High Tech Carbon Composite Frames from the Heart of Old Santa Fe
Just across from the Tree House Pastry Shop and Café, in a characteristic, haphazardly zoned neighborhood/business district in central Santa Fe, N.M., in a rusted, corrugated metal building, there is a bike shop called Frankie Flats Bicycle Repair.
I am sitting on a chairlift in Angel Fire, N.M., on a moonless, September night, and I have just finished my 29th consecutive run on the resort’s infamous World Cup downhill course.
Bullet Proof on a Budget
When I pulled up to the trailhead this summer, other riders mostly seemed confused by the imposing steed I had in tow. Its steel-gray, aluminum frame and flashy, blue rims made an immediate impression.
Inverted 4-Bar Suspension
The Solstice 160mm travel, inverted 4-bar suspension chassis needed only a 300-yard section of trail—one that resembled class V rapids frozen in a river of stone—to prove its merit.
Riding and Racing the 2011 S-Works Epic 29er
Fast, efiicient, and light: Exactly what you want in a race bike. Specalized has built the ultimate race machine with the 2011 S-Works Epic 29er. The best technology and lightest components do come at a price though...
If the Enduro Pro were a teenager, the little punk would live on synthetic energy drinks, and walk the halls wearing a flat brimmed hat, baggy pants, and an mp3 player streaming Kid Cudi. All the while, still pulling off a top spot on the honor role.
Every fall Interbike brings most cycling businesses to Vegas to show off their 2011 products. It is a great place for industry folks to see products first hand as well as ride some new bikes. We caught up with a few companies at the show and here are some products we thought were cool.
Modern Steel Tubeset means Comfort of Steel with Precision Handling. Hand Made in Boulder, Colo.
Boulder based Mosaic Cycles hand builds custom and a line-up of titanium, steel and stainless steel bikes in their North Boulder shop.
All You Have to Do is Ride
by Chris Hanna
Wearing your old stretched-out tighty-whities in the name of saving some cash isn’t anything worth bragging about. There’s no argument they’ll serve their purpose, you can still go to the movies and play basketball in them but there just won’t be a twinkle in your eye.
A Classic for Every Day
By Scott Leonard
Western Colorado is laced with brilliant gravel roads that cross mesas, link river valleys and breach rugged passes. These rough roads are littered with steep climbs, fast descents, loose gravel, washboard and potholes.
Mountain Flyer Exclusive (oooooh)
Tomac is set to add several new bikes to their lineup for 2011 and over the weekend of Aug. 7-8, 2010 the Mountain Flyer staff got a chance to check out two new trail bikes from the legendary namesake.
I first got word of the 69er (or 96er if you’re avoiding any suggestive reference to porn star fantasies) notion back in February when I ran into Travis Brown at a nordic ski race. I was skeptical but with a few concise sentences on the concept, he had me more than a little intrigued.