South Melbourne Bike Shop
Workshop: (03) 9956 9953
About our South Melbourne Bike Shop
99 Bikes South Melbourne is conveniently located on City Road, with car parking available at the rear of the shop, and on surrounding streets. 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 24 hour turnaround for bike 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 Merida, Norco, Cube, Apollo, Mongoose, Garmin, Shimano, Met and many more. 99 Bikes are the bike shop for riders in Melbourne's bay area, and close to the city 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 »
Ride now, pay later with simple, fast and flexible payment solutions from zipMoney. Apply online in less than three minutes. Learn more »
The perfect bike deserves the perfect fit. Each new bike comes with a free assessment on our professional bike fitting jig. Learn more »
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 »
Wahoo Demo Station
Experience the Wahoo revolution in store today! This store is equipped with the latest in indoor training technology from Wahoo. Head in store for a live demo.
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.
Bike Tyre Recycling
Give a second life to your worn out tyres and tubes. This shop facilitates the recycling of both bike tyres and tubes in store. Learn more »
Meet The Team
Name: Ethan Hammond
Role: Team Leader
Customer Service Experience: After graduating year 12 in 2018, I decided I wanted to work in a bike shop to turn my passion into a career, and have since begun working at 99 Bikes.
Riding Experience: I begun riding road bikes in 2015, and since then have owned many. I love training hard, and have raced crits over the past few years. I often take trips to Bright in Victoria, and ride on the roads and mountains up there.
Expertise: Road Bikes.
What do you love about bikes?: The freedom and joy they bring, as well as the pain and satisfaction of pushing yourself on a hard ride.
Current Bikes: Specialized Allez.
Favourite Ride: Mount Beauty via Tawonga Gap.
Name: Tyler Umbers
Role: Second In Charge
Customer Service Experience: A country boy at heart who’s taken a liking to the big city life, I began working an after school job at the local motorcycle store in my hometown of Horsham at the age of 15. Since then I’ve worked part time throughout high school in a supermarket and an auto parts store. After moving to Melbourne in 2014 to begin studying Industrial Design at RMIT I started at 99 Bikes Port Melbourne in July 2017.
Riding Experience: Over 10 years riding BMX on dirt, park, and street means I’ve got an incredibly well rounded knowledge on just about everything you would ever want to know about BMX bikes. Over the last 2 years I’ve got pretty involved in gravity mountain bike riding after purchasing a downhill bike. I’m enjoying the technical aspect of it but I still have the most fun jumping.
Expertise: BMX, dirt jumpers, and Dual-suspension MTB.
What do you love about bikes?:The joy riding brings me. Getting to spend my days off with a group of my best mates out in the bush or down at the local skatepark having a blast on our bikes. Trying new things and trying to ride weird things that aren’t for bikes to ride on is the best feeling. It gives you such a different perspective of the world around you.
Current Bikes: 2018 FitbikeCo Dugan custom build BMX, 2018 Norco Aurum A7, 1986 Centurion Cross Town commuter and 2017 Merida Scultura Lampre 105 build.
Favourite Ride: BMX - All of Melbourne’s amazing bowls! I love anything fast and flowy, same with MTB riding, fast and flowy.
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 to a huge range 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: 2018 Merida Scultura 5000.
Favourite Ride: Hotham, Falls Creek or Mount Buffalo.
Name: James Nankivell
Role: Sales Consultant
Experience: My background experience is broad, most recently it's been in marketing for a state cycling body, but whether professionally or personally, my life has always been inextricably linked to bikes.
Expertise: Road, mountain and Pedal Prix (that one's a little unusual!).
What do you love about bikes?: The camaraderie of riding with friends, the reward when time and effort in preparation pays off in a successful race or a smooth ride. Watching your performance improve as you ride more, or just escaping the rabble and hitting the dirt. Preferably with tunes.
Current Bikes: Giant Anthem Advanced, Karbona Zodiak, a couple of others.
Favourite Ride: Murray Bridge 24 hour street circuit pedal prix track. I got into this sport back in high school and returning to this big season finale each year feels like going home. I'm also fond of a good road bike hill climb, Norton Summit rd in Adelaide springs to mind. (I know that's two favourites. I cheated).
Name: Colin Grimaud
Role: Head Mechanic
Customer Service Experience: With several years of previous bike mechanic experience I am running the 99 Bikes South Melbourne workshop, the flagship workshop for 99 Bikes in Victoria. I started in France in my father’s workshop and quickly began following racing teams around my country and shared my mechanic skills on the spot. Today, with my current team we have strengthened the level of our workshop to the top of Victoria. I am very confident to work on Di2, eCommuter and eMTB and we are know specialized in forks and shocks services. Fully equipped and trained to bleed any hydro system and to upgrade your road bike or MTB to the latest generation our workshop can even help you to assess and repair your carbon frame through our talented partners. But don't get me wrong, I am also a heavy commuter and with my experience, I can work on any road warrior in a short time frame.
Riding Experience: All sorts of riding, I like it elegant, original, fun, fast and like my wine, 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 cause that is what I grew up with. I love metal, old school designs and fine components but I stay on top of the latest technology in the market (and off it).
Current Bikes: 1982 Bianchi Rekord (fully restored), Soma Wolverine (customized, of course)
Favourite Ride: Paris-Roubaix, my green hills of France, and Lysterfield MTB park.
Name: Mathieu Berthome
Customer Service Experience: From a young age I have been a motocross racer and worked for Yamaha in France. I have 10 years of hospitality experience from around the world in locations such as France, Ireland, Australia, and England. I recently decided to take a opportunity to change my career and to follow my second passion, bicycles! I started as a bicycle mechanic at 99 Bikes Port Melbourne in November 2017 and haven’t looked back.
Riding Experience: All types of riding from single speed city commuting to countryside mountain and gravity riding.
Expertise: Road, single speed and mountain bikes. I am very confident working on eBikes and Shimnao Di2, and I’ve recently completed my SRAM Technical University course, making me especially confident on SRAM suspension servicing as well as drive-train and hydraulic brake systems.
What do you love about bikes?: The more you take care of your bike, the more it will give you back; what a simple but so beautiful relationship.
Current Bikes: 1970 Peugeot convert to a single speed with modern components.
Favourite Ride: South West of France, near the sea peaceful and beautiful.
Name: Riley Terrens
Experience: Just started at 99 Bikes and I'm currently 2 months into my role.
Expertise: Road racing bikes, power meters. Things that make you go faster!
What do you love about bikes?: I love how there is always a bike for everyone. If you want a bike to ride down to the coffee shop, there’s one for you. If you want to geek out on a super fast road bike, there’s one for you as well.
Current Bikes: Giant TCR Fuji CX.
Favourite Ride: Kinglake, out on the backroads.
Name: Adrian Burke
Role: Sales Consultant
Experience: I have ridden mountain bikes all my life and in recent years have gotten into eMTB's. Before starting at 99Bikes in November 2019, I owned and operated 2 Domino's Pizza stores where I maintained a fleet of 6 electric delivery bikes.
Expertise: eBikes and eMTB.
What do you love about bikes?: I've always loved riding but having recently moved to Melbourne from Perth, the best thing about having a bike here is not having to worry about traffic and parking! Living close to the city, I love looking at my GPS and seeing the travel times by cycling are sometimes faster than driving.
Current Bikes: Haibike Hardnine 4.0 eMTB.
Favourite Ride: Lysterfield mountain bike park.