When Paul and Melanie began the process of customizing Melanie’s bike, they took it to a level far beyond the average enthusiast.
I’ve got over three months of riding logged on the latest iteration of the Santa Cruz Nomad, and it’s been a ball. As a rider that prefers the gravity side of the spectrum, the DH-like geometry isn’t just massively confidence inspiring pointed down, but it just feels right. Since swapping my parts over from my […]
The Ratchet is a carbon road frame by offered the folks at Foundry Cycles. Those unfamiliar with the brand are more likely to have heard of QBP, the powerhouse bicycle parts distributor that powers many of the independent bike shops across the country. QBP created the in house brand as a high performance, understated no-nonsense line to […]
160mm of suspension travel is a lot more than the average trail rider needs to ride a typical single track trail here in the Bay Area. We’re known as the birthplace of the mountain bike, but with way more dirt roads than single track available to ride, it’s not a coincidence it’s the place 29ers […]
Last time we saw AT, we were speeding down the freeway on the way back to the states from Crankworks. He’s been busy living the dream- traveling all over to check out new places, all to ride his bike, while getting paid to do it. In fact, his new signature colorway of components from FSA […]
When looking to build up an all around bike that can serve as a do-it-all quiver killer, Santa Cruz and their Nomad is on a short list. I’ve talked to more than a few riders that have sold every bike they had just to build up this ride as their only bike. With the introduction […]