NINER bikes is the real 29" wheel company. They're not dabbling or trying to cash in on a fad. They believe in the big wheel and want nothing to do with anything else. While other companies are trying to find a way to put a larger wheel on the 26" bikes they're accustomed to making, Niner started from the ground up, designing their bikes around a larger wheel, so the geometry is dialed in perfectly. If you haven't tried a 29er, you have no idea what you're missing. Even critics of the 29" Revolution can't touch Niner. The premier 29" company out there, Niner is literally unstoppable. Just ask Fuzzy and DJ Birch as they destroy the competition at every endurance race they show up to. And you think 29" wheels only make sense for big guys? Tell that to Chris Sugai, cofounder of Niner bikes, who stands right at 5 feet 7 inches. Yeah.
RALEIGH BICYCLES began in Nottingham, England in 1887 and is one of the oldest, most prestigious names in the industry. Once the highest esteemed racing frame out there, Raleigh bikes were heavily coveted. They haven't lost their edge and still produce beautiful and extremely well built racing frames. But they are also the original company to produce the "comfort bike" that has become a staple of the bicycle industry. Functional, comfortable and affordable, bang for buck, there's no comparison to the value that Raleigh offers with each of their bikes. Great offerings in kids bikes, comfort, hybrids, 29" mountain bikes, fixies and road, you can't go wrong. The fully loaded Sojourn is getting tons of buzz this year. A fully loaded touring/commuter, this bike is simple, aesthetic and functional to the umpteenth degree.
"Call us misguided, but at Santa Cruz Bicycles we believe that to build a good bike, you have to first really love riding bikes. That's an asset we have in spades here. Our engineers are mighty good at working Pro/E, but they are riders first and foremost. Our builders can rail dirt better than most. Our painter can catch more air than you can. Our sales office is filled with bikes that get ridden every day. From the people packing bikes into boxes to the owner of the company, our main obsession and our common bond is riding. Ranging from our sophisticated VPP downhill weaponry to the Spartan simplicity of our new cyclocross frame, the bikes in this catalog are the bikes that we ride. They reflect our passion for riding, and they stand as a testament to our ongoing desire to make our rides better. We're damn proud of them, and we hope you like riding them as much as we do."
At Salsa, we believe a sense of adventure makes life better. The bicycle can be so much more than just a bike; it's a path to new places, new people, and amazing experiences.
We provide the bikes. You determine where they go, and where you go with them. Satisfy curiousity. Explore boundaries. Discover something great.
Salsa. Adventure by bike.
In 1919, a talented young bike racer from Flanders named Henri "Ritte" Van Lerberghe showed up bikeless to the starting line of the Tour of Flanders. The First World War had just ended, and Ritte traveled to the race straight from the frontlines. He borrowed a bike from a local, and in the typical Ritte style, attacked the pack almost immediately. Ritte built up such a sizable lead by the finishing town that instead of heading to the velodrome for the victory lap, he decided to veer off course and stop at a pub for pint. One beer turned into three or four, and despite the fact that he now felt more like hanging out with the locals than winning the biggest race of the year, Ritte was coaxed back on his borrowed bike and wobbled across the street to complete the finishing laps on the velodrome. Ritte had won Belgium's greatest race and had fun doing it.
The very nature of riding a bicycle is to have fun and be free, so pretence and attitude just doesn't have a place in our world. Ritte Van Vlaanderen Bicycles began with this simple goal: to offer cyclists the best possible racing bicycles at the best possible value. No gimmicks, no attitude, no BS.
Handsome Cycle Co. was started a few years ago by a couple of guys in Minneapolis who wanted to create classically styled, versatile bicycles for a price within reach of the manyÑnot the privileged few.
The Handsome line of bicycles have been crafted from steel because of it's comfortable ride and it's tried and true reliability. But steel is not HandsomeÑPeople are. Handsome is about people riding bicycles that reflect the individual's style and riding needs. So, please take a long, Handsome lookÑbetter still, a Handsome ride.
We are the hotdog in the corndog of life. The gin in your tonic. Mental floss in bike form.
No bullshit bike frames and parts that are durable, versatile, and outlast the next model year. Founded in 1998 and located just south of MPLS.
Our goal is to make a significant contribution to the equipment and culture of urban cycling. This is not a cash in, this is not a fad, this is our life, our love, our community and our dream.
We are a company of riders making products for other riders. We share a lifelong passion for the machines, the people who ride them, and the positive changes both can effect in this world.