GripSport - Australia's only Specialist Bicycle Engineering Co.

Woo-hoo! We’re having a holiday…

and will be closed from Dec 23 through to 8am Jan 19

Thanks to all our great friends & customers. Be safe and we’ll see you all in 2015.

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

Keep trying. |

Once again, our competitors have pulled out all the stops as they continue their efforts to develop the world’s ultimate bike carrier system.

The “Load-a-lot” (see above), spied while on test and despite the presence of armed Police wearing yellow jackets, is the new, baby brother of the “Load-a-fricken-lot” that we featured in a story last month.

Both carrier systems are rumoured to be going into production in North Korea and when asked for a comment on this, President Barrack Obama immediately swallowed his tongue and died of shock. He was later quoted as saying “What a waste of resources. We already know that GripSport make the best bike carriers in the free world. Why would those North Korean muppets bother?” President Obama was later released from hospital and will be honeymooning in the Cook Islands with his new bride Dr Geoffrey Edlesten and his twelve grandmothers.


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.

“If you really believe that love is worth more than money… try paying your gas bill with a hug.”

Junior BMX |

We certainly aren’t dripping with money and Grip HQ already donate regularly to a number of charities, but we found a few dollars to fling towards junior BMX’s “Mischief Racing” team and wish the kids all the best.

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 day without sunshine is a lot like… well it’s a lot like night for a start.”

And following on from the article below… |

If you ever wondered how Melbourne’s blue “hire” bikes get shifted round then wonder no more.

Yep… another GripSport custom trailer with a carrier system designed specifically for these bikes. And it’s a pretty blue colour!


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.

“How is it that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone”

Monsters |

One of two matching “sag wagons” we just finished for Bicycle Network.

These babies are going to look after your baby next time you’re doing a Bicycle Victoria ride and need to be bussed home.

And now that you’ve seen these… will you ever be happy to have your bike tossed into a big ol’ stock cage again?


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 law believes a man is innocent until proven guilty…Lawyers believe that a man is innocent until proven broke.”

Pole Dancing… |

What do you do when you want to build a pole dancing studio? Well obviously you ask a bicycle engineering company!

Dolls On Poles were setting up a teaching studio of about a dozen poles… but their building didn’t have a solid ceiling or even one solid wall to mount anything off. And as you can imagine… pole dancing on wobbly poles is a total no-no.

The chief pole “doll” knew of our reputation for being able to solve problems, so after being told it couldn’t be done she came to us and we designed, built and installed a completely free-standing framework for the poles. All in a day’s work… for a bicycle engineering company, 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.

“Don’t you hate it when you buy yourself a “rocket salad” but it goes off before you get to eat it?”

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.”

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