I really admire people who get off their ass and turn their passion into a business, striving to deliver something of quality back to what they love. We have posted on the guys over at Ritte Racing a few times, those guys are obviously that, and also on the guys at Franco Bikes, and now on Lindsey Dakota at Alpaix. Something is in the water in Southern California, because there seems to be a small group of frame brands emerging for the racer who may not be able to afford the big marquee names, but still wants a quality, light and nicely designed race frame. You need to shell out so much $$$ these days to stay in the game, wheels, tires, fees, travel, coffee, new white bar tape….what are we all doing! This is a brand for that racer. The frame follows the popular inclusion of a BB30 and an integrated seat post (which still makes me cringe at the thought of taking a saw to a frame). With both these features the frame sits at sub 1000g, so it would be considered light to most of us mortals. You also get a set of 350g forks, along with the headset and a carbon water cage, all for $2295. That is bloody good value for a race frame, with this quality of finish. In addition to each frame set, the purchase price also includes one bag of Wooden Bike Coffee, with proceeds going to Project Rwanda. Their latest addition to the line is a new new series of country paint jobs for Italia, Holland and France. Drop Lindsey an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more info, or check out their blog to find out more about them.