Introducing ‘New Bike Day – At Your House’

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Well, it looks like the whole ‘stay five kays from your house and don’t go anywhere interesting’ program is one we’re all going to be on for a little longer than we were expecting. We’re not going to lie, here at Commuter we were pretty excited about being able to welcome you all safely back into our space and get back to sussing out some bikes and taking some things for a proper ride. That’s going to have to wait a little while longer we’re afraid. The good news is that 2021 bikes are coming in HOT! All our favourites are almost back in the house along with some new additions for this season that we think you’ll love. Given the situation we’re all dealing with at the moment, we’ve decided to provide a new service to hopefully make it easy, and fun, for you to get on the new…

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The First Rule of Bridge Club

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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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Surly Midnight Special

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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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New 2017 Surly ECR in stock now!

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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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Salsa Vaya GX now available!

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Vaya is a road adventure and light touring bike, designed to handle any road surface, from pavement to gravel to dirt. The tubing selection and stable geometry across the line makes for a bike that feels great unloaded or loaded for a fast tour, soaking up unpredictable surfaces mile after mile, from one town to the next. Vaya is an extremely versatile machine, always ready and able if the path turns less than ideal.

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Soma and Surly house builds

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Surly Disc Trucker custom build

We’ve been building tried and tested commuting, touring and adventure bikes for a while now so we have a great understanding of what people want in a bike. This had led us to creating some off the shelf custom builds. Thus allowing us to hand pick parts and QC the entire build process. Some of the bikes we love such as the Soma Wolverine, Soma Juice and Saga disc are only available as frame-sets so we wanted to give customers a feel for how great these bikes really are. We’ll be adding more bikes to the website in the coming weeks so stay tuned and in the mean time call in for a test ride!

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SOMA Summer Jamboree – Complete Bikes Launch Party

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We also want to showcase the fine custom Somas already on Melbourne’s streets, so we’ve having a Soma Show ‘n’ Shine on the same day. Entry is free and there will be schwag. The Details Saturday 17th January 4pm-7pm @ Commuter Cycles, 14 Prentice St, Brunswick SOMA Show ‘n’ Shine from 5pm-6pm Drinks on us Soma Fabrications is a small bicycle company founded in San Francisco in 2001. They produce well thought out steel framesets and otherwise tricky to source parts for everyday cyclists. All the complete bikes feature Tange Prestige chromoly frame tubing (specially drawn for each model), lugged crown forks, durable parts, clearances for generous tyres and provision for the addition of mudguards and racks. Double Cross Disc The disc-braked version of the long-running, extremely versatile, Double Cross. The complete build lends itself well to the regular commuter or lightly-loaded tourer (or even giving cyclocross a go!), with…

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Tout Terrain

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We’re excited to have a Tout Terrain Silk Road on the floor now which is ready to be test-ridden. It’s a tough steel touring bike with a built-in rack and a Rohloff hub. Ours is the Silver model, second to the Gold in quality and in price. It’s a very German style of touring bike with flat handlebars, internal hub gearing, large tyres and disc brakes.

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Linus Bikes

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Linus bikes are slightly retro city bikes with nice modern parts on them and a classy consistent aesthetic. They fall somewhere in between classic step-throughs and Dutch city bikes, with some of the nicely integrated parts you find on Gazelles, but with fewer accessories and a simpler look. We stock their Dutchi – a take on the Dutch city bikes exemplified by Gazelles, and their Mixte – a take on the classic French step-thorough design.

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