Dublin Cycle Shops
Cycle shop density in Dublin: 56 shops (1 shop / 19 000 people)
As cycling has become more popular in Dublin since recent years, there is also a greater need for cycle shops. Sales have actually gone up during the economic downturn! People pay more attention to their finances and health but also the bikes-to-work scheme as well as JC Decaux's Dublinbikes have contributed to this effect.
There is a good selection of shops within the city centre and some more in the suburbs. On the northside you can find Cycleways on Parnell Street - they cater for road bikes as well as MTBs and are generally very expensive. This shop is owned by the legendary Phil Cassidy, recently-turned vet eran (that is, over 40 years of age) and recent winner of the FBD Ras. Even more central is Cyclogical on Bachelor's Walk, only a ston'es throw from O'Connell Bridge on the north side. Some argue that their service is better than Cycleways; they have been there for many years and have a solid clientele. You will get excellent service on the southside from McDonald's of Wexford Street who have a good selection of parts too. There's a real old-school guy working in a basement in Temple Bar who people have good experience with and having the rare experience of coming away not feeling like I just got ripped off. It's quite hard to spot but is a few doors down from Full Moon on S Temple Lane (IIRC). Joe Daly's is well worth the cycle to Dundrum, south Dublin and is run by David Tansey, following the retirement of his father Joe Tansey (the man everyone called Joe Daly). Tallaght has Cycle Superstore with a wide range of bikes and accessories; currently near the Square in Tallaght but soon moving to new premises. There is also a very good cycling shop in Rathgar, run by the son of Mr McDonald. While they mainly cater for the mountain bike, they also offer a repair service.
Something typical is the mix of baby store and cycle shop. There are 4 Eurocycles Eurobabys stores in and around Dublin and also the shop "Bikes and Babes". It all comes down to wheels!