It is at a Cafe I first met Peter during a Coffee Ride and as the saying goes “Birds of The Same Feather Flock Together” we soon counted Peter as part of our DMCX Coffee Rides.
I let Peter tell the full story below… Read more
The elevator speech to present the 102nd edition of the mythical Giro D’Italia is 3 weeks of racing across Italia beautiful landscape with 18 teams composed of 8 riders starting the race and hoping to cover a total of 3,518.5 km and 21 stages which are 3 Individual Time Trial (TT) stages, 6 low difficulties stages, 7 medium difficulties stages, 5 high difficulties stages.
The Giro D’Italia is the first of the three “Grand Tours” of the season. The Giro is exciting to watch as the scenery is fantastic and the roads style makes it “nervous” and filled with action racing.
For this trail MTB the objective was to create a simple bike that roll up and down the single tracks and gravel roads of Japan Alps.
As the bike is aimed at rolling on smooth trails it was designed with a rigid fork, the addition of low pressure wide section tires ensure a bit of comfort and extra grip on rugged surface. Read more
Today I will introduce you to my favorite bike: The Spartacus
It is a 26 inches “All Roads” Full titanium bike I envisioned first while riding Japan Alpine roads around Takayama (高山市), Gifu Prefecture when living in that area more than 10 years ago.
I wanted to build a totally versatile bike that is equally at ease on roads and off roads, able to be climb up Alpine roads and enjoying the snaking, hair pin cornering exhilarating down hill roads in total comfort.
I started the concept of designing 26″ wheeled road bikes in 2009 by building a first Beta version. Back then Disc brakes where not yet in full bloom for drop bar bikes so the 1st version was equipped with V-Brakes.
Now a decade passed since my first 26″ All Road bike iteration and along with some frame geometry fine tuning and the emergence of various standard helping me to create the perfect all mighty 26″ road bike. Read more
Few months ago Robert took the wise decision to hire my services to design his new bike.
Robert is a local rider member of the DMCX Cafe Racer crew and we have been cycling together for a couple of years so I already knew his riding style.
Knowing the person riding style is helpful in the process of designing a frame that will correspond to the futur owner’s expectation and style.
The style refer to the looking of the frame and by extension the complete bike, but also the bike riding feels.
Robert wanted a “Do it all” bike that is equally comfortable for daily commuting in all weather condition but also performant in long sportive week end rides.