Bikes

$0-100

Need a bike for a few days/weeks/months, we are happy to rent out any of our second hand bikes.

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$100-300

Our second hand bike range, reclaim a refurbished bike ready for a new owner and to travel thousands more kilometres.

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$350-600

Our new entry level Merida’s range.

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$600+

Whilst we do not hold floor stock of higher end Merida's we are able to order in and build them on short notice and at great prices.


 

Bicycle Buyers Guide

 

Here is the honest advice I have given to everyone who comes into the shop looking to buy a bicycle. Hopefully this helps you avoid common problems and leads to you finding a suitable bicycle. Not everyone will fit into these three categories but they cover enough of the spectrum to give you an idea of where you should be looking. There is always a balance of wear, quality, price, convenience & support.

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New Versus Second Hand

New bikes are a great option whilst price goes up considerably buying new, your bike comes with store support and part quality insurance if anything goes wrong. New bikes have no wear or hidden repair costs and can be bought specifically sized for you. Also worth keeping in mind when you purchase a new bike is that it will hold some value for resale.

With Second hand bikes an individual seller will not guarantee the condition of the bike or provide support if something goes wrong. Store bought second hand bikes are a good middle ground but will not always have a wide selection. Biker Co refurbishes selected bikes that are abandoned on campus and encourages people to consider this sustainable option if a new bike is not a preferred option.

There is no doubt that excellent second hand bikes can be found in the wilderness online. Although fair warning, when buying second hand without a good working knowledge of bikes sometimes what can look like a great price can turn out to have a $100-200 hidden repair cost. Be aware of this and always test ride and check bike thoroughly before buying. This does not only go for second hand bikes but also cheaply made and put together department store bikes. Whilst the $160 price tag for a new Reid or Kmart bike may be tempting the parts are likely to cause you trouble in future.

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A to B cyclist $100-$400

Biker Co also sells refurbishes selected bikes that are abandoned on campus and encourages people to consider this sustainable option $100-300.
Biker Co new bikes primarily stocking last year’s model/clearance priced Merida's a leading Taiwan bicycle brand with high quality entry level bicycles $350-$400.

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Commuting $400-$1000

In this price range quality improves rapidly. We start getting hydraulic disc brakes, mid-tier group sets, better gear ranges and overall much smoother riding.
With this budget you can get yourself a high quality bike

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Rider $1000+

Riding is a hobby quite possibly a passion of yours. You probably have done your own research and know a good amount about bicycles. We can order in and build most bicycle in the Merida/Norco/BMC range. It takes 3-7 days and you must know your size as we cannot offer a test ride, however if you are willing to work with us we can pass the savings onto you.

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Bicycle Fitting

We can help you with a basic fitting which is about a 15min and $20 process. This is provided free of charge when you buy a bicycle from Biker Co. If you are having problems with knees/back that a $20 basic fitting doesn't fix and you ride a lot then it is worth spending up to $300 dollars to go see specialist physio bicycle fitter.


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