NAHBS 2016 – Best Lugged DiNucci, Best Brazed Steve Rex…and some fine bicycles from Shamrock

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Tim O’Donnell shared Shamrock Cycles’ origin story with us before this year’s show (and it’s a doozy of a read!), but didn’t unveil anything he was bringing to the show. So, if you didn’t make the trip to Sac this year, here’s your complete look at his booth. It, along with the coverage of Dinucci and Steve Rex’s award winning handiwork is heavy on the pics and light on the words, but very much worth your perusal…

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Tim O’Donnell shared Shamrock Cycles’ origin story with us before this year’s show (and it’s a doozy of a read!), but didn’t unveil anything he was bringing to the show. So, if you didn’t make the trip to Sac this year, here’s your complete look at his booth. It, along with the coverage of Dinucci […]

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April 1st Round-Up: White Ind electrified, Timbuk2’s tiny mess bag, Rudy Projects defies gravity, WTB unleashes ultra-capable TerraAssassin plus enduro

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White Industries goes electric with their new drivetrain. Rudy Projects releases anti-gravity helmet. WTB rolls out their new TerraAssassin in 3.0in, claiming plus size tires are the solution “to riding slop without any flop.” Timbuk2 rolls out mess-swag for your toddler. Get it all in this very special April 1st Round-up!

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White Industries goes electric with their new drivetrain. Rudy Projects releases anti-gravity helmet. WTB rolls out their new TerraAssassin in 3.0in, claiming plus size tires are the solution “to riding slop without any flop.” Timbuk2 rolls out mess-swag for your toddler. Get it all in this very special April 1st Round-up!

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(April Fools!) First Look: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. releases Fulton, world’s first quintuple top tube bike

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It’s always exciting when a steel brand pushes the limits performance in their medium, which is why we were stoked when we got a sneak peak of The Fulton at Interbike this past September. Taking a queue from the razor industry, the engineers at Brooklyn Bicycle Co. pushed the limits of tradition and tube set design by developing the world’s first five-top tube bicycle frame. More on this after the jump.

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It’s always exciting when a steel brand pushes the limits performance in their medium, which is why we were stoked when we got a sneak peak of The Fulton at Interbike this past September. Taking a queue from the razor industry, the engineers at Brooklyn Bicycle Co. pushed the limits of tradition and tube set design by […]

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Bag round-up: A bag for every occasion whether you want to carry it, put it on a bike, or a bike in it

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As a closet bag collector, I have always found bags are one of the more underrated items we use on a daily basis. From different shapes, sizes, and multiple levels of organization, it’s hard not to appreciate each unique purpose.

Check out the new playful Sunset and business-robust Distillery collections from Timbuk2, some handy bike bags from TranZbag and a couple of unique on-the-bike bags made out of re-purposed innertubes next…

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As a closet bag collector, I have always found bags are one of the more underrated items we use on a daily basis. From different shapes, sizes, and multiple levels of organization, it’s hard not to appreciate each unique purpose. Check out the new playful Sunset and business-robust Distillery collections from Timbuk2, some handy bike bags […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Lovebaum has a new Philosophy, plus Razik’s carbon truss tubes & Connor’s wood handlebars

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What started out as Lovebaum last year, Philosophy Cycles is the 2.0 collaboration between Chad Lovings and Bryce Baumann. Perhaps using the original brand as a proving grounds, their new bikes look amazing, with paint to match.

Above is the gravel road bike built for Bicycle Crumbs and gets a completely custom seatmast topper to set the saddle back, beautiful painted graphics and some restraint by not choosing red or pink I9 spokes for the wheels. Check out this and lots more below…

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What started out as Lovebaum last year, Philosophy Cycles is the 2.0 collaboration between Chad Lovings and Bryce Baumann. Perhaps using the original brand as a proving grounds, their new bikes look amazing, with paint to match. Above is the gravel road bike built for Bicycle Crumbs and gets a completely custom seatmast topper to set […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Mmmmmm! Bikes from Map, Mars & Majaco

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Last year Mars Cycles’ Casey Sussman showed up as a first time builder and took home a People’s Choice award. This year, he brought a fleet built out with some clever features. The Trailside Companion sat front and center with the most obvious “upgrade” being, well, obvious. It’s the glittery paint, of course!

Wanna partake of the good stuff, then puff, puff, and give yourself a click past the break…

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Last year Mars Cycles’ Casey Sussman showed up as a first time builder and took home a People’s Choice award. This year, he brought a fleet built out with some clever features. The Trailside Companion sat front and center with the most obvious “upgrade” being, well, obvious. It’s the glittery paint, of course! Wanna partake […]

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TPE16: Pinhead keys into new light weight frame locks, thru axle security on the way

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After providing a way to keep your bike’s components safe, the next logical step for Pinhead was to move into frame locks. After all, it does you no good to have each component secured if someone can take the whole bike. More than just wanting to offer a frame lock, Pinhead wanted it to be light, and to be simple to use. That meant integrating the same style key cylinder that’s found in their total bike protection kits. One key, full bike security, and all in a surprisingly light package…

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After providing a way to keep your bike’s components safe, the next logical step for Pinhead was to move into frame locks. After all, it does you no good to have each component secured if someone can take the whole bike. More than just wanting to offer a frame lock, Pinhead wanted it to be […]

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TPE16: Bolt on a Brakelight with Sigma’s new clip on LED for rim brakes

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Whether you’re following a bicycle in a car, or riding in a group, sometimes it would be nice to have a little heads up that the rider in front is slowing down. Brake lights are standard equipment on cars and motorcycles for a reason, so bicycles can’t be too far behind, right? We’ve seen a few bicycle brake lights before – many of them include a sensor at the lever and a wire that leads to the rear light. Others use wireless or Bluetooth connectivity mated with GPS data to calculate when you are slowing down to trip the light.

Others are quite a bit more simple. Lights like Sigma’s new Brakelight. Instead of a complicated system of wires or connectivity, the Brakelight simply clips onto your brake cable to give those behind you a heads up…

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Whether you’re following a bicycle in a car, or riding in a group, sometimes it would be nice to have a little heads up that the rider in front is slowing down. Brake lights are standard equipment on cars and motorcycles for a reason, so bicycles can’t be too far behind, right? We’ve seen a […]

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TPE16: Bickerton Portables shows that really nice things can come in small packages

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Bickerton P1100419Through an inventive mind, in 1971 Harry Bickerton built the first light-weight folding bike using (uncommon at the time) aluminum. Over the years, they sold over 600k folding bikes. While they closed the doors in the 90’s, Harry’s son Mark started things back up in 2011 and their current line of folders look stunning.

Check out the details on their Bickerton Sterling and some of the unique details that make it a standout among the folding bike community…

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Through an inventive mind, in 1971 Harry Bickerton built the first light-weight folding bike using (uncommon at the time) aluminum. Over the years, they sold over 600k folding bikes. While they closed the doors in the 90’s, Harry’s son Mark started things back up in 2011 and their current line of folders look stunning. Check out the details […]

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