2015 NAHBS – March 6-8 - The Kentucky International Convention Center
Cycle Monkey

Cycle Monkey is custom bike and wheel-build house, specializing in internal gearing and belt drives. We are the sole North American Service Partner for the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14. Our expertise and full stock of Rohloff hubs, replacement parts, and accessories are unmatched.

We partner with custom builders across the country to create dream bikes. We offer builds with the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and different component packages, from starter kits to the ultimate, light-weight builds. Your chosen bike can be as simple or as custom as you’d like. No matter what type of riding you’re into, we facilitate coordination with builders, providing technical expertise to incorporate the Rohloff SPEEDHUB or Gates Carbon Drive.

We are bicycle wheel fanatics at Cycle Monkey. We offer custom wheel building for all type of bikes: road, mountain, fixed gear, folding, recumbent, and touring bikes. From lightweight climbing and racing wheels to sturdy touring and commuting wheels, from bombproof downhill and dirt jumping wheels to fast rolling cross-country wheels, your new wheels will complement and transform your ride.

Happy trails!

Rohloff & Belt Drive REEB TyDonk Fat Bike:

Check out this REEB titanium fat bike — decked with with the Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL and Gates Carbon Drive! This bike will be at the booth in Louisville. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Cycle Monkey Build: Rohloff SPEEDHUB-equipped Kish Fabrication MTB:

Weighing in at just 21 pounds, this custom Kish Fabrication is one of the lightest Rohloff SPEEDHUB equipped bikes we have seen at Cycle MonkeyThis bike is designed around the popular 27.5” wheel diameter (aka 650b), an in-between size offering the fast rolling advantage of 29er wheels with the acceleration and maneuverability of 26 inch wheels. With a titanium frame, carbon fork, carbon wheels, and carbon cranks, the bike is extremely lightweight and set up with parts that rarely need maintenance. For this bike, we custom anodized components and handbuilt a custom wheelset.

Cycle Monkey Wheels: Rohloff SPEEDHUB-equipped Twenty2 Cycles:

Twenty2 Cycles commissioned a custom-built set of fat bike wheels from Cycle Monkey to complete this adventure-ready fat bike. The combination of the Gates Carbon Drive with the Rohloff SPEEDHUB makes this one of the lowest maintenance drive trains available – perfect for off-road touring.

Cycle Monkey Build: Custom Independent Fabrication Belt Drive Rohloff Commuter:

Cycle Monkey worked with Independent Fabrication to build this custom-built titanium frame for a customer looking for his dream commuter bike. He wanted a good looking bike that he could use to comfortably explore the East Coast bike paths and city streets near his home. Above all, he wanted his custom ride to be reliable, so he could jump on the bike any time and not have to worry whether it would shift properly or need any adjustments.

For more information on this build, check out the Monkey Lab blog!

Cycle Monkey & Ventana Collaboration: Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL / Belt Gordo Fat Bike:

We’ve worked with Ventana Mountain Bikes USA to create a special Cycle Monkey edition of their US-made El Gordo fat bike frame. The Cycle Monkey edition features dedicated cable routing for the Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL and stealth dropper seatposts. These frames are also belt drive compatible through Ventana’s clever adjustable dropout system for the most maintenance-free fat bike drivetrain available. Options are available to build the bikes up with a suspension fork and dropper seatpost for trail use or with a rigid fork and post for sand/snow use.

For more on our Ventana El Gordo bike packages, check out the Monkey Lab blog!

Cycle Monkey Build: Black Sheep:

This beautiful titanium bike from Black Sheep Bikes in Ft. Collins, CO came into Cycle Monkey for a Gates Carbon Drive belt conversion. While we are known best for our Rohloff Internal Gear Hub builds, we’re big proponents of the Gates belt drive system, which is a fantastic option for single speed bikes as well as internal gear hub bikes. With Black Sheep’s signature curved tubes, this bike is an exquisite example of the kind of creative fabrications that can be achieved by small custom frame builders. The whole bike weighs in at only 21 pounds but feels even lighter due to it’s super light EDGE (now ENVE) carbon rims.

For more on this build, check out the Monkey Lab!

Cycle Monkey Build: Co-Motion Americano Touring Bike:

This decked-out Co-Motion Americano is equipped with a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and Gates belt drive, as well as a full compliment of racks and panniers for loaded touring. Co-Motion Cycles specializes in building bikes for touring, commuting, tandems, and other unique bikes at their factory in Eugene, Oregon. Cycle Monkey regularly looked to Co-Motion for touring bike packages.

For more on this build, check out the Monkey Lab!


Cycle Monkey Build: Calfee Design Bamboo Road Bike:

While bamboo is an unconventional material to build a bike from, it has become an increasingly popular option as more and more riders discover the unique ride quality that it offers. Cycle Monkey built this bamboo Calfee Design frame for a customer who enjoys long organized rides like the Seattle to Portland event along with exploring back roads around his home near Seattle. He also planned to use the bike for his daily transportation needs, so it was designed as a sturdy road bike/light duty touring bike. All the components needed to stand up to heavy mileage, rough roads, and the Pacific Northwest’s infamously damp climate. The Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 internal gear hub combined with a Gates Carbon Drive belt system provides a drivetrain that is nearly impervious to the elements, and the Schmidt dynamo hub-powered lights provide worry-free night time vision.

For more on this build, check out the Monkey Lab!