Flying Machine F-One-HD

Flying Machine F-One-HD

It seemed that no sooner had a 3D printing ‘bureau’ opened down the road than it had closed again, perhaps prematurely anticipating the far-reaching influence the technology was going to have on everyday life. 3D printing may be a developing technology but it is definitely here to stay.

It is already having a far-reaching effect on the industrial design and engineering sectors. Flying Machine is a West Australian bicycle design studio that’s fervently exploring the technology. The F-One-HD is the latest prototype to utilise their 3D printed titanium lug system. Read More »

Bishop BIkes Rob’s Road

Bishop Bikes Rob's Road

Winner of numerous awards at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Baltimore’s Chris Bishop crafts frames that are already modern classics. His latest is destined for Rob, a customer in San Francisco who wanted the aesthetic of a retro racer and the functionality of a fair weather commuter. Read More »

Matter Cycles GhostCat

Matter Cycles Ghost Cat

One of the most exciting thing about mountain bikes is that, compared to the rigid and predictable nature of road riding, their terrain and, therefore, their nature, is chaotic, unpredictable and loose. This results in a realm where bike design needs to be completely fluid.

Like a surfboard shaper that creates a board to surf a particular break, one-person framebuilders are best poised to create completely individual machines that would never see light of day in any big name bike shop. Enter the GhostCat from Colorado’s Matter Cycles. Read More »

Caletti Cycles Ti Road

Caletti Cycles Ti Road

Artists are brave people. Not all of us has the guts to display on white walls what goes on inside our imaginations. It’s an interesting exercise to visualise their images coming to life and moving — that’s what’s happening inside their heads.

It’s even more interesting when their creativity extends from the canvas and onto their bicycles, which helps to put into context the work of artist Jeremiah Kille with his good mate, Santa Cruz framebuilder John Caletti. Read More »

Frera Bella

Frera Bella

All the Cordura® and Velcro® in the world can’t replace the sumptuous tactility of leather. Of course, those man-made materials have a place in situations when it is impractical and, occasionally, dangerous to rely on leather, which needs fastidious care to sustain an equal infallibility. Poland’s Bartosz Grabowicz crafts cycling accessories that exude a quality that Cordura® can only dream of. Read More »

Insight: Ride Media HQ

Insight: Ride Media HQ

RIDE Cycling Review is Australia’s premier magazine about the world’s most beautiful sport. The publisher also produces the official Aussie Tour de France guide, which always astounds me with its quality of presentation and is my constant companion for those three weeks in July. Rob Arnold, the Publishing Editor, recently invited me to the RIDE Media HQ to see where the magic takes place. Read More »

Gear: Chrome Warm™

Gear: Chrome Warm™

Urban cyclists are spoilt for apparel choice these days, with more and more gear on the scene that is both functional and fashionable. We’ve even managed to make fluorescent colours fashionable, something I’d never thought I’d see in my lifetime. Visibility is important, so is comfort, and the new Warm™ range from Chrome Industries has both in spades. Read More »