Victoire Cycles 29er MTB

Within a week, the Clermont-Ferrand workshop of Victoire Cycles had turned out two very different custom mountain bikes, for two very different customers. This is the more petite of the two, built for a female rider, but it’s no less… Read more »

Vanguard AMP Research x Mercedes Benz

We tend to snigger at the attempts by automotive manufacturers to broach the bicycle market. B-grade bikes branded with the logos of cars are a dime-a-dozen, but Mercedes-Benz were on the right track when they conscripted AMP Research to supply… Read more »

Matter Cycles Adventure Shred Benefat

For those of us in the southern hemisphere, Winter is really beginning to dig its heels in. And while the mercury doesn’t plunge to the depths that it does in Boulder, Colorado, where Collin Schaafsma and Matter Cycles is based,… Read more »

Blitz Machines Mt Arthur

The traditional name for New Zealand’s Mount Arthur is Tuao Wharepapa. To the chagrin of most New Zealanders, it can best be described as a place straight out of Middle Earth: an ancient chunk of hard, crystalline marble, that hides… Read more »

Fat Chance Yo Eddy 29er

One of the biggest headlines of 2014 in the custom frame building world was that Chris Chance of Fat Chance Bicycles was getting back in the business. Following a hugely enthusiastic Kickstarter, marketing and social media campaign, production has begun.… Read more »

Groovy Cycleworks Kauai 6-5-0

Sydney is currently in the grip of a major storm; the wind has been blowing the rain horizontally for the past three days, whipping the sea into a frenzy and strewing half the beach across the carpark. The ocean’s power… Read more »

Rosko 650b MTB

Who says New York is the greatest city in the world? Probably everyone who lives there, or has previously lived there, or has visited there. Still, it’s not the skyscrapers or the bridges or the avenues that that makes NY… Read more »