Sarto are arguably more famous for the bikes they’ve been crafting for other Italian brands for the past 67 years. But the brand is growing quickly around the globe as they’ve stamped the family name on the down tube and started to take their due credit.
The Opus Vivace 1 is the top line model in the Canadian brand's extensive line up of over 100 different models. But the sweet spot is just how much bike they offer for an even sweeter price of under US$3500 - proprietary designed full carbon frame, Ultegra gruppo and hydraulic disk brakes... this is a lotta bike.
The completely redesigned Cipollini RB1K, dubbed "The ONE", was an eye-catcher at Interbike 2017. Beyond the stunning steely blue paint, the all new frame is reported to be 120grams lighter, 20% stiffer, and features a swappable head set plate that changes the handlebar stack height without traditional spacers. Here's a first look.
It's no secret Tom Ritchey loves steel. We spoke at length about why he feels steel is the optimal material for a bike frame, and how after 40 years building frames, this age-old wunder-material has come back into vogue. Here's a fly-by video of his Logic Road steel bike...
In this age of fancy tube shapes, top secret carbon layups and resin recipes, it's easy to forget the best material to build a bike frame that's durable, comfortable, customizable & inexpensive... is steel. One man who was key to the modernization of building steel bike frames is legendary Tom Ritchey... who took time to talk about how steel evolved as the best bike material around.
Do you remember the joy of that first bike as a kid? That wonderful feeling of freedom as the world opened up before you? That has pretty much been how I felt each time I have pointed the Hatchet, Devinci’s new entry into the All Road/Gravel category, down a new road or trail I’ve yet to explore.
The guys at Hia Velo really could play a part in making America great again - American road cycling at least. Under their own Allied Cycle Works brand, they've building carbon road bikes at their own factory in Littlerock, and will sell direct to consumers and IBDs.
Corey Sar Fox is used to the finer things in life, and was reticent to try a 'mid-range' bike, but after a month of using the Vertigine by Dedacciai he has changed his mind. Cory summed up his experience in one sentence: "The Dedacciai Strada Vertigine impresses with top notch ride quality from a mid-range offering." Here is his more in-depth view on this Italian beauty.