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Epic Wheel Works will change name due to potential trademark conflict with Specialized

Jude Kirstein in her shop.(Photos © Russ Roca) Portlander Jude Kirstein, who has spent two years making Epic Wheel Works a successful wheel building business, has decided to change the name of her company after finding out that Specialized Bicycle Components would enforce its trademark rights based on their use of the “Epic” brand. Kirstein … Read more

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Event of the Week: Epic Wheel Works’ ‘Live the Revolution’ party

Hard to believe it’s been a year since Jude Kirstein launched her custom wheel building business, Epic Wheel Works. Since then, Jude’s learned a lot about wheel building, running a small business, and what it means to work and ride in the vibrant bike ecosystem that thrives here in Portland. This Thursday, Jude will celebrate … Read more

New wheelbuilder in town: Epic Wheel Works

Jude Kirstein in the Epic Wheelworks shop.(Photos © Elly Blue) Jude Kirstein was bike touring with friends in the Patagonian Andes and realized after climbing all those mountains that, “there’s nothing you can’t do — so you might as well go for the gold.” After that trip, Kirstein returned to Oregon and earned a wheelbuilding … Read more