Gap Creek Mt Coo-Tha

The mozzies were out early and the best way to not get stung was to keep moving and at 6.45 bikes started rolling around the hills of the Gap Creek Recreation Reserve. The 27.5” Wheel size was the order of the day and every Spark and Genius was out most of the day, and the Torrent Team kept ripping the hill apart when the 3 mates all tried the Avanti Torrents and couldn’t get enough of them! Jo who we first met at the AvantiPlus Hellfire Cup in Tassie was out to try the bikes she missed out on while down south and ripped up the trails on the Spark 650b and then the 29er. “I’m going to have to get one of these for the next trip to Tassie I think!” Chris and Stefan took advantage of the huge day at Gap Creek and rode both wheel sizes in the Genius, Scale, and Spark and even took the Addict 10 out for a spin on the road! For the first 4 hours of the demo the bikes didn’t stop with everyone testing the 650b wheels and then trying the equivalent 29er. Just before Lunch the rain started to close in but that didn’t stop anyone. The Newly arrived Genius LT 710 had its wheels turning longer and its 170mm of travel getting squished more than any other bike! Well after last drinks people were still riding the hill on the latest Scott and Avanti bikes and loving it almost 100 people turned up and weren’t disappointed, almost everyone commenting on how the 29” wheel size rolled over everything so easily and the 650bs’ were so versatile. Others couldn’t believe how well the Twin loc lever worked and how easily it locked out front and rear suspension. A Huge effort from all involved with a big thanks to the Avantiplus network – Nth Brisbane, Jindalee and The Valley and Jimmy from Bikeology, the day was a great success and thanks to Brisbane City Council for letting us use the awesome trails at Gap Creek Reserve.