Friday, August 31, 2012

MKE Bike Co. Cyclocross Disc Build

  We stayed late last night to build up our new cx disc frame, which weighs in at 22.3lbs as shown, and we're very happy at how it turned out.  Also, we just got our first batch of frames in.
  If you're in the market or even if you just want to take a test ride, then come down to the shop or you can test ride at the cyclocross clinics going on in Milwaukee from Sept. 11 through Oct. mentioned in a previous blog post here.
  Check out our flickr account here to view the full photo set of our newly built cyclocross bike and for full geometry specs and available options to purchase follow the link here!

  Have an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend and ride safe!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sneak Peak: Milwaukee Bike Co. CycloCross Disc

We're happy to unveil our prototype OX Platinum Cyclocross disc frame set that came back from paint the other day.

The changes you'll see on the production version you don't see in the photo above are:
  • 900g Unicrown triple butted cromoly fork.
  • Cable stops on down tube instead of shifter bosses.
Keep your eyes peels for new developments in the coming weeks.  These puppies will be available early next month!

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Product In Stock: H Plus Son SL42 Rims

H Plus Son SL42's are now in our stock and ready for shipment.  Excellent choice for someone wanting a high profile rim like a Velocity B43, which have been discontinued.  This leaves the SL42 as one of the only high quality, high profile rims currently available.

Finally, a rim manufacturer anodizing after machining the sidewall!  Scoop up a set of 32h or 36h here!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Just Uncovered: Sun Venus Limited Edition Camo Rims

  You're looking at the last available limited edition Sun Ringle Venus Camo rims, which were recently uncovered in our warehouse.  These rims are extremely strong and their aerodynamic shape are perfect for your track bike wheels, training wheels or every day commuter wheel.
   I can attest these rims are legit and well worth it as I've been using my set for a good portion of the summer riding on gravel trails, single track and pavement.
  Get them while they last only here!

  • Size: 622mm
  • E.R.D.: 589
  • Weight: 440g
  • Hole Count: 32
  • Height: 25.1mm
  • Width: 19.3mm
  • Product Updates: Carradice Bagman Supports

    New redesigned Bagman Q/R support racks are in stock.  They are now made out of aluminum and have extra support struts allowing for heaver loads.  Both non quick-release and quick-release versions are available here!

    Go here to view all our available Carradice Bag products.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    Event: 2012 World Hard Court Bike Polo Championship

      The 2012 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship are going on this weekend in Geneva Switzerland, which started yesterday and ends this Sunday.  This tournament is easily one of the main reasons why people take polo too seriously, and is the finest example of much the sport is growing.  
      For full live coverage you can visit the WHBC main page to view all live feeds and photos.  Also, to following current live updated standings visit the podium site.  Podium is a program that runs many of the tournaments around the world and has been a huge reason for the success of Hardcourt Bike Polo.
      For people new to polo you can visit League of Bike Polo for comprehensive tournament information and all things polo.

      Good luck to the Milwaukee Bike Polo's Beaver Boys!

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    New Products In Stock: Swrve Clothing


    Swrve's new brown color cotton shorts and their grey lightweight wwr shorts just arrived!.  All of our Swrve clothing is available here and keep in mind orders over 75$ ship free!

    Just so y'all know i've had a pair of Swrve's cotton shorts for years and they've held up super well through the thick and thin of Wisconsin weather.  They really do make a excellent everyday short for on or off the saddle.

    Keep up the top notch work Swrve!

    ...and as always Swrve is Made in USA

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Event: Learn to Race Cyclecross

    Cross season is just around the corner and this is a great chance for any cyclecross racer to help hone in their skills for this coming season.  Come into the shop to get all your cross gear before it's too late!

    Save the Dates!
    • Sept. 11th - Dismounts, Remounts & Barriers
    • Sept. 18th - Bike Handling & Cornering
    • Sept. 25th - Starts & Strategy
    • Oct. 2nd - Race Prep & Putting it all Together

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    New Products In Stock: Osprey Hydration Packs


    We're now carry and have in stock Osprey packs!  Hands down one of the nicest packs made today, and  knowing that any pack made from 1974-Present is covered under the All Mighty Guarantee offers a peice of mind like no other.

    A few employees here at Ben's Cycle have been using Osprey packs for mountainbiking and or commuting, and overall they've been extremely satisfied with their performance.  We ride what we sell!

    See our selection here!

    *Remember*  We'll get any pack for you, if we don't stock it.

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    Now Available: Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Polo Crankset

    Milwaukee Polo Crankset (Crank Arms ONLY)

    Stiff 165mm Andel crankset with modest MKE Polo logo on right crank arm.  Perfect to pair with the Polo Guard.  Nice mid-range crankset for your polo setup, but this is not "polo specific".

    Use it as your all around single speed crankset if you like! 
    • 165mm Length Arms
    • 110mm BCD
    • Use with 103mm JIS square taper bottom bracket for 45mm chainline.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    New Product: Ben's Cycle/MBC Specialized Purist Water Bottle

    You want a bottle that drinks like a glass and doesn't leak?  Then, this is it!

    For more information and advantages Specialized's Purist water bottles have, then go here.

    We have them in stock on our website and in our store front.  Get them here!

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    From The Painter: Coupled Polo Bruiser

    This Polo Bruiser just came back from paint, and is probably the brightest bruiser I've seen yet.  Job well done for putting couplers on it!

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    New Products In Stock: 2013 Light & Motion Lighting

    New models for Light & Motion's bicycle lights are in now stock here.  Pictured above are the Urban lights that come in 200, 400 and 550 lumens.  Light & Motion not only make lights for cycling, but other demanding outdoor sports such as diving and hiking/backpacking.  There are a ton of bicycle light manufacturers and they're making brighter and brighter lights for less money, but the number of lighting companies that make a fully waterproof light system and stand behind it, like Light & Motion does, is not so common.  I often say, "if it isn't waterproof I won't buy it", when it comes to gear and accessories, and for good reasons too.
    Another advantage Light & Motion has on most others in the lighting market is that they actually guarantee their lights are lumen accurate, whereas other companies are often lower than what is advertised.  The reason they can guarantee accurate lumens is because that they actually test and certify their own lights in accordance with the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 standards, which is above and beyond most other brands.

    See our current stock here!

    Check out other information and documentation on L&M's full line below.  If you see something we don't carry, we'll get it! Be seen and be safe out on the trails and streets!

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    New Product In Stock: Official NAH Polo Balls - Hot

    Orange you glad we're here?

    NAH Hardcourt Bike Polo Hot Ball - 3 Pack @ 9.99  HERE!
    NAH Hardcourt Bike Polo Hot Ball - 1 Pack @ 3.99  HERE!


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