Its hard to stay ahead in the blog world. Everyone is friends with everyone and gets the scoop of the scoop before the next guy. Rest assured you are the first to see this. My friend and legendary frame builder Koichi Yamaguchi has just released an all new frame design he calls Magnum. Seeing the prototype a few months ago and keeping it quiet was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. This thing is beautiful, sick, compact, stiff, and quick as hell. There are not a lot of people left on this planet of ours who have the frame building credentials of Koichi. He is a japanese master who has taken steel to another level and has built custom bikes for Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, and 1992 Olympic Pursuit champion Mike McCarthy. He was the master builder for 3Rensho, Proteus, and developed the infamous triple triangle track bike that GT came to be known for. Magnum is the next step in the evolution of custom steel road! Get your orders in early - these are one-offs and totally custom to each rider.