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  • Salsa Cycles Bucksaw – Full Suspension Fat Bike

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    Salsa Cycles is absolutely killing the fat bike game! I was already a huge fan of their Mukluk series and knew it was only a matter of time before someone put out a production full-suspension fat bike, enter the Salsa Bucksaw. The Bucksaw is ready to swallow any trail or obstacle thrown its way with a 6066 T-6 aluminum front triangle & chain stays, carbon seat stays and Split Pivot rear suspension with 100mm of travel. Man oh man would I love to get my hands on this! Check out all the details at Salsa Cycles.


  • Budnitz MTN Mountain Bike


    A while back, I was fortunate enough to get a chance to test a prototype of the Budnitz MTN 650b titanium mountain bike. If you read the review, you’ll know that I was particularly excited about responsiveness of the frame and the surprising agility the 650b wheels provided. As a long-time 26” curmudgeon, I was quickly taken back by how much a difference the extra 1.5” in wheel circumference added. I did indeed, call the ride quality “magic”.

    Since the first incarnation of a Budnitz mountain bike, they’ve swapped a few things out for their latest build including a 14-speed Rohloff hub and a White Brothers LOOP suspension fork. Oh yeah, and the crispy matte black paint? Looks pretty slick. See this beautiful bicycle in greater detail below. Be sure to read up more on the Budnitz MTN on their site.


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  • Cinelli Vigorelli Red Hook Crit Replica Limited Edition Frame


    unnamed1unnamed Following up on an awesome announcement from Cinelli and Chrome, we have the limited edition Cinelli Vigorelli Red Hook Crit frame! This is looking great and will probably ride even better. I’ve always been a fan of 7005 series aluminum; pair that  with Cinelli‘s track geo and you’ve got yourself a real shred sled.


    A super limited custom made series of 20 pieces only now gets available worldwide to celebrate the uprising diffusion of track-bikes criteriums and the incredible culture and mindstyle they represent.

    Cinelli Vigorelli custom made for Red Hook Crit Brooklyn #7
    Columbus Airplane 7005 aluminum tubeset, Cinelli Pista carbon fork
    Cinelli’s most claimed track&crit geometry
    RHC 2014 series race graphic-identity
    Limited series of 20 frame-sets only
    Hand painted in Italy

  • Two C’s. One Cause. Chrome & Cinelli Announce Fixed Crit Racing Team


    This is rad! Two of my favorite brands have come together and recruited a cream of the crop fixed crit racing team. See way more over at Team Cinelli Chrome.


    Track bike, fixed-gear, brakeless. No freewheel, no stops. Creative and competitive. This is Team Cinelli Chrome. Different from others living cyclism. No pro-director, masseurs or official mechanics. An independent, semi-organized posse, perfectly self-sufficient, total autonomy travelers. It takes shape to race six international Fixed Gear Criteriums, and blends into the urban fabric after the races. A handful of characters borrowed from the city: bike messengers, track champions, and former Pro Tour mechanics.

    Fixed Gear Criteriums are not a fad. They’re a direct outcome of the progression of the fixed-gear movement. This phenomenon was arguably born in San Francisco among the bike messengers and is now well established all around the world as a way of commuting and communicating. A way of being: free, creative, independent.
    Cinelli and Chrome have contributed to the dawn of this world. Before it was fashionable. Against any rational reason or strategic marketing idea. People thought we were fools. Today they chase. Joined by common values and mutual respect for making great products, Cinelli and Chrome are proud to support Team Cinelli Chrome.

  • Prolly Is Not Probably. Prolly Is The Radavist!

    The Radavist

    John Watson’s new project is looking great! I remember going to browse Prolly Is Not Probably a couple days before April fools, only to be met with a big black letter “R” on a red background. John claimed to have been hacked, but I knew he had to have been up to something; especially with April Fool’s approaching. Anyway, his new project – The Radavist, is killer. There’s SO much info on the homepage and don’t even get me started on the endless scrolling…be careful folks, it’s even more of a time-suck now. Hyped for you, John!


  • Feedback Sports Launches New Market Segment: The Pee-Wee Elite


    Golden, CO- April, 1, 2014 – Feedback Sports known for high-quality cycling products addresses a growing 3 to 6 year-old childrens’ DIY market with introduction of an elite level bicycle work stand.

    The Pee-WeeElite is a 3-foot tall work stand optimized for repairs on 12” wheel balance bikes. The Pee-WeeElite represents the first of several new products the company is working on for this important demographic of cyclists. According to Feedback Sports Founder/President Doug Hudson, “Youth is the foundation of cycling and keeping a bicycle in good working condition is key to the experience.” In addition, Hudson mentions, “We have seen a trend in children attempting to work on their own bikes but until now there has not been a easy solution. We want to empower kids to be in charge of their bike repairs and get back on the sidewalk quickly.”

    Feedback Sports is putting extensive resources behind the project including hiring several new employees and consultants. Feedback’s engineers worked diligently to optimize the design after spending months studying growth charts and focus group data from around the world.

    Jeff Nitta Director of Sales & Marketing mentions, “We think this product is just the thing to spark interest in bicycle maintenance at a young age. There are over 10 million kids bikes sold in the USA each year, so we feel confident when going up against products like the iPad and XBox.”

    Sammy Rutherford, Eastern Regional Sales manager simply states, “I’m gonna sell em’.”

    The Pee-WeeElite will be officially introduced to the public at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey April 10-13th at Feedback’s booth #113.

    About Feedback Sports
    Feedback Sports is a specialty bicycle accessory company, which offers a wide range of high quality works stands, innovative home bicycle storage, precision measurement tools and in-store display products.


    Feedback Sports Velo Hinge

    Feedback Sports Pro Elite Bike Stand Review

    Feedback Sports: Sport-Mechanic Work Stand

  • Blackburn Central Trunk Rack Top Bag




    The good folks at Blackburn were kind enough to set me up with one of these Blackburn Central Trunk bags, designed to sit atop a rear rack. In the past, you probably wouldn’t catch me sporting such a bag since they’re usually a bit of an eyesore, but this Blackburn has done this rear rack bag right. The material is durable and even come with a rain cover for those messy commutes.

    The interior is compartmentalized with built-in mesh pockets, fleece-lined zipped exterior pockets and my favorite feature: customizable dividers. They’re much like a camera bag, which is perfect for me since I tend to carry a camera with me often.

    I’ll be sure to post some photos of this bag in the field. I’m in the midst of getting parts together for a new track bike, so stay tuned for that as well.


  • Shanghai Files 1

    Shanghai has been quite the trip so far. I’ve been living here for a month already and have been SO BUSY with work. For those who don’t know, myself and my two business partners run a skate shop here in Shanghai and also work with a number of schools doing after-school skateboarding programs; so things have been hectic, but very fun.

    We spent a couple nights filming after work and came up with this edit, Shanghai Files 1 – featuring John Sawchak, Brian Kleiber and Kevin Nevado. Keep an eye out for #2 coming soon, featuring more spots, homies and hijinx.


  • Stanridge Cycles For Red Hook Crit

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    Ohio based Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce the arrival of Katie Arnold to the team as it heads into it’s 3rd season competing in the Red Hook Crit Series. Arnold will join previous Red Hook winner and Cat 1/Pro, Evan Murphy at the start line in NYC this weekend.

    This years Red Hook Crit program began in October of last year while in Shoreditch, London visiting Death Spray CustomBen Eine‘s work on Mother London caught the eye of Stanridge Cycles Owner Adam Eldridge. After returning to the states Ben was contacted and it was on. Ben hand painted both frames for the event.

    This year Enve Composites, Paul Components and Vittoria Tires have joined as new team sponsors while Endo Custom remains as the jersey maker. Riders will use a variation of the iconic Stanridge HSP MkII (pictured) during the series to showcase a team that competes at the highest level of fixed crit racing.

    “I enjoy creating bikes for this series. Having these frames used under race conditions means much more to me than hanging them on display at a bike show. They’ll get beat up, scratched and used which is perfectly fine with me”.  - Adam Eldridge, Owner of Stanridge Cycles.


  • Bicycle Street Art in Argentina by Mart.

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    I’m really loving this collection of art by Argentinian artist, Mart. He started painting the streets of Buenos Aires back in the ‘90s at just 12 years old. If you’re feeling this as much as I am, be sure to check out his Flickr account and learn more about him on Graffitimundo.


  • The Trophy Club: “Summer Champ” Bike Touring Short

    This is what I’m talking about! Even though my bike touring experience is limited, it’s something that’s always drawn me in with the unpredictability of such a journey. Watch here as The Trophy Club completes a 1,300 mile bike tour full of climbing mountains, meeting new people, camping, swimming in rivers and getting lost along the way; all for fun.

    Give this short by The Sleepers a watch! It sure gets me hyped for summer.


  • The Footdown: Pro Skateboarders Who Ride Fixed Gear Bikes

    john cardiel fixed gear

    Just came across this old post from Ty over at The Footdown – Pro Skateboarders Who Ride Fixed Gear Bikes. Talk about a long list!

    This was done in 2010, so how many more do you think there are now? If you’ve got any that haven’t been mentioned on this list, leave a comment below or get @ me on Twitter – @klei_ber or @culturecycles. Pictured above is the one and only, John Cardiel; please take a minute to hail the great.

    Here’s the link to the full list: Fixed Gear Riding Pro Skateboarders


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