Shimano’s booth at the 2024 Tour Down Under expo featured many stunning, hand built bikes, all of which are Australian brands, most of which are made in Australia. Without further delay, please enjoy the embedded video, and photo gallery of the bikes further down this article.
“Mark Hester started PROVA in 2015 after a successful career as a mechanical engineer in motorsport and automotive. Mark was raised in a workshop with his Dad building one off race cars and high performance road cars. Together with the inspiration of his engineer grandfather this upbringing led to completing a Mechanical Engineering Degree and a career in motorsport and automotive engineering.” – https://www.provacycles.com
Aussie Bikes at the 2024 Tour Down Under Expo: Video
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“Adventure is at the core of our brand of cycling, whether it’s taking the long way home or racing across a country. Adventure is built into Curve’s DNA. Not all of our customers want to bike-pack across a continent but they take comfort in knowing that our products are built for that sort of abuse. While we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we take our brand, products, and customers very seriously.” – https://www.curvecycling.com
“Of all the reactions Darren (Baum) receives when customers meet him it is typically “but you’re so….young?”. The confusion is palpable. How can a man not yet fifty have nearly three decades of frame-building expertise? The answer is simple: dedication, hard work, mistakes, and a drive to do things better. Do not accept any barrier. Step outside the status quo. Ride your own race. Darren did. The result is what you know as Baum Cycles, the little corner of Geelong producing some of the world’s best bespoke bicycles.” – https://baumcycles.com
“The Simpatico Bikes Philosophy – Having one bike that can bomb down gravel firetrails and time trial through the valleys makes for a bike you can get a lot of value from for years to come. A bike you can ride from your door to the nearest trail. A bike you can race the gravel roads to Warnambool on. A bike you can take with you on holidays and explore new areas.” – https://simpaticobikes.com
Woods Bicycle Co.
“Why settle for ordinary when you can ride on a piece of art? Our frames aren’t just made; they’re crafted with love using high-grade steel that’s tough as nails yet as sleek as the Aussie breeze. We believe in giving you a ride that’s as unique as you are – whether you’re conquering city streets or tackling the local trails.” – https://www.woodsbicycleco.com.au
Huge Builder Gallery
More to come soon from our trip to Australia!
Links of Interest:
- Prova Cycles – https://www.provacycles.com
- Curve Cycling – https://www.curvecycling.com
- Inside Curve Cycling: Melbourne, Australia
- Baum Cycles – https://baumcycles.com
- Simpatico Bikes – https://simpaticobikes.com
- Woods Bicycle Co. – https://www.woodsbicycleco.com.au
- Shimano GRX 12-Speed Mechanical Feature
- How to Create Amazing & Fun Gravel Routes!
- Gravel Cyclist’s Route Library