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An update on Upcycle for 2017

99 Bikes customers donated almost 500 bikes as part of our Upcycle initiative. Upcycle gives Australian riders the chance to donate their pre-loved bike to our charity partner, Bikes 4 Life, and at the same time receive a discount on a new bike. In some communities a bicycle is not only a means of transport to places of employment and education, but can also provide people with access to remote sources of food, water, medicine,…
Good Yarns

Travel with purpose competition winners, Chris and Rebecca

Earlier this year we ran a competition to send two people who donated towards Qhubeka to South Africa. Overall, the campaign raised over $10 000! This is the second major contribution from 99 Bikes to Qhubeka, following the $29,933 donated by 99 Bikes employees last financial year. For every $250 raised, Qhubeka is able to provide not only a new bike, but the surrounding incentive programs designed to improve educational, environmental, and social outcomes in South Africa.…
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A quick guide to electric bikes

Not quite a scooter, nor a motorbike. Is it really cycling? What is an electric bike? If you’re not sure how they work and the actual difference between an electric bike versus a regular bike, read on. What is an electric bike? In the simplest sense, an electric bike (or E-Bike) is similar to a regular bike but provides extra power when you’re pedaling. Types of electric bikes All electric bikes fall under one of…
Cycling Advice

Mid-drive systems for electric bikes

  Mid-drive systems provide higher performance and torque than the alternative, hub motor systems. This is because they drive the crank instead of the wheel, taking greater advantage of the bike’s existing gears. This, in turn, delivers more power and range. Bosch Performance Line Designed with functionality and aesthetical appeal in mind, the Performance Line brings a mass of energy to street, dirt and single trail riding alike. The Performance Line is made up of:…
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6 reasons to ride an electric bike

Electric bikes have taken Europe by storm and have since made their way into the Australian market. While the category has been around for a while, in recent years they have made huge steps forward in design, battery and motor capacity, and variety, with electric bikes now available for every kind of rider. Here we’ve listed 6 reasons you should consider trying an electric bike. 1. Free yourself from public transport Tired of listening to the…
Cycling Advice

Riding advice for beginners

If you’ve just recently bought a new bike and are unsure how to get started, keep reading for a few tips to get you going. Getting started If you’re nervous about riding in traffic, find a quiet area to start with, such as your local park. Practise riding single-handed so you can make hand signals, and get comfortable looking over both shoulders to improve your visual awareness. Use your gears Using your gears effectively will make…