Tag Archives: 2013

Giant Anthem Advanced , Custom SRAM XX1 build

Giant Anthem SL XX1 SRAM 3

SRAM’s phenomenal XX1 parts group was brand new when this Giant Anthem Advancedwas built. We stripped a stock bike down to the frame to rebuild it with the 11 speed, single chainring group. Tubeless tires were requested, of course, and NoTubes Arch EX rims made an easy-to-live-with set up. Giant’s Anthem Advanced frame is a great one. The wide frame tubing keeps the bike stiff and pointed where you’d want it to go, and the carbon keeps it light. A lightweight racing suspension bike with a lifetime warranty on the frame ! SRAM was thinking outside of the box when … Continue reading

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Independent Fabrication, Steel Crown Jewel, SRAM Force22 build

Crown Jewel Black1

Here’s  road bike built to last. Independent Fabrication’s steel Crown Jewel frame gives you maximum durabilty, and the custom geometry ensures it’s a perfect fit. A high-end steel frame like this one gives you great shock absoption along with the snappy feel a metal frame is known for. We receive it as a frameset alone from Independent Fabrication. We chose a standard threaded bottom bracket shell to ensure parts would be available for decades! An oversized 44mm headtube allows the use of a full carbon Enve form with a tapered steerer tube. The Cane Creek 110 headset gives a hint … Continue reading

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Custom Mosaic RT-1, shown in 2013 NAHBS!


This beautiful custom Mosaic RT-1 is as good as it gets! The butted Ti frame is handbuilt in Boulder, Colorado and has a unique paint job done by Spectrum Cycles. All Mosaic frames are custom built to a riders body proportions, so the fit is perfect! This particular Mosaic was used as a show-bike by Mosaic in the 2013 NAHBS (North American Handuilt Bicycle Show). Mosaic won a “best cyclocross of show” award for a cross bike that has similar construction to this RT-1. Mosaic uses an oversized 44mm titanium headtube that they machine in-house. The seatstays are elegantly thin … Continue reading

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First Look! 2013 Giant Propel Aero Road


Here is our first look at Giant’s new aero road bike, the 2013 Giant Propel SL! Cutting edge, high modulus carbon. Giant has mastered the art of shaping carbon tubing to match its form to its function. The Propel is one of the most aerodynamic bikes in its class, but still maintains a wide and stiff bottom bracket area. The aero seatpost mast is very narrow, as is the juncture between the seat tube and seat stays. These sections make for a comfortable riding frame despite the stouter tubing found elsewhere. The careful positioning of the rear brakes keeps them … Continue reading

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