Big Orange: Primate Frames Cruiser

Big Orange: Primate Frames Cruiser

It’s only a couple of months until the 2016 UCI World Tour kicks off in Adelaide during January. Over the Australia Day weekend, cycling disciples flock to the South Australian capital for communion and fellowship with like-minded devotees. A highlight of visiting the City of Churches is dropping by Treadly Bike Shop in Ebenezer Place,…

Jonathan's Primate Frames Road

Jonathan’s Primate Frames Road

3 YEARS AGO / 2 COMMENTS / ROAD BICYCLES

For Aussie fans of the custom bicycle, the name of Tarn Mott and Primate Frames is synonymous with big, burly and innovative frames. Tarn is a big guy himself, ably suited to bending steel with his bare hands, and his road frames are just as capable of dropping down the side of a mountain as…


Primate Frames All-Mountain

About two hours ride south of Sydney stands the Illawarra Escarpment, a dramatic series of cliffs that rise up from the coast, extends about one…

McLennan Mistral

Those of you with an appreciation for classic motorsports may twig at the title of today’s bike: the Maserati Mistral was produced from 1964 to…

Australian Custom Bicycle Show Pt. 1

The inaugural Australian Custom Bicycle Show was held last weekend in Melbourne, and those of us fortunate enough to make it along experienced something very…

Primate Frames x Candy Cranks

While most of the US frame builders are hunkered down, preparing for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in February, I’ve been encouraged by the…

Primate Frames Road

Tarn of Primate Frames is one of Australia’s most innovative builders. A giant of a man, he naturally creates bikes that won’t disintegrate underneath him.…