Bryan Wenzel‘s Cyclocross Superbike
Big. Compliant. Fast…hopefully.
After starting my cyclocross racing career on a steel surly cross check and being successful with plenty of 3rd places I moved onto an aluminum cyclocross bike for a year or so. When Trek announced their new carbon cyclocross super bike in 2014 I had to have it! 3 years later I am still racing on this carbon steed and grabbing the occasional race win and loads of 3rd place finishes- it’s kind of my thing.
So besides adding to your box of bronze medals, what kind of use do you get out of this ride?
This is my primary cyclocross racing bike. This bike is only used from August to December each year for cyclocross racing and the occasional gravel ride. I try to keep this bike and all of its components in tip top shape so they preform perfectly on race day. I have another Boone that I train on that is set up nearly identical to this one so when race day comes up I am familiar with how the bike rides and feels.
The list of things you need this winter just got longer.
Check this out – BRAND NEW from 45Nrth are these limited edition
And we have them. In stock. Right now.
They’re beautiful. Look at them. Massage them with your eyeballs.
Are you participating in RAGBRAI XLIV? Excellent! Our scientists are at a loss to explain this massive annual migration of cyclists across Iowa, so they’re counting on you to collect data first-hand. That means you’ll need your bike in tip-top shape, so bring it in for a tune-up now (no, seriously, like NOW), before our repair queue gets too long!
Do you have trouble finding a tire size that fits you just right? Maybe you’ve found your mountain bike a bit skinny for your needs, but a four-inch tire is just too fat. Well fret no more! World of Bikes is proud to carry a selection of bikes sporting plus-sized tires that’ll fit your riding style perfectly. With more tire comes more traction and stability, but who says you have to sacrifice playfulness to get it? These bikes are both nimble and ready to take on literally any terrain you can throw at them. Come on in and take a spin on the Advocate Hayduke (a trail-crushing steel-machine), the full-squish Salsa Ponyrustler, or the playful Trek Stache.
Heading into the off-season we will be changing our hours.
These hours will go into affect on Monday, September 28th!
We will be closing at 5pm Wednesday night so our staff can enjoy the Bike to Work Week New Pi to Old Pi Family ride. The ride will leave Chauncey Swan Park at 5:30pm and will end at the New Pi Co-Op in Coralville. We hope to see your smiling faces Wednesday night!
We are very excited to unveil a new look and site that will really reflect what we are doing here at W.O.B. With this site we want to be able to connect to our customers on a more personal level. While the physical space of our shop may be small we are hoping to spread the W.O.B love online and become a hub of for the Iowa City Cycling Community to share information. There will be tremendous updates to our calendar of events, our newsletter, and our blog, so keep an eye out there! Please take the time to peruse the new site and let us know if you have any questions, comment, or bits of proofreading advice and you can send those inquiries to