PRO Road Saddles Use a Million Measurements to Dial in Fit

PRO road saddles, including the popular Falcon and Falcon Lady.

After collecting over a million measurements for riders around the world, Shimano created PRO road saddles in a wide variety of different saddle options.

PRO offers the Turnix, Falcon, and Griffon in different sizes and with or without an anatomical cut-out. I’ve been using the Falcon on our cross bikes for the last year and a half, and they’re one of the best saddles I’ve ridden. Continue Reading →

Chamois Cream Makes Your Ride Smooth

Using chamois cream will help you ride more happily since it eliminates or reduces uncomfortable saddle sores and chafing.

The use of chamois cream for cyclists is one of those sensitive topics. But we’ll just drive right in to provide a guide on the whys and hows. Continue Reading →

Road Bike Component Groups Choice Up to Rider

Which road cycling component group is best for you? Come into Ben's Cycle or call us to get experienced advice and support.

The road bike component groups that come on your new bike matter: quality, weight, and durability are all different – and at fairly significantly different prices.

Generally, with the exception of very high-end carbon bikes, the frames are the same in differently priced bikes; what’s different are the component groups. Continue Reading →

Nitto Classic Road Handlebars: Durable, Stylish, Comfortable

Nitto classic road handlebars come in a variety of drops, reach, and flare, plus some with anatomic bends! Check out the selection at benscycle.com and Ben's Cycle in Milwaukee.

Cyclists have a number of Nitto classic road handlebars to choose from as they consider the best bar for commuting, longer-distance riding, and recreational riding. These bars are the Classic Continue Reading →

New Shimano Road Performance Shoes for Everyone

Shimano offers the Road Performance line of cycling shoes, meant for cyclists who want comfort and performance at a reasonable price.

The Shimano Road Performance shoes are designed to meet the needs of road cyclists who are not racing, yet look for performance, speed, and comfort. Ben’s Cycle has the Shimano Continue Reading →

How to Choose the Best Power Meter for You

Choosing a power meter - or even deciding if you need one - can be a confusing choice. Ben's Cycle offers some guidance on how to pick the best power meter for your style of riding. Image from DC Rainmaker.

The best power meter is one that measures your fitness on the bike, providing a series of numbers that quantify your performance for your style of riding. Continue Reading →

Get on Cycleops Indoor Trainers for Warm-Ups, Workouts

Cycleops indoor trainers are perfect for warming up at races and doing great workouts at home!

Cycleops indoor trainers are perfect for warming up at races and doing great workouts at home! Continue Reading →

Specialized Allez is Built for Speed

Nowhere is the improvement in aluminum bicycles more apparent than in the Specialized Allez. The Allez keeps the same speed and stiffness from the past, but Specialized builds the frames in a way that makes them comfortable and still responsive. Continue Reading →

Brooks C13: Brooks Style, Light Enough to Race

The Brooks Cambium C13: beautiful, durable Brooks performance on a saddle that's light enough to race.

When Brooks C13 carbon saddle was released last year for testing, it was a dramatic departure for the traditional leather saddle company.

While the vulcanized natural rubber compound coveris similar to other new saddles produced by Brooks (C15, C17), what’s new for the Cambium C13 is the one-piece braided carbon frame that supports the cover. Continue Reading →

Choosing Nitto Track Handlebars: B125, B127, ADB-X

Nitto track handlebars from Ben's Cycle and benscycle.com

Nitto track handlebars come in many different varieties, including the B123, B125, B127, and ADB-X. Use the posts and table to figure out which one is best for you. Continue Reading →