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Winter kit is here

The cooler mornings have hit. Having climbed Mt.Donna Buang in the last week where the temperature was well and truly in the single figures, our thoughts turned immediately to winter kit. Yes warm this week but we suspect it may be the last of it before the cold really hits.

Winter is coming! Don’t let the winter weather stop you!

Stay warm and dry with new winter kit.

We have just taken stock of some fantastic Pearl Izumi winter kit. Bibshorts, jerseys, jackets, gloves, arm & leg warmers & shoe covers in store now. We have all of your needs covered. Below we have highlighted a few great products that we thoroughly recommend to combat the cold. Be under no illusion this winter kit is great quality stuff.

Pearl Izumi – Ride Men’s Pro 3qtr Bib Tight, Black/Black, XX-Large

P11111417027Built out of thermal fleece fabric, this high-end 3/4 tight provides extra insulation and coverage at the knee when the weather turns cool.

  • Thermal Fleece fabric provides optimal insulation and comfort .
  • Direct-Vent mesh bib provides superior ventilation.
  • Flatlock and double needle seams maximize comfort.
  • Anatomic PRO 1:1 Chamois.
  • 19 1/2″ inseam length (size medium).
  • Reflective elements for low-light visibility

Mens & Womens ELITE Escape Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey

P112216605FPThe ELITE Escape Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey provides cozy warmth on cool days. The lofted Thermal fabric breathes well and wicks moisture and extended back pockets provide a range of storage options for long rides. Made for layering, the zipper features internal flap construction to protect jerseys or base layers from snagging.


FEATURES:

  • ELITE Thermal Fleece fabric provides superior insulation, moisture transfer, dry time and odor–resistance
  • Internal welted zipper design for wind protectionWjI5dlphVzFoWjJWekxtcGxkQzVqYjIwdmJXUTFMekZrTVRGbE16azBZamRsWTJZNE16VmhPVFE1T1RkaFpHVmlPR0UwTjJJMExqVXdNQT09MnhsYzNWamEzTQ,,
  • External logo elastic with silicone grip on back to hold jersey in place while riding
  • Three back pockets plus additional external storage for quick, easy access
  • Softshell Lite center back pocket for splash protection
  • Optimally placed reflective elements for low-light visibility

P.R.O. Barrier WxB Shoe Cover

FC6483_largeWith a waterproof P.R.O. Barrier exterior and fleece interior, this is our most versatile shoe cover for cool, wet and windy conditions. It features a new closure system that’s sleek and easy to use, plus a Kevlar bottom that adds durability. Recommended for road shoes with external cleats, it also has reflective elements for low-light visibility.

FEATURES:

  • P.R.O. Barrier WxB fabric provides optimal wind and water protection
  • Waterproof, taped external seam
  • FC6487_593eb160-c1eb-4d7d-be1c-8c7721252f49Fleece lined interior for warmth
  • Second Generation Two stage hook and loop closure provides both sleek fit and easy on and off
  • Kevlar® road bottom spreads open for easy on and off while providing superior durability
  • Recommended for road shoes with external cleats
  • Reflective elements for low–light visibility

P.R.O. Softshell Lite Glove

$_1For those cool days that don’t require full hand insulation, our updated P.R.O. Softshell Lite gloves are perfect for keeping the wind at bay and you warm with stretch P.R.O. Softshell back of hand coverage. A Clarino synthetic leather palm with our 1:1 palm construction offers improved control feel and eliminates the seam under the thumb for long ride comfort. Conductive thumb and index fingers allow quick use of any smart phone or music player without having to remove your gloves.

FEATURES:

  • P.R.O. Softshell fabric on back of hand provides optimal wind and water protection
  • Clarino synthetic leather palm provides superior softness and durability
  • Conductive synthetic leather on index finger and thumb works with touch screen devices
  • 1:1 Glove fit maximizes finger dexterity for shifting and braking
  • Simple pull–on design
  • Long gauntlet keeps wrists warm
  • Reflective elements for low–light visibility
  • Soft, windproof fleece wiping surface on thumb

Men’s SELECT Softshell Glove

$_1 (1)The lightly insulated fleece lined interior of our men’s SELECT Softshell Gloves works in conjunction with a windproof and water resistant 3-layer softshell exterior to keep your hands warm on cool, blustery days. Conductive thumb and index fingers allow quick use of any smart phone or music player without having to remove your gloves.

FEATURES:

  • SELECT Softshell fabric sets the benchmark for affordable wind and water protection
  • Synthetic leather strategically placed in high–wear areas
  • Conductive synthetic leather on index finger and thumb works with touch screen devices
  • Fleece lined for warmth. Rated to below zero degress conditions
  • Soft windproof fleece wiping surface
  • Silicone screened palm for a performance grip
  • Simple pull–on design
  • Reflective elements for low–light visibility

Shop news

The days are getting shorter, the nights colder and the mornings are fairly fresh as we enter the depths of Autumn. You know what – it’s some of the best riding conditions you can get. While there is a freshness in the air at dawn (and into the morning) the days are usually clear. The wind conditions are often perfect too. So we have a little news for you before you head out on the bike.

C1 Power Cranks

PowerTap-C1-Chainring-CranksetWe have two sets of PowerTap C1 cranks at clearance prices. Usually these bad boys are $1099, but we are clearing them for just $499! Yes insane price for power meter technology. The two sets we have are BCD 110 and suit a 5 arm crank technology. The chain rings are 52/36T, which seems to be becoming the new standard.

These will not hang around long at this price so get in to get yours before they are gone.

Lighting

azur-65-30-lumens-usb-front-and-rear-light-set-ALUSBLSAs we mentioned the days are getting shorter and at the end of the month daylight savings ends, returning us to dark starts and darker ends to the day. Staying visible in these conditions is critical to staying safe on your bike. Not just to see the road ahead, but simply to remain visible to larger transport. How are your lights?

We have an array of front and rear lights to help you remain safe out on your bike. For as little as $50 we can set you up with front and rear lights.

Pearl Izumi

pearl-izumi-select-wxb-jacket-yellow-frontWith the days getting shorter, the cooler conditions follow. Soon our crisp mornings will turn to cold and we are ready for it. We have just placed our winter order of Pearl Izumi which will include winter jerseys, vests, jackets, gloves and some cool shoe covers. The quality of Pearl Izumi clothing is up there with the best, which is why we stock it. We know they fit well and we know they do exactly what they say. In this instance to keep you warmer and drier when the days are colder and a little damp and nasty.

They land in early April, just in time for Easter and ready for the colder days. Come in and get them or even come in and pre-order your size.

 

Clif Bars

clifWe have just had a shipment of the great Clif Bars. Wholesome ingredients. Performance nutrition. And great taste. Whether you’re on a 235km bike ride or exploring a new trail, this energy bar is built to sustain your adventure. We have Choc Hip, Blueberry Crisp, Peanut Butter, White Chocolate & Macadamia, Choc Almond Fudge & my personal favourite Oatmeal, Rasin & Walnut.

Also we have got in four great flavours of Clif Bloks. These are a great energy shot just when you need it. Come in and grab a pack of Black Cherry, Strawberry, Orange or Mountain Berry

Meet our new mechanic – Brad Clark

Hi all –  we thought we would take the opportunity to introduce our new mechanic Brad Clark. Brad has been with us coming up on 3 months and getting some rave reviews on his work. He has been going the extra mile to address the little things that would become a problem for a customer later, and much to the appreciation from our customers. Now while Brad has been doing a fantastic job, we wanted to tell you a little about our humble mechanic.

imageBrad is a 41 year old veteran of the industry. He commenced working in bike shops as a kid helping out. He has built up over 30 years working in and around bike shops, and has seen more things than most of us. From a shop boy, he is now our mechanic. Brad has 9 bikes of his own. He has a Specialised Enduro Pro MTB, a Celeste Bianchi running a traditional Campagnolo groupset, but his pure joy is his Trek Boone CX bike. He is only too happy to have a discussion about unique requirements or explain why a problem may be re-occurring for our customers.

Lets dig a little deeper. Lets look at Brad, the cyclist. Brad has experience in most disciplines in cycling. He has competed in road, MTB, triathlon and now enjoys the atmosphere of competing in CX. He has been pretty successful over the journey. In one year he was ranked in the top 10 in the state on the Road, MTB and Triathlon series. Handy! He has won several club championships in the past at his old club down at Warragul in Gippsland. He even has a result, beating our 2011 Tour de France champion, Cadel Evans, in a MTB race. Yeah we know, well before Cadel was a TdF champion, but how many of us can claim that one. These days the type of racing that excites Brad are “bike packing” events like the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, starting 18th March and travelling some 5,500kms from Fremantle to Sydney. A solo odyssey indeed.

Most importantly we asked Brad how he likes his coffee. “STRONG !!” came the answer. Just like his work as our bike mechanic. Next time you are in the shop introduce yourself or have a chat to him about the work on your bike. Like us you are likely to be impressed.

Keep up the great work Brad.

 

Some NEW products in store

Its time to get yourself in store to check some great new products. Is it time to get a new road helmet, combined with some great looking sunglasses. Perhaps check out our CCW shop kit.

SH+ Helmets & Sunglasses

SH+ are an Italian manufacturing company with nearly 40 years of designing and manufacturing helmets, goggles and sunglasses. Starting as a small family business, developing helmet technology and accessories for some of the largest Italian helmet brands, in 2001, they decided to develop their helmets, goggles and sunglasses. SH+ was born.

90-003-2We have some great Shabli & Shabli S-Line helmets in stock. These helmets come with the aesthetics that only the Italians can deliver. With full In-Mold helmet technology, 26 air vents to keep you cool in the Aussie summer and an internally mounted bug net to keep out the nasties. Super comfy and a wide size range (55cm-60cm) in a variety of colours. Each helmet comes with an aero cover to keep the cold out on those cold days in the dead of winter.

RG4600 Green & GoldAdditionally we have a range of great SH+ Sunglasses. These have all the flair of an Italian sprinter. Some models have 2 extra different lens colours (orange & clear) for different weather conditions and are easily interchangeable. These are the perfect complimenting accessory for your SH+ Helmet

Croydon Cycleworks Jerseys and Bibshorts

I’m sure you have seen them. There are plenty out there because we sold out.

What am I talking about – yes our Aussie Green n’ Gold Croydon Cycleworks Jerseys and bib shorts. These compliment our original Croydon Cycleworks kit in shop colours. We have had so much demand we have just made another order and we have more arriving very soon to suit guys and girls in a range of sizes.

Don’t miss out this time around on this great looking kit.

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Cervelo S3 Di2 Disc – Uber cool

Cervelo are truly a world leader when it comes to creating fast bikes. The aerodynamic S Series bikes are recognised as one of the best aerodynamic frames ever built. It doesn’t matter whether you are a racer, hill climber, beach rd cruiser or just a ride a couple of times a week kind of rider, this bike has something for you. With the introduction of disc brakes, this bike is now, even better!

Cervelo-S3-Disc_disc-brake-carbon-aero-road-race-bike_angledThis is a bike that needs to be ridden to be believed!

While all the same properties of the world championship winning S3 are still maintained in this frame, the 2017 model has been improved to be stronger and stiffer and ultimately faster! Dropping the constraints imposed by rim braking technology, the new frame is 40g lighter, 9% stiffer and therefore saves watts at the same speed as previous S3 frames.

All of this translates to superior handling and control, giving you the confidence to pull away from the peloton or put the hurt on your Saturday morning group ride.

So what do we get in this package. You get the world class and world beating Cervelo S3 Frame with a tapered S3 fork to suit disc brakes. Patented Cervelo aero carbon seat post and integrated handlebars and computer mount, FSA SLK (52-36) crank set combining with Ultegra Di2 to make up the remainder of a groupset that sings like an angelic choir. All of this amazing package rolls on a set of ENVE SES 3.4 wheels assembled especially for Cervelo.

You need to come in store and talk to us about this bike and a take this out for a short test ride. You will love it.

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How long since your last bike fit?

IMG_0115_100pcWe love riding our bikes.We ride them as often as we are able. One thing that we don’t necessarily notice while we are riding is changes in our own power, strength or flexibility.

Everyone wants to feel comfortable or go fast; or both. Improvements or decline in any of these areas, or an injury that has been sustained will change your ability to get the most speed or comfort out of your ride.

Changes in any of these elements, can lead to a need for a bike fit.

The Guru

It doesn’t matter whether you are a road cyclist, mountain biker, commuter or just like to cruise the bike paths, an athlete or just a casual rider, the need for a bike fit is the same.

A good fit gets the most of what you want out of the bike and lowers the chance of sustaining a repetitive injury.

A poor bike fit can lead to upper back/shoulder injury, lower back/hip injury or knee injuries just to list a few. This will probably lead to multiple trips to the physiotherapist.

Our staff have collectively over 20 years of bike fitting experience, coupled with our state of the art in store technology to deliver you the most comfortable or fast set up on the bike. Most of all we know how a great bike fit should feel. We know what most riders want and we aim to deliver that with our bike fits. So for little more than two trips to a physio, we can give you the bike fit that suits your needs.

Check out our bike fit system online and book a session with one of our bike fit staff here

Give us a call in the shop on 03 9723 5164 if you have any questions

Power Sale – Amazing deals

Power Meters & using power as a means to measure your effort is universally recognised as the best measure of your training intensity. All professional teams utilise power in their arsenal of tools to measure how hard they are training and how that reflects in a race. We recommend that if you are trying to get stronger and more powerful on the bike – these are great tools to help you reach your goals.

We have some amazing deals on power products in store at the moment. With crank, chainring and pedal power meters in store we have something that will suit most buyers. We have Powertap and Infocrank models in store. Stock is definitely limited and once these amazing items are gone

50% off RRP for new Pedals, Chainrings and Cranks

Powertap P1 Pedals

pedals_p1_frontWe have a set of new Powertap P1 pedals (RRP $1699) at 50% off. These aren’t ordinary pedals. The P1 pedal is a simple, intelligent and uncompromising design that provides the same proven PowerTap accuracy and reliability. The simple one-piece design easily mounts to any crank and does not require calibration nor installation angle setting, providing a true “plug-and-play” experience. The P1 also features dual band ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART for compatibility with a multitude of head units and smart devices. Plus, the independent measurement opens the possibility for a new set of pedaling metrics previously unavailable to help give you the ultimate competitive edge.

We also have an ex-demo pair at 25% off marked price (marked $1099). Refurbished and ready to go.

Powertap C1 Chainrings

PowerTap-C1-Chainring-CranksetWe have two sets of new Powertap C1 chainring (RRP $1099) at 50% off. The C1 chainring is a full featured, crank-based power meter that features dual-sided measurement. The FSA-made, one-piece chainring design provides added stiffness for shifting no matter the terrain. Available 52/36 chainring tooth option for 5 bolt, 110 BCD cranks, the C1 mounts to existing hardware on the bike. Additionally, dual band ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART connectivity make the C1 an obvious choice for riders looking for more features and better value.

InfoCrank power meter

infocrank-power-meter-763We have two sets of these amazing Verve InfoCrank power meters (RRP $1950) in store at 50% off. InfoCrank is loved by the pros and Institutes, but in reality it was designed for cyclists like yourself who want to improve their cycling performance. We often hear that InfoCrank works so well, day in day out, that cyclists forget it’s on their bike. The InfoCrank convinced British Cycling, who recently signed a deal to make the InfoCrank their power meter of choice for the foreseeable future – and when watt-obsessed British Cycling put their faith in a power meter, it’s time to sit up and take note

Head in and check them out in the shop today as they will not last too long.

2017 Tour of Italy – Its getting closer

Its just 3 months until commencement of our first Croydon Cycleworks overseas tour for 2017. Our tourists are getting very excited as they prepare to tackle some of northern Italy’s famed climbs of the Dolomites and Stelvio National Park. Its the Centenary Giro d’Italia, so expect some amazing racing, to go with some amazing riding for the crew. Don’t forget the amazing food too!

Before I tell you more and whet your appetite – We are taking interest for 2018 now, so get your name down. Pop into the shop or give us a call on 97235164 and speak to Nick or David, this years guides for the tour.

Passo Valparola - Italy 2014

Passo Valparola – Italy 2014

We can not begin to tell you how amazing this Italian region is for cycling. The crew will tackle the Dolomite’s famous Selle Ronde and Marmolada loops, plus other classic Giro climbs that have set up winners past and will do so again in 2017. Photos can not do this road cycling playground justice. This year we have a surprise route for the tourists that will blow their mind. The scenery is just stunning.

In 2016, our tourists were roadside when Orica BikeExchange’s adopted Aussie (Colombian) Estaban Chaves, led all riders home to victory over a profile that included 7 mountain passes. A fantastic day and a true privilege to watch.

Switchbacks - Italy 2014

Switchbacks – Italy 2014

Our tourists will then head to the town of Bormio at the foot of both the Passo Gavia & the Cima Coppi for 2017, the Passo Stelvio. The Stelvio is one of those near the top of a bucket list riding experiences. Starting out in Bormio, the climb is on from the word go. We travel through snow tunnels along the mountain side before reaching some of the famed switchbacks, that symbolise this climb. Rising to over 2750m above sea level, this is a true monster of a climb and one that provides the ultimate in satisfaction. Our tourists will get an amazing day, as the Giro will pass through Bormio when they are in town, tackling the Stelvio Pass, not once but twice, before a flying descent to the finish back in Bormio. This is just one of those days that will sit in the memory of those by the roadside forever.

Giro leader

Giro leader

Our last destination is Valdobbiadene, back in the southern Dolomites region. Again some amazing riding in store plus access to the races on climbs such as Piancavallo, where Marco Pantani decimated most of the peloton to secure part one of his 1998 Giro – Tour double. We also have access to the Hors Categorie climb of Monte Grappa, where our tourists saw an amazing mountain time trial victory by Columbian Nairo Quintana, to secure his maiden Giro d’Italia overall win.

 

The last days of Summer – some great deals in store

The end of summer will be fast upon us and with it goes the closing of a great summer of riding opportunities. While the weather is great come in and get some great deals for on road and off road bikes, plus plenty of accessories at really low prices.

imageWe have great deals on Rocky Mountain and Focus MTBs, both Dual Suspension and Hard Tail models. Some as much as 20% off RRP. Rocky Mountain are a great north American family owned and market leading brand, that is now making inroads Down Under. Focus are a German brand and very competitively priced, with a German sense of craftsmanship. No better time to cash in and get a great deal.

Cervelo-S3-Disc_disc-brake-carbon-aero-road-race-bike_angledWe have some great Road Bikes at reduced prices at the moment. Our family of Cervelo and Focus road bikes are tried and tested by the Croydon Cycleworks team and staff. Why do we ride them? They are awesome. Doesn’t matter whether you are a racer, like climbing the local hills or cruising by the beach. We have some great deals for you in store.  However don’t take our word for it, come in and test ride one. Just arrived we have the incredibly slick Cervelo S3, with Ultegra Di2, Disc brakes and ENVE wheels in store at the moment. This is a ride that the rest of your bunch will envy (pardon the pun). This one wont stay on the shelf for long is our guess!

We have a great range of commuters, hybrids and cruising bikes too. If you like to cruise the bike paths or rail trails we have some great options to show you in store. All shapes and sizes, plus both men’s and ladies bikes. Of course don’t forget our eBikes. These are taking Melbourne by storm. Don’t want the hassle of driving into work on the freeway, bumper to bumper traffic? Think you live too far from work to commute? These make your commute seriously easier and less time consuming. Plenty of bike trails make it very easy these days. Get to and from work, fresh and with less stress. We have something for everyone.

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Come and see us in store or give us a call on 03 97235164

Come to our Rocky Mountain demo day

26th February 2017 9am

Have you ridden a Rocky Mountain mountain bike yet?

If not we are giving you a great chance to try them out at the Lake Mountain Super G Family Ride Day. It’s on from 9am Sunday 26th Feb.

The new Cascades Trail will be opened with 14km of riding, 250 climbing, 620m of descending and 100% FUN!

On the day we will have a range of Rocky Mountain bikes there available for trialling as a demo bike. These bikes are just amazing and we have some amazing deals in store 0n dual suspension and hardtail mountain bikes at the moment.

Try out:

  • Altitude
  • Element
  • Thunderbolt
  • plus others

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On the day there will be a free skills clinic, plus mechanical support, plus to top it all off JUST $10 for all day shuttle back to the start. This is a day that can’t be missed. These are bikes that have to be ridden to be believed how good they are.

Bring the kids and they will have a ball while you try out some great bikes.

For the kids there will be (free)

  • Jumping Castle
  • Tube Run
  • Pump Track
  • Fun Bike Race

For more info: Murrindindi Cycle Club Website or Facebook page