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Electric Bike FAQ - All your eBike questions answered!

Electric bikes have seen a surge in popularity lately, and it’s for good reason. Not only are eBikes a fun way to get around, they are also eco-friendly and definitely still count as exercise! They are also the perfect option for those of us that live in the city, as they are compact and easy to store, and have far less running costs that a car. If you are completely new to the world of electric bikes, then this blog post will explain how they work and why we love them so much here at Bike Otago! What exactly is an eBike? An eBike or electric bike looks much like your regular bike except that it is equipped with a...

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Giant Demo Days - Dunedin

We're excited to announce that we will be hosting a Giant Demo Day right here in Dunedin with the help of Torpedo 7 and Giant Bicycles.  The demo day will take place on Sunday, 13th November at Redwoods/Wakari from 9:00am to 2:45pm. Riders are asked to please bring along a Photo I.D., a New Zealand Standards approved helmet, and their own set of pedals.  Bikes available for demos will be: Anthem 27.5 1 Anthem Advanced 27.5 1 Liv Pique 1 Liv Pique Advanced 1 Trance 27.5 2 Reign Advanced 1 While not required, it is recommended that those interested fill out a booking form ahead of time to confirm a bike in their size. Bookings can be made here. The...

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Introducing: Giant Mountain Bike Hire

They're here! A few weeks back we announced that we would be unveiling a small fleet of mountain bikes available for hire in the near future, and that time has come. Our fleet consists of 6 brand new 2017 Giant Anthem 1 mountain bikes. A quick and agile bike on Giant's XC lineup, the Anthem 1 provides great performance on an impressive spec sheet. Rolling on 27.5" Schwalbe tyres and sitting on 110mm of Fox suspension in the rear and 120mm up front, this bike will take on nearly any trail you point it at, up or down.  Pricing is set at $90 for a full day and $50 for a half day. If you're looking to rent for longer, shoot...

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Coming Soon: Giant Mountain Bike Hire

Always wanted to ride one of the newest bikes on the market but don't have the money to drop into a brand new bike? Well, you're in luck. Hopefully by next month, we will be rolling out a fleet of 2017 Giant Anthem 1 mountain bikes for hire.  Updated for 2017, The Anthem 1 is Giant's performance XC Ninja, tackling everything from steep climbs to technical descents with ease. Its new trunnion-mount Maestro rear suspension system delivers you 110mm of rear travel, with 120mm of Fox 34 Performance Elite suspension up front. Sitting on a 27.5" wheelset and driven by a Shimano Deore XT drivetrain, the Anthem 1 is sure to take on any trail you put in its way....

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2016 Bike Clearance Sale

Prime biking season is right around the corner, and with it a new fleet of 2017 bikes will be arriving soon. So if you're looking for a great deal on a 2016 bike, we're having a massive clearance sale on all last year's Giant, Liv, Norco and Yeti models we have in stock. We have a whole range of Norcos from the Storm 7.2 hard tail, on sale for just $650, to the entry level full suspension Fluid 7.2, coming in at just $2,000, a great investment for those looking to step up their mountain biking game. All 2016 Norcos are on sale for up to 35% off.  Liv is the first cycling brand dedicated completely to women, and offer up some...

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