Road Frames – All Sizes In Stock

After a lengthy wait to get frames through customs and delivered, the new order of road frames arrived yesterday.   I’d been out of stock in the 54cm and 56cm frames for a while – and just within the past 2 weeks, the 58cm frame.  All are back in plentiful stock now including a new […]

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L’Eroica California

Instead of a full blog post about the 2017 version of the Eroica event held in Paso Robles, CA, here’s a link to a story about the event I wrote for Handbuilt Bicycle Guide.  Check out the full story.  And if you didn’t go, put it on your calendar for next year.  It’s a super […]

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Lookin’ For Adventure

Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild” has to be one of the most used songs by people promoting adventure.  All you have to say is “Get your motor runnin’” and your mind immediately goes to the open road.  “Head out on the highway” – you’re not going to find anything sitting at home.  “Lookin’ for adventure” […]

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Monster Cross V5.2 In The House

The day couldn’t have been worse.  From the day I learned the new Monster Cross frames had arrived in the port of Oakland, I started monitoring the weather forecasts.  This winter has been a wet one in Marin Co.  Really wet. When I got the confirmation that the frames were to be delivered last Wednesday, […]

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Now That’s What I’m Talking About

When I set out designing the Monster Cross frames 9 years ago, the tire I designed it around was the Panaracer Firecross 700×45.  At the time, it was the biggest “cross” tire available.  There were some that had short product cycles, like WTB’s MutanoRaptor 44, but the FireCross 45 had an actual knob-to-knob measurement of […]

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The Bike

I’ve posted a few teaser shots of this bike off and on over the past several months.  It’s a 64cm Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross frame.  With a twist.  For almost all of 2015, I had experienced back/shoulder/neck pain as a result of a slow-motion, over the bars, digger on my road bike trying to […]

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