Apollo Bicycles is one of the leading brands in the Australian market and have been operating down under for about a quarter of a century. They offer bikes in every riding style whether you’re on a mountain trail or heading to the corner store.
- address: 44 Parkhurst DriveKnoxfield, Victoria, Australia3180
- telephone: (03) 9881 6600
- fax: (03) 9881 6666
- website: http://apollobikes.com
- e-mail: [email protected]
If you’re in Australia you are bound to see Apollo bikes everywhere. If you don’t see them out on the road or in the bike store, then you can be sure they will be represented by someone, or even just themselves, at major Australian cycling events like the Australian MTB Championships, the Noosa Triathlon and the Tour Down Under. Apollo Bicycles occupies one of the leading market positions in the country, and produces bikes for road, mountain, touring, commuting, cross country, folding, women and kids. They also have two tandem models, the alloy Tandem Elite and chromoly Tandemania Sport. In 2010 their new lifestyle range also introduced two new electric bicycle models.
Apollo bikes are very affordable which makes them a good selection for most people, particularly for the entry-level or budget conscious cyclist. However, generally they don’t seem to compromise quality for their price. Although in 2008-2009 they did put a kid’s bicycle on the market, the Radius Racer X AL 12, that did not meet mandatory standards.
Most Australian bike stores will stock Apollo Bikes for a number of reasons. First and foremost, these bicycles are manufactured under strict standards that ensure quality. They are also the only Australian owned and manufactured bicycle and have designed their products keeping in mind the challenges inherent in the often rugged Aussie terrain. The public seems to like them because they use quality components that are the same as many of the exotic foreign brands but can cost up to 50 percent less. On the other hand, some people simply prefer the exotic foreign brands.
Apollo bicycles feature alloy frames and Chromoly forks with Shimano Sora parts. Models are developed in house and then designed, developed, tested and approved. Some of the more famous models include the early 1980 1, II and III racing bikes. Recently, however, Apollo has made a return to the high-end road market with the new Arctec Series. The Arctec actually has an inbuilt computer that measures power, allowing the athlete to manage his or her personal training program. There is also an Arctec M series for mountain biking with a lightweight monocoque frame.
Apollo was represented by Raceline, but since 2008 the Apollo Brand has been used for all the Raceline Series.
Apollo has supported cycling events for a long time and count amongst their riders Tour de France podium finisher Cadel Evans (when he was a boy riding mountain bikes), Eddie Salas (Australian Road champion) and Keith Oliver (Sun Tour winner and World Vet Track Champion).
Hours of work
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
- Standard Frames: Yes
- Custom Frames: No
- Retrofitting old bikes: No
- Year Established: 1980
- Products Made In: Australia
- Availability: Bike shops in Australia, Bikes International New Zealand
- Types of Bicycles: road, urban, mountain, lifestyle, women, youth
- Construction Methods: CAD
- Frame Materials: carbon fiber monocoque, aluminum