Local profile: Five:03 Gear
Our mission at Five:03 Gear is to bring together the best in performance and design cycling gear from brands around the globe. We’re 100% online so the focus for us is to offer the best prices around with fast shipping and amazing customer service.
2. How did your business evolve?
Five:03 was born from a frustration of not being able to easily access a range of high quality kits in one location. We wanted to take a different approach to retailing cycling apparel and break down the silos between brands.
3. What do you find stylish?
To me, a lot of style is from when something just fits right. This is especially important in women’s kit which needs to be cut differently to mens. There’s also nothing worse then a loose fitting pair of bibs!
4. What do you think of the cycling community / culture in Brisbane?
I love the fact that there’s only 3 degrees of separation when riding in Brisbane. No matter where you go, you’re bound to have ridden with someone’s mate at one time or another. It means that there’s a lot of support in the community, both in the local racing scene but also amongst new cyclist just taking up riding.
5. Where do you ride to on the weekend?
I love the variety within reach of the city, whether it’s out to the bay, or one of the mountains – with Mt Mee being one of my favs. When possible we also love getting out a bit further through Tamborine, O’Rileys or MBRITW - find it on Strava – Most Beautiful Ride in The World. It’s the perfect combination of quality mountain climbing, awesome descending and long stretches of country backroads.
6. What are your unearthed local favourites?
7. What do you look for in your cycling apparel?
Quality and style are equally important in a kit. You can make a kit that looks nice, but if I’m constantly having to adjust leg bands or chamois positioning then it’s not on. That being said, cycling becomes an extension of who you are and an opportunity to express yourself. So your kit should be an extension of that. I’m also interested in the technology that’s starting to come through. It’s been amazing to see just how much technology and innovation is happening in cycling apparel.
8. Why do you wear Pedla?