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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Ultimate Look 695 Mondrian - LOOK!

Hello again computerized people! This is Cal at Wrench Science with an art exhibit on wheels! Tom from Modesto came to me one glorious Berkeley day - with true artistic flare, and a little wildness in his eyes - demanding the perfect build to compliment his Look 695 frameset in the classic Mondrian paint scheme.


A little education! Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter, famous for his primary colors on white backgrounds inside horizontal and vertical black lines - if you are a road cycling fan you would recognize the style from the logo of the LOOK Cycle brand. The powerhouse La Vie Claire cycling team of the mid 1980s also featured the Mondrian style on their team kits - both Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond took the colors to Tour de France victory.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Knolly Podium: Get prepared to go fast.....REALLY fast!

Coming back from Interbike this year I was greeted with a shiny new Knolly Podium frame. I knew that this frame was coming for a while and had assembled all of the parts for the build, but was elated to see that the day had finally come to build up this amazing downhill machine! Thanks a lot Noel and Kevin from Knolly!

2013 Knolly Podium at Wrench Science

Reminiscing on the "Grave Digger" monster truck I decided to go with a black and green theme. I knew that the bike was going to build up pretty light for a DH rig, but I wasn't expecting 36.8 lbs. with pedals on a large frame! Oh yea, did I mention that it looks great as well! Noel Buckley's attention to detail shines on this frame. From the titanium frame hardware to the unique shock mounting hardware that integrates into the frame to the one piece chain stay that makes a U-shape which dramatically increase rear end stiffness. This frame is packed with well thought out details that make this one of the finest downhill frames I have ever seen.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Wrench Science Flow Team tears up Northstar over the labor day weekend!

A number of the members of the Wrench Science Flow Team rallied to Northstar at Tahoe for an action packed weekend of racing and representing.

The weather was perfect and the team had great results (see recap below).  There are only two races left in the Northstar Free Radicals Summer DH Race Series, the last of which is the famous Tara Llanes Classic Fundraiser.  A 12+ minute Mega DH Race that many of the Flow Team racers will be competing in.  http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/calendar/calendarevent.race4tara.item.asp  We encourage you to come on up to race and ride and support a great cause.

Over the two races every Flow Team member (Chad Gallagher, Cody Drake, Juan Catano and Andrew Peters) made it on the podium. Way to go guys!

Sunday September 2nd 6th Annual Livewire Classic:

Juan Catano took 2nd place in Cat 1!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Pinarello's new weapon: Dogma 65.1 Think 2

Pinarello has always set their goals to provide the absolute best road bike possible. After receiving reviews by pros such as Mark Cavendish claiming that the Dogma 2 frame is "perfect", what more can Pinarello do to the already "perfect" frame?


Read on to see more colors available as well as what differences were done to make the Dogma 65.1 Think 2 even better.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Colnago CLX 3.0 - Customer Review

Another feedback from a satisfied customer with his Colnago CLX 3.0 Ultegra Di2 bike.


From: Onno  <onnoruhl@>
Date: Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Subject: Fwd: Colnago
To: "calvin@wrenchscience.com" <calvin@wrenchscience.com>



hi Calvin,

Have been using my bike every weekend day and love it!  Still commute on the Lemond just because it would feel bad....

The Colnago is so solid, and it amazing how much easier it is to climb, especially standing.  I also really like the electronic shifting.   You did a great job on the fit, no stress anywhere.  Have not taken it beyond 40 miles per ride, but that will be soon!

Many thanks again,

Onno

Sent from my iPad

For your very own Colnago CLX 3.0 Ultegra Di2 bike or any other Colnago offerings, contact our Colnago specialist Calvin@wrenchscience.com today!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Support the Trail Access Fund | International Mountain Bicycling Association

If you love your trials, make sure you take a look and show support!

Support the Trail Access Fund | International Mountain Bicycling Association

Colnago C59 Italia 150th Edition - Customer Review

Here's a review we received from a customer with a custom built Colnago C59 Italia 150th Edition.


See what our client has to say about the gorgeous bike and his take on the Zipp 303 Firecrest carbon clincher wheels.

Test Ridden Parlee Z5 SLi with Di2 and Ksyrium SLR

Hello again children of the internet! This is Calvin from Wrench Science with the skinny on the Parlee Z5 SLi. Devon Cooper of Parlee Cycles delivered a stunning all matte black Z5 SLi for evaluation.


After two weeks of group rides, training, and commuting I am extremely impressed with this off-the-shelf offering from the otherwise custom-geometry oriented Parlee Cycles. Many more pics after the jump!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2012 Ibis Mojo HD


Shown here with Crank Brothers wheels and Rock Shox front suspension the Ibis Mojo HD  is probably the most versatile all mountain bike on the market. Here it is shown as more of a free ride set up.Check out the short clip of the Ibis in action (look for the red wheels).  The Ibis Mojo HD can be built in several different configurations. Like the one shown above or maybe something like this! Here at Wrench Science  we are committed to finding out what bike is right for you. Give Avi a call at 1-510-529-3042 or email him at avi@wrenchscience.com according to him it is the ultimate mountain bike.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sexy, Affordable, Full Custom Colnago CX-1 Evo

Hello everyone! This is Calvin at Wrench Science, showcasing a great example of creative bike building with our custom bike builder. Adam from Texas wanted a new Colnago CX-1 Evo with Ultegra, and opted for a custom build over the pre-spec'd option.



You can see that the color theme is matte black and white, love those stripes!

Git'em while there HOT!!

Ibis Cycles has informed us here at Wrench Science that the Mojo SL-R will begin to become more readily available. As it stands they have a small offering in varying sizes and colors available right away. The long awaited Lamborine Orange is here in certain sizes.



Like the title says GIT'em WHILE they're HOT!!!

 For inquiries please contact Avi Byer at toll free 866-497-3624 or you can also email him at Avi@wrenchscience.com

Thursday, May 31, 2012

2013 Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed 9000 grouppo!

We heard they were going to be showing info on these soon, but "Pictures are worth a thousand words" right?


More pics on the new Shimano Dura-Ace 11s 9000 Grouppo below!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2013 Shimano Saint

Everyone who saw the media coverage at Sea Otter Classic this year probably got a slight glimpse of the new 2013 Shimano Saint grouppo. Here's some photos from MTBR.com on the new 2013 Shimano Saint.


Check out more pictures and a video of the new Saint grouppo!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MT8's by Magura

Check it out the MT8's are getting alot of good press.


" Mountain Bike Disc Brake MT8 Wins Award
The bicycle components manufacturer MAGURA has been awarded the "red dot" quality seal for trailblazing product design in respect of the MT8, the top model of its new MT generation of brakes. The "red dot" jury adjudication criteria are such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomy or ecological soundness. MAGURA's new MT8 is notable for its extremely lightweight construction, high performance, ergonomic shape and flip-flop design."


Read on for more reasons why Magura was given this award.

Closeup of Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Hubs

Walking around the start of the Tour of California, couldn't help but notice these non-labeled carbon Shimano wheels. After getting closer, you get an idea of what may be available next year for the new Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Group.






Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Another Beautiful Colnago C59, With A Twist!

The past few months have been a whirlwind of bikes going out to clients, so we're going to do what we can to post more pics of the times through the season. Here's a Colnago C59 Di2 build, custom built by our very own Tyler Miller, with a slight twist to accommodate the hilly terrains around these parts.


From afar, it's appears to be a C59 built with Dura Ace Di2 setup. However, let's take a closer look.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yeti SB-95 Ready to RIP!

One of our many Yeti SB-95's that's been built here. Taking the performance proven "Switch" technology and combining it with 29er wheels just means more speed!


Take a closer look at one of Yeti's masterpiece below!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Set of Campagnolo EPS Super Record Finally ARRIVED!

Campagnolo EPS Super Record with EPS specific crankset has arrived! This is ONE of many we have on order, so if you still want yours, call in NOW before the list gets longer than it already is! Due to SUPER LIMITED AVAILABILITY, we are only allowing phone orders on these Campagnolo EPS units. (For those of you who've been patiently waiting, thank you for your patience. We are hoping these will continue trickling in sooner than later.)


More pics after the break!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Intense's carbon all-mountain red rocket

Looking for that lightweight trail bike that crosses over into the all-mountain realm?
Intense delivers with the new Carbine. At a svelte 5.5lbs. this full carbon frame can be set up lightweight and in the 5.5" travel setting with a 150mm fork for epic trail rides or set up a little burlier in the 6" setting with a 160mm fork to handle those challenging descents and pedal back up the hill with ease.


At just over 27 lbs. this bike is perfect for all-day epic trail rides yet inspires confidence in the most technical terrain.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Ibis Mojo SL-R - ONE IN STOCK!

We have just ONE Ibis Mojo SL-R IN STOCK that has not been spoken for. It is a size Large. Check out one of our sweet Mojo SL-R builds


More pictures after the break.