Rouleur x Vélobici Combativity Merino Pullover
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I wonder, does Santa ride bikes? Because if he does… These new Rouleur x Vélobici Combativity Merino sweaters look to be doing it right. Made in the UK, limited edition (but still in stock) and a great, classic color – sorry, colour – palette. The USD conversion gets a bit steep but if you’re in the UK and are looking for a new pullover, head over to Rouleur to see more.

Nov 19, 2014 No comments yet
The Riviera Wolfpack

Track Bike Total War takes on the streets of Genova in their newest video. If you don’t like reckless street riding, don’t bother hitting play. On the flip side, if you do, this video’s for you. There are some rad shots in here!

Nov 19, 2014 5 comments
Argonaut for Above Category

This came out so nice! As I announced earlier, Above Category in Sausalito has picked up Argonaut Cycles, to give customers better access to the brand. The shop will assist in ordering one of these unique custom frames, by walking the consumer through the step by step process.

To celebrate this partnership, Argonaut and Above Category brought Brian Vernor out to make a short video showcasing the brands and their dedication to the custom market.

Learn more at Above Category and check out some photos below.


Nov 18, 2014 No comments yet
Ibis Announces the Mojo HD Generation 3
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The Mojo HD is in its third iteration, aptly dubbed the Mojo HD3, following the Mojo HD/Mojo HDR. The crew at Ibis didn’t take this evolution lightly, either, scrapping the previous geometries for a much more modern one, perfect for today’s Enduro demand.

The geometry got longer, lower and slacker, kicking in with 6″ of rear travel and new, more versatile internal cable routing. Some might even say the Mojo HD3 followed the Ripley with a substantial drop in frame weight and increased pedaling performance.

Bottom line is: the HD3 will dust people going downhill after it outclimbs them.

See more at Ibis and check out full specs and frame details below.

FEATURES OF THE MOJO HD
-650b (27.5″) wheels
-The most advanced version of the dw-link suspension on the planet
-6” of rear wheel travel
-Weight for the frame and shock, size large, matte finish: 5.9 lbs
-67 degree head angle with a 150mm fork (66.6º with 160 fork)
-Shock specs: Fox Float CTD Adjust Factory Series with Kashima Coat, 7.875″ x 2.25″, 175lb boost, med velocity, med rebound, LV can, .92in3 volume spacer,
-Optional shock: Cane Creek DBinline
-ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
-Threaded bottom bracket
-Super versatile internal cable routing including internal dropper routing.
-Optional polycarbonate down tube cable guard
-Chain stay length: 16.9″
-12 x 142mm Maxle rear axle
-160mm post mount left dropout, carbon fiber
-Tapered Head Tube and Steerer
-Up to 2.4″ rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs
-Dual row angular contact bearings on the drive side of the lower link that have less play than standard sealed bearings. Preload adjustment is not necessary. Large 28mm x 15mm x 7mm radial bearings on the non drive side for stiffness and long wear
-Bottom Bracket height 13.4″
-Removable direct mount front derailleur mount for a clean 1X look

Nov 18, 2014 2 comments
Affinity Cycles is Back with New Branding
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Introducing the New Affinity Cycles branding, website and frame colors. Brooklyn’s Affinity Cycles has been gearing up for a bit of a relaunch, in between their riders winning the Red Hook Crit women’s field, various alleycats and even competing in the 6 Days.

To start things off officially, Affinity announces three new frame colors and pre-orders: McQueen Green Kissena, Lollipop Purple Lo Pro and the Asphalt Metropolitan. All the frames now have hand painted graphics and their Kissena is featuring an all new carbon fork with aluminum steerer. Each can be pre-ordered as a frameset, or various build specs, ranging from $1,100 up to $4,400 for ENVE.

Check out Affinity’s new website as well, with a side-scrolling gallery of images, representing the brand’s ideology that a street bike can also be a race bike.

See more photos of the bikes below.


Nov 18, 2014 5 comments
ACRE Supply at the Trans Provence
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ACRE has a recap of this year’s Trans Provence with their rider Ty Hathaway – who coincidentally walked away as the top American finisher in the race. If you love photos of peeling singletrack carved into French mountains, this is a photo essay for you.

Head over to ACRE for the full scoop!

Nov 18, 2014 4 comments
Your Moment of SVENNESS 1.1

I wasn’t expecting this from CX Hairs:

“While we put together the next full-on SVENNESS episode, here is a bit of a return to the SVENNESS roots. For “Your Moment of SVENNESS” the idea is to take one feature on a course or one specific skill and concentrate on just that. No race recap, just an analysis of one feature.This is similar to the first six episodes of SVENNEsS from two years ago.

Your Moment of SVENNESS (YMOS) 1.1 is taken from the Super Prestige Ruddervoorde race. It looks at one of the two sets of steps on the course and the off-camber turns directly after. The discussion includes a look at different carrying techniques and then a breakdown of the run vs. ride decision.”

Nov 18, 2014 No comments yet
Augur Wolf Lights

Yeah, the market is surely saturated by USB charging blink lights, but the Augur Wolf has a functionality that I’ve yet to see. If you’ve ever been in a paceline on a road ride, brevet, or group ride, the rider in front of you most likely has a red blink light that can be distracting.

The Augur Wolf has a system that detects front lights behind it and automatically dims the light from a 3-LED, 35 Lumens, to 1-LED. Now that’s innovative.

See more from the Augur Wolf at their Kickstarter.

Nov 17, 2014 11 comments
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Argonaut for Above Category

This came out so nice! As I announced earlier, Above Category in Sausalito has picked up Argonaut Cycles, to give customers better access to the brand. The shop will assist in ordering one of these unique custom frames, by walking the consumer through the step by step process.

To celebrate this partnership, Argonaut and Above Category brought Brian Vernor out to make a short video showcasing the brands and their dedication to the custom market.

Learn more at Above Category and check out some photos below.


Nov 18, 2014 No comments yet
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Ibis Announces the Mojo HD Generation 3
splash-mojoHD3-images-group-1468

The Mojo HD is in its third iteration, aptly dubbed the Mojo HD3, following the Mojo HD/Mojo HDR. The crew at Ibis didn’t take this evolution lightly, either, scrapping the previous geometries for a much more modern one, perfect for today’s Enduro demand.

The geometry got longer, lower and slacker, kicking in with 6″ of rear travel and new, more versatile internal cable routing. Some might even say the Mojo HD3 followed the Ripley with a substantial drop in frame weight and increased pedaling performance.

Bottom line is: the HD3 will dust people going downhill after it outclimbs them.

See more at Ibis and check out full specs and frame details below.

FEATURES OF THE MOJO HD
-650b (27.5″) wheels
-The most advanced version of the dw-link suspension on the planet
-6” of rear wheel travel
-Weight for the frame and shock, size large, matte finish: 5.9 lbs
-67 degree head angle with a 150mm fork (66.6º with 160 fork)
-Shock specs: Fox Float CTD Adjust Factory Series with Kashima Coat, 7.875″ x 2.25″, 175lb boost, med velocity, med rebound, LV can, .92in3 volume spacer,
-Optional shock: Cane Creek DBinline
-ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
-Threaded bottom bracket
-Super versatile internal cable routing including internal dropper routing.
-Optional polycarbonate down tube cable guard
-Chain stay length: 16.9″
-12 x 142mm Maxle rear axle
-160mm post mount left dropout, carbon fiber
-Tapered Head Tube and Steerer
-Up to 2.4″ rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs
-Dual row angular contact bearings on the drive side of the lower link that have less play than standard sealed bearings. Preload adjustment is not necessary. Large 28mm x 15mm x 7mm radial bearings on the non drive side for stiffness and long wear
-Bottom Bracket height 13.4″
-Removable direct mount front derailleur mount for a clean 1X look

Nov 18, 2014 2 comments
Affinity Cycles is Back with New Branding
kissena_MG_1314-final

Introducing the New Affinity Cycles branding, website and frame colors. Brooklyn’s Affinity Cycles has been gearing up for a bit of a relaunch, in between their riders winning the Red Hook Crit women’s field, various alleycats and even competing in the 6 Days.

To start things off officially, Affinity announces three new frame colors and pre-orders: McQueen Green Kissena, Lollipop Purple Lo Pro and the Asphalt Metropolitan. All the frames now have hand painted graphics and their Kissena is featuring an all new carbon fork with aluminum steerer. Each can be pre-ordered as a frameset, or various build specs, ranging from $1,100 up to $4,400 for ENVE.

Check out Affinity’s new website as well, with a side-scrolling gallery of images, representing the brand’s ideology that a street bike can also be a race bike.

See more photos of the bikes below.


Nov 18, 2014 5 comments
ACRE Supply at the Trans Provence
2014-trans-provence-3

ACRE has a recap of this year’s Trans Provence with their rider Ty Hathaway – who coincidentally walked away as the top American finisher in the race. If you love photos of peeling singletrack carved into French mountains, this is a photo essay for you.

Head over to ACRE for the full scoop!

Nov 18, 2014 4 comments
Your Moment of SVENNESS 1.1

I wasn’t expecting this from CX Hairs:

“While we put together the next full-on SVENNESS episode, here is a bit of a return to the SVENNESS roots. For “Your Moment of SVENNESS” the idea is to take one feature on a course or one specific skill and concentrate on just that. No race recap, just an analysis of one feature.This is similar to the first six episodes of SVENNEsS from two years ago.

Your Moment of SVENNESS (YMOS) 1.1 is taken from the Super Prestige Ruddervoorde race. It looks at one of the two sets of steps on the course and the off-camber turns directly after. The discussion includes a look at different carrying techniques and then a breakdown of the run vs. ride decision.”

Nov 18, 2014 No comments yet
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Augur Wolf Lights

Yeah, the market is surely saturated by USB charging blink lights, but the Augur Wolf has a functionality that I’ve yet to see. If you’ve ever been in a paceline on a road ride, brevet, or group ride, the rider in front of you most likely has a red blink light that can be distracting.

The Augur Wolf has a system that detects front lights behind it and automatically dims the light from a 3-LED, 35 Lumens, to 1-LED. Now that’s innovative.

See more from the Augur Wolf at their Kickstarter.

Nov 17, 2014 11 comments
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Blue Lug: Rew10 Works Singlespeed Cross Bike
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I’ve been digging what Blue Lug has been doing with their Rew10 Works framesets and Cook paintworks, but this singlespeed cross bike is my favorite thus far. Subtle splatter paint over the tan base color and a classy steel fork really do it for me. The disc front and canti rear is clever as well.

See more from Rew 10 Works at the Blue Lug Flickr.

Nov 17, 2014 6 comments
God and Famous Paincave Overshoe
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I love a good overshoe design and what better reminder that it’s cold out, than a bunch of little paincave emojis crying all over your feet? I feel you guys… Pick up a pair of Paincave Overshoes at God and Famous.

Nov 17, 2014 1 comment
Now I Know Why the Industry Loves Disc Brakes on Cross Bikes
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So precision products like the Takara Genkai can grace the shelves of Walmart. Hey, the wheels don’t have to be even remotely true with discs, the brakes don’t need to be toe’d in and the rear triangle doesn’t have to be square, at all. They’re also cheaper to produce.

For $399, who can argue? Is it bad that I want to buy one and see how long it lasts?

Nov 17, 2014 27 comments
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