Clayton Bramlett’s SOMA Double Cross

SOMA Fabrications Double Cross A little about the philosophy behind SOMA Fabrications, courtesy of their website: “Practical, durable, comfortable, affordable… these are the primary forces shaping Soma’s ideology. But why do so many other companies try to emulate the racing world when it’s the smallest segment of the market? Our local bike shops have felt […]

American Classic Double Wheelbag Review

The humble wheelbag has to be one of the most overlooked and forgotten pieces of cycling gear in existence.  I mean, do you walk around the house thinking, wow, I am so blown away by how amazing my wheelbags are, as they languish in the closet.  Not bloody likely. So, when do you think about […]

A Visit to American Classic – Wheelmakers Extraordinaire

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour inside American Classic’s North American Headquarters, in Tampa, Florida.  I’ve been using the company’s wheels for many years, on several of my personal gravel, limerock and road bikes. During my brief visit, the American Classic staff were busily preparing for the upcoming Interbike trade show (visit them at […]