For bikes that take a bit more of a beating it’s often convenient to have a quick release seat clamp for a bit more maneuverability on the go. Whether its dropping you cyclocross seat for a for a bit more room on a downhill or getting your track bike more dialed for some bumps this is just what you need. Paul’s QR clamp is CNC machined, rocks an internal cam and looks as good as everything that comes off their production line. We have one these on the way so stay tuned for a full review…in the mean time swoop here!
Despite some debate on the “Best Track Bike” award it’s no secret that Andrew at LOW can build an amazing track bike. Weld skill as well as paint and geometry certainly put this year’s LOW ahead of the pack. All in all it was no surprise that this bad boy came out on top in the track category. On the low…it doesn’t get much better than this!
For a brand on the up & up like Squid it doesn’t get much more exclusive than a collabo with street artist Goomba. With roots already in cans a la spray.bike, Squid is no stranger to the art of can control in making something great. Being a Sacramento local has nothing to do with the continued appreciation for the art of their cross bikes…click through for the whole set!
Many of our favorite track builders made their way into the show this year in teaming up with other stellar brands. Portland’s Hi-Fi wheels chose the always classy Stanridge stable to show off their wheels this year and the combo was too clutch. Having spent some months on the 38mm (EP) wheels I can can vouch for how solid their product comes together. Worth noting how well the paint on this bad boy reacts to light as well as the new Vision cranks that seemed to be a staple at this year’s show. Click through for the full gallery!
After getting comfy with their Pioneer 9 hip pack late last year we’ve come to like Portland’s North St. quite a bit. Back at the show this year with their full line we made sure to grab a couple of their new additions to share. The Davis Daypack is one of two new waterproof backpacks ready for riding or climbing just about anywhere. the smaller of the two this thing is perfect for a day out with just the right goods. We managed to bring one of these home so be on the lookout for a full review on the way!
With our road trip to NAHBS kicking off tonight we thought it a good idea to share some of our favorites from last year’s coverage. Though many builder return each year no bikes are ever the same…here’s a few of our 2016 highlights from when the North American Handmade Bicycle Show was here Sacramento. Stay tuned for live and full recap coverage of this year’s event in Salt Lake City!
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show kicks off tomorrow in Salt Lake City and we’ll be there! Angel and I will be hitting the highway tonight and getting there just in time for the doors to open. Check here, Instagram and Facebook over the weekend for live stream coverage and daily recaps. We’ll be bringing coverage from the show floor as well as the weekend’s alleycats, rides and parties!
Though Matt’s been working with and for Chrome for some time now he officially joins the Famila team with this rad spot shot in NYC. He’s been the king of fixed freestyle for a while but I have to admit I’m digging all the track bike stuff he’s been doing lately a bit more. Solid dude on a solid crew…check more over on Chrome!