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Bicycle and Electric Bicycle packing

What is Bike Packing - And how to get it right. 


Bicycles and Electric Bikes are not great for just getting around and getting exercise - they are also extremely useful for carrying a surprisingly large amount of gear, whother you're touring or just popping to the shops. Of course you can just strap on a backpack, but that isn't comfortable and hauling a heavy load on your back isn't exactly the safest thing to do either. It hinders your movement and the load is high up, which makes for an unstable ride.

The ideal solution for carrying loads on your bike safely and comfortably is found in a range of quality bike packing products from companies such as Ortlieb, who design and manufacture products in Germany. First of all, Ortlieb products are extremely well thought out, designed and executed - they just work. Ortlieb packs and panniers are 100% waterproof, so whatever you carry will stay dry and clean. Their products are tough and extremely hard wearing, but due to the materials used they are very light. The instantly recognisable Ortlieb range has also become a design classic over the last four decades.

The most common products used are the classic Ortlieb back-roller panniers, which attach to your bike's rear racks and can be detached in seconds for flexible use. Because panniers hang so low, their centre of gravity is equally low and will make for a stable and safe ride. A typical Ortlieb Back-Roller pannier offers 20 litres of storage or 40 litres per pair. There are many specific Ortlieb pannier models and colours to choose from to suit every imaginable preference and scenario.

 

Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic

 

But it doesn't stop there - Ortlieb have a pack to suit just about every other part of the bike too. For lighter items that you may need to have easier access to, their range of handlebar packs is the perfect solution. For smaller items, such as wallets, keys, puncture repair kit and mobile phones, the Ortlieb saddle packs fit the bill. They simply attach to the back underside of your seat and you won't even know they are there - until you need to access your gear.

 

Ortlieb Saddle Bag

 

Ortlieb's range of frame-packs can attach to various parts of the bike's frame or seat post to offer more agile storage options without getting in the way or in any way hindering your ride. For the ultimate carrying capacity and long-haul bike trips, you can complement your rear panniers with not just an Ortlieb rack-pack, which sits across your rear rack, but also fork-packs, which as the name suggests mount to your front fork. This range includes small 4 litre packs and go right up to 12.5 litre packs, which can amount to 25 litres per pair.

 

Ortlieb Fork-Pack

 

With the vast Ortlieb range there is a pack to suit every imaginable bike packing requirement and for the serious tourer it is easy to add in excess of 100 litres of carrying capacity to your bike. While that might sound like a lot of pedalling, naturally a Dyson e-bike would make easy work of it.

Check out the current range at dysonbikes.com.au and get in touch if you need a hand with ensuring you make the right choice.

 

Bicycle and Electric Bicycle packing

Bicycle and Electric Bicycle packing

What is Bike Packing - And how to get it right.  Bicycles and Electric Bikes are not great for just getting around and getting exercise - they are also extremely useful for carrying a surprisingly large amount of gear, whother you're touring or just popping to the shops. Of course you can just strap on a backpack, but that isn't comfortable and hauling a heavy load on your back isn't exactly the safest thing to do either. It hinders your movement and the load is high up, which makes for an unstable ride. The ideal solution for carrying loads on...

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Dyson Bikes Hard Tail Evo and Mixte – A deeper look.

Our extremely popular Hardtail Evo and Mixte Electric Bikes have gained an excellent reputation for design, build quality and outstanding performance.

And they’re back in stock!

They truly are the does-it-all of e-bikes and they look good, while they are at it.

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Future Transport - Electric Bike Challenges

We already know that many cities and regional centres are doing a lot to help improve the future of transport in Australia: higher density living surrounding train stations and providing more secure bike parking by stations to invite train users to ride to the station rather than drive.

But what are the problems riders encounter in wanting to ride their electric bike to/from the station and around their local suburb? Essentially they need to feel safe and comfortable riding around and, somewhere secure to store e-bikes whilst they travel on public transport.

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Celebrities embracing electric bikes

Celebrities embracing electric bikes

The e-bike revolution keeps on rolling with more and more riders embracing this no-brainer approach to riding bicycles. But be warned – just about everyone who rides an electric bike for the first time wants to buy one. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so. :) Celebrities are just like you and me. Yep, they too want to ride electric bikes, because it’s good for you, it’s practical and an easy way to get around. Electric bikes also make it downright fun too. We could also throw in a line about the environment, but you knew that already, didn’t you?...

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How to choose the right Dyson e-Bike for you?

How to choose the right Dyson e-Bike for you?

When you’re buying a new car - you probably shop around, test drive a couple of models - and make sure you feel comfortable in the driver’s seat. We recommend you do the same when shopping for e-Bikes as the range and variety can be bewildering and you want to make sure you get the right bike for you and your needs. Let’s take a look at the things you’ll need to consider before departing with your hard-earned cash!

First things first – what are you going to use the bike for? 
This might seem obvious, but careful consideration at this stage will set you on the right path.

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Dealer spotlight: Cycle Station Albury

Dealer spotlight: Cycle Station Albury

Cycle Station Albury holds a prominent place - right at the train station's doorsteps! We talked to Jacob Wolki (owner) about e-bikes and shop dogs...What made you want to open a bike store? And to then move into e-bikes?My family was in the record industry which started declining quite rapidly around 2009. We purchased Cycle Station [...]

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New Year, New You…New Bike?

New Year, New You…New Bike?

It’s that time of year, when everyone around you is making (and then desperately trying to keep) resolutions for the upcoming year. The most popular resolution is surely – I would like to live a healthier lifestyle or, I want to get fit this year…And what about you? Did you start 2018 thinking – “yes, [...]

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Dealer Spotlight - Bikemore in Perth, WA

Dealer Spotlight - Bikemore in Perth, WA

Our latest dealer spotlight is on Bikemore in Perth. Garry and his business partner came from strong retail backgrounds before branching into electric bikes and have now been operating Scootamore/ Bikemore for around 8 years.What made you want to open an electric bike store? We realised the opportunity ahead was very encouraging for electric bikes - [...]

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What are the health benefits of riding an e-bike?

What are the health benefits of riding an e-bike?

It’s well known that people who exercise are far less likely to get sick than those who don’t. The risks of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and depression (among others!) are reduced dramatically…and yet, the majority of the population does not exercise.The reasons are valid: we are tired, busier than ever and, unfortunately, most of us aren’t that fit [...]

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