Industry Nine’s Matchstick Thru Axle Trail Tool
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Imagine having (just about) everything you need to make trailside adjustments and even chain repairs hidden in your thru axle (15×100 or 15×110) on your mountain or ‘cross bike. The Industry Nine Matchstick is the result of over a year’s worth of R&D and is finally available for ordering. Here are the specs from I9: “Bits – Stainless steel #5 hex integrated into handle, stainless steel #6, #4 + #3 hex, T25 + T30 torx and a flathead bit are included with each MatchStix. Each rider can choose 4 bits of their choice to carry in the bit sleeve.”

Check out pricing and more information at Industry Nine.

Sep 22, 2016 14 comments
Ringtail’s New Tie Dye Breeze Blocker Jackets
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The cats at Ringtail have been working on a special project with Cordura over the past few months: a tie dye Breeze Blocker jacket. Each jacket is hand dyed so there are no two alike. These lightweight Cordura jackets stuff into their own pocket and are small enough to be stashed under your saddle. They’re sewn in California and retail for $140. Best of all, they’re in stock now so head to Ringtail to see more information.

Sep 20, 2016 7 comments
Ocean Air Cycles: Erlen Saddle Bag Support
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Got a saddle bag like the Swift Zeitgeist or one of Carradice’s many offerings? Tired of it swaying and jostling around. Well, Ocean Air Cycles has designed just the solution, made by Haulin Colin. This nifty design has a 15lb – 20lb max capacity, so if you’re putting any more weight in your bag, you’ll have to use a rack. The stainless steel Erlen Saddle Bag Support piggybacks on your existing seat post and saddle rails, all you need are longer bolts (M5, M7, M8), which are included in this pre-order.

Head to Ocean Air to check out more details on this pre-order.

Sep 19, 2016 15 comments
Winter Bicycles Ambassador Porteur
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Timeless design and modern technology pair up nicely with the latest from Winter Bicycles. The Ambassador is a fillet brazed frame, with a disc-specific lugged fork and made-to-measure “French Point” stem. For gearing, the Ambassador relies on an internal Alfine Di2 hub. The lighting is integrated to the frame with a SON hub powering Edelux lamp and the Velocity wheels roll on Compass tires. Braking relies on XT hydraulic discs and White Industries tops out the build. As for the paint, it was laid down by Todd Eroh.

Check out more details of this lovely project at Winter.

Sep 19, 2016 29 comments
Thunder

I thought this was a nicely composed ad for Apple’s new iPhone.

Sep 19, 2016 11 comments
Merckx Mondays
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Photo by Graham Watson

Cycling accessory company Brancale recently interviewed Phil Anderson on his racing career. Having raced on numerous Merckx teams, Phil’s life as a racer is filled with interesting anecdotes, ranging from extreme lows like losing the World Cup in 1985 due to illness, to highs like returning in 1986 to win the Paris-Tours. Head over to Brancale to check it out.

Sep 19, 2016 2 comments
NAHBS Trade Up Program by the Pro’s Closet

Got a bike that you’re looking to upgrade to a handmade frame from one of the builders at NAHBS? Check out this new project, entitled Trade Up from NAHBS and the Pro’s Closet. Head to NAHBS‘ site to see the details.

Edit:
Quote from the press-release: “Partnering with The Pro’s Closet will allow anyone to trade their used bicycle in before the show, and receive a voucher to use towards a deposit on a new custom bike. This voucher will be valid with any builder at the show, with The Pro’s Closet and NAHBS handling the back-end logistics. Bicycles must be submitted and shipped prior to NAHBS to receive a valid voucher at the show.”

Sep 19, 2016 4 comments
Sunday Shredders
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Summer is relentless here in Southern California. With temperatures spiking into 100º in LA today, Ty from Golden Saddle, Tom from Stinner Frameworks and I decided to ride in the mountains in hopes of there at least being a breeze. Needless to say, the only things blowing in the wind were those two. Check out a few more photos below!

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Sep 18, 2016 6 comments
Lael Wilcox Announces Baja Divide Scholarship for Women
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Lael and Nicholas have just finished the Baja Divide, a 1,700 mile off-road route from from San Diego, CA, USA to San José del Cabo along the Baja Penninsula. They’ve published information including the route, refuel points, and other important intel. This information is provided as a gift to the bikepacking community with the support of Revelate Designs and Advocate Cycles, and is open to ride at any time, self-supported. To celebrate the completion of this journey, Lael has announced a scholarship for women who plan on taking on this endeavor during the 2016-2017 season. Check out the full details below, along with a few more photographs from the trip. (more…)

Sep 16, 2016 8 comments
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Industry Nine’s Matchstick Thru Axle Trail Tool
MatchStick_I9

Imagine having (just about) everything you need to make trailside adjustments and even chain repairs hidden in your thru axle (15×100 or 15×110) on your mountain or ‘cross bike. The Industry Nine Matchstick is the result of over a year’s worth of R&D and is finally available for ordering. Here are the specs from I9: “Bits – Stainless steel #5 hex integrated into handle, stainless steel #6, #4 + #3 hex, T25 + T30 torx and a flathead bit are included with each MatchStix. Each rider can choose 4 bits of their choice to carry in the bit sleeve.”

Check out pricing and more information at Industry Nine.

Sep 22, 2016 14 comments
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Ringtail’s New Tie Dye Breeze Blocker Jackets
JCC_3779_1024x1024

The cats at Ringtail have been working on a special project with Cordura over the past few months: a tie dye Breeze Blocker jacket. Each jacket is hand dyed so there are no two alike. These lightweight Cordura jackets stuff into their own pocket and are small enough to be stashed under your saddle. They’re sewn in California and retail for $140. Best of all, they’re in stock now so head to Ringtail to see more information.

Sep 20, 2016 7 comments
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Ocean Air Cycles: Erlen Saddle Bag Support
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Got a saddle bag like the Swift Zeitgeist or one of Carradice’s many offerings? Tired of it swaying and jostling around. Well, Ocean Air Cycles has designed just the solution, made by Haulin Colin. This nifty design has a 15lb – 20lb max capacity, so if you’re putting any more weight in your bag, you’ll have to use a rack. The stainless steel Erlen Saddle Bag Support piggybacks on your existing seat post and saddle rails, all you need are longer bolts (M5, M7, M8), which are included in this pre-order.

Head to Ocean Air to check out more details on this pre-order.

Sep 19, 2016 15 comments
Winter Bicycles Ambassador Porteur
DSC_5374

Timeless design and modern technology pair up nicely with the latest from Winter Bicycles. The Ambassador is a fillet brazed frame, with a disc-specific lugged fork and made-to-measure “French Point” stem. For gearing, the Ambassador relies on an internal Alfine Di2 hub. The lighting is integrated to the frame with a SON hub powering Edelux lamp and the Velocity wheels roll on Compass tires. Braking relies on XT hydraulic discs and White Industries tops out the build. As for the paint, it was laid down by Todd Eroh.

Check out more details of this lovely project at Winter.

Sep 19, 2016 29 comments
Thunder

I thought this was a nicely composed ad for Apple’s new iPhone.

Sep 19, 2016 11 comments
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Merckx Mondays
GRAHAM WATSON ARCHIVE


Photo by Graham Watson

Cycling accessory company Brancale recently interviewed Phil Anderson on his racing career. Having raced on numerous Merckx teams, Phil’s life as a racer is filled with interesting anecdotes, ranging from extreme lows like losing the World Cup in 1985 due to illness, to highs like returning in 1986 to win the Paris-Tours. Head over to Brancale to check it out.

Sep 19, 2016 2 comments
NAHBS Trade Up Program by the Pro’s Closet

Got a bike that you’re looking to upgrade to a handmade frame from one of the builders at NAHBS? Check out this new project, entitled Trade Up from NAHBS and the Pro’s Closet. Head to NAHBS‘ site to see the details.

Edit:
Quote from the press-release: “Partnering with The Pro’s Closet will allow anyone to trade their used bicycle in before the show, and receive a voucher to use towards a deposit on a new custom bike. This voucher will be valid with any builder at the show, with The Pro’s Closet and NAHBS handling the back-end logistics. Bicycles must be submitted and shipped prior to NAHBS to receive a valid voucher at the show.”

Sep 19, 2016 4 comments
Sunday Shredders
LeicaM-843

Summer is relentless here in Southern California. With temperatures spiking into 100º in LA today, Ty from Golden Saddle, Tom from Stinner Frameworks and I decided to ride in the mountains in hopes of there at least being a breeze. Needless to say, the only things blowing in the wind were those two. Check out a few more photos below!

(more…)

Sep 18, 2016 6 comments
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