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Road Disc Wheelset, Industry Nine with HED Belgium Plus

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Building custom wheels is a great way to get a durable set that perfectly fits your checklist of needs. All the component of the wheels are chosen individually, so you can vary things like the number of spokes, style of hub, and strength of rim to make it suit your riding style. This set of wheels was particularly cool, so we thought we’d feature it today. The rims are HED Belgium Plus, which are the coolest looking rims available, as well as being able to be used tubeless. They are also built in the new 25mm width that hold your … Continue reading

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Mosaic RT-1, Full-paint titanium with a lightweight Ultegra build

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This titanium Mosaic is a custom RT-1, and uses their top-of-the-line frameset. The RT-1 features size-specific butted tubing, a tapered-steerer Enve Road 2.0 fork, and an oversized 44mm headtube. The lucky owner of this bike chose to give the frame full-paint, and to have the fork matching as well. As usual, the folks at Mosaic do impeccable work … the welds are super clean! The stainless steel headbadge looks great against the paint. Custom geometry was a must for this rider to get the handlebar in the correct location. This RT-1 uses an integrated seatpost, which will add some shock … Continue reading

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Matt’s Gloss Black Independent Fabrication Steel Planet Cross

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This Independent Fabrication Steel Planet Cross sees it’s share of mud and cold. A high-end steel frame like this one is great for cyclocross … the material itself lends a ton of durability, and Independent Fabrication’s excellent construction allows great ride quality and low frame weight. Check out the slim fork legs and rear dropouts!   Tweet

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Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel Steel, Ultegra Di2 and Tubeless

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This one has a special place in my heart … A steel Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel. A frame with century-old materials matched with some awesome technology in the parts. You can’t beat a top level steel machine like this for ride quality. The Ultegra Di2 works flawlessly … even the push-button front shifting … and never needs adjustment. These American Classic wheels are some of the lightest, and they can be used as tubeless as well. Tubeless tires will give you improvement in comfort and efficiency … both good things. A seatpost mounted Di2 battery keeps everything looking clean. Color-matched … Continue reading

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Independent Fabrication, Steel Crown Jewel, SRAM Force22 build

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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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Independent Fabrications Club Racer, modified into an Audax Bike


This Independent Fabrications Club Racer has been modified quite a bit from its “stock” configuration to become what it is: an Audax, or “light touring” bike. No one has the ability to control the dimensions of a bike like Independent Fabrications, and this bike really shows it: the handlebar height is exactly where the rider requested it to be, there is just the right clearance for 32mm tires with stainless-steel fenders, and there is ample standover clearance without a drastically sloping top tube. All just right! The Club Racer model is intended to have caliper brakes, and 23-28mm tires. Independent … Continue reading

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Co-Motion Corretto with Rival and a Cool Fade Paintjob


Here’s a new Co-Motion Corretto with a black/red/yellow fade paintjob. It will do double duty as a commuter bike and a road machine for racking up training miles. The Corretto frames are a exclusive design by The Hub, and are built of Reynolds 853 tubing. This Corretto was built with our standard SRAM Rival package, using a compact (50/34 tooth) crankset, FSA cockpit parts, and Shimano RS-10 wheels. Correttos are uniquely comfortable, and a great value for a US-made bike. Tweet

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