Friday, December 18, 2009


It’s stiff enough for optimal pedaling efficiency yet smooth and compliant enough to keep you fresh during epic rides. That’s why Garmin-Slipstream pros often choose carbon fiber Felt Z bikes for certain rugged classics-style European races. The lightweight, dependable components of the Z4 round out this performance package.

Frame: UHM Ultra-High Modulus Modular Carbon Fiber

Fork: Felt 1.3 HM High Modulus Carbon Design
Headset: FSA
Stem: Felt 2.1
Handlebar: Felt 1.3
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
Front Der: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra Compact
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Freewheel: Shimano Ultegra
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Saddle: Felt 2.2 Anatomic Road Saddle
Seat Post: Felt 1.2 Carbon Fiber Design
Rims: Fulcrum Racing 7
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Latest Arrival

Adamo Racing Saddle
THE ORIGINAL – and still our top-of-the-line performance saddle for triathletes and time trialers. Designed for aggressive riding in the 0* to 30* hip angle position (aero bars). This seat offers superb comfort in a normally uncomfortable position. The Adamo Racing is completely UCI compliant for time trialing. It even sports a nifty transition rack hook on the back for racking your bike. Uses light weight foam and gel pads with titanium alloy rails. 245mm long and 130mm wide.

Adamo Road Saddle
The little brother of the Adamo Racing saddle. Same winning design, but with more gel and foam padding. Several athletes prefer this model for 70.3 and Ironman distance competition. The additional padding also lends itself for riding in and out of the aero bars. Designed for 0*-90* hip angle positions. The Adamo Road also boasts the transition hook on the rear. With cr-mo rails. 245mm long and 135mm wide.

Typhoon Saddle
This is the workhorse of our product line and offers ultimate comfort with its plush padding. The Typhoon works in all applications be it road riding, triathlon, commuting, or trails. Truly a Jack of All Trades. Uses plush foam padding with gel, a Lycra cover and stainless steel rails. 235mm long and 145mm wide.

Friday, November 13, 2009


November 13th - 14th - 15th

Giant Aeryn Alliance

Featuring Woman’s Specific Geometry
Vision Triathlon Bar, Aero Wheels
Reg. $2499.99  Sale $1799.99
Giant Trinity Alliance
Vision Triathlon Bar, Dura Ace/Ultegra Equipped
Reg. $2799.99  Sale $1999.99
Kuota K-Factor
Reg. $2699.99  Sale $1999.99
Kuota Kalibur
Reg. $4199.99  Sale $2699.99
Cannondale Slice 3
Reg. $4499.99  Sale $3499.99
Cannondale Slice Frameset
Reg. $999.99  Sale $399.99
Free F.I.S.T. fitting with the purchase of a Tri Bike 
Limited Sizing

Thursday, November 5, 2009


How does adding an extra tax to bicycles and cycling equipment help BC? From where I see it, cycling is good for our environment and our health. Please take the time and sign the NO NEW TAXES ON CYCLING! Petition.


November 13th - 14th - 15th

Triathlon Clothing
30% to 70% OFF

Pearl Speed Suits - Regular 159.99 Sale $59.99
Women's Race Crops - Regular 69.99 Sale $19.99
Sugoi and Pearl Izumi Tri-Race Shorts 30% OFF

All Winter Clothing 25% OFF
All Summer Clothing 25% to 60% OFF

Fluid Trainers

Tacx Magnetic Trainers Regular $239.99 Sale $149.99

16g threaded C02 cartridges 10 for $24.99
C02 Inflator - Reg 27.99 Sale $14.99
All Regular priced Parts and Accessories 25% OFF

BOB Ironman Stroller

Whether you’re training seriously for an Ironman or Iron Girl event or just serious about your fitness, our lightest Sport Utility Stroller, the Ironman, lets you go for a run or walk without having to accommodate a babysitter’s schedule. Its high-quality slick tires minimize rolling resistance, and the stiffer suspension maximizes maneuverability and response. With its simple, two-step folding design, the Ironman folds up easily to pack away into a car for a trip to the track.

Plus, it works great when you’re not running and just need a great stroller.

The BOB Ironman stroller meets the stringent requirements demanded of the official Ironman Triathlon licensed baby stroller, including:

  • Stiffer shocks and slick road tires for superior road running

  • Strong and lightweight to go as far and fast as you need to

  • Tough, welded frame; durable fabric; quality construction. It’s totally together, and built to stay that way

  • State-of-the-art suspension system for exceptionally smooth ride

  • Fast, two-step folding designed for stow-and-go portability

  • Ultra padded seat reclines up to 70° (from vertical); a 25° increase over previous models.

  • Narrow, 16-inch, low-profile, high-pressure tires roll easily

  • Fixed front wheel for stability while jogging

  • Weight: 10 kgs, 21 lbs

  • Capacity: 32 kgs, 70 lbs

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

GORE Phantom II Jacket

Just in time for your early morning fall ride, we have the Gore PHANTOM II Jackets in stock. This jacket is super versatile. Great for the wide range of temperatures that we get on the west coast. The handy zip off raglan sleeves makes this jacket into a heavier weight short sleeve jersey once your body temperature starts to rise. Make sure you come by the showroom to checkout some of the other great GORE clothing we have in stock.

For comfort on the move

The comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell combined with total windproofness and maximum breathability. WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shells keep you comfortable with the freedom of movement you need for enhanced performance in a wide range of activities and weather conditions.


  • WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell
  • Slim fit
  • Stretch inserts for optimum freedom of movement
  • Zip-underflap and zip-port
  • Detachable raglan sleeves
  • Additional short sleeves
  • Reflective logo
  • Reflective print on sleeves
  • Reflective print on back
  • 3-compartment patch pockets on back
  • Slightly slanted back pocket at side for better access
  • Wear-resistant elastic binding on sleeve-hem and on hem of jersey

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gabor Herner

Congratulations to Gabor for his super-human performance at last weekends Ironman Canada. Gabor took 2nd place in the 50-54 category, riding his new Cervelo P3 with some very special ZIPP 404 wheels. Gabor rode those wheels with some extra determination thinking about a very special friend. Gabor is now off to the Gold Coast in Australia. He will be supporting the Canadian National Triathlon Team at the ITU World Championships, working as the Head Bike Mechanic and returning home in mid-September.

Well done Gabor!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Here is a great chance to get on to a TT/Tri bike before the season gets into high gear. We have marked down the Kuota bikes that are in stock. Come by the shop while selection is good.

Kuota K-Factor
Sale $1749.99
Reg. $2349.99
In stock - (medium (SOLD)), large, extra large

Kuota K-Factor SL
Sale $2199.99
Reg. $2699.99
In stock - large

Kuota Kalibur
Sale $3499.99
Reg. $4249.99
In stock - medium, large

Kuota Queen-K
Sale $4499.99
Reg. $6999.99
In stock - 54cm

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Giant Demo Day

Come down to the store on Thursday May 14, (from noon till 6:00pm) and you'll have a chance to test ride some amazing bikes from Giant Bicycles. The guys from Giant Canada will be at Fort Street Cycle to answer any questions you may have. Don't pass up this opportunity to test ride a TCR Advance SL1 and the Defy Advance 1.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

éRide is coming to Victoria, BC and Fort Street Cycle wants to make sure you get in on the action.

Test ride the Cervélo of your dreams when the Cervélo test ride program comes to Fort Street Cycle.

éRide, Cervélo’s test ride program gives you the opportunity to experience for yourself what the Cervélo ride is all about.

éRide is all about taking these bikes for a ride and interacting directly with Cervélo personnel. They’ll answer all your questions and help you make a better-informed decision about which Cervélo model and size works the best for you. The bike experts at Fort Street Cycle will also be there to help.

éRide the Cervélo model of your choice from our fleet of available models that include the S3, RS, R3-SL, and P3

Register now by visiting to test ride the Cervélo of your dreams when éRide comes to town Thursday May 21, 2009.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Bike to Work Skills Courses

Bike to Work Victoria, with the support of the Capital Regional District Traffic Safety Commission and the Government of BC are offering our Bike to Work Skills Courses this April and May. You must pre-register to attend.

"Learn to bike to work safely and confidently"

The Bike to Work Skills Course takes you through all of the most common traffic situations you’ll face on your commute. It also provides you with the tips you need to make cycle commuting a fun and regular part of your life.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Great job Kirsten!

Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup
(March 29)

Gold - Kirsten Sweetland (CAN) 2:02:00
Silver - Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:02:55
Bronze - Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:03:03
4th - Nicky Samuels (NZL) 2:04:19
5th - Felicity Abram (AUS) 2:05:28

New Plymouth ITU Triathlon Oceania Cup
(April 5)

Gold - Sweetland, Kirsten CAN 02:02:21
Silver - Samuels, Nicky NZL 02:03:50
Bronze - Niwata, Kiyomi JPN 02:04:37

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Cervelo P4 has landed!!!

It was a very exciting day at FSC as we received our first P4. After we fondled the frame for a while I was able to take this photo. The plan is to have Gabor build it with some Sram Red components and Profile Design bars. Make a plan to come by and have a look.

I have attached this little video from Fabio Selvig of Cervelo Cycles describing the P4 in more detail.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tour of California

Fort Street Cycle employee Cam Maysmith and girlfriend Tanya Gadsby went down to watch stage 2 of the Tour of California. Here is their story.

Cam and I had visions of sunny, cloudless skies when we booked our trip to San Francisco. However, when we arrived the skies were choked with dark clouds and the constant rain made us feel like we’d never left Victoria. Though this hardly dampened our spirits for the highlight of our trip: the Tour of California!

The second stage was set to start in Sausalito, a quaint seaside town just across the Golden Gate Bridge. The riders would do a neutral lap of Sausalito before spinning across the Golden Gate and along the highway down the coast.

The morning of the race, we caught a ferry across the Bay and arrived in Sausalito a little weary (it was 7:30am!), but wide-eyed and eager like two kids in a bike store. There was so much to see, it was overwhelming: the team cars and RVs were just pulling into the parking lot, a huge START banner had been erected next to a big tent, and there were throngs of people milling about, most of whom were in cycling gear. The excitement in the air was palpable.

We wandered over to the START line, as the race schedule said this was where you could meet the riders before the race. However, the rain refused to let up and there were murmurs through the crowd that the riders would stay holed up in their team RVs until the last minute. So, with camera in tow, Cam and I headed to the parking lot where the massive team RVs were parked. A crowd three or four people deep surrounded the Astana RV, waiting for the appearance of legendary Lance Armstrong. A similar crowd surrounded the team Ouch RV, everyone straining to see the notorious Floyd Landis.

With everyone so focused on these two celebrities, the remaining team RVs were relatively quiet. It felt like the opportunity of a lifetime to see some of cycling’s greatest athletes. Being small in stature, I was able to crouch down and nudge my way around people’s legs to snap some great shots of Thor Hushovd (who later went on to win stage 3) and Mark Cavendish. Even George Hincapie made a brief appearance before climbing astride his bike and heading to the start line.

After my paparazzi like photo session, we stationed ourselves along the sidewalk of the main road in Sausalito. The riders would do one neutral lap of the town and we wanted a good spot to catch the action! As the riders rounded the corner, the crowd erupted into cheers. We caught a glimpse of Lance Armstrong, and possibly Floyd Landis as the riders whipped past. It didn’t take long for the riders to do the loop and head back down the street. This time the peloton was spread wide across the road and was moving fast. The crowd pressed in around us, but we were determined to get good shots of the riders. So we inched out further. And further. Maybe a little too far… three Rock Racing riders yelled and waved at us to move! It was hard to tell just how close we were to the action, since I was peering through a camera lens. The peloton passed six inches from my head, and all I could hear was the whirr of derallieurs.

After such an exhilarating experience, we vowed that our next trip would be to the peaks of the Tour de France where the fans are crazier and the mountains are grueling.

Tanya Gadsby is a writer, artist, and cyclist living in Victoria BC

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We are very excited about now being registered for the BC Scrap-it Program. Scrap-It offers qualifying vehicle owners incentives to scrap their cars. The program has five options to choice from. We like Option 3, because this one will get more people out on bikes and fewer people driving cars.

Check it out.

Option 3:
Transit Monthly Passes and Bicycle / Electric Bicycle Combination
Scrap your qualifying vehicle with the BC SCRAP-IT® Program and receive one of the following Transit monthly pass incentives:

12 months of adult monthly transit passes


Your choice of one of the following:
$1,200 toward the purchase of a new bicycle, or
$1,300 toward the purchase of an electric bicycle

Monday, February 2, 2009

Come On !!??

I realize that this has nothing to do with the sport of Triathlon but… After I was nearly run off the road on my bike by a drive who thinks that his schedule is more important then my life I came across this video on Watching this video calmed my nerves and showed me that there is a place on this earth where bikes, cars, and buses can exist together without the fear of being a statistic.