Bombtrack Bikes New Zealand
We’re very excited to be high performing adventure bike brand Bombtrack Bikes New Zealand exclusive South Island dealer.
Bombtrack has a strong pedigree in steel bikes that are built to take a hammering while delivering a fine ride to anywhere you wish to take them. From the moment Bombtrack was started, the brand has stuck to one fundamental rule; to only make bikes they would love to own and ride, and that’s still the case today. The bikepacking and adventure bikes in particular have been earning accolades in the right places and are a regular sighting on testing long distance brevets such as the Transcontinental and the Tuscany Trail.
Their line-up includes CX, track, touring, bikepacking, road, audax and even classic urban bikes. What this diverse range has in common is meticulous attention to detail and thoughtful quality component selection.
We’ve made our own selection from the large range, to suit bikepacking and adventuring by bike here in NZ. We can of course access the full range if you are looking for something else from Bombtrack.
The first bikes are on their way to us (due early December 2016), and we’re taking preorders now for all models – most bikes can be with us within 14 days. Click here for detailed geometry.
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Introduced last year, the Beyond has proven itself on countless journeys, not least when Marc Maurer rode 5600km from Istanbul to Tehran. Designed as a bike packers dream, the Beyond features mounting options for front and rear racks as well as up to five bottle cages. All mounted to a Columbus steel frame with carefully selected tubings, to do the most important job of an adventure bike, to be strong and light. The geometry of the bike gives a comfortable and stable riding position even when loaded, and a tall headtube plenty of space for a large framebag.
Got your mind on the Tour Aotearoa? Here’s your ride…
If your adventure is going to be taking you well off the beaten track, into places untouched by civilization, then the Beyond Plus is the bike to make that journey possible. Built on the 27.5+ wheel platform the Beyond Plus has oversized 2.8” tires that offer an incredible amount of grip and a cushion like dampening to soak up all the lumps and bumps.
Load up your framebags and go exploring.
Built on a 27.5” rim and using a wider tire produces a wheel with the same outer diameter as a typical 700x28c. This means it’s possible to run bigger knobby mountain bike tires, with all the grip they offer, yet retain the geometry of a CX/gravel bike, something gravel racers have long dreamed of. This is made possible thanks to a specially designed frame that utilizes a wider bottom bracket and yoke to maintain a wide yet short rear end.
The Columbus Cromor double-butted tubing has the perfect blend of being lightweight yet durable, perfect for gravel riding. The fork was then developed specifically for this bike, with a super wide crown offering massive tire clearance and a stiffer tapered steerer tube for more accurate handling.
At the core of the Audax is the full crmo frame, with double butted tubes providing a light and strong endurance road machine. The steel’s natural dampening characteristics take out a lot of the road ‘buzz’ letting your arms relax as you eat up the miles. The dropouts and seat stays are ready for a rear rack and thanks to the longer chain stays there’s plenty of heel clearance when panniers are mounted. Up front, the taller headtube is a little bit easier on the back muscles, and the longer trail length means the steering is far less ‘nervous’ than on a race bike.
The original concept for this bike was to be a simple low maintenance single speed bike that could be used for commuting through the week, and then taken on small adventures at the weekends. As Bombtrack started to get more and more questions about how to convert or adapt the bike they saw it in a whole new light. The Arise is more like a blank canvas, bare, functional and practical in its natural state but with a bit of imagination it can be transformed into a masterpiece.
The Arise Geared was born from witnessing customisations to the single speed Arise via social media. Bombtrack saw the popularity of transforming this tough simple bike to a geared commuter. Built around their proven work horse 4130 crmo frame, but kitted out with a Nexus 8-speed hub, a flat handlebar and fenders. Thanks to the front and rear rack mounts its one easy step to add panniers making the Arise Geared a perfect daily companion.
If you need some inspiration about where your bike can take you, check out Bombtrack’s line up of great content on their Vimeo channel.