Giro’s New Footwear Comfort Guarantee
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Buying shoes isn’t easy, especially when you’re staring down the barrel of a $200 – $300 investment. In order to make your decision easy, Giro is now offering a Comfort Guarantee on all their footwear, in addition to their full-warranty against manufacturing defects. This Comfort Guarantee is good for 60 days, that’s more than enough time to ensure your investment will work for you.

View the complete Giro men’s footwear collection and Giro women’s collection for the full line.

Dec 10, 2014 4 comments
The 2015 Cinelli Bar Tape Line
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For 2015, Cinelli has a few new tape models hitting the shelves, along with two key collaborations with Mash and Red Hook Crit. Both the Chubby and Fluo tapes look great, but you can’t go wrong with the Mash Parallax design either! All of these new tape models are currently in stock at the Cinelli Winged Store. See more information below.

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Dec 10, 2014 2 comments
FBM Raconteur City Bikes
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FBM has been working on their Raconteur city bikes for a while now. As a small, independently owned, domestic production bicycle company, it’s hard to front all the money up front for a full size run, so they’re taking pre-orders via a Kickstarter campaign. Pricing is more than fair, at $750 for a frame and completes ranging from $1700 to $2,360 so if you want to place an order, do so now!

Expected delivery is March 2015. These look great guys!

Dec 9, 2014 No comments yet
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Photo by Sean Talkington

Bad lines, good times. Today, Ty took Sean and me up this rain canyon in the Angeles Forest. After Ty rode the entire thing with ease, it was my turn – Sean opted out – so he stood back and watched me have at it.

This one of those moments where you say “that’s a bad place to plant my front wheel”, as your wheel slides out and you go over the bars.

#RubberSideUp

Dec 8, 2014 6 comments
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Santa Cruz Gets More Rowdy with the 27.5 V10

The V10 is one of Santa Cruz’s longer-running frames, with its 6th generation raising the bar even higher for the world of DH. Now offered with 216mm / 8.5” of travel and two adjustable geometry positions. You can choose either a high setting of 64° headtube angle / 360mm bottom bracket height or a low, with 63.5° headtube angle / 353mm bottom bracket height. Seeing one in person surpasses any skepticism you might have. The layup and frame design is top notch…

But that’s only the beginning. See more at Santa Cruz.

Dec 8, 2014 1 comment
Merckx Mondays

What are these people thinking, posting a video of Eddy Merckx on a Wednesday of last week?

“First across the finish line 525 times, Eddy Merckx is the most successful cycle racer of all time. Jacky Ickx’s career is one of the richest and longest in the history of motorsport. His list of achievements is unrivalled in its variety. In 2015, Eddy Merckx and Jacky Ickx both celebrate their 70th birthday, as well as their long friendship. So it’s high time for the first major exhibition about this pair of Belgian sporting legends.”

Dec 8, 2014 1 comment
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The Radavist 2014 Calendar: December
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This is the twelfth layout of the Radavist 2014 Calendar, entitled “Dirt Church”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

Meditation comes in many forms. Some look to religion to clear their minds, others take to the sacred woods for a bit of dirt church…

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2014 Calendar – December. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

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Dec 5, 2014 3 comments
Mission Workshop’s AP Remi Hooded Blazer and Styrman Topcoat
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Remi Hooded Blazer

Mission Workshop’s Advanced Projects line has continued to grow, most recently with two waterproof, tailored outerwear pieces: the Remi Hooded Blazer and Styrman Topcoat. Each of these pieces hold true to the AP line with fully taped seams, pockets and ported media pockets.

These two pieces are cut for movement, but hardly look like any cycling apparel the brand has launched thus far. More details are in the works with the official release coming in the near future.

Come check out these two pieces in person tonight, along with the new ACRE series apparel at the Mission Workshop store opening in SF and see more photos below.

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Dec 5, 2014 6 comments
Mission Workshop’s New Valencia Store Opening Party is TONIGHT!
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Hey SF, come party tonight. I’ll be there!

The Mission Workshop Valencia Street store is now open. Join us December 5th (6-11pm) for the first party in the new space. On display will be an exclusive preview of the F/W 2014 Advanced Projects outerwear and ACRE series apparel. Beer provided by Fort Point Beer Co.

Friday, Dec. 5th 6-11pm

541 Valencia St. Between 16th and 17th.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Dec 5, 2014 6 comments
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Everywhere Around the World, Dudes Comin to America…and Canada

Kidding my maple brothers and sisters. Kidding. Equanimity, equality, etcetera.

In this episode, The Dudes make like Eddie Murphy and come to America. They make quick work of it. Then they go to Canada, it is here that the user experiences the highlight of the video, some whimsical found footage in which the myths about Canada are once again perpetuated.

While this segment is certainly the video’s strongest, one cannot discount how awesome each of these edits are as a whole. No tricky editing, boom setups, high quality equipment, or egregious use of slo-mo, just get to the point ham on rye production.

Mr. Barnes also bucks the current trend of including the guttural howl of discontent arena rock or the staccato machinations of dup-step by tastefully selecting a a wide range of pop culture hits to accompany the flat out speed blasting that is happening on trail.

These segments definitely feel like the work of someone raised on Fawlty Towers and the Sprung/Dirt vids and I love them for it.

Damn Damn Damn these are good.

Dec 5, 2014 2 comments
Surly: Waxed Canvas Jacket
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Surly’s new Waxed Canvas Jacket looks even better in person than in their product shots. I was waiting until I could see and touch one before I posted about it. This thing is serious. It’s made from, yep, waxed canvas, with venting on the backshoulders, “bum thumb” holes and lined with merino wool but the details don’t stop there.

It comes in black and olive drab, with a retail of $250, which when you compare it to other waxed canvas jackets, is a deal. It’s only available at a select few retailers. See the list below.
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Dec 5, 2014 10 comments
Up Up Up

Here’s a great little video showcasing a sweet hill climb competition.

Dec 4, 2014 14 comments
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