Team Mutant Trials with Steve Garro!

This photo is perfect!

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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.

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Thanks for the heads up Dirt Drops!

Also checkout this piece Molly Bilker wrote about Steve Garro…HERE!

Anybody ever ridden a Track Bike in a pair of Nike Cortez?

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I bet they’d be pretty good! Especially with toe-clips/straps and a traditional pedal!

Looks like The 5th Floor got some new Track Bikes!

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More on the bikes…HERE!

Merckx Monday Pt. 2: A Sunday in Hell with a live score!!!

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In 1976 Danish Filmmaker Jorgen Leth made the legendary sports and cycling film, A Sunday in Hell, about the Paris Roubaix cycling race. It defined a genre and helped put the Paris-Roubaix on the global sporting map. Watch some of the greatest cyclists ever compete in the most prestigious single-day event in professional bike racing. The golden era of cycling is in full form here. This is definitely the most important documentary ever made on the sport and argulably one of the best sports documentaries ever filmed. Simone Pace and Amedeo of Blonde Redhead have prepared an incredible adapted score that they will perform live accompanied by a string ensemble.

Live score by Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace (Blonde Redhead) with Jeanann Dara and chamber ensemble.

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I’m so bummed I can’t make it to this!

Who remembers Tom La Marche?

Checkout this sweet shreddy Stinner that Tom built while he was at Stinner!

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