Set in a small corner shop on Enmore Road, Wheelhaus is a new bicycle store stocking high-end German road bikes, locally designed cycling apparel and all the bits and bobs required to keep you and your machine in the fast lane.
Wheelhaus is the brainchild of two Gregs. That's Greg Hamer and Greg Chalberg, who between them have over three decades experience in the cycling world. What they've created with Wheelhaus is more akin to an art gallery than a sporting goods store. The careful arrangement of the shop is all about offering personalised service. As Hamer explains, “We can give the customer a bit more time than they can at the big bike stores.”
The bikes are displayed high on the walls on homemade fixtures, much like works of art. And they sure are pretty. Wheelhaus stocks Focus, Storck and Stoemper bikes – sleek road-racing machines for the serious cyclist (with serious price tags to match). Wheelhaus also has a workshop and offers a tune-up service for those wanting to keep their machines in tip-top condition.
In addition to bikes, Wheelhaus stocks cycling apparel, including jerseys from Attaquer - Hamer's own line of cycling clothing. Attaquer jerseys, replete with colourful motifs, are designed in Sydney by Hamer and another partner and manufactured in Italy. Wheelhaus also stocks Castelli, the classic Italian cycling apparel brand revered by two-wheeler enthusiasts the world over.
Out the back, there's an espresso machine and fridge stocked with Young Henrys beer (the brewery is just around the corner). “We wanted to create a space where people feel comfortable hanging out - not just another regular shop,” says Hamer. “Customers can come in and share a beer or coffee with us while we talk shop.”
Shop 2, 86 Enmore Road, Enmore
(02) 7900 9859
Tue to Wed 11am - 7pm
Thu 11am - 8pm
Fri 11am - 7pm
Sat 8am - 4pm
Sun 10am - 4pm