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Cherubim Care Bear Camo All-Road - NAHBS 2018 Blacksmith Cycle Bikes - 1 of 5

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Behold the first Cherubim All-Road ever built, a collaboration between Blacksmith Cycle and the Japanese workshop. Check out coverage from The Radavist for John's incredible photos, BikeRumor Tyler's additional pics, specs, and build details, BikeRadar for Josh's detailed review, and CyclingTips for James' sexy side shot! And two huge shout-outs: first to the Rolf Prima Wheels crew for hosting the bike in their NAHBS booth, and providing this awesome set of carbon tubeless wheels with purple ballistic coated hubs. Second to the CeramicSpeed team for providing the custom OSPW system and BSA BB for this build. See below for our Build Details and full Award Submission which...

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Disc Brakes - a 1-year test with a No. 22 Great Divide Disc

About a year ago we built customer and friend Seetoh Lang a No. 22 Great Divide Disc. Below is his bike, and his thoughts. Thanks to Seetoh for the words and photos (with help from his friends)..."When deciding on a new road bike a year ago, I was nervous about the idea of potentially switching brake systems. I’ve happily ridden thousands of miles on caliper rim brakes, and they’ve been tried and tested by riders for decades. But my experience with disc brakes on mountain bikes got me curious - how would the all-weather prowess of a hydraulic disc brake system translate on a road bike?...

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Festka Doppler - Owner Interview

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Festka Doppler - Owner Interview

A Tale of 2 Festkas - Part 1 of 2  [Note: In a new feature we will introduce you to some of the customers who ride our bikes, through a short interview, some photos, and a build spec list. The hope is that this will enlighten people in terms of who some of are customers are, the custom bike process, and buying a bike from Blacksmith Cycle in general.  If you are a customer who would like to be featured, please let us know!] THE INTERVIEW Tell us a bit about yourself! My name is Ali Soheil. Right from childhood...

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Festka One - Owner Interview

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Festka One - Owner Interview

A Tale of 2 Festkas - Part 2 of 2  [Note: In a new feature we will introduce you to some of the customers who ride our bikes, through a short interview, some photos, and a build spec list. The hope is that this will enlighten people in terms of who some of are customers are, the custom bike process, and buying a bike from Blacksmith Cycle in general.  If you are a customer who would like to be featured, please let us know!] THE INTERVIEW Tell us a bit about yourself! I’m Alex, a UX designer and father to Frankie...

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Argonaut Spacebike Disc x SRAM eTap HRD x Hunt Wheels

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Argonaut Spacebike Disc x SRAM eTap HRD x Hunt Wheels

The Customer: Sutik S. came to us from Calgary and wanted an all-rounder that would see the bulk of his time on medium-length road rides. At a thin 6'3" with long legs, custom geometry and carbon layup were both deemed to be beneficial. Sutik was already in love with Argonaut, so the real challenge became nailing the design and crafting a build package he would drool over, still offering value in certain places, and of course all day performance with a stiff but sublime ride quality, and geometry that would sit somewhere between race and endurance. Plus, he really wanted an ISP ;)...

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