design process Entries
Nature Boy Disc Dropout: The Finale
March 18, 2014
This is the final installation of this four part series on the Nature Boy Disc dropout system.
Nature Boy Disc Dropout: Finessing the Form
March 17, 2014
Sorry for the massive delay between posts. I wrote this post, accidentally deleted it, and then a big pile of deadlines got in the way. Had to work on team stuff. Excuses, excuses. But I think you'll find that this installment is well worth the wait because of: New Sales Guy Adam-Enhanced Photography!
Nature Boy Disc Dropout: Formative Days
February 27, 2014
(Continued from the Prologue) Who has two thumbs and dreams about dropout design out of a crippling fear of public failure? This girl.
Nature Boy Disc Dropout: The Prologue
February 25, 2014
Hey nerds. (I’m just going to assume you’re a nerd if you’re reading this.) It’s been almost a year to the day I started sketching on this project. I thought I would bust out those sketches.
Frostbike Preview: The Unsung Hero
February 05, 2014
We got some nice feedback on my last Design Process blog entry on the upcoming All-City seat collar, a part that I said “most people will never think twice about.” Let’s see how cool you think this next one is- a part we developed that I guarantee most people will never even think once about because it was specifically designed to be as minimal and as forgettable as possible: The Double-Guide.
Frostbike Preview: When Frame Candy Takes Too Long
January 30, 2014
Sometimes, a project goes on for way too long. This can happen because of performance issues, or tooling issues, etc. Sometimes, though, it takes too long because the All-City team, a passionate and opinionated group of people, agonizes over how pretty it is. And sometimes, this agony is over a part of a frame that most people will never think twice about. Enter: The All-City Seat Collar
Product Development: Big Block Number 1
August 31, 2012
The other day I was messing around with my winter bike / fixed gear commuter, the first ever All-City frame Big Block prototype number 1. This thing has seen 4 winters now and keeps going strong. I figured I'd take the opportunity to shoot some photos and show how the bike has evolved over the years.
Space Horse Glamour Shots
May 04, 2012
On Monday our Japanese distributor Motocross Intl, got a hold of us to ask us to create an ad for the Space Horse for the upcoming issue of Pedal Speed, a super rad Japanese publication. Not being happy with our current Space Horse photo assets, I took advantage of a lovely Minnesota overcast morning yesterday to go out and nab some Space Horse glamour shots.
Space Horse Dropout Development, Part 3: Return of the Dropout
February 15, 2012
This is the third and final installment of the series on the All-City Space Horse dropout. We have so far covered initial concept exploration and design development both in the sketchbook as well as in virtual mediums.
Space Horse Dropout Development, Part 2: The Reckoning
February 06, 2012
This is the second installment of a three-part series on the development of the All-City Space Horse dropout. Today, we go from the physical sketchbook to the virtual 3D modeling program.
Space Horse Dropout Development, Part 1
January 30, 2012
All-City Product Development works tirelessly to bring to you, the people, the raddest product possible. We thought it would be cool to give some insight into our design process through the blog. We obsess over details- sometimes to the point where they become projects of their own. So begins the story of the Space Horse dropout...