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To help get you ready to roll for La Grande Boucle, Matt has assembled his annual guide for who and what to watch for... The 2023 Tour de France makes its Grand Départ this Saturday. For its 110th running, the biggest cycling spectacle of the year will spend the first three stages roaming the Basque Country of Northern Spain before crossing the border back into France to get the party started with the mountain stages. If you binged the terrific new series Unchained on Netflix, you’ll be happy to know that this year’s edition of Le Tour is packed with storylines and you can watch the drama unfold in real-time over the course of 21 stages covering 2,115 miles in 23...
Little did Matt know that the journey towards his new Sycip began back in 2016. Matt's new Sycip. Photo by The Radavist. Seven years ago, he picked up a personal dream bike in the form of a mid-90s Eddy Merckx MX Leader frameset. As cyclists have a habit of doing, building it up was a project that remained on the back burner until 2020 when it was made road ready following a refurb, a respray, and being outfitted with modern components. (You can read all about it in this blog post.) Much to Matt’s delight, the Merckx turned out to be a...
Back in August, we teased it.Now it’s time for the grand reveal of a project that started way back in 2016. Say hello to Matt’s latest bike build! With this build, Matt used a mid 90s Eddy Merckx MX Leader to create an homage to one of his favorite Merckx team bikes of the ‘80s and equipped it to be in regular rotation. This sleekly sculpted steel machine is not a Sunday Special. It’s to be ridden and ridden often.The assembly was handled by the steady hands of Simon, the head mechanic at The Cub House. Along with being a favorite local shop, The Cub House is the home of Team Dream. When we get back to normal times, The Cub...