Giant Technology

For those of you who are interested. Giant have released a 10 week online ”Composite Clinic” on their Facebook page to help the punters better understand the technology and to get an idea of what really goes on behind the scenes. Giant will post new info each week for the next 9 weeks, so stay tuned.

To get you started, this article which bicycling Australia featured a week or so ago, is very informative

Go to ‘Giant Bicycles Australia’ on Facebook.


Q: What are the differences between Carbon Fibre and Composite?

A: “Composite” means the whole process including the resin AND raw carbon thread.  “Carbon Fibre” is just the raw threads.  It’s an incredible raw material, but it’s just one part of the equation. Giant gets its carbon thread from Toray a Japanese company that makes the absolute best raw carbon material in the world. Any manufacturer can buy carbon thread from Toray.  But since almost no other bicycle manufacturer makes their own composite sheet, they end up buying off the shelf carbon sheets or tubing.
From start to finish, every step of the way — Giant controls the manufacturing process at its own facility.
For more information on Toray visit:

27.5″ Wheels

27.5, is a wheel size that has become very real and tangible for the new 2014 Giant bike range. And it doesn’t look like it is going to be an overnight fad. I know to most it is all just a bunch of numbers, 29er, 26″, and now 27.5″. But what does all this mean for the rider and what is actually the best wheel size for you?

To help iron out some of the confusion we thought that we would post some links to some fantastic articles, which tackle the issue of wheel size–37189/

Stay posted for more links as we find them

Breast Cancer Network Australia Avail 1 Road Bike



Avail 1 LTD Flyer picture


Introducing the Avail 1 limited edition, Breast Cancer Network Australia model. Only 100 of these road bikes will be available, with 10% of the recommended retail value of the 100 bikes being donated by Liv (Giant Australia) to the Breast Cancer Network Australia. Please call any one of our stores for more information.

Garmin Computers

Garmin Computers




Garmin Edge 810+Heart rate

monitor: $649.95

Garmin Edge 510+Heart rate monitor: $399.95

Garmin Edge 200: $149.95











LADIES RIDE- Newcastle






  • Improve skills and awareness on the road
  • develop bunch riding confidence and ability
  • build a supportive women’s cycling community in Newcastle
  • talk tactics with a local former Olympian (Olivia Gollan)


MEET AT:       Hadley Cycles – 37 Griffiths Road Lambton NSW 2299

TIME:               7am every Saturday

DISTANCE:     30-40km

ROUTE:              Varies, however will finish within an easy ride back to the start.

NEEDED:         A road or flat bar road bike, helmet, water and money for coffee.

COFFEE:          Most definitely


For more information or to register your interest

please email or contact our Lambton store

via telephone  (02) 49564440.



Newcastle Cycle-Maps

Newcastle has some of most enjoyable cycle paths in the state, why not take advantage of them!

The New South Wales government has set up a website called Cycleway Finder, essentially created to promote cycling throughout the state. It includes information on cycling in general, as well as tips, events, and cycleways.

Newcastle Council has a great source of maps within their Cycling Strategy page called RouteMaps, essentially full of specific maps to the Hunter Valley, Newcastle CBD, and surrounding suburbs.

Once on RouteMap website to find a map, click the suburb map and then select the correct location of your route. From there you can focus more directly on a specific suburb.

The website can be found here:

Finally, one of our favourites is RideTheCity. Whilst still in it’s initial stages, Ride The City is in a similar format to Google Maps.  Type your starting point and destination into the search box and the best cycling route will be calculated for you.

The website can be found here:

All of these maps can be easily printed and are a great idea to be kept in your backpack or toolkit.