Welcome To JT Cycles

JT Cycles has been at the forefront of the bicycle industry in Adelaide since it opened it’s first shop at Kilkenny on the 28th February 1976. In some form or another the JT Cycles brand has evolved from it’s previous 26 stores that have opened and closed at various times throughout those years around the city and suburbs of Adelaide.

It’s original owner ‘Des Pearce – a Findon Skid Kid and State Champion boxer in bantam and featherweight divisions between 1969 and 1971, honed his skills in the cycling trade after being taught how to build wheels in his mid 20’s.

He soon moved into business for himself though while juggling other work in installation, a busy family life and continuing with his love of bicycle racing in the form of BMX and Cycle Speedway. Des formed Australia’s first true BMX brand ‘Supa Roo’ in the early 80’s and created the ultimate team with Australia’s top riders dominating races around the country.

By the mid 80’s JT Cycles was a registered company with 6 stores open and going strongly. The JT name itself was a creation resulting from two State BMX champions first names who rode in the Supa Roo team, one being Des’ son ‘Joffre Pearce’ and the other ‘Trevor Sheppard’.

Olympic Gold Medallist ‘Brett Aitken’ (pictured below) is now a partner/Director of the business and is leading the JT crew into the future. While his glory days are over Brett is still a competitive force on the local scene having won four out of the last six criterium series here in Adelaide.

Without a doubt though our biggest asset is our highly credentialled staff who are the very best in the business when it comes to servicing your cycling needs.

JT Cycles still stands as a leading retailer in the industry and prides itself on the backing of creditable companies like Specialized & Giant.

Body Geometry Fit

JT Cycles is an authorised Specialized BG Fit Centre. Developed after years of working with Dr. Andy Pruitt Ed.D., PA of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and found only at authorised Specialized dealers, BG FIT (Body Geometry Fit Integration Technology) is a comprehensive fit philosophy created to help cyclists ride faster, longer and in greater comfort, while reducing the chance for injury.

What is a BG Fit? What will the experience be like, what does it entail?

Every fit- whether it’s for a novice or experienced cyclist- starts with a brief interview between a trained technician and rider that addresses the individual’s injury history, needs and goals.

This evaluation gains an accurate picture of the individual’s flexibility and other physical attributes, including assessment of foot structure, knee position, spinal curve, shoulder extension, hip flexion and leg length, among others.

Assessed using the side view of the rider, the goal is to deliver a correct neutral position that’s both powerful and comfortable through adjustments to seat height, handlebar height, stem length and cleat position.

Analysis from frontal view to optimize hip, knee and foot alignment for greater performance and balanced power delivery. includes analysis of pedal and shoe placement and squareness on the saddle.

After a week or so, the technician calls to discuss the effectiveness of the adjustments and to answer any other questions or concerns the rider may have.

Who can be fit?
BG Fit is suitable for any age and level rider wishing to maximise riding comfort, efficiency and performance. The Pre-Fit interview takes into account your riding pattern and style and accomodates and preferences you may have.

I’m just a weekend rider, is BG Fit just for pros?
It’s not just pro’s that seek maximum performance or efficiency. Any rider, novice, intermediate or pro will benefit from BG Fit, whether it’s to achieve a personal best or maximise comfort on your daily commute.

I’m a woman, is BG Fit just for men?
BG Fit is tailored for mens and womens anatomies. Specialized offer women’s specific parts sush as saddle, handlebars, shoes and gloves, ensuring an optimal fit between you and your bicycle.

I’m a mtb biker, will BG Fit help me?
BG Fit is equally importany across all types of cycling, whether it be mountain biking or road riding,

What is different from other fit processes?
The BG Fit is medically endorsed and developed by leading sports medicine practitioner, Dr. Andy Pruitt Ed.D., PA of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, USA. JT Cycles certified fitters have passed stringent Specialized training and exams to use the data from the fitting process to carefully select from a wide range of Specialized accessories, the most appropriate size, shape, width to accommodate your body geometry.

Demo Bike Hire

We are proud to present the 2016 Specialized range of MTB and Road for Demo-Hire. If you would like to try before you buy now is the chance and if you decide to purchase the bike within 30 days of trialing it we will take the demo fee off the purchase price.




JT Cycles Basic Demo-Hire Policy

  • Credit Card Details are required for security (visa or mastercard only)
  • Photo identification is required for all hires
  • Hire must be over 18 years of age
  • Payment to be made up front and no refund for early returns
  • Hire ride at their own risk
  • Helmets must be worn and the hire must adhere to all road rules
  • Damage to hired equipment will result in the hire being charged accordingly
  • The hire must sign a Hire Disclaimer in store before use

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