At Eurobike, Easton announced the Handmade Dream Bike Charity Raffle with the first bike up for grabs being this absolutely insane Calfee Manta Pro. What makes this bike so special? Well, check out the details below. Let’s just say 10mm of rear wheel travel is only the beginning…
The Campagnolo 80th gruppo is already sold out and somehow I missed this short video showcasing what many would consider the pinnacle of the component company’s engineering and design.
Blue Lug Japan has been supporting Ian from Icarus Frames for some time now. It all started with a few track bikes, then a road bike here and there, but this frame in particular really resonates with me. With a little more casual geometry, a SON generator light, custom stem and pretty balleur parts selection, you can’t help but think of all the rad rides and roads this thing will see.
Check out more photos at Icarus Frames!
Photo by Jeremy Dunn
Ummmm. You think this guy’s a sprinter? Head to the Athletic to read up on this insane photo.
Blah, blah, blah, MTB, blah, blah, blah, Alps. Even I’m ready to get on the road more these next few weeks. Just like the latest Firefly customer. Ti and carbon with internal Di2? Yes please. Check out more photos at the Firefly Flickr!
Mavic really captures the beauty of the Alps in this web miniseries called “Les Alpes – A non-stop Journey from Évian-les-Bains to Nice”. I’d love to ride the French Alps on the road bike but I gotta say, the trails look like even more fun. Here’s part one and check out part two below.
The guys at No 22 have been working hard to get their bike company off the ground. One of their recent customer builds is this Great Divide road with Shimano Ultegra 6800. I really, really love the total package here. Check out more at the No 22 Flickr!
Interested in one? They’re offering this package as a stock build for $4,499 CDN. Email email@example.com for details.
Photo by Keith Teket
I know this photo shows very little of the actual frame, or of the Campy 80th group, but you’ve gotta have a reason to go to the Bishop Flickr, right? That and the seat tube cluster is what I would consider Chris’ speciality.
It’s been a long two years for Ben from Argonaut Cycles but if he’s learned anything along the way it’s this: hard work and dedication pay off. In a lot of ways, the Argonaut Cycles road bike embodies the height of carbon fiber manufacturing. While this bike in particular might look like others that have been on the site, countless, minute changes have gone into making it unique. The design process and the final product are always improving.
Manufacturing in the USA allows Ben to tweak the layup process and continuously offer his clients the best carbon fiber road frame. Ben’s a good friend and personally, I’m very partial to Argonaut, so I took this bike out of the Eurobike tradeshow to photograph it. See more in the Gallery!
Look, Eurobike is hella Euro and fluoro. I’m not interested in Cube’s offerings, or other large batch bike. I want to see how the smaller shops and distributors are tackling one of the most elusive offerings: the production steel road bike.
Crema Cycles seems to have their solution going in the right direction. Take this Columbus and True Temper mixed road frame. My size, Campagnolo 11, ENVE and Chris King throughout.
This bike is straight forward, lightweight and elegant without being ostentatious. So is there a down side? Not really. Other than I’d like to see one or two nice details to separate this frame from the rest out there but that’s always the challenge.
The Crema bikes look very simple. Something you’d not only travel with, but not cringe about locking up, depending on the build kit (those wheels!). That’s something I can appreciate. Check out more of this very nice bicycle in the Gallery!