Journal

On Breaking the Holiday Hangover

On Breaking the Holiday Hangover

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

On behalf of everyone at Contender Bicycles, we hope the holidays have treated everyone well. It's not just a time to get close to family and friends, but a open opportunity to give back. Thanks to you all, we were able to donate your cycling apparel to Kit Up Africa,...
Ernie's Best Builds: 2019 Scott Spark 900 Ultimate

Ernie's Best Builds: 2019 Scott Spark 900 Ultimate

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day twelve of Ernie's Best Builds goes to the 2019 SCOTT Spark 900 Ultimate. This Spark Ultimate...
Ernie's Best Builds: BMC Timemachine 01

Ernie's Best Builds: BMC Timemachine 01

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day eleven of Ernie's Best Builds goes to the BMC Timemachine 01. This TT/tri bike features a...
Ernie's Best Builds: Alchemy Arktos 29

Ernie's Best Builds: Alchemy Arktos 29

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day ten of Ernie's Best Builds goes to the Alchemy Arktos 29 mountain bike. This Arktos features...
Ernie's Best Builds: The Lucky Charms OPEN U.P. RTP

Ernie's Best Builds: The Lucky Charms OPEN U.P. RTP

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day nine of Ernie's Best Builds goes to this Lucky Charms OPEN U.P. RTP. This gravel bike...
Ernie's Best Builds: Otso Voytek Trail

Ernie's Best Builds: Otso Voytek Trail

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day ten of Ernie's Best Builds goes to the Otso Voytek Trail. Every Otso Voytek is based...
Ernie's Best Builds: Orbea Katu-E 10

Ernie's Best Builds: Orbea Katu-E 10

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day seven of Ernie's Best Builds goes to the Orbea Katu-E 10. This Orbea features a Bosch...
Ernie's Best Builds: BMC Roadmachine 01

Ernie's Best Builds: BMC Roadmachine 01

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day seven of Ernie's Best Builds goes to this BMC Roadmachine 01. This festive Roadmachine 01 uses...
Ernie's Best Builds: Gloria Garibaldina Extra Corsa

Ernie's Best Builds: Gloria Garibaldina Extra Corsa

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day five of Ernie's Best Builds goes to this pristine Gloria Garibaldina Extra Corsa. The Gloria name...
Ernie's Best Builds: Pinarello Dogma F10 eTap

Ernie's Best Builds: Pinarello Dogma F10 eTap

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day four of Ernie's Best Builds goes to this Pinarello Dogma F10. This build of one of...
Ernie's Best Builds: The Pink Panther OPEN U.P. RTP

Ernie's Best Builds: The Pink Panther OPEN U.P. RTP

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day three of Ernie's Best Builds goes to what we like to call The Pink Panther. This...
Ernie's Best Builds: Custom MyO Orbea Rallon

Ernie's Best Builds: Custom MyO Orbea Rallon

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day two of Ernie's Best Builds goes to this Orbea Rallon, custom-painted courtesy of Orbea's MyO program....
Ernie's Best Builds: Custom-Painted 3T Strada

Ernie's Best Builds: Custom-Painted 3T Strada

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Ernie the corgi is known around these parts for his discerning taste in bicycles. This year, we wanted to highlight some of his favorite bike builds. Link to the complete list found HERE. Day one of Ernie's Best Builds goes to this custom-painted 3T Strada road bike. This bike belongs...
Presenting the All-New 2019 BMC Fourstroke 01

Presenting the All-New 2019 BMC Fourstroke 01

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

In a world where cyclists didn’t spout the phrase “let’s get rad” whenever they hit a fun trail or road, the word ‘rad’ was short for radical (or radians, for those in a STEM state of mind). Radical represents complete change of a fundamental aspect of something, and really if...
Introducing Otso Cycles

Introducing Otso Cycles

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

We are constantly on the hunt for the best the bicycle industry has to offer. When looking at fat bikes, there has always been some sort of compromise to be made in regards to fit, performance, or build quality. There are plenty of brands out there that make a good...