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!
Check out this killer orange Rock Lobster that was just featured on The Radavist. Campy drivetrain plus Paul stopping power plus Ritchey stuff. Dig it.
Lov bikes have some of the coolest paint jobs out there right now. These wild carbon creations are hand made in Eagle, Colorado. Be sure to read this new interview with Nate Picklo of lov bikes over at Bike Rumor. Can’t wait to see these in person at NAHBS in just two weeks!
What happens when Paul Sadoff and Bruce Gordon collaborate? Full story at BikeRumor, and we’ll have pics later this month at NAHBS!
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.
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!
Chris Change is back in the bike business, and following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has released 27.5 and 29er versions of the venerable Yo Eddy! Order yours today!
Oh, and Domesticbikes.com is back, too! (After a five year hiatus.) Check back for frequently updated content!
Serotta built most of the “Huffy” bikes for 7-11 in 1988, but after Andy’s frame broke at Fleche-Wallone, he had John Slawta build him a new one. So Hampsten won the Giro d’Italia on a Land Shark. More pics and details at cyclingnews.com