In 2012, S&M Bikes celebrated their 25th anniversary of manufacturing US-made BMX frames and components. Not a bad innings. Formed from the initials of Chris Moeller and Greg Swingrover, the company is responsible for bringing into reality some of the… Read more
Autumn has descended upon the Northern Hemisphere, heralding the onslaught of cyclocross season. Component manufacturers must rub their hands with glee at the thought of all those mud-clogged derailleurs and drivetrains. So is Ricky Feather, who has somehow managed to… Read more »
Any graphic designer or brand manager will tell you how important it is to have a strong logo and ‘identity’ to compete in the commercial world. But it’s also important to have a strong product, or else you’re just polishing… Read more »
Aside from a tailored fit, custom frame builders afford an adaptability to market forces that brands who rely om mass-production can only dream about. Case in point: SingleBe Bikes from the Czech Republic and their belt-driven, Cannondale Lefty-equipped Street Killer.
Last weekend, the 30th and 31st of August, the Bike Cult Show Handbuilt Bicycle Show in Brooklyn was held. It featured around sixteen of New York’s most revered custom bike builders, demonstrating that the craft is indeed alive and well… Read more »
One of the great joys of writing Cycle EXIF is learning of the ingenuity and skill possessed by the metalworkers, fabricators and frame builders who create the beautiful bikes seen on these pages. An engineer who I’ve been astounded by… Read more »
Ernesto Colnago’s use of titanium can cause quite a stir amongst aficionados. There’s not a lot of factual history that can be sourced in regards to their place in the Colnago family tree, or who built them, but the story… Read more »