Czech Republic

Festka Rapha Continental

This summer, the Rapha Continental riders will certainly discover the road less travelled, as it ventures into Hidden Europe. A new selection of frame builders have been enlisted to build bikes for the team, the first of which to be… Read more »

Festka Dazzle

Norman Wilkinson was a British artist who specialised in oils and watercolours, but he was also a camoufleur: what he became really famous for was his development of the Dazzle system of camouflage, or disruptive coloration, which made it difficult… Read more »

SingleBe Bikes Street-Killer

Aside from a tailored fit, custom frame builders afford an adaptability to market forces that brands who rely om mass-production can only dream about. Case in point: SingleBe Bikes from the Czech Republic and their belt-driven, Cannondale Lefty-equipped Street Killer.

SingleBe Bikes

Bicycles and motorcycles have helped each other evolve since… well, since someone stuck an engine in a bicycle. Disc brakes, the threadless headset, triple clamp forks, the list goes on. The belt drive is a more recent development to leap… Read more »

Krutor Hrotor

I’m not quite sure why Krutor have only produced one of their flagship model, the Hrotor, but it’s right there on their website: “This bike is not for sale and we’re not going to produce another piece. Therefore we ignore… Read more »