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Good Deliveries. We Deliver Change.

You know our retail stores, but did you know that Good Cycles also uses bikes to help other businesses deliver their products?

Our Good Deliveries division is now operating to help businesses to deliver into Melbourne’s inner city.

Choosing Good Deliveries means businesses are receiving quality service while supporting Good Cycles to provide safe and meaningful work for Young People in our community.

A competitively priced alternative for small businesses, we can collect the packages (or they can drop them off at our conveniently located Richmond depot) for us to deliver the next day.

Our fleet of e-cargo bikes efficiently navigates high traffic, congested destinations so you can trust Good Deliveries to quickly and professionally meet all delivery needs. Because we use bikes, we are also putting the planet first by reducing emissions spent compared to vans and trucks.

Deliveries can easily be placed via our online portal and can be tracked throughout, with notifications set up for both sender and recipients. We can collect parcels from anywhere in and around Melbourne, and our current delivery area can be found in the FAQ section of the Good Deliveries website.

Keen to work together, putting people and planet first? Find out more about how our Good Deliveries team can work with your business here.


Have a suggestion for a business you think you could work with? Let us know via the Contact Us form on our Good Deliveries website.

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GIVE Melbourne Fundraising Efforts

Trio of workers standing in a warehouse, holding bike helmets and wearing hi-viz uniforms.

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has launched GIVE Melbourne, a month-long fundraising campaign to raise funds for critical community needs such as Good Cycles.

Noting the current cost of living crisis, increasing rates of unemployment for young people, and lack of affordable housing has exacerbated existing community challenges, this donation drive is asking for support to help Melbourne be a livable and inclusive city for all people.
The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation’ Chief Executive Officer Peter Walton said, “Melbourne is often voted as the most livable city, however, that is not the experience or reality for many people in our community.” “The current cost of living crisis, increased rates of unemployment for young people and lack of affordable housing has exacerbated existing community challenges. We’re working towards Greater Melbourne being a livable and inclusive city for all.”
GIVE Melbourne will support Good Cycles, alongside Ask Izzy by Infoxchange, Sweltering Cities and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.
GIVE Melbourne is aiming to inspire Melburnians to donate from now until 28 June. Donations of all sizes will help support creating inclusive employment opportunities for young people, the increasing effects of climate change and reduce homelessness. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. With the end of financial year upon us, now is the perfect time to support Good Cycles further.

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Ministerial Visit to Good Cycles

YEP participants speaking with Federal Minister for Employment Tony Burke and MP Peter Khalil inside the Brunswick bike shop.

Federal Minister of Employment Tony Burke and MP for Wills Peter Khalil met with Good Cycles to learn more about how we contribute to the lives of young people, their communities and the environment. 

They sat down with Oliver, Luz, Lucas and Luca who shared their experiences of the Good Cycles Youth Employment Program and the impact it has had on them, and the future they see for themselves. The visit follows the budget release, which detailed $21.9 million to fund work integrated social enterprises such as Good Cycles.

80% of young people struggle to find or keep jobs (YMCA, December 2021). The work that we do to remove the barriers they face for safe, meaningful and sustainable employment is only going to become more important.

We thank Minister Burke and Mr Khalil for visiting us and hearing first-hand how social enterprises can contribute to employment issues in Australia and help empower those most shut out of work opportunities. 

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Specialized arrives at Good Cycles

J.P. holding a Specialized Como 3.0.

What do Specialized and Good Cycles have in common? We both believe that the bicycle has the power to change lives.

We are excited to announce that Good Cycles is now stocking Specialized bikes, for all types of riders, for all kinds of rides. Specialized are a leader in the cycling world, designing award winning bikes that are on the cutting edge of innovation.  

We are grateful for the support Specialized has given us over the years. We are stoked with our new partnership and working further together to help get more people on bikes.

To shop our range of Specialized bikes, pop into our Geelong store or visit the Good Cycles online store.

For further enquiries, give our Good Cycles Geelong store a call on 0478 487 547.

Good Cycles Geelong is at 61-63 Little Malop Street, Geelong.

Open Tuesday to Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9:30am – 3pm.

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And the winner is… Good Cycles!

We are chuffed to be recognised with the Innovation Excellence Award at the 2024 Civil Contractors Federation Victoria People & Training Awards!

Our submission noted the work we do with Citywide, DM Roads and Fulton Hogan and the social and environmental innovation we achieve together, but most importantly that this work supports Good Cycles Youth Employment Program and empowering young people in their own lives and communities through stable employment. 

Good Cycles, our purpose and our people were recognised in a room of industry professionals, helping raise awareness of the depth of our business and the partnerships we can offer to help other organisations also support young people and create cycles of change.

We know our staff do amazing work everyday, however awards like this are wonderful to know others recognise the value in what we do as well. Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

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Here are some safety tips for riding a bike in the wet

Getting out on your bike during the wetter months can be daunting. That’s why finding the right gear that makes you comfortable and protects you from the elements is essential for wet weather riding.

In the winter months, when daylight hours are shorter and weather conditions can be unpredictable, having lights on your bike is essential for safety. Bike lights not only make you more visible to motorists but also help you see the road ahead clearly, enabling you to navigate safely through potentially hazardous conditions. Whether you’re commuting or riding for leisure, investing in reliable bike lights is a small but crucial safety measure all year around, and especially during winter with increased dark hours and wet weather.

Having tyres that are prepared for all seasons means that they have plenty of grip and tread, and are not too thin since they are the only contact point between you and the road. Anything between 25 and 28 inches is ideal. To maximize your grip on the wet roads, increase your tyres’ total surface area by riding road bike tyres at 85 PSI and wider MTB or hybrid bike tyres at 40 PSI. 

Accessories to help you out in the winter months include bike racks and mudguards. Cycling with a mudguard diminishes the spray from your rear wheel and keeps your back dry. Mudguards reduce the amount of water flying on to the person behind you, so it would be a considerate investment towards your fellow cyclists too! Keep your belongings dry by storing them in panniers on either side of your rear wheel, thanks to your rear rack. If you want less drag or ride a single speed bike, then try a front rack. 

Looking after your chain is important for your bike to keep moving smoothly. Grease your chain, or better yet, take it for a safety check and service at your local Good Cycles shop. If your notice your bike swaying as you brake or not reacting as it should, our mechanics can also replace your bike’s worn brakes.

Our staff have the experience and expertise to find the right accessories to fit your bike and your budget. Make a difference in your local community by shopping online or instore at your local Good Cycles shop. Remember, 100% of our profits go towards our youth employment and coaching programs that benefit young people to break through their employment barriers.

Shop online for winter cycling accessories below

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How to be a good LGBTQIA+ ally in the lead up to IDAHOBIT

Rainbow flags attached to Goldie store front window, with bike mechanic Leigh working in the background of the photo.

Friday May 17 is International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination, a day Good Cycles is proud to acknowledge and celebrate. In line with our values of safety and inclusion, we believe it is a fundamental right for all people to feel safe, be respected and be able to be themselves at work. 


We are engaging with all corners of our business to share how we can properly support the LGBTQIA+ community. Ahead of May 17, we will be engaging in conversations about how to be a good ally in the workplace. Here are some ways you could do this in your own time.

Learn and Listen

Take the time out of your day to sit down and listen to a person share their LGBTQIA+ journey. This person could be a work colleague, an acquaintance, a relative or a friend. Gain a deeper understanding of LGBTQIA+ history and issues people may face. Know that somebody will share their story only when they feel comfortable and accepted for who they are. It is important that you are supportive and listen with empathy.

Be Visible

A great way to show your solidarity this week is to display rainbow flags and LGBTQIA+ information brochures around your workplace, while wearing rainbow pins, lanyards or badges with your preferred pronouns. Showing your support, wearing your values demonstrates to LGBTQIA+ people that you are there for them and are backing up your allyship in a public setting. Ensure that these work or study environments are safe and inclusive for LGBTQIA+ people to be their true selves.

Use Inclusive Language

Language describes the world that we live in, so it is important we respect those around us by using gender neutral language to avoid prickly assumptions. For example, say ‘partner’ instead of ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’ when talking about relationships with somebody you don’t know too well. Respecting people’s preferred pronouns is another way to be an LGBTQIA+ ally, because it shows that person that you are supporting them on their journey and are accepting of their gender identity as well.

When we make ourselves seen and heard as LGBTQIA+ allies, then we create safe spaces for everyone, everywhere. In line with Good Cycles’ values of safety and inclusion, we believe that safety isn’t just a physical consideration and everyone has the right to be themselves at work. 

100% of our profits go towards employing young people facing barriers to employment.

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Announcing the winners of the Membership March Prize Pool

We have had a stellar Membership March and Good Cycles would like to thank everyone who signed up this month for their care and generosity. You are making a difference in the lives of young people overcoming their barriers to employment. And now, the moment you have all been waiting for … 

Membership March 2024 Prize Winners

Two month Lug+Carrie subscription: Peter E.

Bridge Road Brewers Prize Pack: Hilton S.

$250 Good Cycles Voucher: Laura S.

2 FYXO Melburn Roobaix TicketsCathy R.

Vittoria road tyres and Vittoria t-shirt: Jules F.

Vittoria MTB tyres: Corey M.

Vittoria gravel tyres: Miwa T.

Lime credit voucher: Simon W., Ben M.

Purpose Precinct Prize Pack: Nathaniel F.

Homie $50 voucher: Sam G., Martin W. 

Moon Meteor-X Auto 450 Lumens Lightset,  Good Cycles drink bottle, Rock “n” Roll Gold Chain lube Prize Pack: Matt O., Clare H., Rebecca M., Luke H., Jess H., Bec M.

Merida drink bottle, Merida t-shirt, Rock “n” Roll Gold Chain lube Prize Pack: Tara L., David W., Russ M., Darren B., Ryan T., Ernesto N., Leon H., Simon T., Anthony B., Emily C.

Rock “n” Roll Gold Chain lube and Good Cycles drink bottle Prize Pack: Josh R., Gabby S., Malcolm C., Karla B., David D., Matthew S., Francesco Z., Ed Z.

Congratulations to our prize pack winners!

We hope our Membership March winners enjoy their rewards. Feel free to drop in to any of our stores if you have any bike related questions, our staff will be sure to help you out. Be sure to check out your monthly newsletter for all things Good Cycles, in the meantime, happy riding everyone! 

100% of our profits go towards employing young people facing barriers to employment.

Make a positive impact on a young person’s life by getting your bike serviced with us. 

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Check out the great work our team has been doing on our most recent FOGO Bin Liner Project!

Recently our team has been working together with Citywide to deliver bin liners on behalf of the City of Melbourne for food and garden organics waste to registered homes around town. We’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the amazing work our staff have been doing these past few weeks, demonstrating teamwork and communication skills to complete this project.

What the project involves:

Under the guidance of Team Leader Gareth, the crew gathers in the morning and would receive a section of a map with participating residences. Each crew member receives a bundle of bin liners and travels to their respective drop off locations in a van. Using e-cargo bikes as well as travelling by foot, each team member delivers a bin liner to each property on their list. After every shift, the team reconvenes to check how many residences received bin liners and how many more remain for the next shift.  

Over the course of three weeks, the 7-person crew delivered bin liners to 10,000 addresses in the City of Melbourne. An astonishing accomplishment and all credit goes to our crew of young people who have meticulously worked together to get the best out of each other. “It’s been great to see how smooth the workflow has been. I’m so proud of the teamwork that has been on display throughout these three weeks,” says Team Leader Gareth. “Major shout out to Lucas as without his organisational skills, none of this would have been possible,” added Gareth.  

"Fantastic to partner with Good Cycles for our FOGO bin liner delivery program for a third time running. Their professionalism and can-do attitude made getting the job done easy and supporting young people on their journey to rewarding employment is such a great outcome. We look forward to future employment opportunities."
Tim Wright
Senior Recycling Manager, City of Melbourne

The Good Cycles team have proven themselves to be hard workers in a team environment, taking with them many communication and leadership skills that they can transfer into future employment.  As this project did not require a driver’s licence or other forms of certification, it is another example of meaningful, entry level work that breaks through barriers to employment. 

"Citywide is pleased to have supported another successful FOGO Liner Delivery Program for the City of Melbourne, in collaboration with our long-standing and entrusted partner, Good Cycles. The liner program aims to encourage the ongoing uptake of FOGO services throughout the Melbourne municipality whilst also serving as a valuable entry point for youth employment and skills development through Good Cycles' community partnership initiative. A win for the environment, the Melbourne community and young job seekers."
Gabrielle Lethlean
Sustainability and Continuous Improvement Lead, Citywide Waste

Our Good Logistics team has made an environmental impact on many residences within our community, helping to prevent tonnes of food and garden organics waste from ending up in landfill and helping shape the way we think about residential waste. Each delivery of bin liners means that we can take another step towards shaping more livable communities, converting residential food and garden organics waste into fertiliser and compost.

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What makes Good Cycles your friendly neighbourhood bike shop?

As a social enterprise that empowers young people with safe and meaningful work, we believe in the power of positivity. It is one of the moving forces for our good cycles of change. We recently asked some of our bike mechanics to shine a light on this positivity, and posed the question: What makes a bike shop accessible? Here are four values that our bike mechanics bring to our stores.


We make sure each customer is heard, that we respect your time and budget so you can get the best out of your customer experience. Listening to a customer will allow our mechanics to solve any issues you may have, which means you can get back to cycling and getting the most out of your bike.


We understand that your bike may be your primary mode of transport and is important to you. We can work together to get you back on the road with our quality service. For us, respect also means being honest with you if the cost of service will outweigh the price of your bicycle. Our mechanics will always be happy to assist you with any query you might have.

Being Approachable

We stay grounded by constantly reminding ourselves that we serve a diverse community of cyclists. Commuters, seasoned roadies, adventurous MTB riders, second hand bike enthusiasts all visit our bike stores for regular servicing and to purchase parts & accessories. We open our doors with gratitude for each and every person that visits us.

Engaging with the client

We never make presumptions of our customers’ wants and needs, nor their cycling skills and level of bike knowledge. We take the time to ask questions, to understand what each person wants so they can get the very best out of their bike. 

"We're here to do what's best for your bicycle, because we love seeing the cycling community grow."
Good Cycles Bike Mechanic
"Very friendly, invested and helpful; very reasonably priced for the CBD."
James T.
Goldsbrough Lane customer

Our mechanics take the time to take special attention to details and are collaborative in finding what’s best for a customer’s bicycle. We are passionate about working for the community and providing the quality service to get you on your way. And remember, when you shop with us, know that 100% of our profits go to towards employing young people facing barriers to employment. Why not make a positive impact today and bring your bike in for service with one of our friendly mechanics.

100% of our profits go towards employing young people facing barriers to employment.

Make a positive impact on a young person’s life by getting your bike serviced with us. 

Get discounts off servicing and accessories when you sign up to be a member this year.

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Ride2Work Day recap 2023

The sun was shining on thousands of cyclists, as we offered free safety checks as part of Bicycle Network’s annual Ride2Work day

Blessed by some lovely springtime weather, commuters were encouraged to leave their cars at home and ride to work, with thousands of cyclists taking part. It was a busy day for our Good Bikes crew, as we activated two event sites, did some onsite servicing for 80 Collins St, and even had a partnership with the riders from GMHBA Health Insurance in Geelong.

One site was right in front of our Docklands Bike Hub store on Harbour Esplanade, the other at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There was a great buzz as our friendly team offered safety checks and tune-ups, while the kind folk from Bicycle Network counted participants and provided healthy snacks and delicious coffee.

It was great seeing Lime there showing off their bike and scooter share. Since 2020, Good Cycles has partnered with Lime to provide “Good People” for fleet maintenance; keeping the batteries charged, tyres pumped, and ensuring they run smoothly.

Out in Geelong, we offered commuters from GMBHA some special servicing deals through our Membership, and then back in Melbourne while people got to work, our on-site servicing were down in the 80 Collins St end-of-trip facility fixing bikes preparing people for their ride home.

“It’s awesome to be out in the sunshine, enjoying the day surrounded by awesome people while giving a couple of newbies a chance to try to expand their skills in the bicycle retail space."
Good Cycles Mechanic

If that wasn’t enough – it was also a great day for two new Youth Employment Program participants, joining the Good Bikes team. “It’s awesome to be out in the sunshine, enjoying the day surrounded by awesome people while giving a couple of newbies a chance to try to expand their skills in the bicycle retail space” says James.

Ride2Work Day 2023 was a fun-filled day. It was great to be a part of one of the biggest events in the years’ cycling calendar. A big thank you to Bicycle Network for all their support, and to every rider who chose the most sustainable and healthy option for their commute; to go by bicycle!

If participating in this year’s Ride2work day meant dusting the cobwebs off your bike, or using it for the first time in a while, and you’ve discovered you’re in need of a tune-up, drop it into one of our stores, or book a service online. Our mechanics provide professional servicing and repairs to all types of bicycles. To find your nearest Good Cycles store, hit the link below.
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Providing sustainable food waste solutions to Melbourne’s inner-city cafes

A few months ago, ABC News Melbourne reported a story, shining a light on some of the work Good Cycles does in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Beginning in May 2022, the Caledonian food waste program, also known as the Garbage  Butler program, was initiated with support by the City of Melbourne and Citywide, with the aim of reducing cafe food waste from landfill.

Renowned for its bustling cafe culture, Melbourne’s CBD is laden with cafes and eateries, with many occupying backstreets and laneways. In such highly trafficked areas, between the cities pedestrians and its busy streets, the e-bike and trailer are the perfect mode of service, able to weave through the tight route without creating the kind of obstruction a van or truck may if it were tasked to do the same role.

Each day the team operates, they depart from our City Services headquarters in North Melbourne,    riding into the city, where they visit a number of participating cafes, collecting food waste into tubs and loading them on to our built-for-purpose trailers. Later, the food waste gets processed, averting tonnes of biodegradable waste from landfill into rich compost fertiliser.

Good Cycles City Services team member S’moe, who’s been with Good Cycles since 2018, spoke to ABC reporter Iskhandar Razak on his personal experience in his role. 
Check out the video for the full story.

Most excitingly, the Caledonian food waste program has recently been confirmed as a permanent program, shifting from its pilot phase, to be rolled out to service more cafes and eateries in Melbourne’s dining precincts.

Caledonian food waste collection employees work as part of Good Cycles’ Youth Employment Program. Good Cycles is proud to be a part of this innovative, sustainable solution that not only removes food waste from landfill, reduces noise, vehicle congestion and CO2 emissions used to collect waste, but does so in a way that incorporates our mission of helping young people in creating ‘Jobs for the Future’. 

To read read more about our mission, on our Impact page.

"This job has given me purpose and a reason to wake up in the morning, so I'm very grateful for that."
City Services Team Member

Good Cycles wishes to acknowledge the support of the programs partners:

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Nestled in Nightingale’s Evergreen building, ‘The Local Project’ visits our Brunswick store

'The Commercial Project' takes a closer look at the people and spaces that inhabit the Nightingale Village Precinct.

Recently The Commercial Project – a branch of The Local Project that lends a focus on multi-residential building living, visited our Brunswick store, to chat about the overlap in values and approach that opened the door for Good Cycles to take up residency on the ground level of the Nightingale Evergreen building.

Situated in the cul-de-sac of Duckett street Brunswick, the Good Cycles Brunswick location has been made possible by a co-op of building residents that sought a commercial tenant whose business aligned with the philosophy of its residents, and would complement the precinct.

Through practices of sustainability, a focus on inclusion and community, and a shared for love for all the benefits of pedal-powered 2 wheeled transport, Good Cycles is honoured to have our newest home in this award-winning space.

In this wonderfully produced video, watch the Good Cycles team speak to our mission, and the connection and support that exists from being situated in this unique and special community.

"...Our primary focus is around creating jobs for young people who experience barriers to employment, gain some experience and transferable skills that will take them into wherever they want to go in the future."
Kirra Johnson
Head of Innovation and Impact
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Soma custom bike builds

Abby's Soma Wolverine build

What drew you to build this bike up, with the parts you’ve used?

I’ve always wanted a Soma bike and after getting the fork originally for a different build I decided to also build the frame up. Originally, I build it up with the group set from my old commuter bike, a 1x GRX Di2 setup. But soon after using the bike a bunch more, especially loaded up as a bike packing setup I decided to go down the 12 speed MTB setup. The wheels were custom built as I wanted to have my own set of custom wheels. I also have a 27.5” wheelset for it, but sadly due to stock shortages no cassette for it.


Was there a particular intention for this custom build?

I wanted to build a super versatile bike that could be used for both commuting and bikepacking.


Having built it up, is there anything further you wish to change or experiment with?

For now, I’m loving it and it’s feeling super perfect, the only thing I’m going to add is a basket to the front rack


Any particular rides you’d like to do with the bike, or have already done?

I’m planning out a multi-day bikepacking trip out west of Gisborne ending at my partner Eve’s Mum’s house. I’ve also just had way too much fun riding this thing through mud

Soma Wolverine V4 Type-A

Soma Unicrown 15x100mm

DT Swiss G540 (700c) or DT Swiss EX471 (27.5”)

DT Swiss 350

Vittoria Terreno Dry 700x38c or Vittoria Mezcal 27.5×2.25”/2.1”

Surly Moloko

Cane Creek 40

Shimano XT M8100 (175mm) w/ 36T chainring

Shimano PD-M9120

Shimano XT M8100 10-51

Shimano SLX M7100

Shimano M8100 Brakes

Shimano XT M8100

Brook B17 Honey

Thomson Elite Offset 27.2mm

Thomson X4 90mm

Frame bags
Ortlieb Framebag RC

Rear bags
Ortlieb Seatpack Medium

Accessory bags
Ortlieb Gravel panniers, Ortlieb Fork Pack Plus Large,

Other accessories
Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt, Tubus Logo Evo Rear rack, Soma Lucas 3 Front Rack

Evie's Soma Grand Randonneur build

What drew you to build this bike up, with the parts you’ve used?

Before this my only bike was a classic Peugeot road bike, and I wanted a more versatile bike which could handle gravel trails and the road, and carry a decent load to be able to commute. 


Abby suggested the Soma Grand Randonneur, which I liked, and we chose the rest of the parts to complement that frame.


Was there a particular intention for this custom build?

I really wanted a do-everything bike. A big emphasis was just comfort – I’ve never really owned a bike that fit properly before so it’s a very nice change.


Having built it up, is there anything further you wish to change or experiment with?

The combination of drop bars and front rack means finding an appropriate basket or bag is going to be an interesting challenge. 


Next year I’m going to be studying Product Design so if the opportunity comes up I’m sure the bike will end up as a bit of a test-bed for parts of my own design.


Any particular rides you’d like to do with the bike, or have already done?

I rode to and from work at Green Street! Getting home was a challenge – almost entirely uphill up Mount Alexander Road, but I managed it. 


I’m also looking forward to doing the Maribyrnong River Trail on an appropriate bike. 

Soma Grand Randonneur

Mach1 Maxx 650bx25

Novatec 6 bolt Front, Bear Pawl 6 Bolt Rear

Tires Panaracer Gravelking SK 650x48b

Deda Piega 400mm

Tange Falcon 1” Threaded Headset

Shimano Deore M6100 (170mm) w/ 32T chainring

Ryfe Ghostrider

Shimano Deore M5100 11-51t

Shimano Deore M5100

Shimano M8100 Calipers

Shimano GRX 810 Brifters

Specialized Power Comp

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JP’s Vietnam bikepacking adventure

Setting out in late August, JP, our Geelong store manager and devout adventure cyclist, ditched the morning chills of Melbourne and set forth, bike bag in tow to Vietnam. With a loose plan in mind, JP is currently exploring the south coast of Vietnam aboard his trusty Norco Search XR steel framed flat-bar bike. 

Traversing gaps between fishing villages and local resorts, the beaches, and countryside between Vung Tao and Nha Trang make for some spectacular scenery. Check out some of the pics of his adventure on our blog. You can also follow his journey’s progress on Strava, where he’s racking up the k’s each day.