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  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

    Posted on December 11 2018

    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

    Posted on November 07 2018

    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

    Posted on October 04 2018

    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

    Posted on June 15 2018

    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

    Posted on March 12 2018

    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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  • Custom Builds

    Posted on March 05 2018

    We've been doing more and more custom builds, and we love them. Below are some recent ones to feast your eyes on...     Sarah's Soma Wolverine Laurent's Soma Wolverine...

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  • Rachel Hayden: Omafiets Women’s Bikepacking Ambassador

    Posted on February 19 2018

    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

    Posted on January 16 2018

    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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  • 2018 Rides + Events Calendar

    Posted on January 15 2018

    Block out your diaries - here's our calendar of rides and events for 2018! We'll no doubt be adding to it as the year goes on. Our rides are totally...

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  • Katoomba to Albion Park: A Dirty Long Weekend

    Posted on October 08 2017

    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

    Posted on October 06 2017

    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?

    Posted on September 19 2017

    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?

    Posted on September 19 2017

    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

    Posted on September 15 2017

    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

    Posted on September 04 2017

    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

    Posted on September 04 2017

    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

    Posted on September 03 2017

    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

    Posted on April 26 2017

    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

    Posted on March 27 2017

    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

    Posted on March 01 2017

    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

    Posted on March 01 2017

      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

    Posted on December 26 2016

    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

    Posted on December 17 2016

    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

    Posted on November 25 2016

    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

    Posted on November 15 2016

    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

    Posted on November 10 2016

    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

    Posted on October 21 2016

          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

    Posted on October 11 2016

     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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  • Introducing the Soma Wolverine

    Posted on September 18 2016

    We love adventure bikes - bikes that let you get out into the bush, bring your camping gear, burl down some trails, and just generally have fun. That's what the...

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  • Ortlieb Courier Bags

    Posted on September 08 2016

    When you're a commuter cyclist, one of the biggest considerations is how to carry all the stuff you need to take to work. We stock plenty of panniers and bags...

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  • October Long Weekend Tour

    Posted on August 25 2016

    Update: we'll be leaving at 9am sharp on Saturday October 1st, from Queen Elizabeth Park on Main St, Lithgow. If you're catching the train on the morning, the 5.48am from...

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  • Brompton Urban Challenge

    Posted on August 12 2016

    If you enjoy orienteering and Bromptons in equal measure, get ready for your new favourite day of the year: the Brompton Urban Challenge. It's basically a scavenger hunt where teams of cyclists...

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  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: the end of secondhand

    Posted on August 05 2016

    As our staff and customers can attest, we've transformed over the 5 years we've been open. We started off importing containers of secondhand Dutch bikes straight from the Netherlands, and now we've...

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  • $400 off Gazelle Impulse

    Posted on August 05 2016

    After the success of our sale, we've decided to keep the sale going on one of our most beloved electric bikes - the Gazelle Orange C8 Impulse. Gazelle is Australia's...

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  • Rain wear for cyclists

    Posted on June 16 2016

    The term "fair weather cyclist" is a bit nasty, but there are many bike riders who just won't go out when it's raining. Maybe it's because they just refuse to...

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  • Join us on a Midwinter Adventure Ride

    Posted on June 02 2016

    This long weekend (11-13 June), we're organising a ride down to the historic ghost town of Newnes.  We'll be leaving on Saturday morning (catching the 8.18am train from Central) and...

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  • Trip report: the Tasmanian Trail

    Posted on May 15 2016

    In which Chris relates his experiences of riding the length (height?) of Tasmania, getting quite muddy in the process. Split into two sections: The Trip and The Gear. The Trip...

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  • Packing your bike into a box

    Posted on February 26 2016

    If you're heading on an overseas tour (or even one domestically), you might well need to pack it into a box - both airlines and NSW railways require it. There's...

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  • The Surlys are coming

    Posted on February 23 2016

    There's a big shipment of Surly bikes landing on March 15, and we're now taking pre-orders. All your favourites will be here: Ogres, Trolls, Stragglers, and ECRs. Stocks are limited,...

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  • Gazelle CityZen C8 electric bike has arrived

    Posted on January 14 2016

    After much anticipation, the Gazelle CityZen C8 electric bicycle has arrived in Australia. This sleek urban e-bike is powered by the Bosch mid-drive motor, has an 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub gear...

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  • Sydney's Surly Stockist

    Posted on December 09 2015

    Big news: we're now the Sydney Stockist for Surly bikes. We've made no secret of the fact that we like Surly bikes - many of our staff own one or...

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  • Navigation for cycling trips

    Posted on October 21 2015

    Paper maps, compasses and trip computers have long been the navigational method for cyclists. However, smart phones have become ubiquitous, and they're pretty excellent for cyclists who are going to...

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  • Why we're Sydney's best bike shop for women

    Posted on October 13 2015

    Erin and Maddie truing wheels Back in 2013, we were voted Sydney's best bicycle shop for women. Since then we haven't been resting on our laurels - here's why we're still...

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  • Lightweight bikepacking: What to bring?

    Posted on October 11 2015

    If you're going on a tour for months through Europe, you're probably not that worried about counting every gram. However, if you're planning a 200km adventure ride through the Blue...

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  • Come riding with us

    Posted on September 01 2015

    We're organising a few rides coming up soon. Join us! 3-5 October - Nice and Easy Touring: Hawkesbury River This long weekend is the perfect introduction to bicycle touring. Not too...

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  • Updates from the road

    Posted on September 01 2015

    Ollie's been in France for the last little while, and he rode over to Scotland on his Vivente World Randonneur to meet up with Will. He was riding about 200km...

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  • Bikepacking on the Vivente World Randonneur

    Posted on August 31 2015

    Update: The Apidura bikepacking bags used on this trip are now available in store and online. There's no better excuse to go riding than testing out some new gear, so...

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  • Focus urban bicycles

    Posted on August 09 2015

    It's not often that we add a new brand of bicycles to our range, but as an independent bicycle shop we're always looking for the best bikes we can offer....

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