Posts Tagged ‘Cross’

Whisky Parts Co. – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Whisky Parts Co. has been working hard over the last year. They’re producing thru-axle carbon forks for road and cross as well as a new line of clothing. The forks are top tier performance driven products as you’ll see from some of the features mentioned in the video. The clothing is simple, well designed and very affordable. The highlight feature is that it’s simple designs and low key graphics make it very attractive for the riders who don’t want flash and loud color.

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Stan’s No Tubes – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Here’s a look and a few words from the folks at Stan’s No Tubes. It’s good to hear that they’ll be supporting all wheel sizes across their entire product line. 26″, 29″ and the rapidly gaining 650b. It’s reassuring to know you can get the same wheel and performance no matter what size you run.
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Foundry Cycles 2013 Preview @ Saddle Drive ’12

Monday, August 6th, 2012

tf-img_2053 Foundry is gearing up for the coming year with several new offerings: there’s the Thresher, a gravel racer; the Riveter, a race-ready road bike; and the Harrow, Foundry’s dedicated cross bike. While each of the tools in its shed are designed to perform under unique conditions, Foundry bikes pulse with a strikingly similar blood: they are a tool that is meant to let the rider do the talking. The bikes are about top level performance cloaked in an understated aesthetic that are to be pushed to the limit. (more…)

Whisky Parts Co. 2013 Preview @ Saddle Drive ’12

Monday, August 6th, 2012

tf-img_1939 Showcased at the front of the Whisky booth during Saddle Drive was the new no. 9 fork. The no. 9 is Whisky’s innovative new disc carbon road/cross fork that uses a shortened version of Rock Shox’s 15mm Maxle system. The new thru axle design will help stiffen up the fork and give riders more confidence in descents and during out-of-the-saddle standing efforts. The Maxle will also help reduce the stress on the fork caused by disc brakes. Whisky forks are built in a three part layup that is purpose built to offer stiffness and structure near the thru-axle, compliance and absorption in the center of the blades and an extra solid crown design for durability and added stiffness.
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Tree Fort Bikes presents Detroit Bike City 2012

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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Sat March 24th @ COBO Center

Tree Fort Bikes presents Detroit Bike City 2012!

Tree Fort Bikes presents Detroit Bike City 2012: 1st Annual bicycle show and swap meet. Pack up your old gear, your kids and your camera, Detroit Bike City is going to fill COBO with live demos, hundreds of vendors, eager swappers, and free stuff.  Wether you ride all summer, all year or only in your mind while watching the Tour De France you will find something just right for you.  All forms of bicycles, from road and racing to mountain and BMX to cross and commuter, will be on display and in use at COBO for Detroit Bike City, with a full day of bicycle activities and demos for the whole family.  There will be secure bicycle parking right on site as well, thanks to Wheelhouse Detroit!  Don’t miss this chance to find great deals and witness the size and variety of our biking community. (more…)

Foundry Launch Party Recap

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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With the public introduction back in December, last night was our chance to celebrate Foundry Cycles. We were fortunate to be able to pull Jason (Foundry Brand Manager) and Rob (Foundry Sales Manager) away from the everyday routine for a night of talking about bikes over beer and nachos. It was a great opportunity for the local market to finally get to see the bikes up close and in person and meet just a few of the folks who have made it possible. In addition to the bikes, Whisky Parts Co. was kind enough to send along some new production handlebars, seat posts and forks for everyone to drool over. And Honey Stingers was gracious enough to send along waffles for the Jarod Toss.

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Red Cedar Cyclocross Park

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Cyclocross in Michigan Let’s face it – sometimes, in their crusade to share their love of bicycles with the rest of the world, espousing cyclists tend to exaggerate the ability of bikes to solve all the world’s problems. Fortunately, I often also see examples of cyclists doing things simply for the sake of cycling that positively impact our community in very real ways, ways that serve as a reminder that the über-advocates are in it for all the right reasons.

Take, for example, the recent efforts of one Michael Babcock to give the Lansing cyclocross scene a much needed shot to the heart. Before this season it’d been over a half decade since the capital area had played host to a ‘cross race, and clearly the Lansing cycling community hadn’t been capitalizing (get it?) on the rapid growth in the discipline to promote the sport locally. This year, however, that would change. (more…)

Foundry Cycles Launch Party at The Angry Catfish Bike and Coffee Bar

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Foundry Launch at The Angry Catfish Bike & Coffee Bar Last week we headed over to Minnesota for the official Foundry Cycles Launch Party at The Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar. This was the official consumer introduction for the brand. On hand was a selection of the offerings from Foundry for 2012.

Foundry Cycles is a new high end performance carbon brand that is geared towards the rider who is about the ride, and needs the proper tools to succeed. We had a great introduction of the brand at the Saddle Drive event back in July and again in September at Interbike. The event had a great turn out with a lot of interest in the brand. Look for some big news coming a little later this week. (more…)

Foundry Cycles – Interbike 2011

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

tf-_mg_4838 Foundry Cycles was introduced at Saddle Drive earlier this year, but stepped into the Vegas spotlight for its big stage debut at Interbike. A high quality, high performance, non-pretentious brand for those of us who dimply ride and ride hard. Designed around an ideal, Foundry is for those looking to ride without waving a flag of European designer trends and neon monstrosities that roll through the Tour de France. With a mantra of “It’s a tool, not a trophy”, it’s easy to know you’re not going to get hype and bull. The names of the bikes are indicative of the character they bring to the table. Upon first glance, most people see a no logos, no decals that scream “here I am”, but simply something built for a purpose. (more…)