Paul Brodie 2015 NAHBS Tourer

Paul Brodie 2015 NAHBS Tourer

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is like the Summer Solstice of the framebuilder’s year, and the 2015 edition is almost upon us. This year promises to be the biggest yet and is heading to Louisville, Kentucky.

For the past few years, we’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak peek at what Paul Brodie, patriarch of modern mountainbiking and master framebuilder, will be exhibiting. Ladies and gentlemen, Cycle EXIF is proud to unveil the Brodie Tourer. Read More »

Yeti FRO

Yeti FRO

It appears the Yeti is alive and well and isn’t just the figment of Tibetan lore and the imagination of a few sherpas and intrepid members of the Royal Geographic Society.

Although found in many locations other than the Himalyan hinterlands, the story of Yeti Cycles is the stuff of legend and one of the guardians is Martin Kozaczek of Second Spin Cycles. Read More »

Baum Turanti

Baum Turanti

It was only yesterday that I was reminiscing about hearing Darren Baum speak at the first Australian Custom Bicycle Show and being so inspired about the state of the Aussie custom scene.

Then today I came across the titanium Turanti cyclocross bike by Victoria’s Baum Cycles, now proudly represented in the US by Above Category Cycling. Read More »

Kenevans Columbus Max Road

Kenevans Columbus Max Road

Sydney’s Skunkworks Bikes, specialists in ultra-high-end upgrades and bicycle weight loss, have been churning out a long list of quality builds lately, including the whole fleet of Team Festka Australia‘s bikes. The latest to emerge from the workshop’s secret location is a completely custom Kenevans. Read More »

Favourite Ride: First Lookout

Favourite Ride: First Lookout

The Cypress, Grouse and Seymour mountains form an integral section of the Vancouver skyline, and is the year-round playground for adventurists of all disciplines. In winter, all three mountains are the destination for all snow sport enthusiasts, while the summer months are a mecca for back-country hiking and mountain biking.

Creative editor Ben Johnson just released a short film that takes us up the glorious ride of First Lookout: a frosty 10.5km, 6% grade climb that is part of the prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ club, which requires ascending all three peaks in one ride; a total elevation of 1812m and 27.2 kilometres total climbing distance. Read More »

Gear: Speedvagen Team Kit Preorder

Speedvagen Team Kit Preorder

You don’t have to own a Speedvagen to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of Sacha White and the Vanilla Bikes crew. The frames are some of the most respected on the road and CX circuits. Now you can show your support for by investing in the Speedvagen Team Kit. Read More »

Formigli Asiel RF

Formigli Asiel RF

This is the second Formigli to be featured on Cycle EXIF, the first being a Classic — Columbus-tubed with gold-plated lugs. The Asiel RF, however, is a completely different beast: it’s a completely custom carbon fibre frame. Its namesake is one of the archangels, Asiel, and it’s just as divine. Read More »