Damian Riehl’s New Book
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… doesn’t contain this photo – at least I don’t think it does – but it does offer an intimate and eery look at the streets of Portland. He’s got a Kickstarter going right now for Smell the [City of] Roses book. I always love a good photography book, especially from someone as talented as Damian. Even if you don’t want to contribute to the Kickstarter, have a look through his Flickr. I suppose you could flip through those like a book…

Oct 30, 2014 1 comment
Silca’s Fun EOLO III CO2 Chuck
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While a $400 floor pump is more than likely out of your budget, Silca’s $47.50 EOLO III co2 chuck probably lands within your holiday shopping budget. The EOLO III regulator chuck is made in the USA and has three rubber insulator rings ensure damp fingers don’t get stuck while zapping your tubeless tires back to pressure. These rings can be swapped out, using Silca’s $6 pack of multi colored options.

As far as the chuck itself is concerned, it’s damn easy to use and nicely machined.

My only complaint, there are no black insulating rings and while I still think Co2 canisters are extremely wasteful for everyday use, they’re still a necessity for tubeless tires. Overall, the EOLO III is a fun, simple, product that’s easy to use and customizable. Most importantly to me, it’s made in the USA.

See more at Silca!

Oct 30, 2014 3 comments
Ritte’s New 2015 Crossberg
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For 2015, Ritte is doing something a little different with their Crossberg this year with a revamped geometry and yes, disc brakes. All wrapped up in a very Ritte paint job, ready to rip.

Check out more specs and photos below and see more at Ritte.

“For several years now, we’ve been working on refining a geometry for the broadest spectrum of riders. We wanted to design a frame is balanced and agile without being extreme in any direction. The Crossberg is a relatively short frame, with 425mm chainstays and a tighter than average front-center. The bottom bracket is low enough to feel balanced but high enough for pedal clearance in most scenarios. We’ve enlisted the help of professional cross racers of various heights for insight into the best combination of balance and agility through the whole size range.”

“We also wanted the Crossberg to be a sturdy, knock-down, drag-out race machine that can handle the extreme beating cross racing and trail riding can dish out on a bike. We chose 7005 series aluminum for excellent stiffness to weight, damage resistance and overall value. The Crossberg uses a tapered, 1-1/4” to 1-1/2” head tube for less deflection under heavy braking, PressFit30 bottom bracket shell for adaptability to multiple crank systems and disc brakes for all-weather modulation and stopping power.”

FRAME SPECS:
Frame: 7005 Series Aluminum, disc only, 135mm rear axle spacing.
Fork: Ritte Full Carbon Disc for use with 160mm rotor
Head Tube: Tapered 1 -1/4” top – 1 -1/2” bottom (Headset included.)
Bottom Bracket: Press Fit 30
Routing: External. For mechanical shifting and mechanical or hydraulic disc brakes.
Brake Rotors: 160mm front / 140mm or 160mm rear Seat Post: 27.2mm

Oct 30, 2014 7 comments
SRAM: Always Summer Somewhere

It is, indeed, always summer somewhere on Earth and SRAM headed down under to New Zealand for a bit of sun chasing…

“We always dream about journeys to places like this, but for most mortals these reveries rarely become a reality. When it was decided that a group of us would spend seven days on the roads and trails of New Zealand’s South Island, hovering largely around the Craigieburn and then Nelson area, most of us were in disbelief until the moment we landed on Kiwi soil.”

Check out some photos by Adrian Marcoux and Sven Martin below.

Oct 30, 2014 No comments yet
Kodak Launches the New Pixpro SP360 Action Cam
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Watch out GoPro, Kodak wants its title back. There was a era when Kodak dominated the film market, both in motion and stills. After a few years of shaky news from the company, they’ve slowly made their way back into the video marketplace with their Pixpro camera lineup.

The newest addition being the Pixpro SP360 Action Cam. The SP360 totes a 16-megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi, 10-megapixel photos at 10 fps, 1080p video, motion detection, a time-lapse mode, and all-elements-resistant body.

See more at Kodak.

Oct 30, 2014 No comments yet
Rivendell People

This is an old video by internet standards, but it’s a great look into what makes Rivendell tick: the people behind it. Check out out for some great video sections of what it’s like to tour in the hills outside of Walnut Creek, California.

Oct 30, 2014 6 comments
Capital Forest

Oslo, Norway may be home to some 600,000 people, yet I’d guess over half of them aren’t aware of what’s happening in the woods outside of town. That and this video also looks rad with a little bit of blast beats…

Oct 30, 2014 1 comment
Tokyo Fixed: New Autumn Kits
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Tokyo Fixed’s kits are always so nicely balanced with patterns and colors. For autumn this year, they designed some new ones and re-issued some classics in new colors. Check them out at Tokyo Fixed. Hey Jess!

Oct 29, 2014 3 comments
Full Windsor: The Breaker Tool

Full Windsor is taking their multi tool to new limits and needs the help of Kickstarter:

“Featuring a chain breaker with a tool grade stainless steel pin. The Breaker uses the tool bit extender as a handle, giving you the functionality of a workshop chain breaker in a multi tool. A magnetic tool bit slot is located in the tool’s end allowing the tool to be used like a screw driver. The Breaker is compact and fits nicely into a leather and recycled inner tube pouch. The Breaker is cast from stainless steel using a loss wax casting process and then is tool hardened. It is currently Patent Pending.

The tool weighs just 100g/3.5oz and magnetically houses 2 tool bits inside it’s structure. While the full tool pouch weighs just 185g/ 6.5oz.

The Breaker features:

Chain Breaker with tool hardened stainless steel pin (replaceable)
Glass filled nylon tyre lever with a steel core
Spoke key
3,4,5,6,8mm hex tool bits
Philips head screw driver (PH2)
T25 torx bit
Tool bit extender
Bottle opener
Leather (jet black or burnt brown) and recycled inner tube pouch “

Oct 29, 2014 10 comments
Kona’s New All Road Bike: The Esatto DDL
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For those looking for a disc brake-equipped bike that won’t break the bank but will brake in all conditions, Kona’s got something new in their 2015 offerings. The Esatto DDL is their new “all road” bike. Spec’d to impress with a Shimano 11-speed drivetrain, Mavic Aksium Disc One wheels, TRP calipers and Continental Grand Sport Race 28c tires.

See more at Kona!

Oct 29, 2014 7 comments
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Damian Riehl’s New Book
Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 12.19.09 PM

… doesn’t contain this photo – at least I don’t think it does – but it does offer an intimate and eery look at the streets of Portland. He’s got a Kickstarter going right now for Smell the [City of] Roses book. I always love a good photography book, especially from someone as talented as Damian. Even if you don’t want to contribute to the Kickstarter, have a look through his Flickr. I suppose you could flip through those like a book…

Oct 30, 2014 1 comment
Silca’s Fun EOLO III CO2 Chuck
SILCA-2

While a $400 floor pump is more than likely out of your budget, Silca’s $47.50 EOLO III co2 chuck probably lands within your holiday shopping budget. The EOLO III regulator chuck is made in the USA and has three rubber insulator rings ensure damp fingers don’t get stuck while zapping your tubeless tires back to pressure. These rings can be swapped out, using Silca’s $6 pack of multi colored options.

As far as the chuck itself is concerned, it’s damn easy to use and nicely machined.

My only complaint, there are no black insulating rings and while I still think Co2 canisters are extremely wasteful for everyday use, they’re still a necessity for tubeless tires. Overall, the EOLO III is a fun, simple, product that’s easy to use and customizable. Most importantly to me, it’s made in the USA.

See more at Silca!

Oct 30, 2014 3 comments
Ritte’s New 2015 Crossberg
Crossberg_04

For 2015, Ritte is doing something a little different with their Crossberg this year with a revamped geometry and yes, disc brakes. All wrapped up in a very Ritte paint job, ready to rip.

Check out more specs and photos below and see more at Ritte.

“For several years now, we’ve been working on refining a geometry for the broadest spectrum of riders. We wanted to design a frame is balanced and agile without being extreme in any direction. The Crossberg is a relatively short frame, with 425mm chainstays and a tighter than average front-center. The bottom bracket is low enough to feel balanced but high enough for pedal clearance in most scenarios. We’ve enlisted the help of professional cross racers of various heights for insight into the best combination of balance and agility through the whole size range.”

“We also wanted the Crossberg to be a sturdy, knock-down, drag-out race machine that can handle the extreme beating cross racing and trail riding can dish out on a bike. We chose 7005 series aluminum for excellent stiffness to weight, damage resistance and overall value. The Crossberg uses a tapered, 1-1/4” to 1-1/2” head tube for less deflection under heavy braking, PressFit30 bottom bracket shell for adaptability to multiple crank systems and disc brakes for all-weather modulation and stopping power.”

FRAME SPECS:
Frame: 7005 Series Aluminum, disc only, 135mm rear axle spacing.
Fork: Ritte Full Carbon Disc for use with 160mm rotor
Head Tube: Tapered 1 -1/4” top – 1 -1/2” bottom (Headset included.)
Bottom Bracket: Press Fit 30
Routing: External. For mechanical shifting and mechanical or hydraulic disc brakes.
Brake Rotors: 160mm front / 140mm or 160mm rear Seat Post: 27.2mm

Oct 30, 2014 7 comments
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SRAM: Always Summer Somewhere

It is, indeed, always summer somewhere on Earth and SRAM headed down under to New Zealand for a bit of sun chasing…

“We always dream about journeys to places like this, but for most mortals these reveries rarely become a reality. When it was decided that a group of us would spend seven days on the roads and trails of New Zealand’s South Island, hovering largely around the Craigieburn and then Nelson area, most of us were in disbelief until the moment we landed on Kiwi soil.”

Check out some photos by Adrian Marcoux and Sven Martin below.

Oct 30, 2014 No comments yet
Kodak Launches the New Pixpro SP360 Action Cam
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Watch out GoPro, Kodak wants its title back. There was a era when Kodak dominated the film market, both in motion and stills. After a few years of shaky news from the company, they’ve slowly made their way back into the video marketplace with their Pixpro camera lineup.

The newest addition being the Pixpro SP360 Action Cam. The SP360 totes a 16-megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi, 10-megapixel photos at 10 fps, 1080p video, motion detection, a time-lapse mode, and all-elements-resistant body.

See more at Kodak.

Oct 30, 2014 No comments yet
Rivendell People

This is an old video by internet standards, but it’s a great look into what makes Rivendell tick: the people behind it. Check out out for some great video sections of what it’s like to tour in the hills outside of Walnut Creek, California.

Oct 30, 2014 6 comments
Capital Forest

Oslo, Norway may be home to some 600,000 people, yet I’d guess over half of them aren’t aware of what’s happening in the woods outside of town. That and this video also looks rad with a little bit of blast beats…

Oct 30, 2014 1 comment
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Tokyo Fixed: New Autumn Kits
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Tokyo Fixed’s kits are always so nicely balanced with patterns and colors. For autumn this year, they designed some new ones and re-issued some classics in new colors. Check them out at Tokyo Fixed. Hey Jess!

Oct 29, 2014 3 comments
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Full Windsor: The Breaker Tool

Full Windsor is taking their multi tool to new limits and needs the help of Kickstarter:

“Featuring a chain breaker with a tool grade stainless steel pin. The Breaker uses the tool bit extender as a handle, giving you the functionality of a workshop chain breaker in a multi tool. A magnetic tool bit slot is located in the tool’s end allowing the tool to be used like a screw driver. The Breaker is compact and fits nicely into a leather and recycled inner tube pouch. The Breaker is cast from stainless steel using a loss wax casting process and then is tool hardened. It is currently Patent Pending.

The tool weighs just 100g/3.5oz and magnetically houses 2 tool bits inside it’s structure. While the full tool pouch weighs just 185g/ 6.5oz.

The Breaker features:

Chain Breaker with tool hardened stainless steel pin (replaceable)
Glass filled nylon tyre lever with a steel core
Spoke key
3,4,5,6,8mm hex tool bits
Philips head screw driver (PH2)
T25 torx bit
Tool bit extender
Bottle opener
Leather (jet black or burnt brown) and recycled inner tube pouch “

Oct 29, 2014 10 comments
Kona’s New All Road Bike: The Esatto DDL
esatto_ddl

For those looking for a disc brake-equipped bike that won’t break the bank but will brake in all conditions, Kona’s got something new in their 2015 offerings. The Esatto DDL is their new “all road” bike. Spec’d to impress with a Shimano 11-speed drivetrain, Mavic Aksium Disc One wheels, TRP calipers and Continental Grand Sport Race 28c tires.

See more at Kona!

Oct 29, 2014 7 comments
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Kinfolk Cross is Big in Japan
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Photos by Bob Woods

Shawn from King Kog was over in Japan, visiting the home of Kinfolk frames. After visiting Kusaka San, the builder of Kinfolk, he was joined by the Kinfolk Japan team to partake in a cross race. Bob Woods shot some photos of this race, which you can see at his Flickr.

Looks like a fun race!

Oct 29, 2014 No comments yet
Cinelli Rider Collection: Tropicalpus Cap
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Here’s the newest product from the Cinelli artist series:

“Team Cinelli Chrome rider Alfred Bobe’ Jr. and Puerto Rican artist Nepo bring the Carribean flavor for the Rider Collection cap. The creation ‘Tropicalpus’ features Nepo’s grafitti and tattoo influenced illustration style set in the sandy beaches of Puerto Rico.”

See more at Cinelli.

Oct 29, 2014 No comments yet
Bike Kill 2014

Man, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve been to a Bike Kill. Looks like not much has changed, except for that Citi Bike tallbike!

Oct 28, 2014 No comments yet
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