The world is going bonkers for disc brakes on drop-bar bikes and Surly is leading the way. While I’m not sold on the fad, I will say this bike looks sick. Here’s the word from Surly:
“…the Straggler, Surly’s long overdue disc brake equipped cross bike. The first thing you’ll probably notice is that it’s got disc brakes. Good, now that we got that out of the way let me point out a couple more things that make it stand apart from our venerable CrossCheck. The rear dropouts have been totally redesigned with a couple things in mind – Disc brakes, rear derailleur, single speed, and ease of wheel removal. The Straggler frame & fork is also ED coated to help to improve the life of your frame. The Straggler fork is using the Long Haul Trucker dropouts, mid blade & crown eyelets to accommodate a wide verity of fenders and racks. A complete build spec will be available on our website soonish.”
The latest from Superb is going to make a lot of people drool. I love loud, vibrant paint jobs and details like those wheels really add to the overall build. That’s a damn good looking bike. Check out more at Superb.
When Ian at Icarus moved to Austin, Texas, I don’t think he anticipated working on this many local frames. Or that Chris would put down two deposits at once: a lightweight road bike and a fendered, touring / commuter. This is the first out of the queue, a modern, steel road bike with a matte paintjob and a few clean details. Nothing extravagant, but also nothing simple.
Chris is a father and he works full time, so riding is always a last minute, unplanned endeavor. He was looking for a little inspiration to sneak in an hour or two when he could and Ian built him just that. With a Zipp cockpit, seatpost, Chris King R45 to HED Belgium, Fizik Kurve saddle, Campy Chorus 11 speed and King Cage bottle cages, it’s up there in the “dream bike” category…
Everyone loves the Kagero and now the Renovatio takes a step in a new direction:
“Leader Bikes is pleased to announce it’s newest collaboration with Pedal Consumption: The Renovatio. Luke Binder, California’s 2010 Elite State Roadrace Champion, has quietly been testing the frameset both on and off the track to ensure it’s high quality construction and compact geometry meets the high expectations set by the previous Leader X Pedal Consumption frame, the Kagero. Look for The Renovatio this Fall at your local Leader Bikes dealer.”
“The BB17 Karma track frame geometry was inspired from the modern track racing bike, Features like short wheelbase, responsive but also stable and comfortable. The frame is an ideal bike for urban track riders. 7005-T6 Triple Butted tubes makes the frame lighter and stiff to give you control to transferring all your power to the road. ROUND-AERO down tube sharp and unique tapered seat stays to dissipate road shock for a smooth ride.
Colors available in : Matt Gray/Blue, Matt Black/Purple, Brushed Satin Finish with Clearcoat/Yellow”
I have to say, this is the best looking Histogram to date. Before there were dozens of modern, aluminum low pros, there was the Cinelli Mash Histogram. These frames have found their way to the far reaches of the globe and for 2014, Mash did something a little new:
“With the 2014 trade shows approaching, there will be more information available on collaborations we have in store with Cinelli. The first announcement is the revised finish of our Histogram set. This polished frame shares the original lines, updated in grayscale tones. We will open a pre-order 30 days before these land in the US later this fall. Stay tuned!”
I’m sure I’ll be seeing and shooting one of these soon enough…
Aventón Bikes offer hydroformed, double-butted aerodynamic 6061 track frames for under $350 in white, gloss black and polished. Check out more shots below, more information at Aventón Bikes and scoop one up at City Grounds.
Tokyo Fixed is still alive and well inside Kinoko Cycles. The shop’s in-house frames sold so well this year that they just restocked. That includes the popular Death Spray Custom collaborative frame the Ono, one of the best production track frames in my opinion! Holler at Kinoko for ordering!
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Prolly is not Probably started in 2006 in Brooklyn, New York. For over 6 years it has thrived as John Watson, the sole author, documents multiple facets of cycling. With the boom of urban cycling, Prolly is Not Probably has grown to be the number one blog for the culture surrounding it. In recent years, a large push for original content has spawned a steady flow of photosets, profiles and portraits.
Known for his A Day in 10 Photos, Merckx Mondays, Recent Roll, Shop Visits, and Beautiful Bicycles features, John continues to document bicycles of all kinds and his daily life through photos. Over the years, Prolly is Not Probably has been cited in the New York Times, COG Magazine, Urban Velo and other notable publications. In March of 2011, John moved to Austin, Texas where he continues to cover a cross section of cultural influences.