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Introducing The Baton bar - Only $49.90!

Posted by Ken Tovich on

Raising The Bar

Heading into Spring this year, there’s a bit of a buzz in the shop with the introduction of some new products that the the team at JRI have been developing over the winter.  We’ll be dropping a number of product profiles here in the coming days as considerable development has gone into each of these new additions to the JRI line, each one deserving of some insight into their developmental backstories. 

Get one here https://www.justrideit.com.au/collections/handlebars/products/the-baton-bar-by-jri 

Raising the Bar

No one following the fixed gear space can escape the proliferation and instagram bombardment of wide flatbar imagery over the last year.  To many they provide a pragmatic compromise to the ubiquitous riser bars so commonly found on fixed gear street bikes, to the Team at JRI they provide the answer to a centuries-old anthropological puzzle that has plagued humanity since the dawn of civilization – how do you carry slabs of beer while riding a bicycle?   The wide flatbar provides a stable platform where one can safely and securely legally-acquired cradle milk crates, small children and yes Virginia, cartons of beer between one’s arms.  

Limited only by one’s wingspan, flatbar width (and the corresponding cargo load) has no bounds however the propeller-heads at the JRI design centre concluded after a lengthy research process that a bar width between 70-80cm provides the ideal compromise of cargo load, accessory placement and rider comfort for most humans…a hacksaw can adequately address the needs of the fairer sex and the freakishly short.  Sharing the DNA of its downhill mountain bike ancestors, the new JRI Baton Bar features triple-butted 6061 aluminium tubing for weight savings without compromising strength (rare in a handlebar), shaped with a subtle 12mm rise mated to a 9degree back sweep, all wrapped in a powder-coat and JRI’s new UDP (Urban Disruptive Pattern) graphic.  

Get one here https://www.justrideit.com.au/collections/handlebars/products/the-baton-bar-by-jri

The Baton Bar geometry impressed test riders with it’s versatility allowing for everything from a stable/neutral terrain floater setup to an aggressive urban midnight mashing position depending on the stem setup.  Practical, comfortable, and loaded with multiuse versatility, I’ll take two and keep one for home security.

 

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Introducing The Baton bar - Only $49.90!

Posted by Ken Tovich on

Raising The Bar

Heading into Spring this year, there’s a bit of a buzz in the shop with the introduction of some new products that the the team at JRI have been developing over the winter.  We’ll be dropping a number of product profiles here in the coming days as considerable development has gone into each of these new additions to the JRI line, each one deserving of some insight into their developmental backstories. 

Get one here https://www.justrideit.com.au/collections/handlebars/products/the-baton-bar-by-jri 

Raising the Bar

No one following the fixed gear space can escape the proliferation and instagram bombardment of wide flatbar imagery over the last year.  To many they provide a pragmatic compromise to the ubiquitous riser bars so commonly found on fixed gear street bikes, to the Team at JRI they provide the answer to a centuries-old anthropological puzzle that has plagued humanity since the dawn of civilization – how do you carry slabs of beer while riding a bicycle?   The wide flatbar provides a stable platform where one can safely and securely legally-acquired cradle milk crates, small children and yes Virginia, cartons of beer between one’s arms.  

Limited only by one’s wingspan, flatbar width (and the corresponding cargo load) has no bounds however the propeller-heads at the JRI design centre concluded after a lengthy research process that a bar width between 70-80cm provides the ideal compromise of cargo load, accessory placement and rider comfort for most humans…a hacksaw can adequately address the needs of the fairer sex and the freakishly short.  Sharing the DNA of its downhill mountain bike ancestors, the new JRI Baton Bar features triple-butted 6061 aluminium tubing for weight savings without compromising strength (rare in a handlebar), shaped with a subtle 12mm rise mated to a 9degree back sweep, all wrapped in a powder-coat and JRI’s new UDP (Urban Disruptive Pattern) graphic.  

Get one here https://www.justrideit.com.au/collections/handlebars/products/the-baton-bar-by-jri

The Baton Bar geometry impressed test riders with it’s versatility allowing for everything from a stable/neutral terrain floater setup to an aggressive urban midnight mashing position depending on the stem setup.  Practical, comfortable, and loaded with multiuse versatility, I’ll take two and keep one for home security.

 

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FTWCRW Launch Night

Posted by Steve Atkinson on

 

On a Saturday in early August, the JRI crew brought some warmth to what’s been a cool, damp Melbourne winter by hosting the FTWCRW Apparel Launch Party.  About 25 riders competing in the FTW LaunchCat Alley Cat were welcomed to a warm reception in Fitzroy hosted by FTWRW, Temple Brewing, and Constantine Bicycles.  Brunswick Street onlookers and passerby were attracted to the raw yet inclusive atmosphere and the energy kicked up a level when DJIced took over the decks with his tribal House vibe, treating the growing crowd to a unique and complementary soundscape to the visual display of FTW videos being projected onto the graffiti-covered walls of the JRI venue. 

Proceedings were punctuated briefly by FTW founder Derek Rebel welcoming attendees with a few words as he introduced the new apparel line before announcing the winner of the Alleycat (congratulations to Issy M).   Polite applause, looks of envy, and thirsty impatience quickly dissolved as the party vibe continued interrupted only by the odd and spontaneous (eg. flower print banana seats, fixed gear freestyle between Brunswick St. trams).  Thanks to everyone who was able to attend for making the event such an enjoyable and memorable evening.

 

If you haven’t yet heard of them, FTWCRW is an Australian non-profit riding collective from Perth and Melbourne.  Sponsored by Constantine Bicycles, FTWCRW runs events and creates products that supports a passion for riding not only fixed gear bicycles but bicycles of all kinds.  Check them out on Facebook or better yet, some of their sick videos on Youtube.

ftwcrw jrifixedftwcrw jrifixed fixedgear melbourne

 

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FTWCRW Launch Night

Posted by Steve Atkinson on

 

On a Saturday in early August, the JRI crew brought some warmth to what’s been a cool, damp Melbourne winter by hosting the FTWCRW Apparel Launch Party.  About 25 riders competing in the FTW LaunchCat Alley Cat were welcomed to a warm reception in Fitzroy hosted by FTWRW, Temple Brewing, and Constantine Bicycles.  Brunswick Street onlookers and passerby were attracted to the raw yet inclusive atmosphere and the energy kicked up a level when DJIced took over the decks with his tribal House vibe, treating the growing crowd to a unique and complementary soundscape to the visual display of FTW videos being projected onto the graffiti-covered walls of the JRI venue. 

Proceedings were punctuated briefly by FTW founder Derek Rebel welcoming attendees with a few words as he introduced the new apparel line before announcing the winner of the Alleycat (congratulations to Issy M).   Polite applause, looks of envy, and thirsty impatience quickly dissolved as the party vibe continued interrupted only by the odd and spontaneous (eg. flower print banana seats, fixed gear freestyle between Brunswick St. trams).  Thanks to everyone who was able to attend for making the event such an enjoyable and memorable evening.

 

If you haven’t yet heard of them, FTWCRW is an Australian non-profit riding collective from Perth and Melbourne.  Sponsored by Constantine Bicycles, FTWCRW runs events and creates products that supports a passion for riding not only fixed gear bicycles but bicycles of all kinds.  Check them out on Facebook or better yet, some of their sick videos on Youtube.

ftwcrw jrifixedftwcrw jrifixed fixedgear melbourne

 

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Custom T5 set for Battlefield Assault

Posted by Ken Tovich on

This September Jason Ey is taking the challenge of cycling the battlefields of Europe to a new level.  The F45 gym owner, and cyclist is part of the Australian contingent this year for the Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2017, a 560km cycling tour through Western Europe organized by Help for Heroes, a UK-based organization that supports current and ex-serving members of the armed forces.  And although there will be over 200 riders in the peleton, the ex-ADF member will be the only one mashing it out on a single-speed.

custom f45 bike

 

Based in Vasse, WA, Jason had a custom F45 single speed built by JRI – ideal for his daily commute in the relatively flat oceanside community near Busselton in WA’s Southwest.  For the Battlefield Tour, JRI modified his “street” build adding drop bars, Vittoria touring tires, upgraded JRI wheels, a Shimano freewheel, and in a fit of safety-first conservatism, a functioning rear brake. 

Like the other Aussies on the tour, Jason hopes to raise awareness and support for Mates4Mates (mates4mates.org) through fundraising and ride sponsorship.  Mates4Mates provides physical rehabilitation services, psychological and wellbeing counselling, and employment/education support for wounded, ill or injured current and ex-serving Australian Defence Forces personnel.  The ADF veteran served for 10 years, including a period in Iraq so he was keen to back the organization and its support of some of his less fortunate fellow service members.

Custom f45 bike

We’re totally behind Jason as he takes on this challenge, primarily in support of such a worthy cause and maybe a little bit because we just want to see him dust a bunch of roadies on his T5-based whip.  You can show your support by following him on Strava (Jason Ey) or better yet dropping a donation to Mates4Mates at www.mates4matesadventurechallenges.everydayhero.com/au/jason.

 

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Custom T5 set for Battlefield Assault

Posted by Ken Tovich on

This September Jason Ey is taking the challenge of cycling the battlefields of Europe to a new level.  The F45 gym owner, and cyclist is part of the Australian contingent this year for the Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2017, a 560km cycling tour through Western Europe organized by Help for Heroes, a UK-based organization that supports current and ex-serving members of the armed forces.  And although there will be over 200 riders in the peleton, the ex-ADF member will be the only one mashing it out on a single-speed.

custom f45 bike

 

Based in Vasse, WA, Jason had a custom F45 single speed built by JRI – ideal for his daily commute in the relatively flat oceanside community near Busselton in WA’s Southwest.  For the Battlefield Tour, JRI modified his “street” build adding drop bars, Vittoria touring tires, upgraded JRI wheels, a Shimano freewheel, and in a fit of safety-first conservatism, a functioning rear brake. 

Like the other Aussies on the tour, Jason hopes to raise awareness and support for Mates4Mates (mates4mates.org) through fundraising and ride sponsorship.  Mates4Mates provides physical rehabilitation services, psychological and wellbeing counselling, and employment/education support for wounded, ill or injured current and ex-serving Australian Defence Forces personnel.  The ADF veteran served for 10 years, including a period in Iraq so he was keen to back the organization and its support of some of his less fortunate fellow service members.

Custom f45 bike

We’re totally behind Jason as he takes on this challenge, primarily in support of such a worthy cause and maybe a little bit because we just want to see him dust a bunch of roadies on his T5-based whip.  You can show your support by following him on Strava (Jason Ey) or better yet dropping a donation to Mates4Mates at www.mates4matesadventurechallenges.everydayhero.com/au/jason.

 

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New things are coming - Take a look

Posted by Steve Atkinson on

Yes our new summer stock is coming and it's the best yet! 

With plenty going on over the winter months @JRI We've still managed to get some time to keep working on R&D

Here are just a few new things that are coming soon

* The new JRI Baton Wide Bar (Photographed below) 

* New colourways on EVO frame. Inc oil slick, Matt black

* New JRI Track Pista wheels

* The NEW Townie street bike 

* The NEW Dark Matter street bike 

 

Introducing the new JRI track wheel set, brand new colour ways and a new frame. Plus the new JRI Team complete 

The new oil slick frames (Developed and tested for durability)

The Baton Bar - Tripple butted alloy, try and break it :)

 Baton bar

The New JRI Track hubs - Sealed bearings with stainless hex key wheel nuts

The new JRI Pista wheels

jri wheels

The NEW Townie complete

JRI Fixed GEar

The NEW JRI Dark Matter

jri dark matter

And much more including our new carbon wheel range #RAW 

Keep your eyes peeled for all new stock. Estimated arrival early Sept

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New things are coming - Take a look

Posted by Steve Atkinson on

Yes our new summer stock is coming and it's the best yet! 

With plenty going on over the winter months @JRI We've still managed to get some time to keep working on R&D

Here are just a few new things that are coming soon

* The new JRI Baton Wide Bar (Photographed below) 

* New colourways on EVO frame. Inc oil slick, Matt black

* New JRI Track Pista wheels

* The NEW Townie street bike 

* The NEW Dark Matter street bike 

 

Introducing the new JRI track wheel set, brand new colour ways and a new frame. Plus the new JRI Team complete 

The new oil slick frames (Developed and tested for durability)

The Baton Bar - Tripple butted alloy, try and break it :)

 Baton bar

The New JRI Track hubs - Sealed bearings with stainless hex key wheel nuts

The new JRI Pista wheels

jri wheels

The NEW Townie complete

JRI Fixed GEar

The NEW JRI Dark Matter

jri dark matter

And much more including our new carbon wheel range #RAW 

Keep your eyes peeled for all new stock. Estimated arrival early Sept

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KRZBERG V6 by 8Bar Coming Soon!

Posted by Eva Daly on

The KRZBERG v6 frame was developed by German Art of Engineering to satisfy the needs for fast and nimble riding. With its aggressive and unique geometry, it’s perfect for busy roads but also for fast criterium races.

The frame is build of the best materials to satisfy our high quality standards. Triple butted 6066 lightweight aluminium for top tube, down tube and seat tube and a full tapered carbon fork make the frame lighter then ever. The low pro geometry gives your bike a unique look.

The KRZBERG v6 comes in five different color ways. You can choose between matt ghost black, matt polished raw, limited matt toxic green or matt indigo blue (100 frames worldwide), grey – team edition or matt black – team edition.

The 8bar team edition is going to be raced by the 8bar team at races around the globe.

 

8bar KRZBERG v6 from 8bar BIKES on Vimeo.

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KRZBERG V6 by 8Bar Coming Soon!

Posted by Eva Daly on

The KRZBERG v6 frame was developed by German Art of Engineering to satisfy the needs for fast and nimble riding. With its aggressive and unique geometry, it’s perfect for busy roads but also for fast criterium races.

The frame is build of the best materials to satisfy our high quality standards. Triple butted 6066 lightweight aluminium for top tube, down tube and seat tube and a full tapered carbon fork make the frame lighter then ever. The low pro geometry gives your bike a unique look.

The KRZBERG v6 comes in five different color ways. You can choose between matt ghost black, matt polished raw, limited matt toxic green or matt indigo blue (100 frames worldwide), grey – team edition or matt black – team edition.

The 8bar team edition is going to be raced by the 8bar team at races around the globe.

 

8bar KRZBERG v6 from 8bar BIKES on Vimeo.

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