A new website called Bikehound has just been launched with the aim of finding the cycling kit you’re looking for as cheaply as possible.
Bikehound searches internet cycling websites for the products you’re after and puts the results in one easy-to-access place.
London cyclists Charles Farley and Marco Framboli came up with the idea of publicising assorted retailers' sale bargains, end of line stock, one off specials and bargain box blowouts, so that cyclists and prospective cyclists all over the UK have access to all the big brand equipment they need at the lowest prices.
The guys behind Bikehound say that by saving people money they are encouraging more people to get on their bikes and stay fit.
“I think it's pretty cool and hopefully it can get people kitted up that bit more so they can ride all types of journeys and in all conditions for whatever their limited budget might be,” said Marco. “It’s another good component in the drive to get more people out riding more often
“The original idea for Bikehound came out of reminiscing about bike shop annual clearance sales where half of the fun was rummaging through bargain boxes stacked all across the shop floor.”
There are currently over 25,000 items listed on Bikehound with more being added every week. Retailers need to contact Bikehound to have their shop and stock included; details aren’t added automatically.
Mat has worked for more bike magazines than anyone else in the known universe, dating back to a time when this was all just fields. He's been road.cc technical editor for four years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. When he's not cycling around Wiltshire, he's running around it, or possibly swimming (sadly, he's one of those 'triathletes'). Mat is a youthful 42-year-old Cambridge graduate, GSOH etc.