Le Coq Sportif: Fall Winter 2014 Lookbook
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Cycling apparel designer le Coq Sportif just launched their fall winter 2014 lookbook and all I can think is that summer’s just begun. The brand has really stepped up their technical apparel and accessories, while maintaining their classics. Head over to le Coq Sportif to see their forthcoming offerings.

Jul 22, 2014 No comments yet
Garrett Chow on the Argonaut Mavic 125ans Road Bike
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Garrett Chow is an exceptional designer and I’m very fond of his work. In today’s industry, so many cycling-related projects rely on paint design, meaning it’s the ultimate crux in a project’s success.

It’s easy to draw some chevrons, or paint a logo a pantone and call it a day, but to really dive into data, something that’s typically not visually stimulating and pull a compelling paint job from a series of numbers and historical markers takes talent.

With the recent Mavic 125ans project bikes, I took a liking to Argonaut‘s design. There was information there and it required you to stop and really examine every aspect of the bike. There were a lot of immaculate paint jobs in the 125ans bikes, but this one was more than that…

See more below!
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Jul 21, 2014 6 comments
Sagan Goes Brap

Mute the music and just watch Sagan do his thing. Man, someone needs to get this guy racing cross again.

Jul 21, 2014 12 comments
ENVE Composites Made a Rad Looking Wheel Backpack

I like seeing companies like ENVE take into consideration that not everyone drives to races. Carrying race or pit wheels on your back is pretty much the norm if you live in a city that has bicycle racing within riding distance from your local shop or house.

See more photos and details below and scoop one of the ENVE Wheel Backpacks up at your local dealer.

(more…)

Jul 21, 2014 3 comments
Surly: New 650b Straggler and the Return of the Travel Check
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Surly has a few new offerings for the actual 2015, not the “months leading up to the actual new year”. They’ve made the Straggler more crotch-friendly for shorter riders with a 650b option and have brought back the Travel Check.

Head over to Surly to see more new offerings, including a World Troller.

Jul 21, 2014 7 comments
Sklar Bikes: 29+ Singlespeed MTB
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Adam Sklar builds bikes in Bozeman, MT and this is his newest creation: a 29+ MTB with 430mm chainstays and a Fox 32 fork. I love medium format film for shooting bike portraits, especially with a backdrop like that.

Head over to the Sklar Flickr for more!

Jul 21, 2014 4 comments
Copenhagen Bike Messengers

I always love seeing Jumbo!

“Meet Jumbo and Fergie, two bike messengers from Copenhagen, under the preevent for European Cycle Messenger Championship 2014 in Copenhagen. They tell us about how the bike Messenger job changed their life. It’s so much more than money. It’s about speed, friendship, gear and the sense of freedom.”

Jul 21, 2014 2 comments
Rob English Needs Our Help
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Hearing news like this from the framebuilding community is always a bummer, but at least we can all lend Rob a hand in his time of need:

“As some of you may already know, Rob English crashed while racing at the front of last weekend’s Tour of Aufderheide. He suffered multiple broken bones and other serious injuries and is still in the hospital. His doctors have said that his road to recovery is going to be long.

Many of you know Rob as a top level competitor or as an A-list custom frame builder who has taken top honors in the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Many of you also know that he is also an all-around great guy.

There has been an outpouring of support and desire to reach out and help. As a self-employed frame builder, it will likely be some time before Rob can wield a torch at English Cycles as he recovers. What we, as the local cycling community and community at large, can do is help lessen the financial impact of this so that he can concentrate on recuperation and rehabilitation.

Donations go directly to Rob and his family.”

Donate to Rob’s medical fund at his Give Forward page.

Jul 19, 2014 1 comment
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Le Coq Sportif: Fall Winter 2014 Lookbook
LCS_FW14_CyclingBook_27_WEB-643x1000

Cycling apparel designer le Coq Sportif just launched their fall winter 2014 lookbook and all I can think is that summer’s just begun. The brand has really stepped up their technical apparel and accessories, while maintaining their classics. Head over to le Coq Sportif to see their forthcoming offerings.

Jul 22, 2014 No comments yet
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Garrett Chow on the Argonaut Mavic 125ans Road Bike
Mavic_125ans_Project-58

Garrett Chow is an exceptional designer and I’m very fond of his work. In today’s industry, so many cycling-related projects rely on paint design, meaning it’s the ultimate crux in a project’s success.

It’s easy to draw some chevrons, or paint a logo a pantone and call it a day, but to really dive into data, something that’s typically not visually stimulating and pull a compelling paint job from a series of numbers and historical markers takes talent.

With the recent Mavic 125ans project bikes, I took a liking to Argonaut‘s design. There was information there and it required you to stop and really examine every aspect of the bike. There were a lot of immaculate paint jobs in the 125ans bikes, but this one was more than that…

See more below!
(more…)

Jul 21, 2014 6 comments
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Sagan Goes Brap

Mute the music and just watch Sagan do his thing. Man, someone needs to get this guy racing cross again.

Jul 21, 2014 12 comments
ENVE Composites Made a Rad Looking Wheel Backpack

I like seeing companies like ENVE take into consideration that not everyone drives to races. Carrying race or pit wheels on your back is pretty much the norm if you live in a city that has bicycle racing within riding distance from your local shop or house.

See more photos and details below and scoop one of the ENVE Wheel Backpacks up at your local dealer.

(more…)

Jul 21, 2014 3 comments
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Surly: New 650b Straggler and the Return of the Travel Check
Surly-2014

Surly has a few new offerings for the actual 2015, not the “months leading up to the actual new year”. They’ve made the Straggler more crotch-friendly for shorter riders with a 650b option and have brought back the Travel Check.

Head over to Surly to see more new offerings, including a World Troller.

Jul 21, 2014 7 comments
Sklar Bikes: 29+ Singlespeed MTB
SklarBikes

Adam Sklar builds bikes in Bozeman, MT and this is his newest creation: a 29+ MTB with 430mm chainstays and a Fox 32 fork. I love medium format film for shooting bike portraits, especially with a backdrop like that.

Head over to the Sklar Flickr for more!

Jul 21, 2014 4 comments
Copenhagen Bike Messengers

I always love seeing Jumbo!

“Meet Jumbo and Fergie, two bike messengers from Copenhagen, under the preevent for European Cycle Messenger Championship 2014 in Copenhagen. They tell us about how the bike Messenger job changed their life. It’s so much more than money. It’s about speed, friendship, gear and the sense of freedom.”

Jul 21, 2014 2 comments
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Rob English Needs Our Help
tina2

Hearing news like this from the framebuilding community is always a bummer, but at least we can all lend Rob a hand in his time of need:

“As some of you may already know, Rob English crashed while racing at the front of last weekend’s Tour of Aufderheide. He suffered multiple broken bones and other serious injuries and is still in the hospital. His doctors have said that his road to recovery is going to be long.

Many of you know Rob as a top level competitor or as an A-list custom frame builder who has taken top honors in the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Many of you also know that he is also an all-around great guy.

There has been an outpouring of support and desire to reach out and help. As a self-employed frame builder, it will likely be some time before Rob can wield a torch at English Cycles as he recovers. What we, as the local cycling community and community at large, can do is help lessen the financial impact of this so that he can concentrate on recuperation and rehabilitation.

Donations go directly to Rob and his family.”

Donate to Rob’s medical fund at his Give Forward page.

Jul 19, 2014 1 comment
I Just Got Home
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… and I already wish I was back in Los Angeles, riding these roads. I really have become enchanted with that city and the people who call it home. Some of my closest friends live there and over the year’s, they’ve shown me what a magical place it really is.

Many thanks to my friends back in LA for showing me a good time. You know who you are!

xo

Jul 18, 2014 2 comments
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“Four brothers (the Zenga Bros) get together to discuss their dream of the ultimate family road trip. 17 family members, 6 to 60 years of age, tour the Pacific Northwest on custom art bikes and in wildly decorated vans; their dream unraveling on the open road before them.”

Jul 18, 2014 6 comments
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