Category: The Blog

New SRAM “tacky” tape

sram tacky tape

Sram has released a new bar tape that matches the feel of their new Red group. It would be perfect for wet cross races as it is very grippy even when wet.

Scott CR1 Road bike Sale!

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Three things that people always look for when buying a road bike are… carbon frame and fork, Mavic wheels, and Shimano 105 components. This bike has them all at a price that is to good to pass up! They are currently on sale, we have a 52cm, 54cm, and 56cm in stock. With a price… Read more »

New Firefly Ti 29er’


One of the best things about working at a bike shop is building a bike from scratch. It’s even sweeter when that bike is a custom geometry titanium Firefly mountain bike! Buying a custom bike is a very detailed process. We start out discussing what you want out of the bike, style of riding you… Read more »

New Geax Saguaro tire

geax saguaro

Here’s a new tire from GEAX that we are really liking. The Saguaro is a little wider than most tires when inflated even though it measures at 2.25″(all companies measure a little different) What I really like about it is that it rolls fast and bites really well in the corners. It also has a… Read more »

KyMBA Louisville joins with IMBA

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KyMBALou is excited to announce we have become an official chapter of IMBA.  In a nut shell when you join KyMBALou you also join IMBA.  There is strength in numbers and it’s time we leverage IMBA’s size and knowledge to move the needle on trail access for bicycles in Louisville.  All current KyMBALou members will get… Read more »

Sram type 2 derailleurs

sram type 2 der

SRAM and Shimano have both released new styles of derailleurs that make for a stiffer, less noise cage. We think this is one of the better advancements we’ve seen in a while. After all who wants to really here chain slap noise when rolling though a rocky section of trail? Below is the SRAM version,… Read more »

New Continental tire

continental x king

Here’s a new tire I will be trying out as soon as I wear my current ones out. The Continental X-King’s Black Chili Compound offers a solid grip and is self-cleaning. The shoulder lugs provide absolute stability in curves negotiated at high speeds. ProTection technology gives it very good puncture resistance.

Dakine sessions hydrapak

dakine hydrapak

I must start by saying that I love EVERYTHING that Dakine makes! Whether it be for my bicycle, snowboard, or their sweet luggage for traveling, they produce a very well thought out product that last a long time. I’ve been using the sessions hydrapak for a while now and am very happy with it, it… Read more »

Have you been to the clinic lately?

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The KyMBA Louisville volunteers have been hard at work dialing in the south leg of the Clinic Loop at Waverly. It’s really awesome to see the dedication the put toward really perfecting a trail! Check out a few of the new berms they dialed last week here.

New IF cross frame

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Keep an eye out for this new If Planet Cross on the cross circuit this year. With full custom geometry and precise welds, it stands up to the brutal everyday racing conditions of cyclocross. The Steel Planet Cross has added chainstay clearance for rapid evacuation of mud, a tall bottom bracket for clearing obstacles, ample… Read more »