You Should Know
How to find love at first ride.
F was an amazing metallic chameleon green. And it had a cool name,” says contributing writer Selene Yeager. Assemble a Franken-bike. “When I was 16, I ordered a handmade hardtail frame from a local builder,” says contributing writer Daniel Sapp. “I couldn’t afford to build it up nicely, so I cobbled it together with secondhand parts and washers from the hardware shop. I rode the hell out of it.” Or buy the same bike as your favourite rider. “I had a mad #mancrush on Linus Gerdemann (who rode for the T-Mobile Team), so I bought a Giant TCR Advanced, T-Mobile edition. I ended up really liking the bike and have since owned three iterations of that frame,” says mechanic Joël Nankman.