Category Archives: cross bike
Blue Lug: Hunter Cycles Complete Cross Bike

This has got to be one of the sickest Hunter cross bikes I’ve seen. Big, fat, tapered head tube, elegantly-sleeved seat tube cluster, slender seat stays, deep chain stays and that incredible paint. I even kinda like the disc brakes on this one!

Head over to Blue Lug’s Flickr to see more. Seriously, I’m so into this!

Jan 20, 2014 3 comments
CX Hairs: #SVENNESS 2.15

Another weekend, another CX Hairs presentation:

“For episode 2.15, SVENNESS makes a stop at the Belgian National Cyclocross Championships, which took place at the Gaverbeek Hippodrome in Waregem, West Flanders, Belgium. The race takes place on a flat track with several flyovers and drainage ditches. It is a bit muddy and there is one long stretch of sand that plays an important role in this race.

We focus on the sand, the planks, the attrition of an already small field and the solidification of a legend. For the Belgian elite race, only racers who have full-time contracts are allowed to compete. That means the field is only 14 deep. The elites without contracts race a minute after the full-time pros start their race.”

Jan 19, 2014 Comments are OFF
Some Great Photos from CX Nats


Photos by Meg McMahon

I’ve been looking all over for nice, bright, sharp photos from CX Nats and Meg’s have been the best so far. Head over to her Flickr for a nice selection.

Jan 16, 2014 4 comments
Richard Sachs ‘Cross Team 2013 Servizio Corse for Sale

Yikes! The Richard Sachs ‘cross team had but one bike that remained unridden throughout the season. A back up if you will. Now, that bike is up for sale, via Velocipede Salon. I doubt it’ll be cheap but I’d kill for a House Industries Richard Sachs bike!

Head to Velocipede for details.

Edit: turns out, this one sold already…

Jan 15, 2014 9 comments
Golden Saddle Cyclery Presents: New Bike Day with Cielo

Shops like Golden Saddle Cyclery do a fair amount of balleur customer builds. Just look back at my Top 10 Beautiful Bicycles of 2013. Most of them were custom machines, built at GSC. Now, the team at Golden Saddle have started ordering Cielo bikes, made by hand in Portland at the Chris King facilities. Starting with Sean’s Cielo Cross Racer!

If you live in Los Angeles and would like to get on a new Cielo, swing through the shop and have a chat (or a beer) with the guys!

Jan 14, 2014 2 comments
Sean’s Cielo Cross Racer by Jesse Carmody
Guest Gallery: Sean's Cielo Cross Racer by Jesse Carmody

My friends in Los Angeles have pretty exceptional talents and taste. Speaking of the latter, Mr. Sean Talkington took advantage of Cielo’s industry pricing at Interbike and put down a deposit on one of their snazzy Cross Racer models. Sean’s new to cross bikes but he couldn’t pass up the deal! After a few months of waiting, his bike showed up and the capable hands at Golden Saddle Cyclery built it up for him.

Sean also works at Golden Saddle part time and is hoping that more customers will look to Cielo for an option when it comes to a MTB, road, touring or cross bike. Since he promotes made in the USA products through Team Dream, he felt like it was time to support US frame builders like Cielo.

Back to this build: You can have a completely dialed bike, but even underneath all that Chris King and SRAM components, bad photos will never do a good bike justice. Luckily for Sean, he’s good friends with Jesse Carmody, an exceptional photographer. Man, Sean really is living the Team Dream Team Dream.

As the sun was setting, these two went out into the woods and the result is in the Gallery!

Jan 9, 2014 21 comments