Vivente bikes are designed and ridden (Lots!) by Noel McFarlane. After touring Australia, Sri Lanka and India in the late 70's Noel started custom-building touring bikes for customers of his Newtown, Sydney shop, Calypso Cycles.
Noel has worked for decades since, perfecting his Vivente bikes. He has taken them over long, harsh terrain and cityscapes alike. They are all born in Australia and tested around the world. They are open-road touring bikes, meticulously designed to survive the future, anywhere and everywhere.
Viventes are a purpose built tourer with all the extras you need for world or weekend touring or even commuting. They come already kitted out with racks, mudguards and Dynohub and therefore provide the best value for the highest quality touring bikes in NZ.
When Noel rode his bicycle down from Auckland to come see us earlier in the year we took the opportunity to pick his brain about his builds and try the bike for ourselves. Noel, and his bikes are the real deal!
We continue to offer full Custom builds on Surly Disc Truckers and Longhaul Truckers for those people who have specific equipment requirements. For others who simply need a world tourer with proven reliability and the right kit, Vivente is a clear choice.
All models and sizes of Vivente World Randonneurs are available on a 3 week lead time. We now have demo bikes in store so get in touch if you would like to come by and talk touring. Alternately check out the range here or send us an email