Author Archives: "Kevin Rouse"

Theater Thursday

03.28.2013 //

Theater Thursday: Overheard — Team Camp with Emily Maye Look at Emily Maye’s one-and-a-half-years in the world of cycling photography and you’ll see a resumé dwarfed by countless great shooters. But, do that, and you’d be looking at the wrong thing entirely. Maye’s images speak well beyond her short stint in the cycling world, commanding

The News: Artisan’s Custom Bicycle Expo Announced

03.27.2013 //

With the afterglow of the bespoke bicycle binge we experienced at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show finally beginning to fade, it was an intersting bit of news to hear of the announcement of the Artisan’s Custom Bicycle Expo. Scheduled to take place in Vail, Colorado, during this year’s Pro Cycling Challenge in August,

Ferrous Friday

03.22.2013 //

Renold Yip is a master of the understated, yet eminently functional. Admittedly though, not so understated that I wasn’t effortlessly drawn to the YiPsan Cycles booth both years I’ve had the pleasure of attending NAHBS. Invariably, what would follow would be an enlightening look into the world of bespoke bicycles, frame building and life in

Spotlight: Shinola Runwell

03.16.2013 //

While it may not be the Shinola your grandpa grew up shining his shoes with, the name is now alive and well once again, serving as one of the great success stories of the rebirth of Detroit manufacturing. Producing fine bikes and watches right here in the US of A, Shinola (2.0) has strategically chosen

Spotlight: The Standard Jersey

03.15.2013 //

Cedar Cycling sews a new Standard in the quest for domestic perfection The Standard Jersey $170 / “We were looking for a jersey we couldn’t find.” If you’re a quick study, you can probably see where Neil Berrett’s story is headed—it’s a classic tale of entrepreneurial entrapment.

Mavic Rolls Out Its First Carbon Clincher Wheelset

03.14.2013 //

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 C Carbon Clincher Wheelset $2750/ Available June 1, 2013 One needn’t have looked to a sign from the heavens, or some industry insider’s astrological prediction for a hint at Mavic’s latest introduction. Nope, just to the good old interwebs. Spotted under the likes of Thor Hushovd two years ago, Mavic’s

Review: Cyclepedia for iPad

03.13.2013 //

By Kevin Rouse As an individual who makes his living off of the printed page, I normally harbor a not-so-slight bias toward a publication’s physical manifestation over any digital version. Call me a traditionalist, but, for me, the sensation of the tangible page trumps any slick “multimedia” or high-tech interactivity. At least until I downloaded

Spotlight: BMC/Lamborghini Special 50th Anniversary Edition Impec

03.08.2013 //

What’s polarizingly flashy, goes quite fast and is absurdly expensive? Nope, nice try, but one of Mario Cipollini’s skin suits on eBay is not the correct answer—not in this particular case at least. The answer we were looking for was the BMC’s collaboration with the famed Italian automaker coming out of BMC’s heavily robotized facility

News: Amgen Tour of California Team Announcement

03.07.2013 //

With the 2013 edition of the Tour of California rapidly approaching, race organizers have released the roster for this year’s race. As always, it’s a decidedly stacked list, one that will see eight UCI ProTeams making their way to the Golden State in May. Adding to the fray are a mix of Continental and Pro

A Lesson In Lust at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show

02.28.2013 //

By Kevin Rouse I’m mid-conversation with frame builder Renold Yip of Yipsan Cycles when suddenly I reach a sobering thought. I don’t know which is worse—the fact that I can be so completely consumed by a collection of steel tubes, components and some the best craftsmanship I’ve ever witnessed, or, the fact that they’re so

NAHBS Snapshot: Shamrock Cycles

02.25.2013 //

Shamrock Cycles Fluid Druid Retro Racer A perennial favorite of yours truly, Shamrock Cycles, a.k.a builder Tim O’Donnell, certainly doesn’t disappoint with his bikes’ exceptionally clean lines and exquisite execution.

NAHBS Snapshot: Avery County Cycles

02.24.2013 //

NAHBS Snapshot: Avery County Cycles Josh Culbertson is pressed up against the wall, by himself. One table. One chair. One bike. One talented individual. Culbertson has essentially been relegated to the kids table at Thanksgiving. As a first-year exhibitor, he is forced to submit to what is effectively the frame-builders coming of age rite. Allowed

Gallery: 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

02.23.2013 //

For those who are #notatnahbs here’s a look at what’s gracing the showroom floor at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver, Colorado.

NAHBS Snapshot: Cherubim Cycles Rambler

02.22.2013 //

That’s right, your pals from Paved—at least the ones who have already made it to the mile-high city—are wandering the aisles of the Colorado Convention Center for the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. And while we’re not busy high-fiving and explaining to people why we can drink only two beers at one time, we’re

Open Road: Part Four

02.22.2013 //

A Tale of Monumental Misadventure in the Heart of Southern Utah By Kevin Rouse Photography by Ross Downard Ed. Note: Get up to speed with Parts One, Two and Three. Unlikely Utopia “Do you guys have any beer?” asked Harries in a pleading voice. Quickly becoming a force of habit rather than a legitimate question,

Open Road: Part Three

02.21.2013 //

A Tale of Monumental Misadventure in the Heart of Southern Utah By Kevin Rouse Photography by Ross Downard Ed. Note: Get up to speed with Parts One and Two. Money For Nothing, And Poodles For Free The stench was otherworldly. Though not one to shy away from most things, I could easily admit I’d met

Open Road: Part 2

02.20.2013 //

A Tale of Monumental Misadventure in the Heart of Southern Utah By Kevin Rouse Photography by Ross Downard Ed. Note: If you missed Part One, be sure to catch up here Wind Tunnel Time Machine We started the morning with a bit of breeze, but by the time we put wheels to pavement, we had

Rewind: Peter Sagan — Nothing To Prove

02.16.2013 //

Ed. Note: With Peter Sagan off to a commanding start in his 2013 season we thought it might be smart to revisit the profile of Sagan that ran in the Fall 2012 issue of Paved. By Kevin Rouse Portrait: Anthony Smith | Photos: Kevin Rouse Though he’s just 22 years of age, many are singing

Happy Valentine’s Day, Now Spread the Love

02.14.2013 //

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Now for those of you who just suddenly remembered that it is indeed February 14th, hurry up and show a few people some love, pronto, with a fantastic bike-themed e-Valentine like this: Head on over to the SF Bike Coalition’s website and send one of their great designs to your bike-loving

Video: Tour Of California Route Announcement

02.12.2013 //

While the host cities were announced a couple months ago, here’s a good look at the actual route for this year’s Amgen Tour of California. Get ready for some exiting surprises:

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