Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bianchi* Semplice and Semplice Dama

Frame> Semplice, 700c, hybrid
Fork Aluminum
Cassette> SRAM 18t
Crankset> 42t
Derailleur's> N/A
Hubs> (F) alloy / (R) SRAM automatic, Automatix 2 speed
Rims> Alloy, doublewall
Tires> 700x28c
Brakes> V-Brakes
Saddle> Selle San Marco Milano
Price> under $600.00
In Italian, semplice means simple.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

ROAD TITANS 300 Cycling Challenge * Oconee County, South Carolina.

        ROAD TITANS 300 Cycling Challenge, a three-day fully supported premiere cycling adventure.
                                 Get more information at -

Saturday, August 16, 2014

2014 Torker Median 1


Frame> 700c alloy
Fork> 700c alloy, disc
Headset> integrated disc
Crankset> Shimano Acera, Octalink 48/36/26t
Cassette> Shimano HG20 11-32t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Acera / (R) Shimano Alivio
Hubs> alloy, quick release
Rims> Alex XD Sport alloy
Tires> Schwalbe Land Cruiser, 700x35c
Brakes> Tektro Draco, hydraulic disc
Saddle> Torker ergo design with relief cut
Price> around $ 800.00

Torker bicycles should always be on your list of  "bikes I might buy." Quality bikes at great prices. You just have to look a little harder to find them.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

MapMyRide and MapMyFitness

If you haven't heard of or never used MapMyRide or MapMyFitness it would be well worth your time to become acquainted with this extremely helpful and easy to use tool. Whether you walk, run or cycle MapMyRide and MapMyFitness will absolutely add to the enjoyment and efficiency to your out door activities.



MapMyFitness is the leader in Connected Fitness – building the world’s largest digital fitness community by providing interactive tools to make fitness social, simple and rewarding. The flagship consumer brands – MapMyRun, MapMyRide, and MapMyWalk – are among the most popular apps on iOS and Android and the cloud-based platform has been supporting millions of users since it launched in 2007. MapMyFitness is an open platform, seamlessly integrating with more than 400 fitness tracking devices, sensors and wearables. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, MapMyFitness has over 100 employees and offers integrated marketing and advertising solutions, premium consumer subscription products, and a SaaS platform that helps partners of any size tap into advanced fitness tracking technology, workout database, nutritional data, calorie calculators, and 160+ million of the best running, cycling and walking routes around the world. For more information visit

Saturday, August 2, 2014

43 and 44.


2015 Trek 8.4 DS DuoTrap S

Frame> Alpha Gold Aluminum / * DuoTrap compatable*
Fork> SR Suntour NEX, w / hydro lockout, 63mm
Headset> Bontrager
Cassette> SRAM PG-950, 11-32t 9-speed
Crankset> FSA Dyna Drive, 48/36/26t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Acera / (R) Shimano Alivio
Hubs> Formula
Rims> Bontrager TLR disc
Tires> Bontrager LT3, 700x35c
Brakes> Tektro HDC-300, hydraulic disc
Saddle> Bontrager H1
Price> around $850.00
*DuoTrap S integrates a Bluetooth® sensor into the frame, so you can log your routes and track fitness progress on your computer or smart phone without an external sensor.*

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Derek's new SL3

My buddy Derek researched, asked questions and shopped around before he found his 2013 Cannondale  SL3 at a whopping 40% discount. Asking about deals a bike shop might have on previous model year bikes is always a smart idea, especially this time of year. A great bicycle at a great price. Well done Derek!

S. Monkey

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What the Tour De France Jerseys Mean

Understanding the meaning behind the jersey colors will help fans appreciate and enjoy the race to a higher degree.
Yellow Jersey. The most important of the race, the yellow jersey goes to the current overall race leader. The yellow color helps the rider stand out in the crowd and is based on the color of paper used to print a French bicycling periodical. The first place team (based on the times of the team's top 3 riders) also wears yellow hats.
White  Jersey with Red Polka Dots. This prestigious jersey is awarded to the rider determined to be the best climber during mountain stages of the race. The best climber title is awarded based on a point system that varies with the difficulty of each particular mountain stage.
Green Jersey. Usually going to a sprinter-style rider, the green jersey is worn by the current points leader in the race. Points are awarded to each of the first 25 riders to finish a stage.
Plain White Jersey. A plain white jersey is awarded to the best performer in the youth division (riders under the age of 25).
Rainboy Jersey. A white jersey with a five-colored horizontal rainbow stripe around the abdomen is worn by the reigning world champion during the race.
If the race leader also qualifies for another jersey, the leader will wear the yellow and the other jersey will go to the second-place rider in that category.

Friday, July 11, 2014

2104 Cannondale 29 5 *** Intelligent budget bike buy of the week***


Frame> Trail 29 Double butted, 6061 aluminum 
Fork> SR Suntour XCM-RL-29, 100mm
Headset> TANGE SI
Crankset> Shimano M371, 44/32/22t
Cassette> Shimano HG20, 11-34t, 9-speed
Derailleur's> Shimano Acera/Altus
Hubs> Cannondale> C4 Disc
Rims> Alex DC 4.0, doublewall
Tires> WTB NINELINE, 29 X 2.0"
Brakes> Cannondale Helix 6B, hydraulic disc
Saddle> Cannondale Stage 3
Price> $800.00

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cayenne Pepper "A pinch is all it takes."

No other herb increases blood flow faster and more efficiently  than cayenne pepper. Cayennes active ingredient is capsaicin, which not only supplies the heat but also works to reduce blood platelet stickiness which in turn increases blood flow. Cayenne pepper works like TNT, blasting vitamins and minerals to parts of the body where their most needed. I put a pinch of this wonder herb under my tongue right after I take my daily vitamin B complex tablet every morning. Cayenne is also available in capsule form but the powder form dissolves as it touches the underside of ones tongue instantly sending waves of fresh blood through out your body. Don't take my word for it, there's plenty of info on the web for you to research it for yourself. I just wanted to share one of the things that works for me... cause I'm a giver...

S. Monkey

2014 Felt Verza Fit 1 *** Intelligent budget bike buy of the week***

Felt Verza Fit 1

Frame> Felt Fitness Superlight, Custom Butted, 6061 Aluminum
Fork> Felt Fitness 6061 Aluminum Straight Blades
Headset> FSA Semi-Integrated
Crankset> FSA Tempo, 50/34t
Cassette> SunRace 11-32t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Sora / (R) SRAM X5
Hubs> Felt SLVz Disc
Rims> FeltVz Toroidal, Disc
Tires> Vittoria Zaffiro, 700x28c
Brakes> Tektra LYRA, Mechanical Disc
Saddle> Selle Royal Lookin Gel
Price> Under $800.00


"No better sub $800.00 flat bar fitness bike on earth."

S. Monkey

Friday, June 13, 2014

2015 Specialized Pitch 650B

Frame> Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum
Fork> Custom SR Suntour XCT, 650b, w/lockout
Headset> Zerostack 44
Crankset> Stout, forged alloy, 42/32/22t
Cassette> Sunrace, 8-speed 11-34t
Derailleur's> Shimano Acera
Hubs> Specialized HiLo disc alloy, doublewall
Rims> Stout 650B, disc, doublewall
Tires> Specialized Fast Trak Sport 650x2.0"
Brakes> Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc
Saddle> Specialized Body Geo Mountain
Price> Around $650.00

Friday, June 6, 2014

Hannah Roberts @

"I am entering my third week of this bike tour.  My experiences on the road have been both everything I hoped this trip would be and so much more.  It's been much harder and exhausting than I thought.  In my arrogance and naive planning, I didn't quite account for the physicality of moving 80 pounds of gear up and down hills or the effects of cumulative fatigue.  I think I anticipated everything after I cut my teeth on the Washington cascades would be a breeze."

                                 Hannah Roberts

Run Sea Legs Run

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 Surly Pug Special Ops

Frame>  Surly 4130 CroMoly Steel
Fork> 4130 CroMoly Steel
Headset> Cane Creek 40
Crankset> Surly O.D. 22/36t
Cassette> Shimano HG62-10, 10 speed, 11-36t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano SLX TD -6160
(R) Shimano LX RD - T670 SG5
Hubs> (F) Surly Ultra New
(R) Shimano 529
Rims> Surly Rolling Darryl
Tires> Surly Nate 3.8"
Brakes> Shimano SLX, hydro disc
Saddle> Velo VL, 2155
Price> around $2100.00

Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 Scattante SCX 350 Cross 2 * Leonard's new bike!

Frame> Scattante, alloy
Fork> Steel 
Headset> Integrated
Crankset> FSA Vero Compact, 46/36t
Cassette> Shimano HG-50-9, 9-speed
Derailleur's> Shimano Sora
Hubs> Novatec disc
Rims> Alloy, doublewall, 
Tires> Kenda Kwicker 700c
Brakes> Tektro Lyra, mechanical disc
Saddle> Comfort Channel

Scattante bikes available at Performance Bike   

Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Giant Cypress LX

Frame> ALUXX-grade aluminum
Fork> SR Suntour NEX 4610 V4 MLO, w/lockout, 63mm
Headset> Threaded
Crankset> Shimano M391, 26/36/48t
Cassette> SRAM PG 950, 11x34t, 9-speed
Derailleur's> Shimano Acera
Hubs> Giant Alloy
Rims> Giant Alloy, doublewall
Tires> Giant P-X3 Multi-Surface, 700x38c
Brakes> Alloy, linear pull
Saddle> Giant Comfort Groove Plus
Price> $575.00
Summer! Summer! Summer!


Friday, April 11, 2014


by Nikki Javurek, Government Relations Manager

How stoked would you be if someone told you that you were going to get 250 new bikes? Well, that’s exactly what just happened in Indianapolis! Last Friday, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. announced exciting details about a new bikeshare program coming to Indianapolis in a few weeks.

The bikeshare system, which will officially launch on April 22, will have 250 bikes at 25 bikeshare stations located on or near the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. The Cultural Trail is an amazing eight-mile-long world-class urban bicycle and pedestrian trail that connects six cultural districts throughout Downtown Indianapolis. If you want protected bike lanes, this is the place you’re going to get them!

One of the key pieces of information revealed at Friday’s announcement was the name and look of the bikes. Thanks to a significant philanthropic contribution from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, the bikes will be Pacers gold and the system will be called Pacers Bikeshare. This is the only bikeshare in the U.S. to have a professional sports team as their title sponsor and we’re pretty excited about it. was pretty excited about it too —Pacers bikeshare will launch just days after the NBA Playoffs begin.

Another notable part about Friday’s announcement was the presence of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and the great things he had to say about bicycling and the coming of bikeshare. “A growing number of people want to live in places where they can connect to unique experiences and neighborhoods without needing a car,” said Mayor Ballard. “Adding Pacers Bikeshare to our internationally recognized Cultural Trail will help attract, retain and connect people in Indy and take our growing bicycle culture to an entirely new level.”

As a recently-named Green Lane Project city, the new bikeshare system is only one of many positive developments for bicycling in Indianapolis. PeopleForBikes is honored to be part of the launch of Pacers Bikeshare and we’re excited to get out on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail on these new wheels!


Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 Diamondback Haanjo

Frame> DB Road Endurance Geometry, 6061-T6 Alloy, W/tapered headtube
Fork> DB Alloy, Straight leg
Headset> FSA NO.42
Crankset> FSA Gossamer Cross Mega EXO, 46x36t
Cassette> Shimano HG-50 Tiagra, 9-speed, 11-30t
Derailleur's> Shimano Sora
Hubs Alloy, disc
Rims> NEW DB Equation CX
Tires> WTB All Terrain, 700x32c
Brakes> Avid BB5, mechanical disc
Saddle> WTB Silverado Comp
Price> $800.00 - An unbelievable bargain!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

2014 Felt Verza City

Frame> Felt Urban Assault custom butted 6061 aluminum
Fork> Felt Urban Assault, 6061 aluminum straight blades
Headset> FSA semi-integrated
Crankset> FSA Alpha Drive, 48/36/26t
Cassette> SunRace 11-32t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano Altus / (R) Shimano Alivio
Hubs> Felt SLVz Disc
Rims> Felt Vz, doublewall
Tires> Vittoria Journalier, 700x35c
Brakes> Tektro Novela, mechanical disc
Saddle> Felt Vz
Price> around $650.00
A certain level of  precision transportation for under $700.00. Cycling is a beautiful thing these modern days...

S. Monkey



Very interesting and expensive. For now.  Around $6800.00

"the devil's advance agent"

What did Susan B. Anthony say had "done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world?" What was called "the devil's advance agent" by the Women's Rescue League president Charlotte Smith? What caused women to shed their corsets and wear bloomers in public?

The Bicycle.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

2014 Trek X-Caliber 5. Trickle Down Effect...

Frame> Alpha Gold Aluminum, w/integrated head tube, G2 Geometry
Fork> RST Blaze T, 100mm
Crankset> Shimano M171 42/34/24t
Cassette> Shimano HG 31, 11-34t, 8-speed
Derailleur's> Shimano Altus - front / Shimano Acera - rear
Hubs> Formula
Rims> Bontrager AT-650, doublewall\
Tires> Bontrager XR1, 29x2.22" - front / 29x2.0" - rear
Brakes> Tektro Novela, mechanical disc
Saddle> Bontrager Evoke 1
Price> Around $650.00
I had a chance to check out one of Trek's new X-Claiber 5s at Kirk's Bike Shop in Muncie, Indiana today.  The technological "trickle down effect" from yesterdays high end bicycles to today's entry level bicycles is truly a thing to behold. Especially for those of us on a budget. It's a great time in history to bike! 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Electra Cruiser 1. Life simplified. Again.

Frame > Electra Classic Hi-Ten Steel Flat Foot Technology
Fork > High Tensile Steel Uni-Crown
Headset > 1" Steel Threaded
Rims > Anodized Alluminum 36H
Front Hub > Steel 36H
Rear Hub > Rear Coaster Brake 36H
Tires > Classic Knobby 26" X 2.125"
Crankset > Classic Steel OPC
Pedals > Resin Barefoot
Cog > 22T
Saddle > Electra Comfort w/Elastomer Springs
Handlebars > Electra Bullhorn
Grips > Comfort Kraton
W/Integrated Kickstand
Price > $250.00 !!!!