House Industry Frames?
House_Frames

This is a project I’m looking forward to and have been sold to secrecy. All I can say is the new Velo font is launching soon and there are a few surprises in store… Check out the House blog for more updates!

Sep 30, 2014 No comments yet
Swift Industries Bicycle Medallion
Swift

This is great! If you follow @SwiftIndustries on Instagram, you’ve already seen this bicycle medallion:

“Inspired by the Alpine Hikers’ tradition of decorating a walking stick with trail medallions, Swift brings you the adventure-seeker bicycle badge!”

See more at Swift.

Sep 30, 2014 2 comments
State Bicycle Co: Hell Ride

Living in a place where it’s usually over 100 degrees and 70% humidity, I’d rather be swimming than riding at high noon. Then again, the Hell Ride is something special…

Sep 30, 2014 No comments yet
Twin Six’s New Standard CX Frame
cx6

The third new offering from Twin Six is arguably one of the most in-demand offerings: a steel, disc cross bike. The Standard CX is made from 853 and comes with a carbon fork. It’s sold as a frameset only and will be released next spring, unfortunately missing this year’s cross season but as readers of this site are well aware, a cross bike lives in the woods year-round.

See more details and photos below!

Twin Six Standard CX:

• 853 steel tubing
• Sourced carbon fork (standard QR/TA)
• Twin Six designed modular dropout (standard QR/142×12 TA)
• low profile interchangeable cable mounts keep the set up clean whether you’re running single, 1x, or 2x.
• SS set up is achieved by a press fit eccentric with Phil Wood grade bearings.
• HT angle 71˚-51cm 72.5˚-53/55/57cm 72˚-59cm
• ST angle 73˚ -51/59cm 73.5˚-53/55/57cm
• CS length 425mm
• BB drop 65mm
• Fork offset 45mm

msrp: $1050 frame/fork/topcap

Sep 30, 2014 4 comments
NPR’s Story on the Made in the USA SILCA SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump
Silca_USA-4

So… what makes a bike pump worth $450? NPR dives into the story on how Silca moved their production to Indianapolis. Listen to the story at NPR and yes, I totally bought one. Ok, I lied, I put it on my credit card.

Is it really worth it? I mean, it’s a pump, but it’s a damn nice pump and it looks great holding down the tiles in my office. Functionality considered, it’s got an impressive amount of machining, akin to a luxury sportswatch and if it means Silca might one day make a $100 USA-made floor pump, I’m all for supporting this industry.

Side note: I’m really enjoying my new photo studio…

Sep 29, 2014 11 comments
Twin Six’s New Standard Rando Frameset
TwinSix-Rando-08

This weekend, we took a look at the Twin Six Standard 29r and already, people are talking about this frame: their Rando frameset.

Traditionally, randonneuring frames have rim brakes, 650b wheels and quill stems, yet Twin Six opts for disc, 700c x 43c (perfect for a tire like the Bruce Gordon RockNRoad) and other modern technologies like PF30BB. Personally, I’d just call this a light touring bike since stylistically, it’s pretty detached from a traditional randonneuring bike.

At any rate, Twin Six’s offerings thus far are affordable, stylish and best of all: METAL.

These will be available as frames only and will retail for around $600 for either black or $650 for green with matching fenders. Due out by the end of 2014…

See more below.

Sep 29, 2014 15 comments
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House Industry Frames?
House_Frames

This is a project I’m looking forward to and have been sold to secrecy. All I can say is the new Velo font is launching soon and there are a few surprises in store… Check out the House blog for more updates!

Sep 30, 2014 No comments yet
Swift Industries Bicycle Medallion
Swift

This is great! If you follow @SwiftIndustries on Instagram, you’ve already seen this bicycle medallion:

“Inspired by the Alpine Hikers’ tradition of decorating a walking stick with trail medallions, Swift brings you the adventure-seeker bicycle badge!”

See more at Swift.

Sep 30, 2014 2 comments
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State Bicycle Co: Hell Ride

Living in a place where it’s usually over 100 degrees and 70% humidity, I’d rather be swimming than riding at high noon. Then again, the Hell Ride is something special…

Sep 30, 2014 No comments yet
Twin Six’s New Standard CX Frame
cx6

The third new offering from Twin Six is arguably one of the most in-demand offerings: a steel, disc cross bike. The Standard CX is made from 853 and comes with a carbon fork. It’s sold as a frameset only and will be released next spring, unfortunately missing this year’s cross season but as readers of this site are well aware, a cross bike lives in the woods year-round.

See more details and photos below!

Twin Six Standard CX:

• 853 steel tubing
• Sourced carbon fork (standard QR/TA)
• Twin Six designed modular dropout (standard QR/142×12 TA)
• low profile interchangeable cable mounts keep the set up clean whether you’re running single, 1x, or 2x.
• SS set up is achieved by a press fit eccentric with Phil Wood grade bearings.
• HT angle 71˚-51cm 72.5˚-53/55/57cm 72˚-59cm
• ST angle 73˚ -51/59cm 73.5˚-53/55/57cm
• CS length 425mm
• BB drop 65mm
• Fork offset 45mm

msrp: $1050 frame/fork/topcap

Sep 30, 2014 4 comments
NPR’s Story on the Made in the USA SILCA SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump
Silca_USA-4

So… what makes a bike pump worth $450? NPR dives into the story on how Silca moved their production to Indianapolis. Listen to the story at NPR and yes, I totally bought one. Ok, I lied, I put it on my credit card.

Is it really worth it? I mean, it’s a pump, but it’s a damn nice pump and it looks great holding down the tiles in my office. Functionality considered, it’s got an impressive amount of machining, akin to a luxury sportswatch and if it means Silca might one day make a $100 USA-made floor pump, I’m all for supporting this industry.

Side note: I’m really enjoying my new photo studio…

Sep 29, 2014 11 comments
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Twin Six’s New Standard Rando Frameset
TwinSix-Rando-08

This weekend, we took a look at the Twin Six Standard 29r and already, people are talking about this frame: their Rando frameset.

Traditionally, randonneuring frames have rim brakes, 650b wheels and quill stems, yet Twin Six opts for disc, 700c x 43c (perfect for a tire like the Bruce Gordon RockNRoad) and other modern technologies like PF30BB. Personally, I’d just call this a light touring bike since stylistically, it’s pretty detached from a traditional randonneuring bike.

At any rate, Twin Six’s offerings thus far are affordable, stylish and best of all: METAL.

These will be available as frames only and will retail for around $600 for either black or $650 for green with matching fenders. Due out by the end of 2014…

See more below.

Sep 29, 2014 15 comments
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Twin Six’s New Standard 29r MTB
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For 2015, clothing company Twin Six is leaping into the frame marketplace, as seen in the 2014 Interbike coverage. My favorite of the bunch is the Standard 29′r. Made from 853 and set up to be customized, in terms of drivetrain options, these new bikes are anything but “standard”. The best thing, is the price… Frame, seat collar, and custom top cap: $900 (MSRP) or frame, matching rigid fork, seat collar, and custom top cap: $1050 (MSRP).

See more details below!


• 853 steel tubing
• suspension corrected for a 100mm fork
• Twin Six designed modular dropout (standard QR/142×12 TA)
• low profile interchangeable cable mounts keep the set up clean whether your running single, 1x, or 2x.
• SS set up is achieved by a press fit eccentric with Phil Wood grade bearings.
• HT angle 70.5˚
• ST angle 73˚
• CS length 17.32″
• BB drop 2.16″

Sep 27, 2014 29 comments
Trans Provence: Day Six Sick Six

Please note: the Trans Provence is over. You can hear Ty giggling – he’s the one in all black, the anti enduro fluoro, getting rad in the still above – with excitement on the trail and getting in his victory beer wheelie. Watching this unfold has me itchin’ to ride in France, how about you?

Sep 26, 2014 1 comment
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