A list of the best online bike shops for road, MTB, touring, commuting, bikepacking. Parts, camping gear, cycling clothes, panniers, bicycles and more
We all agree that buying from a physical bicycle shop is the best way to go, but when it comes to bicycle touring gear not all of us are so lucky to have a good bike store nearby.
Shopping online ain’t easy either, there’s a ton of great bicycle stores on the web, but only a few of them have touring or bikepacking gear.
So what are the best online shops for bicycle touring and bikepacking? We did this time-consuming research for you and found out some great ones, that we decided to list in this article.
All of them have a great range of components, cycling gear, clothes, and such. But only a few have a good choice of touring bicycles and even less sell lightweight camping gear.
We hope this list can help those of you who are looking for a great online bicycle store where to purchase your gear for your next big tour.
The online bike stores in the list below are separated among those based in UK and Europe, and the American ones of course shopping closer is environmentally better and usually cheaper. Anyway many of these bicycle shops do deliver worldwide
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The best Europe and UK Based Bicycle Shops
The United Kingdom has a long tradition of bicycles. Many historical manufacturers are from here and bike culture in the UK is huge in all disciplines, bike commuting is also very widespread. Here’s a list of bicycle shops that are based in the United Kingdom, most of them ship all over Europe.
The UK-based shop Evans Cycles is one of the few bicycle stores to have a specific Touring Bicycles category, with 26 different models from Koga, Cinelli, Treck, Ridgeback, Genesis, Specialized, Fuji, Jamis and Dawes. They also have Altura, Ortlieb, FWE, Topeak and Carradice panniers, Tubus, Topeak and other brands racks.
Among the accessories: Map Holder, Garmin (and other brands) GPSs, GoPro cam and mounts, Phone cases, etc. A vast choice of cycling clothes and components.
They ship worldwide, with a 90-days return policy and a 0% finance for UK users.
A great choice of touring bikes, seriously one of the best online bicycle shops out there. Cube, Ridgeback, Cinelli, Surly, Dawes, Kona, Bobbin, and more. A wide range of components, cycling clothes, accessories like panniers and bike cases.
Tredz is a UK based company, they ship for free for orders over 20 Pounds in the UK while a surcharge is applied to shipments within Europe. They do not deliver to other continents, unfortunately. Check here their shipment policy.
A specific category for bike touring gear with 1286 products. 10 pages of bicycle touring lightweight tents, 610 models of sleeping bags, 190 sleeping mats, 140 camping stoves.
A choice of panniers that will make you dizzy, no Ortlieb or Crosso though, so browse here if you’re looking for al alternatives, such as the classy (but expensive) Brooks panniers, or the reliable Vaude ones. If bikepacking is your thing look no further, plenty of large saddlebags and cool framebags. Also interesting is the choice of shoes.
Surprisingly though, there’s a poor choice of Touring Bicycles. They have a specific Expedition Bikes category, but few of the items available there are proper touring bicycles.
100 days return policy, free shipping over 99 pounds, here’s the downside: they only ship within Europe.
Wiggle is not only about cycling, but it is also instead more of an outdoor shop with a special eye on bicycle touring. It features Vaude, Brooks and Altura panniers, various racks, Garmin not-bicycle-specific GPS devices, sleeping bags and mats, cooking gear, Nordisk, Vaude, and Terranova tents.
The choice of touring bikes though is not vast. A few GT and Bobbin bikes and that’s it. Ships worldwide.
This Italian shop only has three touring specific bicycles under the category adventure. Here you could find the amazing Garmin Virb 360 cameras, a vast choice of shoes, a ton of cycle computer, and GPS devices. Ships worldwide.
If you are based in the United States of America or in Canada, you might want to shop locally to save on shipping.
Of course, there are no problems, loads of great online bike stores in the US. Cycle touring, road biking, bike camping, MTB… whatever you want.
Many of these companies also have physical stores where you can go and see with your eyes – old style.
If you’re based in Central or South America you will get cheaper shipping rates from these shops compared to the European ones.
CycloCamping.com was created by Stephane and Sheri Marchiori, a Franco-American couple who found a true passion in bicycle touring. At the creation of CycloCamping.com, they had a decade of experience in bicycle touring, including a 5-year journey around the world by bicycle.
The best tyres in all sizes, plenty of choice in panniers and bags, tents and camping gear. They sell all kinds of accessories but not touring bikes, for that you’ll have to go elsewhere. This is the place to go if you want bike touring gear, in the US or worldwide.
Adventuron is a family-run outdoor shop that covers a lot of disciplines in the outdoor world – from fishing to cycling, from camping to hiking and hunting, cycle touring, bikepacking, and even car Overlanding.
They really have a lot of stuff in stock, you could easily buy all the gear you need for a long bike tour exclusively from them. Unfortunately, they only ship in the USA (free shipping on all items if the total is above 100$).
Janson USA has a strong point in Mountain Biking and some original custom builds exclusively made by them on order, tailor-made on the customer’s need. They use frames and components by famous brands to deliver an originally made bike.
Janeson USA also stocks several panniers and bike bag brands and also a lot of great camping gear. Jenson USA ships worldwide.
Ribble is a bicycle manufacturer based in the USA. Besides their own products though, they stock in the shop a good variety of components, clothes, and accessories. Their bike are very interesting, they also have a few touring models.
Ribble ships its items worldwide, of course, charges depend upon volume and weight of the package. Have a look at their delivery policy.
Treefort bikes is the best online shop for bikepacking we found. It also features a good choice of classic panniers. Unfortunately, they only ship to the United States. The website is pretty old-school.