Matter Cycles NAHBS 2016

I have an older Santa Cruz Heckler and continue to be a fan simple, single pivot designs. The Heckler is also my only non-steel bike. So I was pretty stoked to see the TwoStroke by Matter Cycles--an all-steel single pivot long-travel 27.5er. This is owner/builder Collin Schaafsma’s personal working prototype, freshly painted for the show! More pics after the jump!


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LeMond Washoe

A few days ago I posted about the new Masi Legacy Grand Criterium. Well here’s another American-made frame at the same price point with a legendary name and a painted-to-match Enve fork: the LeMond Washoe. This is Greg’s first offering since he parted ways with Trek and it looks pretty cool. The Reynolds 853 frames are built by Zen Bicycle Fabrication in Portland, Oregon and then painted at the LeMond facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I dig it.


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All American Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel

I was looking for an all-American, red, white and blue bike for the header image for this blog. I don’t think I could do much better than this awesome Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel featured over at NYC Velo. Looks great with the red Chris King headset and red White Industries hubs! I’ll get a better pic for the blog header at NAHBS next month, but for now this will do!


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