Due to the CMCO, there are a few things one can do safely – jogging, biking and exercising in general. As biking seems to have become very popular, we wanted to find out where one could buy a good, affordable bike. So here is a list of some reliable shops to buy bicycles in Klang Valley.
1. Rodalink in Bangsar
Customer review: “The guys here in Rodalink Bangsar are super friendly and helpful. I’ve bought a few bicycles over the last few months and they’ve helped me to ensure I’m happy with my bikes.” More info about this shop here.
56, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Phone: 03 2287 1022.
2. KSH in TTDI
KSH is an established shop which has been around for the past 40 years. They stock some top brands catering for mid-high end customers. They have six retail outlets and seven franchise outlets throughout Malaysia. They’re open from 10.30am – 8pm (closed Sundays). More info here.
28, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: 02 7727 5173.
I went looking for a bike for my 11 year old. For her 5’ height we had about four bikes to choose from – two standard and two folding bikes, ranging from approximately RM600 – RM1200. The staff were very friendly and helpful and had an area to fix accessories and check seat height. They said we could bring it back anytime for assistance. In general we love Decathlon as they have many branches and always have great service. Find out more here about the store locations.
4. Giant Pedal Hard Bike Shop @ Giant Bicycles Petaling Jaya
They sell small bicycles for kids till very professional road bikes and foldable bikes. Business is not focused on mountain bikes, but they can give you good advice. They also repair bikes. Owner is a road bike rider, so they can tell you from their own experience. More info here.
B-G-10, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone: 03 7886 9651.
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (closed Sundays)
5. USJ Cycles
The staff was very knowledgeable and informative when it came to choosing a bike for my 5’8’ daughter, eventually we settled on a road bike priced about RM 2300. They sell High Quality Mountain (MTB), road, folding and hybrid Bikes. More info here.
57-1, Jalan USJ 9/5S, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Phone: 016-229 6388
Open from 11am-6pm (closed on Tuesdays).
6. IMCYCLIST, VOLT cycling @ Joo Ngan Son Bicycle Specialist
Their website claims to have a kiddy cycling academy complete with bike events with obstacles, road signs and safety briefings. You can call Mr. Alvin on 012 6542 234 for more information once the MCO ends.
No 3, SS21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours from 8am – 5pm.
The shop also has an outlet at the Waterfront, Desa ParkCity. Phone: 03-6380 7622. More info here.
What to look for when buying a bike for kids
- The purchase – buy from a physical bike shop, not online and not from the local department store.
- Age and height – you need both maturity and a certain height to ride a certain bike – so its quite important to go to a shop where they can advise you professionally.
- Ability and confidence – don’t be lured into getting a bike that is too big, just so your kids can grow into it. Get the proper size according to their ability and confidence.
- Check the brakes – ensure they aren’t too heavy to squeeze.
- Bike weight – don’t expect your child to be able to bike confidently if they are trying to move something more than half their weight.
- Tyre size – the bigger the child, the bigger the wheel.
- The look and colour – do check the aesthetics with your child. Do they like it? Are they happy to ride it ?
Always brief your child before you go for a bike ride:
- Wear a well fitted helmet
- Obey traffic laws
- Check brakes and lights before you go – ensure the traffic can see you
- Always have a plan and destination in case you get separated
- Check parked vehicles – they may suddenly open a door or reverse
- When passing people, use your bell or alert them in a loud voice
- Stay alert, look before turning
There are lots of great places to cycle in Malaysia, from off road to on road, from Putrajaya to Titiwangsa. Check out our article on cycling in KL with kids here.