Sebastian’s custom MTB built (fork pending)

A quick shout out to Sebsatian from Germany for sending me his build on his new custom Crisp Ti MTB 29’er. Sebastian is concentrating on long endurance mtb races, TransAlps, and the likes. I wish him the best of luck and adventure on his new ride. Thanks for the photos,...
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WEMBO 2012 – Ausilia crowned World Solo 24hr MTB Champion

Even with unlimited electronic pages and bits and bytes of space on the interwebs to rave over Crisp rider and friend Ausilia Vistarini, I cannot do her justice. I’ve been busy building bikes and away from the computer these past few months but just had to post this. This...
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The Makings of a Great Ti Bike

Here’s a project that was completed a few weeks ago for Roel Marcus of Mountainbike.nl. Roel is a competitive biker and the project was brought to me via Jeroen van den Brand of The Netherlands (the guy running the show at Velozine.nl). We’ve worked on a few projects...
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For My Friend, Paolo

Yesterday I returned home from an afternoon with the family to find this message in my inbox. It hurt me so bad to read these words: Dear Friends, This morning our Paolo lost his battle with cancer. Despite his heroic fight and the unrelenting care of the doctors in Rome, the...
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Bespoked Bristol has Bespoken..

Trying to collect my wits after a whirlwind trip to Bespoked Bristol, the unprecedented Handmade Bike Show of the UK this past weekend. It was a rockin’ good time. Start out, I’d like to confirm that Phil and Tessa Taylor have set a benchmark for organizing and...
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Iditabike 2012 – Ausilia and Sebastiano hit the snow riding…and walking.

Hey friends of Crisp Titanium,  Iditabike 2012 has started and we’ve got our friends (and Crisp-sponsored riders) off on Sunday. You can follow them here as they pass through each checkpoint along the way: Iditabike standings 2012 and the homepage for the race is here:...
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Alike’ Test MTB Magazine

Per tutti che seguono le novita, e’ uscito nel mese di gennaio un articolo sulla forcella Alike’ di Leonardi Racing Factory. Ormai per qualche anno Michele Leonardi, insieme all’ingegnere Giulio Mancini stanno lavorando sodo per produrre una forcelle per...
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Smoked Out…So where do frame builders come from?

I’ve been Smoked Out on the Velocipede Salon, a forum section dedicated to the origins and stories of contemporary bicycle frame builders. Here is my little contribution. You may find some bits of history that you didn’ t know, or maybe wish you hadn’t found...
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Getting some love from Ciclismo

A little late to the party on this one as usual.  I received the copy only after my return from the Holiday break. It’s a sweet feeling to be included in the Fatte A Mano section of Ciclismo. I appreciate the consideration and do my best to keep the bar high. Some of my...
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