deCycles Road Bike Guidelines
Bike type: Multispeed road bike (ten years old or less)
Rear cluster: 8-11 speed
Front chainrings: 2 or 3 chainring
Tire Size: 700 x 23-28C
Shifters: STI preferred. Downtube shifters acceptable
Handlebars: Drop handlebars. Upright handlebars not permitted
Seat: Ergonomic road bike seat
Waterbottles: One or two in cages
Seat pack or handlebar pack for spare tube, tools, etc.
Mountain bikes/hybrid bikes with upright handlebars
Recommended new road bike models:
Cannondale, Trek, Specialized, Raleigh, Schwinn, GT road bikes.
Check with us if unsure about the correct model to purchase.
Go to a bike store and get measured for frame size.
Used road bikes can be easily found on eBay, IUSF website, Craigslist, and bike stores.
Low-end brand new road bikes can be purchased for approximately $500-600.
More expensive bikes are lighter, stronger, more efficient, and easier to repair.
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.
Bicycle Doctor USA … 8551 Gardner Rd … Bloomington, IN 47403 … 812-825-5050 … www.bicycledoctorusa.com
Bicycle Garage, Inc. … 507 E. Kirkwood … Bloomington, IN 47408 … 812-339-3457 … www.bikegarage.com
Bikesmiths … 112 S. College Bloomington, IN 47404 … 812-339-9970 … bikesmiths.net
Revolution Bike & Bean … 401 E. 10th Street … Bloomington, IN 47408 … 812-336-0241 … www.revolutionbikeandbean.com