Twin Six’s New Standard CX Frame
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The third new offering from Twin Six is arguably one of the most in-demand offerings: a steel, disc cross bike. The Standard CX is made from 853 and comes with a carbon fork. It’s sold as a frameset only and will be released next spring, unfortunately missing this year’s cross season but as readers of this site are well aware, a cross bike lives in the woods year-round.

See more details and photos below!

(more…)

Sep 30, 2014 No comments yet
NPR’s Story on the Made in the USA SILCA SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump
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So… what makes a bike pump worth $450? NPR dives into the story on how Silca moved their production to Indianapolis. Listen to the story at NPR and yes, I totally bought one. Ok, I lied, I put it on my credit card.

Is it really worth it? I mean, it’s a pump, but it’s a damn nice pump and it looks great holding down the tiles in my office. Functionality considered, it’s got an impressive amount of machining, akin to a luxury sportswatch and if it means Silca might one day make a $100 USA-made floor pump, I’m all for supporting this industry.

Side note: I’m really enjoying my new photo studio…

Sep 29, 2014 9 comments
Twin Six’s New Standard Rando Frameset
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This weekend, we took a look at the Twin Six Standard 29r and already, people are talking about this frame: their Rando frameset.

Traditionally, randonneuring frames have rim brakes, 650b wheels and quill stems, yet Twin Six opts for disc, 700c x 43c (perfect for a tire like the Bruce Gordon RockNRoad) and other modern technologies like PF30BB. Personally, I’d just call this a light touring bike since stylistically, it’s pretty detached from a traditional randonneuring bike.

At any rate, Twin Six’s offerings thus far are affordable, stylish and best of all: METAL.

These will be available as frames only and will retail for around $600 for either black or $650 for green with matching fenders. Due out by the end of 2014…

See more below.

(more…)

Sep 29, 2014 13 comments
Twin Six’s New Standard 29r MTB
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For 2015, clothing company Twin Six is leaping into the frame marketplace, as seen in the 2014 Interbike coverage. My favorite of the bunch is the Standard 29′r. Made from 853 and set up to be customized, in terms of drivetrain options, these new bikes are anything but “standard”. The best thing, is the price… Frame, seat collar, and custom top cap: $900 (MSRP) or frame, matching rigid fork, seat collar, and custom top cap: $1050 (MSRP).

See more details below!

(more…)

Sep 27, 2014 29 comments
Trans Provence: Day Six Sick Six

Please note: the Trans Provence is over. You can hear Ty giggling – he’s the one in all black, the anti enduro fluoro, getting rad in the still above – with excitement on the trail and getting in his victory beer wheelie. Watching this unfold has me itchin’ to ride in France, how about you?

Sep 26, 2014 1 comment
Huckberry’s Guide to Fall Camping
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My friends over at Huckberry put together a nice little Guide to Fall Camping and reached out to me for a few pointers. Yes, you have to sign up for their site, but I always find myself ordering random bits from them, including their vast selection of Made in the USA apparel, bags and accessories from brands like Topo Designs, Woolrich and Danner.

Head over to Huckberry to read all about it!

Sep 26, 2014 24 comments
Firefly Bicycles: Columbus Stainless
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People have all kinds of ways for showing their admiration of Columbus’ tubesets. Of course, you could always just put a decal on one of your bikes, noting the tube but that’s not the case with the latest from Firefly

Sep 26, 2014 6 comments
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Twin Six’s New Standard CX Frame
cx6

The third new offering from Twin Six is arguably one of the most in-demand offerings: a steel, disc cross bike. The Standard CX is made from 853 and comes with a carbon fork. It’s sold as a frameset only and will be released next spring, unfortunately missing this year’s cross season but as readers of this site are well aware, a cross bike lives in the woods year-round.

See more details and photos below!

(more…)

Sep 30, 2014 No comments yet
NPR’s Story on the Made in the USA SILCA SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump
Silca_USA-4

So… what makes a bike pump worth $450? NPR dives into the story on how Silca moved their production to Indianapolis. Listen to the story at NPR and yes, I totally bought one. Ok, I lied, I put it on my credit card.

Is it really worth it? I mean, it’s a pump, but it’s a damn nice pump and it looks great holding down the tiles in my office. Functionality considered, it’s got an impressive amount of machining, akin to a luxury sportswatch and if it means Silca might one day make a $100 USA-made floor pump, I’m all for supporting this industry.

Side note: I’m really enjoying my new photo studio…

Sep 29, 2014 9 comments
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Twin Six’s New Standard Rando Frameset
TwinSix-Rando-08

This weekend, we took a look at the Twin Six Standard 29r and already, people are talking about this frame: their Rando frameset.

Traditionally, randonneuring frames have rim brakes, 650b wheels and quill stems, yet Twin Six opts for disc, 700c x 43c (perfect for a tire like the Bruce Gordon RockNRoad) and other modern technologies like PF30BB. Personally, I’d just call this a light touring bike since stylistically, it’s pretty detached from a traditional randonneuring bike.

At any rate, Twin Six’s offerings thus far are affordable, stylish and best of all: METAL.

These will be available as frames only and will retail for around $600 for either black or $650 for green with matching fenders. Due out by the end of 2014…

See more below.

(more…)

Sep 29, 2014 13 comments
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Twin Six’s New Standard 29r MTB
T6_29erLalonde2

For 2015, clothing company Twin Six is leaping into the frame marketplace, as seen in the 2014 Interbike coverage. My favorite of the bunch is the Standard 29′r. Made from 853 and set up to be customized, in terms of drivetrain options, these new bikes are anything but “standard”. The best thing, is the price… Frame, seat collar, and custom top cap: $900 (MSRP) or frame, matching rigid fork, seat collar, and custom top cap: $1050 (MSRP).

See more details below!

(more…)

Sep 27, 2014 29 comments
Trans Provence: Day Six Sick Six

Please note: the Trans Provence is over. You can hear Ty giggling – he’s the one in all black, the anti enduro fluoro, getting rad in the still above – with excitement on the trail and getting in his victory beer wheelie. Watching this unfold has me itchin’ to ride in France, how about you?

Sep 26, 2014 1 comment
Huckberry’s Guide to Fall Camping
Recent-Roll-West_Coast-Mamiya-136

My friends over at Huckberry put together a nice little Guide to Fall Camping and reached out to me for a few pointers. Yes, you have to sign up for their site, but I always find myself ordering random bits from them, including their vast selection of Made in the USA apparel, bags and accessories from brands like Topo Designs, Woolrich and Danner.

Head over to Huckberry to read all about it!

Sep 26, 2014 24 comments
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Firefly Bicycles: Columbus Stainless
Firefly-columbus-stainless-02

People have all kinds of ways for showing their admiration of Columbus’ tubesets. Of course, you could always just put a decal on one of your bikes, noting the tube but that’s not the case with the latest from Firefly

Sep 26, 2014 6 comments
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