Bike fitting is critically important to the enjoyment of our beautiful sport. Despite having become widely accepted, to a lot of cyclists, particularly new ones, bike fitting is pretty much a mystery. Costs are widely ranging, technology and tools differ from one fitter to the next and they all claim to be the best. How … More The Best Bike Fit? Smoke and Mirrors and the World of Bike Fit.
We know cycling has some inherent dangers and probability tells us if we ride a lot, we will fall from time to time. Math is math. We also know that a great deal of effort goes into protecting cyclists and other athletes from head injuries. Most if not all of us have had a fall and a bump … More Bicycle Helmets and Your Safety
How do we safely get from a pile of tubing to the perfect ride? There’s a lot that goes into and we let the builders do most of it but it all starts here at Bespoke. Aside from fit, we need to figure out what you like, what you need and we need to … More Test Riding Bikes
Power meters are not “just for racing”. Any rider with virtually any goal can benefit by using a power meter. Simply put, if you want to be more efficient, go faster, ride farther, climb better, suffer less or simply have a more enjoyable experience… a power meter will net you more gains than any … More The Power of… well, Power.
Fall 2015 Cross Racing with Bespoke Cycles This fall we have diverted from our usual Saturday shop rides to focus more attention on an emerging and exciting scene within American cycling. Cross racing has made its way to the states via Belgium and is officially here to stay. Events are popular among racers and spectators … More Fall 2015 CX Schedule with Bespoke
Mt Tam Hill Climb! 12 miles, 2,000 feet The 52nd Annual Mt Tam Hill Climb is on Saturday, September 12th. Might be the biggest yet, sponsored by Bespoke Cycles, Ornot, Jane on Fillmore, and Crooked Beak Cycling. Local riding clubs Early Bird Women’s Racing, SF Cycle Club, Mission Cycling, and Golden Gate Velo are … More 52nd Annual Mt Tam Hill Climb
Choosing to engage in the process of having a custom bike built is rewarding on so many different levels. Sitting here this Tuesday morning drinking a fresh cup of coffee I am reminded of just how lucky we are to get to take part in this process on a daily basis. We are … More The Process
Today is a big day. Le Tour is on the 2nd to the last day and race organizers have chosen to finish on the most iconic and storied climb in France, Alpe d’Huez. I for one can’t wait to see this stage. Will Froome still hold the lead? Can Quintana finally put together a climb … More BCSF Saturday Shop Ride – Alpe d’Huez via East peak Style
words by Trystan Cobbett My first really good pair of carbon soled road shoes were Adidas Eddy Merckx Anniversary they had an embroidered serial number on the side proclaiming them to be one of 1000 pairs made. Now long retired but still some of my favorite shoes of all time, the Adidas was the stiffest … More Bont Vaypor Plus Review
words by J Sorensen Do you ever find yourself searching for a more simple, quiet ride? Perhaps yearn for that fluid motion that exists when your feet are perfectly connected to your pedals turning your cranks at the precise cadence required to move forward without any lag. Every ounce of energy … More Track Bikes / Fixed Gear Riding