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Buy your next bike online
There's nothing like walking into a high-end mountain bike shop, talking to educated staff who live and breathe mountain biking, and planning out your new bike. We have extolled the virutes of buying a bike via your local store before, and plenty of shops will be happy to have you pick up the phone and get in touch.
But buying a bike online doesn't mean you are sending your money overseas - with retailers like Bicycles Online delivering bikes, and parts, Australia-wide. We have tested a range of bikes from Bicycles Online, including the Marin Alpine Trail 8, Marin Gestalt X11 gravel bike, and the Marin San Quentin 3 hardtail.
Like bikes from Bicycles Online, Canyon bikes come out of the box almost ready to ride. They're all pre-built and checked before being packed again, so any work at your end is minimal.
Ride Sports in Brisbane also have Sunn, Kellys, THOK and NS mountain bikes that can be delivered for a flat rate of $150. Or you can arrange a pick up, which could be organised to be contactless. We have tested a few bikes from Sunn, plus the THOK Mig-R eMTB. Given their direct sales model the pricing is pretty sharp, and they are worth checking out.