“How about a little comet?” Tony says while deep in his element. “Yea… right there. Perfect.” Watching Tony paint, I realize he isn’t talking to me, but rather coaxing the paint out of his airbrush. In a dimly lit pop-up tent pitched in his backyard, Tony’s workspace smells like a lack of ventilation in a chemical plant.
Black and orange is the new black, during the fall anyway. Tis the season for everyone to get their base miles on and what better motivation to bundle up in the cold than a new road bike. Much less, a new Firefly. I love the way large framesets look by themselves and this one’s got a massive head tube.
Check out more of this black and orange beaut at the Firefly Flickr!
Speedvagen wants to make sure you’re paying attention this morning with their 2014 Horizon Plus road bike. Well, are you? Check out more at Speedvagen’s Flickr. There are so many details here, it’s mind-boggling.
I’ve never been able to ride any of these climbs, so I’ve been enjoying the Col Collective videos. Not for the data or coaching aspect, but for the scenery. It’s striking! Here’s the latest project, which happens to be the first climb filmed for the Col Collective, the Col d’Aubisque…
Watching Argonaut Cycles grow and gain traction in this market is exciting. Especially within the realm of retail, a world that most framebuilders decide to avoid due to margins. But sometimes, you find a home where your brand easily nestles in between the existing offerings.
Argonaut Cycles has teamed up with Above Category, along side BAUM, Pegoretti and Mosaic. Three exceptional frame builders who have mastered their materials. It’s not bad having such great company, is it?
See more at Above Category!
… and it’s one I’d like to think that readers of this website would embrace. See more at the Baum Flickr!
Ian from Icarus Frames came by the Radavist HQ today and he brought this new matte black road frame that just came back from paint. With a mix of True Temper OX Platinum at the seat tube, head tube and Columbus Zona / Life elsewhere, it’s got modern lines with very classic proportions. This one’s a beaut! Clean fillets, a braze-on front derailleur hanger and an ENVE road fork.
My favorite detail however was the arrow, painted on the top tube and the classic Icarus insignia on the downtube.
Shooting matte bikes in a studio isn’t easy, but I’m getting the hang for it. I wish I could shoot this beaut all built up. Instead, you’ll just have to check out more studio photos of this killer frame below.
They’re not quite in stock yet, but I like the looks of the new Rapha Climber’s Shoes. Based off the new Prolight SLX EC90 SLXII sole and footbeds, these perforated cycling shoes shed weight and maintain stiffness where it’s needed. Coming soon (like in a few weeks) from Rapha.
The Cielo Road Racer is a favorite of mine and of Chris King dealers everywhere. Over at Mellow Johnny‘s, store manager Will Black ordered this size large around the same time I was reviewing the chartreuse x-large. He went all in with Dura Ace, Chris King, ENVE rims and the bright orange paint.
Mellow’s has had this bike on the shop floor all week and it’s creating a bit of a stir. Such flash for such little cash, when compared to bikes in the same pricepoint and higher even.
I couldn’t help but wish I could have gotten photos of this bike up in time for Halloween…
It’s raining cats and dogs in Austin right now, which has me watching all of the Yowamushi Pedal episodes. Surely, I’m not the only one who missed this, right?