Category Archives: Specials

If you’re going to build an ark, you’d better build it right

We’ve been meaning to get this done for a while now (we’ve been busy!), but we finally got the right bits together and found the time to build this Daccordi Noah with the parts it is worthy of.

The Noah is one of Daccordi’s top road frames. Everything Daccordi makes is essentially “race-ready”, but the Noah takes it to another level with more advanced materials, with a hand-wrapped frame of the highest performance but also one with an exceptionally refined ride quality.

img_1163

Though it’s a break from tradition, we decided to match this Italian beauty with a groupset that, arguably, has no peer at the moment. Shimano’s brand new Dura Ace 9100 is so refined in both performance and increasingly with Shimano’s product, aesthetics, that it was a no-brainer.

img_1164

 

We went back to Italy with a finishing kit from Deda, using their top-of-the-line Superzero bars, stem, and seatpost. Enve is the flavour of the month for most people these days, but we think the shape of the Superzero aero road bars are even more comfortable, super sexy, and lighter as well, and the same goes for the stem and seatpost, which has a comfy and light-weight Selle San Marco saddle attached to it.

img_1166

img_1168

For the wheels, anything reasonably light and stiff would suit this bike, but in this example is a pair of Mavic 40C carbon wheels, as used by the pro’s at the World Tour level.

We’re pretty happy with how this has turned out. It’s a bike that is just as happy winning races as it is on social rides and looking good while doing both. With this Noah, you’ll be aboard an ark that will happily take you into a new world of cycling enjoyment.

img_1165

 

Give us a call or come by the shop to find out if this is the right bike for you.

Advertisements

Daccordi Frame Sale

We’ve got a few Daccordi frames hanging around the joint (literally), so we thought we’d do us both a favour and make your custom build that much cheaper.

For those of you who aren’t aware, Daccordi is one of the older Italian bicycle manufacturers, having a 20 year head start over the likes of Colnago, De Rosa, and Pinarello (Bianchi and Willier are older still). Unlike any of these brands, Daccordi are still keeping their bikes Italian in every way, sourcing materials from Italy, and building and painting them at their factory in Tuscany. It’s still family run and as they hand make everything, they can manage truly custom builds.

Below are some of what we have in stock that are going at very attractive prices, so give us a call if you would like to discuss a particular build, or come in to see more of the range.

Daccordi Start - 7005 Aluminium, carbon fibre fork. Size S (52TT). $1199.
Daccordi Start – 7005 Aluminium, carbon fibre fork. Size 45 (52TT). $1199.
Daccordi Start – 7005 Aluminium, carbon fibre fork. Size 50 (55.5TT) and 53 (57TT) available in this size. $1199.
Daccordi Alu4  - Heat treated Aluminium mainframe, carbon rear triangle, carbon fork with full carbon steerer.  Normally $2200, special price of $1899.
Daccordi Alu4 – Heat treated Aluminium mainframe, carbon rear triangle, carbon fork with full carbon steerer. Size 54 (57TT) Normally $2200, special price of $1899. Last frame in this size and colour.
Daccordi Alu4  - Heat treated Aluminium mainframe, carbon rear triangle, carbon fork with full carbon steerer.  Size 49 (53.5TT) Normally $2200, special price of $1899.
Daccordi Alu4 – Heat treated Aluminium mainframe, carbon rear triangle, carbon fork with full carbon steerer. Size 49 (53.5TT) and 51(55TT) available in this colour. Normally $2200, special price of $1899.
Daccordi Alu4  - Heat treated Aluminium mainframe, carbon rear triangle, carbon fork with full carbon steerer.  Size 54 (57TT) Normally $2200, special price of $1899.
Daccordi Alu4 – Heat treated Aluminium mainframe, carbon rear triangle, carbon fork with full carbon steerer. Size 49(53.5TT) Normally $2200, special price of $1899. Last frame in this colour.
Daccordi Alu4  - Heat treated Aluminium mainframe, carbon rear triangle, carbon fork with full carbon steerer.  Size 49 (53.5TT) Normally $2200, special price of $1899.
Daccordi Alu4 – Heat treated Aluminium mainframe, carbon rear triangle, carbon fork with full carbon steerer. Size 49 (53.5TT) Normally $2200, special price of $1899.
Daccordi Vero - Carbon fibre frame, with full carbon fibre fork.
Daccordi Vero – Carbon fibre frame, with full carbon fibre fork. Size 48.5 (54TT) Normally $3000, special price of $2399. Last one.
Daccordi Grinta - High-end, lugged, full carbon frame and fork.  Size 50.5 (55.5TT) Normally $3700, special price of $2499.
Daccordi Grinta – High-end, lugged, full carbon frame and fork. Size 50.5 (55.5TT) Normally $3700, special price of $2499. Last one in this colour.
Daccordi Grinta - High-end, lugged, full carbon frame and fork.  Size 48.5 (54TT) Normally $3700, special price of $2499. Two left in this size and colour.
Daccordi Grinta – High-end, lugged, full carbon frame and fork. Size 48.5 (54TT) Normally $3700, special price of $2499. Two left in this size and colour.
Daccordi Piuma Evo - Super light (870gr) monocoque 3K carbon. Last one in this colour. Size 49 (52TT). Normally $3700, special price of $2990.
Daccordi Piuma Evo – Super light (870gr) monocoque 3K carbon with full carbon fork. Last one in this colour. Size 49 (52TT). Normally $3700, special price of $2990.
Piuma Evo Headtube
Blue paint has a really fine sparkle in it. Subtle, but a nice touch.
Daccordi Piuma Evo - Super light (870gr) monocoque 3K carbon. Two in this colour, 55 (56TT) and 51 (52TT). Normally $3700, special price of $2990.
Daccordi Piuma Evo – Super light (870gr) monocoque 3K carbon with full carbon fork. Two in this colour, 55 (56TT) and 51 (52TT). Normally $3700, special price of $2990.
Daccordi Sansone frameset. Until they more recently brought a few new models out, this was the top of the line. Hand wrapped, tube to tube construction, with a matching full carbon fork. One left in this colour. Size 50.5 (55.5TT). Normally $5900, special price of $3699. Bargain.
Daccordi Sansone frameset. Until they more recently brought a few new models out, this was the top of the line. Hand wrapped, tube to tube construction, with a matching full carbon fork. One left in this colour. Size 50.5 (55.5TT). Normally $5900, special price of $3699. Bargain.
Daccordi Sansone frameset. Until they more recently brought a few new models out, this was the top of the line. Hand wrapped, tube to tube construction, with a matching full carbon fork. One left in this colour. Size 50.5 (55.5TT). Normally $5900, special price of $3699. Bargain.
Daccordi Sansone frameset. Until they more recently brought a few new models out, this was the top of the line. Hand wrapped, tube to tube construction, with a matching full carbon fork. One left in this colour. Size 50.5 (55.5TT). Normally $5900, special price of $3699.
Paint detail.  Very nice. Matching forks.
Paint detail. Very nice. Matching forks.
Daccordi Mitico frame and fork.  This is a beast. If you put down prodigious amounts of power, this will transfer every last bit of it to the wheel. Still current, this frame is as good as anything out there. Only one left in this colour. Size 48.5 (54TT). Normally $5500, this one is on sale for $4990.
Daccordi Mitico frame and fork. This is a beast. If you put down prodigious amounts of power, this will transfer every last bit of it to the wheel. Still current, this frame is as good as anything out there. Only one left in this colour (though we can order more from Italy). Size 48.5 (54TT). Normally $5500, this one is on sale for $4990.
Daccordi Mitico frame and fork.  This is a beast. If you put down prodigious amounts of power, this will transfer every last bit of it to the wheel. Still current, this frame is as good as anything out there. Only one left in this colour (though we can order more from Italy). Size 50.5 (55.5TT). Normally $5500, this one is on sale for $4990.
Daccordi Mitico frame and fork. This is a beast. If you put down prodigious amounts of power, this will transfer every last bit of it to the wheel. Still current, this frame is as good as anything out there. Only one left in this colour (though we can order more from Italy). Size 50.5 (55.5TT). Normally $5500, this one is on sale for $4990.

Grab a break on disc road bikes

Our Orbea sale continues through tothe end of the Tour Down Under, and amongst our selection of great Orbea bikes, we have a handful of Avant’s. Bike Radar named this the disc-bike of the year for 2014, praising it for its “truly stunning frameset, beautiful, comfortable ride”, and “excellent braking”.

Grab one of ours in time for the Bupa Challenge Tour, or if you want something a bit different, you can custom order one from Spain.

Orbea Christmas Clearout

Just in time for Christmas, we’re putting all of our existing stock of Orbea bikes on sale. We primarily have road bikes (from $765 to $5000!) with and without disc brakes and with mechanical or electronic groupsets, some urban commuters, a cyclocross bike, and a few mountain bikes to send to a good home.

We have a number of Orbea’s award winning Avant road bikes as well, with a more relaxed geometry, room for wider tyres, and disc brake options.

We also have a good selection of really nice Orbea kit (bibs & jerseys) going cheap.

Great bikes and great savings to be had. Come by and check it out!

Make your riding buddies jealous

UPDATE: this bike is now in the possession of a very happy, very lucky owner, who is now afraid to ride it, such is its pristine nature…

Oh man… this is a bit of a treat! We could probably wait a few more years and let this thing reach full maturity and then offer it in exchange for your house or yacht, but basically, we’re nice guys, so we’ll let you at it now for slightly less. There’s no time like the present. What we have here is a classic mountain bike from Felt, but it’s got more bling stuck to it than this guy:

That's pretty blingy Image: funnyjunk.com
That’s pretty blingy
Image: funnyjunk.com

What Felt do we speak of? The EPO Team. That’s the effect this will have on your riding and also your social standing. Straight to the top, doped up to your eyeballs. This isn’t your standard old EPO Team with Deore, either. What you end up with is a bike that is lighter than 99% of the craziest carbon lightweights out today, with the best on offer from 2003. Such as:

Custom double butted scandium main frame with a carbon fiber rear-end.

Full Shimano M960 XTR groupset, featuring their Double Control Shift levers, new Hollowtech II crank arms, 3×9 drivetrain with 4 titanium cogs on the cassette, and the super cool reinforced parallel link V-brakes. They feel so very nice.

Rockshox SID forks. Dual Air, Pure DeLite low friction Dampening.

Mavic CrossMax SL UST wheelset with ceramic braking surface.

Felt Carbon saddle with titanium rails. Super light felt alu/carbon bars, stem, seatpost.

This adds up to an XC bike that weighs a pinch under 9.1kg! And here’s the best part – it’s still going to have it’s full manufacturers warranty! “It’s old”, you say. “New XTR is better”, you huff. “It doesn’t even have disc brakes!”, you lament.

Exactly.

This thing oozes coolness. It’s pretty retro, but in a few more years it will be even more so. Regardless of age, XTR is XTR, and this stuff feels amazing. Guaranteed, all your riding buddies will see this and giggle with glee.

You’ll need to be reasonably tall, as it’s a 21.5 frame. This kind of thing is a bit hard to price, given that it’s top spec, old, but getting old enough to be increasing in value, rare, and brand spanking new. It’s on our eBay page, so head over to see what you think. Let us know directly if you need this in your life. image image image   image image image image image image image image   image image image

Retro Files – Seat post city

UPDATE: These are now all sold!

More rare gems from the crypts under the shop. This time we have a collection of seat posts.

First up, a brand new, in box, Dura Ace seat pillar, SP-7400. Circumference is 25.0mm. This series of Dura Ace ran from 1985 to 1993. “Dur-Ace was developed to give the professional racing cyclist a fraction-of-a-second advantage that can spell the difference between victory and defeat. Advanced functions like 8 speed SIS, Super SLR brakes and Shimano Total Integration provide the most refined feeling of control available in a group today. Ultra high-precision mechanisms, quality materials and rugged construction assure that Dura-Ace takes all the punishment that pro-level road racing can dish out. (1991 Dealer Manual). Give us $95 and it’s yours.
image
We also have a new Shimano 600 seat pillar (26.8mm) from the same era with the same look in the same condition for $75. No original box.

Shimano 600 seat post

Next up, two seat posts from Campagnolo. Super Record post from around the early 80’s. Original box and paperwork, never fitted, high polish, and 26.8mm. Beautiful. Similar Chorus posts go for around the $250 mark, get your hands on this for $225. We also have a second-hand 27.2mm post in very good condition.
image
The other is a Record seat post from the mid-to-late 80’s. Same deal – original box, never fitted, absolutely beautiful high-polished finish, and 25.0mm. $185.
image
Last but not least, a very rare Columbus Air seat post. Hens teeth. Made specifically for Columbus Air tubing, these go for up to $400, but as long as it goes to a nice home, you can have it for a mere $290!
image
We can ship them, and can provide more pictures if needed. Get ’em while they’re hot. Once they go you’ll have a hard time finding others!

Road Specials – Orbea Orca SLi2

image

It’s unbelievable how quickly we seem to relegate good products to the recycling bin as soon as something new comes out. Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 is a wonderful thing, whether or not it has 10 or 11 speeds. Orbea’s top Orcas are good enough to deliver Grand Tour stage wins. They’ve just brought out a new Orca, so now is your chance to pick up our last Orca Silver bike with Ultegra 6770 Di2 for a bargain. Was $6000, now $4890! Size 53.

Road Specials – Orbea Orca BLi2

image

UPDATE: This bike is sold, but we have more great deals in store!

It’s unbelievable how quickly we seem to relegate good products to the recycling bin as soon as something new comes out. Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 is a wonderful thing, whether or not it has 10 or 11 speeds. There are a few sizes left in these Orbea Orca Bronzes with Ultegra 6770 Di2 groupsets and they are on sale while stocks last at $3699, down from $4699! Come see the one in our showroom and pick up a high quality, beautifully riding bike at a fantastic price.