Ride for Sick Kids 2015

Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW operates services throughout the Northern NSW region that support the families of children who are sick or injured. The Ride For Sick Kids is a major fundraising event for the charity and travels a varying route each year, touching the communities and towns as they ride through. A key component of the week long event are the school visits with an emphasis on prevention of accidents by teaching bike safety.

SR Suntour Suspension Fork Recall

Adventure Brands have issued a Product Safety Recall on some of their SR Suntour front suspension forks. The Giant & Liv Bicycles which may be affected are 2015 model Enchant 1, Enchant 2 and ATX 2 Bicycles which were sold on or after the 1st of November 2014 to present.
Customers who have purchased these potentially affected bicycles since the 1st of November 2014 are to discontinue riding their bicycle and return it to our store to be checked. We will contact each customer from Monday 27 July with this notice.
Click here for more information.

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

http://bicyclingaustralia.com.au/2013/05/inside-giant-s-c-tech-carbon-fibre-factory

Go to ‘Giant Bicycles Australia’ on Facebook.

COMPOSITE CLINIC – 2nd Edition

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:http://www.toray.com/business/products/carbon/index.html

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

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/article/trail-tech-a-look-at-the-650b-275in-onslaught–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.