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Rodeo at large

Bikepacking.com // Show Pony update

Bikepacking.com has the update of our Show Pony 2.0 prototype frames. In it we talk a little bit about ongoing development and down in the comments there is more info and discussion.
Gear

The Ride Report // Tale Of A Donkey

The Ride Report had a conversation with Rodeo founder Stephen Fitzgerald about how we got started, what our philosophies are, how we approach products, and where we might be going next.
Culture

The Radavist //
North South Co

Hailey Moore wrote a wonderful, detailed recap of her first bikepacking race astride her Traildonkey at North South Colorado. Spoiler alert: She had an amazing race!
Gear

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We find ourselves explaining a lot to customers why we use Praxis cranks on our bikes. Many years ago now, when we were first getting started, we had a good look around at who was making well made, well priced, versatile cranks for use on our builds. Obviously the big drivetrain brands make great cranks but often they have proprietary bolt patterns and defensive design details meant to keep you buying in their ecosystems. And they’re more spendy. Rodeo likes open systems that allow for mix and match versatility in terms of function and style both. When you’re a tiny tiny bike company it is really difficult to get brands to take you seriously and give you wholesale access. Aside from WTB and Ritchey, Praxis was one of the few brands early on that said “sure, we’ll work with you”. As time has gone on we’ve evolved and so have the products Praxis makes. Eight years in and we’ve found that two VERY important things hold true about Praxis: 1. We’ve never had a crank failure or warranty. EVER. 2. The value can’t be beat. When we spec their cranks on your bike we’re ensuring you super reliable operation, very competitive light weights, and we’re almost certainly saving significant cost for the customer on the final price of the bike. That’s what we call a win win win. Praxis didn’t ask us to post this, we have no contracts with them. We use them because it’s smart all around. This is how we think about our standard options for every bike we spec out and build: Function, value, and reliability are paramount. Sure, if you want to opt for different components by request we will change any detail of any build for you, but if you show up not knowing what you want and ask for our expertise and guidance on your build we’re going to point you to Praxis and other brands like them and that align with the priorities we hold as a company.

We find ourselves explaining a lot to customers why we use Praxis cranks on our bikes. Many years ago now, when we were first getting started, we had a good look around at who was making well made, well priced, versatile cranks for use on our builds. Obviously the big drivetrain brands make great cranks but often they have proprietary bolt patterns and defensive design details meant to keep you buying in their ecosystems. And they’re more spendy. Rodeo likes open systems that allow for mix and match versatility in terms of function and style both. When you’re a tiny tiny bike company it is really difficult to get brands to take you seriously and give you wholesale access. Aside from WTB and Ritchey, Praxis was one of the few brands early on that said “sure, we’ll work with you”. As time has gone on we’ve evolved and so have the products Praxis makes. Eight years in and we’ve found that two VERY important things hold true about Praxis: 1. We’ve never had a crank failure or warranty. EVER. 2. The value can’t be beat. When we spec their cranks on your bike we’re ensuring you super reliable operation, very competitive light weights, and we’re almost certainly saving significant cost for the customer on the final price of the bike. That’s what we call a win win win. Praxis didn’t ask us to post this, we have no contracts with them. We use them because it’s smart all around. This is how we think about our standard options for every bike we spec out and build: Function, value, and reliability are paramount. Sure, if you want to opt for different components by request we will change any detail of any build for you, but if you show up not knowing what you want and ask for our expertise and guidance on your build we’re going to point you to Praxis and other brands like them and that align with the priorities we hold as a company. ...

🌍 ❤️🙌 @panjistudio_ 
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#flaanimal

🌍 ❤️🙌 @panjistudio_
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#flaanimal
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When @eddieodea dropped into our inbox last year he said “I’m going to be the first person to ride the @bikepackingcom Eastern Divide Trail, and I’d like to do it on a Flaanimal” we knew that we wanted to be along for his ride. It’s claimed as the longest Bikepacking route in the world.
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Since Eddie started the route this summer it’s impossible to inventory the stories and experiences he’s had out on course, but you can see them in his insta profile if you click over. @bikepackingcom caught up with him this last week as he’s 2/3 through the route currently. They’ve posted a gear check of his Flaanimal 5.0 over on bikepacking.com and it’s worth a look! Anything he’s running in his setup is no doubt well considered and trail tested at this point. Have a look, and GO EDDIE!
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Bikepacking.com
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#flaanimal
#rodeospork
#rodeowheels

When @eddieodea dropped into our inbox last year he said “I’m going to be the first person to ride the @bikepackingcom Eastern Divide Trail, and I’d like to do it on a Flaanimal” we knew that we wanted to be along for his ride. It’s claimed as the longest Bikepacking route in the world.
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Since Eddie started the route this summer it’s impossible to inventory the stories and experiences he’s had out on course, but you can see them in his insta profile if you click over. @bikepackingcom caught up with him this last week as he’s 2/3 through the route currently. They’ve posted a gear check of his Flaanimal 5.0 over on bikepacking.com and it’s worth a look! Anything he’s running in his setup is no doubt well considered and trail tested at this point. Have a look, and GO EDDIE!
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Bikepacking.com
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#flaanimal
#rodeospork
#rodeowheels
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Are Flat Bar Moments a thing? If not, they are now. 🙌 @papsys.bikes
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#flatbarmoment
#flaanimal

Are Flat Bar Moments a thing? If not, they are now. 🙌 @papsys.bikes
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#flatbarmoment
#flaanimal
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Our Values

RIDE

Our bikes as hard as we can. Never lose touch with the fact that true inspiration for everything we do comes from time spent in the saddle.

EXPLORE

If we stay where things are familiar we will quickly grow stale. To stay challenged we always seek out the new. New paces to ride, new goals to attempt, and new people to collaborate with.

CREATE

When we return home from our adventures we take our experiences and turn them into things that we can share. Stories, photos, videos, and inspired products are the fruit of our labor.