It’s been a while since we’ve updated things on this site, so there’s a lot to catch up on, with some exciting new brands to offer from clothing to bikes (and we’ve even added e-bikes to the range!), as well as a welcome addition in the workshop. In this post we’ll start with the bikes.
Trail, Gravel, and Electricity
We are pretty happy to welcome Rocky Mountain to the shop – makers of high-end mountain bikes since 1981 from the legendary North Shore of Vancouver, BC. They have a big range of mountain bikes, from the 170mm travel Slayer to the unbelievably good value Soul, which at $899 is far more mountain bike than you’ll get from other brands. At the moment we have a few of their lower-price hardtails on the shop floor (including the Soul) as well as the 160mm travel, 27.5″ Altitude, with many other models available to order.
With the gravel scene continuing to gain traction, we’ve bolstered our range of gravel bikes, from Felt, Jamis, and Orbea.
Felt are bringing three of their cyclocross bikes into Australia this year, with the F40x (pictured below), F30x, and F4x, which are more race/gravel oriented, while Jamis absolutely nails the gravel/adventure segment with their Renegade range.
We have two versions of the Renegade in the shop, with the Explore and the Expat.
The Renegade Explore, at just $1399, has indecent levels of spec for such a paltry sum. Here are the basics:
- T6 Alloy frame, with 3 bottle-cage mounts and clearance for 700x42c or even 650x47c tyres (we tested it, with a 650x54c, or 2.1″ tyre, just rubbing!)
- Carbon fibre fork with 12mm thru-axle, flat-mount brakes, adventure-fueling additional fork mounts, and a CARBON steerer-tube (find that on another bike under $2k!)
- New Shimano Sora groupset
- Tektro Lyra disc brakes
- Full Ritchey finishing kit (with wide, flared bars)
- WTB rims, nice and wide, and tubeless-ready!
- Comfy Selle Royal saddle
- Clement MSO 36c tyres – some of the best all-around tyres on the market
- Sweat-as contour-line paint details!
This is the perfect chance to see what the big deal is with gravel riding without blowing the budget. The greater Adelaide area has a huge selection of quiet gravel roads and tons of trail to explore, and this was made for just that. Want a nice commuter? This is just as well suited for it! Plenty of options for mud-guards, racks, and bottle cages. You will not regret it!
At the moment there is limited stock available. We have the last 54cm in the shop and at the time of writing, there are 56cm, and 58cm remaining with the supplier.
The Renegade Expat is the same bundle of goodness as the Explore, but with an upgrade to the groupset, which is Shimano’s latest version of Tiagra, TRP Spyre brake calipers, and swaps out the alloy frame for a Reynolds 531 steel frame, adding about ~600 grams to the weight of the overall bike, but adding the sweet ride characteristics of quality steel.Finally, we now have e-bikes! We did it properly, too, going straight to the good stuff.
Sinus is a German manufacturer, and if you’re not already aware, the Germans don’t mess around when it comes to quality. Attached to their frames are a host of German parts, from SKS mudguards, a Busch&Muller integrated light-set, Schwalbe tyres, Racktime rear carrier, suspension seat-post, integrated rear-wheel lock, Suntour front forks, and powered by Bosch, with their Active Line motor, Intuvia display, and 400WH battery, giving you 4 levels of assist and just shy of 150km of range!
We stock the Tria 8 men’s and women’s versions, with the availability to order alternative models. You don’t know how good these things are until you ride one, so come in for a look and inquire about test riding one of these today!