There are so many great things going on at Revolution Cycles.  We’re very happy to be working on so many bikes this Spring, it looks like a lot of our customers rode through this unbelievable winter!  We’ve also been building a bunch of new bikes which I will soon upload to our Flickr .  One of these great things is our access to affordable cargo bikes and trikes.  Let me introduce you to Wike Bikes!…

Wike Cargo Bikes

This model retails for $1200 plus $200 in shipping and will require $150-200 in assembly.  We are very excited to be able to offer these cargo bikes/trikes and trailers.  I’ve personally rode this box bike model around and really enjoyed it!  Soon we will have a test model or two in the shop.  With cycling gaining in popularity in the US of A, it’s great to have access to more utilitarian products as well as bikes that are suited for riding around town and commuting.  Revolution Cycles fully supports these cargo bikes/trikes and are glad we can offer something new to the Madison area.

Wike Cargo Trike

We’re also looking into getting a Surly Big Dummy test model in.  Drop by or shoot us a call/email if you have any questions!

-Earl

Cargo Bikes

This is the start of something really awesome at Revolution Cycles.

Local mountain bike trail building group, CORP will be hosting their yearly meet-n-greet this Friday (7pm) at Revolution Cycles!  We will provide the beer so come by for a very casual evening of bike nerdery and mountain bike advocacy.  We’ll discuss what’s new with Madison area trails and what other events are on the horizon.  Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker or are interested in trying it out, come by to meet the folks that know all about the trails!  Plus it’s Friday so it’s a good excuse to drink a couple of brews and have some good quality hangouts.  Details here!

We made the front page!

Revolution Cycles, Jeff, and I were featured on the front page of the Wisconsin State Journal on Saturday!  We’re very honored to get the coverage and are so happy that cycling, especially in the Winter, is getting some well deserved exposure in our wonderful state.  Cycling is growing nationwide with more and more people identifying with all the positive aspects of it.  Full story here!

 

Koo Koo Kangaroo

Tomorrow (Tuesday 3/4) we are hosting a fun packed show!  Bring your dancing shoes!  More info here.

We're Hiring!

This is Josh, our main mechanic. He’s been fixing most of the bikes in the shop but soon we’re going to need some help. We’re accepting all resumes but are mainly looking for mechanics with 3+ years experience.  So if you are interested, please personally come by with a resume.  Spread the word and now let’s get excited for Spring!

So I’ve been posting a lot of new bikes, especially the ones with those really fat tires.  In recent past, we’ve been building a lot of custom bikes and are gaining recognition for it.  Even though those bikes are brand spanking new and look really clean, the reality is that most if not all bikes get beat up.  We like beat up bikes because it shows that they are used.  That they serve a purpose in someone’s life.

Henry's commuterHenry’s Univega Commuter with Studded Tires

With all the bikes that I’ve been posting, I just want to be clear that the only thing Revolution Cycles has and always will encourage is to ride bikes.  If you don’t have a lot of cash to invest or have no need to get a new bike, well then let’s make the bike that you have the most comfortable and dependable bike it can be.  9 times out of 10 the bike that comes in for repair is not shiny and new.  Most of these bikes were either picked up at a garage sale, bought blindly at a bike store, or handed down by friends or family.  These bikes are used to get groceries, haul their kids places, go to the movies, get to work, or do whatever you can imagine a bike can do.

John's Jamis Mountain BikeJohn’s Jamis Winter Commuter

These bikes have so much life in them and all they need is a little TLC a couple times a year.  The knicks and scratches, dents and blemishes are a testament to the many places it has been.  With a bit of help from us, these bikes will continue to carry the rider into the future.  This post is an ode to your bike.  Think of where it’s taken you.  Enjoy that for a moment and revel in the fact that you can always depend on it to get you where you need.  It’s a good feeling.  Spring is coming soon, swing on by if it needs any tuning.  If not, well then we’ll see you on the road!

-Earl

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