Adventures - Tribe Bikes

Choosing a kid’s seat for your bike

When you’re child has graduated from that ‘wrap in cotton wool‘ stage to those pre toddler ‘want to explore the world‘ stage there’s no better way to show them the world than by bike! This brings a challenge for many new parents, how to carry  your child by bike? Like buying your first pram, options are endless, and a wrong choice will have you dreading your decision. Below is our take on how to go …

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Understanding Australia’s e-bike laws

When does an e-bike become a motorbike? Well in Australia the laws are quite clear, although unlike mandatory helmet laws, are not well understood. Below we identify the rules that govern e-bikes in Australia. Why the need for e-bike laws? When motor vehicles were powered by engines and bikes were powered by pedal power, it was pretty easy to differentiate a bike from a car or motorbike. However, the advent of the the electric bike …

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Hydraulic Disc Brake upgrade now available on all bikes

We’ve secured some supply of the much coveted Tektro Twin Hydraulic disc brakes. As a result we’re now able to offer front hydraulic brake upgrades on all bikes! Front hydraulic brakes come as standard with the Tribe Electric Plus model. If purchasing the Tribe Original Electric, choose the hydraulic brake upgrade as an accessory and we’ll install them prior to delivery. What are hydraulic disc brakes? Hydraulic disc brakes use hydraulic fluid (mineral oil) to …

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Introducing Tribe Electric Plus – More power to go up, more stopping to go down!

Since launching the Tribe Original, we’ve had numerous questions about it’s pulling power up hills from people who live in hilly areas (hello Sydney!). Previously, we’ve done a hill test on the Tribe Original, proving it can get its way up hills, but it does have its limits. We’re excited to be launching the Tribe Electric Assist Plus, with a more powerful mid drive motor and enhanced braking capability. More below. How is it different? …

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Cargo Bike Toddler Seats now Available

One of our most asked questions is ‘from what age can children ride in a cargo bike’. This is a question that does not have a black and white response as there are many factors at play.  In European countries where cargo biking is extremely popular, babies are carried home from hospital in a cargo bike. Unfortunately Australia’s strict helmet laws make this not possible (legally) in Australia, although we’ve seen some inventive solutions from …

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Choosing the right kid’s bike. A parent’s perspective

I love bikes! You generally don’t start a bike company if you don’t! I also love getting my kids out and about on bikes. It’s almost a rite of passage in Australia for kids to spend their youth getting around by bike in their suburbs or at a caravan park over the christmas holidays. I get asked from time to time about kid’s bikes. This is certainly not my area of domain expertise but I …

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Sun Shades now Available

The last few months have been huge at Tribe Bikes HQ. Summer saw huge demand for our bikes and we’ve been working around the clock to fulfil our customer orders! As the weather heated up we started getting many requests from our customers to provide a way to keep kids (and dogs) cool and out of the hot sun. We experienced it ourselves and more than once had the kids complaining about hopping back into the …

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Our Buy Now Pay Later Partners

Our Chatbot Tribey (you might see him right now offering to help on the bottom right of the screen) has been hard at work answering our customer enquiries over the last 6 months or so. The number one question he is asked is “Do you take Afterpay?”. The answer to that one is unfortunately no, as Afterpay has a $1,500 transaction limit, which simply doesn’t work for our product. However, we have partnered with some …

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Launching the Tribe Bikes Front Door

We continue to be amazed at the varied uses our customers have been finding for our bikes. Originally launched as a bike to cart kids, we’ve had customers buy bikes to transport dogs, laundry, newspapers, elderly adults and special needs big kids. We’re loving the creative uses of these versatile bikes! We’re excited to launch an accessory to further make Tribe Bikes more versatile, the Front Door. The front door was originally requested by some early …

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Tribe Bikes featured on Newy with Kids blog

It was great to chat to the Newy With Kids blog recently about how Cargo Biking has changed our lives, and some of our favourite rides around our home town of Newcastle. Check out the full story here.

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