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Purple Keys: Olivetti 2019 Grinduro Drop-Bar MTB

Purple Keys: Olivetti Dropkicker Drop-Bar MTB


One of the most interesting aspects of Grinduro is the opportunity offered to a selection of custom frame builders to create their vision of the ideal bike for the event, which traverses a variety of terrain. For the 2019 California Grinduro, Peter Olivetti concocted what seems to be the perfect drop-bar mountain bike.

Mad Ride: Rizzo Cycles SSMTB

The klunker blazed the trail for modern mountain bike design and subsequent bikes were more purpose-designed and built, yet handmade in steel. After a few…

The True Meaning Of Bespoke: Mosaic MT-1 SS

Today, ‘bespoke’ can refer to anything from cars to software, although it’s originally derived from the British tailoring profession. It’s bandied about in the bicycle…

Left Of The Field: Caminade ChillEasy

Compared to a road-hugging racer, the full-suspension mountain bike is a complicated and constantly-evolving combination of geometries and genres. Volumes could be filled with the…