Archive for January, 2016

Race news from 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on January 13, 2016 by baumannwerks

For 2015, Burnside Forge Racing Division was delighted to welcome Wayne Lewis to our team. He also helped us to expand our team presence into the world of cyclocross.  We have represented from New England to Virgina and North Carolina, and have collectively had a race in all 12 months of the year.

I would like to thank our generous team sponsors… People’s Bicycle, Rushing Duck Brewing, American Icon Screenprinting, and Vince Vennitti… Your support is greatly appreciated!

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Wayne had a solid season on his 2 new bikes, first in XC where he stood on the podium 3 times in 7 races (including a 100-miler and a win at cathedral pines in coed teams) and finding his stride in cat1. He continued straight into CX season, working hard over 19 races to earn up to cat3, and finished with a trip to nationals in Asheville to close out the season.

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Cima came out swinging last February with a 5th place finish at Marty’s Fat 50, then followed with a win in the fatbike category at SSAP, and then 6th at the Bearscat 50 in Singlespeed. His season was going great, but by mid summer he was sidelined with a case of Lyme’s. But you can’t keep him down, Cima has recovered and will be back in 2016 with a vengeance.

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Personally, I felt 2015 was a great race season. A total of 33 races, 16 podiums, and 8 wins, and the NYS mtb series cat1/open Singlespeed title….  Ironically, looking back, my most memorable and exciting races were all 2nd place finishes… at the Stewart 45 in coed teams, Windham World Cup, and the ss race at CheshireCX. Banging shoulders, hitting the wall, and then going over it. It’s about the fight, the fun, and the spirit. Can’t wait to see what 2016 holds!

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New bikes in 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on January 13, 2016 by baumannwerks

2015 was a big year for Burnside Forge.  It’s been a while, so I’ll show you the bikes and follow up with another post highlighting our racing.

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Wayne and his lovely wife Kim beside his new frame .010. Singlespeed and dedicated rigid with steep geometry deigned for one purpose.  Wicked and sharp, this XC race slayer weighs in at just over 21lbs as pictured.

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Chris’ trick fatty #.011.  Built for 4″ tires and nimble XC prowess, this frame has a 44mm head tube, rocker dropous, and a seat tube for a 31.6 dropper.  Color matched to blend in next to his monster Jeep Wrangler.

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Wayne came back for a sweet cross bike, #0.13.  Gotta love the simplicity of a rigid Singlespeed. Build from Columbus Life tubing around a carbon TRP fork, nothing between you and the ground here but silent, subtle compliance.

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Rounding out the year of fabrication, here is my own personal cross bike, frame .012.  Almost identical to Wayne’s, the only difference being that I painted my TRP fork (that holds a 15mm thru axle for mtb hubs) and I included braze ons to be able to run gears in a 1x setup.  I fell in love on my first ride…which just happened to be a crisp Saturday morning at GP Gloucester.