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.

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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

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

Have you considered a bike fit?

Looking to get more aero, or a bit more power on the bike? Perhaps a bit more comfortable while riding? Perhaps you get off the bike just feeling sore? If you answered yes to any of these you should consider a full bike fit, especially if you find you are ending up with injuries or excessive soreness during or after a ride.

IMG_3441At Croydon Cycleworks, we utilise a combination of state of the art technology and our years of experience in fitting cyclists for all manner of disciplines. Our aim is to deliver you a service that not only finds you the position that you are searching for, but a service that you will tell everyone else about too.

So perhaps you are a triathlete or racing cyclist and you are aiming to save more watts. We can review both your current position, but also explore other position options that will make you more streamlined on the bike. However, we will never get you more aero at the expense of power. In fact we can also look to optimise your power/aerodynamics combination.

IMG_3442For some of you, comfortability on the bike may be the issue. Maybe you suffer lower back pain/hip pain, hamstring tightness, knee pain? Maybe you get sore in the shoulders, neck or arms? With our adjustments to your position we can address these pain points and more. We look at all elements of saddle height & position, crank length and cleat position plus how you are set up at the cockpit/handlebars region.

Just compare the cost of a bikefit with 2 or 3 trips to a physio and you will see it makes sense.

Book one here now: Bikefit

Have you tried Shimano RC7 Road Shoes?

We have just taken delivery of the latest Shimano road shoe in our range – The RC7!

A mid-range show that offers all the performance of race shoe and the comfort of an all day riding shoe.

sh-rc700-sw_01Employing Shimano’s Dynalast last, the RC7 uses a one-piece upper construction and a rigid carbon fiber composite sole to ensure efficiency and deliver as lighter weight as possible. The carbon sole carries a stiffness rating of 10, which is good enough to sprint on and not loose those valuable watts to power loss. The perforated upper design allows for good ventilation without affecting comfort or support.

It utilises Boa IP1 closure system allows for quick, micro tension adjustments and the Powerzone wire guide increases tunability, helping to ensure consistent closure tension and above all rider comfort.

Claimed weight is a light 245g. Also comes in wide fit!

2016 FOCUS CX End of Season Sale

The Focus Mares cyclocross range is one of the most versatile bikes on the market. Whether you are a commuter, bike path trundler, Warby trail warrior or CX racer, these bikes have you covered.

With options galore, carbon or alloy, disc brakes or cantilever, there is a bike here for you. We have a number of the last 2016 FOCUS cyclocross bikes in store and on sale. The 2017 range is coming and so do the 2017 prices. Here is your chance to secure a bargain.

Not a racer then this bike gives you the secure feel of a road bike, coupled with the robust nature required for when the conditions get a little less favourable. You can skip from a trail, to a bike path, to the road without even moving off the saddle.

We like to race. Our legs are burning and lungs screaming in the cold air. For those filthy and muddy days, the FOCUS is the perfect companion. So light that it’s carried with ease. So fast that it’s the choice of pros. So robust it won’t let you down. The MARES is packed with 25 years of cyclocross tradition. You’re prepared for anything.

cx-mares-2016-ultegraMares CX Disc Ultegra

  • Best carbon cyclo-cross fork & frame available
  • Shimano Ultergra Groupset & SR685 hydraulic disc-brakes
  • R.A.T thru axle
  • DT Swiss R24 spline disc wheelset

Was:$4699 NOW:$3699

fo16_mares_cx_disc_rivalMares CX Disc Rival

  • Best carbon cyclo-cross fork & frame available
  • SRAM Rival Groupset & Rival HRD disc-brakes
  • R.A.T thru axle
  • CEX CD 4.0 disc wheelset

Was:$3799 NOW:$2999

fo16_mares_ax_disc_apexMares AX Disc Apex

  • Alloy cyclo-cross frame & carbon fork
  • SRAM Apex Groupset & SRAM HRD700 disc-brakes
  • R.A.T thru axle
  • CEX CD 4.0 disc wheelset

Was:$2499 NOW:$1999

fo15_mares_cx_disc_apex2015 Mares AX Disc Apex (Used sparingly)

  • Alloy cyclo-cross frame & carbon fork
  • SRAM Apex Groupset & SRAM HRD700 disc-brakes
  • R.A.T thru axle
  • CEX CD 4.0 disc wheelset

New:$2499 NOW:$1400

 

2016 FOCUS Cayo End of Season Sale

We have a number of 2016 FOCUS Cayo road bikes in stock that are ready to ride out of the shop and into the beautiful spring weather ahead. These have to be ridden to be believed.

The FOCUS Cayo is an amazingly comfortable road bike, with arguably the best carbon frame in its class. Its achieved the ultimate feel. Optimal stiffness, without compromising “comfort-ability”. A first ride will be testament to how comfortable this bike is for you. Old roads simply feel like they are newly paved. Add in internal cable routing to safeguard cables against dirt and water, and you have some beautifully clean lines on this bike.

For many of us it has been our bike of choice, so we speak from a position of experience. You will not be disappointed.

fo16_cayo_team_replica_force_c2c5d0c9c0CAYO TEAM REPLICA FORCE

  • Superlight, stiff and comfortable
  • SRAM Force 11sp Groupset
  • Fulcrum CEX 6.5 wheels
  • Fi’zi:k components

Was $3599 NOW: $2879


CAYO  AL 105

  • Lightweight Alloy frame with carbon fork
  • Shimano 105 11sp Groupset
  • Fulcrum CEX 7.0 wheels
  • Concept EX components

Was $2499 NOW: $1999


cayo_-tiagraCAYO Tiagra

  • Superlight, stiff and comfortable
  • Shimano 10sp Groupset
  • Concept EX wheels
  • Concept EX components

Was $1999 NOW: $1799


2016_focus_cayo_discCAYO Disc Ultegra

  • Superlight, stiff and comfortable
  • Shimano Ultegra Groupset & SR685 hydraulic disc-brakes
  • DT Swiss R24 Spline thru-axle wheels
  • Concept CPX components

Was $4199 NOW: $3569


2016_focus_cayo_disc_donna_ultegraCAYO Donna Disc Ultegra

  • Superlight, stiff and comfortable
  • Shimano Ultegra Groupset & SR685 hydraulic disc-brakes
  • DT Swiss R24 Spline thru-axle wheels
  • Concept CPX components

Was $4199 NOW: $3569


cayo-al-105CAYO  AL 105

  • Lightweight Alloy frame with carbon fork
  • Shimano 105 11sp Groupset
  • Concept EX wheels
  • Concept EX components

Was $1699 NOW: $1299

 

2016 FOCUS Dual Suspension MTB End of Season Sale

Our 2016 FOCUS Duel Suspension MTB range is now available with some amazing prices. Once these are gone they are gone as our new 2017 season range comes in with 2017 prices. These are real high performers with Australian championship podium performances.

 

FOCUS SAM C Pro

What a great ride. This great Enduro can handle even the most remote trails. Its a tried and tested, 27.5″ aggressively modern geometry with shorter chainstays for even livelier handling. Combine that with impressive agility uphill and this is a joy to ride.Its the current SAM Carbon frame with 160mm travel, RockShox Pike fork and a SRAM X01 groupset and the full package weighs in at just 12.5kg.

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FOCUS SPINE

We have three 2016 FOCUS SPINE Dualies in stock. Ths bike does it all. Maybe you are after a quick spin after work, a full trail tour, or maybe a motocross adventure in the mountains? Your choice and this range delivers. A 27.5″ trail bike with 120mm of travel, the frame unites and balances a smooth running with a touch of playfulness. The geometery allows for truly agile ascents, while still allowing ample fun on any technical downhill.

FOCUS SPINE Elite

FOCUS SPINE Elite

FOCUS SPINE Elite

  • Alloy frame with 120mm travel
  • RockShox suspension components
  • 10sp Shimano XT Groupset

 

Was $2899 NOW: $2399

 

 

FOCUS SPINE EVO

FOCUS SPINE EVO

FOCUS SPINE EVO

  • Alloy frame with 120mm travel
  • RockShox suspension components
  • SRAM GX Groupset

Was $3799 NOW: $2999

 

FOCUS SPINE C Factory

FOCUS SPINE C Factory

FOCUS SPINE C Factory

  • Carbon frame with 120mm travel
  • RockShox Pike fork with 120mm travel
  • SRAM X01 Groupset

Was $6999 NOW: $5599

Rocky Mountain Bicycles – Coolest of the Cool!

For 35 years, Rocky Mountain bicycles have been designing, developing, and perfecting mountain bikes in and around the north shore of Vancouver, British Columbia.

These guys are the coolest thing out of Canada – yes more cool than Michael J Fox, Alanis Morrissette, Justin Beiber and Michael Buble combined!

A Canadian family owned business, these guys are riders and racers like you and me. Yes they have tested it in the British Columbia wilderness, and they have taken things more extremes than we ever could. They really appreciate all the challenges and needs of riders, from weekend warriors to seasoned pros.

The diverse playground of British Columbia has offered Rocky Mountain Bicycles the ideal proving grounds for all types of riding. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate race machine, an all-mountain bike, or a trusty all-rounder for weekend thrills, they build exceptional bicycles to fit your riding style.

AND we have them in stock!

XC Hardtails & XC Dual Suspension MTBs, Trails and Enduros are all in stock.

Come in and check them out and we can make you the coolest cat on the trails

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Simple to use, packed with features and reliable makes for a perfect training companion.

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Wahoo Fitness is a tech-fitness company that has created an ecosystem of sensors and devices for runners, cyclists and fitness enthusiasts.

Wahoo has always made premium quality gadgets and accessories and really made there mark with there direct drive trainers, recently Wahoo have released there very own GPS cycling computer to rival the big players on the market such as Garmin, Magelan ect…..

The Elemnt is a great unit packed with features in a sleek simple too use format, ANT+ and Smart Bluetooth allows for endless possibilities and use of sensors on you and your bike.
Smart Bluetooth also means for seamless phone integration giving on screen and audio- visual notifications and updates.
The Elemnt comes with a free Smart phone app used for customisation of the unit, settings and to review your ride data.

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First thing you will notice is how nice the packaging is, offering a great run down on features and product info.
When you first pick up the Elemnt you will love the size, its not too big not too small and very thin and light.
Wahoo have been great and from the start supplied you with all the different mounts including a Time trial mount, a stem mount and a very nice out front mont shown below.

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From your first ride with the Elemnt you will very quickly figure out the layout of the screen and come to love it, its very natural and easy to read.
when you set up your Elemnt you will choose how many pages of data you want and prefrence ten data fields of your choice from 1-10 for each page, the Element has two buttons which allow you add or remove fields from your two top prefrence up the whole ten selected.
The Elemnt also has mapping and navigation, its simple but effective in a jam.

Along the top and left side of the unit there is a series of LED lights, the top ones offer a very easy visual notification for ride pause/ resume and phone notifications.
on the left side the lights can be used to give a refrence to things like average speed, heart rate or power so you can easily manage your ride.

When your ride is done and you hit end, Element shows you a great overview of your ride giving the range of temps, elevation, speed, time ect.
you then also have the option to look at the stats for your week helping you stay ontop of your training.

Through the included iphone app Elemnt will automaticly upload your ride for review on the Phone or a computer, then if you choose automaticly upload to third party apps such as Strava or Training Peaks.

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Pictured here is a reality check of what winter mornings in the mountains are like in Melbourne.

The Wahoo Elemnt is a unit perfect for anyone from the recreational rider all the up to elite racers.
A very valuable tool that will help you as a cyclist grow and improve.
The element is not full of fancy graphics and touch screens, instead Wahoo have developed a smart easy to use interface that simpily works and offers outstanding battery life.
Wahoo also have a great range of smart sensors perfectly matched to the Elemnt, but dont worry all your existing sensors will still work.

Come in to the shop and have a chat with us about this great product and have a play for yourself. At $499 the Elemnt offers a lot in a quality unit that will enhance your riding for years to come. Good to know that Wahoo fitness offer excellent backup and support, and are continually improving the software and adding features which will keep your Elemnt bang up to date.

Alex Drabble.

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