Stelbel is Back
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Originally founded in the early 1970’s by Stelio Belletti, the brand Stelbel has just risen from the dead with some exceptionally-designed frames. Stelbel brings their expertise of tig welding to offer everything from a modern road, to a track (don’t miss those track ends!) and cyclocross frame but that’s not all, there’s much more to see at Stelbel.

Apr 10, 2015 3 comments
Yo! MFS Cribz Episode 01
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Face it, professional cyclists are celebrities, at least according to Manual for Speed. How do they live? What do they eat? How do they recover? … and what’s in their trash? All this and more will be revealed upon entering the vortex that is Yo! MFS Cribz Episode 01.

Apr 9, 2015 3 comments
Cuppow’s New Pfelt Jar Coozie
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Our friends at Cuppow just released these Pfelt jar coozies to accompany 16oz widemouth jars. Made in the USA, from recycled plastic bottles, Pfelt is a durable material that is a perfect insulator for a hot glass jar. Drink coffee, tea, or just protect your jar from damage. The Cuppow lids are a personal favorite and these coozies make the setup even better.

These new Pfelt Jar Coozies are in stock now or you can buy a starter kit at Cuppow!

Apr 9, 2015 3 comments
Breathe, Just

This video is about a man, his bike, a challenging climb and the struggle against an illness. A story about Andrea and the Passo Fittanze, during both the warm summer and the frigid winter.

Apr 9, 2015 4 comments
SRAM: GX in Austin Texas – Far and Wide

Back during cross nats, the guys from SRAM were in Austin, filming a video spot for their new GX mountain group. I pointed them to a bunch of my favorite trails to ride, with the caveat that it’s all pretty unnavigable. They took off, scouring the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Pace Bend and other trails for a ripping good time and here’s the final product. Locals will recognize a lot in here (like the top of Quarry) and it’s rad to see my favorite spots gets shredded.

Morgan, let’s go skid leaves, baby…

Also, as a bonus, read on below for some words by Morgan Meredith and photos by Adrin Marcoux from the trip.

(more…)

Apr 9, 2015 5 comments
Inspired to Ride Trailer

“Inspired to Ride follows a handful of cyclists from around the world as they race unsupported in the inaugural year of a 4,233 mile transcontinental race across the USA. This race is the antithesis to events like Tour de France and Race Across America. There will be no teams, no support vehicles, no special jerseys and not a dime in prize money.”

See more at Inspired To Ride!

Apr 9, 2015 3 comments
Firefly Goes Fat for Vittoria’s Bomboloni Tires
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Apologies for double dipping Firefly this week, but their latest bike is too good to not share. Immediately.

Firefly has appeared to have hooked up with Vittoria to make a custom titanium fatbike, modeled after their new 26″ fat tires, the Bomboloni (named after an Italian donut). All this is merely speculation, but I’m guessing the frosty branding and “bomboloni” on the top tube is enough evidence to deduce that.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a slicker, meaner bike from Firefly. Check out the segmented stays, slightly bent top tube, gussets and thru-axles! Nice work fellas. See the rest at the Firefly Flickr.

Apr 8, 2015 6 comments
Sub 24 Sunset Chasing
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Lauren and I have done plenty of camping and she’s done her share of cycling around town, but we’ve never gone on a bicycle camping trip together. Yesterday morning, I was surprised to hear her ask if I wanted to get in some tent time before I headed out on the road again on Friday.

So last night, I packed up some bags, a tent, my trusty Lodge cast iron skillet and food for two meals. We headed out to the closest state park in the area: McKinney Falls. The route there is pretty easy, even loaded down with a bunch of gourmet food, wine, a hatchet and a skillet. I took it slow and coached Lauren through the climbs, we stopped for photos and tried our best to ignore the impatient rush-hour traffic zipping past. The weather looked nice, with bright blue sunny skies. It didn’t rain this go-round, but it was still quite enjoyable…

I didn’t think this mandated a whole gallery, so check out a scrolling story below.

(more…)

Apr 8, 2015 15 comments
Mash SF: Luxury Caps
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Mash somehow landed collaborations with a few luxury brands, namely Comme Des Garcons, Chanel, Gucci and LV. They’re sure to sell out fast, so head over to Mash to see the collection.

Apr 8, 2015 6 comments
Kona Four Corners: Rove AL

Kona’s Four Corners project unfolds with this first video featuring their Rove AL. Some of the shots in this video are amazing. It’s like another world out there…

Apr 8, 2015 2 comments
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Festka: Michael’s ONE LT Dazzle Road
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Photos by Jan Krofta

The Festka ONE epitomizes performance and technology. With all this “savoir-faire”, Festka has two top of the line carbon frames: ONE RS (Racing Sport) and ONE LT (Light). For Michael Moureček, the founder of Festka, when it came to making himself a bike he chose to go with the lighter option. Michael’s ONE LT Dazzle weighs 5.71kg as a complete bike and 820g as a painted frame.

Michael chose to paint his bike with the acclaimed design of Festka, inspired by warships and perfected over time: Razzle Dazzle camouflage. This is the third generation of Festka’s dazzle and quite possibly their most balleur bike yet. Check out more photos and the full build kit break-down below.

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Apr 10, 2015 6 comments
Mash SF: Dylan on California Street
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Photo by Mike Martin

Mash has been working on a few new projects and part of that is documenting track bikes being thrashed on the streets of SF. This shot of Dylan on California street is amazing. The lean, the composition and those tracks. If you’ve ever ridden down this particular strip of road in SF, you know how rad this is… Keep ripping, Dylan.

Stay tuned for more at Mash!

Apr 10, 2015 13 comments
Stelbel is Back
SB03-ultimo-1800x645

Originally founded in the early 1970’s by Stelio Belletti, the brand Stelbel has just risen from the dead with some exceptionally-designed frames. Stelbel brings their expertise of tig welding to offer everything from a modern road, to a track (don’t miss those track ends!) and cyclocross frame but that’s not all, there’s much more to see at Stelbel.

Apr 10, 2015 3 comments
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Yo! MFS Cribz Episode 01
manualforspeed_girona_apts4_eg-2-1680x1344

Face it, professional cyclists are celebrities, at least according to Manual for Speed. How do they live? What do they eat? How do they recover? … and what’s in their trash? All this and more will be revealed upon entering the vortex that is Yo! MFS Cribz Episode 01.

Apr 9, 2015 3 comments
Cuppow’s New Pfelt Jar Coozie
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Our friends at Cuppow just released these Pfelt jar coozies to accompany 16oz widemouth jars. Made in the USA, from recycled plastic bottles, Pfelt is a durable material that is a perfect insulator for a hot glass jar. Drink coffee, tea, or just protect your jar from damage. The Cuppow lids are a personal favorite and these coozies make the setup even better.

These new Pfelt Jar Coozies are in stock now or you can buy a starter kit at Cuppow!

Apr 9, 2015 3 comments
Breathe, Just

This video is about a man, his bike, a challenging climb and the struggle against an illness. A story about Andrea and the Passo Fittanze, during both the warm summer and the frigid winter.

Apr 9, 2015 4 comments
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SRAM: GX in Austin Texas – Far and Wide

Back during cross nats, the guys from SRAM were in Austin, filming a video spot for their new GX mountain group. I pointed them to a bunch of my favorite trails to ride, with the caveat that it’s all pretty unnavigable. They took off, scouring the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Pace Bend and other trails for a ripping good time and here’s the final product. Locals will recognize a lot in here (like the top of Quarry) and it’s rad to see my favorite spots gets shredded.

Morgan, let’s go skid leaves, baby…

Also, as a bonus, read on below for some words by Morgan Meredith and photos by Adrin Marcoux from the trip.

(more…)

Apr 9, 2015 5 comments
Inspired to Ride Trailer

“Inspired to Ride follows a handful of cyclists from around the world as they race unsupported in the inaugural year of a 4,233 mile transcontinental race across the USA. This race is the antithesis to events like Tour de France and Race Across America. There will be no teams, no support vehicles, no special jerseys and not a dime in prize money.”

See more at Inspired To Ride!

Apr 9, 2015 3 comments
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Firefly Goes Fat for Vittoria’s Bomboloni Tires
FireflyFatty4

Apologies for double dipping Firefly this week, but their latest bike is too good to not share. Immediately.

Firefly has appeared to have hooked up with Vittoria to make a custom titanium fatbike, modeled after their new 26″ fat tires, the Bomboloni (named after an Italian donut). All this is merely speculation, but I’m guessing the frosty branding and “bomboloni” on the top tube is enough evidence to deduce that.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a slicker, meaner bike from Firefly. Check out the segmented stays, slightly bent top tube, gussets and thru-axles! Nice work fellas. See the rest at the Firefly Flickr.

Apr 8, 2015 6 comments
Sub 24 Sunset Chasing
Sub24_McKinney-post-16

Lauren and I have done plenty of camping and she’s done her share of cycling around town, but we’ve never gone on a bicycle camping trip together. Yesterday morning, I was surprised to hear her ask if I wanted to get in some tent time before I headed out on the road again on Friday.

So last night, I packed up some bags, a tent, my trusty Lodge cast iron skillet and food for two meals. We headed out to the closest state park in the area: McKinney Falls. The route there is pretty easy, even loaded down with a bunch of gourmet food, wine, a hatchet and a skillet. I took it slow and coached Lauren through the climbs, we stopped for photos and tried our best to ignore the impatient rush-hour traffic zipping past. The weather looked nice, with bright blue sunny skies. It didn’t rain this go-round, but it was still quite enjoyable…

I didn’t think this mandated a whole gallery, so check out a scrolling story below.

(more…)

Apr 8, 2015 15 comments
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Mash SF: Luxury Caps
lv5

Mash somehow landed collaborations with a few luxury brands, namely Comme Des Garcons, Chanel, Gucci and LV. They’re sure to sell out fast, so head over to Mash to see the collection.

Apr 8, 2015 6 comments
Kona Four Corners: Rove AL

Kona’s Four Corners project unfolds with this first video featuring their Rove AL. Some of the shots in this video are amazing. It’s like another world out there…

Apr 8, 2015 2 comments
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