The Larkspur CS3 embodies the true meaning of our City Sport series; a fun & functional bike that let’s you pedal in comfort while still offering a quick & responsive ride. Details like an adjustable-rise stem, suspension seatpost, Marin Sport Plush saddle & upswept handlebar with ergonomic grips help tailor rider fit & tame rough roads. With a 27-speed Shimano Acera drivetrain, tough double-wall rims & lightweight Series 1 aluminum frame & fork the CS3 is built to offer years of fun to your daily commute or adventures through the neighborhood.
Bike Frame Specs
Frame: Series 1 6061 Aluminum, 700C Wheels, Rack & Fender Eyelets
Front Fork: Aluminum, Straight Blade, Rack & Fender Eyelets
Crankset: SR Suntour XCR6, 48/36/26, Ring Guard
Derailleur Rear: Shimano Acera Shadow
Shift Lever: Shimano EF510 9-Speed
Derailleur Front: Shimano Altus
Cassette: Sunrace 9-Speed, 11-36T
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Square Taper
Chain: KMC X9
Hub Rear: Forged Aluminum Alloy, 32H
Hub Front: Forged Aluminum Alloy, 32H
Rim: Marin Aluminum Double Wall, Machined Sidewall
Tires: Schwalbe Road Plus, 700Cx40, Reflective Sidewall, Kevlar Puncture Protection
Brakes Front: Forged Alloy Linear Pull w/ Power Modulator
Brakes Rear: Forged Alloy Linear Pull
Brake Levers: Shimano w/ Integrated Shifters
Handlebar: Marin Alloy, 30mm Rise
Grips: Marin Ergonomic Locking
Stem: Marin Adjustable Height & Angle
Headset: FSA, Threaded
Seatpost: Alloy Suspension Post
Saddle: Marin City + Sport Extra Plush
Pedals: Commute 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