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.
We can’t wait to share our passion for cycling and create a hang out pre and post ride.
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.
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.
Andre Avenant : Has been involved in the cycling industry from a young age, while riding league he worked for numerous cycle shops. Many years later, he started riding MTB again to recover from a knee operation, and months later, he finished his first ABSA Cape Epic – this year (2019). Wanting to get into the cycling industry again, he got involved in distribution of cycling products, and when he heard there was an opportunity to join the Hanger Family, he jumped at it.
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.
Vuyo : Our main man behind the best coffee in Somerset West… Always here to lend an ear and keep staff and customers morale high !!