Jim Merz has designed some really stunning bikes over the years. Most known perhaps for his original Specialized Sequoia touring bike design, Jim has dedicated his life to designing bikes meant to be ridden on all surfaces. A while back, we featured Jim with the Merz edition Sequoia gravel bike, as well as one of Jim’s MTBs and today, we bring you Van from Texas’ 1982 Jim Merz, so check out more below!
For this week’s Readers’ Rides, the vintage MTBs keep rolling in with Tom’s 1989 Trek Antelope 850 that he’s built up as an all-rounder. Let’s check it out below!
Tom Ritchey is one of the founders of mountain biking and this year commemorates 50 years of Ritchey frames. That’s a huge milestone for any framebuilder and in that time, the brand has produced some lovely models, like the Ascent. Luke built up a beautiful Ascent and sent it in to be featured. If you’re a fan of Ritchey, don’t miss this one!
This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Sam, who suffers from being too tall for most vintage MTB frames, something many of us can attest to. However, that didn’t stop him from building a beautiful RockHopper, so let’s check it out below!
For our Readers’ Rides today, we’re featuring Emily’s Cross-Check, her first “real” bike purchase and she built a looker! Let’s check it out below!
The hits keep rolling in! This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Bryan who put together one sweet Bianchi Grizzly commuter/all-rounder, complete with a nice, big basket. Check this one out in detail below!
This week’s Readers’ Rides is in the spirit of the original Cruisers and Klunkers repurposed for everyday use. Steve works for Mongoose and if you recall that Chris Akrigg Vintage video we posted a while back, you’ll recognize this bike!
This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Zach and his 1990s Team Stumpjumper. We love seeing these old mountain bikes repurposed and Zach’s looks a real treat. Let’s check it out below!
This Readers’ Rides comes from Olly who customized his Trek ProCaliber 9.8SL into a Monstercross. Let’s follow the process along with Olly below!
Anytime a reader sends in their self-built frame to our Readers’ Rides email box, we drop everything and check it out. So far we haven’t been disappointed! Adam sent in this gorgeous road bike that he built at the Metal Guru Framebuilding Workshop, along with a story and parts breakdown, so let’s get to it!
Bikes from the 80s and 90s can be repurposed for modern use with some smart parts speccing. Take Jakob from Austria‘s 1994 Marin Sausalito. Let’s see this beaut in full detail below!
Today’s Readers’ Rides comes from Knoxville, TN and is from Matt who shared his Viner Super Rad…
This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Dann and features his Surly Ogre Rando bike build. Dann wrote a lot about this one so enjoy the deep dive!
We’ve gotten a number of cruiser, BMX, and DJ bikes submitted to our Readers’ Rides email over the past few weeks and today, we’re pleased to share Matt’s Kona Shonky. Read on below for Matt’s words on this build.