Barley’s custom ride

Barley’s custom ride

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in News | 2 comments

Barley Forsman Co-Founder and Industrial designer extraordinaire for Volagi  has as many miles on a gear bike as he does on his fixed gear bikes. Yes, he has more than one, but his favorite is his own creation. You can call it the “envy” of many fixed gear cyclists. Barley established his place as “bad a**” fixed gear rider when he raced Furnace Creek 508 and set the record for the Fixed gear category. That year, he had done all of his training...

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Robert’s Double Century Liscio

Robert’s Double Century Liscio

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in News, Product Spotlight | 2 comments

Robert Choi - Co-Founder Most bikes you see in magazines or on the web have been meticulously washed, dusted, and cleaned, leaving what blemishes may remain to be tidied up with Photoshop’s magic touch. But what about the bike in your garage? I’d venture to guess it’s not kept up to photography standards on a daily basis. No, I’d wager it proudly wears a coat of mud from your recent adventure off trail, or possibly boasts a few dings and dents like badges of honor giving...

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Susan’s Winter Commuter

Susan’s Winter Commuter

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in News, Product Spotlight | 2 comments

Susan Scarlet Macaw – Sales and Operations Susan Scarlet Macaw holds the record for fastest time on a single speed bicycle in the Furnace Creek 508 race. She’s raced in the prestigious Paris-Brest-Paris which might as well be the Super Bowl of Randoneuring. It’s safe to say that Susan knows a thing or two about bicycles, so when she finds one she likes, you can bet on it being the best tool for the job. It only takes one ride on Utah roads during the winter to arrange...

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New E7 Ignite VL Wheelset – Ride Review

New E7 Ignite VL Wheelset – Ride Review

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in News, Product Spotlight | 1 comment

By: Omar Sison A first look at the new E7 Ignite VL Wheelset from Volagi: 1. I like they way they look.  Barley changed the graphics up a little bit so it looks real classy, simple, but tidy.  The word “Ignite” in metallic looks good next to the “VL” in red.  There’s no italics so sometimes different is just better. 2. At first glance it looks a lot like our XL wheels but when you take a caliper to it and measure it up, it’s about 1.5mm...

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Cody’s Lucky Buddha Bike

Cody’s Lucky Buddha Bike

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in News, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

Cody Shibukawa – Accounting, Inventory, Shipping Cody approaches his role as Volagi’s accounting, inventory, and shipping specialist with an unwavering attention to detail and reliability that’s indispensable to our daily operations. A closer look at his ride of choice reveals a bike that mirrors his work ethic and personality in every respect. His riding style combines a fluid motion and fearless abandonment that’ll get you nervous watching but...

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Omar’s Viaje Trail Commuter

Omar’s Viaje Trail Commuter

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in News, Product Spotlight | 4 comments

Omar Sison – Lead Mechanic Omar has owned many Volagi bikes in his time with the company, but no matter which saddle he’s in, every bike he rides is unique in a way only Omar could make it.  Mostly because every bike he owns has something hand made, hand rigged, or intricately fabricated from bits and pieces of random objects within reach.  Functional pieces of art exhibiting his mechanical ingenuity.  His most recent build is a 53cm Viaje that he is very proud...

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