This is a candid, insider view to the development of a new frame design. Sam Whittingham, designer and builder at Naked, wanted to experiment with what's extreme for a well-rounded trail bike. This is his first prototype in that line.
A show in a show, in a show: that's the artisan section of the Vancouver Bike Show, and it's a small handful of bicycle makers at that. Small maybe, but cycling is a big thing in BC, and their framebuilders are world famous with good reason...
Frame builders talk about the gravel bikes they brought to NAHBS. There were a lot of gravel bikes on display at the show. This selection is based on photos made available early by the NAHBS press office.
With all the buzz currently surrounding the all-road, gravel bike category, it’s worth remembering that the racing or endurance road bike is how many custom builders got started in the industry, and it remains a mainstay of their business...
Groovy Cycleworks is Wooster, Ohio reisdent Rody Walter's one-man business. He brings fun to the custom bike world with wild paint jobs, and now he uses a new ceramic finish material to make his paint as tough as the bikes themselves.
Through his experience with Speedvagen, road pro Christian Meier has learnt that custom builders play an important role in the high-end destination cycling venues and retail/ride experiences that are starting to sprout up.
Paul Brodie's tell-all memoir is not only a great resource for aspiring and new frame builders, but also it is an absorbing read for cycling enthusiasts and those curious about the ups and downs of small bicycle manufacturing businesses.