Breadwinner Cycles: Komorebi Bikepacking 29’r MTB and Women’s Team
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Komorebi is the Japanese word for sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees. That doppled light that kisses the forest floor. This was the inspiration for Breadwinner’s newest model, a rigid 29’r bikepacking rig. The Komorebi was built with expedition in mind. Self-supported, multi-day trips into the wilderness.

The Komorebi evolved from their classic 29r but is built with a rigid segmented fork made by Chris Igleheart with braze ons for anything you can imagine. The frame can easily handle frame bags, 3 water bottles and has eyelets for fenders and rear racks. Fitting tires up to 2.5” wide and optimized for comfortable swept bar bars but able to fit wider drop bars if you choose, the Komorebi is ready for anything.

Recently, the Komorebi Bicycling Team took on the Oregon Outback atop these frame. You can read all about it at their website and read more on this great rig at Breadwinner. See more photos below.

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May 29, 2015 7 comments
Tenspeed Hero: Women’s Kaleidoscope Jersey
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Tenspeed Hero continues to wow with their women’s line, the latest jersey being inspired by a childhood favorite toy, the kaleidoscope. Offering an array of geometries and colors, these prisms reflect light and movement into dynamic patterns. This makes for great kitspiration and the execution here is top notch. In stock now at Tenspeed Hero.

May 29, 2015 No comments yet
I’m on the Road A Lot
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Photo by Kyle Kelley

So I can appreciate photos like this. The hotel life struggle is real, so have fun while you’re at it. There’s more to this story coming next week, including a review of the Niner Bikes Ros 9+ so stay tuned.

May 28, 2015 1 comment
Ask a Founder with Tom Ritchey at Mission Workshop
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This Saturday, May 30th Tom Ritchey will be at Mission Workshop in SF for one of their Ask a Founder events. Here are the details:

“The Founders Event was created in effort to pull the curtain back and learn more about cycling brands that we respect. We as an industry tend to focus on the stunning finished parts but not as much on the struggle it takes to get there. For the event we simply turn the cameras on, step back and watch the story unfold. We cover the inspiration behind ideas, the projects that never got off the ground and everything in between.

For the third installment of the Mission Workshop Founders series we are honored to have Tom Ritchey on our stage to learn about the massively influential brand that shares his name. Ritchey’s love with all things two wheels started early. He built his first frame when he was just 16 years old and started his first company in his early twenties. The shape of cycling would arguably look very different without his involvement. Join us this Saturday May 30th at 7PM PST to watch Tom spin his tales live on Bikemag.com. Be part of the event by asking Tom a question via Twitter using “#AskRitchey” as the hashtag.

Live audience space is limited, if you can make it, email [email protected] for a seat.”

May 28, 2015 1 comment
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I love getting random videos like this dropped on us. How about some super chill touring from Russia?

May 28, 2015 2 comments
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Breadwinner Cycles: Komorebi Bikepacking 29’r MTB and Women’s Team
BWC_Komorebi_JG_3QtrFDS

Komorebi is the Japanese word for sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees. That doppled light that kisses the forest floor. This was the inspiration for Breadwinner’s newest model, a rigid 29’r bikepacking rig. The Komorebi was built with expedition in mind. Self-supported, multi-day trips into the wilderness.

The Komorebi evolved from their classic 29r but is built with a rigid segmented fork made by Chris Igleheart with braze ons for anything you can imagine. The frame can easily handle frame bags, 3 water bottles and has eyelets for fenders and rear racks. Fitting tires up to 2.5” wide and optimized for comfortable swept bar bars but able to fit wider drop bars if you choose, the Komorebi is ready for anything.

Recently, the Komorebi Bicycling Team took on the Oregon Outback atop these frame. You can read all about it at their website and read more on this great rig at Breadwinner. See more photos below.

(more…)

May 29, 2015 7 comments
Tenspeed Hero: Women’s Kaleidoscope Jersey
TSH_Jersey

Tenspeed Hero continues to wow with their women’s line, the latest jersey being inspired by a childhood favorite toy, the kaleidoscope. Offering an array of geometries and colors, these prisms reflect light and movement into dynamic patterns. This makes for great kitspiration and the execution here is top notch. In stock now at Tenspeed Hero.

May 29, 2015 No comments yet
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I’m on the Road A Lot
BikesHotel


Photo by Kyle Kelley

So I can appreciate photos like this. The hotel life struggle is real, so have fun while you’re at it. There’s more to this story coming next week, including a review of the Niner Bikes Ros 9+ so stay tuned.

May 28, 2015 1 comment
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Ask a Founder with Tom Ritchey at Mission Workshop
Ritchey

This Saturday, May 30th Tom Ritchey will be at Mission Workshop in SF for one of their Ask a Founder events. Here are the details:

“The Founders Event was created in effort to pull the curtain back and learn more about cycling brands that we respect. We as an industry tend to focus on the stunning finished parts but not as much on the struggle it takes to get there. For the event we simply turn the cameras on, step back and watch the story unfold. We cover the inspiration behind ideas, the projects that never got off the ground and everything in between.

For the third installment of the Mission Workshop Founders series we are honored to have Tom Ritchey on our stage to learn about the massively influential brand that shares his name. Ritchey’s love with all things two wheels started early. He built his first frame when he was just 16 years old and started his first company in his early twenties. The shape of cycling would arguably look very different without his involvement. Join us this Saturday May 30th at 7PM PST to watch Tom spin his tales live on Bikemag.com. Be part of the event by asking Tom a question via Twitter using “#AskRitchey” as the hashtag.

Live audience space is limited, if you can make it, email [email protected] for a seat.”

May 28, 2015 1 comment
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Cycling Orsk

I love getting random videos like this dropped on us. How about some super chill touring from Russia?

May 28, 2015 2 comments
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House Industries Velo Tellason Jeans
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I’m a one-pair-of-jeans kinda guy. I usually wear them until they blow out, then get them repaired, all the while never washing them. I’ll ride mountain bikes in them, travel extensively, wear them on photoshoots, commute in them, wear them every single day and eventually they’ll age and develop a great finish. Nothing about my normal jeans inhibits me from riding a bike. That’s because normal jeans are perfectly ok to get sweaty in, take a digger in or get soaking wet from rain. The problem is durability. You need great denim that will last, not cheap, thin crap. My preferred denim is Cone Mills and my preferred jeans are made by Tellason, especially their black denim.

If you prefer blue jeans as opposed to black and have been looking for a great pair of US made jeans, don’t miss out on the new House Industries Velo Tellason jeans. They feature a mid-rise fit to prevent “plumber butt” and feature a slim, yet not skin-tight fit. The raw, made in North Carolina Cone Mills White Oak red-line selvage 14.75 oz denim wicks sweat into an indigo blue dye for your favorite white saddle too. They’re sewn in San Francisco and feature a custom, leather Velo Tanner Goods patch. They’ll stretch up to 1″ where it’s tight, so size accordingly. I’m a 33 waist and I buy size 32 jeans.

Buy once, wear, repair, wear and regret nothing. See more at House Industries.

May 26, 2015 14 comments
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