Purchase a BMC 2016 Teammachine SLR01 and ride with Cadel Evans at the Tour Down Under 2016. You will also receive a BMC kit (valued at $250) and a $200 Flight Centre voucher towards flights and accommodation in Adelaide.
*Offer ends 12th January 2016 and applies to BMC SLR01 ULT Di2, SLR DURA-ACE and SLR01 DA Di2.
The cup ‘long’ weekend provided a perfect opportunity for several Kaos parties to go Mt Buller and hit the road/trails. It was great to see so many old faces and a pleasant change to see so many Kaos’ites outside of the Saturday shop ride.
Weather was a bit ordinary on Sat & Sun but that was all forgotten when the clouds shifted for Mon & Tue which had some great riding conditions.
You might have seen our recent addition to the Shop Kit options, in the form of our sexy new KAOS 10Year Limited Edition Kit, if you missed out on the first order, we have good news!
We’re Running a Second Order! Maybe…
If we get the number and interest as we got with the first run, we will happily fill another order for people who want to put their hand up for some. It is just expressions of interest for now, as the kit will take 5-6weeks from order date. So get in soon, as we won’t leave this window open for long!
Get in touch & let us know if you’d like to get a kit (Jersey, Vest, Bibshorts & Cap available). Sizes and limited stock still available in store. Give us a call on (03) 9563 6355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We won’t be repeating the kit again after this – so get in fast or you’ll miss out!
At Kaos Custom Bikes, we often have a few of our regulars sunning it up in Europe this time of year on their bike. Here is one such regular Kaos ride, Matt Ryan, and what he’s up to at the moment in France.
I rode from St Saturnin Les Apt over the Provence Ranges to Sault and then 26 km up to top of Mont Ventoux, average grade of last 6 km is 8%. The wind which can blow for days in Provence, is called ‘the Minstrel’ and it was very strong and up higher was ‘blowing hard’. It was very cool also for this time of year and was only 6 degrees on the ranges and 4 degrees on the top of Mt Ventoux.
I started riding at 4.45am. It was 55 km from start to top – took me about 4 hr 30 min aprox. The sun rose at 6.00am. Last year I returned the 55 km in 2 hours, but it was far too windy to do that this year. The last 100 metres, to the top of Mt Ventoux, was un-rideable due to the 100 km/hr gusts of wind.
In fact, I could not even push my bike, on foot, and the isolated peak had one gentleman who came down to help me. Together we pushed thee bike on foot to the top.
I only say ‘a hand full’ of bikers all morning, but later as I was descending there were dozens and dozens of riders struggling up – many of whom, I felt, would not make it.
After taking some photos I started to descend on foot but could not even walk down – the wind was blowing so hard it felt like I would be blown away – bike and all even when walking.
Another gentleman a German helped me to a side track where his car was and said get in warm up and I will drive you down a bit. He drove me down 2 km – but even after that I was still shivering and the descent was very ‘hairy”.
10 years ago today Andy fulfilled his dream of opening a bike shop. The idea was a simple one; open a shop that was filled with the best quality bikes and provide the best possible service. Over the last 10 years KAOS Custom Bikes has grown into the largest dealer of BMCs in the Southern Hemisphere, selling BMCs and Cannondales to cycling enthusiasts from all over the state.
Andy is proud to have built his business on BMC, and was the very first Australian dealer back in 2004. Even all those years ago he had faith in the quality and ethos of owner Andy Rhys to produce the very finest of cycles. It was a good horse to back, selling the most in Australia of BMC consistently year on year since 2004.
Favourite Bike Build
First Australian Built BMC IMPEC: SRAM red 2013, hand-built 6.2kg wheelset (American classic magnesium, titanium spokes, dt swiss 190 28/32h).
The 2013 Ernst & Young ride, when Cadel Evens told me he liked my work car, but not the Cannondale sticker on the back.
Special thanks to everybody of the KAOS Crew (you know who you all are), all the people who have ever bought a bike and everyone who continues to support our local bike shop. Here’s to another 10 years!
Don’t forget, The Wombat 100 is almost upon us. Kaos Custom Bikes will be there for mechanical support as well as a garage sale. If you have your entry in, give us a call to arrange a free service prior to the event. Get in quick because there is only a short time left. …Andrew
The Wombat 100 is a cross country MTB marathon staged in the Wombat State Forest on the outskirts of Woodend, VIC. The 13th April 2014 will see the sixth instalment of this popular event, regarded as one of Victoria’s premier XC marathon events.
Participants can expect a world class marathon course that includes over 50% flowing, groomed single track (including the famous Wombat track), fast fire trail, pine forest single track and 4WD trails. No tarmac, guaranteed! The riding is diverse, challenging but achievable for most weekend warriors. Course options include the full 100km or a 50km half course. There is also an 18km loop of the wombat track for kids under the age of 16 – a perfect introduction to MTB racing!
Although serious MTB racing is at the forefront of this event, this is an event with plenty on offer for families. The 2014 event will feature kids races around the event centre, a jumping castle and face painting – all set in the beautiful surrounds of Cammeray Waters, a first class rural conference centre. There is accommodation available onsite, or if you prefer to make a camping weekend of it, there is ample room for everyone. Only 60km from central Melbourne and 40 minutes from the airport, the Wombat 100 is the place to be on the 13th April 2014.
At Kaos we would like to thank you for your business and support in 2013. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your cycling goals, and we look forward to seeing you here again in the new year. We wish you peace, happiness, and a prosperous and healthy 2014!
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