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July 15, 2015

Crusher in the Tushar: Enter the Pain Cave

by Nick Frey

Five miles into the infamous Crusher in the Tushar I realized I hadn’t ridden my SL-G more than four times since competing in the equally infamous Dirty Kanza 200, more than a month prior…and I was heading into over 10,000’ of climbing with some of the best bike racers in the United States. At one edition of the Crusher, Boo … Read More »

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June 4, 2015

Dirty Kanza 200: Peanut Butter & Daggers

by Nick Frey

For those of you who read my last post Fake It Till You Make It, you’ll know that I had a game plan going into the infamous Dirty Kanza 200…a bit of mental trickery, if you will. Or maybe logical pragmatism? Whatever one may call it, I had no idea how important it would be for me to truly believe … Read More »

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May 29, 2015

Fake It Till You Make It: Dirty Kanza 200

by Nick Frey

I’ve toed the line at some pretty big bike races. Some of them had climbs of over 6000’ with more than 40 switchbacks. Other races featured multiple Tour de France winners, elbowing me just like any other Joe Schmo on a bike. I’ve been so scared I was in the bathroom up until a few minutes before the firing pistol … Read More »

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May 8, 2015

Guest Blog: Shiner GASP Century Ride

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by Chad Schneider I first learned about Boo Bicycles two years ago while watching the Pro Cycling Challenge.  The Boo Bus was parked on the westside of Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado next to the Rapha bus.  They were letting people take their bikes out for a test drive and serving some of Fort Collins’ local … Read More »

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March 18, 2015

Boo SL Series: Building the Ultimate Bamboo Race Bike

by Nick Frey

Here at Boo, we’re constantly innovating and refining every step of our frame construction process.  And the proof of this R&D is in the pudding: an Elite National Championship title, multiple appearances in the World Championships, and professional podiums on road, gravel, and dirt.  No other bamboo bike on the planet can claim a comparable pedigree. Six years after first … Read More »

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February 26, 2015

Alubooyah Wins 2015 Fat Bike Nationals!

by Drew Haugen

Words by Adam Blake On February 14th, 2015 USA Cycling hosted the first inaugural Fat-Bike National Championships in Ogden Utah, at Powder Mountain resort.  At 9,000 feet the racers lined up for either two or three laps of a six-mile course.  Swooping down long bermed sections, racers navigated a speedy downhill first half, and were greeted with a nice, long, … Read More »

Customer Guest Blog: Mike Loots

December 23, 2014

Customer Guest Blog: Mike Loots

by Drew Haugen

Words by Mike Loots.  View a gallery of his bike HERE The myth cycles of Eastern Asia are abounding in bamboo-spirit stories. Haunted groves and enchanted stalks bring luck, libido and a balance of grace and power to those who know well the nuances of this giant evergreen grass. The Alubooyah is no less legendary than the plant from which it … Read More »

Leadville MTB 100 on a ‘Cross Bike (better late than never)

December 12, 2014

Leadville MTB 100 on a ‘Cross Bike (better late than never)

by Jacob Lapenna

Misery. Perspective. One sometimes brings about the other. I often find myself seeking out miserable situations, typically outdoors, in order to find perspective, as these situations have a unique way of sorting out the things that really matter in life. Too often, in a world full of comforts and conveniences, we find ourselves in these microcosms, living overly complicated lives, … Read More »

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November 6, 2014

Telling the Truth

by Nick Frey

Boo Bicycles’ first prototype was built almost seven years ago.  With humble beginnings, from cutting down the first bamboo on the side of the Delaware River in winter to using Gorilla Glue to keep a failing dropout in place just an hour before a race, we’ve come a long way. We’ve never really had a company “mission statement”, as is … Read More »

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August 12, 2014

Leadville Traill 100 MTB – So Fresh, So Clean

by Nick Frey

  It’s been a long time since I did so few races in a year.  While my maximum was just north of 80 days in 2010, I’ve averaged over 50 race days a season since the green age of 14.  That’s over 600 race days! But 2014 has been different.  I skied more days than I raced…I actually skied more … Read More »