Have you ever wanted to know the back story of how frame builders get their start?
On many builders’ sites they give you a brief summary of their start but some don’t or they don’t go into much detail. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an open forum for builders to share their story and interact with riders and other builders?
Fortunately, there are a couple of places you can visit to read more about handmade mountain bike builders. There is a forum on Velocipede Salon called Smoked Out and another on The Paceline called Builder Spotlights where builders can tell their story and show off their work. It’s a great place to learn about the many frame builders in the industry and talk with them.