“Useful” best describes the urban bike. Ride to work, shop, study, play or just to enjoy the great outdoors. Nothing beats the feeling of looking down from the bike path flyover to the traffic jam below on your way to work in the morning! Oh how righteous!! A huge variety is both a blessing and curse to today’s urban rider but between our “Ride Guide” (link) and out experienced staff, you will be rolling out the door in no time.
For the hardcore roadie who wants to strip down to simplicity, reject complexity and feel the pure energy of a single speed, the choices are wide. Race the kieren at the Chandler Velodrome or the cabbies on Adelaide St – it’s up to you!”
Flat Bar Road Bikes
With 700cc wheels and road-bike gearing, Flat Bar Road Bikes take you anywhere you need to go with close to the speed of a road bike but also the comfort and stability of a more upright riding position, flat instead of curly handlebars and slightly wider tyres. Features such as carbon forks and vibration damping are available and there are plenty of women's specific models to choose from. Whether you are commuting to work or touring the Great Ocean Road, a Flat Bar Road Bike will get you there fast, in comfort and style.
A cross between a mountain bike and a road bike, the hybrid is the typical “down to the shop for the paper and milk” or off for a ride with the kids on the weekend. Many people who may not be comfortable on a sleeker Flat Bar Road bike and don’t want the bulk of a 29er HT will find their perfect bike in this category. Comfort features such as suspension seat posts, wider saddles and sometimes special road suspension forks and ultra-stable geometry, this bike will get you there in comfort and confidence.
29er Hard Tail
OK, the 29er is a Mountain Bike – BUT if you want to commute or just get about town on a bike which is also capable off road – even if you just enjoy jumping a few gutters and like to have a bit of travel in your forks - then the 29er Hardtail makes a lot of sense. Sturdy enough to take the hard stuff but fast enough to get you there in no time, add some slick tyres for reduced rolling resistance and a rack on the back and you have the perfect, heavy-duty, urban bicycle.