New CBD Kit
For those that haven't seen it on the streets yet CBD Cycles has two brand new Cycling kits made exclusively for us by our long time supporter and clothing supplier Cannibal. The classic reflecting our love of Giant in the pure CBD colours of white, blue and orange and a new colour choice of red black and white to match in perfectly with th... read more
Xtra Special Christmas
CBD Cycles is offering a little extra Christmas joy with the Garmin Vector pedal based power system now being offered at a ridiculously low $1385 with a FREE Garmin 510 Head unit! So to break it down you get a set of pedals that convey power and left right balance efficiency with a Free 510 head unit. Offer valid until the end of December. Check w... read more
CBD1 50 Bourke St Hours are: Tuesday 31st 10am to 3pm Wednesday 1st Closed Thursday 2nd 10am to 5pm Friday 3rd 10am to 5pm Saturday 4th 10am to 3pm Sunday 5th Closed Monday 6th Normal Hours CBD2 660 Bourke St Hours are: Tuesday 31st 10am to 3pm Wednesday 1st Closed Thursday 2nd 10am to 5pm Friday 3rd... read more
Rob Hill Hawaii Report
My first Ironman in Kona was back in the day and my bike reflected that – an alloy Cervelo P3 (The Silver Bullet). I still miss that bike. Since then I have been aboard my trusty steed, Black & White Carbon P3 (I’d call it The Magpie but that has unfortunate football connotations). Very nice bike, very fast and fitted me like a carbon... read more
The ride of "Kings"
Ever wanted to go to France to experience the majesty of the Alps but the wife wont let you take the weekend off? How about joining in and experiencing one of Melbourne's best ride venues, Kinglake. Only a short drive from Melbounre gets you into some of the most beautifully scenic surrounds that any ride in the world has to offer. You will b... read more
Around the Bay Nutrition
At this time of Around the Bay in a day we have put together a basic nutrition guide for completing this event. Nutrition along the course is vital for making sure you replace what you are taking out of your system along the way. Fortunately you don't have to replace everything that you lose, that is why we train for these types of rides so ... read more
The Garmin Vector is finally here......in September! It arrives on the heels of half a decade of extensive testing and development, from humble roots as the startup company Metrigear through Garmin’s acquisition and after extensive development and redevelopment. The unit was totally rebuilt from scratch not too long ago to make sure there woul... read more
Whilst on a recent Queensland jaunt I wondered across the Townsville Adventurethon National challenge. Never one to back away from a challenge I decided to enter. Luckily I had my Kayak and trusty Giant mountain bike with me to be able to compete. The short version of this story is, spectacular course from Townsville kayaking 16.8km along the coa... read more
CBD TDF Tipping Comp
Tour Fans, The TDF tipping competition is upon us again and the best of the tippers are coming out to pit there skills against the hacks of the world .....who usually win this comp. Rules are simple. 1 entry per person. you can only tip the same rider twice. entry is free. entries must be in before cut off each evening. We’re very clo... read more
Tim Beardall IM Race report
I went into the race with a plan and that was to manage an injury while competing as best as I could. About 4 weeks before the race I tore my hip labrum. This resulted in pain due to bone hitting bone whenever I ran. That meant my run preparation was largely limited. I really couldn't do any running training between the injury and the... read more
James Chronis Report
MAY REPORT: Hi all, Since Ishigaki World Cup I have been on a mid season break which was a good time to clear my head and rest my body to regain focus on my second half of the season. I had 3 weeks off with minimal training being done but lots of work at my families restaurant Sugo. This was a good change and almost made me feel like I had ... read more
Robos New Rig
Three time world champion Peter Robertson picked up his new Giant Trinity the other day. Rob's making a comeback to tri's doing long course racing. Keep an eye out for a blue flash and the sent of burning rubber around Melbourne for the next week or two before Robo goes over to the states to light up the roads over there. ... read more
Monty's First Ironman
Hey guys, Just wanted to check-in following Ironman Australia. Had a really fun day (with the last 10km excluded) and managed to get away with 4th in my first Ironman. I’m not sure what I expected... but Ironman is HARD! Like REALLY HARD! Big props to anyone that gives it a crack! Very satisfied to come away with 4th, and some val... read more
Kristy Steps it Up!!!
"I've had my eye on the P5 since Cervelo first launched it. It immediately grabbed my attention. My first and only TT bike so far was a 2010 P2 which I have loved (and which has probably done more kilometers than my car!). When it came time to start thinking about a new TT bike it was pretty clear from the attraction to the P5 over othe... read more
May Mania at CBD!
It's that time of year again and there's bargains to be had down at CBD Cycles... Come down and check out the deals we have on floor stock, with discounts ranging from the very reasonable to the downright absurd!... read more
Sascha Bondarenko - Chengdu Race ...
The race in Chengdu was a great first time experience overseas. I finished off with 23rd from a field of 50+, in which I was the youngest competitor. Although it was no breakthrough result, I was still reasonably satisfied. After having some issues on the start line with officials putting their Chinese athletes in my slot, I was then placed out... read more
Joel's latest Blog!
http://joeltobin-white.blogspot.com.au/... read more
Ironman Melbourne - Race Report -...
How good is racing at home. It means no flight delays, hire cars, hotel rooms, restaurant meals or course familiarisation. But most importantly, it means the best spectator support I’ll ever receive during a race. Knowing how many people were watching, I suited up in my CBD cycles kit (for the first time) and lined up on the start line of I... read more
Congratulations to Joel Tobin-White one of our CBD Cycles sponsored athletes who has just been selected for the World Junior Triathlon Team to compete in London this September! See Link: http://www.triathlon.org.au/News/Latest_News/BIRTWHISTLE_AND_HEDGELAND_TO_LEAD_EXCITING_JUNIOR_TEAM_TO_LONDON.htm Keep up to date with Joel's racin... read more
Joel Tobin-White Race Blog
Hello and... Welcome. I truly hope that was a 'warm' welcome. I actually despise puns so I thought I'd hit you with one early to get it out of my system. Unfortunately I cannot promise to avoid including tacky GIF's throughout my future blog posts. You'll just have to deal with it. I know what most of you will b... read more
The NEW Cervelo P3 is launched!
The NEW Cervelo P3 is launched! Incorporating the visible legacy of Cervélo’s category-leading P5, we’ve designed the P3 to be a bike that feels like it’s yours from the moment you set eyes on it. Whether you’re on a regular training ride or setting a new PB, the P3 delivers motivation by design: a bike that’s as ready to race as ... read more
Rob Hill - IM Race Report
Antho, Davo, Ella-o, Nicko, Willo & team Well, another interesting day to try and qualify for Hawaii. A year ago I skipped the perfect conditions of the inaugural Ironman Melbourne as I decided to race Ironman NZ a couple of weeks earlier, an iconic race and one I’d been planning to do for years. Of course the weather didn’t coope... read more
Sam Hume - Xterra Race report
Just a quick note to let you know I raced into 5th place overall and 1st age grouper at Xterra GOR yesterday. Legs and body felt good going in 2 weeks post IM Melbourne. The intensity of the shorter race was so much higher then what I usually do in half and IM distances, and my already limited MTB skills dropped off a little. That said, I staye... read more
South Sumatra Continental Cup Rac...
South Sumatra Continental Cup Race Report: Last week I was off to Palembang in South Sumatra, Indonesia, for the 2nd last Race of my season. Getting off the plane was a shock to the system with humidity levels well over 90%. The race only had 24 athletes on the start line with an Olympic athlete from Japan Yuichi Hosoda ranked 1st for the eve... read more
Andrew Connolly - Ironman Asia Pa...
Ironman Asia Pacific Championships 2013 (Melbourne) Ironman is supposed to be a 3.8km swim, a 180.2km draught free bike and a marathon. I’m not quite sure what Sunday was, but it wasn’t ironman. Swim conditions in the bay were admittedly pretty gnarly although as Luke Bell tweeted, “it ain’t pipeline”. So the swim was shortened to 1... read more
Andrew Connolly - Race Report - C...
Coast to Coast World Multisport Championships – New Zealand, February 2013 Coast to Coast does not, as it turns out, have a very imaginative name. It’s as literal as you can get, starting on the west coast of New Zealand’s south island in the sand at an otherwise unremarkable, deserted beach whose claim to fame is a permanent sign post in... read more
Congratulations to all our CBD At...
Congratulations to all our CBD athletes who were Ironman Finishers for 2013!! Thank you for representing us in such fine fashion! You get a thrill from running down that finishing chute, we get a real buzz from seeing you out on the course flying the flag and achieving your goals. Recover well, rest up and we hope to see you all out on t... read more
Fluid Movements Tri Club Ironman ...
Hi Anth and team, Fluid Movements Triathlon had a great day at Ironman Melbourne. We qualified 4athletes for the Hawaii ironman Our athletes in are Ralph Glatz, Henry Polk, Brendan Lynch and Dale Martin and MTC member Mark Harrison also scored a roll down to get to the big dance. This adds to the athletes we have already qualified, Ste... read more
SUPER AERO HELMET SPECIALS!!
AWESOME IRONMAN MELBOURNE RACE WEEK AERO HELMET SPECIALS!!! Save yourself $$$ and time with one of these SUPER FAST! SUPER CHEAP! Lazer Tardiz Aero Helmets! **Assorted colours and sizes available**... read more
Preparation is the key to success...
If you would like a copy emailed out to you, please join our mailing list and request a checklist! Race fast, be prepared, enjoy your day!... read more
Cervélo Launches Revolutionary R...
Cervelo has launched the new Rca - replacement to the R5 California. To introduce the frame Cervelo has launched a mico-site -product info can be found here: http://www.cervelo.com/rca/ Hand-made in Project California frameset integrates category-defining light weight, stiffness, and ride quality with S-series aerodynamics. Toronto, ... read more
Joel Tobin-White Race Report
Just giving you a brief update on my first Elite Race back in Wellington on the weekend that was the under 19 Elite Oceania Championships. I was extremely nervous before the race. I'm talking to the point of nearly vomiting. I think it was just all the pressure I put on myself in my first race back, that I had to win to gain automatic s... read more
Cervelo P5 3:1 vs. P5 6:1 - The B...
The Cervelo P5 is the product of everything Cervelo has learned about aerodynamic bike design. And more... Working with Magura Hydraulic brakes and 3T handlebars Cervelo has improved frame aerodynamics to the best level in the industry while providing the best braking performance, most adjustable fit and highly advanced component integration.... read more
Sascha Bondarenko - Race Report
A quick update on my past two races. My second ever Elite race was the Devonport Continental Cup, which was held on the 23rd of February in Tasmania. The race had some extremely windy conditions, which provided a very choppy swim course and a greatly unpredictable swim leg, which lead to a very exciting race. I came out in the third group for th... read more
Levi Maxwell Race Report -
I raced Southwest Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon today which consist of a 2k swim, 80km bike and 20km run and came 4th in the open/elite category just 10 sec behind 3rd BUGGER that has happened in my last 2 races!! Southwest Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon Sufferfest was correct this course was tough and that is on a good day. It has the... read more
Luxury Cycling in the French Alps
Stay at Australia’s Luxury Cycling base in French Alps Love your bike? Morzine is the perfect setting for the cycling experience of a lifetime. With scenic and quiet roads you’ll find it is not the kilometres that count but the chalets, villages, mountains, animals and waterfalls that you see along the way. Tri4theAlps’ choice of cycle ... read more
What Makes You Happy?
Julian and Giant found each other long ago. At the time he was seeing another brand but he soon fell in love with the sleek lines and curves of this beautifully proportioned temptress. Julian takes his beloved out regularly and is always keen to ride her hard.....and unlike his previous brand which used to moan and groan, his new partner is a silen... read more
Rob Hill Goes Long
As my mum would say: “what a palaver”. The gun went to start my wave of the Urban Hotels Geelong Long Course triathlon – with me on the beach with my back to the action, posing for the camera, kissing babies, slipping my latte and talking to friends. All I could think of was that I’d wasted my $250 entry fee, but as I gradually swum throu... read more
Anna Francis 2013 Geelong Long Co...
Anna Francis 2013 Geelong Long Course Race Report: With just six weeks to go until IM Melbourne, it was important for me to nail the race in Geelong on Sunday. Having spent 8 days up in the Alpine Region two weeks prior to Geelong, I was feeling confident with the bike training I’d done, and hoping my improved bike would pay off on the run too... read more
Garmin 510's are here!!
HOT OFF THE PRESS!! New Garmin 510's just arrived! $399 going like hot cakes! Get in quick!... read more
CBD Cycles Giant Propel Advanced ...
Giant's new Propel Advanced SL aero road bike has been released and has already claimed its first victory with Tom-Jelte Stagter taking advantage of the new low-drag shape to carry him to success as the winner of The Tour Down Under. Giant launched its new bike just days prior to the start of the race. According to Giant, the new bike is s... read more
Which Bike is Best?
"Big name" Tom Slagter (Giant) takes out a huge stage win in a sprint finish with Matt Goss (Scott) and Philippe Gilbert.(BMC) This year's leader of the young rider classification Tom-Jelte Slagter (Blanco) means business by winning the third stage from Unley to Stirling at the Santos Tour Down Under. Slagter sprint on the tough uph... read more
GARMIN SUPER RUN OUT DEALS!
THIS WEEK ONLY !! Super Specials on Garmin Edge 500 and 800 models! Get in quick before they're all gone! Give us a call today to get a price!... read more