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Bike Design 101: Bicycle Stack and Reach (and ETT)

How do you compare one bicycle frame size to another? Geometry charts for bicycles can be quite confusing – there are so many numbers and measurements! And not every brand shares every measurement. Or they may list them differently. For example, some brands may tell you Bottom Bracket Drop while others will tell you Bottom […]

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 […]

Mountain Bike Action Review: 2023 Flow Motion

Back in 2019, Mountain Bike Action reviewed our first hardtail mountain bike- the Flow Motion. The conversation in the beginning was something along the lines of: “Hardtail? Yeah, we have some FS bikes we want to ride but we will give your bike a shot.” Not exactly confidence inspiring, but at least they were willing […]

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 […]

Custom Build: Berm Peak Powerline

If you want to skip straight to the videos, scroll down to the bottom of the page The term “influencer” is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as “one who exerts influence : a person who inspires or guides the actions of others” (‚ÄúInfluencer.‚ÄĚ Merriam Webster Dictionary. December 29, 2022. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/influencer). By that definition, Seth Alvo would be considered an influencer. […]

VitalMTB: Flow Motion Review

VitalMTB is a very respected online publication specifically focused on mountain bikes. They live and breathe MTB’s all day every day. It would then be fair to say that they have a strong opinion of what works and what does not work in the current world of MTB’s. Knowing that they have knowledge base to […]

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 […]

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 […]