Hello party people of Earth, just a friendly note to keep your eyes peeled on our channels for information as we prepare to launch the Cosmic Stallion on 8/2. We will be giving out a little bit more info each week as we near the time of the GREAT REVEALING! Prepare your minds and bodies for this magnificent event.
Team Rider Juri Hanazumi just got his Macho King repainted and built back up and sent over these dope photos of it in process, in motion, and looking spectacular. These are the sorts of things we bug out on. A collaboration of friends creating something truly unique that could only come from that specific group of individuals. Never to be duplicated.
We wanted to make an official arm of A.C. dedicated to celebrating the riders who make doing this worthwhile. Clubs are cool, having a posse is cool. Everyone needs a posse. THS is our clique, our crew, our posse. If you're down with AC, we're down with you.
Hey folks, please join us this Friday for the second edition of our Summer ride series. Meetup for the second of our Breakfast Club rides taking place the third Friday of every month and departing from Angry Catfish.
Hey there bike fans, here's something you just don't see everyday. It's a Campagnolo equipped Nature Boy in the totally under rated white with silver tips paint. This beauty belongs to Mike McGary a good buddy, owner of that really cool skateboard that was owned by Gator, and a man with damn fine taste in bikes.
Some of our very favorite days are new kit days. There's something deeply satisfying about clipping the tags off and sliding into an unsullied pair of new bibs and jersey. Oh the places you'll go together and the goodness of that fresh fluffy chammy! We recently received the shipment of our latest design.
But we obviously, can't say nothin' about the new episode since maybe you haven't seen it yet, and we would never do that to you. But this does present a pretty good time to walk down memory lane with the Log Lady video we made last year. Which was released on Twin Peaks day, because, you know. Kismet!
Come join us for the 2nd annual All-City Solstice Ride! Taking place on the longest day of the year, the ride celebrates all that we love about summer in our fair state - cycling, swimming, cold drinks, and friends! We have a group camp reserved at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve campground that boasts plentiful space for tents, hammocks, and open air sleeping.
Cross racing in Japan, it's really something else and must be experienced to be believed. I don't even think the locals realize just how amazing the scene that they've built is since it's normative to them. To us, with outside eyes, however our time at the Bike Lore festival was a mind blower.
Hey MPLS, come ride with us every third Friday for as long as the good weather lasts! Expect a casual pace, meeting up at Angry Catfish at 7:30 and rolling out at 8. Fuel up on pastries and coffee and then we'll hit the streets for a nice Lillydale road loop.
Lurking on Instagram as we do, we couldn't help but notice the amount of awesome imagery being produced by @ride_that_trail. We're always stoked when someone is doing rad things on our bikes, even so much more when that person lives on another continent, so of course we reached out to Brad to see if he might be interested in us sharing his photography with the All-City faithful.
We've been blessed with spectacular engineering talent over the years and are looking for a talented individual to join up with our powerhouse squad. All-City values inclusivity and diversity, team work, doing good while doing well, supporting the community, riding all the bikes, and having as much fun as possible.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Every cyclist needs a cross bike. Even if you never have any intentions of racing cyclocross, they are still an absolute essential steed for your stable. I was riding the Riverbottoms this Friday enjoying another beautiful sunset from the saddle of my Macho King, and I was struck by how much I love this freaking bike...
While visiting the Chequamegon area of Northern Wisconsin earlier this January, we took the opportunity to stop by the headquarters of the famous Chequemegon Fat Tire Festival. The catalyst for this visit was the discovery of and subsequent urge to document all of the wonderful prints that were given to the finishers during the late 80's and early 90's. We hoped to find the posters and hear their story, however we ended up discovering so much more...
Jumping back into a bit of coverage from our tour to Japan this past December we'd like to take you on a visit to two locations of Blue Lug, which is not only one of the most famous bike shops in the world, but also one of the best. The care with which they have carefully picked the products that they carry, created their own line of goods through both the Blue Lug and Fairweather labels, display their merchandise, and absolutely crush it when it comes to custom bike building...
Sometimes, sometimes... Sometimes in life we have to say good bye to an old friend. An old friend, who opened up our world to new possibilities, was our companion down so many long and winding roads, who traveled over life's bumps and potholes, who never let us down, helped us get home safe, and was always down for whatever.
Early this February the 20th edition of Minneapolis' legendary Stupor Bowl was held. This is the second longest running messenger race in the world and is famously comprised of two classes: Speed and Stupor. The speed race is your typical alleycat affair with a manifest of stops all over our fair city, and the Stupor race adds the twist of requiring racers to pound a beverage at every stop.
Check out this sweet build from our friends at Circles bike shop in Japan. It's a Space Horse disc blinged out with the full Chris King treatment and a set of Homage tires. We really haven't seen a whole ton of builds on this frameset yet, so it's really cool that this one came across our plate
Finally the day is upon us and it's time to unveil the Space Horse Disc video that we made out in the hills of Tahoe. We wanted to show just what our Space Horse is capable of and do so in true All-City fashion. We didn't want to do the pain face, black and white, acoustic guitar, bunch of bros sitting by the fire introspective bike packing / touring thing that has become the norm.
For this edition of Customer Builds, we're going to look at two prime examples spotted while we were in LA hanging out with the fine folks of Golden Saddle Cycery. While show bikes are cool and all, any person with enough cash in their pocket can buy a Red kit, a bunch of Enve stuff, and a Chris King headset and have a really fine bicycle. All that takes is money.
As I'm sure you noticed, Nick and I headed out Southern California a few weeks back to celebrate the launch of the new Mr. Pink with our good friends at Golden Saddle Cyclery and the Radavist. We spent a few days going on group rides, eating pizza, and living the good life in the California sun and 50-70 degree temps.
Folks, we just want to say thank you to everyone who made the launch of the new Mr. Pink so dang awesome. To our dealers who threw parties and rides and to the All-City riders who showed the new bike love, you're the best and the reason why we love our jobs so freaking much.
Now being the canny bike connoisseur that you are, you probably noticed something a bit different about this one. That's right: the Mr. Pink now utilizes our forthcoming Super Champ SL road hubs! And they're super badass, because they're super light (hence the SL) and have really terrific bearings that will last a real long time.
If you've had your eyes glued to our Instagram then you're probably aware that next weekend the new Mr. Pink drops for public view. What you might not know is that unlike other product launches where we're all "here's this shiny new thing, but you''ll have to wait a few months to get it," we're trying out something new where your local All-City dealer will actually have it in stock on their sales floor when it goes public.
We're excited to start bringing you coverage of our December tour of Japan. The trip was one of the best travel experiences of my life, meeting so many amazing people and visiting some of the most beautiful places and best bike shops in the world.