South Melbourne

462 City Road
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone: (03) 8680 2939

Opening Hours:
Mon 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm

South Melbourne

99 Bikes Customer Review

Mon 25th June HOURS:

2:00pm - 6:00pm

About this shop

e-Bike Expert Shop

99 Bikes South Melbourne is conveniently located on City Road, with easy on-street parking. Our South Melbourne bike shop has a huge range of road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, commuter bikes, fixie bikes, cruiser bikes, BMX and kids bikes. Open 7 days, with on-site bicycle mechanic, offering servicing and repairs on any bike, any brand. 99 Bikes offer the guaranteed best price on bikes, parts and accessories on world leading brands such as Garmin, Shimano, GoPro, Merida, Norco, Apollo, Mongoose, Schwinn and more. 99 Bikes are the bike shop for riders in Melbourne's bay area, servicing Albert Park, South Melbourne, St Kilda, Port Melbourne and surrounding areas.

Shop Expertise & Services

e-Bike Expert Centre

This shop is staffed with trained e-bike specialists, a comprehensive range of e-bikes to choose from, and e-bikes ready for a 24 hour demo. Learn more »

Finance Options

Ride now, pay later with simple, fast and flexible payment solutions from zipMoney. Apply online in less than three minutes. Learn more »

Bike Fitting

The perfect bike deserves the perfect fit. Each new bike comes with a free assessment on our professional bike fitting jig. Learn more »

Suspension Forks & Shock Servicing

A fork seal and oil change might be just what the doctor ordered for your suspension forks and shock. Our mechanics will keep your travel buttery smooth.

Maintenance Classes for Club 99 Members

Learn the basics of how to maintain your bike, how to change a tube, and how to keep your bike clean. Classes are free for Club 99 members. Learn more »


Meet The Team

Name: Jonny Inskip
Role: Team Leader
Customer Service Experience: I moved here from the UK in 2016 and this is my first time working in a bike shop and I absolutely love it. My background is actually in the cinema industry where I worked in many different roles for over 10 years from selling tickets and popcorn, working as a projectionist showing films, and then for the last 5 years as a Film Booker selecting the films shown in cinemas across the UK.
Riding Experience: I first got into riding after signing up to a charity bike ride from London to Brighton to raise money for a cancer charity that was close to my heart. From the moment I got on my first road bike and started training for that event I was hooked. From there I went on to do a number of other rides and am always to do long ride events. Over the last few years I have started doing Duathlons and Triathlons, and love combined different disciplines but the bike leg is always my strongest!
Expertise: Road bikes, triathlon and single speed.
What do you love about bikes?: Freedom, adventure and fitness. When you go somewhere by bike you always see so much more than you do in a car, and the only petrol you have to pay for is food, and I bloody love food!
Current Bikes: Specialized Allez, Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod, Pedal Messenger Detroit.
Favourite Ride: In Australia it would be either the Great Ocean Road or a day in the Dandenong, and back in the UK, anywhere in the Surrey Hills.

Name: Pierce Walker
Role: Sales Consultant
Customer Service Experience: After working in the Business sector for a couple of years after Year 12, I began my career at 99 Bikes Port Melbourne in June 2016 and have since learnt to cater for a variety of customer needs.
Riding Experience: 10 years of riding experience with 4 years of Crit/ Road racing competing in races all over Victoria. Recreational mountain biking when I have the opportunity with riding experience throughout country Victoria and some trails in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Expertise: Road bikes
What do you love about bikes?: The freedom riding can bring and being able to catch up with mates and go for a ride for a couple of hours.
Current Bikes: Carbon racing road bike, soon to be Merida Scultura 6000.
Favourite Ride: Hotham, Falls Creek or Mount Buffalo.

Name: Tyler Umbers
Role: Sales Consultant
Customer Service Experience: Before moving to Melbourne to study for a degree in Industrial Design I gained valuable experience working in my hometown of Horsham, Victoria. I worked at the local motorcycle store and later at SuperCheapAuto. Due to the high level of one on one customer interaction both these jobs required I have been able to develop an excellent customer service skill set. I pride myself on being able to relate to customer's needs and experiences which allows me to provide the customer with a genuinely awesome experience when they shop with us.
Riding Experience: I have been riding BMX recreationally for over 10 years, occasionally competing in local competitions. I ride just about anything I can find but I definitely prefer riding bowls and trails when I can. I also recently started riding downhill MTB as a few of my close mates are into it and I was immediately hooked. It's a very different experience compared to BMX but it's equally as fun and sometimes twice as scary.
Expertise: BMX and Dual-suspension MTB.
What do you love about bikes?: I love how much fun I can have on my bike. Some of the best travelling experiences of my life have happened because I was surrounded by the awesome people I have met from riding. I also love how it's completely up to me to create the experience I get when riding. I can relax and just enjoy riding or I can push myself and progress.
Current Bikes: FitbikeCo Dugan BMX frame custom build and a Norco Atomik downhill MTB.
Favourite Ride: On my BMX I love riding fast bowls, St Kilda and Noble Park skateparks are my current to go spots. As for downhill Black Hill lookout in Ballarat is a favourite, particularly the open cut run.

Name: Alex Haden
Role: Sales Consultant
Customer Service Experience: I finished year 12 in 2016 and went into building bikes over the summer. After that I did food delivery on my bike for a couple of months which was a good start. Since I'm relatively young 99bikes is providing me with a great learning experience!
Riding Experience: I started out riding recumbent trikes in a sport known locally as HPU. I did this for 8 years and in that time my team won multiple events becoming the best school team in Australia with our carbon fiber hand crafted vehicle. Since moving on to road cycling I've become an ambassador in the Knights Of Suburbia -Cervelo Team. I've now been racing MTB and road for 6 years
Expertise?: Road, MTB and Mechanical experience
What do you love about bikes?: Everything. From Crit Racing to Tours, to Gran Fondo events, sweet MTB trails and even just cleaning and maintaining my bikes. Cycling has an amazing community culture!
Current Bikes: Colnago CLX 2.0 and Giant Trance 1.
Favourite Ride: Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill out in the Otway's.

Name: Colin Grimaud
Role: Head Mechanic
Customer Service Experience: With professional wine expert experience in luxury restaurant for years, I now love to share my passions for wines and bikes. Started in France at 10 in my father’s bike shop I quickly followed racing teams around my country and shared my mechanic skills on the spot. After working in the wine industry I came back to my first passion, bikes, 2 years ago when I arrived in Melbourne.
Riding Experience: All sorts of riding, I like it fast, original, fun and shared with good company.
Expertise: Road bike, Commuters, Vintage, Custom and Mountain Bike of course!
What do you love about bikes?: My heart goes to steel with what I grew up with. I love metal, old school designs and fine components.
Current Bikes: 1982 Bianchi Rekord customized Dura Ace, Peugeot Px Concorde classic
Favourite Ride: Paris-Roubaix and my green hills of France

Name: Simon Soederlind
Role: Mechanic
Customer Service Experience: European customer service professional that has a bit of everything under his belt. Born and raised in a friendly loving environment I tend to reflect this onto the people I meet.  Retail, food and beverage as well as tradie work have taught me the value of good customer relations.  
Riding Experience: The first ever Mountain bike experience I had was in Jarvsö bike park in Sweden back in 2011. I naturally fell in love with Downhill riding as a sport and have been striving to do as much of it as possible since then. I spent one year in Whistler in 2014-15 and this is where mountain biking grew from being a passion to being my religion and lifestyle. A-line, Dirt Merchant or Crab-apple - no matter what trail, I hit it as hard and big as I could which sped up my progression and made me fall even deeper in love with the sport. Dirt under your nails is best enjoyed with friends. Late night mechanic sessions will always be cherished memories and I'm always creating new ones. Day to day riding I do on my custom steel road bike, she's my trusty companion as I enjoy life in the pushbike capital of Australia.
Expertise: Mountain Bikes, old steel frames and anything else that is built to last. 
What do you love about bikes?: A bike will never lie. One of my favourite sayings goes "if you love your bike your bike will love you back’’ and for me there's no greater truth than that. Riding creates friendships and experiences like no other sport. The freedom and thrill of riding is something close to my heart.  
Current Bikes: 2017 Norco Range A7.3. 1988 Giant Super Sierra frame with various modern components.
Favourite Ride: Norco Range on a solid downhill section a few hours after the morning rain has cleared. Moutain biking enjoyed anywhere.