This photo is perfect!
Steve Garro: Arizona’s Mountain Biking, Trouble Making, Frame Building Legend
Steve Garro has been somewhat of a mountain bike legend for longer than many people have even been riding. In the late 80s and early 90s, his crew of racing and riding friends, The Mutants, were known as the wild men of the Southwest racing scene. They were as famous for jumping fires and riding gnarly slick rock as they were for racing hard against the biggest names in mountain biking. Steve later began building his own mountain bikes, launching his company, Coconino Cycles. A collision with a car in 2005 nearly took his life, but he recovered and returned to work building custom bikes of all kinds in his Flagstaff, AZ workshop. I got the chance to ask Steve questions via email about his early use of bikes to get out into the wild, his racing days with The Mutants, his frame building, and much more.
Thanks for the heads up Dirt Drops!
Also checkout this piece Molly Bilker wrote about Steve Garro…HERE!
I bet they’d be pretty good! Especially with toe-clips/straps and a traditional pedal!
We’d like to introduce you to our All-City owners group: The Tiny Hat Society.
We wanted to make an official arm of A.C. dedicated to celebrating the riders who make doing this worthwhile. Clubs are cool, having a posse is cool.THS is our clique, our crew, our posse. If you’re down with AC, we’re down with you.
We’ll be making a series of patches, caps, shirts, etc to celebrate rides, events, achievements, and the All-City owners who make our little brand possible.
The Name: There is a brewery in South Minneapolis where if you’re a member of the cylcing community no matter when you show up, it’s almost guaranteed that a few of your friends are already there. It’s the spot to be. One of the bartenders, who previously had not interacted much with cyclists, started using “tiny hats” as a group reference. As in “oh, you’re one of the tiny hats.” We thought this was hilarious, so we ran with it.
Because this project aims to celebrate you, the AC owner, the inaugural patch will be sent to you free by us. It’s our thanks to you for supporting.
You obtain this patch by filling out the Bike Registration form in the footer of the website. Just scroll down and there it is. We aren’t sending these to every John, Nick, and Mary, it’s an owners group, and to get in on this exclusive first offering you need to register your bike as proof of ownership. Our crack crew of customer service pros will then mail you out a THS badge.
Or just register for the Tiny Hat Society…HERE!