The Speedvagen Readymade program returns for 2021 but due to the pandemic, it required some new requirements for this popular program. Right now, Speedvagen is taking deposits for the Drop Bar GTFO and the Disc-OG bikes. A deposit of $1,000 is required to get get the ball rolling and only 11 of each bike model are available. Check out all the information below and if you like what you see, place your deposit at Speedvagen.
Our friends at the Service Course are working with Argonaut Cycles now and are the exclusive distributor for the UK, Europe, and Australia customers. Here’s a quick video profile on the brand, introducing their new partnership:
From humble beginnings building steel frames by hand, Ben Farver and the team behind Argonaut Cycles now produce some of the finest custom carbon bikes in the world, controlling the entire process from raw material through to final build at their high tech composite facility in Bend, OR.
Taking inspiration from F1 race cars and aerospace engineering as much as the personal connection forged with every Argonaut customer, their latest creation is the RM3: an “argument” to the wider cycling industry as the most complete road bike imaginable, uniquely tuned to the exact requirements of each rider.
See more at the Service Course!
Wahoo Frontiers takes to one of California’s most breathtaking places, the Lost Coast:
“In this first episode of season two, Ian Boswell, Peter Stetina, and Colin Strickland meet up in California for a bike trip that explores the Lost Coast. This is not just an adventure, it is the new training camp for these privateers. What do you do when you need your competition to get better so you can beat your competition later? Ian, Pete, and Colin find out as they tackle the Lost Coast each seeking something a bit different and each riding away with fresh perspective and motivation for challenges ahead.”
See the route links below…
With the warmer Summer months just around the corner, having a pair of lightweight road shoes is crucial to battling the elemetents. Australia’s MAAP has teamed up with high end shoe manufacturer Suplest on a pair of Edge+ Road Pro Shoes. These shoes are lightweight (230 g – 8.11 oz) and are designed specifically for dry, hot, and windy conditions. They come in olive (pictured) or a bright white and retail for $549.00 AUD (approx. $399 USD). See more at MAAP.
In Reflections, Pegoretti riders around the world share their stories of life during the past year, their thoughts for the future, and how cycling, community, and creativity help them find moments that matter.
At €3,799.00 for the complete build, Standert’s new Columbus tubing disc road bike, the Triebwerk isn’t excactly a cheap bike but with build kit options, a flashy limited-edition package and a plethora of sizes currently available, it’s a beautiful option for those looking for a new road machine this spring. Head over to Standert to see sizing, options, and availability!
In late 2016 Thereabouts traveled down to Colombia for a two-week tour around Colombia where they were immersed in the local’s way of living and of course, its world-renown riding.
Czech framebuilding duo Michael Mourecek and Ondrej Novotny, also known as Festka, released a list of their most popular bicycles of 2020 this week and we have to share it. Honestly, we can’t help ourselves. Some of these designs are mind-blowingly beautiful… read on below.
With all the touring and gravel talk over here, you might think that road bikes might be dead. Well, that’s not the case. Or at least that’s not what Moots is saying with their latest release. With the Womble breaking the mold of what a hardtail “XC” bike can be, Moots set their sights on doing the same with their Vamoots RCS (RCS= Routt County Special) high-volume, disc road bike.
The Vamoots RCS features:
-next generation 3D printed dropouts
-2x road drive train compatible
-NEW fastback seat stays
-NEW model-specific fork
-NEW camo anodizing finish: “Hunter”
See more photos below and all the info at Moots.
Today’s Reportage shines a light on a movement that has been a ray of light in this tumultuous year. The LA Bike Academy is getting the youth of the greater Los Angeles area stoked on bikes, using our favorite two-wheeled transport as a vessel for learning real-life skills. We’re pleased beyond words to share the work of Alonso Tal (photos) and Michael Cedeño (video) today with you and to use this post to announce LABA’s partnership with Easton Cycling for 2021…
This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Michael in Vancouver, BC. His Granville Burtly Road with a beautiful Sunset Fade graces our website this Friday morning. Enjoy!
Brookyln’s Weis Manufacturing is known for their aluminum frames with unique asymmetrical seat stays. Their latest release, the Hammer Road SL is a lighter version of the Hammer Road, thanks to the carbon seat tube and ISP. Let’s take a look at this unique bike…
The Standard Rando is Twin Six’s flagship do it all drop bar bike. Tour, gravel, commute, ride road, whatever on this versatile bike. Build it with 650b or 700, buy a frameset or a complete, and now, you’ve got one more color to choose from if the lastolive drab release wasn’t your style. This limited edition color is available now from Twin Six in a frameset ($700) or complete ($1950), so hop on over to Twin Six and check it out.
This is the story of Jacopo Lahbi and his non-stop challenge to climb Monte Grappa from all of its 10 routes. 455 km and 16,500 m elevation gain, all in one tough sitting. A monumental feat for any cyclist, it’s an almost unthinkable challenge for a world-class track and field athlete.
Firefly has really lead the way in terms of anodizing designs on their frames and in the past, we’ve seen many examples of their topography anodizing but never as expansive as this one! If you’d like to see more details of this wild piece of work, head to the Firefly Tumblr.
During the fabrication of a Pursuit Cycles, Carl Strong’s custom carbon brand, each of the six sections of the MUSA carbon frame come out of the mold and then are printed with some stats. This includes mold number, frame size, layup version, and a number of parts made from that mold, then finally weight is handwritten on. Eventually, when the frame is complete and getting prep for paint these notes are removed. As this bike was one of the firsts Lead Out ARs to be produced this idea hooked me, I loved the process and tracking, I wanted to play into that. Taking some inspiration from recent sneaker trends as well. I decided on a Helvetica style to the point design.
What do you call a stainless Italian disc road bike, built with Cinelli and Campagnolo, right here in Santa Fe? Spaghetti Western? Sure, why not?
Mellow Velo, purveyors of modern bikes, with a long history of building up classic Italian road racing machines, recently completed this build for a customer back on the East Coast. Adam, the owner of the bike, refinishes mouthpieces for saxophones, so as you can imagine, he has a particular penchant for procuring pristine pedal machines like this one. Luckily for him, David from Mellow Velo has a soft spot for modern Italian-made frames.