The Natooke Chengdu bicycle shop specializes in building the perfect bicycle for each unique rider and is the first full-service shop founded and managed by foreigners in Chengdu. Natooke doesn’t sell pre-built bicycles and each bicycle is custom built to order, depending on specifications which you determine along with a professional consultation in the shop. If you’re 2.2 meters tall, 1.5 meters short, or want a bike that’s built for a specific purpose (city/commuting, road, touring, fixed gear, unicycles, etc.) Natooke has you covered.
Select from a rainbow of available colors, add a special graphic design or decal to create your own unique bike which doesn’t look like anyone else’s. Bike locks, helmets, anti-pollution masks, kid’s balance bikes, and other cycling accessories are available here as well. They’ll even help you package and ship your bike anywhere in the world for a modest fee.
In addition to bike sales, the Natooke Chengdu bicycle shop offers outstanding service and maintenance for anything with pedals. The shop also offers bike rentals, hosts weekly group rides on Fridays nights, bike polo events at the nearby Sichuan Gymnasium, and the occassional countryside group ride, Alleycat, cycling race. For information on these and other Natooke Chengdu’s events, follow them on Weibo, WeChat, or their Facebook page.
In 2014, the Natooke Chengdu bicycle shop began making custom bamboo bicycles. Since that time, the quality of these bikes and demand for them has skyrocketed. Inquire about these within their shop.
Articles & Podcasts
- In 2012 when Natooke opened Chengdu Living published an interview: Chengdu’s Fixed Gear Bikes: Interview with Jacob of Natooke Cycles
- In 2015 we recorded and published a podcast with Jacob and Larry, owners of Natooke Chengdu: Podcast #15: Natooke & Bicycling in Chengdu
Complete bicycles at start around 2,900 yuan depending on the parts you select, but components are uniformly high quality. Each bike is built to last for many years and in no case does Natooke sell a mediocre product. Owners are usually on-site and willing to explain each part of the building process and offer guidance on meeting your specifications. For custom bicycles in Chengdu or information on great cycling routes in and around the city, there probably is no greater authority than Natooke.
Address in Chinese: 成都小天东街3号
Address in English: Xiaotian Dong Jie #3, Wuhou District
Telephone: (028) 8504-2450
Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am until 8pm
WeChat: Scan the QR code below to follow
Every Friday night at 8pm Natooke hosts a group bicycle ride through the city which lasts for about 60-90 minutes. The ride is at a casual pace and is usually accompanied by a mobile sound system. This is a fantastic event which Chengdu residents and visitors love, and one we highly recommend. More information on the Natooke group ride is available here: Natooke Group Ride on Chengdu Forum
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