Summer is almost behind us and with winter looming it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to stay safe out on the roads in the darker months.
Lights are a great way to stay safe and be seen, but lights aren’t only reserved for the darker hours of the day.
Daytime running lights are a great way to stay visible and safe on the open roads, no matter the time of day. Studies show riding with a flashing, daylight-visible light is the single best way for a cyclist to increase the likelihood of being seen by a driver.
Bontrager, Lezyne and Moon all make the fantastic front and rear lights to suit every budget and every style of rider.
To learn more about daytime running lights click the here
To view the range of lights we stock instore click here.
We hope these tips help you stay safe on the roads this year.
We’ve updated our opening hours over the holiday period to give you plenty of time to shop for your loved ones and collect outstanding lay-bys.
If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to call on 08 9529 1655.
– KD Cycles Team
Christmas is just around the corner so we’ve made a list of our favourite products to get that cycling obsessed person in your life.
Socks are a classic stocking stuffer but daggy business socks are no use to a cyclist. Cycling socks are far better at wicking moisture and keeping your feet cool than a pair of regular socks (they also look awesome!).
A good set of lights will keep your loved one safe and give you peace of mind when they’re out there on the roads. Lights vary in price, lumen output and run time, so there is something to suit every budget and every rider.
You can never have enough cycling kit and with a shift to more tonal colours, rather than outrageous patterns and wild designs you can now mix and match tops and bottoms to your heart’s content.
All serious road cyclist and mountain bikers lust after fancy sunglasses. Oakley is the market leaders in high-end sports-focused glasses and with a heap of different frame shapes and lens technology, there is something to suit every rider.
A clean bike is a fast bike! And we all know someone who spends more time cleaning and their bike than riding it – so why not get them the right tools for the job. Bike specific cleaners and brushes go along way in preserving the life of your bike’s components.
Grips and Bar Tape
New grips go along way to making your bike feel like new again. Your hands are just one of three contact points connected to your bicycle, so it’s important to have comfortable and fresh feeling grips on your bike.
Multi-tools are a great way to work on your bike out on the road or trail and fix any problems that come up when riding. Multi-tools are the Swiss Army knives of the bike world and they’re a great weapon for any rider to have in their arsenal.
WA Trail Guide Book
Has your loved one just got a new Mountain Bike? Then the Trail Guide is the perfect gift. Its got all of the trails listed around WA, with detailed maps, info on places to park, eat and stay around the area the guide has all the information they’ll ever need.
A New Bike
Want to really make someone happy this Christmas? A new bike is sure to do that. Our pick of the bunch this year would have to be the Trek Marlin 5 and at $699.00 with great parts, a lightweight alloy frame and big 29 inch wheels, it’s a bike that suits so many different applications and riders.
We hope this list makes your gift buying a little easier this Christmas. If you have any more questions come in-store and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to help.
– KD’s Team
Christmas is coming in hawt!! And now is the time to start thinking about getting your loved one that new bike organised for Christmas morning. Lay-by’ing a bike is a great way to ensure you get the exact bike you want for that special someone come Christmas morning. It also means you can pay it off over time and don’t have to stress keeping the bike hiden from them.
We’ve answered a few of the most frequently asked questions we get about lay-bys around the Christmas period.
What deposit is required?
A 20% deposit is required to lay-by a bike.
How often do I have to make payments?
We ask for fortnightly payments over the course of your lay-by and payments can be made either over the phone or instore.
How long can you store the bike for?
We will be open until 2pm on Christmas Eve, so we can hold onto the bike until then. If you pay off the bike early we can still hold onto it – no sweat!
Do the bikes come assembled?
Of course they do! Santa’s little helpers will be working tirelessly to ensure every bike is put together to the highest standards so your loved one can enjoy their new wheels Christmas day. Want any accessories? We can install them too.
We hope this has cleared a few things up. But if you have any more questions shoot us an email, call us or pop into the shop and the team will be happy to give you a hand.
-KD Cycles Team
Summers just around the corner – which means your bike is about to see a whole lot more use. The winter months can wreak havoc on your bikes drive train and the rest of its components. Regular servicing increases the lifespan of your bicycle, but more importantly, keeps you on the road or trail.
This October we will be doing our three levels of servicing at half price – so there isn’t a better time to give your bike the care and maintenance it deserves.
To book your bike in call us on 08 9529 1655 or pop into the shop with your bike.
A little extra boost can lead to incredible possibilities. When you ride an electric bike, there is no ride too long, no hill to steep and no place your legs can’t take you. Ditch the daily traffic jam, get more exercise and feel great about treading more lightly on the planet. And best of all – have a ton of fun along the way.
How do e-bikes work?
E-bikes are not electric motorcycles. They don’t have a throttle and they require your input to make them move forward. E-bikes use pedal-assist motors, so your effort level determines how much power the motor gives you back. Riding an e-bike is incredibly intuitive and if you can ride a normal bike you can most definitely ride an electric bike.
How fast can an e-bike go?
In Australia, E-Bikes are governed to 25km/h. This means you can still ride them on shared bicycle and walking paths. It keeps everyone safe and extends the run time of your battery.
How far can they go?
The size of the battery, terrain and assistance level of the motor will determine how far you can ride your e-bike. Most e-bikes will get between 40-180km in a single charge.
What e-bikes do we sell?
We sell Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Merida and Specialized e-bikes. All are slightly different but all offer premium battery and motor combination. There are so many e-bikes on the market and it can often be extremely confusing and very hard to make a decision about what bike you should buy – but that’s why we’re here. We have a team of knowledgable staff that will help you wade through the e-bike jargon and get you on the right e-bike.
Bikes we have in stock now.
Cannondale Neo SL-2
A light, sporty e-bike that’s perfect for getting a workout, city cruising or just getting out and feeling good.
Trek Verve+ 2
An electric hybrid bike that will help you get out and ride more. Your daily cruises, commutes and workouts will all get a boost from the reliable Bosch pedal-assist system. It also comes in normal and low-step options.
Trek Rail 9
Treks top-of-the-line alloy electric mountain bike with long-travel suspension. It features a suspension set-up and parts worthy of the gnarliest enduro runs, and the powerful new Bosch drive system will get you back up the mountain faster than you ever thought possible.
Have more questions.
We live and breath bikes! And we’re more than happy to answer any queries or questions you might have about getting on a new e-bike.
Fathers day is just around the corner so here are some of our top gifts to spoil dad this Sunday.
You can’t go wrong with a set of a fresh set of gloves for dad. Every cyclist knows the joys of sliding into a fresh pair of gloves before a heading out on a ride. They’ll boost dad’s moral and mean you don’t have to see his ratty old pair any longer!
2. Oakley Sunglasses
Get dad something super bling this fathers day and treat him to a new pair of premium sunnies. Oakley has long been the gold standard for eyewear in the sporting world and with a heap of styles, colours and lens technologies there will be something to suit your dad’s need.
3. Cleaning Products
You’ve probably noticed your Dad spends more time cleaning his bike then cleaning the house. So why not get him the right gear for the job! We’ve got a huge range of bike-specific cleaning products in the shop and sweet little kits that have everything he needs to get his bike sparkly clean.
4. Spares and Tools
If dad goes riding by himself than it’s worthwhile treating him to a good spares kit. It will save his bacon if he’s out on a ride and suffers a flat tyre and also means you won’t receive a phone call at 6:30 am on a Sunday morning to pick him up.
We all love our dads (most of the time anyway) and we want them to be safe while they’re out on the roads. A good set of LED lights is a great gift and will give you and Dad peace of mind while he’s out on the roads.
6. Gift Voucher
Still, have no idea what to get Dad? Leave it up to him! A gift voucher is a great gift and allows dad the choice to spend it on whatever he so desires; better still takes the pressure off you.
We hope we’ve made buying a gift for fathers day a little easier for you this year and wish you and your family a very special fathers day this Sunday.
KD Cycles Team.
KD Cycles will be offering free bike checks. Make sure to register online and on the day to put yourself in the draw to win KD Cycles vouchers and the grand prize. (2018 Trek Marlin 4)
The free 2018 Rockingham Community Breakfast Ride will be held on Sunday 25 March at Long Point, Port Kennedy, (Port Kennedy Boat Ramp). Check-in from 8am with riders to set off at 8.30am.
There will be three riding distances this year, a 5km, 11km and 19km bike ride along the beautiful Rockingham coastal paths.
Come along and enjoy a bike ride followed by breakfast and a family-friendly event including bouncy castle and face painting.
Registrations are essential.
Register online before the event by following the link below:
City of Rockingham – Local Government
This event will be raced in the heart of the Wellard Shopping Village, incorporating fast hot-mix, sweeping corning in a built up environment. A tight 900 meter exciting circuit, offering that continental European feel. If you liked the Leederville street circuit, you’ll love this new addition to the Ring series. Local businesses will be offering street stalls and with plenty of food and beverages available.
For more details about the event head over to the ring website.
Christmas Trading hours
Sun 17 dec 12Am-4PM
SAT 23 DEC 9AM-4PM
SUN 24 DEC 9AM-4PM
MON 25 DEC CLOSED
TUES 26 DEC CLOSED
WED 27 DEC 9AM-5:30PM
THURS 28 DEC 9AM-7PM
FRI 29 DEC 9AM-5:30
SAT 30 DEC 9AM-5:30
SUN 31 DEC CLOSED
MON 1 DEC CLOSED
TUES 2 DEC 9AM-5:30PM
Place the bike your after on Lay-By now. Not only will you be able to secure the model, colour and size your after. We take the hassel out of storing the bikes and having to hide them at home. At KD Cycles we will hold the bike until 5pm Christmas eve.
The Rockingham Beach Cup Criterium is on the 11th of November. KD Cycles have put up $500 each for the winners of the Open Men’s and Women’s grades. The race will run around the iconic foreshore of Rockingham’s restaurant and bar strip, racing around a 850m anti-clockwise circuit. Come down and enjoy the horse racing while watching some of WA’s fast riders on two wheels.
You have to be in it to win it!
The Rockingham Tweed Run is a metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style. We take to the streets in our most vintage get ups, and cycle through the Rockinghams city’s iconic landmarks. Along the way, we stop for a hydration stop and snack stop, we will end at the Mini Bar on the foreshore. Any bicycle is acceptable on the Tweed Run, but classic vintage bicycles are encouraged. Some effort to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is always appreciated. So wipe that dust off the old bicycle at your grandads house and hit the Op-Shop because you could win yourself some awesome prizes from KD Cycles.
See you out ther ‘ol chaps’
Call the shop for more details.
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HALF PRICE SERVICING THIS JULY
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The winter weather can play a toll on your bikes drive train and other important components of your bike. keep it well maintained to increase the life of your bike and its components and most importantly keeping you safe on the bike.
Book in by calling the shop or come in and see the crew to book your bike in for a service
KD Cycles rider Colin Rose has been very busy with racing lately. After completing the World UCI Grand Fondo, this is what colin had to say.
The week had finally arrived which all started 12 months earlier when I qualified for the world masters road championships at Amy’s Gran Fondo. The first race was the Individual Time Trial held on Rottnest The morning started with clear skies and a steady breeze. In stark contrast to the day before. before the course was closed I went out and rode the course one more time and then came back to the unit and out my feet up. I paid to have a trainer available one hour before my scheduled start time. Once I was one the trainer to warm up I zoned out to every thing around me. When i was in the starting box I was warmed up and ready to go. Within the 1st km my heart rate was up to about 172 bpm and stayed up there for the whole ride, at the end i had an average of 174bpm and a maximum of 179. Rottnest is a hard and technical course open to the wind. Felt good and strong through the ride and gave it my all, but on the day was not good enough for a medal finishing in 6th place 39sec off the gold medal.With the TT done and dusted I was feeling a bit low, the following day, but once on the bike I actually felt good in the legs and my thoughts turned to the RR. Sunday Morning arrived slightly overcast and cool. My race plan was to just sit in and make a move on the last lap. Going out along the freeway two riders went off the front. I saw them go and had an opportunity to go but was too early in my plan. the first time up the zig zag I was in a good position the bunch started to split and i was still with the main field going down hill out of Kalamunda i was towards the back and struggled due to my position in the field, but managed to get through it. I had something to eat and moved towards the front the second time up the zig zag. I was feeling good and coming through the feed zone Andrew Simpson was feeding me passed me up my bidon. Coming into Mundaring I had a go and got away and was soon joined by a frenchman and then a brit and south african. the main field saw the danger and closed it down. The two escapees were finally caught and coming into the zig zag the field was together. I missed the move and tried to go. then the counter moves came but didn’t have the legs to go with them. the bunch was getting smaller with every km. Coming into the sprint it was just a matter of hanging on to a wheel and finish as far up the field as i could. In the end I was happy with the way I rode and had nothing left at the finish.
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The Cape to Cape MTB was first held in 2008 to a field that only reached about 100 participants. Nine years later it now holds the title as Australasia’s biggest MTB multi-stage endurance race with our biggest field going over 1300 competitors last year.
From the outset we saw this event as unique, “a ride not a race”! But over the years more and more people turned up to “race”, not just at the pointy end of the field but back in the middle and against their mates and also strangers. These strangers soon became friends and many people return each year not just for the ride or race but to catch up with old friends both on the course and at the finish lines.
Along the way we have had some hiccups, including losing a few riders to only find them stuck at a local winery, but we have been prepared to have a go and are working hard to improve the experience and the course year after year – most importantly always trying to maintain the friendly, fun vibe that has become the trademark of the Cape to Cape MTB.
This event has been a very big event for Western Australian MTB riders and KD Cycles is happy to support this very well run race, we hope to see you there!
Stage 1 is rather short in overall distance, but features plenty of steep climbs, lots of drifty loose soil, a few eye-wateringly fast descents and of course the infamous section along Deepdene Beach! Each year the alignment for this stage does not change much but the conditions change a lot year to year!
Stage 2 starts out by taking in the fast loamy singletrack under the Karri trees in Boranup Forest, then negotiates a series of rocky limestone outcrops overlooking the coast before the elevation flattens off and the course heads inland through a number of the region’s famous vineyards. Each year we add in a new section or two to keep things interesting for all riders!
Stage 3 is chock full of sweet singletrack! The start is a rollout down the main street of the Margaret River, which is a great opportunity to experience the scale of the event. This is then followed by all the best singletrack in the Margaret River area, which offers enough cornering grip and flow to get any mountain bike rider’s excitement levels locked to max! This stage alignment gets a full makeover year to year as we keep the Special Stage truly special!
Stage 4 starts off by passing farmland, then takes in the amazing technical singletrack through Middle Earth. The course then traverses flat gravel roads, farmland and some tarmac as it heads north towards Cape Naturaliste, before culminating with the rocky singletrack around the Dunsborough Country Club’s golf course. We add a few new sections year to year!