Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Giant XtC Carbon 29er Video

According to Carl Decker... 29er's are "Super Great"!!!

Twin Cities Swap

Even though a 10 hour round trip ride in the Cyclesmith Van is typically not my idea of fun...  this weekend we loaded up the van for a voyage up to great white north of Minneapolis for the Twin Cities Bike Swap.  Sunday we got up nice and early which was a bit hard for some of us, and headed over to the National Sports Center to set up our tables.  We met a bunch of really great people and have a great time selling stuff, checking out cool bike bikes and hang’n out in The Cities!!

Broke off for home right after the swap in order to hit Osseo WI just about dinner time to enjoy the down home goodness of the Norske Nook for some Lefse, dinner and of course PIE!!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

MTB Injuries Down

New study performed over 14 years and published in the Feb issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine shows MTB injuries have dropped 56%. 

“The large decline we found in mountain bike-related injuries is likely due to a combination of factors,” said Lara McKenzie, PhD, principal investigator at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “While some of the decline may be explained by a decrease in the number of people riding mountain bikes, there have also been a number of improvements to the bicycle design, such as disc brakes and dual-suspension systems, that give the rider greater control of the bike and may help to reduce the incidence of injuries.”

Very interesting article at the Science Blog.  However I would really like to read the actual study... anyone have a extra copy of the AJSM... ya know, just lay'n around????

Sunday, February 6, 2011


We will be attending the Twin Cities Bike Swap as a vendor on Sunday Feb 13th from 9am-2pm, held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, MN.  This is a great bike swap, one of our favorites.  We've been making the trip up for the last 4 years, and it always worth the effort.  If your not making the trip, be sure to check back here for a full report and photos!!

Bonecrusher Strikes Again

Saturday, February 5, 2011



Old and New

There is a certain appreciation of the sexiness of a classic lugged steel frame that is just impossible to resist. I recall reading on Tips for Happy Riding on Rivendell's website:

“Feel comfortable mixing high tech and low tech, old and new parts and technologies, and don't apologize to anybody for it.”

So off we went on this project putting a very modern build on a classic steel frame. The frame in question is the 2010 Masi Speciale Primio featuring double butted steel tubing a lugged steel fork. To this steel machine we added a full SRAM Force groupo and SRAM Wheels. In addition we did a Ritchey WCS cockpit and wing carbon bar. Topped off with the Retro Flite Saddle and Look pedals we have a build that would be right at home on the fanciest of carbon fiber bikes. But by combining a new build with classic retro flare its a real head turner guaranteed to spark a few conversations. It is certainly one of the lightest steel bikes I have handled in a while.


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