Archive for March, 2012

Mary Queen of Scots Had a Speedhound!

Speedhound fans know that our mascot is an Italian Greyhound (IG) named Cooper.  His ancestors have been a popular breed for millennia.  Evidence has been found of IGs at Pompeii! Mary Queen of Scots was a big fan of the little speedsters too.

Speedhound BadgeIGs are light, quick and nimble.  They’re a perfect mascot for Speedhound bikes.  In fact, Cooper, who weighs in at only 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg), is still over twice as heavy as an ONLY ONE frame!  That’s what we call light and nimble!

Our inspiration from IGs goes beyond our need for speed, though.  IGs are agile sporting dogs – our “running dog” graphic is inspired by an IG competing in a lure coursing event.  And since we insist on making our own forks that match the frame geometry, both parts of a Speedhound frameset have matching serial numbers starting with the letters “IG” for Italian Greyhound.  You can find the serial numbers stamped in the bottom bracket and on the fork steering tube.

Speedhound Serial Number

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The Wolf Pack

The Speedhound OnlyOne™ frameset is an incredibly versatile bike – but it was designed first and foremost for fun! And what’s more fun that riding bikes with your friends before relaxing with a couple of cold ones?

For our third video, we asked the guys behind MPLS Bike Love to send us some fun-loving guys for a group ride. And just to make it interesting, we brought them out to Saint Paul thinking it would take them out of their element. Think again.

Special thanks to Adam Turman, Charles Youel, Matt Appleman, and Ben McCoy for helping us out!

Riders:

Chris Cleveland (www.speedhoundbikes.com)
Ben McCoy (www.mplsbikelove.com)
Adam Turman (www.adamturman.com)
Charles Youel (www.artcrank.com)
Matt Appleman (www.applemanbicycles.com)

Shot and Edited by:
Paul Moehring (www.paulmoehring.com)

Produced by:
Bicycle Theory (www.bicycletheory.com)

The JenNastix Experience

One of the most impressive things about the patent-pending Speedhound Dropout System™ is that it allows you to easily and elegantly use a belt drive.

For our second video, we recruited fixed gear enthusiast (and Banjo Brothers model) Jenn ‘JenNastix’ Gallup to put the Speedhound OnlyOne™ frameset with a Gates Carbon Drive to the test. And, oh yes she did!

Rider:
Jenn Gallup

Shot and Edited by:
Paul Moehring (www.paulmoehring.com)

Produced by:
Bicycle Theory (www.bicycletheory.com)