Six-Eleven NB’s Road

Six-Eleven NB's Road

Culturally, Japanese have a deep respect and appreciation for products that are well made, especially when they are handmade by craftspeople who obviously create their work with passion. It’s no wonder then, that the crew at Shibuya’s Blue Lug store love America’s best frame builders, like Aaron Dykstra of Roanoke’s Six-Eleven Bicycle Co. Read More »

Speedvagen AUS Fit Tour

Speedvagen AUS Fit Tour

As far as Winter goes, we get it pretty good in Sydney. It gets a bit wet, but today felt like Spring is just around the corner. Australia will be having a special guest to herald the new season at the end of August: Sacha White from Speedvagen and Vanilla Bicycles, who’s bringing the Fit Tour Down Under. Read More »

Handsome Cycles x MIA

Handsome Cycles x MIA

These days, the design, colour and effect that is applied to a frame plays as much of a starring role as the groupset or accessories that are installed upon it. With good reason, too. It takes a high level of skill and creativity to paint a canvas that is thin, round, and expensive.

Handsome Cycles teamed up with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for their 100th anniversary, along with two creative agencies, a custom paint shop and Peacock Groove, on a project that truly blends bikes and art: three two-wheeled interpretations of pieces from the permanent collection. Read More »

Brooks Cambium C13 #backontherivet

Brooks Cambium C13

While I was in the UK for the 2015 Eroica Britannia, I had the incredible honour and pleasure of holding one of the first Brooks Cambium C13 saddles. The 13 refers to it’s 130mm width, but it is an appropriate title for this version of the marvellous Cambium: it’s very, very black. Read More »

English Cycles 29er

English Cycles 29er

Pedalers Fork in Calabasas, in Los Angeles County, is a bike shop, cafe and restaurant that looks like a damn nice place to hang out. It would help, but is not completely necessary, to be passionate about bikes and cycling to enjoy the ambience. The owner, Robbie Schaeffer, took a liking an English Cycles 29er at the Denver NAHBS in 2013, and ended up with this candied beauty. Read More »

Gear: Aether Apparel W Union Jacket

Aether Apparel Women's Union Jacket

Aether Apparel have been building up their range of adventure and outdoor wear for a number of years now, appealing to a market that appreciates subtle functionality. Their motorbike gear is exemplary, as is their urban weatherproof catalogue, which includes swim and snow wear.

Their men’s cycling range is superb, and it’s now been extended to include, finally, a women’s range. The first piece to be released is the female-specific Union jacket, which is equally as tough and good looking as the male edition. Read More »

Ocean Cervélo S2

Ocean Cervelo S2

The 2015 Tour de France was wrapped up by Mr. Froome & Co, for a second time now. No surprises there, but one team that was a surprise was MTN-Qhubeka, who made history as the first African team to compete in La Grande Boucle. They were the only team to ride Cervélo frames, which carried one of their number, Stephen Cummings, to victory on Stage 14 — Mandela Day. Read More »