To celebrate April 20th, Paul Component is offering these Rasta Quick Release Skewers for $55. These QRs would be a great treat to any loyal ride of yours as they’re available in 100mm, 135mm, 170mm and 190mm lengths.
Finally! While I’ve never had issues with BB7s, I’ve always wanted to see Paul take on a mechanical disc caliper, and well, it’s actually happened.
Nearly 20 prototypes later, we have the Paul Kramper disc caliper body. A few notable features separating the Krampers from the rest of the bunch include: larger ball bearings to help increase smoothness and pad travel, hardened steel pins locating the pad actuator, hardened steel contact area between the balls and ramps as well as a flat needle roller thrust bearing as opposed to a plastic thrust washer.
I myself have mostly kept my mountain bikes equipped with hydraulic brakes, but only due to EP pricing I was fortunate to have access to in the past. I haven’t setup a new mountain bike in years, but if I were to build up a mountain bike tomorrow, I’d definitely look to a set of Klampers. I’m so over bleeding brakes. Plus, I’m more likely keep a set of quality mech’s perfectly dialed.
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 Custom. Ben 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.
photos: Shinya Suzaki
Say what you will about fat bikes, I’m a fan and love seeing the array of custom builds such as this custom Pugsley. While I’m not entirely sure that my fat bike will have a permanent home in my stable, I’ve been having a lot of fun on it so far; so we’ll see. Anyway, this fattie is a fully customized from the paint done by Swamp to the singlespeed Paul x Large Marge wheels; I’m really feelin’ the Black Floyds too. Check out a few more details below, and see some more crazy custom builds here.
Here’s an accessory I can’t wait to get my hands on: the Paul Components GoPro Mount. If you know me personally, you’re undoubtedly familiar with my GoPro setup for filming skating: it’s ghetto, sacrilegious and straight-up goofy looking (ask me about it if you really want to know). This accessory by Paul is none of those.
This machined 6061 aluminum top cap is designed for a 1 1/8″ stem which will give you a perfect handlebar point of view for the trail / road. It’ll accept the HERO2, HERO3, and HD HERO and can even be fitted with an articulated pivot arm for more angles / flexibility. I’ll definitely be picking one of these up.
This Davidson Randonneur is absolutely gorgeous; the lugwork, paint, couplers, componentry and attention to detail all come together to make this masterpiece really shine. Read about Davidson Bicycles and more on this rando at Cycle EXIF. Check out a couple more photos I liked below.