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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 »

The passion for our product shines through in everything we do

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 »

Pretty freaking cracked.  I think the bike didn't feel much pain.

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 »

James “Bamboo Master” Wolf interviewed in The Word!

August 6, 2014

James “Bamboo Master” Wolf interviewed in The Word!

by Nick Frey

We’re all very proud of Boo and Aluboo frames, but none of us more so than James Wolf.  He is truly the Bamboo Master in Boo Bicycles, and his passion shines in every single frame his hands touch.   Read his story below in The Word, and feel free to ask him more about his amazing life experiences.  He can be reached … Read More »

Silver Rush 50: The Ooze & Next Time

July 14, 2014

Silver Rush 50: The Ooze & Next Time

by Nick Frey

Why do I still race bikes?  It started back in 2001…Lance Armstrong was winning his third Tour when I was doing my first road races through the cornfields of Iowa.  I’ve raced between 5 and 85 race days per year since then.  It’s been an epic journey, and I have always honestly said that really every good thing in my … Read More »

RS-29 XXI ENVE

July 5, 2014

Fire Roads Are Boring – A Chat with Paul Tarter before Patapsco 100

by Douglas Ansel

Mountain bikers delight to ride singletrack – tight, technical, pounding, flowing singletrack. That narrow strip of dirt meandering through the trees and switchbacking up and climbs makes us feel alive, cut loose from civilization, and sometimes, like little kids playing out in the woods. But too much of a good thing can begin to hurt, and at mile seventy of … Read More »

East Coastin’ Demo Tour Recap

April 14, 2014

East Coastin’ Demo Tour Recap

by Jacob Lapenna

It is always great to be reminded of how deep into the cycling community many of our customers and fans are. We’d like to thank each and every one of you, particularly those that helped influence the East Coastin’ tour (you know who you are)! The 5,000 carbon-offset miles of the East Coastin’ Tour. Just last Friday, Drew and I … Read More »

Ski Mountaineering Bike

March 13, 2014

Ski Mountaineering Bike

by Jacob Lapenna

The AluBOOYAH ski mountaineering bike has been 6 months in the making; and draws inspiration from a recent winter trip to Torreys Peak, a 14,275-foot peak in Clear Creek, Colorado. While climbing the peak, I noticed a pristine couloir full of 75 degree sloped ice across the valley. This bike was designed for a trip to climb that ice–a trip … Read More »

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March 11, 2014

NAHBS Showcase Round 2

by Douglas Ansel

As we close in on our fifth appearance at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS, or nah-bs as the insiders pronounce it) we’d like to take a minute to revisit our roots. Boo is, and has always been, a company for innovation. From crafting the first prototypes at Princeton we have pushed the envelope, not only in terms of … Read More »

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February 22, 2014

Three Weeks Til NAHBS

by Douglas Ansel

In an industry speeding towards economies of scale and mass-produced carbon frames, the custom framebuilder can seem a relic of the past, harkening back to the olden days of lugged steel frames. Custom gave way to cost effective offerings or “standard” race bikes costing over ten grand. But Richard Sachs, Craig Calfee, and their contemporaries – including Boo! – are far … Read More »