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Welcome aboard Evolution Cycles

February 3, 2014

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Bike Friendly North Shore must be growing up, we’ve just landed a sponsor! While not a North Shore business (they hail from the Waikato) Evolution Cycles is a name that just keeps cropping-up. A work colleague scored a cool fixie from their online store recently and I’ve run into a couple of bike divas around town looking ever so stylish on their retro Schwinns.

Evolution Cycles offer a full range of bikes including Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Kids Bikes, Ladies Bikes, Scooters, Helmets and Accessories. The online operation is run out of the ’Tron and they have bricks & mortar stores in Hamilton, Cambridge and Te Awamutu.

When I can’t find something locally and source it online determining the “shipping” cost always gives me the heebie-jeebies. Sometimes it’s a flat-fee and you can factor that in, sometimes you have to “check-out” to actually find out how much it’s going to be – I hate that. With Evolution the Shipping is Free NZ wide for bikes and accessories, how easy is that?

Te Awa - Number 8 Wire

Cruising beside Lake Karapiro on the excellent Te Awa Cycleway

Cycling in the Waikato is Going Off

With a rower in the family I’ve become intimately familiar with the Waikato, it’s second nature now to load-up the old Toyota and head down to Karapiro. One thing that strikes me about the region is how healthy cycling is down there, on all levels it seems to be flourishing. This metrosexual leaves a city of 1.5 million where cycling is marginalized, drives to the middle of nowhere (sorry, I’m speaking as an Aucklander here) and suddenly I’m surrounded by bikes and bike-infrastructure. They have high-performance covered with rowers cross-training, road-racing is flourishing, the National Cycling Centre of Excellence ( Avantidrome) is near completion and it’s always been a hotbed for BMX talent. I’m going to cover this in other posts but recreational cycling and MTB is thriving too with exciting developments like Te Awa | The Great New Zealand River Ride and The Waikato River Trails.

So welcome aboard Evolution Cycles and thanks for the support.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2014 3:35 pm

    Great stuff – I bought my last bike from Evolution Cycles. Much cheaper and FAR better customer service than anyone in Auckland that I could find at the time!

  2. Mike permalink
    February 3, 2014 4:41 pm

    Me too, I’ve dealt with them on 2 occasions. I have no idea how they manage to offer free shipping, but they do.

  3. Marla Gnarla permalink
    February 5, 2014 3:09 am

    Bravo, Antoine! Nice sponsor for the blog.

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