Bike shops and services
Two of the most frequently asked questions are : "Where do I buy a decent bike in Doha?" and "Where can I rent a bike". Here's the answers. This page doesn't pretend to be comprehensive, although if something is wrong or missing, do let us know. Each of the shops that we have listed here sell quality cycling equipment but each has its own USPs and brands so rather than reviewing each of them in detail, we'll leave it to you to decide who has what you need.
Rasen Adventure Shop are the only place to rent a bike in Qatar if you exclude Saikel who provide leisure bikes in Al Bidda Park and at track nights at Losail international Circuit. Rasen's rentals include both road and MTB options from Cannondale. These are not top end performers but perfectly suitable for a Friday Ride or even a race. Bring your own pedals if you prefer clipless.
When looking for something specific, it is worth phoning ahead to find out whether the item is in stock.
Specialist cycling shops
+974 4441 9048 www.carbonwheels.qa
A store dedicated to all things cycling and triathlon. The knowledgeable staff are active in both road and mountain biking and offer expert advice. They have a prime spot in Qanat Quartier on The Pearl
Bike brands: Bianchi, BMC, Cervelo, Specialized, Storck, Parlee
Services: Repairs & servicing, bike fitting, shoe fitting, mountain bike rental, cafe.
Rasen Adventure Shop
+974 6600 9116 www.rasensports.com
Rasen offer quality services and road and mountain bikes ranging up to the top end. They have knowledgeable staff who are active road and mountain biking. There are two branches: Umm Slal Mohammed and the new flagship store on the south side of the Salwa Road/ Wholesale Market Street junction (part of the Sports Corner complex)
Brands: Cannondale, Felt, Kross, Rocky Mountain, Van Nicolas, Look
Services: Repairs & servicing. Bike rental
Sports stores with good cycling sections
Go Sport is one of the largest sports stores in Qatar with branches in Villagio, City Centre, Mall of Qatar and Festival City Malls. They have large sections devoted to cycling and although you may not automatically think of them as a cycling store, they can often stock some items which you can't find in other stores.
Bike brands: Giant, Silverback, Giant
Services: Bike repairs and servicing at Villagio branch
Decathlon are known world-wide for their well-priced sports equipment. Their B-Twin bike brand has some entry-level race ready bikes at the top of the range and some solidly built clunkers further down.