NEWCASTLE'S PREMIER BIKE SHOP SINCE 2006
Frequently asked questions when buying a new bike
Before purchasing a bike, you need to think what type of riding and where you want to go with your new bike. In Newcastle, we are lucky with a massive network of cycleways, mountain bike trails and road cycling options. What you want to do with your bike will help us assist you in finding the best possible bike for your needs.
Our kids bikes start at $179 for balance bikes and go up to $500+ depending on specification.
Our road bikes start at $849 for entry level specifications and go up to your imagnation.
As with anything, it’s great to save money up front, but you get what you pay for. While a more expensive bike isn’t necessarily more comfortable than a recreational model, it will be lighter and stiffer for better hill climbing, efficiency and acceleration. It will have better components for smoother shifting and better braking. It will last longer.
Most of our bikes less than $2500 are made of 6061 aluminium. As opposed to steel, aluminium tends not to rust (especially with Newcastle being a coastal town).
Our bikes beyond the $2500 point are made of carbon fibre. There are various levels of carbon fibre that we sell.
Depending on your riding style and existing conditions, we will fit your bike to your specific needs. As a general rule, when mountain biking it is better to go towards a smaller frame to ensure you get the best handling possible. For hybrids and city cycling, it is better to go towards a larger frame so you can hold better speed for longer. Our expert staff will fit you to the best possible bike for your needs – not just what is in stock!
Yes, each bike sold comes with a complimentary bike fit. This includes the adjustment of all contact points including:
- Seat height
- Seat adjustment
- Cleat positioning and pedal tension
- Bar and Stem adjustments
- Handlebar adjustments
If you already have a bike that you would like us to fit, we offer a $100 bike fit in store which includes all of the above.
Yes, we have a huge range of bikes to suit all people, riding styles, abilities and budgets. If we can’t find you something that fits your specifications, we can customise your bike.
We accept EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, American Express (no surcharge), direct deposit, and cash. We accept Humm interest free finance. We accept cheques from existing customers with appropriate identification. You can also layby your bike with an initial 20% deposit.
Yes, we offer laybys for all bikes in store. After an initial 20% deposit, your bike is secured. Our layby terms are 3 months but we can arrange longer terms depending on your needs. Please contact our staff for more information.
Yes, we offer Humm interest free finance for your new bike. This excludes sale bikes.
The most important accessory when cycling is a nice helmet. We have a huge range of helmets available from leading brands (including MIPS equipped helmets).
Enclosed footwear and cycling shoes will also keep your toes and feet safe when cycling.
Bright clothing and reflective equipment will be advantageous when cycling near dusk or dawn.
We also offer a range of cycling lights, ranging from $40 which will help motorists see you better.