ABOUT

GIANT HOBART
(formerly)
McBain cycles founded in 1922

Experience Counts

Family owned and now a Giant branded store offering the worlds leading brand of high quality bicycles and cycling gear.

Giant Hobart (previously McBain Cycles) have a youthful and yet experienced sale team, an extensive range including all of the leading brands and trained service technicians to carry out all of your service and repair needs and keep you having fun.

HISTORY

Arch McBain

1922 - Cycle shop opened by Arch McBain a prominent cyclist holding various state titles and having previously worked for a large cycle manufacturer. It was a highly competitive business with in excess of 30 cycle shops in the immediate area.

NEW RELEASES

Kevin McBain

1947 - Archie’s son Kevin, also a prominent cyclist joined the family business and with great foresight as to changes in the cycling industry and products, he built an icon amongst the cycling fraternity and Tasmanian families. He maintained and built on the high quality local cycle manufacture with employment of Frank MCallum a legendary chrome moly frame builder and oversaw the ride through dragsters, BMX and 10 speeds. His cycling spirit and competitiveness saw the continued success and growth of the business.

1981 - McBain cycles became the first supplier of Giant bikes in Australia.

Kevin McBain

1947 - Archie’s son Kevin, also a prominent cyclist joined the family business and with great foresight as to changes in the cycling industry and products, he built an icon amongst the cycling fraternity and Tasmanian families. He maintained and built on the high quality local cycle manufacture with employment of Frank MCallum a legendary chrome moly frame builder and oversaw the ride through dragsters,  BMX and 10 speeds. His cycling spirit and competitiveness saw the continued success and growth of the business.

1981 - McBain cycles became the first supplier of Giant bikes in Australia.

Kate McBain

1990 - Kate McBain joined the business and continued the passion and great insight into leading brands and new technology, including the journey into mountain bikes, the e bike and the joining with Giant, the world’s biggest bike brand, to become a Giant branded store.

2017 - McBain Cycles having been the first shop in Australia to supply Giant bikes, becomes a Giant Branded store.

Roger McBain

 Present - GIANT HOBART remains a third generation family owned business under the ownership of Kate the CEO (and definite family chief) and her brother Roger McBain who tries to maintain a gap year but having been involved in the business in some way for a lifetime, still plays around in the background support. Roger’s gap year passion is mountain bike riding and had a lot of fun many years ago road racing as evidenced by the hair cut which unfortunately remains as photographic evidence.

Roger McBain

 Present - GIANT HOBART remains a third generation family owned business under the ownership of Kate the CEO (and definite family chief) and her brother Roger McBain who tries to maintain a gap year but having been involved in the business in some way for a lifetime, still plays around in the background support.

WEBSITE
address
132 Bathurst St, Hobart,
Tasmania, 7000
Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm

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