The Shop Blog is Moving!

Have you seen our new website yet? No? Well, you should check it out, it’s nice. Among many niceties, it is also the new host to the shop blog. We’ve transplanted all the years of the Siren Shop Blog (Siren’s Call) over to the main site for your reading pleasure. Now you’ll be able to view the archives and peruse the new goods all in one spot. No, don’t thank us. The pleasure is all on this side of the keyboard. See you over at -Brendan Continue reading The Shop Blog is Moving!

Shano’s Twinzer- Aloha

Twinzer! The name-that-twin-tubed-bike contest winner is Shano. His prize? This bike. (no he didn’t really win the bike. But he earned it.)  The “Twinzer” moniker comes from surfing, Shano’s other (primary?) pastime. I’ve never been surfing, and don’t really comprehend the purported characteristics of these boards, but I’ve tried by reading this. The story I’m sticking with is these boards are fast & loose, and give a soulful ride. Kinda like the bike. Shano’s bike is a standard handbuilt Medium-Large size, aka that sweet-spot size for dudes taller than me, but not so tall they go through their days being asked … Continue reading Shano’s Twinzer- Aloha


We’re having a great time up here in the mountains. Our retail shop, The Hub Cyclery put on a demo day/ fun time this past Saturday. Festivities included demo rides from Intense Cycles & Siren, as well as all manner of offerings from California-based companies or other like-sized companies such as Zoic Clothing, Revelate Designs, Wingnut Gear, Homebrewed Components, and Crank Brothers. We had a number of rides departing from the shop, and live tunes from Terry Okey & Glenna. The feedback was outstanding, people were buzzed, and happy to see a shop in SoCal that lives, eats, and breathes … Continue reading Wowzers

Joe in Alaska’s Trauco

We shipped this beauty out to Alaska a few days ago. She’s a medium-large frame size, with chocolate powdercoat. We also shipped what I’m starting to call our bang-for-the-buck build kit: SRAM X9 shifters, rear derailleur, cassette KMC chain (great shift performance & long wear) Shimano XT crank (ditto) Shimano XT front derailleur (ditto) Cane Creek S-3 headset FSA/Truvativ cockpit WTB saddle NoTubes ZTR wheelset, Arch rims (tubeless, lightweight, great value) WTB Wolvernine tires, folding White Brothers Fluid 110 fork (Amazing quality, made in USA) Magura Louise brakeset (German, best performing brake for the $$ hands down) Oury grips We … Continue reading Joe in Alaska’s Trauco

Sirenfest 2010

Our annual trip to Virgin UT gets better every year. Freddie pulled up around 4am and we headed out giddy to get some rides in that same day. Freddie is a local rider and soon to be newest John Henry owner on the mountain. We arrived in Yucca Valley eager to visit the Water Canyon coffee shop… sadly they’d gone out of business. The Jelly Donut fit the bill. The drive out on route 66 set the road trip tone nicely. We made it to Virgin and stayed with Monte & Bonnie. We’d met them last year and have since … Continue reading Sirenfest 2010


City Mouse, Country Mouse. I’m a Chicagoan by upbringing, and by character. Five years of Idyllwild has made it’s mark, and I like to think I’m making my mark on the Hill, as we know it. It’s a give and take, and the town’s many upsides are really growing on me. I feel like the City mouse and the Country mouse at the same time. Despite the town’s lack of stoplights, going anywhere takes a bit more time. Everyone knows- and wants to catch up with- everyone. Once upon a time, this bugged me a bit, it cramped my style … Continue reading Idyllwildlife