Andy Bokanev’s Cyclocross Zine
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Photographer Andy Bokanev recently compiled a selection of photos from this past year’s cyclocross season into a 45-page zine. The zines will be made in Seattle, in a limited edition of 200 are are only $20 with domestic shipping coming to $3 and international $10 with a late February delivery.

That’s a pretty good deal. If you’re interested in ordering, head over to Bokanev’s site.

Jan 29, 2015 No comments yet
Shinola Manufactures Field Watches for Filson
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Detroit’s Shinola has produced a line of watches for one of the oldest outdoors companies in the US. Filson continues to manufacture almost all of their apparel in the USA, so it would make sense that they would join forces with Shinola, who assembles all their watches at their Detroit facility. These watches look amazing. Dark earth tones like olive drab and many references to classic timepieces really go a long way for the Shinola aesthetic.

While these watches shouldn’t hold the Made in USA label Filson has proclaimed, it’s still a step in the right direction for the United States and domestic production.

See the entire line at Filson.

Jan 29, 2015 6 comments
Royal H Cycles: John’s Belt Drive Rohloff
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Photos by Eric Baumann

Belt drive commuters make a lot of sense in cities like Boston and New York. Road grime, dirt, salt and other contaminates hardly effect the system and personally, it’s always interested in seeing this technology paired with a Rohloff on a custom steel bike.

Royal H Cycles keeps me tuned in and this recent project is maddeningly beautiful. See more of it at the Royal H Flickr!

Jan 29, 2015 5 comments
Bigger is Better with Velo Orange’s Mojave Cage
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The need to carry things bigger than your standard water bottle quickly becomes apparent when you’re bikepacking or touring in remote areas. A giant canister (32oz or 40oz) like a Nalgene, or the like can go a long ways, which is why I’m really loving the variety of larger cages we’re seeing spring up in the market.

Velo Orange’s Mojave Cage takes note of the elegance found in vintage cages and adds a bit of girth-gulping versatility with its large diameter opening. See more at Velo Orange.

Jan 29, 2015 4 comments
Bombtrack’s Arise SSCX Frame in Action

The Arise is Bombtrack’s singlespeed drop bar bike, with clearance for bigger tires, canti or v-brake studs and a geometry dialed in for off-road riding. Its versatility is heightened even more by its removable cable guides and rear derailleur hanger, added to the track end dropouts. Need more information? Head to Bombtrack.

Jan 29, 2015 3 comments
Daily Derailleur Shirts
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Matt Cardinal’s Daily Derailleur Instagram illustrations are amazing and after many requests, he’s begun putting them on t-shirts. So far, a Shimano shirt has popped up, with what appears to be a Paul derailleur shirt in queue. Head over to Matt’s Instagram to follow the sales and TeeSpring to order one of the Shimano shirts.

Edit: Matt just updated the TeeSpring site to include a web store with three designs, including the Paul derailleur.

Jan 28, 2015 2 comments
What is This, Eddy Merckx?
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So, a reader sent this over, with the subject line “I think this is ok to share” and all that was in the body was this photo. A quick glance at the Eddy Merckx Facebook reveals it’s a tig-welded steel bike, commemorating Eddy’s 70th birthday, which would make sense, but details like pricepoint, country of origin, tubing, etc, etc, etc, seem to be missing.

Personally, I’d rather see a lugged Columbus frame with a steel fork. As far as pricepoint, I’m gonna guess this bike is upwards of $10k, complete… Does anyone have any more information on this?

Turns out, Peloton has the full scoop. Head over there to see more information. It’s stainless steel, hence the tig welding and made in Belgium. Oh and it’s $17k!

Jan 28, 2015 17 comments
Twin Six: Standard Fat Now Available
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Just as at home in the snow as it is on a dry and hot summer’s day, Twin Six’s new Standard Fat MTB is one fatbike not to be overlooked. Available as a frameset ($2000) or a SRAM X1 build kit (starting at $3,200), these bikes have options for through-axle, or quick release and cable guides for 1x or 2x systems. With a 70.5º head tube angle and full titanium tubing, the Standard Fat is make for shredding and slogging…

In stock now at Twin Six.

Jan 27, 2015 3 comments
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Andy Bokanev’s Cyclocross Zine
BokanevZine

Photographer Andy Bokanev recently compiled a selection of photos from this past year’s cyclocross season into a 45-page zine. The zines will be made in Seattle, in a limited edition of 200 are are only $20 with domestic shipping coming to $3 and international $10 with a late February delivery.

That’s a pretty good deal. If you’re interested in ordering, head over to Bokanev’s site.

Jan 29, 2015 No comments yet
Shinola Manufactures Field Watches for Filson
Shinola_Filson

Detroit’s Shinola has produced a line of watches for one of the oldest outdoors companies in the US. Filson continues to manufacture almost all of their apparel in the USA, so it would make sense that they would join forces with Shinola, who assembles all their watches at their Detroit facility. These watches look amazing. Dark earth tones like olive drab and many references to classic timepieces really go a long way for the Shinola aesthetic.

While these watches shouldn’t hold the Made in USA label Filson has proclaimed, it’s still a step in the right direction for the United States and domestic production.

See the entire line at Filson.

Jan 29, 2015 6 comments
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Royal H Cycles: John’s Belt Drive Rohloff
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Photos by Eric Baumann

Belt drive commuters make a lot of sense in cities like Boston and New York. Road grime, dirt, salt and other contaminates hardly effect the system and personally, it’s always interested in seeing this technology paired with a Rohloff on a custom steel bike.

Royal H Cycles keeps me tuned in and this recent project is maddeningly beautiful. See more of it at the Royal H Flickr!

Jan 29, 2015 5 comments
Bigger is Better with Velo Orange’s Mojave Cage
MojaveCage

The need to carry things bigger than your standard water bottle quickly becomes apparent when you’re bikepacking or touring in remote areas. A giant canister (32oz or 40oz) like a Nalgene, or the like can go a long ways, which is why I’m really loving the variety of larger cages we’re seeing spring up in the market.

Velo Orange’s Mojave Cage takes note of the elegance found in vintage cages and adds a bit of girth-gulping versatility with its large diameter opening. See more at Velo Orange.

Jan 29, 2015 4 comments
Bombtrack’s Arise SSCX Frame in Action

The Arise is Bombtrack’s singlespeed drop bar bike, with clearance for bigger tires, canti or v-brake studs and a geometry dialed in for off-road riding. Its versatility is heightened even more by its removable cable guides and rear derailleur hanger, added to the track end dropouts. Need more information? Head to Bombtrack.

Jan 29, 2015 3 comments
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Daily Derailleur Shirts
DailyDerailleur

Matt Cardinal’s Daily Derailleur Instagram illustrations are amazing and after many requests, he’s begun putting them on t-shirts. So far, a Shimano shirt has popped up, with what appears to be a Paul derailleur shirt in queue. Head over to Matt’s Instagram to follow the sales and TeeSpring to order one of the Shimano shirts.

Edit: Matt just updated the TeeSpring site to include a web store with three designs, including the Paul derailleur.

Jan 28, 2015 2 comments
What is This, Eddy Merckx?
EddyMerckx70

So, a reader sent this over, with the subject line “I think this is ok to share” and all that was in the body was this photo. A quick glance at the Eddy Merckx Facebook reveals it’s a tig-welded steel bike, commemorating Eddy’s 70th birthday, which would make sense, but details like pricepoint, country of origin, tubing, etc, etc, etc, seem to be missing.

Personally, I’d rather see a lugged Columbus frame with a steel fork. As far as pricepoint, I’m gonna guess this bike is upwards of $10k, complete… Does anyone have any more information on this?

Turns out, Peloton has the full scoop. Head over there to see more information. It’s stainless steel, hence the tig welding and made in Belgium. Oh and it’s $17k!

Jan 28, 2015 17 comments
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Twin Six: Standard Fat Now Available
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Just as at home in the snow as it is on a dry and hot summer’s day, Twin Six’s new Standard Fat MTB is one fatbike not to be overlooked. Available as a frameset ($2000) or a SRAM X1 build kit (starting at $3,200), these bikes have options for through-axle, or quick release and cable guides for 1x or 2x systems. With a 70.5º head tube angle and full titanium tubing, the Standard Fat is make for shredding and slogging…

In stock now at Twin Six.

Jan 27, 2015 3 comments
Paul Components: New MicroShift Thumbie and 31.8 Drop Bar Shifter Adapters
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For all the dirt droppers and bike packers, Paul Components just released something special that’s sure to warm up your current build project with golden rays from Chico, California… Here’s the one-two from Paul himself:

“PAUL Component Engineering has released not one, but TWO new shifter adaptors. One is for MicroShift bar-end shifters (found on many new SURLY bikes); PAUL has designed a MicroShift Thumbie that will allow riders to use MicroShift bar-end shifters on a flat bar. The adaptors will be sold as singles or pairs. MSRP for the pair is $74.00 and singles are $39.00. These weigh in at 60g per pair.

The other new PAUL adaptor allows for the use of the SRAM trigger shifters on a 31.8 drop bar. This idea was born from a desire to run the awesome 10-42 cassette on drop bar bikes, a 420% gain ratio. These adaptors mount on the 31.8 bulge portion of the bar next to the stem. MSRP on this game changer is $41.00. Weight is 22g.”

420% is proof that the dirt gods love gain ratios. See these two shifter adapters at Paul.

Jan 27, 2015 7 comments
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