Sus the Local Bike Shop: Trail and Tar

The clientele of Trail and Tar in Tokai were particularly eager to respond to the Full Sus reader survey in the June/July issue and so we’re featuring their local bike shop this month. Trail and Tar is arguably Cape Town’s best located bike shop, with a prime position on the way up to the Tokai Arboretum on Tokai Road, it’s a convenient stop for those pre or post ride necessities.

They’ve got a great work shop, which forms the heart of the shop, where you can watch the guys work on your beloved bike while you enjoy a free coffee. Full Sus regular Debbie Stopforth runs her Dynamic Bike Fit studio from Trail and Tar, and they boast an in-house physio too. Trail and Tar is primarily a Rocky Mountain dealer, so if you’re after a boutique Canadian mountain bike they’re the place to go, but they also stock GT and Trek bikes.

They’re big on their trail running too and in addition to the trail running gear they stock they also organise a weekly social run that leaves from the Arboretum at 17:30 every Wednesday.

They’re very socially active so follow them on Twitter at @TrailandTar or on Facebook at Trail and Tar. For more information go to

Calling all bike shops

To get your bike shop featured here all you have to do is ensure that all your clients get a copy of Full Sus and enter the competition. The shop with the most competition entrants wins!

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