27 – 14 October - Over the Edge – BIKE SALE starts now! Time to order in our 2014 stock so we are selling off our 2013 rental fleet. All rental and demo bikes have been serviced throughout the year, great bikes selling at great prices!
School Holidays – Weekend Shop Rides and Scavenger hunt on a bike for kids
17 November – Annual “Movember” Ride – Come and join us for a 110km or 40km Road ride – Money raised goes towards Men’s Health.
THE MOVEMBER CHARITY RIDE: SUNDAY 17th November 2013 Departs from Over the Edge Bike Shop, Melrose. Come along with or without a Mo, we can always paint one on! All bikes welcome, tandems, mountain bikes, clunkers and roadies will all be there so don’t be afraid. Wear crazy stuff too! But keep it cool! We want to beat the heat so we depart from 7am – head to Appila -> Laura ( stop for coffee) then back to Melrose by 11am. ( 110km ) A shorter option is departing at 9am from Melrose -> Fullerville-> Murraytown -> Melrose ( 40km ) -All proceeds go towards Movember supporting Men’s health – Beyond Blue & Prostate Cancer Foundation. The Wirrabara local produce market is on from 7am if you don’t want to hang around…Finish at OTE for a BBQ, prizes and some wind down drinks!
Over the Edge will close 24 DECEMBER and re open 29 JANUARY
Macca Carving it up at the bottom of throwing copper
So you think you’re fast! Well come and check out the self timed mini D run at the Melrose trails.
There are 2 options: 1, Start at the top of “Helrose” beside the tree, don’t include “out the back” but continue on down to “a bit sheepish” turn right on to “greener pastures” and don’t stop the clock until you hit “Farmers freewheelin track” fastest time4:10 by our own Jakos
Option 2, Start at the saddle of “Blazing saddles”, start the watch as you roll past the sign and speed on to Bald Hill lookout, head back towards “throwing copper” and don’t push stop until you roll past the bottom sign. fastest time 4:26 by guess who….Jakos.
Drop into the shop for more details or to post a time. The winners board is out the back of the work shop. We even have a watch you can borrow to record your time!
Height adjustable/ dropper seat posts have been getting plenty of hype lately with epithets such as “game changer” being used. Exaggeration ? Possibly, so I’ll show some restraint and just describe it as freaking amazing. Why are they so good ? Read on…
As you may have read in a previous post Rich “Uber Bling” Bruce had taken delivery of his much awaited Ibis Mojo HD in all it’s satiny clear coated carbon glory. If this wasn’t enough he just had to have a Rockshox Reverb dropper post to go with it. Unfortunately for Rich he ordered the wrong size for the Mojo HD. Happily for me it was the right size for the glorious and much deserving Yeti.
Sooooo…. what’s it like? Well unlike most droppers the Reverb has a hydraulic remote. At the press of a button the seat raises or lowers to any point within it’s 125mm travel. It also has an adjuster that allows you to dial the speed at which this happens. It’s a well finished product and simple to install. Movement (slop) seems to be an issue with many droppers but not with this one, there is no discernable movement when riding.
Once on the trail the operation is smooth and easy, quickly becoming instinctive. The more you ride the more you use it. Dropping the saddle gives the rider a lot more room to move side to side, forward and back and up and down. Downhill switchbacks, jumps and drops suddenly become easier. For me the real advantage comes on fast, steep, loose and technical terrain where being able to keep your weight lower and still central makes a huge difference.
Worth the money ? Very high fun units per dollar make this piece of gear top value.