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Cycle Monkey

Internal Gearing Specialists, Bicycle Distribution & Service Center

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With wheels as a central part of our business, Cycle Monkey launched The Wheel House blog to showcase the hand-built custom wheels that we make to order for our customers.The new blog features recent wheel builds for our wide range of customers from the ultimate in road wheels to light-weight XC race wheels, and everything in between.While many of the bikes showcased here at The Monkey Lab have Cycle Monkey wheels, we wanted to create a complementary blog on the

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Ultimate Road Wheels   Intended use: racing, training, everyday use   Features: light, aero, stiff, durable   Recommended rider weight: < 200 lbs   Wheel Size: 700cWheel build details   Rims: ENVE Composites 45C (45-mm tall carbon clincher)   Front hub: Alchemy ELF (20 hole)   Rear hub: Alchemy ORC (24 hole)   Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray   Nipples: ENVE Hidden Alloy   Lacing: Radial front // 2x rearDestination: Berkeley, CA

This fat bike was built by Carver Bikes for one of our customers in Marin, CA.  He was looking for a new bike that offered the ultimate in plushness and traction.  Having ridden Rohloff-equipped full suspension 26" and 29" wheeled bikes for many years, he figured a full-suspension fat bike would be even better, but finding a bike that met this description proved to be challenging.

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Now through October 15, Cycle Monkey is offering special discounts on Spot Rocker SS complete bikes and steel frames, featuring Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and Gates Carbon Drive belt.  We've got two packages available as well as custom builds on request.Cycle Monkey Upgrade Build Kit$5200 Belt // $5050 ChainSave $500Standard Build Kit$4400 Belt // $4300 ChainSave $800Source: Spot Brand Bicycles. *Note: Rohloff SPEEDHUB not shown. See full post for build kit details. We are also offering:

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These photos of a titanium super commuter were submitted by Firefly Bicycles.  This bike has all manner of bells and whistles and an amazing level of component integration.  The guys at Firefly have nearly three decades of experience building top quality bike frames, but what really sets them apart is their amazing level of creativity and attention to detail.  The finishes on their bikes are often understated, but striking.

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These photos were submitted by one of our customers in British Columbia, Canada.  His Cannondale Flash carbon fiber mountain bike weighs in at just shy of 20 pounds without pedals, making this the lightest Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14-equipped bike that we have worked with.  The carbon frame is as light as many high-end road frames and the parts spec includes plenty of lightweight carbon bits.

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This Soma Juice 29'er was built for a customer in San Jose, CA as a multi-purpose bike.  The goal was to build a moderately priced bike around the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 that was capable of off road use, running errands, and light touring.  This type of bike represents a growing category often described as an adventure bike.

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This titanium 29'er was built for a customer in Westport, CT.  Lynskey recently ran a promotion on their top-shelf 29" hardtail, the Pro29 SL, so this customer decided it was time to get a new mountain bike.  A Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 was chosen for the drivetrain based on its reputation for simplicity, high durability, and low maintenance.

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