20Twenty started out in 2004, selling BMX bikes and kit in Aberdeen. BMX bikes have 20" wheels, hence the name. The business has gradually evolved from a BMX store to the mountain bike specialists we are today as we have evolved as bike riders.
Over the years, owner Mike has made a name for himself repairing bikes and so 20Twenty BMX became 20Twenty Bike Clinic, specialising in servicing and repairs on BMX bikes and Enduro mountainbikes. Mike is well known for building strong wheels from the BMX days, and his mountain bike wheels are just as well-made.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, Paul, another ex-BMXer turned enduro rider who now worked in ecommerce, was looking for a project while furloughed. The old 20TwentyStore website had served Mike well but was well over 10 years old, so it was time for a change; 20Twenty was the ideal project. Mike was still selling a respectable amount of bike parts through the old site, mainly to people who knew 20Twenty from the BMX days. We had brands like OneUp and Hope on board, and Scottish bike brand Deviate's original Highlander bike was creating huge amounts of interest. All that was missing was a modern website.
The new site went live in August 2020 and was a roaring success from the off. We'd created a monster though, and we needed more space. Mountainbiking was growing as a sport and while there were some excellent bike shops in the North East, there wasn't a specialist just dealing with mountain bikes. Mike's workshop was as busy as ever, and we knew we had a loyal customer base around Aberdeenshire. The next step was to open another shop.
Lewis came on board as Shop Manager and business partner, and we opened the Banchory store in February 2021. Yet another ex-BMXer, Lewis and Mike go way back - Lewis worked in the shop in the BMX days. Located a stone's throw from Scolty Hill, one of Aberdeenshire's iconic riding spots, the new store served as a workshop and mail order base, as well as a showroom for bikes and parts.
We've added some awesome brands to our range, but we're proud to say we only stock what we ride ourselves. We ride the bikes we sell, and our bikes all have OneUp and Hope Tech parts.