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Retrotec Cycles 'The Double'

Retrotec frames and their curvy silhouettes may hark back to mountain biking’s adolescence, but they are, in fact, fresh from the jig. In today’s age of logo-emblazoned carbon fiber popouts and their complicated, short-travel rear ends, they’re a refreshing reminder of how fun bicycles can be — …

Renovo Badash 29er

My grandfather had a great passion for woodwork and the time I spent in his workshop, my nostrils full of the scent of wood shavings and sawdust, instilled within me a deep appreciation for the craft. The frames by Portland’s Renovo Bicycles are, compared to Pa’s turning, a whole ‘nother level.<p>You …

Time I

Mosaic Cycles Ti CX

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show continues to conquer, every year, each quarter of the United States. In the nine years it has been held, it has traveled to San Jose, twice to Houston, Austin, Portland, Indianapolis, Richmond, Sacramento and, in 2013, Denver. Mosaic Cycles, Colorado locals, …

Cyclo-cross

LOOK KG 396

The French brand of LOOK has to be one of the most iconic in the world of cycling. Their sculptural use of carbon fiber at an early stage, their product development and affiliation with the La Vie Claire established them at the leading edge of both the peloton and the marketplace. This LOOK KG 396 …

Cycling

Ducati Sport 1000 Jubiläumsbike

If you live in mainland Europe and ride a motorcycle, you’ve probably bought parts or accessories from a company called Louis. The Hamburg-based company is Europe’s largest moto retailer, and it’s just celebrated its 75th anniversary.<p>To mark the occasion, Louis commissioned Marcus Walz to build a …

Motorcycles

2012 Bike EXIF Top Ten, Part II | Bike EXIF

Twice a year, we compile a list of the most popular motorcycles on Bike EXIF. It’s the global barometer of public taste, with bikes selected on the basis of web traffic and their popularity across our social media channels—including Facebook, Stumbleupon and our exploding Pinterest page, which now …

Motorcycles

Buell Custom: Santiago Chopper's 'Bucati'

Alain Bernard is one of the most unpredictable builders in the US: You can never guess what he’ll come up with next. The bread-and-butter of Santiago Chopper’s business is trike conversions, but Bernard also turns out traffic-stopping two-wheelers on a regular basis—like this Buell custom.<p>This is …

Motorcycles

Harley Sportster by Asterisk

There may be better cures for jetlag…then again, maybe not. Hideki Hoshikawa had flown over from Japan with his latest build in the airplane’s cargo bay, clearing customs in Los Angeles just in time for the big L.A. Calendar Bike Show, where the Sportster-based “Avanzare” nabbed Best of Show honors …

Motorcycles

Export Quality: Classified Moto's Yamaha XV920, v2.0

Two years ago, John Ryland finished his first customer build—a groundbreaking Yamaha XV920 that effectively launched Classified Moto onto the custom scene. The bike was a huge hit, and prompted a flood of requests from customers for similar builds.<p>One of those requests was from Biker’s Cafe in …

Motorcycles

Honda CRF250R cafe racer

Californian Darrell Schneider is known in the classic car community for his high-quality fiberglass skills. He’s also a keen motorcyclist, and has transformed his personal 2004 Honda CRF250R dirtbike into this eye-catching café racer.<p>Schneider namechecks Roland Sands, Richard Pollock and Ron Wood …

Full face helmets

If you ride a motorcycle, you’ll know there’s discord between full-face and open-face advocates. Proponents of full-face lids disavow anything that doesn’t provide complete protection, and often quote studies like the 1981 Hurt Report—which suggested that 34% of motorcycle accidents involve an …

Ducati Sport1000s custom

The Ducati SportClassic was a bike ahead of its time. Three years ago, poor sales triggered the end of a short five-year production run. But today, it’s one of the most sought-after machines for retro bike fans, and a popular platform for customization. Ergonomics be damned: the SportClassic looks …

Motorcycle Armor

The exoskeletons enjoyed by insects and crustaceans have a big advantage over our endoskeletons. In the event of an impact, they distribute force over a greater surface area and reduce the damage sustained in any one location.<p>If that sounds like the sort of thing you’d like to have strapped over …

Killer Leather