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About SouthPaw Cycles

SouthPaw Cycles is the Clemson area bike shop. We specialize in bicycle sales and repairs. We are proud to carry Giant, Liv, and Pivot. SouthPaw Cycles can outfit you with all of your cycling needs from clothing, accessories, nutrition, and much more.

SouthPaw Cycles is owned by Clemson locals, Erik and Jen Nielson. Erik has over 18 years of experience in the cycling industry. He has extensive knowledge in bicycle mechanics, sales, and fits. Erik started out riding BMX and eventually transitioned to racing mountain bikes, where he found success in endurance races. While he prefers riding in the woods, he can be found on the road participating in the local group rides. Over the past couple of years, Erik has been trying his hand in off-road triathlons and enjoying it immensely. Erik and Jen met working in a bike shop in Anderson, SC together. Jen started riding on the road, but Erik was quickly able to persuade her to join him for some rides in the woods. She’s been hooked on mountain biking ever since and is currently exploring the world of endurance mountain bike racing.

They dreamed of opening their own shop for many years and are excited to have the opportunity to share their passion for cycling with the greater Clemson area.

SouthPaw Cycles is happy to be serving the Clemson University faculty and students, as well as the residents of Clemson and its surrounding communities. Clemson is a cyclist's dream with over 60 miles of trails between Issaqueena and Fants Grove, and easy access to a variety of terrain for road enthusiasts. The SouthPaw Cycles crew can't wait to share it with you!

Meet the Crew