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We’re obsessed with cycling, and we spend the majority of our waking hours discovering, exploring, and testing anything and everything that has to do with our passion for two wheels. With an endless stream of new cycling-related products hitting the market every day, it’s our pleasure to do the dirty work, find the best of the best, and share our carefully curated list of Staff Picks with you here.
 
We hope that you enjoy our reviews, and we encourage you to visit us in the shop to get your hands on our latest picks. Of course, we stand behind everything that we sell, and we’re always here to help you get the gear that’s perfectly suited for your cycling goals.

Bontrager MIPS Helmets

Trek Zector | 07.20.17

Love the Daily Grind

The daily bike commute is dominated by speedsters and cruisers. The Trek Zektor flies down the middle, providing the... (read more)

Bontrager MIPS Helmets

Mips Helmets | 03.28.17

Safeguard Your Smarts

We admit that helmet technology is not the most exciting topic (although we do think that MIPS is pretty fun to say)... (read more)

Trek Stache

Trek Stache 5 | 02.01.2017

You Decide the Destination

To call the Trek Stache 5 “just another mountain bike” would be doing it a great disservice, as this thing was truly meant... (read more)

Garmin Edge 820

Garmin Edge 820 | 11.09.2016

Cycling Intelligence

Few devices out there can claim to function as flawlessly as a Garmin does. The GPS company’s attention to both design and... (read more)

Bontrager Solstice Jersey

Trek Stache 5 | 02.01.2017

You Decide the Destination

To call the Trek Stache 5 “just another mountain bike” would be doing it a great disservice, as this thing was truly meant... (read more)

Bontrager Ballista Helmet

Bontrager Ballista Helmet | 04.04.2016

Ready For Launch

There are a lot of aero road helmets on the market, but we’ve declared the Bontrager Ballista the current winner... (read more)

Trek Émonda ALR 4

Trek Émonda ALR 4 | 02.15.2016

Eat Your Cake, Too

Whoever said that “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too” clearly hasn’t ridden the new Trek Émonda ALR 4... (read more)

Trek 1.2 C

2014 Trek 1.2 C | 10.15.2015

Affordable Luxury

Sometimes we love a product for its uniqueness. Sometimes we love a product for its jaw-dropping innovation... (read more)

Bontrager Flare R

Bontrager Flare R | 09.15.2015

Be the Center of Attention

We all know that lights are essential when you’re riding between dusk and dawn.However, most cyclists, even... (read more)

Trek Madone

New Trek Madone | 08.13.2015

Superior Performance

When we discuss our favorite new products, the Trek Madone is a no-brainer. And, the entire line-up is... (read more)

Village Jersey

Village Cycle Jersey | 07.03.2015

Coolest Jersey in the Windy City

We admit that we’re a little biased on this one, but we’re smitten with our Village Cycle Center Chicago jerseys... (read more)

Bontrager Flash Charger Pump

Bontrager Flash Charger | 06.13.2015

Going Tubeless Gets Easier

Tubeless tires are the bee’s knees (who doesn’t love fewer flats and better ride quality?), but until we discovered... (read more)