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Comin’ Up Chi Trails 16

Matt Van Acker bringing us a look back on his trails adventures around the Chicago area last year. Every time I see something from there it reminds me that I really need to make it back out that way to check out the scene. I’m making it happen this year, so watch out Chicago, I’m coming for you!

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A Couple, Two, Tree Trails

This look into the thriving Chicago area trails scene comes to us courtesy of our friend Matt Van Acker. All I know is that it’s been way too long since I’ve been to Chicago, and this very well may have provided the motivation I needed to get back out there!

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Ketch Trail Frame Available Now

That fine looking new trail frame from Ketch is finally available. Designed and ridden by Steve Schwartz, it features a 21.15″ top tube, 74.25 degree head tube, 71 degree seat tube, 13.875″ – 14.25″ chain stays, and is made right here in the good ol’ US of A by LairdFrame. You can get your hands on one directly through the Ketch Store and check out more pictures after the jump.

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Steve Schwartz Sum-a Summer 2014

Steve Schwartz is a Midwest legend, plain and simple. I’ve caught glimpses of his riding in videos for the last decade and a half but it wasn’t until recently that I actually had the chance to meet and ride with him in person. I can tell you that he’s as solid of a dude off of his bike as he is on. Here’s a look back at how his summer of 2014 went and a little peek at that fine new Ketch trail frame.

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Ketch Bikes Arizona

Here’s one that almost slipped through the cracks. Jump ahead to 02:13 to get straight to the dirt, dirt quarter that is. You’ll have to wait till 03:14 for Steve Schwartz and the rest of the Ketch krew to start kruising through the trails.