenery.

Favourite meal after an epic cycle ride? Tagliatelle Carbonara served with a side of garlic bread and a cheeky glass of white.

Why did you decide to start stocking Volt electric bikes? We found more and more people were asking for electric bikes and it’s a market we have not catered for until now. Having done some research on the brand and after reading some very positive reviews and rider feedback we decided VOLT was the best brand to stock. Their partnership with world leading motor manufacturer Bafang paired with their V Wave Technology makes them the strongest player in the market in our opinion. Volt don’t just make great bikes they also make purchasing easy and care free. Customers are offered 0% finance or the Cycle to Work Scheme. Customers have the added peace of mind as each bike comes with a two year warranty.

Lower level of Slane Cycles shop, Belfast
Lower level of Slane Cycles shop

What’s your favourite Volt e-bike and why? The Alpine X is the most versatile bike in the range. With its lockout suspension it’s easy to cycle on smooth surfaces but if you do hit rougher ground you can easily open the fork to dampen out any discomfort. It also features a long range battery which will allow you many hours in the saddle between charges.

What’s your top tip for anyone looking to buy an electric bike? Try before you buy. Pop into our store, discuss your needs with us and we’ll let you test drive the most appropriate bike/s in the range for you.

Kris Meeke FIA World Rally Championship Driver outside Slane Cycles
Kris Meeke FIA World Rally Championship Driver outside Slane Cycles

Professional motorcycle road racer Bruce Anstey
Professional motorcycle road racer Bruce Anstey

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