Friday, December 5, 2008

Shimano TR70 Custom-Fit Triathlon Shoe

Here is the coolest new advance in shoe technology from Shimano. We have just received our shipment just in time for Christmas.

The Triathlon group meets the relentless demands of the Triathlon/Multi-Sport course with high ventilation, seemless interiors and quick drying mesh for superior comfort without socks. These models are designed to help you to faster transitions.

* Heat-moldable, Custom-Fit technology: a Shimano innovation
* Ultra-light uni-directional carbon sole for the perfect balance of strength, rigidity and maximum power transfer
* Structural, vented synthetic micro-fiber leather adds upper support
* Composite temperature control honey comb mesh
* Reinforced heel cup and outsole pads for added protection
* Addtional top-strap closure for added support and stability
* Oversize entry target strap design for fast transitions
* Seamless, quick-dry interior for comfort without socks

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cervelo P4 at Interbike got the tour of the new Cervelo P4 at Interbike this year.

The 2009 Giant SEEK 2

We just received an early shipment of 2009 Giant Bicycles. Included in that shipment was a new bike model called the Seek.

The Seek is the city-savvy bike you’ve always wanted: a lightweight, modern aluminum frame with handling that’s tweaked to perform uptown or downtown. Styled for go-getters, to match your life on the go.

Seek 2 Highlights.
— ALUXX-Grade Aluminum Frame
— 27-speed SRAM drivetrain to tackle any hill
— Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic disc brakes for ultimate
braking power
— Ergonomically shaped dual compound grips

Checkout this Giant Promo Video on the Seek 1

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Who is it?

Can you identify the rider on the left with the scowl on his face?

Frame Sale

We have some frame set that have been marked down in price. If you need any extra information on any of the frames you see, just give us a call 250-384-6665

GT - ZR1000

Cannondale - CAAD8

Cannondale - CAAD5 AERO

Giant - TCR Frame & Fork
Extra Small

Cannondale - Gemini

NEW ARRIVAL - Twist Freedom DX

The all-new Twist Freedom DX is no ordinary bike. And it’s not an electric bike. It’s a new type of hybrid that seamlessly combines battery power with your own pedal power to help you ride farther, faster, and with less effort. And paves the way to a fitter you, and a brighter, greener future.

Come by to have a look or take it for a test ride and see for yourself how much fun this bike can be. You can also checkout this video about the Twist Freedom DX.

What the press had to say.
Popular Mechanics

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Beijing Olympic Video

This video footage is RAW but the emotions are what make this video fun to watch. Gabor Herner (cameraman) and Dr. Robert Hasegawa ran down Simon just minutes after he won the SILVER in the Beijing Olympic Triathlon.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Frankie Andreu talks to Gerard Vroomen of Cervelo Bikes about the technology behind their SLC-SL.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Gabor in Beijing China

Gabor Herner has arrived in Beijing China for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Triathlon. Gabor is serving on the Canadian Triathlon Support Staff as the Head Bike Mechanic.

Thanks for the great photos Joel.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Gillian Carleton, BC Time Trial Champion

Fort Street Cycle employee Gillian Carleton averaged 40.32 km/hr over 36.5 km to win the 2008 Provincial Time Trial Champion in Squamish, BC.

Well done Gillian.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

On August 8, 2008 we held our own Olympic Opening Ceremonies. We invited a couple of the Canadian Olympic Triathlon Team members and few of our closest friends for some drink - food - and fun. You can check the photos in our photo gallery on the right sidebar. Thanks again for all that came out to show your support.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Congratulations to Team Fort Street Cycle in their efforts at the TOC last weekend. Gillian, Cam, and Gabor, swam biked and ran away from the competition, finishing the sprint Triathlon in 57:10 and taking the mixed team event. Carla came back from a week of holiday to post a very respectable time of 1:07:59 placing her 3rd in the Female 20-29 category. This year’s event has raised over $16,000 for the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre. Way to go athletes and volunteers.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Mira Laurence from A Channel interviewed Canadian Olympic Triathlete Simon Whitfield today at Fort Street Cycle. The interview was for TSN. If you look closely you can see one of the special addition Olympic paint jobs on the Soloist Carbon frame in the background. The frames had been shipped to FSC so that Canadian Triathlon Team Mechanic Gabor Herner can build them before he and the athletes head off to Beijing early next month. The frame behind Simon will be ridden by Canadian Triathlete Colin Jenkins.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fort Street Cycle History

The year was 1990. Denise and Doug Grams and their young daughter were on the road, taking a well earned year of travelling to celebrate Doug’s exit from 20 successful years in the Vancouver lumber industry and to consider their next move. They knew they wanted to relocate to a smaller community where they could use their business skills to supply a product that would promote a healthy lifestyle. A three month cycling expedition in Australia provided part of the answer (homicidal Aussie drivers, road littered with dead poisonous snakes, challenging hills and the youngest member of the entourage’s hissie fits notwithstanding) and Victoria seemed like the ideal location to make it happen.

Fort Street Cycle, established in 1992 was the realization of that dream. The early years were spent assessing the needs of Victoria’s cycling community and finding a niche by responding to those needs. Outstanding customer service continues to be the guiding principle that has seen the business through a host of cycling trends from the 90’s into the 21st century. Long time staff, much appreciated for their hard work, knowledge and dependability, has been invaluable to the success of the store. From head mechanic Gabor Herner all the staff are avid and dedicated cyclists. Commuting to work by bike and participating in cycling events and competitions are shared commitments and passions.

Sponsorship of local cyclists and involvement in local races has been important to Fort Street Cycle since its inception. Initial community involvement in the early 90’s was in the mountain bike sector, sponsoring events such as the Burnt Bridge Classic. Triathlon came on strong in the mid 90’s and Fort Street Cycle continues to support events up to the present as sponsors of the In-House Y Triathlon, the Sooke Spring Triathlon and the Triathlon for Healing, (now known as the Triathlon for Compassion). The store also donates time, prizes and funding to road racing and supports the Royal Victoria Marathon. This connection to community events and the benefits that flow from them to the larger society has proven to be one of the most satisfying aspects of Fort Street Cycle’s operations.

Fort Street Cycle looks forward to a long and bright future serving its wonderful customers and being a part of the cycling capital of Canada.

Thursday, April 17, 2008