Bicycle Power Trading is one of the leading bicycle importers in South Africa, specialising in cutting edge cycle-based technologies for performance measurement and training. Our brands include CycleOps trainers and PowerTap power meters and Saris bicycle racks. The products are distributed nationally through retail cycle outlets, professional coaches and clubs, supported by BPT from our showroom and office at 777 Rivonia Rd, Sandton.
Our vision is to consolidate our position as SA’s leading supplier of such systems through on-going efforts to expand on and develop our range of products and training technologies, with full range support characterised by values of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fair play.
Bicycle Power Trading was established ten years ago by former tri-athlete and ABSA Cape Epic Category winner Frank Soll, one of SA’s pioneers of power-based training. On Frank’s departure to Australia in 2009, the company passed to current owners Jon Heeger, Dave Brown and Mike Robinson, with ongoing interaction with Frank as he launches his own operation in Aus.
PowerTap is the most successful cycle power meter in SA, with strong representation in all three disciplines – road, MTB and triathlon. Our ongoing Brand Ambassador programme has seen many of SA’s top cyclists ride and represent the brand including Cherise Stander, HB Kruger, Darren Lill, Charles Keey, Ben Melt Swanepoel, Yolandi DuToit, Waylon Woolcock and tri athletes Robyn Williams, Theo Blignaut and Aidan Nugent. The late Burry Stander was one of our earliest and most loyal supporters. As the benefits of power-based training become widely understood, Power Taps are now seen at all levels of SA’s 1 million strong competitive cycling peleton, from Elite cyclists down to mid-fielders and the ‘weekend warriors’ for whom time available for training is too precious to waste on ‘bad’ workouts.
Parallel brand CycleOps focuses on indoor training products and technologies with top range ergo quality indoor bikes and a wide range of indoor trainers to suit all needs, supported by leading edge software. With the explosive growth of indoor training in SA, CycleOps VIP (Virtual Indoor Power) Solutions provides a powerful web/cloud based platform allowing subscribers to ride classic outdoor routes indoors, with full synchronised HD video footage. The supporting Virtual Training software keeps a detailed record of every ride and a detailed diary, all accessible from both i-Pad and Android device. VIP Virtual Training allows highly specific training and peaking for key events and indoor competitions in a one-on-one or group environment, offering a compelling alternative to cyclists seeking more a more focused and cycle specific training regime than currently offered in traditional ‘spinning’ studios.
Finally, BPT offers elements of Saris’ extensive range of bike racks and storage options, spearheaded by the Bones range, still the world’s most popular (and most copied) bike rack.
The Saris Group’s commitment to quality and a lifetime guarantee on its productsT&C’s ensure a range of products that are quiet, durable and amongst the most user-friendly on the market. All products are true to the company’s motto – ‘Tested Trusted True’.