The Hanger Bike Co. specializes in Road and MTB Bicycle Sales, Servicing, Rentals and Coffee. We are located on the R44, on the way to the very popular Helderberg Trails and the surrounding Wannabees cycling routes.
WHY THE HANGER BIKE CO?
The Derailleur HANGER is an integral part of the Bicycle. Jonty and Andrew’s father, Arno Neethling, played an integral part in the boys cycling careers and helped grow SA cycling as a sport. As an international commissaire, some of his most notable jobs included the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
Arno’s other love was flying – so the word HANGER, as in airplane HANGER, stuck with the boys and seemed a fitting way to honour their father who passed away in February 2017.
The Goal was to create a place where people could “HANG out” and share their passion for bikes.
And so “The Hanger Bike Co.” was born.
We can’t wait to share our passion for cycling and create a hang out pre and post ride.
Jonty Neethling : The man with more talent on a bike than we will ever have… a former professional racer turned professional mechanic. An absolute wizard on the wrenches. Store Manager. You want honesty and to have someone tell you how it really is.. Jonty is your man.
Andrew Neethling : A professional racer on the international circuit for 14 years scoring wins and podiums on the World Cup Circuit in the sport of Downhill. Decided to hang up the racing boots, well those are his words. We say he is washed up and getting in the way of everyone in the store. He is now an Ambassador for Scott and Commentator at the Crankworx events.
Jan Van Schalkwyk : The self proclaimed king of “kak“ praat. A farmer that fell in love with bikes late in his life. Jan has been building and operating MTB trails since 1997 – developing two MTB trail centres: Hermanus MTB Trails and Helderberg MTB Trails. He is actively involved in cycling development and his passion is to get everyone cycling.
Stefan De Wet : In his words: “It’s a known fact that I am a professional toast maker!“ We know him more as the guru on suspension, head of sales and man of serious detail.
Smiley : His name says it all. Mr positivity, Smiley will make you feel at home. The cleanest bike you will see is thanks to him. He basically keeps us all in order.
Zoti : The quiet man working under Smiley and eager to learn.
Vuyo : Our main man behind the best coffee in Somerset West… Always here to lend an ear and keep staff and customers morale high !!