On the Monē

Cyclo touring is nothing new. Super awesome touring bikes are also nothing new, just ask the french…the original bike packers. The wide range of options one has available to go bicycle camping is growing all the time. At Commuter we’ve always taken notice of smaller companies who are making the best stuff to go bike touring with. Monē bikes has us so stoked on his new frames, and here’s why….

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Surly Bridge Clubs are here!

The love child of a troll and an Ogre who were hanging under a bridge scaring cyclists? Not quite! Whilst sporting 650b boots that fit between the 26 and 29 inch size of the Troll and Ogre, the Bridge Club has long days on the road in the mind. It sports a geometry that allows back road adventures and the occasional singletrack….

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Swift Commuter Campout 2018

It’s that time again! Once a year on the June Solstice a radical bike bag company called Swift Industries out of Seattle encourages all overnight bike campers across the globe to go on an overnighter at the same time. Because this ride is meant to stoke first timers and seasoned campers alike, the route will be simple, short and sweet. Please bring $10 as well as your own food, camp equipment, drinks and musical instruments to meet us on Saturday, June 23rd at Commuter Cycles. We will have a 12pm group and a 4pm group of riders and the route is a mellow 30k each way. Hope to see you there!…

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A Beginners Guide to the Hunt 1000

Fancy doing a 1000km unsupported bikepacking route through some of Australia’s most rugged and beautiful high country?

Click through and download the “Beginners guide to the Hunt 1000” PDF that Huw put together, which shared his experience of preparing for, and riding the 2017 Hunt 1000 event in the hope of inspiring more people to take the plunge and give it a go in 2018….

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Surly Midnight Special

The all new Surly Midnight Special! – a Road Plus bike designed to provide comfort and speed on those all-day rides that extend well beyond fresh pavement. It rides like a cloud on smooth pavement. but that’s expected. Any bike can do that. Where it truly shines is on pot-holed, deteriorating pavement and the occasional long stretch of gravel. The Midnight Special’s 650b Road Plus tires eat up road chatter and absorb all the bumps in the road like the champion it was designed to be….

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Slidenight #6 – Bikepacking Peru & Slovenia

Our Slide Night #6 is showcasing two amazing bikepacking trips a couple of friends of the workshop have just completed. New recruit Pepper Cook jaunted off on a one month adventure around Peru while Damo and his partner Libby journeyed their way through Slovenia for a week while en route to Scotland. Join us for a double headed night of adventure tales and inspiration!…

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Kona joins the Commuter Cycles range

We’re excited to announce that we’re adding Kona to our stable of bikes at Commuter Cycles. We’ve been following them closely for the last few years as more and more of their bikes have been released in high grade steel, with allowances for generous tyre sizes – two qualities that we look for in a bike. Both go a long way to making a bike fun, comfortable, and durable….

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New 2017 Surly ECR in stock now!

I’ve been rolling around the countryside on a Surly ECR since the first iteration hit the shelves in 2014 and I’ve become one of the biggest fans of the 29+ platform. It’s ability to tackle just about any type of terrain is unsurpassed. So when I heard of the new and improved ECR, I was very excited! There are some subtle yet great improvements this year. Medium and below  get 650+ which will suit smaller riders much better than the 29+ wagon wheels….

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A Primer on Dynamo Lighting

Dynamo lighting is one of our three favourite upgrades to a commuter bike. Along with mudguards (fenders) and racks, dynamo lighting is one of those upgrades that will make your commute easier, and the only one that will make it safer. Modern dynamo lights are bright – in some cases as bright as car headlights – and so efficient you barely notice that you’re powering them….

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Swift Campout Melbourne Edition

Save the date, we’ve planned the Melbourne edition of the international Swift Campout. If you’re interested in trying camping by bike this is the perfect opportunity to give it a shot. You can expect a 30km ride, mostly on bike paths, to a Parks Vic campsite with a campfire. All you need is a bike, a tent, camping gear and warm clothes….

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