Fools Gold Recap

The inaugural Fools Gold 420 bikepacking event departed from Maryborough at 8am on Saturday 22nd April. Almost 30 participants started, and approximately half completed the 420km event through Central Victoria in times ranging from 27 hours to 4 days.


Tell us about yourself in a few words.I like riding bikes, eating nice food, and patting all the dogs that come into the shop Where did you grow up?Brunswick What do you do at Commuter?I send out the weborders from our online shop, chat to people on the phone, and generally buzz around the shop! […]


Where did you grow up?Boorloo (Perth), Whadjuk Nyoongar country, Western Australia What do you do at Commuter?My job is called “front of house mechanic” so I do a lot of answering technical questions, picking up extra workshop jobs, specing custom builds or whatever else needs doing. I’m not allowed to do the Cheaper Buy Miles […]


Where did you grow up?Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, Ngarigo Country What do you do at Commuter?I’m a mechanic. I service bikes, build wheels, build custom bikes, and enjoy the detailed approach to custom builds! What did you do for work before Commuter Cycles?Before working at Commuter Cycles I was a fine furniture maker and a wood […]


Tell us about yourself in a few words.I’m a middle-aged white guy who spent the first 7 years of their working life being a suit. After falling back in love with bikes in my late 20s, I decided to start a bike-shop (without ever having worked in one!). 15 years later, I also have a […]


Tell us about yourself in a few words.I like bikes and riding them. I enjoy spending time in nature and am fond of art, design and architecture. Where did you grow up?St Kilda and Elwood in Melbourne What do you do at Commuter?You’ll find me answering phones and emails, speccing custom builds, stock wrangling, attempting […]


Tell us about yourself in a few words.I’m one of many Kiwis in Melbourne. Been here more than 10 years. I like riding bikes, camping and cooking. Doing all three is the best. Where did you grow up?Ōtautahi (Christchurch), New Zealand What do you do at Commuter?Workshop Manager. I coordinate a great team of mechanics […]

Kia B

Tell us about yourself in a few words.I am the second Kia to work at Commuter. I like cycling in the backcountry. Where did you grow up?Boorloo (Perth). What do you do at Commuter?I am Front of House on Friday and Saturdays – webshop orders, assisting in test riding bikes, loading bikes with bags, going […]

Kia M

Tell us about yourself in a few words.I like bikes, plants, and snorkelling. Where did you grow up?In 1770, Queensland. What do you do at Commuter?I’m a front of house person. Roles include: host of Bailey’s Question Corner, convenor of the lunchtime quiz, webshop, stock stickerer, bike seller, route-slinger, stoke-bringer. What did you do for […]


Tell us about yourself in a few words.According to Caff I’m not funny. Where did you grow up?Grew up in the hills of Perth. Riding pea-gravel has never been fun. What do you do at Commuter?I’m the “web guru”. I design, develop and manage the Commuter website and provide IT support for all the point […]

Tips on your first remote bikepacking trip

Planning your first remote bikepacking trip can be particularly daunting. I know that from first hand experience. From my experience, the more remote a bikepacking trip has felt, the more rewarding my trip has been. If you are planning your first remote bikepacking trip, read on!

101 Bikepacking Straight from Work.

Amongst the team here at Commuter, Kia Binch has gained a reputation for repeatedly showing up to work with her bike fully loaded, and rolling straight out at 415pm Saturday and crushing some huge route! We asked Kia for her tips about preparing (both mentally and from a gear and logistics point of view) to make the absolute most of the weekend on your bike. Take it away Kia…!

Amazing East Warburton

You ever go on a ride that leaves you thinking ‘OH MY GOD everybody needs to go ride that!!!’ This is one of those rides.

Easter Explore ’22

Early Friday morning, a group of our staff members and friends set out from the shop to embark on a long weekend riding around the Victorian High Country, traditional lands of the Jaitmatang Aboriginal people, max loaded with wine and cheese. The focus of this ride was minimum kms, maximum good times- a great introduction […]

Welcome Back – Summer of 22 Edition

We’ve probably said this about a thousand times in the last two years but THANKYOU everyone for your patience and support. Trying to make decisions and keep Commuter rolling the way all of us expect it to has been really tricky and we’re super grateful to be a part of such an amazing community. If […]

New Surly Disc Trucker is GO!

We’re pretty excited to introduce the updated Surly Disc Trucker. Here’s some details and our take on them, and why it might be a great option for your new ride!

The First Rule of Bridge Club

Is tell EVERYONE about Bridge Club!

If you’ve dropped into the store, or kept an eye on our social media, over the last twelve months you’ll have noticed a growing number of Surly Bridge Clubs getting around. And with good reason. After initially being underwhelmed by it on paper prior to it’s release, the Bridge Club really has proved itself as an extremely versatile, great value and super fun option for so many different kinds of riding.

The Low Down on Dirt Dropbar Bikes

Of all the styles of bike we are lucky enough to have on the floor at Commuter the dropbar, dirt capable bike is probably our favourite, and certainly the most versatile. As a result we’ve tried to stock a LOT of options in this style of bike.

Off Course acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Brunswick, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities in Australia.