Retrotec Backroad Rider

Retrotec Backroad Rider

3 YEARS AGO / NO COMMENTS / MOUNTAIN BIKES

The curved tubes of Curtis Inglis’ Retrotec frames aren’t for everyone, but their sweeping lines are reminiscent of the decorative forms of the ‘Yank tank’ cars of the 1950s. The latest from the Napa, California builder draws further inspiration from that era, in particular the 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air colour codes of 688 — Pinecrest…

Retrotec Cycles ‘The Double’

5 YEARS AGO / 5 COMMENTS / MOUNTAIN BIKES

Retrotec frames and their curvy silhouettes may hark back to mountain biking’s adolescence, but they are, in fact, fresh from the jig. In today’s age of logo-emblazoned carbon fiber popouts and their complicated, short-travel rear ends, they’re a refreshing reminder of how fun bicycles can be — especially when getting sideways around a berm down…