We pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of cycling knowledge that goes into the selection process of what will and will not make it onto our shelves. We are not tied to lacklustre brands like mass merchant bike stores. We rigorously test ride and use practically everything that makes the final cut of our instore selection. From staff riding up to 30,000km per year; this unparalleled use of riding apparel, Lights, Computers, GPS units, lightweight Carbon, Commuting tyres, Touring Componentry, Carbon Race wheels ,Suspension forks, power meters, Indoor trainers, Time Trail fuselage etc.. This has supplied us with ‘real world experience’ where we are ‘test pilots’ for bike gear that either lasts the distance or will occasionally fail and not make the cut
This collective experience, testing, and attention to your requirements will save you time and money, and is at the heart of our recommendations to you.
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Ultimately, Trek aim to build the best Bicycle frames available. Period. Trek remain at the forefront of carbon technology in the bike industry and test and test and test like no other brand to ensure the frames are perfect for their intended usage. Be it an aggressive carbon race machine or a fantastically durable entry level mountain or road bike.
When you consider the extent of research and development that goes into every frame Trek make, you can see why Trek offer the best warranty in the industry and are very much considered globally as a bike riders bike. When you’re next in Wisconsin and you see a rider on a nude carbon test bike with hundreds of electronic probes attached to key points on the frame and his body, sporting a backpack with an aerial; Spare a thought for the engineers (driving the tinted van with a receiving aerial) who interpret the gigabits of data, make subtle alterations to the tubing, or material and build a brand new frame from these observations and have it on the road for testing in less than a week. This is why Trek are world leaders in the finest details of ride quality and precision handling. No one else has this engineering capacity, no one. With 130 engineers worth of intellectual horsepower including 6 genuine rocket scientists [the traditional hot-bed of carbon innovation] , it’s no wonder Trek make such a great bike. For example, at the top of the food chain, the mightly Madone 6.9SSL includes a proprietary HEX carbon that is only available to approved NATO countries like the U.S. Why? It’s advanced properties make it perfect for weaponisation. We don’t want EVERYONE having this technology across the world!
When it comes to mountain suspension, Trek remain the only manufacture with an in house Fox employee dedicated entirely to tuning forks and shocks to Trek bikes. So, when you see a shock or suspension fork on a Trek, you know these have been specifically tuned for your Trek frame and prepared for you to get the most from the your style of riding.
The Dual rate control valve [DRCV] rear shock has revolutionised how well a bike can track with the terrain and is DEFINITELY one of the slickest advancements in suspension technology in years.
With some final tuning by trained techs in the store to account for your weight and preferences, you can be assured that your Trek will be setup ‘just right’. If you are looking for a high end machine at a bike shop ballarat ,you will find so many choices at Hendry Cycles. To top it all off, Trek remain the only brand to offer a genuine life-time frame warranty as well as the best parts warranty available on any bike – 2 years on all their Bontrager components. This includes complex and more expensive items like wheel sets. Consider that 2 years down the track, after countless rides, other brands are not in a position to consider a wheel set issue as warrantable. Trek do. When you buy a Trek, this attention to quality, performance and longevity is what you receive.
Forever recognized as one of the original pioneers of off road riding and with coining the term ‘mountain bike’; Gary’s name is synonymous with off road riding. Also enjoying the best warranty in the game due to his manufacturing involvement with trek, Gary is most famous for the strongest range of 29 MTB’s on the planet. The best value for inherent frame technology, ride and handling, it is no wonder the mountain bike mags rave about the proprietary elements that give Gary Fisher such a huge competitive advantage on the race track or on recreational rides.
Gary’s 29er bikes are famous for ride and handling with the inherent advantages of a 29er, with engineered solutions for the challenges a larger wheel brings. Exclusive G2 geometry with 51mm offset Fox Forks are only available on Fisher 29ers, reducing the trail to that of a 26” wheeled bike for neutral, instinctive handling. The cockpit was shortened to allow the rider to weight the front wheel more effectively. A robust, size-specific headtube junction improves front end rigidity and handling.
Asymmetric design balances drive-train forces and improves overall stiffness. The size of headtube junction is proportionate to bike size for a consistent ride quality across all sizes. Fishers flattened underside of downtube produces awesome stiffness and ride performance. Widest possible bottom bracket to prevent any flex and ensure pedalling efficiency. Clever features like 10mm of rear tire clearance on each side to cope with wider a 2.25″ tyres if that is your thing. Dismissing the myth that 29ers are for small riders – the small frame can fit riders down to about 5’0” due to increased G2 fork offset for less toe overlap.
In summary, the wheelbase remains the same as a 26in bike for high speed stability. The amount of trail is reduced for more neutral handling at slow speed.
When you buy a Fisher, Gary’s design DNA is present in every innovative Gary Fisher Bike .
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Merida continues to produce some of the lightest, well spec’ed bikes for road and mountain.
How do they do it? Being the single biggest bicycle manufacture on the planet definitely helps. In fact, Merida bike globally are strong enough to contract-manufacture quite a few other leading brands. They make entry level bikes for a big global brand or two and also some high end frames for some well known brands.
With all this manufacturing going on, their buying power is second to none. So when it comes to group sets, wheels, suspension forks and the like they blow every other brand out of the water. Merida HQ isn’t shy in any way. They carry a massive array of manpower and are successful in having the bike you want, when you want it.
At heart, Merida have a strict quality-oriented philosophy. Their aim is to use the best possible combination of manpower, manufacturing and material – effectively merging highly innovative German engineering with the practical input of their pro team – MERIDA MULTIVAN BIKING.
Really learning from the race track and inputting those learnings to production bikes is what Merida are all about. They want to be regarded as having the most outstanding bikes of our time by making the relationship between their r&d and Marketing department as successfull as their Merida athletes are.
Orbea bike co remain one of the only European brands backing their frames with a life time warranty.
Lifetime warranties are few and far between with Euro brands. Orbea’s highest execution in Road bikes the Orca, has been successfully operating in the pro peloton for some years with several grand tour stage victories and an Oylmpic gold medal on their palmares. In mountain biking, Julian Absalon won numerous world championships on his Orbea hard tail as well, so Orbea are much more than just a successful road bike manufacturer from the Basque county in Northern Spain.
In alloy road frames, the Aqua range offers some of the nicest ride qualities the market. They lend much of their geometric DNA from their higher end bikes, but with taller head tubes (for instance) to help recreational riders adopt appropriate posture on the bike for maximum comfort and efficiency. Classic looking geometry for great looks (with approx 73o seat tubes and head tube angles) and slightly sloping top tube, and some of the best paint finishes for bikes in their categories.
At the top end, efficiency and ride quality is where it’s at. Orca’s size specific nerve technology definitely maximises the potential for each frame size and guarantees ride quality throughout the size range. Larger frame sizes accept the additional weight and torque requirements of a larger rider and maintain steering accuracy up front and the addition materials used is some areas of the frame to generate stiffness by no means detracts from comfort at the rear. With some of the sleekest looking tubes on the market harbouring M40j carbon for maximum efficiency and power transfer.
If you like a bike with Euro credibility and demand build quality consistent with the Life-time frame warranty, then keep Orbea on your desirable bike list. Orbea bikes ride superbly.
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Ernesto Colnago is entrenched in global cycling history. As a competitive youngster he soon realised his real talents lay in mechanical mastery and frame building / design. Associated famous names with Colnago and their riders palmares go on forever, but most importantly, the technology and striving for relentless improvement does too. Colnago’s are one of the most beautifully finished bikes out there, and have an impeccable attention to detail in every bike. Ernestos fundamental approach is that bikes are a work of art, and it shows in every Colnago bike produced. With a remarkable model line up steeped in history, whilst challenging modern thinking on frame building, Colnago’s current offering respects the past but with cutting edge new technology
For nearly four decades, Giant bikes has been devoted to bicycles and cycling. At Giant, the two-wheeler is more than just a machine, it’s an integral component of society, a friend and a way to explore the boundaries of your world. Combine this passion with ultra-advanced manufacturing and design and the result is some of worlds nicest bikes.
Take their formula One carbon for example. Created with Giant’s proprietary composite technologies, it achieves a superior balance of the qualities cyclists hold most dear: stiffness, lightness and ride quality. Giant’s engineers layer the composite weave placing the precise amount of material where it’s needed for efficiency and strength while fine-tuning the material for optimum compliance like in the Giant tcr.
Giant formula One stands out from lesser composite technologies because Giant controls the entire process start to finish — from the countless field-testing hours, to the meticulous engineering conducted by Giant’s own engineering staff, to the hand lay-up of frames at the factory. Hendry Cycles and Degrandi cycles are the Giant stockists in the Geelong region,with hendry Cycle co being our preference!
Considering the fact that Giant was one of the first manufacturers to mass produce aluminium bicycles, it’s fair to say the company knows a thing or two about aluminium technology, too. Building upon an approx 40 year history, Giant continues to bring the most advanced techniques to its process. This includes using the most sophisticated alloys and butting techniques available to push the limits of the material. Formed from raw materials in their crown forging facility, Giant’s proprietary aluminium features a 30% increase in stiffness over traditional 6061 aluminium, allowing engineers to use less material throughout the tubes, which results in lighter frames while never sacrificing strength and durability. And the resulting Giant ALUXX SL tubing is some of the finest aluminium tubing in the world.
SEROTTA PERFORMANCE BICYCLES – HANDCRAFTED IN SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK, U.S.A.
Serotta Bicycles was founded by bike industry innovator Ben Serotta in 1972. Each day you will see Ben at work with his passionate team working with the highest levels of frame materials to ensure that every single component of a Serotta frame meets Bens rigorous quality control standards. Because Serotta is a small independent bicycle company wholly owned by Ben, they can provide the highest quality personal service that is not achievable by the large multinational bicycle companies like Specialized etc.
This is why you will see Ben striving for excellence every day and why Serotta continues to set the standard by which all other custom bicycle manufacturers are measured. Serottas attention to detail, and its ability to execute with every material from steel to carbon fiber remains unsurpassed. The full range of sought after bicycle frame material available today, Custom DrawnSteel, Titanium, Titanium / Carbon and Serotta Carbon Framesets are available in a myriad of colors to suit your style & desire . Serotta handcrafted frames range from approx $2800, bikes from $4500.
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