Tuesday, 30 September 2008

2009 BMC TE01

New for the OZ market is the full carbon TE01 hardtail XC racebike. This a Pro Machine for the trails. As used by the current women's world marathon champion and designed for optimum power transmission and superb ride comfort.
We will have one of these framesets on the floor as soon as they arrive in the country.
More to follow when we get one in hand.

Monday, 29 September 2008

2009 BMC SL01 Roadracer

The all new SL01 Roadracer also receives a redesign along the lines of the SLX01 with the integration of the streampost and carbon seatstay. Added is internal downtube cable routing and the airfoils seat tube. Available in orange or green and with a womens Shiver version in blue.
As with all the new models, we wont know the final build specs until delivery starts to flow through but word is that they will be equipped with full Ultegra build and carry Fulcrum 5 wheels.
BMC website images show 105 components, however I have been assured this is not the case for Australian model bikes.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

2009 BMC Trailfox

Next up is the new 2009 Trailfox. This new model looks to be an almost complete rework of the previous model with a completely new tubeset and swingarm. Once again the crosslock cluster is gone to accommodate the new top tube and a new redesigned top link is used. Some smart touches are the markings on the seat tube and linkage to help the rider set up sag.

The new Trailfox comes in 3 built specs with the TF01 having 140mm of rear travel and the TF02 and TF03 having 120mm. Chainstays are a just a touch under 2cm shorter on the MY09 model Finish again looks outstanding and attention to the detail of function is as always the primary consideration.
More to come on this sensational new model form BMC.

Friday, 26 September 2008

2009 BMC range on it's way

Yesterday we were given the first glimpse of the new range of bikes and frames for 2009 with some models due in the next few weeks. Most have already seen or ridden the SLX01 Racemaster and will be happy to see some of the brilliant design innovations flowing down to other models. 

First up is the all new SSX Streetfire. Taking it's styling from the Pro Machine, the new hyro-formed tube set offers more stiffness and gone is BMC's trademark cross-lock seat cluster for a more traditional arrangement. Also the seat stays are very similar to the SLX01 but are an alloy item. Not exactly sure of the final specs but will be based around Shimano 105 drivetrain and Retail for $2495.00

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Sneak peek at some new Velocity stuff...

Here is a sneak peek at some new Velocity stuff being shown at Interbike. So far about 10-12 different designs.

Cube Hooper for the super commuter out there.

Also new on the floor from Cube Bikes is the Hooper. All aluminium hydroformed tubes. Full Shimano Alfine 8 speed hub gear built kit. Hydraulic centre lock rotors and Marathon Supreme tyres. Glorious smooth ride and the rapid fire shifter are such a pleasant change from the traditional twistgrips.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

New Cube reaction just landed.

A couple of new Cube bikes have just hit the floor. First up is the Reaction hardtail MTB in racing red. XT cranks and derailers, LX shifters and Formula Oro brakes. Reba pop-lock rapid wind down fork and Mavic Crossride wheels. This little pup is awesome and looks even faster in the flesh than in the pics.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

New frame stuff

So I have been into Jem's ear about some new frame parts. Jem is from like butter and has done a couple of 3D models of some dropouts for SS/track frames. Would like some input on what is a good thing out of the designs he has done so far. Am looking at CNC from billet and laser cut tube sets. Feeback please.

What a week..

Well that was a busy week in the shop. Big thanks to EM for Saturday on the floor, really good to have you around. So many service bikes everywhere and lots of happy punters with the smell of spring in the air. Tony's Pro Machine with Sram red has come up a treat and he now has no excuses not jump up a grade.
Hats off to Big T for doing the Great Queensland bike ride and an Allegro M1 singlespeed. All 700+ km of it. Anyone who thinks they need 27 gears to get around fear not after that effort. 
Next friday is Pirate goat night. Ride to the Goat dressed like a pirate. Not sure if I can get a Peg Leg to take a Time atac cleat though. Argh Argh mee arties...

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Gios for sale in the shop.

Here is beautiful pre-loved steel framed Italian up for offer. Polished lugs, Campag adjustable dropouts, Fulcrum 7's in red anodized finished, Record headset, Mirage 9speed shift-gear, Vleoflex tyres, Lightspeed titanium seatpost.This is just a peach and you do need to see it in the flesh. $1500.00 to the first one who want's her. Around the 57cm mark size wize. Needs a new cassette and the Veloflex bags are a bit hard also. Fresh cables and bar tape.    
Still available, no longer on hold.   

PRICE DROP........$1250.00.......

John's KHS

Here is a pic of John's KHS flite 100 build up.
Just waiting for hubs and spoke to come from Velocity to finish it off. Whit powdercoat from ADA in Thomastown, Sugino messenger cranks and ring, Nitto bar and stem. Nice neat little ride indeed.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Cranky Sundays blog

Here is a few friends of ours. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Stainless lugged tourer

Here is a couple of pics of a jigged up lugged steel touring frame. Stainless slant lugs from Llewellyn and Columbus Nemo tubing. This is just for Richard of Allegro bikes. Just to see if the lugs have the right angles and all. The stumbling block is the BB shell. It will need to go and be replaced with a non-lugged item and fillet brazed. You can't see the dropouts but gee they're nice Dazza.
It's nice having a distraction from the shop out in the shed. A bloke needs his shed you know. Maybe I should make a new ride for myself.