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Update: Hailey’s True Love Cycles Heart Breaker With Rigid Whisky No. 9 Fork

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Update: Hailey’s True Love Cycles Heart Breaker With Rigid Whisky No. 9 Fork

Earlier this year, Hailey Moore reviewed her True Love Cycles Heart Breaker—a steel-tubed drop-bar mountain bike made in Warsaw, Poland. The original build spec saw the Heart Breaker outfitted with a short-travel color-matched and refurbished RockShox RS-1 but, after a long review period with this setup, Hailey was keen to shave a little weight and see how a rigid fork paired with the frame. Read on for her update on riding the Heart Breaker with Whisky’s No. 9 MTN Boost fork.

Stayer Cycles OG Plus Monstercross

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Stayer Cycles OG Plus Monstercross

The Stayer OG Plus is a frame to take advantage of the mullet, mix and match, mountain bike drive chain, and road bike shifter component options that make bikes like this sort of a strange bird. Monstercross? Adventure bike? Or just a touring bike? Whatever you call it, the OG Plus has a phenotype we can all get behind.

A Multi-Bike Review of the Tumbleweed Big Dipper Drop Bars

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A Multi-Bike Review of the Tumbleweed Big Dipper Drop Bars

Wide bars are becoming more and more prolific in the drop-bar MTB, touring bike, and even gravel bike subgenres. A craze that began with the Crust and Ron’s Bikes Towel Rack bars has now become widespread in the industry, with multiple brands putting their spin on an ultra-wide offering. Among these is Tumbleweed, who have worked to design a model suited for the Stargazer touring bike (one of my favorites in that subcategory of drop-bar bikes). Fittingly dubbed the Big Dipper Bars ($115), I’ve been stealthily test-riding them on two recent review bikes. I have some thoughts on the Big Dippers and the appropriate application for wide drop handlebars in general. Let’s check it out below!

A 600-Mile First-Ride Review of Beast Components’ Carbon Hybrid Bar

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A 600-Mile First-Ride Review of Beast Components’ Carbon Hybrid Bar

Fresh off racing the North-South Colorado Bikepacking Race, where she finished 1st women’s and 7th overall, Hailey Moore is here to share her first-ride impressions of Germany-based Beast Components’ Carbon Hybrid Bar. The mtb-shift-and-lever compatible design allowed her to run her Bearclaw Ti Hardtail as a monster-tourer, drop bar 29er, but how did the modified design manifest in ride quality as she pedaled 600 miles down Colorado’s Front Range? Read on for her thoughts…

Vintage Bicycles: Ross Shafer’s 1984 Salsa Cycles Custom

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Vintage Bicycles: Ross Shafer’s 1984 Salsa Cycles Custom

I doubt the readers of this website need an introduction to the brand Salsa Cycles, but what about the brand’s genesis? Today’s Vintage Bicycles bike features Ross Shafer, the founder of Salsa’s 1984 Custom. This bike, much like Salsa itself, is riddled with lore, so we pinged the lore meister himself, Tasshi Dennis, to dish out the goods. Grab a bowl of chips and a dish of salsa, and get yourself a big scoop below…

Best in Class? John’s Review of the Tumbleweed Stargazer Touring Bike

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Best in Class? John’s Review of the Tumbleweed Stargazer Touring Bike

“Best in Class” is not something I would throw around casually. I often find it polarizing to establish such hierarchies when referring to subjective statements. Yet at times, a bike rolls into my temporary possession that deserves the highest of praises. I’ve been riding the Tumbleweed Stargazer for a while now and having reviewed a number of similar bikes in this space, I feel like that title is fitting, yet no bike is perfect…

Let’s check out my full review below!