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Salsa Beargrease

From Cycle EXIF’s technical correspondent, Richard Gearing. I’d been looking to get back into mountain biking for a while, but the options were becoming overwhelming — do I make use of the fact that they’re a slowly dying breed and… Read more »

Julie Ann Pedalino CX

Cycling is very much a male-dominated sport but that, thankfully, is changing. And there’s even less female custom framebuilders than male — another statistic that is gradually changing. Kansas City is home to Julie Ann Pedalino, who will be making… Read more »

REEB Cycles TyDonk

Fat bikes really do look out of place when photographed in a studio setting, all pristine and minty-fresh. Rest assured, once the TyDonk makes its debut at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend, it’s… Read more »

Retrotec Backroad Rider

The curved tubes of Curtis Inglis’ Retrotec frames aren’t for everyone, but their sweeping lines are reminiscent of the decorative forms of the ‘Yank tank’ cars of the 1950s. The latest from the Napa, California builder draws further inspiration from… Read more »

Yeti FRO

It appears the Yeti is alive and well and isn’t just the figment of Tibetan lore and the imagination of a few sherpas and intrepid members of the Royal Geographic Society. Although found in many locations other than the Himalyan… Read more »

Baum Turanti

It was only yesterday that I was reminiscing about hearing Darren Baum speak at the first Australian Custom Bicycle Show and being so inspired about the state of the Aussie custom scene. Then today I came across the titanium Turanti… Read more »

Galetti SSCX

The Galetti brand is one branch of the Italian family tree that’s twisted behind the more well known; but just as significant. Like Bianchi, Pinarello, Olmo and Moser, it is originated from a professional racer, Carlo Galetti, who won the… Read more »