Tag Archives: gravel bike

2024 Belgian Wafer Ride Race Recap

2 of our very own Frontier Team riders (Quoc Vo and John Lee) drove from SoCal to the high desert of Arizona to tackle the BWR AZ Wafer ride. The Wafer ride is a shorter version of the Waffle length ride, but keeps all of the fun stuff while dispensing with some of the more […]

Aloha, Barlow

Aloha¬†(/…ôňąlo äh…Ďňź/…ô-LOH-hah,¬†Hawaiian:¬†[…ôňąloh…ô]) is the¬†Hawaiian¬†word for¬†love,¬†affection,¬†peace,¬†compassion¬†and¬†mercy, that is commonly used as a greeting.[1][2]¬†It has a deeper cultural and spiritual significance to¬†native Hawaiians, for whom the term is used to define a force that holds together existence. (Carrol, Bret (2000).¬†The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America.¬†Psychology Press. p.¬†19.¬†ISBN¬†9780415921312) It could be said that the Barlow is a […]

A Unique Build

Since its launch in 2019, the Storm King has developed into quite the versatile bike. Race bike, trail bike, adventure bike, or even bikepacking, the Storm King does it all. The list of customers who build up different variants of the bike is constantly changing as well. Some builds are more “raw” while others can […]

2023 Belgian Waffle Ride BC Race Recap

My initial reaction when I crossed the finish line at the inaugural BWR BC race was ‚ÄúThat was HARD!‚ÄĚ. Sure, I finished the 136.6 mile race with 12,117 feet of climbing in a total time of 9 hours and 13 minutes, but none of it was easy and all of it was earned. The best […]

Tackling the streets of PDX

Usually we strive to get photography done and posted for each custom bike we do with the expectation that we will showcase the bike both in social media and advertising as the bike is being delivered to the customer. However, there are those times where we get a little busy and things don’t always line […]

The Polished Beauty

For the 2020 Chris King Handbuilt show, the color choices were either Gold or a Two Tone Black/ Gold. The Gold was going to be polished and the Two Tone Black/ Gold was going to be a matte finish. Both colors were gorgeous in their own rights, but once we saw the shine of the […]

Gulf Livery: Honoring a legendary paint scheme

The Gulf Racing Livery is easily one of the most recognizable racing liveries in all of motorsports. It has been adorning race cars since the late 1960’s when it won back to back LeMans race events on the backs of Ford GT40 race cars. It is such an iconic design that it continues to be […]

Cover Page! Storm King GP in Road Bike Action

The Storm King GP came about due to the evolution in Gravel Racing and Gravel Riding. As riders continue to push the boundaries of their bikes further and further, it was only a matter of time before the components that would go on their frames would evolve as well. With the creation of the new […]

2021 Enve Builder Show Bike

It has been almost 2 years since we last attended a bike show in person, and what a long strange trip it has been. While we have missed seeing our friends within the industry, we have stayed busy with our customer base exploring new custom finish designs and continuing to improve the products we deliver […]

Means To Ascend

Means to Ascend follows Maxx Chance and Johnny Egan as they strap touring skis on their gravel bikes and attempt to summit Mount Blackmore on a 100% human-powered mission. Blackmore is a peak whose northside can be viewed from just about anywhere in the city limits of Bozeman, MT, and is a classic ski descent […]

Cycling Weekly: Barlow V2 Review- 9/10

When the opportunity came up that we could send a bike to Cycling Weekly for a review, we jumped at the chance. We knew we wanted to send something special and what better than to send one of our all new 2021 Barlow bikes with a Cerakote finish to add that extra bit of bling. […]

Bikepacking.com: SAGE Storm King Review

When the conversations with Bikepacking.com started up about reviewing a Storm King, the topic turned to “How can we push this bike really hard?”. The intrepid author, Jess Daddio, asked if she could test the bike for 1000 miles. That would give her a solid basis to write her review on. We said “ABSOLUTELY!” and […]