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Enter Bestmed Cycle4CANSA Before End July And Win A Valenti Bike

Bestmed Cycle4CANSA organiser Mauritz Meyer receives the beautiful early bird Valenti bicycle from Solomons Cycle’s Irfaan Essop.

To celebrate their new quality range of Valenti bikes, Solomons Cycles have put up a stunning Valenti road bike as an early bird entry prize for the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA. All cyclists who enter the event before end July will go into a draw to win a Valenti VR-1 road bike valued at R9999.

What’s more, if you enter before end July and present your proof of entry to any Solomons store, you can buy the Valenti VR-1 at an amazing discounted price of R7500.

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Best value Valenti bikes now at Solomons Cycles

In the current economic climate, value for money has become the most important differentiator in the South African bicycle market and Valenti bikes, exclusively stocked by Solomons Cycles, have stepped up to the plate to serve punch-drunk consumers.

Solomons Cycles is well-known as the South Africa’s cycling retailer that stocks the best bikes at the best prices, and it has kept them at the top of the cycling retail market for 20 years.

The Dockrat family in Pretoria has been perfecting good business practices and excellent customer service for four generations. To keep serving their customers and making cycling accessible, they set out to source a house brand, cut out the middleman, and ensure they pass on savings to their loyal customer base.

“We have a deep understanding of the pressure that South African consumers are under, so we set out to source the best value for money bike range in South Africa. We have succeeded with Valenti bikes,” says Solomons Cycles’ Arshad Dockrat.

Solomons Cycles stock 3 Valenti mountain-bike models and two road bike models. “We wanted to simplify choice for consumers and offer the best specced bikes at prices you won’t find anywhere else,” says Dockrat.

Their mountain-bike range offers the Valenti VR-D the VR-X and the Valenti VR-S. The VR-D is a Shimano Deore specced bike and the VR-S spec is a very impressive Shimano SLX all-round while the VR-X is a full Shimano XT specced machine. The VR-X and VR-S boasts a RockShox XC30 front Air fork with 100mm travel and remote lockout function.

The VR-D retails for just R7999, the VR-S R9999 and the VR-X for an amazing R12999!

The VR-D VR-S and VR-X are in a league of their own compared to similarly priced bikes. They are 30% cheaper than any other similar product on the market.

To complete the picture, they are beautifully crafted with a smooth weld finish on all sections of the frames. The bikes have a pristine look and feel.

“They are cheap, but they don’t look cheap and there are no short cuts on the componentry, frame design or wheelsets,” says Dockrat.

Solomons Cycles offer two road bike choices in the Valenti range and these bikes also exude value for money and exceptional quality. Rigid frames and good components are the two rules that road bikes live by, and Valenti have it spot on – again at 30% cheaper than anything else with similar components in the marketplace.

“We embarked on a journey last year to try and get as many cyclists on road bikes as possible and Valenti has enabled this market to grow, courtesy of the price point coupled with the quality of the bikes,” says Dockrat.

The Shimano Sora 9 speed VR-1 comes in at just R7999 and the Shimano 105 11 speed VR-2 is priced at a remarkable R11999.

Both these bikes weigh less than 10kg, which is incredible at their price point. They represent the perfect entry into cycling for newcomers.

“Valenti means courage and perseverance and the bikes live up to this legacy. They are perfectly designed and manufactured. We are very happy with these products and sell them to our customers with the confidence that they are getting a superior product at a fraction of what they would normally pay.”

Because Solomons Cycles own an array of stores, they buy in bulk and can offer their customers great deals.

It also means sustomers are spoilt for choice when comparing brands. They offer a wide range of brands, and Dockrat believes this is one of the reasons why their customers continue supporting Solomons Cycles.

Solomons Cycles have branches in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban.

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About Bestmed:

Bestmed is a non – profit, mutual medical scheme registered with the Council of Medical Schemes. It has been providing quality healthcare to the lives of South Africans for over 52 years.

Bestmed owes its continued growth and success to its loyal members’. Bestmed is by members, for members and this philosophy is at the essence of the organisation. Bestmed is passionate about enhancing the quality of healthcare for its members’ and takes pride in its tailored Beat, Pace and Pulse plan options.

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About Hectic Promotions: Hectic Promotions is a registered non-profit corporation and boasts a proven record of accomplishment in presenting mass participation cycling events which fulfil the requirements of sponsors, stakeholders and participants.

It is one of the foremost cycling event organisation companies in South Africa with a long history of presenting prestigious events on the national cycling calendar that benefit several community-based charity projects.

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