LAND for Smith Helmets
Land_Smith

Our good friends at LAND, the design duo who branded the Radavist, have teamed up with Smith to infuse the Maze Bike helmet with their artwork. It’s a classic example of ‘less is more’ when it comes to collaborations. The helmet has a matte tan base and is then overlaid with the LAND jaguar design. I wish this came in a road or mountain design because it’s one of my favorite illustrations of theirs. See more of LAND’s work at their Instagram and check out the Maze Bike helmet at Smith.

Anyone have a better shot of the artwork?

Jun 30, 2016 No comments yet
Geoff McFetridge for RockShox
Geoff_Pinkbike

You may or may not remember this project. RockShox reached out to a handful of artists back in 2011 to design decal sets for their forks. Geoff was one of them, bringing his playful typography and animals to the design palette. You can see the other artwork over at PinkBike.

Great find, Tracko!

Jun 30, 2016 No comments yet
Jeff Curtes for MAAP: Passes in Italy
Maap


Words and Photos by Jeff Curtes

My first big magazine assignment took me to Italy. Nearly the exact same spot that now, nearly 25 years later, we set off to basically do the same thing. Ride, explore, get lost, drink up the local everything, and have as much damn fun as possible. Back in 1994, it was a Transworld Snowboarding Magazine feature, and having never been to Europe before, I was wide eyed and so amping for just everything that Italy does so incredibly well. We were in Italy, riding, search for snow, and just loving every minute of it.

And when the next season’s Volume of Snowboarding dropped, our trip was front and center, my first TWS cover and a full feature of our debauchery and wanderlust in Italy. Thousand of images and memories which came back the second we set foot in the country again a few weeks ago with the Maap crew to shoot their new Winter 16 collection and mostly, to ride, get lost, and have as much fun as possible. We’d also eat and drink and love everything that makes Italy, well, Italy. Doppio espresso came easily back to the tip of my tongue. (more…)

Jun 29, 2016 3 comments
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Why’d you click that sleeping triangle?

You might’ve been drawn in by the cast of characters, a who’s who of MTB loosest DH riders – Ratboy, the Spirit of Enduro, Loose Dog Lewis – just to name a few. Or maybe you were drawn in by the promise of thick mudded berms being sliced and diced like a stoned Edward Scissorhands set upon a fresh batch of brownies. Or you’re the type who just clicks on everything with your own patented brand of devil-may-care/I’m-so-bored-at-my-job ennui. Whatever the case you’re here. And each of the above  are valid reasons, each one is more than enough to want you to poke that sleeping triangle. (more…)

Jun 29, 2016 4 comments
Fat Chance Vintage T-Shirts
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Fat Chance looks back to its roots with these vintage “star” shirts. For a while, you could find these at swap meets in the north east, littered with grease stains and holes. Now you can put your own beausage on one! On sale now at Fat Chance for $20.

Jun 28, 2016 No comments yet
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LAND for Smith Helmets
Land_Smith

Our good friends at LAND, the design duo who branded the Radavist, have teamed up with Smith to infuse the Maze Bike helmet with their artwork. It’s a classic example of ‘less is more’ when it comes to collaborations. The helmet has a matte tan base and is then overlaid with the LAND jaguar design. I wish this came in a road or mountain design because it’s one of my favorite illustrations of theirs. See more of LAND’s work at their Instagram and check out the Maze Bike helmet at Smith.

Anyone have a better shot of the artwork?

Jun 30, 2016 No comments yet
Geoff McFetridge for RockShox
Geoff_Pinkbike

You may or may not remember this project. RockShox reached out to a handful of artists back in 2011 to design decal sets for their forks. Geoff was one of them, bringing his playful typography and animals to the design palette. You can see the other artwork over at PinkBike.

Great find, Tracko!

Jun 30, 2016 No comments yet
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Jeff Curtes for MAAP: Passes in Italy
Maap


Words and Photos by Jeff Curtes

My first big magazine assignment took me to Italy. Nearly the exact same spot that now, nearly 25 years later, we set off to basically do the same thing. Ride, explore, get lost, drink up the local everything, and have as much damn fun as possible. Back in 1994, it was a Transworld Snowboarding Magazine feature, and having never been to Europe before, I was wide eyed and so amping for just everything that Italy does so incredibly well. We were in Italy, riding, search for snow, and just loving every minute of it.

And when the next season’s Volume of Snowboarding dropped, our trip was front and center, my first TWS cover and a full feature of our debauchery and wanderlust in Italy. Thousand of images and memories which came back the second we set foot in the country again a few weeks ago with the Maap crew to shoot their new Winter 16 collection and mostly, to ride, get lost, and have as much fun as possible. We’d also eat and drink and love everything that makes Italy, well, Italy. Doppio espresso came easily back to the tip of my tongue. (more…)

Jun 29, 2016 3 comments
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Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah YESSSSSSS

Why’d you click that sleeping triangle?

You might’ve been drawn in by the cast of characters, a who’s who of MTB loosest DH riders – Ratboy, the Spirit of Enduro, Loose Dog Lewis – just to name a few. Or maybe you were drawn in by the promise of thick mudded berms being sliced and diced like a stoned Edward Scissorhands set upon a fresh batch of brownies. Or you’re the type who just clicks on everything with your own patented brand of devil-may-care/I’m-so-bored-at-my-job ennui. Whatever the case you’re here. And each of the above  are valid reasons, each one is more than enough to want you to poke that sleeping triangle. (more…)

Jun 29, 2016 4 comments
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Fat Chance Vintage T-Shirts
Vintage-Tee-Product-Slider

Fat Chance looks back to its roots with these vintage “star” shirts. For a while, you could find these at swap meets in the north east, littered with grease stains and holes. Now you can put your own beausage on one! On sale now at Fat Chance for $20.

Jun 28, 2016 No comments yet
Firefly Bicycles: May the Wind Be At Your Back
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Fūjin is the god of wind in Japan and this rendition can be found on traditional Japanese designs dating back to the 700’s. Perhaps these little wind bands are present on this Firefly road to ensure the presence of a tail wind at all times? See more of this beautiful work at the Firefly Flickr.

Jun 28, 2016 2 comments
The Loop of Doom

Usually, we see loops being shredded by BMX riders, yet here Matt Macduff takes one on with his MTB for the Rise. It’s worth the watch, trust me! Follow this story at the Rise.

Jun 28, 2016 1 comment
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