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Butchers and Bicycles review

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This “built-to-tilt” machine transforms how you ride a tricycle. Adding an automatic transmission and electric motor creates a new paradigm of cargo bike. Simon Vincett reports. In three key ways the Butchers and Bicycles Mk1-E with NuVinci HSync is a great leap forward in cargo bikes, providing the most viable car-alternative on the Australian market: it is
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A Weekend Away on Two Wheels

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Not just for A to B, Damian Antonio can show you how to use your bike to go from A to B to C, spend the night at D, have lunch at E and then cycle back to A. Tip, you’re going to need more than your bike pump and a banana. Cycling is a fantastic
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Skilled to build

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For the home mechanic, building a bike up is a rewarding labour of love. Iain Treloar runs you through the process. There’s something uniquely satisfying about working on your own bike, happily whiling away the hours tinkering and tweaking, learning new skills and developing mechanical autonomy. Perhaps the purest expression of this for a bike
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Down the adventure road

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  Gravel grinders, all-road or adventure bikes—whatever you call them, we put five of the best to test. Iain Treloar reports. Picture this: you’re on your road bike, powering along the tarmac, when out of the corner of your eye, you spot an unpaved road that you’ve never really noticed before. It’s sun dappled and
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A different level of normal

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The Dutch spend five to six times as much on a new bike compared to Australians reported Bicycling Trade magazine in November. Ride On spoke to shops selling Dutch-style bikes in Australia for comparison. The average Dutch outlay for a new bike is now €1,200 (AU$1,846) the Australian industry publication Bicycling Trade reported in November.
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Ride On’s best of 2015 – part 2

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In this second part, Simon Vincett revisits his highlights of 2015 in the commuting–touring spectrum of bikes and riding.  Thanks for reading over the past year. What were your highlights? Following on from my colleague Iain Treloar’s list, this is my collection of the highlights of 2015, ranging from products to experiences and from articles to developments in the
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Ride On’s best of 2015 – part I

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In this first part, Iain Treloar provides his highlights of 2015 in the world of bikes.  Just as we did in 2013, we’re taking a moment to cast our minds back and assess the best products and experiences Ride On came across in 2015. We’ve covered some ground in this time, with extended tests of over 25
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Vivente World Randonneur ‘The Gibb’

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Rohloff hub gears, hydraulic disc brakes, a dynamo-powered USB outlet and refinement in every feature make this Australia’s premium touring and transportation bike. Simon Vincett reviews.   I want to tell you that I won’t rave excessively about this bike but that would be a shakey promise. I have admired the Vivente World Randonneur (VWR)
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Breezer Beltway 11+

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Is this the ultimate urban transport bike? Simon Vincett puts it through its paces. Joe Breeze was one the inventors of the original mountain bike, along with Gary Fisher and friends, and he has never stopped innovating bike design to achieve ultimate performance. His Breezer brand has offered impressive urban transport bikes for many years
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Berms through the bush

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Tasmania has attracted adventurers from around the world for decades with its particular blend of wilderness and rugged beauty. Now the time has come for mountain bikers to get in on the natural spoils. Ben Clark takes us on a test ride through the newest singletracks in the island’s north­east. It seems with every picturesque
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