Tag Archives: Touring

2014 Giant Anyroad 2, new endurance-road design

Anyroad2 2

Presenting the new 2014 Giant Anyroad 2. The Anyroad bikes use a brand new frame for Giant. The point of the new design is to combine the comfortable riding position of an endurance-road bike with the wider tire capability of a cyclocross bike. Giant is at the forefront of modern aluminum shaping, and this new frame is a great example of how smoothly contoured aluminum frames can be. Here are a couple more shots showing the beautiful frame construction. Notice that Giant have added an internal seatpost binder. Another interesting part on the Anyroad models is the second set of … Continue reading

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Co-Motion Java Tandem, “go anywhere” versatility !

Co-Motion Java Green 2

Co-Motion is a leader in top quality tandems, and this is a new model for them: The Java. It’s parts package is similar to Co-Motion’s classic Speedster model, but the Java has a new oversized and butted cromoly steel tubeset used in the frame . The most exciting feature of the java is the wider tire clearance built into the frame! The frame and fork can fit up to a 2.0″ width tire. We built this particular one using Velocity Dyad rims that can accept anywhere from a 28mm width tire (standard for road tandems) up to a 2″ width … Continue reading

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Co-Motion NorWester, black 105 on black frame


Here is a Co-Motion NorWester we recently built up for a customer. This is a frameset we have had in the shop for a few years, and it is made a bit differently than current 2013 Norwesters. Just the right rider came in looking for a tough commute bike, and we were able to make an attractive deal to get him on the US-made NorWester! It turned out looking great, with black Shimano 105 parts on a black frame, and the right amount of silver here and there. The Shimano XT mountain bike derailler is on this bike to allow … Continue reading

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Co-Motion NorWester, with Custom SRAM Apex Parts Kit


One of Co-Motion’s specialties is steel framed touring bikes, and this NorWester is a great example. The NorWester has a lightweight frame, perfect for long distance riding with minimal baggage. It is svelte enough to be a nimble daily rider, but still stronger than your average road bike, so it can handle a set of panniers. For fully-loaded touring, look at Co-Motion’s Americano or Pangea. Co-Motion does have excellent parts packages that they suggest for their models, but they aren’t the only ways to build their bikes. On this NorWester, we chose to build it with a custom batch of … Continue reading

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