Rob Pennell can build a bike, that's for sure. For a long time I thought no bike could possibly ride better than my custom waterford. WRONG. I have a new favorite and that's Rob's 'cross bike. His company, Badger Cycles, builds custom bikes and my mtb is another sweet representative of Rob's handiwork.
I tell you, though, I cannot wait to race this baby. The carbon fork and stays, the light quick action -- I better practice my dismounts and barriers so as to do this set o' wheels justice.
Check out the Velonews 'cross clinic series and get your game on!