At South Lake Cycles, we take pride in the brands of bikes that we offer. We are dealers of the fine bike manufacturers below. We can also offer other brands as well, such as Bontrager, Sun, Origin8, Storck, and Soma. Just ask us if the model that you want is available and we will get it, perform a professional bike assembly, and tune it just for you!
When Trek began in 1976, our mission was simple: Build the best bikes in the world. Today, we’ve added to our mission: Help the world use the bicycle as a simple solution to complex problems.The bicycle is the most efficient form of human transportation. It can combat climate change, ease urban congestion, and build human fitness. It brings us together, yet allows us to escape. And it takes us places we would never see any other way.
Trek. We believe in bikes.
In 1899, Just before the turn of the century, Japan’s Fuji bicycle brand is born. When the first bikes roll off the line, Fuji engineers recognize the need for designs that will perform at a higher level. In 1920, Fuji is well on its way to becoming Japan’s most popular bike, dominating not just the marketplace, but also winning races in cycling competitions held around Japan. Fuji engineers begin researching and developing bicycles for world-class racing, not only to win, but also to use the competitive environment as a laboratory for advanced bicycle technoloy. By 1971, Fuji America is established. Riding the wave of Japanese innovation, efficiency and craftsmanship in manufacturing that have become a hallmark in the fields of electronics and automobiles, Fuji becomes one of the most respected and sought after bicycle brands in the U.S.
GT Bicycles was founded in 1979 by Gary Turner, a welding engineer and Richard Long, a bike shop owner. GT mountain bikes are often readily identifiable by the unique "triple triangle" frame design present in most hard-tail designs. This innovative idea was claimed to reduce the amount of vibration transferred to the seat from the rear wheel. GT is responsible for many innovative and progressive technologies in the Mountain Biking and BMX fields.
Founded in 1974 in a So Cal garage, Mongoose has always been an innovator. From their first product - cast-magnesium MotoMag wheels to their current crop of BMX, Mountain and pavement bikes, Mongoose is synonymous with bicycle performance.
"We build for riders. It's why our BMX designers aren't wasting time watching reruns on ESPN2 - they're out testing our new designs at the park, on the track and on the hill. It's what drives us to cook things up like our Front Porch head tube, which lets you fine-tune the handling on our Black Diamond series mountain bikes, or Freedrive suspension technology, which eliminates pedal bob and gives you super-efficient full suspension. Experience that ultimately leads to better bikes for you." - Mongoose
Kestrel has been perfecting speed since 1987, starting with the word's first all-carbon frame, and they use every tool and trick at their disposal to make their bikes the fastest on the planet. They have the most experienced carbon design team in cycling. They wrote the book. Every Kestrel is meticulously engineered, millimeter by millimeter. They are modeled, compute-simulated, prototyed, subjected to rigorous testing, test-ridden, refined and redesigned.
KHS Bicycles Inc. was founded in 1974 as an American-based company distributing the KHS brand of bicycles. Its mission is to design, manufacture and distribute moderately priced and high quality bicycles and accessories. Since that time KHS has grown into a brand respected for quality, value, and integrity with distribution in more than 30 countries around the world.
Ignaz Schwinn, with his partner Adolph Arnold, incorporated "Arnold, Schwinn & Company" on October 22, 1895. Within a few short years of its creation, the company became an acknowledged technical and quality leader of the bicycle industry. More than 100 years later, Schwinn has become an American icon and built some of the best-known and best-loved bicycles of all time, including the Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate, Homegrown and more. A world leader in technology and fabrication, Schwinn has been an indispensable player in revolutionizing bicycling around the world.
In 1970, Redline was born when two guys with a common interest in welding and motorcycles began making frames and swingarms. With a 6-person staff, they named the company Redline and began producing lightweight, high quality motorcycle frames for flattrack, TT, speedway or motocross. By 1975, Redline began the very first production of BMX frames known as the ‘75 Squareback - due to its angled rear stays. The front end was very short and featured a small wedge gussett. The Prolines were extremely popular and successful race bikes. Redline shifted their interests completely towards BMX racing and have been the team of choice for many Pro BMX riders over the years and continue to be the same today.
SE Racing's history started over 35 years ago in 1970. That's when teenage entrepreneur, Scot Breithaupt began promoting "Pedal-Cross" races in Long Beach, CA. Today, they continue to be one of the top BMX brands around.
Free Agent Bikes
Free Agent BMX, a division of KHS Bicycles Inc. manufactures full lines of both freestyle and race BMX bicycles. With the street, trail, park, jump, vert and flatland series Free Agent has a bike for any freestyler – beginner to pro. You’ll catch sponsored pro Tom Haugen riding the latest Crown Imperial. On the race side, Free Agent offers a full team line in addition to race line. Free Agent is proud to have assembled an international team of BMX World Champions – Olympic Gold Medalist Maris Strombergs, UCI World Champion Kyle Bennett, Dale Holmes, Cristian Becerine, Ramiro Marino and other great riders from around the world.
Manhattan Cruisers, a division of KHS Bicycles Inc. manufactures cruiser lines perfect for the beach, campuses, and neighborhoods. The Flyer Series offers a retro feel with tank frames and fenders. Aero’s, deluxe and standard, sport a clean and classic frame. The ultimate in comfort lies in the Smoothie line, which offers a low stand over height in both men’s and women’s frames. In addition to the regular lines, Manhattan also offers specialty bikes, youth bikes, and even an adult trike. From beach to bike path and campus to cul-de-sac, these cruisers offer something for everyone... from the youngest to the young at heart.
Founded by Ernesto Colnago in 1954 near Milano in Cambiago, Italy, Colnago saw fame as Luigi Arienti rode to a gold medal at the Rome Olympics on a Colnago bicycle. From the late 1960s through the 1970s, Colnago was generally regarded as one of the builders of the world's best custom road race frames. Colnago produced the super-light steel frame used by Eddy Merckx in 1972, to break the world one hour record. This bicycle has been displayed all over the world, including in a display case inside a Brussels metro station. Since the 1980s, Colnago has continued to produce high-end steel bikes, and has branched out into other materials, working with Ferrari to develop new carbon fiber technology, and occasionally introducing titanium and aluminum frames. Its flagship frames, such as the C-40 and the C-50 – respectively named for Colnago's 40th and 50th years in bike building are carbon fiber frames.