We teamed up with other like-minded businesses from around the world with a vision for ethics and quality to bring high-quality components to the Australian market.
We talk too much about price and not enough about needing and using the products. A bike that costs 300 euros isn’t expensive if you use it… but it is, if the brakes don’t work or the saddle hurts. – Bob and Dan, USED GmBH (Germany)
Our good friend Debra Banks is absolutely crazy about riding her bike, and that means long distance endurance bike rides and epics like the Paris-Brest-Paris or the Audax Australia rides. Dissatisfied with the market’s lack of offerings, she found a bunch of master craftsmen to produce leather saddles for the distance. Top-quality construction, innovative use of materials such as Titanium and anatomic design make it a saddle for the long haul.
Taya chains have an eco friendly anti-rust surface coating called Greener Surface Treatment, which contains zero toxic metals. Most bicycle chains come with an anti-rust coating extracted from hexavalent chromium, a recognised carcinogen (remember Erin Brockovich?). Taya – a coating specialist – did away with hexavalent chromium while bettering corrosion resistance and service life. Certainly an eco-friendly company we are proud to be aligned with.
In a sleepy town in northwest Germany named Quakenbrück, Dan (aka Frau Ackmann) and Bob Giddens dream of a world where people will learn how to cut the waste and consume only what they would use. ‘We talk too much about price and not enough about needing and using the products. A bike that costs 300 euros isn’t expensive if you use it… but it is, if the brakes don’t work or the saddle hurts.’ USED-HQ products have won many awards in Germany and Europe for innovative design and ethics. We carry multi-tools, grips and carbon-fibre seatposts.