Category: The Blog

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 »

Rays MTB Park Miluakee

Rays MTB has just opened their Milwaukee location and it looks like a blast. For any one with relatives in the area it looks like it’s time to visit the family. Milwaukee might be a long drive, but it looks well worth it.

Early spring maintenance, IF color options, Norco history…

January and February tend to be a little slower for us here at the shop, which means you can get your bike back very quickly. Is your commuter needing a new drivetrain or cables? Time for a shock overhaul? If you don’t know what your bike needs, we can help you there too! Be prepared… Read more »

Lazer helmets

Lazer’s Helium is the helmet you’ll find on most of the pros in the tour riding. The Helium features every bit of technology offered from Lazer. Whether you run chrome dome or a Kentucky waterfall, the Rollsys tension system keeps your brain bucket tight. We’ve also sold a lot of the O2 which is a… Read more »