deCycles Road Bike Guidelines

Bike type: Multispeed road bike (ten years old or less)
Rear cluster: 8-10 speed
Front chainrings: 2 or 3 chainring
Tire Size: 700 x 23-25C
Shifters: STI preferred. Downtube shifters acceptable
Handlebars: Drop handlebars. Upright handlebars not permitted
Seat: Ergonomic road bike seat
Helmet: Mandatory
Waterbottles: One or two in cages

Optional equipment:
Riding gloves
Rearview mirror
Clipless pedals
Seat pack or handlebar pack for spare tube, tools, etc.

Restricted equipment:
Camelback hydropaks
Rear-carrying rack
Mountain bikes/hybrid bikes with upright handlebars
650 wheels

Recommended new road bike models:
Cannondale, Trek, Specialized, Raleigh, Schwinn, GT road bikes.
Check with us if unsure about the correct model to purchase.

Special notes:

Recommended Bloomington bike stores:
The owners of these bike stores have sponsored and supported the
deCycles program since 1996. They have offered wonderful discounts and savings to deCycles riders. Please visit these stores for your cycling equipment, apparel, maintenance and repair.

112 S. College
Bloomington, IN 47404

Bicycle Doctor USA
8551 Gardner Rd
Bllomington, IN 47403

Bicycle Garage, Inc.
507 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408


Revolution Bike & Bean
401 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

Salt Creek Cycles
235 W Dodds St Suite #101 Bloomington, IN 47403