We have a great love of bikes. We tend to have an even greater love of the bikes we ride ourselves – after all, there’s a reason why we ride them. #whatweride
And yes, we’re firm believers that you do have to love your bike!
Based upon that, we thought we’d feature our staff’s bikes in one of the windows of Velo, so we can share the love. You can see them inside the shop, or as you’re riding past on Melbourne’s Capital City Trail. It may tell you a thing or three about our staff, and what we’re doing when we’re not out riding. Oh, and of course, we’ll be only too happy to discuss.
Sometimes the featured bike will be something we have on the floor at Velo (and that’s part of the reason we stock them!) Sometimes it’s something older, or something we’ve built up, or a specially ordered frameset or whole bike (something we can do for you too!)
Follow us on instagram and you’ll see a new #whatweride posted every week or so.
#whatweride this week is @baudman’s pride and joy, his 2017 @bromptonbicycle M6L, fresh from #melburnroobaix . He swapped the silver components from a raw lacquer with those from a black edition, dubbing it ‘Raw bLacquer’. It was probably unique on the planet, for at least a few months. From his previous Brompton also came a telescoping seatpost with @brooksengland Team Professional Saddle, an SP dyno hub linked to B&M lights, an aftermarket suspension block, and his original tyres, 7,500 km and still rolling. #myBrompton
This week’s #WhatWeRide is an absolute weapon of a trail bike from Rocky Mountain. In boss man Stuart’s words: “This allows me to ride far better than my natural abilities would otherwise allow” Full carbon frame, Shimano 1×11 with huge range and 130mm of suspension front/rear actuated by Rock Shox. Big thanks to @adventurebrandsaus for the loan!