Settled in the bustling heart of Surry Hills atop the Bourke St Bike Lane, Chainsmith Bike Shop has become the favourite Eastern Suburbs LBS. Why are we the favoured local bike shop? Because not only is Chainsmith run by the passion for Cycling, each time you walk through the door you know who'll be serving and looking after your cycling needs.
Our team are experienced riders, mechanics and sales staff waiting to help. We strive to provide support and advice every step of the way.
So, who are we? ....
Over 10 years ago Ali left Academia to work in the Cycling industry and essentially become one of a handful of women in the scene.
While having a passion for womens cycling, Ali's aim is to encourage all new riders. Co-owner of Chainsmith, Ali heads sales, marketing, ride leading but particularly enjoys "testing bikes."
Perks of her job? Being inspired by fit people, and joining bike demo weekends.. in Italy. Apparently you can also call her Dr.
Dave goes by a few names. Those who know him well might get away with calling him the 'grumpy goat'. Italian to the core, we are proud to have this Euro perfectionist in our midst. Co-owner of Chainsmith, Dave's passion for cycling, commitment for perfection, and insatiable fixation on quality assure the products at Chainsmith meet our criteria - "If you don't use it yourself, I don't put it in the shop".
If there's something to discuss about cycling technology, innovative product or design, Dave is here. Unless he's racing. And if you're lucky to catch him, you've no chance of hanging on.
You'll see Ben Blog's cropping up more as he gets through testing our bikes and products. He's the resident athlete known for his cycling as much as his ultramarathon pursuits (and his accompanying "monster" calves).
Ben assures us he's ridden bikes forever, and noting his ability onroad as well as off, we don't doubt it.