To commemorate a forthcoming collaboration with Ritchey, Dustin Klein from Cadence took the time to personalize his new Swiss Cross frameset. I love seeing projects like this unfold, especially with companies like Cadence and Ritchey, both of which make exceptional products.
Personally, I think the Cadence x Ritchey stems look great and I can’t wait to see what else they’re cooking up!
Until then, check out the process and completed bike photos below!
Kawasaki green kinda grows on you over time, but for some reason, I doubt anyone would object to having one of the new Speedvagen Road Machines in their stable. Check out more madness at the Speedvagen Flickr, you’ll be green with… ok nevermind. Just go look at the rad photos.
Also, for anyone that’s interested, Speedvagen is selling off a few 2013 team cross bikes. Head over to the Speedbloggen for details.
As the story goes, Vanilla is left with this 49cm road frameset to sell. Now, I know a Vanilla is out of most people’s price range, but I can’t get over how nicely detailed they all are. The best part about bicycle photography is that there’s no charge to look!
Head over to Vanilla to see more details.
With the success of the Kagero, Leader began working on a pista version of the popular low pro. Now, the Renovatio has been launched:
“The Leader Renovatio frameset is our Pista version of the KAGERO, but with some modifications. The frameset features 7005 double-butted aluminum tubing, smooth and seamless joints, hydroformed seat tube, carbon track fork w/aluminum steerer, and minimalistic branding. With its horizontal top tube and compact geometry, you will discover that the Renovatio is velodrome and street approved.
Designed in collaboration with Pedal Consumption.
Includes FSA headset and PC laser-etched seat collar.
Free UPS shipping within the US continent. Excluding HI, AK, PR.
– View more details and photos by clicking here.
– Geometry can be viewed by clicking here.”
In stock now at Pedal Consumption.
This one’s pretty rad! Brother Cycles did a great job on this commercial.
Fairdale’s new lineup is damn impressive and now, the entire line is available as framesets. Head over to the Fairdale blog to see their new offerings. My favorite is the Weekender Disc!
Factory 5 has refined their F550 frame and debuted the F550S. 1 1/2″ tubing, carbon fork and a slick new paint job are just a few of the upgrades. See more information at Factory 5!
Today I took Brian Vernor over to Ian of Icarus Frames‘ shop. Those two individuals have inspired me to continue to support small, local frame builders consistently over the years. Their work embodies the craftsmanship and creativity that I look to for inspiration during the daily grind, so I was stoked to introduce them.
While Brian was getting to know Ian, I took a few photos of this unique track frameset that just so happens to be for sale. This is no “street fixie”, it’s a tough-as-nails, stiff, true track sprint machine, complete with inverted 29r chainstays, a 44mm head tube and all oversized tubing. It’s a sprinter’s dream machine!
Check out the frame details and pricing below!
For this year’s SSCXWC, Raleigh designed a limited edition cross frameset, complete with the Tamland dropouts (which look damn fine). Wait, a SSCX bike with vertical dropouts? What’s going on here? Well, as per the details here on this high-tech PDF, Raleigh is actually encouraging you to chop your derailleur hanger into a bottle opener. Which, I might add, is fucking amazing.
The best part is the price: $670! Scoop one up at the SSCXWC Philly’s webstore!
The Cinelli Mash Histogram has been immensely popular over the years but it wasn’t until this year’s model that I’ve personally been stoked on it. Polished aluminum with a graphic overlay always looks amazing. These framesets are now in stock at MASH, so if you’re in need of a new track frame, go check them out!