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Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Demo Program

Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Demo Program

Pinarello Italy has officially released the Dogma 65.1 “Test the Best” demo program. Oak Bay Bicycles Nanaimo are official Pinarello dealers, which means between now and May 31st, 2014, they will have multiple Pinarello Dogma 65.1 demos available to try!    The Pinarello was the winning bike of the Tour de...
2014 Specialized Fatboy

2014 Specialized Fatboy

Well, our friends up north in Nanaimo, have brought in a 2014 Specialized Fatboy – and this thing is wicked! This bike is made with a lightweight aluminum frame, carbon fork, hydraulic disc brakes, SRAM X7 10 speed gearing, and those burly 4.6″ Specialized Ground Control tires to tackle any...
2014 Stump Jumper Comp Evo 650B

2014 Stump Jumper Comp Evo 650B

Oak Bay Bicycles now has the 2014 Specialized Stump Jumper Comp Evo 650B in stock!! If you’ve heard the news, 2014 will be the last year that the Specialized Stump Jumpers will have 26″ wheels. Next year, the smallest wheel size available for the Stump Jumpers will be 650B. This...
Victoria Wheelers

Victoria Wheelers

A message from the Victoria Wheelers President, Mick Bryson. Be sure to check their website for regular updates! “Hi Wheeler members! Another year has come to a conclusion and I am already beginning to look forward to the 2014 cycling season. The Oak Bay Bikes / Victoria Wheelers Saturday and Sunday rides were a...


As part of Freak Maps 2011 mapbook, Mountain Bike Vancouver Island, we’re doing a few “video trail checks” of local riding spots. The first one was of Partridge Hills. This second one is of Harbourview, one of the best all-mountain areas on the Island.

In the video Jarrett Moore, David Graham, and OBB’s Derek Kidd take us on a little rip on the mountain. Jason Headley helped us with some of the video as well.

The area has tons of variety, most of it accessed through a long fire-road climb. The park itself is quite large, and has uncharacteristically few trails in it; it’s a good idea to go with the mapbook as the trails are unsigned and it is easy to get lost. A wrong turn can make your ride into an unintentional 6 hour epic really quickly. Despite the long climbs, there are several more challenging, built up, technical trails.

The view from the top is stunning and totally worth the hour of hard climbing.

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