SSCY Tack Sling Bag
SSCY

I’ve been using the normal SSCY Tack bag for a day pack during cross races and MTB rides where I have to drive to the trail. Its large size makes it easy to drop helmets, shoes and kits into the main compartment and the smaller pockets hold tools, snacks and other misc items.

What’s best about the Tack is it transforms from a tote to a backpack with just two clamps… I’ll elaborate more when I actually review mine. For now, let’s check out the new Tack Sling Bag.

All the versatility of the Tack, but now, in a sling form, allowing you to strap packages, boxes and yes, wheels to the pack. All of this, made in NYC.

See more at SSCY.

Oct 23, 2014 No comments yet
Manual for Speed Unveils the Space Panda Look Book and Kit
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Remember the Manual for Speed “Reach for the Dream” #SurpriseMe kit order that went up a while back? Well, the kits showed up to MFSHQ in Portland and have been shipped out to everyone that ordered one. Look, I know it appears that MFS are on drugs, but I know for certain neither of the conspirators even drink, so that’s not a possibility…

Maybe someone’s spiking their sparkling waters? I have no idea, but whatever the reason, these Space Panda kits are out of this world.

See the entire lookbook at Manual for Speed and no, you can’t order this kit. You missed out on all the pandaemonium.

Oct 22, 2014 13 comments
Tenspeed Hero’s New Skinsuit
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Racing in a skinsuit is the best, except for all the exhalation photos that get posted on your Facebook. You know, the photo where it looks like you’ve got a giant beer gut? So, if you’re going to race in a skinsuit, why not at least race in one that looks good? Black is very slimming, don’t ya know.

Not guaranteed to bring about “thigh gap” in men and women, but at least guaranteed to look good.

In stock now, along with many other things at Tenspeed Hero.

Oct 22, 2014 2 comments
Movado and Parlee’s Balleur Collaboration

If you don’t want to look at super, über high end collaborations, don’t even bother watching this video because Movado doesn’t dabble in affordable timepieces and Parlee is, in their own right, the equivalent in the cycling world. That said, both the bike and watch looks damn nice. Insane, but yeah, nice.

I do wish that they would have coated some of the components in PVD because that would make this a truly detail-oriented collaboration, rather than putting a sticker on a bike… I’ve always wanted to see what a PVD crankset would look like!

See more at Movado.

Oct 22, 2014 No comments yet
Firefly Bicycles: Bones Numero Cinco
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I know the whole point of the Firefly Bones project is to offer a unique *steel* frame, made in Boston and hand illustrated by Eric Bones, but I can’t help but think these are the best looking collaboration bikes to come from a frame builder and I’d love to see them go into full-scale, mass production.

Each of these builds have unique details as well. What caught my eye here was that titanium stem and the proportions of those Dura Ace cranks. This bike looks mean.

See more details at the Firefly Flickr.

Oct 21, 2014 No comments yet
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SSCY Tack Sling Bag
SSCY

I’ve been using the normal SSCY Tack bag for a day pack during cross races and MTB rides where I have to drive to the trail. Its large size makes it easy to drop helmets, shoes and kits into the main compartment and the smaller pockets hold tools, snacks and other misc items.

What’s best about the Tack is it transforms from a tote to a backpack with just two clamps… I’ll elaborate more when I actually review mine. For now, let’s check out the new Tack Sling Bag.

All the versatility of the Tack, but now, in a sling form, allowing you to strap packages, boxes and yes, wheels to the pack. All of this, made in NYC.

See more at SSCY.

Oct 23, 2014 No comments yet
Manual for Speed Unveils the Space Panda Look Book and Kit
manualforspeed_rftdkit-15

Remember the Manual for Speed “Reach for the Dream” #SurpriseMe kit order that went up a while back? Well, the kits showed up to MFSHQ in Portland and have been shipped out to everyone that ordered one. Look, I know it appears that MFS are on drugs, but I know for certain neither of the conspirators even drink, so that’s not a possibility…

Maybe someone’s spiking their sparkling waters? I have no idea, but whatever the reason, these Space Panda kits are out of this world.

See the entire lookbook at Manual for Speed and no, you can’t order this kit. You missed out on all the pandaemonium.

Oct 22, 2014 13 comments
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Tenspeed Hero’s New Skinsuit
TSH_Skinsuit

Racing in a skinsuit is the best, except for all the exhalation photos that get posted on your Facebook. You know, the photo where it looks like you’ve got a giant beer gut? So, if you’re going to race in a skinsuit, why not at least race in one that looks good? Black is very slimming, don’t ya know.

Not guaranteed to bring about “thigh gap” in men and women, but at least guaranteed to look good.

In stock now, along with many other things at Tenspeed Hero.

Oct 22, 2014 2 comments
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Movado and Parlee’s Balleur Collaboration

If you don’t want to look at super, über high end collaborations, don’t even bother watching this video because Movado doesn’t dabble in affordable timepieces and Parlee is, in their own right, the equivalent in the cycling world. That said, both the bike and watch looks damn nice. Insane, but yeah, nice.

I do wish that they would have coated some of the components in PVD because that would make this a truly detail-oriented collaboration, rather than putting a sticker on a bike… I’ve always wanted to see what a PVD crankset would look like!

See more at Movado.

Oct 22, 2014 No comments yet
Firefly Bicycles: Bones Numero Cinco
Firefly-bones-V-03

I know the whole point of the Firefly Bones project is to offer a unique *steel* frame, made in Boston and hand illustrated by Eric Bones, but I can’t help but think these are the best looking collaboration bikes to come from a frame builder and I’d love to see them go into full-scale, mass production.

Each of these builds have unique details as well. What caught my eye here was that titanium stem and the proportions of those Dura Ace cranks. This bike looks mean.

See more details at the Firefly Flickr.

Oct 21, 2014 No comments yet
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Ride BMX’s Texas Toast Coverage

There was just too much going on this weekend in Austin for me to make it out to Texas Toast. Luckily for all of us though, Ride BMX was out with their video crew, capturing all the highlights. Here’s street finals…

Oct 21, 2014 No comments yet
Morvélo Battle Royale

This looks good!

Morvélo Battle Royale is a unique take on bicycle speedway, using a natural concrete oval in an abandoned old market in central Brighton. Pitching all types of riders and bikes against each other in a series of fast and furious knockout heats. Enter your ‘”gang” as a team of three, pack the ‘Warriors’ style outfit, and make sure you’re not last over the line.

For more details and online entry head to Morvélo.

Saturday 6th December 2014 , Circus Street Old Market, Brighton, BN2 9QF

Oct 21, 2014 1 comment
The Radavist and Fairends Cotton Camp Hat
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I’ve known Ben from Fairends since the Freeman Transport days (R.I.P.) and I’ve always loved his made in the USA products. Camp hats are great. Also called twill caps, they’re a staple for any wardrobe. Personally, I prefer black caps, but in the summer, they get soaked in sweat, so I wanted to wait until fall to sell these.

These camp hats are the blackest ever black cotton, with a Jackal embroidered on the front, with grey inlay and the Radavist script text on the back. The construction is super solid and the embroidery is impeccable.

-100% Cotton Twill
– Unstructured cotton body
– One size fits all, adjustable with nylon webbing strap and plastic closure
– Made in the USA

$48 + Shipping ($5 domestic, $12 international) – each will come with stickers and a high five.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

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Oct 21, 2014 10 comments
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