Wednesday
Aug132014

Become a Wahooligan with Wahoo.

Wahoo has landed! We are proud to be the official dealer of Wahoo Indoor Trainers and Accessories.

The famous KICKR Indoor Trainer leads the way in indoor cycling - with Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless connectivity to your iPhone, iPad or Android device, Wahoo KICKR allows you to maximise your training time effectively.

The range of Wahoo products is extensive, including Heart Rate Monitors, iPhone handlebar mounts, ANT+ Speed and Cadence sensors and a cool little device called a RFLKT - allowing you control your iPhone, including your music, from your handlebars while your phone is in your pocket.

The Wahoo KICKR is compatible with a number of Apps, allowing you to train to Power, ride famous climbs like the Alpe d'Huez, and race your friends on Strava - all from the comfort of your living room!

For a full demonstration of the WAHOO, call in and see us at The Full Cycle, Macauley St, Albury.

Friday
Aug082014

Malvern Star - Path Racer

Malvern Star has always been a recognised brand in Australian Cycling, and we are happy to announce that The Full Cycle will be the new home of Malvern Star on the border.

The full line up of Malvern Star bikes will include Road, MTB, Fitness and Kids Bikes.

Creating some interest yesterday was the Malvern Star Path Racer. This bike will be available later in the year, in a limited run of production.

The Path Racer will come in a single speed option(fixed or free) or a 2-Speed Sturmey Archer kick-back option.

Full details will be available in store soon. Register your interest by emailing sales@fullcycle.com.au

Friday
Jul252014

Update from Taryn Heather - Professional Cyclist, Team Bigla.

Holbrook's Taryn Heather will line up on the Champs Elysses on Sunday night to race "LE COURSE" - a professional women's race held on the finishing circuit of the final stage of the Tour de France. This is a fantastic initiative by the organisers of Le Tour to help raise the profile of Women's Cycling. Tune in to SBS on Sunday at 8.30pm to watch Taryn race!

Taryn also has an extensive roster of races following Le Course, right through until the World Road Championships, which Taryn has been listed on the Long Team for Australia.

Taryn's upcoming races are listed below:

27th July - Le Course by Le Tour de France

3rd August - Sparkassen Giro (Germany, World Cup)

10th August - GP Oberbaseelbeit (Swiss National Race)

15 - 17th August - Ladies Tour of Norway TTT Camp in Sweden

22nd August - TTT (Sweden, World Cup)

24th August - Road race (Sweden, World Cup)

2 - 7th September - Boels Rental Ladies Tour (Netherlands)

14th September - ITT Chrono Champenois (France)

21st September - TTT World Championships (Spain)

Tuesday
Jul222014

Update from Jesse Featonby - OSAKA BACK TO BACK! 

Osaka ITU Cup - Back to Back!

Last week I headed off to Japan to defend my title at the ITU premium Cup in Osaka. Winter in Albury had well and truly set in and it was a good excuse to get out and find warmer climates! Having school holidays fall over the last two weeks I had a great opportunity to get in some extra training and preparation for the event and was excited to be heading back after success there last year.

Held in Japan's second largest city, Osaka is an incredible place and with a bit of persuasion I convinced my Dad it was the perfect event to come overseas to see me complete. While I have had the love and support of Mum and Dad my whole career, they have never had the chance to see me compete overseas. As Dad and I left Albury it actually snowed on the day we departed, so I was a little nervous about the conditions which were waiting for us in Osaka.

Like last year the race was hot and humid and with a field of 76 competitors is was going to be a challenging day to defend my win from last year. Diving into the Osaka harbour, I felt unusually strong and emerged from the water well within the top 10 athletes after the 750m swim. Usually my weakest leg I was incredibly surprised but thrilled with the performance. I couldn't believe how easy it was swimming up the front and not getting bashed about down the back!

With a swift transition onto my Trek, I made the most of the situation and pushed the pace on the 20km bike to be part of 10 man lead group over the hilly and technical course. The four lap course up and over a steep hill 8 times was taxing on the legs but I was confident the others were hurting as much as I was. With a large contingent of New Zealand and Australian athletes in the lead group, we evenly pushed hard to ensure we maintained a small gap over the chasing groups before heading on to the 3 lap, 5km run.

I had a terrific transition into my new Zoot TT's and by the first lap I had established a 10 second gap on the rest of the field. With still two laps remaining and the conditions taking their toll, I continued to extend the gap but kept my effort controlled as the heat exhaustion could sneak up very quickly. With a lap to go I was in a commanding position and comfortably came down the finish chute in a time if 58:59 to take back to back Osaka titles and win in front of Dad!

1 Jesse Featonby AUS 00:58:59

2 Tayler Reid NZL 00:59:12

3 Daniel Hoy NZL 00:59:14

The win was a huge achievement for me as being able to defend a title is something that takes a great deal of physical and metal effort. Last I won my events being relatively unknown on the international stage but now with five ITU victories I am marked and watched by my competitors which limits some of my tactics. This win was made even more special as I got to share the win with Dad. It's fantastic to see a familiar face and give someone a hug after crossing the line as they know how much effort and sacrifice you have put in your whole career. However, my Champaign spraying skills are less than satisfactory and will hopefully improve this as the year goes on ;)

I am now in transit for the next round of ITU World Cup series in Jiaguyuan, China this Saturday and will use this win as a great confidence booster.

Photo credits to the Japanese Triathlon Union and Satoshi Takasaki

Friday
Jul112014

Magellan GPS Computers on sale! 

Magellan by Navman are here! Magellan CYCLO 105, 105HC, 505 and 505HC are on sale this weekend. Get the latest in GPS for your road or mountain bike from just $109.95!