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The Kickstand Cyclling and Fitness

The Kickstand Cycling & Fitness

Phone: 269-651-5088 | Fax: 269-651-3569
Open: M, W, Th, Fri 10-6, Sat 9-4
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Trek & Schwinn Bicycles

Trek Bicycles

Trek makes great bicycles for every ride and rider! Get yours at The Kickstand, MI


You know the name, you know the legacy, but do you know the story?

The Red Barn, and the start of it all! Come see us at The KickstandIn a rented red barn in Waterloo, Wisconsin, five friends got together to hand build steel touring bicycles. The year was 1976, and the Trek Bicycle Company was born. Only three years later, Trek had already gained a stellar reputation for passion and quality and gained a loyal following.

As their reputation grew Trek outgrew the old barn, so they built a new facility, this time in an old cornfield. The cycling world would never be the same.

Always cutting-edge technology
In 1982, Trek dove into the world of road racing with their 750/950 series bicycles. And, a year later, with the sport still in its infancy and only a handful of companies making off-roaders, Trek joined the mountain-bike revolution with their 820, which was soon a best-seller.

Trek pioneered the use of carbon in bicycles. Get yours at The Kickstand, MIAnd, not one to rest on conventional technology, Trek released the revolutionary 2300 in 1987 (right). Its front triangle was made of a new aerospace material called carbon fiber. Two years later, Trek created OCLV carbon, and by '92, frames crafted with it became the lightest production frames in the world and set the standard for American-made quality that would go on to make Tour de France history.

Meanwhile, in the dirt, Trek nabbed 10th at the first Mountain-Bike World Championship. And, as the mountain-bike world explored full suspension, Trek came out with their simple, single-pivot bike, the 8900. And made even bigger news when, in '93, fat-tire pioneer, Gary Fisher joined the Trek family and brought with him the most popular name in off-road cycling. Also that year, OCLV carbon hit the dirt with the lightest production mountain frame, the 9900, which became the official ride of Trek's first mountain-bike team.

Lance Armstrong dominated the sport for 7 years on Trek bicycles! Get yours at The Kickstand, MIMaking history
Next, in 1997, Trek signed a former World Champion roadie when he was dropped from his European team after being diagnosed with cancer. He was Lance Armstrong. A year later, Trek created the Advanced Concept Group, whose sole focus was to pursue new applications of frame and suspension design.

And their technology allowed Armstrong to become the first American, on an American team, on an American bike to win the Tour de France.

By 2005, Trek and Lance had done the unthinkable rewriting the history books with seven-consecutive Tour wins. Amazingly, every bike Lance rode was available to the public. Plus, that same year, Tom Danielson won America's biggest road race, the Tour of Georgia, and Paolo Savoldelli won the Giro d'Italia, both on Trek Madone SL 5.9s. Lance retired, memories fade, but what hasn't faded is Trek's passion and innovation!

Check out our wide selection of Trek bicycles and experience The Kickstand difference soon!

 

 

Schwinn Bicycles!

We have a wide selection of beautiful Schwinn bicycles you'll love!
The classic and iconic Schwinn Sting-Ray (Krate series)! Schwinn is the American icon that has built some of the best-known and most-loved bicycles of all time. Schwinn models like the Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate, Homegrown and more are forever firmly ingrained in biking's lexicon. A world leader in technology and fabrication, Schwinn has been an indispensable player in revolutionizing bicycling around the world.

Ignaz Schwinn revolutionized cycling in the early days!
Ignaz Schwinn, with his partner Adolph Arnold, incorporated "Arnold, Schwinn & Company" on October 22, 1895. Within only a few short years, the company became an acknowledged technical and quality leader of the bicycle industry. In fact, after just a year in business, Schwinn bikes had more race victories than any other bike company at the time.

Innovation has always been part of Schwinn's plan. Ideas like balloon tires were introduced in 1933 and soon became the standard of the industry. In 1934, Schwinn's Aerocycle hit the streets rescuing a declining bicycle market. Styled to resemble the streamlined motorcycles, A decal from Schwinn's collectible Aerocycle!automobiles and airplanes of the day, it sported balloon tires and deluxe features, such as a sprung leather seat, tank, fenders and built-in light and horn. That slick look would set the trend of rides well into the 50's. It was so popular in fact, that the likes of Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby would proudly show off their Schwinns.

Today, as Schwinn pedals into its second century, they continue to produce innovative, cutting-edge designs and technological marvels like their super-light carbon road bikes, their plush and smooth comfort bikes, their cruisers that resemble famous Schwinns of old except for all the modern features, and their terrain taming suspension mountain bikes.

Who doesn't remember their first Schwinn?
Thousands of riders can trace their roots back to their first Schwinn, maybe even you. From the first wobbly turns of the pedals when the training wheels came off to your first long ride, Schwinn has been there. With their continued dedication, America's most famous bicycle brand looks forward to another century of quality and dependability. To own a Schwinn, is to own a piece of history. We're proud to sell these living legends and have bikes for the entire family. Swing by The Kickstand soon and start making history of your own on a new Schwinn!
 

The Kickstand Cycling and Fitness

937 South Centerville Road, Sturgis, MI 49091 | Phone: 269-651-5088 | Mon, Wed-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-4, Closed Sun & Tue | Sitemap