Going slow just isn't as fun. The Bobcat 4 lets you speed along on an all-new lightweight Series 2 alloy frame, built with forged dropouts & equipped with a 9-speed Shimano drivetrain & SR Suntour XCM suspension fork. You can count on the performance of Shimano's hydraulic brakes when you're ready for the fun to come to an end.
Bike Frame Specs
Frame: Series 2 6061 Aluminum, 27.5” Wheels, 68mm BB shell, 135mm Forged Dropouts
Front Fork: SR Suntour XCM 27.5”, LO-R Damper, Adjustable Rebound, Lockout, 100mm Travel (80mm Travel Size XS)
Crankset: SR Suntour, XCR, 44x32x22T
Derailleur Rear: Shimano Acera Shadow
Shift Lever: Shimano Altus 9-Speed
Derailleur Front: Shimano Altus
Cassette: Sunrace 9-Speed, 11-36T
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Square Taper
Chain: KMC X9
Hub Rear: Joytech, Centerlock Disc, 32H
Hub Front: Joytech, Centerlock Disc, 32H
Rim: Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 25mm Inner, Pinned Joint, Disc Specific
Tires: Schwalbe Tough Tom, 27.5”x2.25”
Brakes Front: Shimano BR-M315 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
Brakes Rear: Shimano BR-M315 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M315 Hydraulic
Handlebar: Marin Mini-Riser, 10mm Rise, 720mm Width
Grips: Marin Dual Density
Stem: Marin Alloy
Headset: FSA No.10-P
Seatpost: Marin Alloy
Saddle: Marin MTB
Pedals: Resin Platform
If you asked Jack Wilson 60 years ago what he wanted to do when he grew up, he without a doubt would have said, "own a bicycle shop". Although not all childhood dreams come true, fortunately Jack's did. It took a move from Kentucky to Illinois and the Patience and support of his amazing wife Mary for this dream to come to fruition.
Because of his love for bikes, Jack saved $10,000 then road off with a dream in 1969. He jammed 13 bikes into his 1967 four-door Chevy, hauled them from Champaign and carefully displayed them across the floor of an old Main Street restaurant in Mackinaw that he'd converted into his first bicycle shop. Just a few weeks later- and just three days before his appointment to buy insurance for his new venture- that dream turned to ashes. An overnight fire wiped out everything leaving Jack and Mary with a costly and emotional decision.
Rebuild or Give up ..
Over 45 years and 4 bicycle shop relocations later Jack is still at it and bigger than ever!
The bicycle shop has transformed from Main Street in the small town of Mackinaw to Main Street in Downtown Bloomington boasting the largest selection of bicycles and accessories in the area with over 8000 sq ft to house it.
His contagious passion for bicycles has trickled down to his son Michael who works side by side with Jack. With a combined experience of 84 years working on and selling bicycles, Jack and Michael are the go to guys for bicycle sales and service.
When you visit Wilson Cycle you feel like a part of the family, because it has been owned and operated by the Wilson family since 1969. Jack and Mary raised 4 kids (Leah, Kevin, Ashley, and Michael) and 5 Grandkids (Shevi, Melinda, Levi, Mattea, and Montana) at Wilson Cycle. The Wilson's want you to feel right at home and make sure that you have the best possible experience.
Our commitment is first and foremost to customer satisfaction, we aim to fit every customer with the right bike for your lifestyle at the right price within your budget. We aim to promote and sustain the best cycling community possible whether you are a racer, every day commuter, or a weekend rider.
Come and be part of the Wilson family.
Wilson Cycle Shop Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 5pm