COVID-19 Store Closure Directive

COVID-19 Store Closure Directive

Good day to all of you!

First of all, please allow us to thank you deeply for your support so far, without your business, our business would not exist!

As you are aware, the government directives as of last evening are for all business (except 4 categories) to close until further notice. In compliance, we are closing our store starting today March 24th, 2020 until further notice.

The directives and closures are to help curb the spread of the Corona Virus which has taken the world by storm. We totally support this decision. Even though it may be detrimental to our “small” business.

We pray for the safety of your families, our employees, our families and the safety of Oman as a whole.

We hope that when we return you will continue to support us so that together we can enhance the sport of cycling.

In the meantime #stayhome, #staysafe, #stayhomesaveoman from COVID-19 by following ALL the rules in place. Please do not take it lightly. The longer it takes for EVERYONE to comply, the more small businesses are hurt and may have no chance of recovery.

2020 Cyclist Information Dissipation Agenda

Good day!
We are excited to notify you that this year we have plans to publish many posts to help new cyclists and seasoned cyclists at the same time. This is our new 2020 Cyclist Information Dissipation Agenda.

Intended topics for discussion include but are not limited to the following;

  • What to consider before buying a bicycle in Oman
  • What bicycle to choose and how not to waste money
  • What can break or wear on your bicycle and how to prolong the life of components
  • What to do on the first 2 (few) rides
  • What tire pressure is good for “you” individually based on your use
  • How to avoid punctures and preventive measures to take if you are in a puncture prone area
  • How to avoid/prevent rust on your bike – a very common problem in Oman
  • How to wash your bike and not worry about damaging any parts in the long run
  • How to preserve your tires when you travel and leave your bike behind (including the 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off desert working guys)
  • Who should get rid of the sports bike saddle/seat and who should not
  • When to do maintenance and how to keep your maintenance cost low
  • How to do maintenance by your self
  • Things every rider should know to do by themselves

We will add to, or modify the above topics and may include topics that you suggest as a reader. But everything will be pertaining to riding in Oman. This is because the conditions here are very different even from our neighbouring country the UAE!

We plan to have video series too and welcome new and seasoned bikers to help in creating this content.

Mourning the great loss of our beloved Sultan Qaboos bin Said

Last night – Friday the 9th of January we lost our father His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. We pray that he is admitted to the highest heaven.
He spent his entire life making Oman what it is today. The most admired country in the Middle East and the world. He worked tirelessly for peace and as a peacekeeper for the gulf region and around the world.

Every person living in Oman loved him, be it, natural citizens, naturalized citizens or expatriates/immigrants.

We will always love you, cherish you and remember you in our prayers with fondest memories

Mourning his loss we will remain closed from today “Saturday the 10th” until Wednesday the 14th of January.

2019 Ramadhan and Eid Store Timings

Every year, Ramadhan and Eid are at different times in Solar calendar, however, around same time based on Lunar calendar. So customer’s questions are always the same… for some it is the first time they have to ask this question, and for some it is just a “norm” to ask the question

“What are your store timings in ramadan and on Eid holidays?”

For Cycle Omania, the store operation times are as follows;
Saturday to Thursday, 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM

On the occasion of Eid store timings are as follows;
The evening of Eid during Ramadhan – 4:30 MP to 6:30 PM
First & Second days of Eid – CLOSED

Children and Kids Safety Gear for the Season and Beyond

Children and Kids Safety Gear for the Season and Beyond

When it comes to kids and outdoor fun, bicycles are most likely the number 1!

But of course, as parents, we always want to make sure that our kids are protected, not because they are accident prone, but because in today’s world of electronic gadgets, drivers are more focused on their devices than the road. They may look up once in a while to see if there is a car coming from the opposite direction. Rarely do they even look to see what is coming from the left or the right if they are at crossroads. So equipping our kids with safety gear keeps them safe when “they” try to avoid cars!

At Cycle Omania, we strive to bring the very best when it comes to safety gear. Your kids can have fun in style too.

So what do you need for your child(ren’)s safety on the road?

Well, there are too many answers to this question. The answers will actually depend on several scenarios which are completely dependent on lifestyle and the location where you live or location where your child(ren) ride.

However here is a list of items in priority safety order from what we sell (some in stock, some can be ordered);

  1. Children’s/ Kid’s Safety Helmets:
    Slight head bumps from hitting a wall or bumping heads by accident are totally acceptable. But hitting the head on pavement can cause serious injury that may disable the kids mentally or even give them physical disabilities as a result. Today even major “manly sports” require that players wear helmets. So we have brought the best we can find for children right here at Cycle Omania.
    The website includes “most” of what is offered at our store and what can be brought (in case sold out), however, we receive new products on weekly basis, so the website may be a little behind.
  2. Children’s/Kid’s Safety Knee & Elbow Pads:
    While knee and elbow scratches were special memory body marks in the West, the new world is not any more concentrated on the scratches, but rather diseases that can be contracted through the scratches. As a result, parents all over the world are opting to get these safety gears just for that!
  3. Children’s/Kid’s Bike Gloves:
    Until last week, it was almost impossible to find gloves for children. However, we were able to bring a few for starters.

Cycle Omania tests out new online Service Appointment Booking Form

Cycle Omania tests out new online Service Appointment Booking Form

Due to the recent surge of bicycle servicing needs, we have been overwhelmed (as have other professional bicycle service locations) we are implementing a new online Service Appointment Booking Form.

This form will allow our customers to see what slots are available, and as such to bring their bikes for sure on time job completion and delivery. Therefore it will save them trips to the store unless needed.

This will also reduce stocking up the showroom with bikes that need to be serviced 1 week later thereby making it difficult for other customers to shop.

Of course, we do expect some glitches as we implement the form. Please bear with us until we can get everything smooth… the first glitch we have noticed is that the calendar offers service slot at 12:45 pm, for which we cannot get any job done… this is because the default calendar works without a lunch break. We will get that fixed soon. Another such glitch is offering service after 6:45 pm, again no full bike service can be performed in 1 hour. So we ask you to please ignore these two-time slots 🙂

Enjoy your biking

New Brands Coming Soon! Including Cannondale, GT and Ridley Bikes

New Brands Coming Soon! Including Cannondale, GT and Ridley Bikes

We are excited to announce that soon you will be able to order the most admired bikes in the world, right from our little showroom!

Most of you may already know that if you want the most trusted, longest lasting, most durable bike for your kids, the only choice is BMX/Mongoose which we have had available via our showroom for over a year and many have made orders and taken delivery of the great bikes.

We also offer other Pacific Bikes (maker of BMX) products such as the Schwinn Bikes which many have made orders of in the past.

The other brands we currently carry include JAVA Bikes, Upten Bikes, Tropix Bikes and Promade Bikes. These brands have kept our business running in full swing with many many happy customers.

But we are now expanding choices for our customers in Oman. This August we are bringing more brands, this includes;


  1. Cannondale Bicycles, handmade in the USA,

  2. GT Bicycles also from the USA and

  3. Ridley Bikes from Belgium.

Each brand is well and strongly established. While our neighbouring countries including the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia have enjoyed these brands for a while, Omani’s were left without them. Those who knew about these brands and wanted them were forced to drive to Dubai and when the time came for services, they had to make the 3 to 4 hour trip to Dubai.

But now, you will be able to bring any of the above brands (and others) to our store for service and repairs.

Since most of the bikes being very high-quality products start at a price of over OMR 200.000, the only way to get these bikes, for now, will be to place an order for the bike you want.

The order fulfillment can take as little as 3 days and as much as 4 weeks depending on availability locally or the need to import one fresh from originating countries.

Be on the lookout for the roll out date!

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook to stay up to date.

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More and more for our customers!

More and more for our customers!

The month of June is exciting! Of course, we are looking at the last 3rd of Ramadhan here in Oman. Many are sad that Ramadhan is ending. But we want to remind our customers that we have brought in quite a few cool stuff to our store for you in the last few days.

For the first time ever we have brought in and made available to you very high quality yet affordable gel saddles and bicycle sports seats.

We have brought Aluminium Phone Holders for your bicycle and also high-quality sports saddles.

To top it all, we are bringing REAL bicycle gloves, not motorcycle gloves or weight lifting gloves!

All these are available under our “Accessories” and “Apparel” sections respectively.

You can now view pricing in Omani Rials, and US Dollars as of today!

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Ramadhan Timings – Ramadhan 2018

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Ramadhan Mubarak!

We want to assure you our customers and prospects that we will still be here to service your bikes and help you with your new bike purchase. If you want to place an order (as most people do) in order to get a bike that is a perfect fit for you, we will still be working in Ramadhan!

Our Ramadhan timings for Ramadhan 2018 in Muscat are as follows

Saturday to Thursday
4:30 PM to 10:30 PM
FRIDAYS – CLOSED

We will also close on the first day of Eid Ul Fitr

Our YouTube Video Channel is up and running

Our YouTube Video Channel is up and running

We are excited to announce that our video channel is now up and running. Of course, we need quite a few subscribers before we can get our own name. But for now, the link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCImwXjO6EOjeuW3F27QNFDA

Our first few videos talk about the website. The plan is to have more videos of benefit to all Muscat bike lovers. Such as DIY (do it yourself) videos which talk about service, regular maintenance, applying patches etc. What we also plan to do is inform our customer where they can get supplies for their maintenance and how much they should expect to pay.

In short, the videos are intended to make bicycle buyers and users in Oman, (specifically in Muscat and surrounding areas) get most out of their bicycles and enjoy riding their bikes.

If you need any services for your bikes, or if you have any questions or points that you would like us to cover, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please share with friends, family, and anyone you feel will benefit.

Kind regards,

Cycle Omania
Your Go-To Bicycle and Bicycle Needs Place