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What to Get for Your Cyclist This Holiday Season

Bike Barn is bombarded by cyclists’ friends and family around the holiday season, and they’re often stumped for ideas! Check out our favourite gift ideas.

Bike Barn Round The Lake is Back for 2019 | Bike Barn

This November, hundreds will flock to the ‘Round The Lake’ Challenge in Taupo. Take a moment to learn what it’s all about, and how to enter the event!

The Best Trails for a Cycling Holiday in New Zealand

The summer holidays are coming, and it’s time to start planning some new adventures! Check out Bike Barn’s favourite cycling trails across New Zealand.

Cycle Clothing 101: The Beginner’s Manual

New to cycling? Check out these cycle clothing necessities and why the role they play to enhance your riding experience. Learn more here!

Getting into Gear: Bicycle Gears and Shifting for Newbies

Get gear-shifting down with the team at Bike Barn. We talk about how gears work, and when you should be shifting up or down. Learn more here!

Keep the Gears Turning: Our Bike Services Explained | Bike Barn

We explain each of the bike repair services that the Bike Barn repair ninjas offer and suggest which one is right for you. Learn more about our offers here.

A Breakdown of the E Micro Merlin Scooter | Bike Barn

There’s a great range of scooters in our Bike Barn stores, including the E Micro Merlin Scooter. Today we shine a spotlight on why this is a team favourite!

Bikes for Little Tykes: Our Favourite Kids' Bikes

The experts in all things cycling talk about some of our favourite kids bikes in New Zealand, looking at four size ranges and their top performers. Read more!

Road Bike vs. Mountain Bike: Which is Right for You?

For beginners to cycling, we look at what the benefits of both the road and mountain bike are, and why they’re used in such vastly different terrains. Read on!

The Tour de France Explained

With the Tour de France 2019 having come and gone, we at Bike Barn think it’s time to bring everyone into the loop. What is it, and how does it work? Find out.

Our Basic Guide to Road Bike Laws in New Zealand

We cover what you need to know about being a cyclist on the New Zealand road, including the equipment you’ll need if you’re planning to get a road bike!

The Anatomy of a Mountain Bike

Learn the essentials of how your mountain bike is constructed from the experts at Bike Barn, because everyone should know these things when out riding.

How to Size Your Bike Perfectly: An Expert’s Guide

Take it from the pros, you don’t want to be riding around on a bike the wrong size for you. Learn about how we size bikes, and how you can pick the right one.

Rise of Electric Scooters: How Did It All Start? | Bike Barn

Over the past couple of years, adult scooters in NZ have seen a massive boom. We ask why and delve deeper into how electric scooters came about. Learn more!

The Bike Accessories Breakdown: Essentials & Extras

There are a lot of bike accessories online to choose from. So, which ones are essentials and which ones aren’t? We discuss just that in this blog post. Read on.

The Best Mountain Bike Trails in New Zealand

There are many mountain bike trails all over the Land of the Long White Cloud. Our cycling experts suggest their favourites here. Read on to discover more!

The Beginner’s Guide to Bike Maintenance at Home | Bike Barn

Bike maintenance is a key part of being a cyclist, and it’s not as hard as it might seem. Check out our beginner’s guide to bike maintenance here.