Claudio Does Val di Sole

In preparation for this weekend’s 2017 UCI MTB World Cup in Val di Sole, Claudio takes to the course early, which is the last World Cup of the year. There’s even a bit of #RubberSideUp action in this one.

Aug 23, 2017 No comments yet
Athletes Unfiltered

Athletic accomplishments are far removed from the curated “selfie” life of many social media apps. You can’t fake the funk when it comes to your exercise data. Perhaps that’s what Strava is going for in their latest video?

Aug 23, 2017 No comments yet
Speedvagen’s 2017 Surprise Me Design

Over the years, Speedvagen’s “Surprise Me” designs have provided vibrant designs on their road and cross bikes. This year, Speedvagen returns to their much-loved polka dot design from a few years back, with a few tweaks to the design and new colors. Watch this video for insight into Speedvagen and see a full gallery of the 2017 Surprise Me designs below!
(more…)

Aug 23, 2017 2 comments
Omata is Ready for Delivery

Those who ordered an Omata from their Kickstarter campaign will be receiving their unique cycling computer in October. Now, the rest of us can order one, with a 90-day delivery. I’m sure everyone’s got loads of questions about Omata, all of which are addressed on their website, so head over to Omata to read more!

Aug 23, 2017 5 comments
Klamper Solution on My Stinner Hardtail

I’m not sure how many of you caught this in the gallery showcasing my Stinner hardtail but we ran into an issue when building the bike up. I wanted to run Klampers on this bike, since I’m using it for some bikepacking trips in the near future and I really liked the way the Retrotec I rode at Paul Camp’s Klamper brakes felt with the short pull lever. So, when I bought the frame from Stinner, we began building it and ran into a problem. It’s a common issue, when a frame is designed to run modern hydraulic disc brakes and you try to run a cable actuated brake like the Klamper, with its high cable entry point. Basically, if we ran the cable through the braze-on and into the Klamper, it wouldn’t work; the bend was too abrupt for the cable.

When I brought it up to Aaron at Stinner, he suggested using a V-Brake noodle, so I passed the idea off to Mike at Golden Saddle Cyclery. This is what he worked up. A simple noodle, with rubber heat shrink tubing around the metal part, so it won’t scratch the seatstay. Personally, I think this is an elegant solution.

Aug 22, 2017 18 comments
SORRY SOLD OUT: Howdy Cacti Bottle


Illustrated by Kyler Martz

“Howdy!” It’s a pleasant way to greet people, no matter what mood you’re in. These cacti bottles show a saguaro cactus displaying three common hand gestures, all on one bottle. Display the one you’re feeling currently on your bike and enjoy the 26oz bottle’s carrying capacity. In stock now for $22 + shipping for a pair.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Aug 22, 2017 9 comments
The Rose MTN Rumble Returns!

This weekend!

“This is a 100k to benefit local conservation efforts in the Piscataquog Watershed and surrounding area. All proceeds benefit the Piscataguog Land Conservancy and this year, funds will be going directly to preserve additional land preservation in my home town of Lyndeborough along Cold Brook to add to an existing trail network. It’s a good ride along scenic dirt roads here in my neck of the woods.”

See more at Rose MTN Rumble. Thanks to Kris at 44 Bikes for sending this through.

Aug 22, 2017 No comments yet
Seven’s Matador Fork

Using their Max 45 fork as inspiration, the Matador is next stage in the evolution of an all-road fork. The Matador uses a 12mm thru-axle and maintains clearance for 45mm tires. Where the Matador differs from the Max 45 is the flat mount brake and a longer rake of 55mm. It also has hidden fender mounts. See more at Seven.

Aug 22, 2017 6 comments
Silca Tattico Bluetooth Mini-Pump

Silca rolled out their most innovative product yet today, the Tattico Bluetooth Mini-Pump. The pump relies on a bluetooth app called iGauge to read your bike’s air pressure. This allows the Tattico to be a true mini-pump and offers accurate air pressure readings. It’s a very innovative product and one that I’d like to see in person for sure. Check out more at Silca.

Aug 22, 2017 9 comments
Mission Workshop Q+A with Paul Components

This Friday, in San Francisco, Mission Workshop is hosting a Q+A with Paul Price from Paul Component Engineering from 6-9pm. Make sure you swing through for this event if you’re in the area, Paul is a fascinating human.

Aug 22, 2017 No comments yet
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Claudio Does Val di Sole

In preparation for this weekend’s 2017 UCI MTB World Cup in Val di Sole, Claudio takes to the course early, which is the last World Cup of the year. There’s even a bit of #RubberSideUp action in this one.

Aug 23, 2017 No comments yet
Athletes Unfiltered

Athletic accomplishments are far removed from the curated “selfie” life of many social media apps. You can’t fake the funk when it comes to your exercise data. Perhaps that’s what Strava is going for in their latest video?

Aug 23, 2017 No comments yet
Speedvagen’s 2017 Surprise Me Design

Over the years, Speedvagen’s “Surprise Me” designs have provided vibrant designs on their road and cross bikes. This year, Speedvagen returns to their much-loved polka dot design from a few years back, with a few tweaks to the design and new colors. Watch this video for insight into Speedvagen and see a full gallery of the 2017 Surprise Me designs below!
(more…)

Aug 23, 2017 2 comments
Omata is Ready for Delivery

Those who ordered an Omata from their Kickstarter campaign will be receiving their unique cycling computer in October. Now, the rest of us can order one, with a 90-day delivery. I’m sure everyone’s got loads of questions about Omata, all of which are addressed on their website, so head over to Omata to read more!

Aug 23, 2017 5 comments
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Klamper Solution on My Stinner Hardtail

I’m not sure how many of you caught this in the gallery showcasing my Stinner hardtail but we ran into an issue when building the bike up. I wanted to run Klampers on this bike, since I’m using it for some bikepacking trips in the near future and I really liked the way the Retrotec I rode at Paul Camp’s Klamper brakes felt with the short pull lever. So, when I bought the frame from Stinner, we began building it and ran into a problem. It’s a common issue, when a frame is designed to run modern hydraulic disc brakes and you try to run a cable actuated brake like the Klamper, with its high cable entry point. Basically, if we ran the cable through the braze-on and into the Klamper, it wouldn’t work; the bend was too abrupt for the cable.

When I brought it up to Aaron at Stinner, he suggested using a V-Brake noodle, so I passed the idea off to Mike at Golden Saddle Cyclery. This is what he worked up. A simple noodle, with rubber heat shrink tubing around the metal part, so it won’t scratch the seatstay. Personally, I think this is an elegant solution.

Aug 22, 2017 18 comments
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SORRY SOLD OUT: Howdy Cacti Bottle


Illustrated by Kyler Martz

“Howdy!” It’s a pleasant way to greet people, no matter what mood you’re in. These cacti bottles show a saguaro cactus displaying three common hand gestures, all on one bottle. Display the one you’re feeling currently on your bike and enjoy the 26oz bottle’s carrying capacity. In stock now for $22 + shipping for a pair.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Aug 22, 2017 9 comments
The Rose MTN Rumble Returns!

This weekend!

“This is a 100k to benefit local conservation efforts in the Piscataquog Watershed and surrounding area. All proceeds benefit the Piscataguog Land Conservancy and this year, funds will be going directly to preserve additional land preservation in my home town of Lyndeborough along Cold Brook to add to an existing trail network. It’s a good ride along scenic dirt roads here in my neck of the woods.”

See more at Rose MTN Rumble. Thanks to Kris at 44 Bikes for sending this through.

Aug 22, 2017 No comments yet
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Seven’s Matador Fork

Using their Max 45 fork as inspiration, the Matador is next stage in the evolution of an all-road fork. The Matador uses a 12mm thru-axle and maintains clearance for 45mm tires. Where the Matador differs from the Max 45 is the flat mount brake and a longer rake of 55mm. It also has hidden fender mounts. See more at Seven.

Aug 22, 2017 6 comments
Silca Tattico Bluetooth Mini-Pump

Silca rolled out their most innovative product yet today, the Tattico Bluetooth Mini-Pump. The pump relies on a bluetooth app called iGauge to read your bike’s air pressure. This allows the Tattico to be a true mini-pump and offers accurate air pressure readings. It’s a very innovative product and one that I’d like to see in person for sure. Check out more at Silca.

Aug 22, 2017 9 comments
Mission Workshop Q+A with Paul Components

This Friday, in San Francisco, Mission Workshop is hosting a Q+A with Paul Price from Paul Component Engineering from 6-9pm. Make sure you swing through for this event if you’re in the area, Paul is a fascinating human.

Aug 22, 2017 No comments yet
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Search Brigade 2017 ‘Made in America’ Cross-Country in 38 Days

I love Search and State’s Search Brigade trips and this year’s event looked like a blast!

“The Search Brigade is a cross-country cycling odyssey open to anyone with the courage to follow Search and State on the back roads of the United States. On June 1st, 2017 we left New York City on a mission to discover what ‘Made in America’ truly means. 38 days and 3,594 miles later we arrived in Santa Monica with an answer.”

See more from this trip at Search and State!

Aug 21, 2017 1 comment
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