Chief Alchemist & Founder
Tristan’s real-world composites expertise was developed through building high performance yachts (Grand Prix Maxi, Americas Cup& Volvo Ocean Race yachts), Carbon Hang Glider component development, and the development of custom hand made Carbon Road Bikes for Teschner bikes. Since founding Carbon Bike Doctor, Tristan has gone on to develop Vale Bikes – Australia’s most exclusive handmade Carbon Road bikes.
Carbon Bike Doctor is a Carbon Fibre Repair business (based in Mona Vale – Sydney, Australia) that can repair your bike at a fraction of the cost of replacement.
Carbon Bike Doctor was born of a passion for cycling. We care about cyclists and the bike industry and want to help people get the best out of their bikes. We are always striving to exceed customer expectations and we care about people and getting you safely back on your bike. You can trust us to be independent and look after your needs.
Our Founder Tristan Tucker has a simple philosophy: We strive to help our customers by providing them with the best experience possible. Whether through fixing your bike or building you a new one – we are here to help you. We want to also contribute to the environment by saving your bike and minimising waste.
High-performance bikes use the same advanced materials (e.g. pre-preg carbon fibre, advanced composites, titanium and lightweight alloys) and construction techniques that are used in the construction of high performance racing yachts, formula 1 cars and to a lesser extent the aerospace industry. These industries have complex components that must perform under load and stress when pushed to the limit under race conditions. Carbon repair is a common and standard practice within these industries.
You can drop off your bike to our workshop or we can assist to arrange delivery by courier. We have serviced clients all around Australia. We prefer bikes to be stripped down and clean for ease of repair, however, we can also offer this as a service.
“I commenced my career building carbon fibre racing yachts and have since transitioned from boats to my passion for cycling. Having built some of the fastest racing yachts in the world, we looked for a product that could be built to the same exacting standards.
In 2011 we started Carbon Bike Doctor, safely repairing many thousands of carbon fibre bikes to become Australia’s leading carbon bike repairer. Through this deep experience, we have come to understand the many design issues and faults found in mass production bikes that lead to design compromises and frame failures. We’ve also been building the finest carbon fibre bikes under the Vale brand – designed to last and overcome the limitations of production frames.” –Tristan Tucker