Interview: Adam Clement of Gevenalle

Gevenalle, or Retroshift as it was known in the Beforetimes, was forged in the cold, muddy pits of Portland cyclocross to address a need for durable, serviceable, cross-specific componentry. Years on, founder Adam Clement continues to charge forward with the fourth version of his iconic shifter and brake lever system as well as a suite […]

Project: World’s Funnest Bike – Drivetrain, Wheels, Brakes & Install Notes

So far, our World’s Funnest Bike project has detailed the frame and the cockpit. Now it’s time to go over all the parts that make it go and make it stop. Most of the parts used on this project bike were new, but I did have some trusted components and lightly used parts that needed […]

Gevenalle adds GX drop-bar shifters for Shimano 10-speed MTB derailleurs – First look & actual weights!

Ever dreamt of putting a mountain bike drivetrain on your drop bar bike. You know, to create the ultimate adventure bike with wide range gearing and a fast front end? Gevenalle has expanded their line of index-or-friction shifter equipped brake lever with the new GX model, which pulls just the right amount of cable to […]

Chez Velo hacks Gevenalle w/ SRAM TT shifter on amazing 11-speed 28″ cyclocross concept bike

Gevenalle has been making quite a bit of headway lately, offering everything from mechanical and hydraulic brake levers matched to mechanical shift levers that can be set to either indexed or friction shift with models for short or long cable pull. One thing it can’t do (yet) is mate up to 11 speed cassettes. But […]

Gevenalle Adds Up-Armored Front Derailleur to Cyclocross Gruppo

Gevenalle, formerly Retroshift, just released the BURD  Front Derailleur/Chain Guide for cyclocross. Like their BURD rear derailleur, the “Blatantly Upgraded and Rebranded Derailleur” is a hacked, top-of-the-line Microshift component that they rebuilt to better serve ‘cross racers who demand reliable shifting in brutal conditions. The derailleurs, along with their standard pull, long pull, and hydraulic shift levers; and cassette […]

Oregon Handmade Show 2013: Ahearne’s immaculate stainless touring bike, Custom XL Cycle Truck

I see a lot of bikes in this line of work, and honestly, it can take a lot to really blow me away these days.  One builder has done just that this year at the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show.  Mr. Joseph Ahearne has assembled nothing short of a masterpiece.  In fact, it was on display […]

Introducing Project Any Road: All-City’s Mr. Pink Built for Road, Gravel, Dirt & Anywhere In Between

I have had my eye on the All-City lineup for a while now.  When the road oriented Mr. Pink and Spacehorse bikes dropped I knew I would own one of them.  After careful deliberation I choose the Mr. Pink.  Having always been a fan of the classic steel roadies of yesteryear, it just made sense.  […]

NAHBS 2013: 611 Hits a Grandslam with Lugged MTB, Wild Cross Bike, Lightweight Roadie & 3Rensho Tribute

Aaron Dykstra  builds beautiful bicycles in Roanoke, VA, under the moniker Six-Eleven Bicycle Co.  In 2011, he took home the award for best track bike at NAHBS.  In 2012, another award was earned for best cyclocross bike.  While no awards came to Six-Eleven this year, personally, it was my favorite booth at the show.  Aaron brought […]

Found: 44 Bikes’ Handmade Gravel Road Bike & More! UPDATED

44 Bikes is a small shop out of New England that builds custom steel road and mountain bikes and, in the case of the Huntsman shown here, bikes that serve a multitude of purposes. The Huntsman is laid out to work equally well on pavement and off, for gravel or cyclocross. The build shown here […]