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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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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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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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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 »

Got Nutrition?

August 10, 2012

T-minus Twelve Hours to Leadville Trail 100

by Nick Frey

I have raced a bicycle of some kind for twelve consecutive seasons now.  That accounts for almost one half of my life.  I don’t get excited for most bike races.  There is a wild start, some attacks fly, some guys get a break rolling, things settle down, a long chase ensues, and then we see who’s wearing their big britches … Read More »

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April 17, 2012

BattleKill

by Nick Frey

This is my 12th consecutive season racing a bike. I’ve struggled to balance racing with high school, Princeton, and then Boo. I’ve crashed, been dropped, gotten sick, overtrained, burned out, disenchanted…but I’m still racing. Why? Races like the Tour of the Battenkill.     This is one epic son of a bitch. It is a true Spring Classic: 200km, gnarly … Read More »

Hello and Welcome

May 1, 2011

Hello and Welcome

by Nick Frey

Hello and welcome to the new site of Boo Bicycles. We hand craft bamboo-carbon frames that are very stiff yet provide a supple ride quality and sublime handling. If you want to learn more about our products, explore the bikes menu. We suggest you check out some of our videos on YouTube as well as our bicycle reviews from major … Read More »