About Bike Inc Timaru

Darren has over 30 years experience in the bicycle industry. He started as a young rider in the north east of England competing in various races and events, before progressing to qualifying and working as an outdoor education guide. To further utilise this experience he decided to open his own shop in Strathallan Street, Timaru – Bike Inc, now at the new location of 6 Elizabeth Street, Timaru.
Darren is one of only a handful of fully qualified mountain bike guides within New Zealand; he earned the Scottish Mountain Bike Leader Award (SMBLA), which is regarded as the best and most recognized  industry qualification in the world.

He has experience riding across the globe having ridden in Canada, the United States, Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom, and of course New Zealand. He has extensive knowledge of the New Zealand terrain and firmly believes that we have has some of the best riding in the world right on our doorstep.

As a fully qualified mechanic in the South and Mid Canterbury and North Otago regions, Darren is an expert in wheel building, fork and suspension servicing. Bike Inc is a service centre for Fox, Rock Shox, Marzocchi and all other suspension components, as well as being a certified Shimano service centre and Sram tech centre. Bike Inc provides professional bike fitting for all kinds of riders, from recreational riders to seasoned racers wanting to get the most out of their bike.

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Bike Inc Timaru - Premier Norco Bike Dealer, Timaru NZ

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Bike Inc stocks only the best brands including Norco, a Canadian bicycle manufacturer headquartered in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Norco has been producing bicycles since 1964 and currently has more than 100 models in its line. Pivot is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in bike design and technology. Lead by Chris Cocalis and working with Dave Weagle, two of the world’s leaders in bike design, Pivot are focused on developing not only a better frame, but building a better bike.

Road bike brands include Felt, from the USA, started from motoX star, Johnny O’Mara and his mechanic Jim Felt, building their own TT bikes! For years they supported the Garmin/Slipstream team on the grand tours (Tours of France, Italy, Spain and more) with Kiwi sprint star Julian Dean.

Bike inc believe in offering only the best specialist bike companies within their fields of expertise for our clients.