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Cycling Advice

Easy bike maintenance with Velo Academy

No matter how often you ride, it’s well worth learning a few things about how to maintain and adjust your bike. 99 Bikes and Velo Academy have put together a series of videos to help you learn a few basic procedures to help you ride more comfortably, and possibly also get your out of a sticky situation (like failing brakes!) Adjust Seat and Handlebars In this video you’ll learn how to adjust your bike seat and handlebars to…
Good Yarns

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:…
Good Yarns

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…
Events

Join Brisbane’s biggest bike ride for the chance to win $3,000 worth of gift cards

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Buy your entry to the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge now, and go in the running to win your share in $3000 worth of 99 Bikes vouchers! Join thousands of riders as they pedal 100km (or 60km) from South Bank, Brisbane, to Southport on the Gold Coast on Sunday 16 October 2016. This Bicycle Queensland event aims to get more people cycling more often and will be actively fighting heart disease – Australia’s number…