Category: The Blog

Independent Fab color samples

if color swatch

If sent some color samples to us today, next time your in the shop let us know which one is your favorite.

Swiftwick socks are back in!


We received more Swiftwick socks today, in every size and model. These socks are amazing and made in Tennessee.  

Kona 2+2 review in BIKE Magazine

Kona 2+2 review

BIKE Magazine has a review on Kona’s new 2+2 26″ xc bike. I am very anxious to ride one of these and test out the magic link on our local trails. I got lucky last year and was able to ride their cadabra which is a 6″ magic link version more suited for rougher terrain… Read more »

Austin Texas, 2011 NAHBS

  Independent Fabrication Limited edition XS/rapha model with new script logo Dario and I in the hotel lounge, very cool. In the weeks leading up NAHBS when I mentioned where I would going the only thing I heard  is Austin is awesome. NAHBS is bigger and better than ever.  The bikes are part only part… Read more »

Norco dirt jumper

Norco has several bikes designed for backyard dirt jumps or a day at the local ramp park. The havoc is a great bike for shuttle runs at fort duffield with it’s powerful disc brakes and smooth suspension fork painted to match the frame.

2011 Independent Fabrications Ti Club Racer


Custom builds are so much fun, its like building a hot rod. So here is the build list for this masterpiece: frame – IF shot peened titanium club racer with script logo fork -IF steel with mounts headset – chris king stem – ritchey classic 110mm silver handlebar – ritchey classic evo silver 42cm tape… Read more »

KYMBA launches new site

The Kentucky Mountain Bike Association has launched a new website that is much easier to use and navigate. There is now a regional trail listing with detailed maps of the trails, more simplified forums, and better content than ever. You can easily see when trail days are planned and then see the progress from all of… Read more »

Kona, Chris King, Sapim

More than 2,500 visitors flocked to Leogang, Austria for the annual Kona whitestyle snow jumping contest this weekend. This is always a fun event to watch as the jumps are built out of snow and are extremely huge! A new wheelset was built up today consisting of Chris King R45 hubs laced with Sapim CX spokes toVelocity A23… Read more »

White Industries Hubs

These sweet new hubs from White Industries are being built up right now for a bike we have in the works. The H3 rear hub shell design is a high/low flange which allows for a more even and better spoke tension with a hub spaced to 130mm. Unique to the H3 is a titanium freehub body in… Read more »


“everything else is fine but my toes” this is how every cyclist feels when it comes to riding through the winter. Grabber toe warmers are now here at the shop to keep your toes nice and toasty. Hed’s Belgium series rims are 23mm wide versus the normal 19mm. The added width lets a 23mm tire… Read more »