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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

Will my bike fit?

Yes the Hi-Ride system was originally designed for lightweight road & XC bikes (in carbon & alloy), but we think you’ll be amazed at just how versatile it really is for everything from “ladies” bikes to penny farthings. And now it’s a D/H rack too!

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


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.

GripSport news

New to the salt mine |

We’d like to welcome John Voce aboard as the latest addition to “Team GripSport”. John brings with him over 30 years experience as an engineer and more than 40 as a cyclist and the really exciting thing is that he’s stepping into a position created especially for him.

John has been on the Boss’s radar for a number of years, adding his expertise to GripSport’s arsenal of talent on a “consultancy” basis when available, but he’s now been well and truly head-hunted and given a position as a genuine member of the team.

And that new position is pretty damned exciting… John is GripSport’s new R & D engineer, responsible for the research, development and prototyping of new products as well as the large number of one-off, custom designs we get asked to come up with. Of course some unkind people have suggested that John’s real job is to bring to life all the crazy ideas the boss has (but doesn’t have time to do anything with) and that’s probably true too.

But either way… watch this space (as they say) or you’re going to miss a whole heap of new and exciting things coming your way in the near future.


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.

“Beer… helping the ugly, the boring and the stupid have sex since 1832”

Desperate times |

In a desperate attempt to claw back some sales and kill off the popularity of GripSport bike carriers… our competitors have gone all-out with their new multi-rack system.


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.

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge… others only gargle.”

This is why |

If you’re feeling a little ignored lately and like we’re not updating our home page as often as we should… then this is why. Below is a little sample of what we’ve been up to just in the last 10 days.

And all this is just in our “welding & fabrication” area… we haven’t pointed the camera at our paint or machine shops yet… and nor have we mentioned the frame repairs that are always going on and keeping Andrew off the streets 12 hours a day.

So if anyone reckons there’s no work around… point them here. We’re flat-out all the time. In fact every “good” business we know of is busy all the time and despite what some people might try and tell you, Australian manufacturing isn’t dead yet… it just needs to diversify and adapt and offer a level of service and customizing that no one else in the world can provide. Simple really.

We made a few hundred bike parking rails…

We fitted one or two Hi-Ride carriers to vans…

Then we made some more bike parking rails…

We designed and built a couple of trailers with carrier systems for both bikes and kayaks…

We bent up frames for a “bespoke” furniture maker…

We made frames for a local sign joint…

We made alloy “biminy” tops for a couple of boat builders…

Then we did more bending for the furniture maker…

Oh yeah and then amongst all of the above we also managed a production run of our own carriers too…


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.

“Egotism is the anaesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.”

Couldn’t resist |

No matter how you dress it up… stupid is still stupid.


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“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?”

Getting our priorities right |

Football…. it’s not something we have anything to do with “work-wise”, but everyone here at Grip HQ does take their footy tipping pretty seriously.

And for the 3rd year running the girls have done a clean sweep of the major placings with Margaret in 1st, followed closely by Marian… then the boys way down in the minor results.

See… Testosterone aint it’s all cracked up to be, eh?


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.

“There are 3 kinds of people in this world…. those who can count and those who can’t.”

Big Boys’ Toys |

Big Boys’ Toys

The Hursty Show & Shine was certainly a huge success for the organizers with lots and lots of big boys drooling over, what used to be, little boys’ toys. So much bling that by the end of it our eyes felt like we’d been staring at the sun all day.


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.

“We have more than enough youth… howzabout we start searching for a fountain of smart?”

Show & Shine |

This weekend (Sunday Aug 31) is the extremely popular Wattle Festival in Hurstbridge (Victoria) and as usual, the BMX guys are putting on a fantastic show. For anyone that’s into BMX or even just bikes and retro stuff and restorations etc… just think of it as bike “porn”.

And this year we’re going to set up a little display of our own to show off our repair, restoration and painting skills.

So feel free to come along and say g’day. You can talk to The Boss and to Andrew about any frame repair or restoration projects you’re toying with and even get a quote. And of course you can check out our famous Hi-Ride bike racks too, because lets face it, we’ve all got to transport our bikes, right?

You can CLICK HERE if you’d like to read a little about the BMX Show & Shine… or CLICK HERE for information on the Wattle Festival itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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“How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hand.”

Going cheap |

One of our customers has had to get out of cycling and is selling his “Classic” Hi-Ride.

He (and the carrier) are in Maroochydore Qld so if you’re interested get in touch with Roger Ph: 0438 557 755 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

But be quick because secondhand Hi-Rides get snapped up quick-smart and tend to stay on the market about as long as a Tony Abbott smile.


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“Why oh why can’t chickens just be allowed to cross the road without always having their motives questioned?”

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