Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Balvenie Video

A few months back BCW was honored to participate in the celebration of American Craft organised by The Balvenie. As part of this, a short film about each participant was produced. Want to hear Stephen talk about the art and craft of a framebuilder? Watch the BCW video here >>>


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sea Otter Classic 2014

Although we didn't have a stand or any demo bikes there, we did send one of staff away from the office to check out this year's Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, a four day extravaganza of bike stuff and one the biggest US bike events. It has road races, downhill, an expo and is generally a great place to hang out in the spring sunshine in a beautiful part of the country.

BCW met a lot of interesting people and saw some great bikes, and noted lots of new products. Who knows; maybe next year BCW will make the cross-country trip to have a full presence there... In the meantime here are a few photos and comments about the event.

It was good to talk to the people at Bike Friday, demonstrating their neat set-up for a folding travel bike and matching trailer.

Shinola from Detroit had an elegant display of their handmade steel bikes, which you could try out, and which definitely stood out amongst all the mountain bikes and fat tires that pretty much dominated the event.

There was a lot of attention for the new bike that Salsa displayed (for the first time in public?) - their new evolotion of the fat-bike, with full-suspension: the Bucksaw.

And away from the Expo we had a lot of fun watching the racing, though sadly we didn't get a chance to try out the downhill track.

See you next year?