11 Bike Shops In Metro Manila To Reduce Your Time On Public Transport During COVID-19

Bike shops in Metro Manila

Metro Manila thoroughfares are seeing the emergence of a new mode of transportation, especially in the middle of the pandemic. While restrictions have been eased, social distancing continues to be part of the new norm. In line with this, more Filipinos are resorting to bicycles, seeing the humble two-wheeled vehicle as another safe way to get from one place to another. 

For newbies to biking, choosing the best bicycle can be a bit overwhelming and finding a bike shop in Metro Manila that has served and advised local bikers can be easier than picking one on your own. Here are 11 bike shops in Metro Manila y’all might want to check out, from a popular shop in Quiapo that sells affordable units to a dealer in QC selling giant e-bikes. 

What do I need to know before buying a bike?

While there are quite a few factors to consider before you get a bike, you must first know which type of bike will suit you.

For starters, mountain bikes are built to endure conditions with frames, rugged tires and suspension systems that can handle rough terrains, like trails and off road escapades. If you enjoy thrilling rides through forests or mountain paths, a mountain bike is the way to go.

You may prefer a road bike if you love cruising around the city streets or pathways. They’re sleek, lightweight and designed for speed. They typically feature tires and drop handlebars, making them ideal for maneuvering through traffic or embarking on rides along smooth roads.

Hybrid bikes may be up your ally if you cycle through other areas aside from smooth roads. These bikes provide a riding position, wider tires for stability, and the versatility to navigate city streets well as light trails. If you prefer a laid back ride with a position and comfortable seating, then a cruiser bike is a choice. It’s perfect for rides along the beach or just through the neighborhood.

And if you crave speed and agility, then you might be drawn to BMX bikes. These bikes are designed to be lightweight, with frames perfect for performing stunts, jumps, and tricks, which is why they are popular among adrenaline junkies and bike park fans.

So when you’re considering to buy a bike, it’s essential to think about your riding locations, your riding technique, and your level of comfort. If you can, try testing them out first to find the bike that suits you best.

What questions do I ask when buying a bike?

To make sure that you get the right bike, there are a few key questions that you should ask. Here are a few factors to consider: 1) riding location, 2) your budget, 3) bicycle size, and 4) maintenance and warranties.

First off, thinking about where you will normally cycle will help narrow down your options – whether a mountain bike, road bicycle, or hybrid bike is most suitable.

Secondly, bicycles can cost as little as P6,000 (~USD106.08) or P25,000 (~USD441.98) and above, so knowing your budget can be helpful in making your decision. And that’s only the bicycle alone. Safety essentials such as helmets, locks, and lights must not be overlooked.

Thirdly, different bikes come with different frame sizes, so it’s important to choose a bike that fits comfortably with your body. Asking for a size chart or going in store and being measured can ensure a good fit.

And lastly, don’t hesitate to ask about maintenance and warranties. Having an idea on caring for your bicycle and terms of warranty can certainly aid you in future difficulties.

Bike shops in Quezon City

1. 2Wheel Nation Cycling – premium ranges of bikes, accessories, and merchandise

Image credit: Maggie Yusay via Google Maps

If you’re looking into upgrading your bicycle, 2Wheel Nation Cycling may be worth checking out. This shop offers a range of premium bicycles, from mountain bikes to road bikes, and accessories and apparel.

As claimed by previous customers, staff are accommodating, friendly, and will guide you through any of your concerns should you ask for their assistance. They also offer a number of service packages if you need to get your bicycle looked at by a mechanic.

More than that, they also do pop-ups around the metro, so make sure to check their socials every once in a while to know about their next pop-up location.

Address: 129 Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 9am-6pm | Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Contact: (02) 8282 7468

2Wheel Nation Cycling Facebook

2. Ryanbikes – dealer of Taiwan-made bikes

Image credit: Ryanbikes via Facebook

For those who are picky about their rides, Ryanbikes is the one-stop shop in QC for branded units from Taiwan such as Giant bicycles. Besides being the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycles, Giant is known for sponsoring European cycling teams and for its surge in popularity among commuters during the recent pandemic. 

Giant Fathom E+ 3 Pro
Image credit: Ryanbikes via Facebook

Ryanbikes bring various types of Giant bikes to Philippine shores and they even sell the brand’s electronic bikes. The Giant Fathom E+ 3 Pro, powered by Yamaha, is a hybrid of mechanical and electrical technology in one machine, making it good for long commutes as its electrical power helps ease the burden on your calves. This sexy beast is P116,500 (~USD2,322.17) and best for long-distance road warriors. 

Another Taiwanese brand among their selection is the Merida bicycles. They have a sleek Scultura 200 Disc at P38,000 (~USD757.44), a classic road bike perfect for your work commute. Its aluminum frame makes it easier to lift over odd obstacles that you might run into in the city. 

Address: 113 K-1st Street, Kamuning, Quezon City
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Contact: (02) 8373 4255

For the full list of branches, click here.

Ryanbikes Facebook | Instagram

Bike shops in Marikina

3. Enso’s Bikeshop by John Wilkie – brands from the US, with special discounts for frontliners

Image credit: Enso’s Bikeshop by John Wilkie via Facebook

Enso’s Bikeshop is the go-to shop for local cyclists in Marikina. Besides having a wide range of bikes to choose from such as US brands Schwinn, Cannondale, and Trek, it also sells accessories. On the side, they also have the German-designed Birdy folding bicycles that are allowed on the LRT1 and MRT3, if part of your journey takes you on the subway.

They have beautiful Trek Marlin mountain bikes, including the matte black Marlin 5 (P22,500, ~USD448.49), a stable mountain bike perfect for commuters passing by uneven or steep terrain on the way to work. 

Image credit: Enso’s Bikeshop by John Wilkie via Facebook

And before we forget, for frontliners, we’ve got some good news – their Cult Quest 29er, known for its 9-speed gear set, units sell at an attractive price of P14,500 (~USD288.94) and frontliners get special discounts upon request – just show your work ID at the store.

Address: 58 J. P. Rizal St, Marikina, 1801 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Closed Sundays)
Contact: 0915 857 0326

Enso’s Bikeshop Facebook | Instagram

Bike shops in Pasig

4. LJ Bike Shop – various range of bikes for kids and adults

Image credit: LJ Bikes Pasig Branch via Google Maps

For Pasig residents, LJ Bike Shop is a bike shop you can visit. This is where you can snag quality bicycles, such as road bikes and folding bikes, without breaking your wallet.

While the usual bike shops cover bikes for adults, this shop also offers various bicycle units for kids. So whether you’re looking to get bikes for yourself or the young ones, there’s a range of bicycles for you to choose.

Depending on the units, you can get a bicycle for as low as P9,000 (~USD159.74). They also give freebies and have sales every now and then, posted on their Facebook page.

What’s more, they offer a delivery service nationwide, so you can have your bicycle delivered to your doorstep.

Address: Km 18, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Pasig
Opening hours: 9am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 0921 764 1161

LJ Bike Shop Pasig Facebook

Bike shops in Manila

5. Bisikleta Manila – affordable bikes for millennials of Manila

Image credit: @bisikletamanila via Instagram

For Manila’s millennials, Bisikleta Manila is the place to go. While it caters to all generations of bikers, it focuses on wallet-friendly units for those of us on a budget. 

Image credit: Bisikleta Manila via Facebook

They have affordable Trinx bicycles, for example, and one of the cheapest among them is this lovely mountain bike Trinx N104 specifically designed for women, with a 24-inch wheel size and costing only P7,999 (~USD159.42). 

Address: 560 Quezon Boulevard, Quiapo, Manila
Opening hours: 8am-7pm, Daily
Contact: (02) 8353 2506

Bisikleta Manila Facebook | Instagram

6. Cycle Art – budget-friendly bikes as low as P6,000

Image credit: Cycle Art via Facebook

Cycle Art is an established bike shop in Quiapo with a range of affordable units – they have various imported bikes that they sell for around P6,000 to P20,000 (~USD119.57-398.60)

If you’re opting to cycle only for the meantime, you might want to consider their Krypton Fixie bike. Not only are they very affordable at P6,500 (~USD129.55), but fixies are also one of the simplest kinds of bikes especially on flat ground and predictable routes as you don’t need to shift gears when riding them. 

Image credit: Cycle Art via Facebook 

Address: 610 Quezon Boulevard, Quiapo, Manila
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm | Sun 8am-7pm
Contact: (02) 8734 4209

Cycle Art Facebook

Bike shops in Makati

7. TryOn – bringing branded bikes to town since 1979

Image credit: @nognogdgk via Instagram

Trust the TryOn bicycle shop in Makati to recommend the most suitable unit for you, as they have been an established fixture in the cycling scene here since 1979. They offer various brands and types of bikes, and even bring hard-to-find European brands such as Cinelli, Dosnoventa, and Bianchi – rare among bike shops in Metro Manila – to local shores. You can also find accessories such as a safety warning light in their store. 

As these European brands are hard-to-find and some of the oldest bicycling brands, they aren’t the most budget-friendly. But you can still cop a unit for as low as P12,000 (~USD239.78) like the BMX bikes and folding bikes at P18,000 (~USD359.67).

Address: 477 J.P Rizal Avenue, Olympia, 1207 Makati
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm | Sun 9.30am-3.30pm
Contact: (02) 8896 7668 | TryOn’s website

TryOn Facebook | Instagram

Bike shops in Taguig

8. MT Pro Bikes – affordable folding bikes

Image credit: Mt Pro Bikes via Facebook

People who have been using a basic bike for a while and want to invest in a more durable ride can consider MT Pro Bikes in Taguig. They’re known for bringing bike brands from around the world, such as Commencal, founded in Andorra and known for their cycling designs suited for racing. 

Image credit: MT Pro Bikes via Facebook

Commuter bikers can check out these affordable, train-friendly Migs folding bikes, that are already in stock and ready for purchasing. 

Address: 32nd St., University Parkway District, Cor. C5 road, BGC, Taguig
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm (Closed Sundays)
Contact: 0917 561 1387

Mt Pro Bikes Facebook | Instagram

Bike shops in Pasay

9. Cristy’s Bike Shop – offers three-person bikes for frontliners

Image credit: Cristy’s Bike Shop via Facebook

For folks in Pasay, Cristy’s Bikeshop has been a household name for bikers, known for their comprehensive selection of bicycle parts and accessories. They have various Shimano cycling shoes available, for example, with stiffer soles that reduce biker fatigue while pedaling compared to typical rubber-soled walking shoes, as well as Shimano cranksets. 

Image credit: @magnusmecgyver via Instagram

Frontliners who commute to work together can check out their tandem bikes, also called three-person bicycles, exclusively available for them.

Address: 55 Seacrest Commercial Building, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, Sun 9am-8pm | Sat 9am-7.30pm
Contact: (02) 833 6196

Cristy’s Bike Shop Facebook

Bike shops in Parañaque

10. Southside Bike Parts PH – distributor of Polygon bikes

Image credit: Southside Bike Parts PH via Facebook

Southside Bike Parts PH is the go-to shop for Southie bikers especially if you’re looking for bikes from Polygon, an Indonesian bike brand known among regional professional cyclists. 

Cyclists concerned about the effects of long hours of biking on their posture should check out Southside’s road bike, Polygon Path 3 700C. It’s designed with angles and proportions suitable for urban commuters, and is priced at only P29,800 (~USD594.20). 

Image credit: Southside Bike Parts PH via Facebook

They also have affordable Ranking helmets which you can use daily on the road or racing helmets if you’re looking to compete. 

Address: 115 Aguirre Avenue cor. Elizalde Road, BF Homes, Parañaque
Contact: 0922 892 723

Southside Bike Parts PH Facebook

11. 922 Cycle – one-stop bike shop with a complete line of parts and mechanics on stand-by

Image credit: 922 Cycle via Google Maps

If you’re residing at or near Armstrong Avenue in Parañaque, then 922 Cycle is a bike shop that you might want to check out. It’s located within a village, so you won’t have to travel far to get what you need. And it’s safe, too.

From mechanic’s tools to different types of helmets, this is your one-stop shop for all bicycle equipment, parts, and accessories to upgrade your ride.

Additionally, professional mechanics are on stand-by if you need to get your bicycle fixed. According to previous reviews, equipment and parts are always in stock and that they have great customer service.

Address: 922 N. Armstrong Avenue, Moonwalk, Parañaque
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-8pm (Closed Sundays)
Contact: (02) 7907 1995 | 0917 548 6687

922 Cycle Facebook| Instagram

Where can I go cycling in Manila?

For those interested in cycling around the metro, the Quezon Memorial Circle is one of the places you can check out. It’s popular among tons of cyclists due to its wide tarmacked paths and excellent view of the monument.
The Marikina River Park is another place you can visit if you’re near the area. Apart from the spectacular view of the river, the dedicated bike lanes are great for both leisurely rides and intense training.
If you’re looking for longer bike rides in an even wider space, the SM Mall of Asia Complex would be a good option. You’re free to pedal along the coast at Sunset Boulevard, facing Manila Bay. The soft breeze will definitely give you some peace and quiet, especially in the early mornings and afternoons.
All these places are accessible to all and each has its own unique atmosphere. It’s only a matter of preferences.

Bike shops in Metro Manila that are open during COVID-19

While cutting down on public transportation trips, during the period of time when quarantine restrictions are being loosened up, we can always turn to the good old bicycle to take us wherever we need to. 

Thankfully, there are bike shops in Metro Manila’s cities that you can conveniently pop by for your cycling needs today.

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Cover image adapted from: @bisikletamanila via Instagram, Southside Bike Parts PH via Facebook

Article originally published by Addie Pobre on June 2020. Last updated by Jaya Fanoga on April 2024. 

Addie Pobre

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