Brother Cycles’ New Big Bro Rigid 29’r
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Rigid 29’r frames make excellent bikepacking rigs, especially when they have braze ons for racks and clearance for 2.4″ tires. Brother Cycles recently teased their newest offering: the Big Bro rigid 29’r. Marketed as a bike suitable for the Tour Divide, the Big Bro has potential to be much more. Head over to Brother Cycles to see more information.

Sep 15, 2016 2 comments
Bell’s New Zephyr Helmet
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It’s tradeshow season and for companies like Bell, it’s one of the most important times of year for new product launches. Helmet design has changed a lot over the years and since the implementation of MIPS, helmets can now shed some layers on the inner lining making them lighter, safer and ultimately, more comfortable. That’s the case with the new Zephyr road helmet. Coming in 2017 and available in seven finishes, including a reflective “ghost” coating. See more details at Bell.

Sep 15, 2016 No comments yet
OD OG1
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Photo by Kyle Kelley

Since reviewing the Speedvagen OG1, I really wanted to own one, but as a frame. As of now, if you recall, the OG1 only comes as a complete. Yet after a few emails, I was able to finagle one out of the Vanilla Workshop and two weeks later, it arrived. Not sure if this will be something Vanilla offers in the future, yet their comment on Instagram leads me to believe it might be an option in 2017. Or you could holler at them and beg like I did.

The guys at Golden Saddle will be building this up in the next week, with SRAM Rival and some Chris King special bits…

Sep 14, 2016 20 comments
Paul Goes Purple
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Remember way back when we made a small batch of purple Paul touring cantis and moon units? Well, the purple is back and this time its found itself across almost the entire Paul catalog. This special color is in stock now, but it won’t last long. Head to Paul for pricing and availability.

Sep 13, 2016 5 comments
RockyMounts MonoRail Swing-Away Platform Rack
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If you’re looking for a bike rack for your hatch back, check out the new RockyMounts MonoRail swing-away platform rack. This new rack fits 2″ hitches and will hold bikes with wheel sizes between 20-29″. The spacing of this rack ensures there’s zero frame to frame contact, including fatbikes with suspension and wide, 197mm rear spacing.

The MonoRail also utilizes a proprietary anti-wobble chromoly hitch tube that’s lightweight and corrosion resistant, a locking hitch pin, and a cable lock. As shown, it’s MSRP will be around $529.95 and includes a lifetime warranty, or you can buy a third add-on for $149.95.

RockyMounts will have more information after Interbike on their website, but you can contact them for ordering information now.

Sep 13, 2016 4 comments
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Brother Cycles’ New Big Bro Rigid 29’r
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Rigid 29’r frames make excellent bikepacking rigs, especially when they have braze ons for racks and clearance for 2.4″ tires. Brother Cycles recently teased their newest offering: the Big Bro rigid 29’r. Marketed as a bike suitable for the Tour Divide, the Big Bro has potential to be much more. Head over to Brother Cycles to see more information.

Sep 15, 2016 2 comments
Bell’s New Zephyr Helmet
Zephyr-MIPS_Mt-Gloss-Blk_L

It’s tradeshow season and for companies like Bell, it’s one of the most important times of year for new product launches. Helmet design has changed a lot over the years and since the implementation of MIPS, helmets can now shed some layers on the inner lining making them lighter, safer and ultimately, more comfortable. That’s the case with the new Zephyr road helmet. Coming in 2017 and available in seven finishes, including a reflective “ghost” coating. See more details at Bell.

Sep 15, 2016 No comments yet
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OD OG1
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Photo by Kyle Kelley

Since reviewing the Speedvagen OG1, I really wanted to own one, but as a frame. As of now, if you recall, the OG1 only comes as a complete. Yet after a few emails, I was able to finagle one out of the Vanilla Workshop and two weeks later, it arrived. Not sure if this will be something Vanilla offers in the future, yet their comment on Instagram leads me to believe it might be an option in 2017. Or you could holler at them and beg like I did.

The guys at Golden Saddle will be building this up in the next week, with SRAM Rival and some Chris King special bits…

Sep 14, 2016 20 comments
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Paul Goes Purple
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Remember way back when we made a small batch of purple Paul touring cantis and moon units? Well, the purple is back and this time its found itself across almost the entire Paul catalog. This special color is in stock now, but it won’t last long. Head to Paul for pricing and availability.

Sep 13, 2016 5 comments
RockyMounts MonoRail Swing-Away Platform Rack
RKYMNTS

If you’re looking for a bike rack for your hatch back, check out the new RockyMounts MonoRail swing-away platform rack. This new rack fits 2″ hitches and will hold bikes with wheel sizes between 20-29″. The spacing of this rack ensures there’s zero frame to frame contact, including fatbikes with suspension and wide, 197mm rear spacing.

The MonoRail also utilizes a proprietary anti-wobble chromoly hitch tube that’s lightweight and corrosion resistant, a locking hitch pin, and a cable lock. As shown, it’s MSRP will be around $529.95 and includes a lifetime warranty, or you can buy a third add-on for $149.95.

RockyMounts will have more information after Interbike on their website, but you can contact them for ordering information now.

Sep 13, 2016 4 comments
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SOLD OUT: The Radavist Slipmats v2
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They’re back! This time, in a simpler design. These are printed on thick black felt with the Radavist rune text in tan. I’ve upped the run to 200 this round, so everyone should have a chance to pick one up.

There aren’t discounts for multiple slipmats, because the shipping goes up with each additional one. If you order 2, they’ll both come in the same package. They’re $12 shipped in the USA ONLY. Because of the size of the mailer these come in, shipping internationally is almost $20. Sorry!

If you’re in Los Angeles, Mark at Vacation Vinyl has a few in stock as well. Scoop one, or a pair up below. Sorry SOLD OUT.

Sep 12, 2016 2 comments
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