Argonaut Cycles Black Road

Argonaut Cycles Black Road

In many ways, we’re still learning about the possibilities carbon fibre offers the cycling world. Kestrel astounded us in 1987 with its 4000 model road bike — the first to be made completely from the material — and today Ben Farver of Argonaut Cycles is as much of a pioneer, exploring custom layups with his Spacebike frames that offer variable riding characteristics. Read More »

Victoire Cycles Golden Bellevue

Victoire Cycles Golden Road

The Vergers Massif is an ancient section of rock that pokes out of the southeastern corner of France. By ‘poke’ we mean its highest point is the 7,680 ft Grand Veymont. It is an incredibly spectacular mountain range and the home to Nicolas Joly, a French skiing and cycling photographer, and his new ride, a golden Victoire Cycles Bellevue, which he photographed on the nearby le Col de l’Arzelier. Read More »

“I Feel The Need” Gravity Bike

"I Feel The Need" Gravity Bike

Gravity bikes are somewhat of an enigma. No gears, not even a drivetrain to speak of. They’re usually cobbled together by enthusiasts at varying levels of professionalism. At one end of the spectrum you have those built by Gonz Lab and Gravitybike HQ (seen on our coverage of the 2012 Australian Custom Bicycle Show) and at the other, utterly rudimentary examples like this one. Read More »

VPACE T1ST Gravel-Master

VPACE T1ST Gravel-Master

VPACE is a German brand whose portfolio is caught in a wonderful place between straight-up, purpose-built examples of Teutonic engineering, and completely free-styled creativity. Their T1ST frame set forms the basis of both. Read More »

Insight: Geekhouse x Cuppow CX

Insight: Geekhouse x Cuppow CX

Marty Walsh’s Geekhouse Bikes may very well be the funnest custom bike brand out there. Instantly recognisable by their eye-searing paint schemes, they can be spotted on terrains all over the world but they are perhaps most prolific on the cyclocross circuits.

Geekhouse are based in Boston, MA, which is also home to Cuppow, an innovative lid that turns a canning jar into a travel mug. Dedicated to promoting a low-impact life, Cuppow were drawn to Geekhouse through similar values and have since developed the Geekhouse x Cuppow CX team. Read More »

Klein Quantum Race

Klein Quantum Race

Tonight, I attended the 40th anniversary celebrations of Clarence Street Cyclery. While my earliest memories of the shop — one of Sydney’s oldest — was when I was working as a bike messenger and being asked to leave because it was pouring rain outside and I was dripping water all over their floor.

While I sought refuge under their roof, I also remember ogling the Rastafarian-coloured Bontrager MTBs and fat-tubed Kleins, two brands that were stocked before they were swallowed up by Trek. I’m sure there was a Quantum Race on the floor, and it would’ve looked very similar to this one. Read More »

Craddock Cycles R1.7

Craddock Cycles R1.7

There’s not too many carbon fibre bikes on Cycle EXIF — or maybe that be rephrased. There’s not enough carbon fibre bikes on Cycle EXIF. Richard Craddock, of the UK’s Craddock Cycles, is changing our perception of carbon frames, offering a completely custom, British-made product. Read More »