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 been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, 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. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.