Cannondale Trail 24

Cannondale Trail 24

It may seem like a bit of an April Fools’ Day joke to you, but if you’re a hardcore mountainbiking dad and your son says he’s interested in racing off road… well, it’s time to get serious. The Cannondale Trail 24 is built and spec’d for kids, although you won’t see one with a parts list this. Read More »

Bilenky Signature Tourer

Bilenky Signature Randonneur

The beard of Stephen Bilenky is an institution in itself, just as much as his Cycle Works, which has been turning out fine steel frames since 1983. Currently employing a staff of 7 (8, including Ferdinand, the shop cat), Bilenky is not known for a particular speciality, but is known for connecting the customer with the bike they have always wanted. Read More »

Stanridge Speed x Ben Eine (2014 RHC)

Stanridge Speed at the RHC

Qualifying for the 2014 Red Hook Crit Championship is, as I write this, due to start in a little under three hours, the helter-skelter culmination of months of planning and training not only for the racers, but the frame builders, brands and volunteers that have been working furiously in the background.

Surely one of the hardest of these is Adam Eldridge of Stanridge Speed, who is dedicated to ensuring that his custom Highstreet Pursuit frames cross the finish line in a spectacular fashion. 2014 sees a new member join the team of Stanridge Speed: elite cyclist Katie Arnold. Read More »

Winter Bicycles Poignard

Winter Bicycles Poignard

Eric Estlund has been working at an astonishing rate for the past few months. The Springfield, Oregon local divides his time between his role as Vice President of the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association and the workshop. His latest build is a slender, single speed road bike entitled Poignard. Read More »

Stanforth Bikes Kibo

Stanforth Bikes Kibo

In 1985 two cousins, Nicholas and Richard Crane, rode their Saracen mountain bikes to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Inspired by that epic adventure, Simon Stanforth has established the Stanforth Bikes brand and the first model is named after the highest of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones: Kibo. Read More »

Crema Cycles Static 29er

Crema Cycles Static 29er

Last weekend’s 2014 Berliner Fahrradschau revealed a few surprises, as you’d expect from such a central European and bike-friendly location. If you looked closely, among the electric assisted cargo bikes and fiets, you might have spotted this handsome 29er from Germany’s own Crema Cycles. Read More »

Ocean Air Rambler

Ocean Air Rambler

Have you ever thought about why you actually like cycling so much? Do you like the flying feeling, or the culture? Perhaps the attraction is the promise of escape. But you don’t have to embark on a world tour to feel like you’re getting away from it all.

Just riding a short way out of town for camp-style coffee at dawn can fill you an enormous sense of wellbeing, which hopefully inspires you to travel further afield. And that’ll be an accomplished mission for California’s Ocean Air Cycles. Read More »