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Tales From Full Cycle

Our best stories & resources to inspire you to ride your bike!

Three Reasons You Want a Made to Order Frame

Mosaic Series Part 3: Three Reasons Why You Want a Made to Order Frame

Fit, Function, and Finish. There are a host of reasons why people opt for a full-custom build. The great thing about a Made to Order frame is that it will do exactly what you need it to do. For some, it’s a matter of fit. Others have geometry and ride characteristics they prefer. And of course, if you want to really set it off, our custom paint options are limitless. 

Learn more about all of the factors + how to order a custom Mosaic through Full Cycle!

Mosaic Series Part 2: Inside the Mosaic Finish Department

Mosaic Series Part 2: Inside the Mosaic Finish Department

“Look good, feel good, ride good” - Deion Sanders (allegedly)

An exceptional amount of craft goes into the process of building every Mosaic frame. It’s only right that Mosaic devotes the same effort to the finish process. Learn about this process in this latest post from our friends at Mosaic!

Recommended Gravel Bike Riding Gear

Mosaic Series Part 1: Is a Mosaic Batch Built Frame Right for You?

Reach, stack, head tube angle, bottom bracket drop, paint, finish … You have tons of options when you order a handbuilt bike. But a while back, Mosiac started to realize that some riders don’t need a Made to Order Mosaic to get the perfect bike for their favorite rides. Learn about the Batch Built frame program from Mosaic to simplify things and get aboard your dream ride.

Kona Process X Dream Build

Kona Process X Dream Build

Ben Robles, a former Full Cycle mechanic, current Lead Coach & Co-Founder of the Boulder Junior Cycling Enduro & Gravity Program, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from CU Boulder, builds his dream enduro rig for the Front Range...

Recommended Gravel Bike Riding Gear

Our Recommended Gravel Riding Gear

Gravel riding means different things depending on who you ask: from all-around riding to racing to touring, it truly is a reflection of your style and ambitions. Browse our top recommendations and staff favorites for indispensable gear to get you out there to find adventure, no matter where that might be. 

Recommended Road Bike Accessories

Our Recommended Road Bike Accessories

Whether it’s your very first road bike or an addition to the stable, outfitting yourself and your bike with the right accessories & apparel makes your road riding experience safer and more enjoybale. Explore our top recommendations for indispensable road cycling gear.

Full Cycle & Colorado Cycle Sports merger

Full Cycle & Colorado Multisport Announce Plans to Merge

By Full Cycle Bikes

For Immediate Release. Boulder, CO. November 11, 2020. 

"Full Cycle Bikes, voted 2019 & 2020 Best Bike Shop of Boulder County and a leader serving Boulder and the nearby Colorado Front Range communities of mountain bikers, gravel grinders, and electric and hybrid road commuters, is combining forces with Colorado Multisport, a world leading triathlon-focused store."

road cyclists

Coffee Stops & Cycling Advocacy

By Full Cycle Intern

Keeping a sense of community in the midst of a pandemic...

cyclocross racer crossing the finish line



"And then in walks Cyclocross. Her timing is impeccable and she is just the right amount of everything we need. Thank you for being the one thing that makes us focus on nothing else for 45 minutes. We can live in the moment in the most present way possible, a moving mediation, breath in, breath out."

Ibis Hakka custom bike build

David’s Ibis Hakka MX Custom Build

By Full Cycle Intern

This build has been quite the head turner around the shop. David came to us wanting to build a fast yet functional all-road machine equally capable of hanging in group rides, shining in gravel races, and chewing up rowdy terrain. Introducing David's Ibis Hakka MX custom build!

cyclist on a gravel bike

Anton’s Longs Peak FKT


"This kind of thing is easy to dismiss as a silly game, but what I think is not silly is taking a crack at something that you know will be hard, the outcome is not certain, and committing to trying your best regardless."

6h 55' 36" | 91 miles |  12k ft elevation | 14k feet summit

road cyclist in front of a sunset

Weekend Premonitions, Vol 2


With sand in our eyes we loaded our bikes into the back of Trevor’s Honda Element. Leaving expressly before a smoky dawn, we drove a few miles to the eventual start of our ride. “This feels like cheating,” I admitted.

kid giving thumbs up

Father & Son Bonding at Valmont Bike Park


We rented some full-suspension mountain bikes from Full Cycle and spent the day riding together at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder. It was great!10/10 would recommend renting from Full Cycle!"

road cyclist

Why Do You Ride?


"We can quickly shift our love of cycling into an obsession of progress.  This can be in the form of racing, chasing Strava segments, or thinking more is always better. [...] After weeks of specific training, we opted to take our own advice and went in search of adventure!"

cyclist at Mt Evans

Mt Evans From Boulder & Back...the Hard Way!

BY Kyle Richardson

"Ride out via SuperFlag - 68J - CR97 - S.Beaver - OMG - Echo - Mt Evans, and back via Squaw Pass (this needs a new name asap) - LookoutMtn - 93 - Boulder. This has got to be one of the best rides one can do from their front door in the Front Range. So much fantastic riding. SUMMER!"

141 miles. 16k feet. 10h 47m. 

cyclist at his camping site

Weekend Premonitions, Vol 1


"With the Dog Days of Summer fully in effect and increasingly frequent sweltering temps on the Front Range, the allure of the high country’s cool weather became undeniable. Friday afternoon found me loading the camper van and making a tolerably early departure for the Indian Peaks  Wilderness..."

road bike riders

Riding Alone, Together


"Even when riding alone, I feel a part of something bigger –something moving and progressing toward a greater end. "Perhaps that end is a clear head, free of the anxiety of the news, work stress, kids at home, the concerns of life. Whatever it is that drives us out on our bikes, it feels as if we are doing something tangibly helpful in healing our sense of grief for a time we may not know again anytime soon."

Kona Sutra

Luke’s Swiss Army Knife of Cycling


A mountain bike, road bike, and gravel bike walk into a bar…and the Kona Sutra is born! “If you’re a minimalist like me and just want one bike to do it all, I couldn’t recommend this bike more highly. It’s the Swiss Army Knife of cycling."