Vigo Cycles Urban Road Bike

Vigo Cycles Urban Road Bike

Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is important, and it’s crucial for those with stressful jobs to seek an equal and opposite creative outlet. Troy Selvaratnam runs his law firm, specialising in commercial litigation, in New York and equalises it by building custom bicycles under the moniker of Vigo Cycles. Read More »

Gear: Brooks Utility Range

Gear: Brooks Utility Range

One of the highlights of my trip to the UK in July this year was a visit to the Brooks factory in Smethwick. It was a chance to see the integrity and industry that is soaked in each saddle and the essence of the brand. Their cycle bags and backpacks contain the same quality of manufacturing. Read More »

44 Bikes Snakedriver

44 Bikes Snakedriver

The turning of the seasons from summer to winter used to mean a halt to adventurous cycling, especially for those riders living with extreme environments. Fat bikes are changing that scenario, so that some, like Kris Henry of New Hampshire’s 44 Bikes are, in fact, wringing their hands with glee when the snow begins to fall. Read More »

Wraith Fabrication Hustle

Wraith Fabrication Hustle

So far, the response to Adam Eldridge’s Wraith Fabrication has been overwhelmingly positive. The first two waves of production sold out with a third, at the time of writing, still available for pre-order. It’s interesting to read the testimonials on the Wraith website, for they reveal plenty about the quality of the frames and the frame builder. Read More »

Rusby Cycles Fixed Commuter

Rusby Cycles Fixed Commuter

There are many similarities that can be drawn between bicycles and art, and sculpture in particular. They are three-dimensional objects that can be admired for their form and message, created by aesthetes for the enjoyment and stimulation of the viewer — and rider. There are few better qualified to make those comparisons than Jake Rusby, an accomplished sculptor-turned-frame builder. Read More »

Black Market Bikes Roam

BLKMRKT Roam

Cycling is often called a Beautiful Sport, mainly because of the heroic feats of the champion riders. But there are some real heroes who operate behind the scenes, like those who dedicate 110% of their energies and finances to establishing rider-owned companies.

One of those legends is Carter Holland, the entrepreneur behind Black Market Bikes. Carter’s passion for riding is the blood in the veins of the iconic MOB and EDIT1 hardtail frames and, more recently, the dual-suspension Roam frame. Read More »

Ritte Bicycles Crossberg

Ritte Bicycles Crossberg

Cyclocross must be one of the hardest disciplines of cycling, in terms of wear and tear on both rider and bike, which could be due to the use of what were, traditionally, road bikes that have strayed off road.

Technology has caught up with these bikes, and now there’s a plethora of beefy bikes with skinny, knobbly tyres. California’s Ritte Bicycles have thrown a formidable beast into the mix: the Crossberg. Read More »