Monday, November 23, 2009

Geoff's Fixie - A custom build by Cognition

It's fun to make old things new again. A vintage frame and new parts makes for a great commuter.The fixie craze has hit Noosa, give Geoff a wave if you see him out on his.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Malvern Star Oppy's in Store Now

Above we have the Oppy C5 $2499 and the Oppy A4 (alloy frame)$1299

Malvern Star is an Australian icon which was created in 1902 by Tom Finnigan in Malvern, a leafy inner east suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
Malvern Star created it's own history when in 1928, Sir Hubert Opperman, the first ever Australian to ride the Tour de France rode upon a malvern star. He later went on to win the famous Paris-Brest-Paris race 1931,in doing so, "Oppy" set a new record time for the event.
Now the latest Malvern Star legend design has been refined in collaboration with Phil Anderson, one of the legends of Australian cycling (the first Australian to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, and proud ambassador of Malvern Star). He has road tested the current legend through rigorous conditions and has provided a rider's input to analyse the bike and the overall performance.
The Oppy frame was developed around the principle of a "complete design". The frame is built one tube at a time to ensure quality and to allow each tube to be designed to optmise its purpose within the frame. It then comes together with a chemical bond and bound with layers of carbon. Strict quality control checks are done at every stage, including weighing and cross checks for frame alignment.
Come in to Cognition and check out a legend for yourself.

Our Sponsored rider, Jack Jude's Riding Update

Hello again,
Well October was a busy month for me as I picked up my new Scott addict R2 road bike. This bike is everything that one can expect from a high-performance carbon machine. Light, responsive, nimble and climbs like a goat. It’s also red so it makes you go faster. During October my training program has included group road rides with a local Noosa group. I have been training Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Together with Saturday morning mtb rides from Cognition with a bakery stop after. The mid week rides are generally around 45 to 50 kms. The Sunday road rides have included such locations as Cootharaba range road reverse, Pomona, Cooroy west and home through Nandrorya rd via Cooroy. The average speed on these rides hovers between 28 to 30 km/hr. I feel these weekend longer rides are improving my overall speed and endurance. On occasions I do Gyndier drive hill repeats for general climbing practice. These hill repeats vary from spinning in the saddle to higher gear output out of the saddle power efforts. I’m sure this intense training will pay off when I team up with Rodger Manning to compete in the Mt Cotton 4 Hr on 15th November. Rodger has also been training hard and he’s an extremely strong individual rider as he proved in the recent 6hr event. Another exceptionally talented rider both mtb and road is 15 year old Seb Vejby who occasionally joins our Saturday morning social group. Seb did the Noosa tri in the under 19 team, winning silver. All three boys are brilliant at there chosen field. Seb's ride time for the 40 Km course was about 1 Hr 3 minutes. Wow, what a brilliant ride on restricted gears .It’s quite amazing just how much talent is in our local ranks. Next month I’ll have some race reports, until then pedal, pedal, pedal and love the ride. Six pack Jack

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Can you change a flat tyre? Or Adjust your gears?

On Saturday 14th November at 2.30pm Cognition together with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council are holding a Travel Smart Bike Maintenance workshop at Cognition. If you have ever had trouble looking after your bike or not sure what to do, then come along, it's free. Greg Long, part owner of Cognition, can help you develop your maintenance skills. His vast experience and knowledge coupled with his friendly and outgoing manner will leave you with the confidence to look after your trusty steed.
Free light snacks and refreshments will be available on the day. Places are limited so book now for your place.

You can register via email or phone 5449 5200 and ask for travelsmart.

Where:Cognition, Noosa Outlook, St Andrews Dr, Tewantin. When: Saturday 14th Nov 2.30-4.30pm

Sunday 29th November - Trail Opening - Noosa Trail Network

Come along and be one of the first to enjoy and experience trail 7 (to Lake Macdonald) and trail 8 (to Cooroy), they consist of fire trails with a mix of single tracks. What a great way to commute from town to town - OFFROAD.
The day begins at Noosa Showgrounds from 6.30 am to 7.15am for registration. The following rides are available:
7:30 am Experienced mountain bike riders depart: 22 km mountain bike ride on the new trails, with some road riding
8:00 am Easy mountain bike riders depart: 7 km easy mountain bike on the new trails
All rides start and finish at Noosa Showgrounds, Pomona and what better way to finish than to enjoy a good ole country style FREE morning tea.
Don't forget your sunscreen and bring lots of water.
For more information call the Sunshine Coast Regional Council on 5449 5200
Where: Noosa Showgrounds , Exhibition Street, Pomona When:6.30am-10.30am, Sunday 29th November