101 Bikepacking Straight from Work.

Amongst the team here at Commuter, Kia Binch has gained a reputation for repeatedly showing up to work with her bike fully loaded, and rolling straight out at 415pm Saturday and crushing some huge route! We asked Kai for her tips about preparing (both mentally and from a gear and logistics point of view) to make the absolute most of the weekend on your bike. Take it away Kia…!

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Kia and Heath’s Murray Meander

I have a habit of winging Easter trips. Something about the freedom of five days off, and the abundance of amazing routes across Victoria, I often find myself paralysed by choice. A day or two before Easter, my friend Heath and I had a bright idea. We decided to turn our backs on every one of Victoria’s amazing established routes, and poke around somewhere neither of us had ever been before.

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The Dirty Rat 2022

We’ll be closing for Football finals weekend (September 23rd to 25th) and heading west out of Ararat into the Gariwerd for 3 days of backroads and chunky firetrails. I’ve prevoiusly run this event most years since 2012 as a pretty low key word of mouth ride, it’s taken different formats over the years but have […]

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Amazing East Warburton

You ever go on a ride that leaves you thinking ‘OH MY GOD everybody needs to go ride that!!!’ This is one of those rides.

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Easter Explore ’22

Early Friday morning, a group of our staff members and friends set out from the shop to embark on a long weekend riding around the Victorian High Country, traditional lands of the Jaitmatang Aboriginal people, max loaded with wine and cheese. The focus of this ride was minimum kms, maximum good times- a great introduction […]

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Snork-Packing : The Official Guide

Folks, here it is! The post that you didn’t know you needed: it’s the Commuter Cycles official guide to snorkpacking. What’s snorkpacking, you ask? It’s bikepacking, but where you pack a snorkel and make a beeline for your favourite underwater wonderland. Recently our very own Kias (@pollen_pal and @kia_is_asian) took a weekend trip down to […]

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Welcome Back – Summer of 22 Edition

We’ve probably said this about a thousand times in the last two years but THANKYOU everyone for your patience and support. Trying to make decisions and keep Commuter rolling the way all of us expect it to has been really tricky and we’re super grateful to be a part of such an amazing community. If […]

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A Guide to Riding Fast with Salsa Cycles

‘Adventure By Bike’ has been Salsa’s motto for many years now and just about every bike in their range is designed with exploring, and carrying the right gear to be self sufficient, in mind.

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New Surly Disc Trucker is GO!

We’re pretty excited to introduce the updated Surly Disc Trucker. Here’s some details and our take on them, and why it might be a great option for your new ride!

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The Dirty Rat

The Dirty rat is a choose your own adventure west of Ararat into the area known as Gariwerd.

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The First Rule of Bridge Club

Is tell EVERYONE about Bridge Club!

If you’ve dropped into the store, or kept an eye on our social media, over the last twelve months you’ll have noticed a growing number of Surly Bridge Clubs getting around. And with good reason. After initially being underwhelmed by it on paper prior to it’s release, the Bridge Club really has proved itself as an extremely versatile, great value and super fun option for so many different kinds of riding.

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The Low Down on Dirt Dropbar Bikes

Of all the styles of bike we are lucky enough to have on the floor at Commuter the dropbar, dirt capable bike is probably our favourite, and certainly the most versatile. As a result we’ve tried to stock a LOT of options in this style of bike.

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Shimano GRX is here.

To say we’ve been excited for the arrival of Shimano GRX is a massive understatement. For those that have not come across it yet, GRX is Shimano’s new groupset designed for adventure road and gravel bikes.

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The Many Guises of the Soma Wolverine

At Commuter we’re very lucky to have been able to forge relationships with some great brands and offer some of the industry’s leading commuting, touring and adventure bikes. Within this range though, there are a few that really shine, like the Tumbleweed Prospector we featured recently. To be fair though there is a solid standout for us when it comes to versatility of setup and mixed terrain capability. The Wolverine from Soma Fabrications.

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Silk Road Race x Mongolia Bikepacking Slide Night

Who’s keen for just about the most informative bicycle adventure evening of all time!? Bring your favourite snacks and bevvies and join us at the shop from 7pm on Thursday the 5th of September for stories, pictures and laughs with some cool cats that just got back from some cool trips. Dan Hunt is just […]

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Register for the Surly Intergalactic Party

In an event that the general public will no doubt mistake for the earth shifting slightly on it’s axis, Surly Bikes are about to celebrate their 21st birthday and they want YOU to come help celebrate. Join us at the store at 4pm on Saturday September the 21st for an afternoon of mixed terrain adventure, […]

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Kona Bikes 2020 Sneak Peak

Adam recently made the journey to Kona Bikes HQ in Bellingham, Washington to check out what’s new at their 2020 model range launch. It’s looking like another season of awesome bikes from Kona, with some smart updates to bikes we loved in 2019. 

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