Above Category: Baum Turanti
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There’s something so boss about an oversized titanium frame, especially with Baum‘s own unique selection. It looks like you can throw anything at it. Dirt rides down fire roads and cross races beware! This Turanti from Above Category fits the bill, right down to that blue paint and red anodized components. Check out more of this Bike of the Week at Above Category.

Feb 27, 2015 4 comments
ENVE Introduces the MTN Stem
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For those of you who wish those ENVE stems were designed for mountain riding, or came in mountain lengths, today’s your lucky day. Just announced this afternoon, ENVE has developed a new stem, designed specifically for their M-Series wheels and component range.

The MTN stem is available in 40, 55, 70 and 85mm lengths, with a 6º or -6º rise and a 37mm stack height. MTN Stems are due to hit dealers any day now, so head to your local shop for ordering.

Feb 26, 2015 3 comments
Search and State: S1-J Riding Jacket in Sandstone
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Search and State’s popular S1-J Riding Jacket is back for 2015 in a new color. For those who don’t like wearing head to toe black (what is wrong with you!?), there’s a new option: Sandstone. Head over to Search and State to see more information. I might add that this is one of my favorite cycling jackets I own.

Made in New York.

Feb 26, 2015 3 comments
I’m Digging the Boreas Aperture Photo Backpack

… and I totally blanked on sharing this before the Kickstarter deadline finished up. Boreas’ backpacks all use a native harness system, dubbed the suspension and part of the Bootlegger Modular Pack system. The Aperture Photo Series is built on this design.

The idea is you can swap different pack bodies depending on your needs. Kayaking, surfing, packrafting, cycling, hiking or even commuting, each pack can be dropped into or removed from the suspension straps with ease.

Since the funding is already finished up on the Aperture pack, we’ll have to wait until May to see these hit the consumer market.

Check out more on the Aperture pack, including diagrams and plenty of product photos at the Kickstarter page.

Feb 26, 2015 No comments yet
NAHBS-Bound Curtis Inglis Retrotec Backroads Bike
0Y9B4854

Inspired by the Bel Airs of the 1950’s, this backroads Retrotec is remarkably as easy on the eyes as I’d imagine it’d be on washboarded gravel roads. With clearances for a 45mm tire, this build included hydro Di2, the new Whisky No.9 CX fork with fender mounts and one of those nifty Brooks Cambium saddles.

You’ll also spy 2 winchester shells in the bar ends, with special meaning to the owner, Matt, who works for QBP. Those shells shot his late gramps’ ashes into the woods. To further up the ante, the seat pack is one his wife’s gramps used in the Korean War to hold ammo. Matt uses these items to remind him how bad-ass his grandparents were… and it kinda puts the pain encountered while pedaling a bike into perspective.

Thanks to Marty Wood for the beautiful photos and the crew from Angry Catfish for help on the build.

We’ll be seeing this bike at NAHBS next month! Til then, check out more below!

(more…)

Feb 25, 2015 22 comments
Phil Wood Has a New Website
home_skewers

… and a few new products including skewers, outboard bb’s, stem caps and other miscellaneous items. Everything is photographed in detail and it really shows the craftsmanship of Phil Wood products.

Feb 25, 2015 22 comments
Tenspeed Hero: Resort Collection
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Tenspeed Hero never ceases to amaze me and I know that may seem like a heavy compliment, but it’s true. Their newest collection is on another level. It’s vibrant, stylish and photographs incredibly well. Even if it’s not your style, you’ve got to head over to Tenspeed Hero for the product photos alone. Or, check out their Resort collection in their web shop.

Feb 25, 2015 7 comments
Team Dream’s House of Cats and Stripes
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Who would have guessed that Team Dream‘s HQ would be filled with cats and stripes?

I’m in Los Angeles this week and the House of Cats and Stripes will be my home base. The usual suspects and myself will be doing rides and hopefully, coming up with some great stories along the way. For now, I leave you with this photo of Blueberry Pancake, one of Sean’s cats. That’s PK for short…

Feb 24, 2015 1 comment
All-City Cycles: New Paint and Frame Revisions for 2015
Nature-Boy-Disc-ALL-CITY

All-City has been busy revising their current frame offerings and designing new paint schemes for each of their bikes. What you’re seeing above are the new Macho King Disc with external cable routing, a Nature Boy Disc with a black paint job and the beloved Space Horse in silver.

For more details and sneak peeks at other paint designs for 2015, head over to the All-City Blog.

Feb 24, 2015 16 comments
44 Bikes: Rohloff 29er
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When I first came across this MTB on the 44 Bikes Instagram, I immediately was reminded of a 1980’s BMX frame. Turns out, this is for a man entering his retirement in Connecticut. The client approached Kris of 44 Bikes with a few ideas of what he wanted, pointing towards specific products like a Rohloff system, as well as a few color notes, but let Kris and painter Jay Nutini take over from there. The resulting design exudes speed, despite the upright riding position.

For the long term this bike is initially for rails to trail usage and buzzing around town, but it’s infused with true 44 Bikes trail shred-technology so when the client is ready to ride single track, the bike is waiting for him.

Check out more photos below, and follow 44 Bikes on Flickr!

(more…)

Feb 23, 2015 12 comments
Twin Six’s Providence Jersey
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Twin Six’s 2015 made in the USA apparel line has some gems in it, including the Providence Jersey. Inspired by the Eye of Providence, with radiating lightening bolts and rendered in light yellow, this design is available either as a full kit, with matching bibs and a cap, or just in a jersey.

See more at Twin Six.

Feb 23, 2015 5 comments
Strawfoot: Kit Bag
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After a muddy race, trail ride or even jetsetting, you’ll quickly find it necessary to keep your stinky kit and poison oak-covered socks separate from the rest of your luggage. Or maybe you just want to keep your shoes nice and safe? Designed to fit just that, yet small enough for a backpack or your carry-on luggage. Introducing the Kit Bag from Strawfoot.

Available in two materials: a black camo Japanese micro-fiber with a subtle, debossed camo pattern in very limited supply for $98 or a USA-made charcoal duck cotton canvas with a water-resistant finish for $88. Measures: 13″ x 9″ x 4″. These bags are made by hand in Santa Cruz and are in stock now at Strawfoot.

See more product photos below.

(more…)

Feb 23, 2015 20 comments
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Above Category: Baum Turanti
AC_Baum

There’s something so boss about an oversized titanium frame, especially with Baum‘s own unique selection. It looks like you can throw anything at it. Dirt rides down fire roads and cross races beware! This Turanti from Above Category fits the bill, right down to that blue paint and red anodized components. Check out more of this Bike of the Week at Above Category.

Feb 27, 2015 4 comments
ENVE Introduces the MTN Stem
ENVE_MSTEM

For those of you who wish those ENVE stems were designed for mountain riding, or came in mountain lengths, today’s your lucky day. Just announced this afternoon, ENVE has developed a new stem, designed specifically for their M-Series wheels and component range.

The MTN stem is available in 40, 55, 70 and 85mm lengths, with a 6º or -6º rise and a 37mm stack height. MTN Stems are due to hit dealers any day now, so head to your local shop for ordering.

Feb 26, 2015 3 comments
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Search and State: S1-J Riding Jacket in Sandstone
s1-j-riding-jacket-sandstone_front

Search and State’s popular S1-J Riding Jacket is back for 2015 in a new color. For those who don’t like wearing head to toe black (what is wrong with you!?), there’s a new option: Sandstone. Head over to Search and State to see more information. I might add that this is one of my favorite cycling jackets I own.

Made in New York.

Feb 26, 2015 3 comments
I’m Digging the Boreas Aperture Photo Backpack

… and I totally blanked on sharing this before the Kickstarter deadline finished up. Boreas’ backpacks all use a native harness system, dubbed the suspension and part of the Bootlegger Modular Pack system. The Aperture Photo Series is built on this design.

The idea is you can swap different pack bodies depending on your needs. Kayaking, surfing, packrafting, cycling, hiking or even commuting, each pack can be dropped into or removed from the suspension straps with ease.

Since the funding is already finished up on the Aperture pack, we’ll have to wait until May to see these hit the consumer market.

Check out more on the Aperture pack, including diagrams and plenty of product photos at the Kickstarter page.

Feb 26, 2015 No comments yet
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NAHBS-Bound Curtis Inglis Retrotec Backroads Bike
0Y9B4854

Inspired by the Bel Airs of the 1950’s, this backroads Retrotec is remarkably as easy on the eyes as I’d imagine it’d be on washboarded gravel roads. With clearances for a 45mm tire, this build included hydro Di2, the new Whisky No.9 CX fork with fender mounts and one of those nifty Brooks Cambium saddles.

You’ll also spy 2 winchester shells in the bar ends, with special meaning to the owner, Matt, who works for QBP. Those shells shot his late gramps’ ashes into the woods. To further up the ante, the seat pack is one his wife’s gramps used in the Korean War to hold ammo. Matt uses these items to remind him how bad-ass his grandparents were… and it kinda puts the pain encountered while pedaling a bike into perspective.

Thanks to Marty Wood for the beautiful photos and the crew from Angry Catfish for help on the build.

We’ll be seeing this bike at NAHBS next month! Til then, check out more below!

(more…)

Feb 25, 2015 22 comments
Phil Wood Has a New Website
home_skewers

… and a few new products including skewers, outboard bb’s, stem caps and other miscellaneous items. Everything is photographed in detail and it really shows the craftsmanship of Phil Wood products.

Feb 25, 2015 22 comments
Tenspeed Hero: Resort Collection
J1A98792

Tenspeed Hero never ceases to amaze me and I know that may seem like a heavy compliment, but it’s true. Their newest collection is on another level. It’s vibrant, stylish and photographs incredibly well. Even if it’s not your style, you’ve got to head over to Tenspeed Hero for the product photos alone. Or, check out their Resort collection in their web shop.

Feb 25, 2015 7 comments
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Team Dream’s House of Cats and Stripes
Team_Dream-2

Who would have guessed that Team Dream‘s HQ would be filled with cats and stripes?

I’m in Los Angeles this week and the House of Cats and Stripes will be my home base. The usual suspects and myself will be doing rides and hopefully, coming up with some great stories along the way. For now, I leave you with this photo of Blueberry Pancake, one of Sean’s cats. That’s PK for short…

Feb 24, 2015 1 comment
All-City Cycles: New Paint and Frame Revisions for 2015
Nature-Boy-Disc-ALL-CITY

All-City has been busy revising their current frame offerings and designing new paint schemes for each of their bikes. What you’re seeing above are the new Macho King Disc with external cable routing, a Nature Boy Disc with a black paint job and the beloved Space Horse in silver.

For more details and sneak peeks at other paint designs for 2015, head over to the All-City Blog.

Feb 24, 2015 16 comments
44 Bikes: Rohloff 29er
DSC_8829-2

When I first came across this MTB on the 44 Bikes Instagram, I immediately was reminded of a 1980’s BMX frame. Turns out, this is for a man entering his retirement in Connecticut. The client approached Kris of 44 Bikes with a few ideas of what he wanted, pointing towards specific products like a Rohloff system, as well as a few color notes, but let Kris and painter Jay Nutini take over from there. The resulting design exudes speed, despite the upright riding position.

For the long term this bike is initially for rails to trail usage and buzzing around town, but it’s infused with true 44 Bikes trail shred-technology so when the client is ready to ride single track, the bike is waiting for him.

Check out more photos below, and follow 44 Bikes on Flickr!

(more…)

Feb 23, 2015 12 comments
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Twin Six’s Providence Jersey
2015_PROVIDENCE_F

Twin Six’s 2015 made in the USA apparel line has some gems in it, including the Providence Jersey. Inspired by the Eye of Providence, with radiating lightening bolts and rendered in light yellow, this design is available either as a full kit, with matching bibs and a cap, or just in a jersey.

See more at Twin Six.

Feb 23, 2015 5 comments
Strawfoot: Kit Bag
Strawfoot_Shoe_Bag-10

After a muddy race, trail ride or even jetsetting, you’ll quickly find it necessary to keep your stinky kit and poison oak-covered socks separate from the rest of your luggage. Or maybe you just want to keep your shoes nice and safe? Designed to fit just that, yet small enough for a backpack or your carry-on luggage. Introducing the Kit Bag from Strawfoot.

Available in two materials: a black camo Japanese micro-fiber with a subtle, debossed camo pattern in very limited supply for $98 or a USA-made charcoal duck cotton canvas with a water-resistant finish for $88. Measures: 13″ x 9″ x 4″. These bags are made by hand in Santa Cruz and are in stock now at Strawfoot.

See more product photos below.

(more…)

Feb 23, 2015 20 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Berserkir Pocket T-Shirt
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One of my favorite stories from Norse Mythology relates to nature’s impact on man. Scandanavian warriors would often wear the skin of a bear or a wolf before entering battle, resulting in the spirit of the animal possessing them in battle. As Odin’s personal army the Berserkir were known for ferocity as well as loyalty as they fought for the pack leader. In fact the Old Norse word berserkir, literally translates to “bear-shirt” and was soon called “going berserk.”

Venturing into the woods, be it during an expedition, or just an everyday ride, we too can find ourselves transformed. Every time we push ourselves on the bike, or subsequently find ourselves pushed off the bike, we grow – #RubberSideUp. This introspective experience not only shapes us as riders, but it continues to strengthen our relationship with nature. If anything deserves respect, it’s the woods.

This image of the Berserkir, or Úlfhéðnar, is further empowered by the Norse protection symbol, the Vegvísir, which is a direction sign that enables you to stay the course without being lost. Something extremely beneficial to cyclists.

Drawn by Kyler Martz and screened in Austin by Industry Printshop, these American Apparel pocket tees are $25 + shipping. available in black or white. Sorry, sold out.

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Feb 23, 2015 12 comments
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