TBSM Ride Day at Stromlo

Mt Stromlo Forest ParkHeads up for the next TBSM Ride Day – we will go to Mt Stromlo Forest Park on Sunday, April 13. Stromlo is always a popular destination for our Ride Days, be sure to get your reservation in soon!

For details and reservations: http://tbsm.com.au/ride-days/tbsm-mt.-stromlo-forest-park-ride-day-13th-april-2014-18941

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2014 Fox Helmet Review

Our friend James Wright made us an action-packed and functional video review of the new 2014 Striker and Rampage helmets from Fox Racing. Thanks James!

See all models and colors available online: http://goo.gl/lYn1pN

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Women’s MTB Skills Evening

BSM Women's Skills EveningTBSM launched the inaugural Women’s Skills Evening on March 10, we hope that those who attended learned some valuable skills.

The next Women’s Skills Evening is on Monday, March 24, at Sutherland Cycling Club at 6.30pm. We will be heading to a slightly more technical descent in a real world scenario.

There are still spots available for those who wish to attend! Also, if you’d like to try out a new bike, the Giant Bicycles Trance Advanced 2 will be available for hire for anyone who is interested. Please contact Jason to reserve your spot and organize a bike if necessary.

Phone 0295 860 138

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tyre gluing technique

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Not many shops glue tubulars with the same care that we do.

Brad applies a double glue layer to the rim and a single layer to the tyre. Both surfaces are allowed to dry completely before fitting the tyre and checking alignment. The tyre gets inflated and double checked for alignment before its final press on. This technique insures a very true, secure and safe fit. It is recommended to wait 24 hours before riding.

 

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Which wheel size is king?

Wheel sizes – 26, 27.5 or 29 inches – which one is the best? The Trans Gran Canaria MTB epic was used as an experiment to see which wheel size performed better. Both the scenery and riding are spectacular. Do you have a wheel size preference? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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TBSM weekly road rides

Are you curious how we roll for our Wednesday and Saturday morning road rides?  Our fun new video will give you a great preview.

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Interview with TBSM sales and service staff Alex Summers

Alex at TBSMWelcome back to staff interview series. For March we chat with one of our sales and service staff over in the retail store – Alex Summers.

1. Hi Alex, how long have you worked in the bike industry? What is your current role with TBSM?

I have been working at TBSM for 4 years in August. Currently I am the brand manager for Look, BH, Kask, Oakley and 3T. I deal with high end road bike quotes and insurance quotes.

 

2.  What first sparked your interest in cycling?

My first ever bike was a BMX at age 4, That first ever dirt jump had me hooked.

3.  You ride both road and MTB, correct?  Which do you currently prefer?  What do you like best about each?

I do ride both mountain and road. Currently I have been sticking mostly with road. Nothing beats the feeling of bombing hills on the road bike. Though I am keen to do some more MTB races in the future (but not 24Hour, ever again).

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Liv/Giant Facebook Cover Star

LivGiant AustraliaLadies, do you want to be a Liv/Giant Australia Facebook cover star? Entering is as simple as emailing them a photo of you out riding your Giant to livpromotions@giantcyclingworld.com.au

They will pick one lucky Liv girl to be featured for a week, each month. Cover stars also win a Liv prize pack! Good luck!

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Staff Product Pick – Topeak HybridRocket MT

Topeak HybridRocket MT PumpFollowing our interview with Liam Howarth last week, he will also be starting off our monthly Staff Product Pick segment.

Liam’s pick of the month is the Topeak HybridRocket MT Pump.

HybridRocketWhile a mini pump may not seem like the most exciting product out there, with no claims of improvement to your riding ability, the Topeak HybridRocket MT will make your trail-side flat tyre changes a while lot easier. The HybridRocket MT is small enough to fit in your pack and light enough so that you won’t notice it mounted to your frame. Designed for large volume tyres with a larger diameter piston for inflation up to 90psi. For times when you are in a rush, feeling lazy or even if you have to seat a tubeless tyre the HybridRocket MT’s second pump head allows you to use a threaded CO2 cartridge for rapid tyre inflation.

 

HybridRocketA feature I have found extremely useful is the HybridRocket MT’s extendible hose which makes pumping by hand much easier while eliminating the risk of damaging a tube or tubeless valve. Both the extendible hose and CO2 inflator are compatible with Presta and Schrader valves without having to flip over pump head internals or use any valve adapters. Topeak have opted to use CNC Aluminium for the HybridRocket MT’s body, handle and shaft to give a sturdy feeling and to ensure you are never stuck trail-side with a flat tyre and a busted pump.

 

 

Have you tried the HybridRocket?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Merida Bikes Brand Ambassador

Merida Bikes Brand Ambassador
Would you like to be a Merida Bikes Brand Ambassador for TBSM? Fill out the online form (link below) and tell us why you should be selected as a MERIDA Brand Ambassador. Three outstanding customers will be chosen to receive a great deal on a 2014 MERIDA Bike and MERIDA Kit.

Apply here: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1666505-7bTRxXkEIx

Good luck!

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