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The Importance of Quality Gear (And Other Bike Wisdom)

March 1, 2017

The Importance of Quality Gear (And Other Bike Wisdom)

by Drew Haugen

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. I recently put this saying to the test on the Cinnamon Roller Ralleye–a 50+ mile self-supported ride on rutted dirt and gravel roads north of Fort Collins, CO. In my case, the more accurate phrase might be “a wheel is only as strong as its weakest spoke nipple.” And though … Read More »

DO YOU FEEL MY VIBE?

December 17, 2016

DO YOU FEEL MY VIBE?

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by James Wolf Edited by Connor Smith and Drew Haugen The first time I rode a bamboo bike, I immediately wondered “where did the vibration go?”  It was like they had repaved the road that I ride on every day. But the road hadn’t been repaved, I was just riding a bicycle made from a frame material … Read More »

SUFFERING LIKE A DOG

June 8, 2016

Dirty Disqualification

by Nick Frey

A man’s reputation…I’ve always been lucky enough to have mentors impress upon me the importance of mine. Recently, you may have heard I was disqualified from a major cycling event that I’ve done twice and loved: the Dirty Kanza 200.  It is one of the most challenging sporting events in which I’ve participated, and while it’s not a “governed” race … Read More »

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April 4, 2016

Everything you Want to Know About Harvesting Good Bamboo, and More

by Drew Haugen

Boo master craftsman James Wolf discusses the lengths to which he and his team go to produce frame-worthy bamboo tubing. Where does the bamboo grow, and what kind is it? The younger plantation is on land that we own and currently supplies our chain stays and seat stays. Specification for these parts is hard-to-find, so it’s good that we are growing our own. … Read More »

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October 16, 2015

The Zen of Woodworking with James Wolf

by Drew Haugen

Boo co-founder and master craftsman James Wolf talks ninja swords, Japanese joinery, and the Zen of handcrafting natural materials. – When did you start building things? When I was about 6. What did you build? I did woodworking, boat building, mechanical stuff.  Building stuff and making stuff at summer camp.  We’d wake up and we’d go fix and ride mini … Read More »

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August 13, 2015

Adventures in Bikepacking: Overnight of Timber Trail

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by Adam Blake One of my favorite overnights is climbing to the top of Timber Trail in Lory State Park.  The route is challenging, forcing you to hike, bike, and trudge your way to the top.  The entire trip is about 35 miles and has about 3,000 ft of elevation gain; 2600 up to the top.  I’ve … Read More »

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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 »