Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Product in Stock: Lightweight FSA Polycarbonate Headset Spacers

FSA Polycarbonate Headset Spacers
  Polycarbonate material, lighter than alloy or carbon. Unique translucent appearance adds a color accent to any bike.  Head to our online store and slide a few of these on your steer tube.                                   Weight: 1 gram(5mm spacer)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Products in Stock: North St. Bags - Convertible Pannier Backpack and More!

Woodward Convertible Pannier Backpack
  You can run this bag on your bicycle mounted rack or on your back!  See a review from Bicycle Times here.
Salmon Roll Top Tube Protector/Tool Pouch
  This is not your ordinary top tube protector, because it doubles as a tool pouch too!
Roll-top Hip Pouch
  A waterproof hip pouch large enough to carry most of your essential gear from A to B.
Handlebar Pouch
  We've carried North St. Bags in the past, but the above products are new to our stock.  Check the rest of the new North St. Bag products we currently have here!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Movie Monday: Trial Trails - Chris Akrigg

  If you haven't seen Chris Akrigg's latest video, than be sure to click the play button now!  3:34!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bike Polo: DZR Deputs the Marco Black Bike Polo Shoe at Interbike

  The Marco Black has everything a polo player wants in a shoe; stiff fiberglass shank, plastic heel cup, strategically placed padding to prevent injury and cooling vents.  Keep a lookout for these shoes to arrive at Ben's Cycle!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cyclocross Sale!

The first races of the 2013-14 cyclocross season are finished, and Ben's Cycles is ready to meet all of your cross needs for the rest of the season and beyond.

1. We are running a 25 percent sale on all cross products, including bikes, tires, wheels, and clothing in current stock!

2. We stock Specialized and Focus cross bikes, including bikes equipped with disc brakes. Plus we can order bikes and get them quickly. We even have a few pre-ridden Focus bikes!

3. We have a pretty big stock of cross tubulars! Challenge, Clement, and Vittoria!

4. We have cross wheels or 29er wheels ready for your cross ride.

5. We can build wheels exactly to your specs. If you want disc wheels, clinchers, we can build up wheels with pretty much whatever parts you choose.

6. Tubulars a little light on glue? Haven't reglued them for a few years? Bring them into the shop, and we'll glue your tubulars just right for cross racing!

7. We have a $40 offer for cleaning, re-lubing, and maintaining your cross bike after a muddy, dirty weekend. Bring it in on Monday, we'll wash it, re-lube everything, remove the bottom bracket and re-lube that as well, even adjust your brakes.

Ben's recently built up a carbon Specialized disc Crux for me. We had several sets of wheels built with Shimano hubs, Avid discs, and Velocity rims for a lot less than buying them somewhere else! Come see my rigs and wheels at the Trek CXC races this weekend in Waterloo and see some great pro and amateur cross at the Trek factory.

New Products in Stock: Cateye Lights & Computers

  The Cateye Volt 300 is USB rechargable, 300 lumens and can mounted to the handlebar or helmet.  For $60.00 this light is one of the most competitively priced head lights for how bright it is.  Head over to this link to view our entire headlight selection.
CC-MC200W Micro Wireless
  The most unique feature of this computer is you can select the functions that matter to you most and keep them on the display at the same time.  It also has all the typical features you want in a cycling computer.  Head to our online store to view more!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ben's Cycle offers Custom Wheelbuilds

  Here at Ben's Cycle we offer a very unique perk to our customers, when you buy the hub(s), spokes and rim(s) there are no labor charges for building the wheel(s).  That's right, no labor charge!  Our wheels are professionally hand built to the customer's specifications, and we offer a wide array of hubs and rims to suite any type of riding.  There's no need to settle for a machine built wheel with low grade spokes, so roll over to our online store and start building!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Recent Build: Milwaukee Bicycle Co. 1x9 Commuter Bicycle

  This commuter beauty was just build as a display model for our show room floor and is setup as a geared 1x9 with canilever brakes, front porteur rack, full fenders, brooks saddle and comfortable hand position bars.  This bike is a commuters dream!  Stop by the shop to test ride or discuss your own custom build.  

Head over to our Flickr page to view more builds or head to our online store and start building your own bike.

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Products In Stock: Mission Workshop - Indian Summer Kits

  We've got the new Mission Workshop Indian summer kits in stock with all the variations available; Crews, Henley's and the Stahl shorts.  These new MWS products as always are of the highest quality and are Made in USA with a lifetime warranty.  Come visit us in the shop to see in person or you can order online at

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cyclocross Bike Cleaning and Tune-Up

It's fall, and that means it's cyclocross season!

The Wisconsin Cycling Association's season has begun. The second race of the series, in Lake Geneva, was a cold, wet, and muddy race!

So Ben's is offering a special deal for cross racers throughout the fall: Bring in your cross bike (hopefully you've removed the big mud chunks!). We'll clean it, lube it, remove the bottom bracket to clean and re-lube, adjust brakes and gears and get it back to you in two days.

All of this for $40!

The worst thing you can do to your cross bike is let it sit muddy and neglected after a hard race. You cleaned up and showered: your bike should get the same treatment.

Spending $40 to get your bike cleaned and lubed is a lot cheaper than replacing parts when the dirt and grit build up in the drivetrain and any moving parts.

Call the shop for details!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sneak Peak: Lighter Weight V2 King's Crown Mallet Attachment

  The crown dropped from 5.0g to 1.5g!  You will see a 10mm slot for an open ended wrench for the v2 crown, while still keeping it knurled.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Product: Philcentric Outboard Bottom Bracket

   Do you want a single speed, but don't have horizontal dropouts, an eccentric bottom bracket shell or an eccentric rear hub?  If you answered no to any of those questions, than look no further!  These eccentric outboard bottom bracket cups are just what you're looking for, and they're Made in USA just as all Phil Wood products.  Head over to our online store and see our entire Phil Wood bottom bracket selection here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Ride a Single Speed

Over the last few years, biking to work and for leisure has become an important lifestyle for many people in Milwaukee and Madison, Wis...