This is our Speed issue, featuring frame builders from Toronto and Portland, journeyman racer Steve Tilford, cyclocross racer Nicole Duke, plus staff picks and reviews to help you on your next adventure.
Our cover model is Koochella Racing’s Margeaux “Snakebite” Claude, taken at the National Sports Center (NSC) velodrome in Minneapolis.
Kansas native Steve Tilford first pinned on a race number at age 14 in 1975, and has never stopped racing. Literally. Learn more about him on page 10.
Italian American bicyclist Anthony Mangieri owns Una Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, and when he’s not crafting artisan pizza, he’s riding one of his many custom bicycles. Learn more about him and his family on page 22.
Beardo the Weirdo riffs on his appreciation of cargo bikes in his own way on page 32.
What’s happening to our traditional drivetrain?! SRAM steps it up by slimming it down, removing the front derailleur on several new models for 2016, including gravel. Read about it on page 34, and get more background from our recent ride report from California’s Central Coast here.
We spent time with Toronto’s master frame builders Mike and Michael Barry in June 2013, and revisited their relaunch of the famed Mariposa Bicycle brand. Their story begins on page 36.
Provisions: There’s a nice mix of product reviews this issue, including the 14-pound, $7,880 Trek Émonda SLR8; the 18.6-pound, $4,999 Allen UltraX carbon folder; Ritte Crossberg Disc; 29.8-pound Fyxation Blackhawk carbon fat bike; plus a complete review of the SRAM Rival Disc group set; Zipp Firecrest 202 carbon wheels; helmets from Smith, Lazer and Scott; Pearl Izumi road shoes; and a lightweight vest from Club Ride, all beginning on page 44.
Our Online Editor Adam Newman spent time at the Vanilla Workshop in Portland, chewing the fat and snapping photos of the artisans at work. Learn more about Sacha White’s crew beginning on page 56.
Like what you read in the magazine? Join us in October for the Bicycle Times Adventure Fest presented by Trek in central Pennsylvania!
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