Half Dead Hustle Recap
This last Thursday, 1 November, we hosted our first official alley cat race through Cape Town. An alley cat race is a messenger style event with various pick-ups all over...Read more
Why Single Speed?
We get heaps of questions in the shop. One of the most asked is "Why single speed?" and "What about hills?" - Here we try and explain our love for single speed bicycles, their pros and cons and why we don't build with gears.Read more
Introducing the RC Pro Team
These riders command traffic. Their concrete jungle cycling skill is cutting edge and we're proud to call them part of the team! The Pro Team will be pushing fixed gear...Read more
Rook Cycles is Hiring
2018 is off to an exciting start here at Rook HQ! We've got some expansion in the works and are in need of extra team members to get involved with...Read more
Half Dead Hustle
Introducing the first ever Half-Dead Hustle! ONLINE ENTRIES ARE CLOSEDWe have very limited on-the-night entries.First in gets them. When: 1 November 2018 18h30, starting gun 19h00Where: Rook Cycles 295 Long...Read more
Bikes & Lights Event
The Rook Cycles shop is a place for more than just selling bicycles... We'll be hosting some rad events in the coming months - from art showings, Djays, parties, bike...Read more
Thursday Night Rides - Every Week
Back in the beginning, when we were just a workshop / online store, we hosted a weekly Thursday night ride almost every single week, only missing one or two for...Read more
Super times at RC!
Hey guys! Rook Cycles is welcoming the insanely cool Super 73®️ to our line up of kick-ass bicycles. There are heaps of e-bikes out there, but none have captured our...Read more
We're open! Pull in!
So after about a year of building and shipping Rook bicycles from our workshop in Cape Town - we decided it was about time for the next step: A living,...Read more
Cycle Tour on Rook
This past Sunday saw the 40th (take 2) annual Cape Town cycle tour threading it's way through the Cape peninsula. 30 000+ riders took up the challenge to ride the...Read more
2017 rear view mirror
It all started with a humble dream to bring fixed gear riding and the sub culture it breeds to the streets of South Africa. From our first prototype frame ,...Read more