The Bikes

As the First Lady of Decorah Bicycles, I am fortunate to own several bicycles. Some of the bikes I've owned have gone off to new homes, others are kept for sentimental reasons (so far), but most are current and are ridden throughout the year (depending on the season.)

You will notice that I give all of my bicycles a name because I feel each one has a personality and their name is a reflection of that.



Meet Sir Richard the Ironhearted, the bike who started it all. He's a homely bike that is very heavy but opened up my eyes to the world of bike riding. He was my trusty steed to get me to work and home as well as the first bike I road on the Trout Run Trail.



I have a lot of bikes and some are ridden far more than others...

I divided them up into a couple groups: read about my commuter bikes that I use for everyday riding/winter riding or read about the bikes that are currently kept for either a. sentimental value or b. cross-training purposes.

The bikes that I use the most often for mountain biking will be listed below- this will include new additions to the fleet!

I am 100% extremely lucky to have a partner who values my experiences and provides me tools for which I can learn what bike works best for me and brings out my shredding potential. Travis is a great sponsor who I am fortunate to have as a riding partner and husband, too!

Women's S-Works Epic
This is Stephen McNasty, a 2018 Specialized Women's S-Works Epic. I'm super stoked to have this bike in the fleet. He has proven to be a trusty steed for the races I've gone to and is fun for overall general riding. First Review & Second Review.

Farley 9.8
Meet Davey Jones, he's a 2018 Trek Farley 9.8 with 27.5" wheels and a lot of attitude. 
He was a blast to ride last winter and this is his current review.

S-Works Epic Hardtail
This is my 2018 Specialized S-Works Epic HT, Maui. This bike is absolutely amazing in ride quality and feel. I can honestly say Maui has made me fall in love with hardtails again. This bike has seen gravel/pavement and singletrack miles. Read the review here.

Specialized Fatboy Bluto
My first fatbike reborn! A customized Specialized Fatboy. Custom painted with Outrageous Tobago Bay blue paint (a flip pearl that transitions from light teal to light blue.) She recently underwent a makeover and is now named Glimmer! This will be the go-to fatbike for the late fall/winter/early spring months when trails aren't snowy but the extra tire width is more confidence inspiring.

Oil Slick S-Works Epic
This bike is my Specialized S-Works Epic Evo named Shreddy Ruger! The frame was something I focused on a lot during 2018, with hopes of it being a "reward" for all of the crap I had to go through with Estate business. Shreddy's review is here.

Meet Frankie G. The Glitter Queen, my custom built Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper! It's built up to be 27.5+ but can run 29" wheels if I wanted. This was a bike I wasn't anticipating wanting or needing, but I'm sure glad I have one now. It's been fun to ride on our local trails, but the best part will be taking it on out-of-town adventures! Her review is here.

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