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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 »

Racing the Leadville 100 and Leadman Series

September 30, 2016

Racing the Leadville 100 and Leadman Series

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by Erich Wegscheider Ultra-endurance athlete and Boo Ambassador Erich Wegscheider details his second LT100 MTB race and his Leadville Leadman Series race. Race: Leadville Trail 100 MTB Distance: 104 miles Elevation: ~ 12,000 feet Time: 8:43:47 Equipment Bike: Boo RS-M Wheels: ENVE XC Tires: Maxxis Ikon 2.35/2.2 Components: SRAM XX1/X0 Fork: Cannondale Lefty Carbon XLR –– It’s 6:29 am. It’s … Read More »

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August 11, 2016

Bikepacking the Great Divide

by Drew Haugen

Bikepacking From New Mexico to Canada along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Words and Photos by Mat Thompson Edited by Drew Haugen   In January of 2015 I decided I wanted to try out a fat bike. A close friend had just purchased one, and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I rolled into a … Read More »

Guest Blog: Bamboo Through the Ages

January 22, 2016

Guest Blog: Bamboo Through the Ages

by Drew Haugen

By Reese Ruland (@reeseruland) My childhood home, situated on a large corner lot, had your typical single family four-bedroom, three-bath layout.  And, as is the case with most suburban neighborhoods, there were likely ten or more similar houses scattered throughout the neighborhood.  But ours had one glaring difference from the rest: the yard. Off to the side of the house, … Read More »

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December 11, 2015

Meet KK

by Drew Haugen

When did you start racing bikes?  I started racing when I was about 13. A good friend of my brother had been a cyclist and had found out about a developmental program for kids that existed in Louisville.  My brother decided to take a break from running and gave cycling a chance.  He fell in love with it, and eventually … 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 »

Meet Vijay

August 6, 2015

Meet Vijay

by Drew Haugen

  When did you start riding bikes? I started riding back in 2010.  As an overweight teenager, I knew I needed to change my lifestyle for the better. It all started when a buddy of mine invited me out for a mountain bike ride.  I reluctantly agreed, and after the 6-mile ride I felt like I was going to pass … 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 »

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 »

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 »