Mikes bikes are unique amongst bike shops by having a workforce that is nearly 50/50 men and women. We take women’s cycling seriously.
Chosen for women by women
We have a huge range of women’s bikes and accessories in stock which are picked by our female staff for you. We have everything from basic bikes to women’s specific enduro bikes, racing bikes , shoes, helmets and accessories.
We stock Specialized Women’s products, the biggest women’s cycling manufacturer. Their womens bikes are unique and completely different from the mens. We also have a huge range of all different women’s products from brands including Trek, Bontrager, Madison, Pearl Izumi and more.
We have a range of women’s specific demo bikes, please contact us if you wish to try before you buy.
Aviemore and the Cairngorms has a big riding community and a high percentage of that are females. We proudly support Petalpower biking club, host a range of women’s only instore events and rides and have recently had input into Specialized Women’s MTB Range. Ask us about our weekday women’s Mountain Bike Rides.
Jenny is the owner and founder of the shop and has ridden her whole life. She is not fussy when it comes to what bike she will ride whether its her Saracen Mantra Carbon, Specialized Rhyme Carbon 6Fattie or Specialized Dolce Evo. Jenny also attended the Specialized SBCU Women’s Product Course and met with the Specialized Women’s mountain bike designer in February 2016. In addition she is a qualified cycling coach and mtb race commissar.
Favourite women’s specific product: Specialized Ambush Helmet
Sally has worked full time in the store for 5 years, in 2016 she was the winner of the Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland Local Hero Award. She is a rider and racer herself so can offer you top notch advice on anything female road biking or mountain biking related. She has had input into the development of our local female MTB club, organises the Mikes Bikes Female only events and was an ambassador for Specialized Women. Recently Sally also attended the Adventure Syndicate women’s road cycling and is a qualified mtb guide.
Favourite women’s specific product: Madison Zena Shorts
Local Katrina joined the team in 2017, although cycling is not her main sport it is valuable for her training in the British Orienteering Squad. Katrina will ride road bikes as much as she rides mountain bikes, as long as it has two wheels!
Favourite women’s specific product: Specialized Propero Helmet
Ok so Kirsti does not actually work in the store however she is our number one electric bike ambassador so we had to include her! Kirsti purchased her HaiBike Full 7 in February 2016 and since then she has been out on the trails all the time. Kirsti takes her Hai Bike everywhere whether it’s Laggan Wolftrax, Glentress, Fort William or a quick potter around Rothiemurchus the bike has it covered. She can get up to 90km on one single charge by using the assistance modes correctly and recently upgraded to the Bosch Neon Display, this provides maps, heart rate information and much, much more.
And here’s what the customers say about them…
“I originally hired a bike from Mikes Bikes for the Hannah Barnes led ride which Sally and the team organised, I had such a good time that I just had to have my own bike! Thanks to Sally for all the help and advice when choosing my Specialized Rumor which I love. Since getting my bike I’ve hardly been off it, I’ve joined the local Petal Power group, joined in with lots of ladies mountain bike events and have just signed up for my first enduro!” – September 2016
And our female product of the month for March is…
2018 Specialized 2FO Flat MTB shoes
An improved design for 2018, these shoes are light, grippy and they drain water quicker than any other shoe on the market. Oh and they are so comfortable Jenny has been wearing them as normal shoes!