Custom Soulcraft frame in sea-foam green.We built up this custom Soulcraft for a customer who had a very specific road bike in mind. He had searched in vain for a production frame to suit his needs, but couldn't find anything available on the market. After deciding that a custom frame would be his best option, he contacted Soulcraft, a local Northern California framebuilder, to make his dream bike a reality.
The Monkey Lab
At Cycle Monkey, we live and breathe bikes—we love to ride them, work on them, and talk about them, from road to mountain and everything in between. We have specialized tools to work on just about anything. When you ask us to service your Rohloff SPEEDHUB, build a new set of wheels, or overhaul your suspension fork, you get the real-world expertise that comes from 20 years of riding, racing, and wrenching on bikes.
Today, our primary focus is technical sales of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and Schlumpf gearing systems as the premier US distributor of these products. We assist individual customers, builders, and bike shops in building or retrofitting bikes for the best low-maintenance, drive trains out there. We offer custom builds, as well as deliver complete packages around these drive trains in order to give customers the best rides with high reliability.
Surly Krampus with belt drive and a Rohloff.It’s not often that we’re asked to build the ideal bike for someone commuting in Siberia. We dreamed up this build for a customer of ours who is a British expatriate working in the snowy climate of central Russia. He intends to do a mix of snow, dirt, and paved riding in sub-freezing temperatures and wanted a dependable bike that could handle a range of conditions but still feel speedy.
S&S couplers, a belt drive splitter, and a forest green paint job make this Surly Troll one of a kind.This modified Surly Troll frame was put together for a customer who lives in Southern California, but spends a fair amount of time in the rural East Coast every year. He wanted a versatile full-sized bike that he could easily pack up to take on an airplane and was sturdy and reliable enough to know he could jump on at any time for a ride.
Custom Independent Fabrication commuter frame built using a blend of road and mountain geometry.This titanium Independent Fabrication frame was custom-built for a customer looking for his dream commuter bike. He wanted a good looking bike that he could use to comfortably explore the East Coast bike paths and city streets near his home.
At nearly 5 inches wide, the Surly Moonlander's tires are designed to have maximum float and traction to ride through snow, sand, or deep mud.Just in time for winter, we built this Surly Moonlander for a customer who recently moved to the snowy state of Minnesota. He wanted a bike that could tackle the frosty bike paths and snowbanks of the Midwest in winter but that he could also take on some singletrack and dirt expeditions when the weather warmed up.
The Inspired Cycle Engineering Sprint FS trike.At Cycle Monkey, we build a fair number of wheels for recumbents using the Rohloff SPEEDHUB and also outfit many recumbents with Schlumpf gearing systems. Recumbent trike and bike riders have an affinity for the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and Schlumpf Innovations Speed Drive because of the large gear range and durability of these systems.
Rodriguez Bicycles' Makeshift Rohloff-specific tandemRodriguez Bicycles is one of our biggest Rohloff advocates and customers. The Seattle-based framebuilder makes a variety of tandems, travel/coupler bikes and custom frames, and they often use the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 on their commuter, touring and tandem bikes due to the low maintenance factor of the shift system.
The Novara Randonee is a heavy duty steel touring rig.The Novara Randonee is a touring bike through and through – a sturdy steel frame with relaxed geometry to carry heavy loads, a durable 36 spoke wheelset, and plenty of braze-ons for water bottles, racks, and fenders. A local Bay Area customer came to us with this bike that he had ridden hard right off the shelf and loved, minus one factor – the derailleurs.
The Civia Hyland is perfect for daily commuting or long road ridesA local friend of Cycle Monkey came to us a few years ago asking if we had any ideas for a sturdy daily commuter that he could also take on some long road rides. He’s an avid road rider and has a garage full of high-end racing bikes.
Rohloff SPEEDHUB equipped Santa Cruz Blur LTWe recently retrofitted this Santa Cruz Blur LT with a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 14-speed internal gear hub for a customer in Walnut Creek, CA.Rohloff SPEEDHUB with Rohloff chain tensionerOur customer rides with a group of buddies who use SPEEDHUBs but never felt the need to consider using one until he destroyed his derailleur system.