One day our friend Amber came by with a metric ton of camera equipment, some sheets and a husband/helper to take pictures of a few of our bikes. I thought it might be a nice change from the typical blurry iPhone photos for which this site is infamous. Like El Guapo.

Speaking of El Guapo, we’ll start with the Guru CR.901, Guru’s top o’ the line triathlon bike. Dressed up with Chorus 11 and some HED aero wheels, it’s a beautiful bike that shifts extremely well and rides like a race car.

Guru's finest tri bike, the CR.901
Guru’s finest tri bike, the CR.901
Custom geometry. Custom paint.
Custom geometry. Custom paint.
Campy Chorus 11, just because.
Campy Chorus 11, just because.
Lovely bike. Very purpose-built.
Lovely bike. Very purpose-built.

The Scale 930 is Scott’s “entry” carbon hard tail 29er. Things are very nice for 2013 — Schwalbe tires, SRAM 2×10 drivetrain and a Fox fork compliment proven frame geometry and carbon manufacturing techniques.

Scale 930, Scott's entry carbon 29er
Scale 930, Scott’s entry carbon 29er
SRAM 2x10 drivetrain
SRAM 2×10 drivetrain
Just another day at the office.
Just another day at the office.
Very light. Very crisp. Terrific place from which to observe nature.
Very light. Very crisp. Terrific place from which to observe nature.

The Scale’s dual-suspension brother, the Spark 950. This guy has an XT/SLX drivetrain, a lightweight aluminum frame, a Fox fork and the innovative Twinloc lever that adjusts the fork and shock lockout simultaneously. Very clever. Very fun.

Scott Spark 950
Scott Spark 950
Aluminum frame, Shimano drivetrain. Fox fork.
Aluminum frame, Shimano drivetrain. Fox fork.
The base of the shock is attached to an eccentric which allows the BB height of the bike to be adjusted.
The base of the shock is attached to an eccentric which allows the BB height of the bike to be adjusted.
This lever partially and fully locks out the fork and short.
This lever partially and fully locks out the fork and short.

The Jamis Nemesis, an aluminum-framed 650B mountain bike. When a 29 is too much and a 26 is not quite enough. This is a cool bike: SRAM drivetrain, X-Fusion Velvet fork, good tires and sharp handling.

The Jamis Nemesis.
The Jamis Nemesis.
650B fun in aluminum with a SRAM drivetrain.
650B fun in aluminum with a SRAM drivetrain.
Nice cockpit with Ritchey comonents.
Nice cockpit with Ritchey comonents.
A X-Fusion Velvet fork. It's as much fun to ride as it is to say.
A X-Fusion Velvet fork. It’s as much fun to ride as it is to say.

The Scott CR-1 Pro has a lot to offer. Very light and comfortable with good looks to boot. While an actual racing bike, the CR-1 was designed to take some of the “oh my goodness this bike is far too stiff” -ness out of the equation. Great geometry. Smooth ride.

The very nice Scott CR-1 Pro.
The very nice Scott CR-1 Pro.
Ultegra drivetrain. Yum.
Ultegra drivetrain. Yum.
The Ultegra crank provides fantastic front shifting.
The Ultegra crank provides fantastic front shifting.
The rear triangle featuring Scotts SDS -- shock damping system. -- for a smooth ride.
The rear triangle featuring Scotts SDS — shock damping system. — for a smooth ride.

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