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Hi-Ride Carrier “Downhill” (2-bike)

When it comes to carrying big bikes (such as “D/H” and “Electric” etc), our old model “Downhill” rack set the standard for over 10 years. This new one is at least 5,000 times better though… seriously. Read on to see why. And it’s red… so it must be good!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE “CLASSIC” & “DOWNHILL” MODELS.


$448

Hi-Ride Carrier “2+2” (4-bike)

Available in both the “Classic” model (for road and XC etc) and the “Downhill” (for those big rigs). This one’s a 2-bike Hi-Ride carrier when that’s all you need, but converts to a 4-bike rack (or back to a 2-bike) in just seconds.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE “CLASSIC” & “DOWNHILL” MODELS.


$658

Carriers & Racks on caravans & campers etc.

There’s nothing better than taking your bikes with you when you’re off in the van, camper or motorhome. Unfortunately it’s also one of the hardest things to organize properly… until now.

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Liar liar pants on fire! |

Liar liar pants on fire!

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the ABC and SBS provide a service that is HUGELY important to many Australians.

And love ‘im or hate ‘im, Tony Abbott is a lying sack of poo if he goes ahead with the plan to cut their funding… after PROMISING not to in the lead up to the last election.

But regardless of what side of politics you lean to, no one should be happy about our Prime Minister lying to us.

We just added our name to a petition aimed at making sure Tony keeps his word… and donated to an add campaign designed to highlight this broken promise. If you’d like to show Canberra that you’re NOT happy to be lied to

Please click HERE


Cheers for now and don’t forget you can scroll down for the most recent “front-page” items… then use the “next/previous-page” button to read on in the archives.

“The worst thing about dealing with two-faced people is working out which face to slap first.”

FOR SALE in Sydney |

FOR SALE in Sydney

Mark is needing to get rid of his brand new (bought by mistake) “Up & Out” Hi-Ride carrier.

CLICK HERE

to see exactly what the Up & Out carrier is and if you’re interested, contact Mark yourself on 0403 068 142. The carrier is for pickup only from Curl Curl in Sydney.


Cheers for now and don’t forget you can scroll down for the most recent “front-page” items… then use the “next/previous-page” button to read on in the archives.

“The worst thing about dealing with two-faced people is working out which face to slap first.”

Guys… we’re just flat-out. |

We recently got asked if we were “going broke”... and it turns out this was because we hadn’t updated this “news” section for a few weeks. Well no… we’re not going broke… we’re just bloody busy!

But being asked that question made us realize just how easy it is to give the wrong impression… to put the wrong idea in someone’s head. Those of you who regularly drop in here to read what’s going on with us will be aware that over the last two months the universe decided to play funny buggers with us. Andrew smashed his hand and suddenly we’re 6-8 weeks behind on frame repairs,.. we had the fire in our paint shop… people were sick… people’s wives were sick… after a LOT of work we finally found what we thought was the perfect person to join our fabricating team, then all of 3 weeks later had to shoot him when it became obvious that he interviewed a lot better than he worked... we started the big search for that “right” person all over again… work just kept coming in… and we just battled on and hoped for a little understanding from those customers we were keeping waiting.

Well hoo-bloody-ray that’s all over!

Andrew is back on the tools and pushing through the backlog of frame repairs like a man possessed… the paint shop is up and going again and making the cycling world a prettier place… no one’s been sick for a full 2 weeks… and we’ve welcomed Paul into the fabricating team (and so far haven’t needed the gun!). We’re not completely caught up yet… but we’re getting there… and can only apologize to those customers who have been kept waiting much longer than they should have. It’s never our intention to inconvenience the good folk who put food on our tables, but unfortunately we just can’t control everything when the universe decides to give us a “slap” and because the work we do is pretty specialized, we can’t just hire people off the street to take up the slack when things stop going to plan. So thanks for your your patience everyone… we’re almost back to normal.


Cheers for now and don’t forget you can scroll down for the most recent “front-page” items… then use the “next/previous-page” button to read on in the archives.

“Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it! Yours Sincerely, The Opportunist”

A little love… |

A little love…

Yes there’s a heap of customer testimonials and magazine reviews elsewhere on the site… in particular, each of our “Products” and “Services” has a “Testimonials” section at the bottom of its own page. But we don’t exactly go reading through that nice stuff everyday and sometimes we just get so ground down by daily chores we start to forget that people out there actually like us… and like what we do.

So as a bit of a reminder… and because the Boss gets a little grumpy when he thinks people don’t love him… here’s a couple of recent examples

Below is a letter from Caleb Edwards and below that a link to a review we found on a Perth (WA) cycling blog. Feel the love.

Hey Guys,
Firstly I’d like to give a massive thank you to everyone at GripSport. The customer service has been absolutely fantastic and the quality of this carrier far surpasses my previous rack which ended up with the handlebars hitting my spoiler and scratching it. I received my Hi-Ride carrier “Downhill” (2-Bike) a few weeks ago and I’ve taken it out every weekend since. I travel roughly 5-6 hours with two bikes on my DH carrier without any movement at all and I highly recommend this to anybody that will listen!
Thanks again
Caleb Edwards

Click HERE to read the review on “Perthcyclist”


Cheers for now and don’t forget you can scroll down for the most recent “front-page” items… then use the “next/previous-page” button to read on in the archives.

“Money will certainly buy you a fine dog… but only kindness will make him wag his tail”

We’ve discovered zombies can’t weld… |

We’ve discovered zombies can’t weld…

Because the boss is cracking the whip so hard at the moment (in an effort to get our backlog of work under control again), everyone at work is about as friendly as a pack of zombies and as touchy as an invisible priest in a Boys Home. In fact the whole of Grip HQ is starting to look and feel like a post-apocalyptic war zone.

Which is why we’re going to take advantage of the long weekend here in Victoria and have a break.

So we will be closed this Saturday (March 8) and this Monday (March 10)

Try and have yourself a nice weekend… we’re certainly going to!


Cheers for now and don’t forget you can scroll down for the most recent “front-page” items… then use the “next/previous-page” button to read on in the archives.

“A penny saved is… well it’s one bloody penny. What the hell did you think it would be?”

Just shoot us… PLEASE! |

Regular visitors to our site might be aware of two things in particular lately. Firstly, we haven’t been able to update this “news” section anywhere near as often as usual. And secondly, we’re as busy as a man with no arms in a fly-swatting contest.

Now we’re always busy (and that’s a great thing), but to put it simply, in the last 5 weeks life has gone completely mad here at Grip HQ. Andrew has broken his hand, John is off sick, Jimmy is in and out on paternity leave and Brian (the paint-shop pixie) decided it was a good idea to let a Volvo headbutt him on the way home from work. Which leaves very few of us still standing and trying to take up the slack. And the bottom-line is, despite the fact that we’re working like a bunch of Ferrets on speed, we’re just not keeping up at the moment.

Oh yeah… and did I mention the small but ugly fire that knocked our paint-shop out of action for a week?

So this is just to let you all know that we ARE getting work done… but our turnaround times have blown out considerably and because the work we do is so specialized we simply can’t go hiring people off the street to fill in when we need it. Hopefully everyone can understand that and hopefully everyone can agree that waiting to get work done properly is far better than getting back a poor quality job that just happens to be done on time.


Cheers for now and don’t forget you can scroll down for the most recent “front-page” items… then use the “next/previous-page” button to read on in the archives.

“It IS okay to be weird… it is NOT okay to be an idiot.”

Getting there |

Go Camping & 4WD Adventures magazine has just done their review of the Hi-Ride carrier and even though we’ve hardly ever had a bad word said about our racks, it’s always a nervous moment when you start reading another person’s opinions on your baby. If you’re interested in seeing what they had to say*  CLICK HERE.

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We’re back!!!!!!!!!!!!! |

Yee-haaaa!

And what a boomer of a time ahead of us it seems. We opened up this morning to 290 emails from people wanting Hi-Ride carriers, 187 emails from people wanting their frames repaired and another 160 odd about frame painting. Then we had 30 or so walk-in customers and a phone that rang so often the batteries on 3 cordless units were kept flat all day. So yeah… “yee-haaa” indeed and it is great to be back.

So everyone “here” hopes everyone out “there” had a great Chrissy and that the new year is an absolute ripper for us all.


Cheers for now and don’t forget you can scroll down for the most recent “front-page” items… then use the “next/previous-page” button to read on in the archives.

Can’t think… of anything… funny to write… must… answer… emails… soooo many emails….

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