Monday, February 27, 2012

Milwaukee 29er Build

Wow, Tomi sent us photos of his new Milwaukee 29er all built up and ready for some Finland trails. Check out more on his Flickr. Thanks for the pics!
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Off Road Drop Bars

Took my new Bontrager Privateer 'Monster Cross' through the Oak Leaf trail a couple of weeks ago to hit up some singletrack (when there was snow) at Grant Park and the Seven Bridges Trail. This build/ride has a couple of firsts for me: 1. This is the first time using Dirt Drop handlebars off road, 2. I've been starting to use Revelate Design Bags on the trail. These two endeavors were sparked by two of my Madison friends registering for the Tour Divide race this summer. The idea of combining two of my favorite hobbies, camping and mountain biking, got me excited to try some new products!

I've used the dirt drop bars on a rando build so I'm very familiar to the shape and feel. I was a bit skeptical on using them off road but I was surprised in how well they handled. I didn't feel like I would slip and the wide ends helped on the climbs. Now, the ride quality rests a lot on the stem and how the rest of the bike is set up. After a couple of changes, I'm very happy with the build.
I plan on using this bike and set up for many gravel road rides/races this coming spring and summer. These bars would be great for touring and those long non-paved rides. We have WTB and Nitto RM-013 and RM-014 versions in stock with some Salsa ones coming in soon. It is quite the deviation from your traditional road bar but with certain set ups, they'll work perfectly. More on Revelate Bags and bike packing soon!...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pedal Consumption New Site for 2012

Patrick's been working hard to get this up and running; click on over and check it out.
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Rowerowa Szkola - March Bike Classes!

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Just finished up the March schedule for our Bike School! We've had such a great response to all the classes and we want to invite more to enroll. March will also include weekend sessions for those who are not able to make it during the week. We've had to change the prices but all in all, we will continue with more sessions throughout the whole year! Contact me at 414-384-2236 ext 1007 or email bikeschool@benscycle.com if you want to learn more about your bike (or bikes)!
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nitto B259AA Recall Reminder

Just making sure everyone knows about this. Please pass the word. More information can be found HERE
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cycleops SL+ Powertap Hubs

Want a great deal on a 2011 Cycleops SL+ Powertap Hub?! In addition to this great price - Buy the hub, spokes and rim from us and we'll build it for FREE! See our Custom Wheel Builder for build options.
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