Insight: Speedvagen Fit Tour Sydney

Insight: Speedvagen Fit Tour Sydney

Sacha White and The Vanilla Workshop team made it Down Under to Sydney this week, setting up shop at the Rapha Cycle Club for their Fit Tour. The aim was to meet new customers and make sure their new Speedvagen frames were perfectly suited to their physiques. Read More »

BOO Bicycles RS-R

BOO Bicycles RS-R

Prestige Cycles, the best bike shop in Brighton and Hove, now stock BOO Bicycles — makers of some of the world’s finest bamboo bikes. Although they share the floor of Prestige with the likes of Baum, Mosaic, Yeti, Cannondale and Passoni, the Boo Bicycles are surely the most interesting. Read More »

Mécacyle Vitus

Mecacycles Vitus

As well being a fabulous 90s indie pop group from London, Saint-Étienne is a French city in the Massif Central. It was the capital of their bicycle industry, being the location of Mavic, Motobécane and Vitus. Another brand, Mécacyle, was based there, who were known for their famous Turbo frames, which featured a split seat tube, and perhaps had built the occasional frame for their neighbours, Vitus. Read More »

Stanforth Bikes Kibo+

Stanforth Bikes Kibo+

If you’re disconsolate about Land Rover’s discontinuation of its Defender line at the end of this year, take heart, you can always invest in what must be the ultimate two-wheeled version of it: Stanforth Bikes’ Kibo+. Read More »

Gear: AETHER Apparel Pre-Fall 2015

Gear: AETHER Apparel Pre-Fall 2015

In the first issue of Rapha’s Mondial magazine there is a great article about Jan Gehl, the celebrated Danish architect who is dedicated to making cities more accessible for human beings and, in particular, cyclists. Urban cycling and commuting is becoming increasingly more acceptable, creating a niche for brands like AETHER Apparel to fill with attire that functions equally well on or off the bike. Read More »

Pedalino Bikes Gravel Queen

Pedalino Bikes Gravel Queen

Six months ago, a ‘cross bike was featured on Cycle EXIF, built by Julie Ann Pedalino, one of the very few female frame builders in the world. After a successful debut on the New Builders table at the 2015 NAHBS, she got back to work and has just finished her astoundingly elaborate Gravel Queen. Read More »

Stelbel SB/03

Stelbel SB/03

‘Italians did it better’ is a hashtag often claimed by Cicli Corsa on their social media feeds, and when it comes to exquisite engineering of cycling components, it’s often true. The Stelbel SB/03, dripping with parts from PMP Bike and WR Compositi, is a case in point. Read More »