Category Archives: frames
Thomson Introduces US-Made Titanium MTB Frames

Well, technically they’re Thomson-designed, Lynskey-manufactured frames but it’s still rad if you ask me! The Elite 275 (clever name) is the first to the spotlight, followed by the Elite 29, a singlespeed 29r that comes with a Rohloff Option and a Thomson singlespeed drivetrain. Eventually, there will be the Elite Gravel road bike, which is, as you might have guessed, for off-road action.

Other developments include the new Thomson Pave Post, for road, cross and other drop-bar bikes that get some time in the dirt.

You will even be able to visit their facilities in Macon, Georgia and give them a test ride.

Check out more information at Thomson.

Jan 26, 2014 5 comments
Dustin Klein of Cadence Painted this Ritchey Swiss Cross
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To commemorate a forthcoming collaboration with Ritchey, Dustin Klein from Cadence took the time to personalize his new Swiss Cross frameset. I love seeing projects like this unfold, especially with companies like Cadence and Ritchey, both of which make exceptional products.

Personally, I think the Cadence x Ritchey stems look great and I can’t wait to see what else they’re cooking up!

Until then, check out the process and completed bike photos below!

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Jan 24, 2014 17 comments
Speedvagen: 2014 Kawa Green Road Machine

Kawasaki green kinda grows on you over time, but for some reason, I doubt anyone would object to having one of the new Speedvagen Road Machines in their stable. Check out more madness at the Speedvagen Flickr, you’ll be green with… ok nevermind. Just go look at the rad photos.

Also, for anyone that’s interested, Speedvagen is selling off a few 2013 team cross bikes. Head over to the Speedbloggen for details.

Jan 23, 2014 Comments are OFF
Vanilla Bicycles: Shorty Road Frameset
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As the story goes, Vanilla is left with this 49cm road frameset to sell. Now, I know a Vanilla is out of most people’s price range, but I can’t get over how nicely detailed they all are. The best part about bicycle photography is that there’s no charge to look!

Head over to Vanilla to see more details.

Jan 19, 2014 Comments are OFF
Leader’s 2014 Renovatio Track Frame
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With the success of the Kagero, Leader began working on a pista version of the popular low pro. Now, the Renovatio has been launched:

“The Leader Renovatio frameset is our Pista version of the KAGERO, but with some modifications. The frameset features 7005 double-butted aluminum tubing, smooth and seamless joints, hydroformed seat tube, carbon track fork w/aluminum steerer, and minimalistic branding. With its horizontal top tube and compact geometry, you will discover that the Renovatio is velodrome and street approved.

Designed in collaboration with Pedal Consumption.

Includes FSA headset and PC laser-etched seat collar.

Free UPS shipping within the US continent. Excluding HI, AK, PR.

– View more details and photos by clicking here.

– Geometry can be viewed by clicking here.”

In stock now at Pedal Consumption.

Jan 7, 2014 7 comments
Raleigh Bicycles: SSCXWC Philly Frameset

For this year’s SSCXWC, Raleigh designed a limited edition cross frameset, complete with the Tamland dropouts (which look damn fine). Wait, a SSCX bike with vertical dropouts? What’s going on here? Well, as per the details here on this high-tech PDF, Raleigh is actually encouraging you to chop your derailleur hanger into a bottle opener. Which, I might add, is fucking amazing.

The best part is the price: $670! Scoop one up at the SSCXWC Philly’s webstore!

Nov 27, 2013 Comments are OFF