Here she is. Tim's Custom Lyskey GR250 locked and loaded and ready for the worst (Best) that the black hills have to offer.
If you're trying to take the harsh out of the road then Tim recommends the new Brooks Cambium Rubber bar tape, sticky and soft, the Cambium is the perfect solution for those arm pumping gravel downs.
There is really only one color allowed. Oh wait, two colors. Pink and Tan. This bike is matched to the T.
Fenders? What Fenders! Just kidding, we took these pictures in the heat of the summer, but dayyyyyum gurl check out those clearances! Fenders are no problem with this beauty.
Carbon wheels, WTB Byway 650b x 47c Tires. High volume, high traction, light weight. Win. Win. Win.
Something great happened this month. Something that we've been dreaming about, scheming about, and loosing sleep about. For the past year we have been planning, obtaining permits, chatting with vendors, and all around just hoping we were right. Hoping that the BMX community that we see come through our doors was a rich and vibrant as it was half a decade ago. Turns out it is.
Two weeks ago we hosted our first ever BMX jam, a rider judged, rider run event, that took place at Yauger Park on the West Side of Olympia. The fine folks at Thurston County parks were kind enough to humor our request to host a permitted event at the park that has until recently been a posted skate only park. Change is a great thing.
The Grand Poobah himself, the biggest fish in the pond, spawner of guppies, the back door boss. Without Trouts tireless efforts this Jam would never have gotten off the ground.
Riders spent the first hour warming up, getting their legs back and dialing back in their go-to's. Later in the day we started to see the hammer drop.
Catch it and it's yours!
Or just say to heck with it and get rad. Who needs new grips anyways? (Well actually nearly everyone here, huge thanks to ODI for supplying a mad huge grab bag of grips to keep everyone jammin)
Through out the day riders took turns cranking it up to 11 and showing each other how it's done.
Mr. Stubbs did what everyone else just talked about. Full bars off the top box like a champ.
Rail Jamz are tough on the body.
Guess who won the new tires? I have a rough idea...
Bunny hop contest went off huge! The final 4 took to the end before finally settling on a top height of....
There is nothing as satisfying as watching a beautiful custom bike come together. In this instance we were afforded the opportunity to try our hands at building the ultimate gravel grinder for one of long time friends and customer, Melody Mayers. Having been riding as long as she has Melody knew exactly what she wanted, and that there were very few options on the market that were going to accommodate her needs. A call to Calfee for the frame, and one to Derik for the build and it was game on. Scroll through to see how we built it up.
A good set of fenders is crucial to being able to withstand the rigors of a PNW winter. While not the lightest options on the market, we chose to use the Planet
The most anticipated gravel race of the year in the Pacific Northwest took place on February 4, 2017. Nestled between Seattle and Portland, Capitol Forest, just on the outskirts of Olympia, WA, hosted the inaugural DiamondBack Bicycles Cascadia Super G presented by Full Speed Ahead. Organized by Race Cascadia, the same team who brings us the Cascadia Dirt Cup, the Northwests premiere enduro series, the Cascadia Super G is a brand new event that will challenge the way you perceive racing. Bursting on scene with the burgeoning ranks of alternative road races, the Cascadia Super G offers a hybrid race experience with a cross section of racers and gear across many different disciplines. It is a race where finishing is the major accomplishment, winning is an added bonus, and having a great time by everyone is guaranteed. Head over to the website and you’ll see the race summed up in four words. Grit. Guts. Glory. Gravel.
While gravel races are popping up all over the country, the Super G is carving it’s own niche. Racers are given two opportunities to make a podium; Racers are given two opportunities in each category to make a podium and receive a coveted custom leader jersey provided by Castelli; the blue jerseys go to the fastest cumulative time for the three special primes, green jerseys are awarded to the overall fastest time for the entire course.
New bike day is the best day right? We think so, thats why were going to throw some pictures up of Cam's new Titanium Honzo.
"A couple of years ago I sold my Steel Honzo for something that I thought “was a better bike” and I’ve been regretting it ever since. Turns out there may not actually be a better bike then the Honzo, so when the stars aligned earlier this year and the prospects of affording a Ti frame because feasible it was a no brainer. While the initial build is focused on shreddy and durable, there is a “B” build in the works for bike packing so stay tuned for an update on the most versatile Honzo in the PNW. " -Cam
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