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.
This Rivendell is a classic and practical bike ready for just about anything.A local customer recently brought in his Rivendell SimpleOne single speed bike for us to install a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 drivetrain onto. He lives on a large hill and was looking to extend the functionality of this bike after his derailleur-equipped bike began having problems.
Zeus at home in the dirtFresh out of the Monkey Lab is this beautiful Ventana Zeus 650B Rohloff 160mm full suspension mountain bike designed to conquer any type of trail you can throw it at. Built for a customer in Walnut Creek, CA, this is his second full suspension Rohloff mountain bike. The Rohloff SPEEDHUB is the ultimate drivetrain for a bike like this, with the full range of its 14 gears available on demand at the twist of the shifter.
Cinelli Gazzetta in the form of a classically styled two-speed fixed gear We built this beautiful Cinelli for the son of a good friend of ours who wanted a fixed gear commuter bike with classic styling. We started with the bright red Gazzetta steel track frameset and added mostly polished silver parts and a two-speed Schlumpf Innovations Mountain Drive.
You will never lose this bike. Ever.This is by far the brightest Surly bike we've ever put together. It's a Surly Ogre, a bike designed to be ridden just about anywhere. Our customer was looking for a versatile, mixed-terrain bike suitable for touring and light mountain biking in a package that was visible, reliable, and bulletproof.
Steve Potts Rohloff and Gates Carbon Drive equipped CommuterWe recently completed this beautiful titanium Steve Potts Rohloff and Gates belt drive commuter bike for a customer based in San Rafael, CA. He wanted an 'ultimate commuter' bike with integrated features and built for long term heavy use similar to the Firefly E.P.U.C we highlighted previously.
Tyler's monster Surly Moonlander bikepacking rigThis out of control fat bike belongs to Tyler, the newest member of the Cycle Monkey team. Tyler is never one to only go halfway, and this bike is proof.
Surly Big Dummy Rohloff cargo bikeWe recently completed a Rohloff SPEEDHUB conversion on this Surly Big Dummy cargo bike for a customer in Sacramento, CA. He wanted a bike that offered reliable around town transportation and hauling with the ability to handle off-road touring. He found a used, mostly stock Big Dummy on Craigslist and dropped it off with us to s
Profile view in the trail configurationThis custom Ventana 29er was built in 2008 for Neil as a long-term test mule for various parts and design ideas. The idea was to set up the bike with different part configurations to serve either as a cross country or all mountain rig. As with most of Neil's bikes, this one was setup around the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 drivetrain.