CycloPlus Dealer Tour
SERIES 2: Episode 8
#WeVisit Westdene Cycles, Joburg
Faried Saloojee and his team at Westdene Cycles offer customers great service and stock an incredibly diverse range of products - from the latest electronic Dura Ace groupset to CycloPlus ball bearings, you can be sure Westdene Cycles has it readily available.
During our visit the Swift Carbon SCULP - which stands for Swift Carbon Ultralight Project - certainly caught our eye. When released in 2014 it was the lightest frame in the world weighing just 680g!!!
The shop has been located in its current premises on Perth Road since 1995, and like most of our dealers, Westdene Cycles is a family affair.
Mr. Saloojee works alongside his father Yusuf Saloojee, who has been involved in the shop since 1958!
Upstairs Rian Strydom takes care of the bike department. This vast area houses road and mountain bikes of all types and even sports a racing track that winds its way around the rows of bicycles.
The workshop is also housed upstairs and is manned by (from left to right): James Rolch, Mohammad Vally, Isak Lebone and Nhlanhla Ngcogo.
Isak Lebone (below) has worked for Westdene Cycles for the past 33 years!
"It gets very very cold in winter, we couldn't live without our heater"
~ Mechanic, Nhlanhla Ngcogo
Hassan Ravat is proud to sell CycloPlus.
Thanks for the support Westdene Cycles ... keep on smiling!
Photographed by Desmond Louw and compiled by Oli Munnik