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  • Big bikes need big brakes

    Over the past few years we have massively expanded the range of cargo bikes that we sell and service in the shop. We have cargo bikes from Riese & Muller,...

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  • Which bikes will have Bosch's new motors in 2020?

    Bosch has released two new motors for e-bikes in the 2020 model year (meaning some of these bikes will arrive in late 2019). These are the new Performance Line motor...

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  • Surly Bridge Club Hire Fleet

    We've expanded our hire fleet! Feeling the increasing interest in off-road bikepacking we have added a set of three black Surly Bridge Clubs available for hire.   Hailed as a highly versatile...

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    2019 Rides & Events Calendar

    Here's what we have planned for the rest of 2019! It's a mix of easy, medium and very hard rides, on-road and off-road. These dates may change so please check back...

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  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

    Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Summer Solstice.. the festive season is fast approaching! To make things easier we've compiled a list of great gifts for all kinds of riders you may be gifting...

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  • Sydney Rides Festival - Scavenger Hunt

    This year for the Sydney Rides Festival we were looking for new events to run and trying to come up with something that would be fun and accessible. Something that...

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  • Southern Dirt Long Weekend Tour Write-Up

    We've been running a ride from the Blue Mountains to the Southern Highlands on the October long weekend for a few years now. The route has changed a bit over...

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  • Queen's Birthday Tour Recap - Ourimbah to Bell

    Our shop tour scheduled for the June Long weekend was originally intended as a medium-intensity introduction to off-road touring and bike-packing. Covering some amazing roads between the Blue Mountains and...

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  • Buying a Brompton in Australia to take overseas

    We have a lot of travellers from south-east Asia come to buy Bromptons - from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia etc. Sometimes it can be hard to find the bike you're looking...

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  • Rachel Hayden: Omafiets Women’s Bikepacking Ambassador

    As you may remember from a previous blog post, Rachel Hayden went on an epic tour through Colorado and California on a Surly ECR we kitted out for here. Below...

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  • Omafiets customer wins Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

    Omafiets customer Eckart Altenkamp has won the 2017 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge! This 590km, 5-day bike race is a fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor service. It's a small non-commercial...

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  • Katoomba to Albion Park: A Dirty Long Weekend

    We've been running a Lithgow to Mittagong trip on the October long weekend for a couple of years now, but this year we realised there was trackwork from Katoomba to...

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  • Brompton bottom bracket recall

    Brompton UK have announced a voluntary recall of the bottom brackets in Brompton bicycles produced from April 2014 - May 2017. Brompton decided that the rate of failure of the...

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  • Which cargo bike is best for carrying cargo?

    Omnium vs Bullitt The main points of consideration between these two great cargo-carrying bikes are the kinds of loads you'd be carrying, the weight, and what the kind of agility...

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  • Which cargo bike is best for carrying kids?

    Out of the Yuba, eZee, Bullitt, or Gazelle Cabby, which cargo bike is best for carrying kids, I hear you ask? Let's start with the main point of difference that splits these...

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  • Hunt 1000 Info Night Recap and Knowledge Dump

    Your aim: To be the hunter rather than the hunted. The Hunt 1000 is an epic bikepacking route, from Canberra through the Snowy Mountains to Melbourne. In 2016, roughly 25...

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  • Brompton Special Editions

    This post serves as a break down of the Brompton Special Edition's currently in limited production. These Brompton's are available to test ride in store and pre-ordered through us.  ...

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  • Introducing: Omafiets Women’s Bikepacking Ambassador

    Rachel Hayden is Omafiets first ever Women’s Bikepacking Ambassador! This ambassadorship came about after Chris and Ollie rode the Hunt 1000 ride late last year. Out of the 25 starters for...

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  • Omafiets Mechanics and their Vivente World Randonneurs, Part 4

    Continuing our series about the Vivente World Randonneur (VWR), Erin and Kristy shares their thoughts about our favourite bike. Kristy's do-everything Patagonia So, why the VWR? I wanted a bike I could go touring...

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  • Snowy Mountains Easter tour wrap up

    Many of the best ideas come about while riding a bike and this was no exception. Last year, while riding the Hunt1000 bikepacking event , Chris and I (Ollie) spent...

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  • 2017 Rides + Events Calendar

    Given the popularity of our previous shop rides, and how we've been encouraged to organise more, we thought it made sense to plan out rides for the rest of the...

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  • Sydney Cargo Bike Picnic

    Are you a cargo bike owner? A bike courier? Have questions about kid-carrying by bike? Queries about how to get back from Bunnings without a car?  Come along to our...

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  • Dynamo Light Tryout Night

      Daylight savings is sadly almost over, and now is the time to think about dynamo lights. We love them - they're super bright, never run out of juice, and take...

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  • Un-racing the Hunt 1000

    Long-distance endurance races have been a fixture of the international bikepacking (lightweight touring) scene for years, and now they're cropping up in Australia as well. The Monaro Cloudride, and the...

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  • Holiday opening hours

    It's a week til Christmas, and we know what it's like to leave your shopping til the last minute, so here are our opening hours: Monday 10am-6pmTuesday 8am-6pmWednesday 10am-6pmThursday 10am-6pmFriday...

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  • Surly 2017 season launch

    We're very excited to be hosting the Surly 2017 season launch. Come along, have some pizza and a drink, and check out what's new for everyone's favourite brand of adventure...

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  • Howard's custom Wolverine

    In late September, Howard got his hands on this Soma Wolverine frameset, with grand plans for a custom build.  He sanded it back... And applied several coats of paint.    ...

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  • New Gazelles now in store

    Spring is here, and we are proud to announce some new additions to our Gazelle family. We've had a few customers come in looking for a sporty, upright bike -...

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  • Summer bike touring weekend

          We're organising another bicycle touring weekend, and guess what? You're invited! On the 12th and 13th of November, we'll be riding on the Hawkesbury, camping in the...

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  • Lithgow to Mittagong shop tour recap

     The Lithgow to Mittagong cycle touring route has been a favourite of ours for a number of years, and this was the second group ride we had organised.  Taking on board...

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