Best Mountain Bicycle NAHBS 2018

Only a few days ago I was wondering if were ever going to make it. And today the juges have decided that this bike was the best mountain bike of the show. And this is no ordinary show. Its filled with hundreds of amazing and incredibly talented builders who brought even more amazing bikes with them. Words will never be able to describe how thankful I am of this award. A huge thanks to everyone who helped out: @straitlinecomponents and @industry_nine for the amazing colorful goodness. @shaquille_owheel for building said colorful goodness with not much time to do so! @sbpowdercoating for the paint wizardry and for always believing in me. Je t’en dois une! Eric for the marketing work and a ton more that’d be too long to write. Alain for rocking the floor like it’s 2009. And finally Julie, aka @madame_jubz, who never stopped encouraging me, and who, on Valentine’s day, was pushing me to keep going. She worked the hardest behind the scenes to make it happen and I’m incredibly lucky to be with this woman that I love to the highest degree. There’s one more day to @nahbspics. Lets have sone fun! Photo: @bikerumor...

The Jeremy Menduni signature SixOneThree fork

The SixOneThree     Gabo here. Let me tell you a story. A few years ago, I received a phone call. I was told that my friend Jeremy Menduni had just crashed. He was out dirt-jumping and his fork snapped, sending him to the ICU with multiple fractures to the bones of his previously beautiful face. I managed to speak with him a few days later. He assured me that he was fine and that they’ll be able to fix the damage, but it was going to take some work. I said: ”Jeremy. As soon as you’re out of that hospital, I’m going to build you a fork. And I don’t want you to ride anything else. Ever.” The doctors did manage to save his face. Actually he never looked better! I sent him a fork and he’s been riding it ever since. If you don’t know the guy, here’s a little bit of information about Jeremy: He’s not a professional cyclist; He’s a one-man brakeless surgical team. He doesn’t ride; he operates. It’s not a foot-jam; it’s an incision. It’s not a manual; it’s exposed theory. He’s precision incarnate He’s a scientist with an ace in his pocket and he will blow your mind. He knows the value of a good rigid fork, which is why it’s an honor to have his name on this one. The Altruiste SixOneThree is built on the foundation laid by the Dobermann Tchok’r. It follows the same standards of quality and reliability. The legs are made from quality TrueTemper cromoly tubing. The steerer is CNC-machined from a single piece of cromoly and features a...