Checked my inbox this morning to find this sexy snap from Adam Eldridge’s new project Wraith Fabrications. Wraith is launching a line of hand-made, stock-sized frames made here in US. It looks like Adam is hoping to bring the philosophy used at Stanridge to a frame/fork combo with less of a price barrier.
Wraith is offering both a road and cross frame constructed from triple-butted Columbus Life (and a Zona backend on the CX) tubing. The frame/fork combos run $1090, and have a limited quantity available for pre-order with a $300 deposit. Frames set to ship next month. Check out the site for sizing and details.
You may remember Retroshift- the still somewhat new brand offering an alternative to brifters for your geared cyclocross bike? Well they have a new name, and have jumped headlong into more solutions for cross racers that feel the need for more than one gear. Founded by Adam Clement in 2011 (as Retroshift) in Portland- the first product offerings were the CX1 and CX2 shifters and soon after followed by the BURD (Blatantly Upgraded Rear Derailleur) cyclocross specific derailleur. The company focus is providing solutions for cyclocross. All products are built in Portland OR using both Taiwanese and American made parts.
Come out this Saturday May 10th for The Pollinator Alley Cat Race. This is the 2nd annual race hosted by Bombus Bikes as part of the Seattle leg of the Mobroll Tour.
Registration starts at 4pm, Race at 5pm sharp. $10 to race, which also gets you into the after-party for free! Its going to be a blast so don’t miss it!