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Cycle Monkey

Internal Gearing Specialists, Bicycle Distribution & Service Center


Rohloff-Equipped, Belt Driven Independent Fabrication 29'er Mountain Bike

We built this bike for a local customer in El Cerrito, CA as an insurance replacement for a bike that was stolen.  While he was sad to loose his old bike, he got some nice upgrades with the replacement: disc brakes, 29" wheels, custom frame.  He had purchased a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 several years earlier for a different bike, but that hub had subsequently gone unused following a bike swap.


MTB: NoTubes Crest on White Industries MI6 Hub

Lightweight MTB Wheel   Intended use: XC racing, trail riding   Features: High quality; good value US-made hub; lightweight tubeless-compatible rim   Recommended rider weight: <160 lbs   Wheel Size: 29/700cWheel build details   Rim: NoTubes Crest    Rear hub: White Industries MI6 (32H)   Spokes: Sapim Race   Nipples: Sapim brass   Lacing: 3x   Extras: Green rim decals; yellow tubeless tapeDestination: Los Angeles, CA

Recumbent: Sun Rhynolite Rim on Rohloff Hub

Recumbent Trike Wheel   Intended use: Road riding   Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 offers reliable     shifting in all conditions;Offset rim matches     asymmetric rear end of ICE Trikes   Recommended rider weight: <250 lbs   Wheel Size: 20"Wheel build details   Rim: Sun Rhynolite    Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (32H)   Spokes: Sapim Leader   Nipples: Sapim brass   Lacing: 1xDestination: Backcountry Recumbents - Bend, OR

Road: Velocity A23 Rim on White Industries T11 Hubs

All-Around Road Wheels   Intended use: Road riding   Features: light, stiff, semi-aero; 23mm wide rim offers     better tire support than traditional     19-20mm wide rims; bladed spokes slice through the     wind better than round spokes; good value in     US-made hubset   Recommended rider weight: <200 lbs   Wheel Size: 700cWheel build details   Rims: Velocity A23   Front hub: White Industries T11 (24H)   Rear hub: White Industries T11 (28H)   Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray   Nipples: Sapim aluminium   Lacing: radial // 3x   Extras: Schwalbe rim liners                                            

MTB: Velocity Blunt Rim on Rohloff Hub

29er MTB Wheel   Intended use: Trail riding   Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 offers reliable   shifting in all conditions;    Recommended rider weight: <250 lbs   Wheel Size: 29"/700cWheel build details   Rim: Velocity Blunt   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (36H)   Spokes: Sapim Force   Nipples: Sapim brass   Lacing: 2x    Extras: Avid G2 Cleansweep RotorDestination: Harris Cyclery - West Newton, MA

MTB: Surly Rolling Darryl Rim on Rohloff Hub

Fat Bike Wheel   Intended use: Snow, sand, trail riding   Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 offers reliable shifting      in all conditions; 80mm wide rim provides solid foundation      for 4"+ wide tires; single wall rim with cutouts keeps rim     weight low   Recommended rider weight: < 225 lbs   Wheel Size: 26"Wheel build details   Rims: Surly Rolling Daryll   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (32H)   Spokes: Sapim Race   Nipples: Sapim aluminum   Lacing:  2x   Extras: Magura Storm rotor; Gates Carbon Drive belt drive      pulley                                               Destinati

MTB: ENVE AM29 Carbon Rims on Rohloff & DT Hubs

High End Mountain Bike Wheelset   Intended use: Trail riding   Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 offers   reliable shifting in all conditions; Carbon rims provide DH   stiffness at XC weights; tubeless-specific rim shape   Recommended rider weight: <250 lbs    Wheel Size: 29"Wheel build details   Rims: ENVE AM29   Front hub: DT Swiss 240s (32H)   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (32H)   Spokes: Sapim Race   Nipples: Pillar internal   Lacing: 3x // 2x   Extras: Magura Storm rotorsDestination: Firefly Bicycles - Boston, MA

Road: HED Belgium C2 Rims on Alchemy Hubs

High-performance aluminum clincher wheelset   Intended use: road riding, racing, training   Features: light, stiff, semi-aero; 23mm wide rim offers better     tire support than traditional 19-20mm wide rims; bladed     spokes slice through the wind better than round spokes;     extra wide front hub flange spacing for best lateral     stiffness; drive-side spoke flange on rear hub further out     for better lateral stiffness; rear hub cassette body presses     into large bearing in hubshell for better axle stiffness   Recommended rider weight: <170 lbs   Wheel Size: 700cWheel build detail

MTB: Velocity Aeroheat Rims on Rohloff & Schmidt Hubs

Mid-weight On/Off Road Wheels   Intended use: Mountain biking/commuting   Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14      internal gear hub offers reliable all-weather shifting        performance; Schmidt SON28 dynamo hub to power        lights; sturdy enough to handle road and trail hazards      without being too heavy    Recommended rider weight: <200lbs   Wheel Size: 26"Wheel build details   Rims: Velocity Aeroheat, Custom anodized red   Front hub: Schmidt SON28 Dynamo (32H)   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (32H)   Spokes: Sapim Race    Nipples: Sapim Brass   Lacing: 3x // 2x   Extras:  Avi

NAHBS 2013 Denver

We're back from two weeks on the road getting to/from Denver for NAHBS. The show went well, and it was good to meet everyone who stopped by the booth. The video above gives a virtual tour of our booth.  The show had more vendors this year than ever but not quite as many attendees, due in part to a snow storm on Sunday.