Hold Fast’s New Pizza Straps
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Hold Fast straps have gone from being a foot retention system designed for fixed freestyle to becoming a great option for commuter or touring bikes. What better motivation to ride your bike than pizza? The new pizza straps are now available in a limited run at Hold Fast.

May 14, 2015 3 comments
Open Cycles Know’s What’s U.P. with their Cyclocross GravelPlus Machine
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The do-it-all cross or all road bike has taken hold of the industry. Everyone wants a rig that is capable of racing ‘cross and maybe hitting a bit of 1-track or take a few bags for a sub 24 hour camping trip.

Open Cycle addresses a lot of those demands with their U.P. (unbeaten path) frameset. A ‘cross bike that can fit 700 x 42mm or 27.5 x 2.1″ wheel. If you play your cards right and select the appropriate tire sizes, you’ll experience the same geometry on the same frame, but the opportunities will widen along with your tires.

The U.P. features a top-tube bottle cage mount for a small bag, thru-axles, internal routing, road or mountain crank compatibility and some very elegant lines. You can see the geometry and read some FAQ’s at Open Cycle’s site. See some more photos, shot by Open Cycle’s photographer Marc Gasch below.

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May 13, 2015 15 comments
All-City Cycles: Made in the USA Pursuit Special Chainrings
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It’s great to see a company like All-City bring some production back to the good ol’ US of A. Introducing their Pursuit Special track rings:

“These beauties are cnc’d in the USA and utilize a proprietary tooth profile for smooth and quiet operation. The 49-52’s utilize a solid body design with reliefs in the back for weight savings, while the 46-48’s have full cutouts.

In sticking with the theme of our aluminum track bike, the Thunderdome, we named them after Mad Max’s car, the Pursuit Special.”

Head to your local All-City dealer to order.

May 12, 2015 18 comments
Via Ferrata

Not for the agoraphobic or those suffering from vertigo, the Via Ferrata is hardly a MTB trail, unless you’re Harald Philipp.

May 12, 2015 8 comments
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Hold Fast’s New Pizza Straps
PizzaStraps

Hold Fast straps have gone from being a foot retention system designed for fixed freestyle to becoming a great option for commuter or touring bikes. What better motivation to ride your bike than pizza? The new pizza straps are now available in a limited run at Hold Fast.

May 14, 2015 3 comments
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Open Cycles Know’s What’s U.P. with their Cyclocross GravelPlus Machine
mgasch_OFFRIDAMS2_150430__GAS0448

The do-it-all cross or all road bike has taken hold of the industry. Everyone wants a rig that is capable of racing ‘cross and maybe hitting a bit of 1-track or take a few bags for a sub 24 hour camping trip.

Open Cycle addresses a lot of those demands with their U.P. (unbeaten path) frameset. A ‘cross bike that can fit 700 x 42mm or 27.5 x 2.1″ wheel. If you play your cards right and select the appropriate tire sizes, you’ll experience the same geometry on the same frame, but the opportunities will widen along with your tires.

The U.P. features a top-tube bottle cage mount for a small bag, thru-axles, internal routing, road or mountain crank compatibility and some very elegant lines. You can see the geometry and read some FAQ’s at Open Cycle’s site. See some more photos, shot by Open Cycle’s photographer Marc Gasch below.

(more…)

May 13, 2015 15 comments
All-City Cycles: Made in the USA Pursuit Special Chainrings
All-City_Ring

It’s great to see a company like All-City bring some production back to the good ol’ US of A. Introducing their Pursuit Special track rings:

“These beauties are cnc’d in the USA and utilize a proprietary tooth profile for smooth and quiet operation. The 49-52’s utilize a solid body design with reliefs in the back for weight savings, while the 46-48’s have full cutouts.

In sticking with the theme of our aluminum track bike, the Thunderdome, we named them after Mad Max’s car, the Pursuit Special.”

Head to your local All-City dealer to order.

May 12, 2015 18 comments
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Via Ferrata

Not for the agoraphobic or those suffering from vertigo, the Via Ferrata is hardly a MTB trail, unless you’re Harald Philipp.

May 12, 2015 8 comments
203 Bicycles from the Embacher Collection to be Auctioned at Dorotheum
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You know the saying “there’s something for everyone?”

The Embacher Collection is an esoteric ensemble of 203 unique bicycles. From the classic Molteni Merckx to a ’47 Alex Signer, and even one of those weird ice-skating bikes, this cross-section of cycle design is sure to make even the most obsessive collector’s heart skip a cog.

The auction officially opens on May 19th, but you can preview the collection at Dorotheum now.

May 12, 2015 3 comments
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Lay Waste
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Photo by Morgan Meredith

LA has been rad for various reasons. One of which has been figuring out how to talk about this #UrbanRacer. So far Morgan has shot the best photo of the bike which I will discuss more in depth at a later date, but tonight we went up to a spot in Los Angeles to recreate it and came out with a completely different shot.

A shot that I’m still really vibin’ with. Lay waste…

May 11, 2015 4 comments
Velo Cult’s Custom Shop Jackets
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Portland’s Velo Cult appreciates products that will stand the test of time and for them, why mess around when it comes to selecting a shop jacket? Dickies makes a killer, durable jacket and the crew at Velo Cult have been using them for years. Hence the reason for this limited run of VC-branded jackets.

Head over to Velo Cult for more details!

May 11, 2015 1 comment
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