You don't have to ride Surly's awesome Karate Monkey to appreciate this…
Read Our Mountain Bike Buyer's Guide
Adventure is yours aboard a mountain bike. And you have a lot of exciting options when it comes to selecting the perfect mountain bike too. Start by checking out our buyer’s guide and then come see the bikes in person!
Specialized's Carve Comp 29er is built upon an M4SL butted-aluminum frame,…
Over 130 Years of History...
Illinois Cycle and Fitness was founded in 1873 when the Voss Bros. purchased the bicycle division of the Duryea Automobile Corp. In the early days the Voss Bros. manufactured their own bikes in their shop on SW Adams Street.
Cycling is the perfect body-shaper! Pedaling a bicycle is the ideal combination of muscular and aerobic exercise, and regular riding will give you the shaped body you want. Plus, judging from the youthful appearance of even senior cyclists, pedaling might just be the fountain of youth. Make yourself fitter, healthier and younger today!
Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day
(Say: sh - wag) - Also, sometimes called "swag," it's free bicycle goodies, such as posters, caps, bottles, stickers etc. you pick up at cycling events, races, shops.
Beware Derailleur Damage! - One of the most common glitches, especially for off-road riders, is falling over or dropping the bike and bending the derailleur. When this happens, you might not notice. It's important to notice however, because once the derailleur is bent, bad things can happen such as shifting into the spokes, which may ruin the derailleur and might seriously damage the rear wheel and frame. Signs of a bent derailleur include sudden hesitation shifting into harder gears and clicking noises when you're on your largest cog (shift out of this gear immediately if you hear this sound because the derailleur is hitting the spokes and may get pulled into the wheel at any moment). If you notice these problems, bring your bike in immediately for us to check it out.