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Introducing urbanbike.co.nz

The home of urban cycling, tokyobike & Smith Coffee Four years ago during our travels through Europe and Japan, we discovered the joy of tokyobike.  Designed to be light to ride and with an emphasis on comfort over speed, the...

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Ride Share in Melbourne

Ride Share in Melbourne

Melbourne is renowned for a city thats great to cycle in and a new ride share programme has just been launched in the last few weeks called obike.  This weekend I got the opportunity to test ride this concept which...

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Beautifully designed urban bike helmets

Beautifully designed urban bike helmets

With bicycle helmets being compulsory, we really wanted to offer our customers something that they would enjoy wearing. We were delighted when Thousand, funded originally by kickstarter, created a beautifully designed helmet at an affordable price .  Their story inspired us to...

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tokyobike can become an e-bike

tokyobike can become an e-bike

Keen to get an electric bike that has beautiful design, great speed and the ability to remove the battery  when you want to use it as a regular bike without the added weight. If you need a little bit more assistance getting...

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Sydney cycle

Sydney cycle

Celebrating Queens Birthday Weekend we hopped across the ditch & explored Sydney By Bike. What an awesome city to discover by cycle. We hired a couple of City Sports Bikes from Town Bike Pitstop  located in Redfern this Cafe & Bike Shop have...

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Benefits of cycling

Benefits of cycling

30 great benefits of cycling Riding bikes boosts your brainpower, relationships, health and happiness Click here to read  the great article from Bike Radar, guaranteed to put a smile on your face Happy Cycling!  

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Be seen, winter riding

Be seen, winter riding

The days are getting shorter and its more important to have great lights & reflection for your morning & evening rides. We have a range instore or online to suit your requirements, from the elegant Linus Head Lamp to the...

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Keeping your bicycle safe

Keeping your bicycle safe

What locks work best? As cycling increases in popularity in New Zealand - unfortunately so does bike theft.  In the last few years we have seen a shift from being able to leave your bike secured with only a thin...

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