Richard Sachs Seat Lug Survival Kit

Details matter. Especially on a bicycle. From the cable stops to even the seat binder bolt. If anyone knows about this, it’s Richard Sachs:

“The RS Seat Lug Bolt and Nut are precision machined from aerospace grade stainless steel solid bar stock. The pitch diameter of the bolt was held to a super precise tolerance prior to cold forming on dedicated thread rolling equipment. Rolled threads result in a part that is 30% stronger and has a superior surface finish. The care put into this one component demonstrates that whether you are making parts for airplanes, or for bicycles, the details matter.”

Swoop this setup at Richard Sachs or for more on the project from Horst Engineering, the Connecticut firm that made these, read this page.

Nov 13, 2017 12 comments
Roads Less Traveled: Overland

Overlanding is a dirty word, right there with “adventure” and “epic,” yet I can see how all three might apply in the latest Roads Less Traveled video.

Nov 13, 2017 2 comments
Kris at 44 Bikes Explains Superboost’s Benefits for Hardtail MTB Frames


Photos by Jarrod Bunk

135mm, 142mm, boost and now “super” boost. What gives with all these rear hub standards? I just wanna shreddd! Well, Kris from 44 Bikes knows a thing or two about shredding and frame design, so he tackled explaining superboost in his latest blog post:

“Earlier in the year, I put together a post just after completing the next iteration of the Marauder in a titanium prototype. You can read that post here. What is special about this bike is I used the pre-existing 157mm TA standard paired with an 83mm shell width. This is technically an existing DH standard which Pivot tweaked by adjusting the flange spacing of the non-drive side to move it outboard a bit more to stiffen up the rear wheel build and subsequently re-marketing it as “Superboost”. Which I think took some by surprise as a “new” standard. It’s quite the contrary. And when paired with that 83mm shell width (another existing standard) you get perfect chain line and a critical area of the bicycle is literally opened up to so many opportunities as tires gain more volume and width. ”

Keep reading at 44 Bikes!

Nov 10, 2017 25 comments
Win a DreamSalvo NAHBS Bike

Want to win a FREE NAHBS bike built by Mike Desalvo? Check out this contest’s information and rules below!

“At the close of the NAHBS show last year I was talking with an industry friend and the question is always “will you be going to the show next year?” My thought was that I would go if I could take just one bike. The 2018 NAHBS is a distance from me and shipping a lot of bikes and show stuff is hard and expensive for a one-man operation. After the conversation I liked the idea of just taking one bike but then the question was, “what will I take?” This is how this how the dream bike contest came to be.” (more…)

Nov 10, 2017 2 comments
Silca’s New Bags are Made from Recycled Inner Tubes

Silca has two new bag offerings, both of which are made from recycled inner tubes, here in the USA by Colorado-based EcoLogic Designs. The Borsa Americano is a small, riding wallet based on the dimensions of the iPhone 7+, offering tons of extra space for your riding essentials. The Brooklyn backpack is a 972 cubic inch commuter bag, which will fit your laptop and other office goods. Both are in stock now at Silca.

Nov 9, 2017 Comments are OFF
Fairdale’s 2018 Lineup

For 2018, Fairdale brings back many of their offerings with new component selections, such as the Goodship road with three kit offerings, alongside new completes, such as the Lookfar Dropbar model. With this catalog, there’s just about something for everyone and any budget in there, so head to Fairdale to check it all out and your local dealer to test ride one today.

Nov 9, 2017 2 comments
Ride with an Awareness Bell? Check this Out

I try to ride with an awareness bell on our front-range trails here as much as I can, but I’ve found myself always having to slide it back into position since its strap is just a piece of velcro and handlebars are tapered. Last night, I removed the strap and mounted it directly to my Light and Motion Urban 500 light – I also run a 800 lumens light on my helmet.

The bell stayed put and didn’t move at all, allowing it to resonate down the trail to alert runners, hikers and other cyclists. This time of year, our trails are very crowded at sunset, with athletes trying to soak in the last bit of light, and running an awareness bell just makes it safer for everyone.

Nov 9, 2017 9 comments
Kym Nonstop on Starting to Race Cyclocross

Kym just uploaded this great video weighing in on the pros and cons of ‘cross racing, featuring clips from Nittany, DCCX and Bandit Cross at the NACCC NYC.

Nov 9, 2017 Comments are OFF
OMATA Event at Rapha Cycle Club Santa Monica Tomorrow

If you’re looking for something different to do tomorrow evening, check out this event at Rapha’s new Cycle Club in Santa Monica. The event starts at 6, and the speaking portion will get rolling at 6:30. The theme of this evening is to “See things differently”, and there will be speakers from OMATA, photographer Brian Vernor, and frame designer Spencer Canon of Ritte Bicycles.

Nov 8, 2017 Comments are OFF
Time’s New Speciale MTB Pedals

The Time ATAC platform is my preferred pedal for mountain and ‘all-road’ riding, so when the company announced their Speciale pedal, my interest was piqued. Made in France, at Time’s factory in Nevers, these new pedals come in a few colors, are made from 6106-T6 aluminum, feature a wide platform, adjustable pins for optimal grip and a micro-adjustable clamping system, allowing riders to tune their engagement. I’m anxiously awaiting trying these out. See more information at Time and holler at your local dealer for ordering.

Nov 8, 2017 11 comments
PedalED Launches Bikepacking Bags

PedalEd’s products are as durable as they are functional and yes, fashionable. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to on-the-bike portage, we should expect the same from the Italian brand. Launching their new bikepacking bags today, PedalED brings made in Italy, which are completely waterproof, made from denim and yes, built to last. See the entire offerings at PedalED.

Nov 8, 2017 6 comments
A Recording of Ultra Romance’s Fred Talk at the Philly Bike Expo

Nicholas Karwoski recorded Benedict’s “Fred Talk” dubbed “The bicycle, a vehicular philosophy of simplification” that took place at this year’s Philly Bike Expo. Topping in at over 80 minutes, this might be a bit ambitious for you to tackle in one go, but definitely give it a listen. Thanks to Nicholas for pulling this together!

Nov 8, 2017 3 comments
The Mission Workshop Jean

Well, I always said if Mission Workshop ever made jeans, they’d be the best on the market. And that’s exactly what they are, the best jeans I’ve ever worn. These jeans are made in Los Angeles, from an advanced stretch-woven fabric developed exclusively for Mission Workshop by Mectex S.p.a. at their mill near Lake Como in Italy. Best of all, they’re guaranteed forever. In stock now in black or navy, at Mission Workshop.

Nov 8, 2017 6 comments
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The Angry Catfish Family

Angry Catfish + Mend Provisions + Northern Coffeeworks + Northern Frameworks make up the Angry Catfish family in Minneapolis:

“A collaborative collective of businesses in Minneapolis, Minnesota go beyond retail and thrive in a community built by each other and those around them. In 2010 Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop + Coffee Bar(ACF) opened to accolades amongst its local patrons and followers across the country with a simple concept to provide the best bicycles, coffee, and environment to enjoy them possible. Not long after the launch of ACF Mend Provisions, a life style fly fishing, men’s apparel, and outdoor goods brand was created and opened around the corner from ACF. Mend was followed by Northern Frameworks the in house frame/bicycle company to Angry Catfish allowing a curated, tailor-made bicycle experience with in the brick and mortar retail establishment in South Minneapolis. Finally in 2017 Northern Coffeeworks took an already refined third wave coffee model offered and ACF and added locale sources food and beverage in a Minneapolis Downtown East setting. The teams of all four businesses not only work together, but also eat, drink, and play together and with their community at large. ”

These guys are the best. Smoochies, Josh!

Nov 13, 2017 Comments are OFF
Richard Sachs Seat Lug Survival Kit

Details matter. Especially on a bicycle. From the cable stops to even the seat binder bolt. If anyone knows about this, it’s Richard Sachs:

“The RS Seat Lug Bolt and Nut are precision machined from aerospace grade stainless steel solid bar stock. The pitch diameter of the bolt was held to a super precise tolerance prior to cold forming on dedicated thread rolling equipment. Rolled threads result in a part that is 30% stronger and has a superior surface finish. The care put into this one component demonstrates that whether you are making parts for airplanes, or for bicycles, the details matter.”

Swoop this setup at Richard Sachs or for more on the project from Horst Engineering, the Connecticut firm that made these, read this page.

Nov 13, 2017 12 comments
Roads Less Traveled: Overland

Overlanding is a dirty word, right there with “adventure” and “epic,” yet I can see how all three might apply in the latest Roads Less Traveled video.

Nov 13, 2017 2 comments
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Kris at 44 Bikes Explains Superboost’s Benefits for Hardtail MTB Frames


Photos by Jarrod Bunk

135mm, 142mm, boost and now “super” boost. What gives with all these rear hub standards? I just wanna shreddd! Well, Kris from 44 Bikes knows a thing or two about shredding and frame design, so he tackled explaining superboost in his latest blog post:

“Earlier in the year, I put together a post just after completing the next iteration of the Marauder in a titanium prototype. You can read that post here. What is special about this bike is I used the pre-existing 157mm TA standard paired with an 83mm shell width. This is technically an existing DH standard which Pivot tweaked by adjusting the flange spacing of the non-drive side to move it outboard a bit more to stiffen up the rear wheel build and subsequently re-marketing it as “Superboost”. Which I think took some by surprise as a “new” standard. It’s quite the contrary. And when paired with that 83mm shell width (another existing standard) you get perfect chain line and a critical area of the bicycle is literally opened up to so many opportunities as tires gain more volume and width. ”

Keep reading at 44 Bikes!

Nov 10, 2017 25 comments
Win a DreamSalvo NAHBS Bike

Want to win a FREE NAHBS bike built by Mike Desalvo? Check out this contest’s information and rules below!

“At the close of the NAHBS show last year I was talking with an industry friend and the question is always “will you be going to the show next year?” My thought was that I would go if I could take just one bike. The 2018 NAHBS is a distance from me and shipping a lot of bikes and show stuff is hard and expensive for a one-man operation. After the conversation I liked the idea of just taking one bike but then the question was, “what will I take?” This is how this how the dream bike contest came to be.” (more…)

Nov 10, 2017 2 comments
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Silca’s New Bags are Made from Recycled Inner Tubes

Silca has two new bag offerings, both of which are made from recycled inner tubes, here in the USA by Colorado-based EcoLogic Designs. The Borsa Americano is a small, riding wallet based on the dimensions of the iPhone 7+, offering tons of extra space for your riding essentials. The Brooklyn backpack is a 972 cubic inch commuter bag, which will fit your laptop and other office goods. Both are in stock now at Silca.

Nov 9, 2017 Comments are OFF
Fairdale’s 2018 Lineup

For 2018, Fairdale brings back many of their offerings with new component selections, such as the Goodship road with three kit offerings, alongside new completes, such as the Lookfar Dropbar model. With this catalog, there’s just about something for everyone and any budget in there, so head to Fairdale to check it all out and your local dealer to test ride one today.

Nov 9, 2017 2 comments
Ride with an Awareness Bell? Check this Out

I try to ride with an awareness bell on our front-range trails here as much as I can, but I’ve found myself always having to slide it back into position since its strap is just a piece of velcro and handlebars are tapered. Last night, I removed the strap and mounted it directly to my Light and Motion Urban 500 light – I also run a 800 lumens light on my helmet.

The bell stayed put and didn’t move at all, allowing it to resonate down the trail to alert runners, hikers and other cyclists. This time of year, our trails are very crowded at sunset, with athletes trying to soak in the last bit of light, and running an awareness bell just makes it safer for everyone.

Nov 9, 2017 9 comments
Kym Nonstop on Starting to Race Cyclocross

Kym just uploaded this great video weighing in on the pros and cons of ‘cross racing, featuring clips from Nittany, DCCX and Bandit Cross at the NACCC NYC.

Nov 9, 2017 Comments are OFF
OMATA Event at Rapha Cycle Club Santa Monica Tomorrow

If you’re looking for something different to do tomorrow evening, check out this event at Rapha’s new Cycle Club in Santa Monica. The event starts at 6, and the speaking portion will get rolling at 6:30. The theme of this evening is to “See things differently”, and there will be speakers from OMATA, photographer Brian Vernor, and frame designer Spencer Canon of Ritte Bicycles.

Nov 8, 2017 Comments are OFF
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Time’s New Speciale MTB Pedals

The Time ATAC platform is my preferred pedal for mountain and ‘all-road’ riding, so when the company announced their Speciale pedal, my interest was piqued. Made in France, at Time’s factory in Nevers, these new pedals come in a few colors, are made from 6106-T6 aluminum, feature a wide platform, adjustable pins for optimal grip and a micro-adjustable clamping system, allowing riders to tune their engagement. I’m anxiously awaiting trying these out. See more information at Time and holler at your local dealer for ordering.

Nov 8, 2017 11 comments
PedalED Launches Bikepacking Bags

PedalEd’s products are as durable as they are functional and yes, fashionable. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to on-the-bike portage, we should expect the same from the Italian brand. Launching their new bikepacking bags today, PedalED brings made in Italy, which are completely waterproof, made from denim and yes, built to last. See the entire offerings at PedalED.

Nov 8, 2017 6 comments
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