Bell’s New Star Pro Road Helmet
Bell_Star_Pro-yellow

During my discussion with Bell at Interbike, I mentioned that the average consumer with any amount of eye for style or design, doesn’t really care about how aero their helmets are. We, if I may be so bold, would rather a helmet look good, keep us cold and protect our lives. Sometimes, however, style and aerodynamics overlap. In my opinion, that’s what the Bell New Star Pro is. An aero helmet with style…

With an innovative, closable “vent” system, these helmets not only offer aerodynamics, but I’d like to think, additional warmth during cold seasons.

Check out full specs below and see more at Bell.

“A full commitment to speed and efficiency means never having to compromise. That’s the idea behind the Star Pro, a game-changing aero road helmet that gives riders the power to optimize performance on the fly in ever-changing race situations. Switch from full ventilation on climbs to wind-slicing aerodynamics in the sprints and flats. With its groundbreaking Active Aero technology, which can be engaged with the simple slide of a button, the Star Pro is engineered to be super fast AND super comfortable.”

The Star Pro ships with a Zeiss lens.

Oct 1, 2014 3 comments
Richard Sachs Cinelli Bar Tape Available Now
RS_bartape-cinelli

Richard teased me with this yesterday but I had no idea it’d be available today! Available in an array of colors, this RS embossed Cinelli bartape was made in limited numbers, so head over to Richard Sachs to get a few rolls.

Am I crazy to think that “#ATMO” bar tape would also sell really well?

Oct 1, 2014 3 comments
Check out Fairdale’s 2015 Parser Singlespeed Cross Bike
Fairdale

I know a lot of you have expressed an interest in a sub $1,000 cross bike complete. If you asked me back in 2010 when the Fairdale Parser was first launched, I wouldn’t have even considered it as an option, but now, the 2015 Parser is exactly that: a singlespeed cross bike for under a grand.

Head over to Fairdale to read more and look for the 2015 Parser in your local Fairdale dealer, any day now.

Oct 1, 2014 6 comments
Zwift Opens the Door to Social Indoor Cycling
Zwift

This one’s coming in off left-field but I know plenty of you use trainers during the winter months. Here’s a new social platform that incorporates indoor cycling. Check the full scoop out on Zwift:

“Just in time for winter’s short days and blustery weather, Zwift, the new leader in virtual indoor cycling, has announced the official launch of its public Beta. Thanks to its unique Zengine–a massive, multiplayer video game platform – Zwift delivers a fun, social and entertaining indoor cycling experience. The company’s Beta launch was celebrated with an event that was held simultaneously at Rapha Cycle Clubs in London, New York and San Francisco. Zwift’s public Beta is initially open to several hundred people and the company expects to allow access to its virtual world to the general public this winter. The Zwift platform is hardware agnostic and connects to a wide range of devices. The minimum requirement is a trainer, ANT+ cadence/speed sensor and ANT+ dongle although an electronically controlled trainer can give you enhanced experience.”

“Anyone who’s ever ridden a trainer has probably thought about how much better the experience could be. We started Zwift because we’re busy people and many days we don’t have enough time to ride outdoors,” said Zwift co-Founder Eric Min. “The goal with Zwift is to improve the indoor cycling experience by making it entertaining, motivational, accessible and social. We call this “fitness entertainment”. Zwift allows anyone, anywhere with a trainer to ride with their friends. We believe that will get anyone to ride more often and to actually enjoy their time riding indoors. For the more competitive minded people, subscribing to Zwift could be the best training investment they can make. We also love riding outdoors but it’s not always convenient. Zwift is meant to complement the outdoor riding.”

Zwift is the first company to bring massive multi-player gaming technology to indoor fitness by connecting with existing hardware (e.g. trainers, power meters, heart rate monitors, etc.) through open industry standard ANT+. Athletes can follow their own workout plans or ride with each other in Zwift’s rich, 3D generated virtual worlds, pushing each other in friendly competition or just enjoying casual banter on a group ride. Zwift will allow athletes to take part in virtualized versions of real world events such as races, gran fondos and charity rides.

Cyclists all over the world will be able to gain access to the Zwift community and to experience its rich digital environment by paying a $10.00 monthly subscription fee. Access to well-known events and other features will be available for an additional fee.

Invitations to Zwift’s public beta can be requested on their website and are open to the first 1,000 users. Zwift plans to launch to the larger public in early 2015.”

Oct 1, 2014 5 comments
Steal Your Shop Top Caps
GSC-caps-dancing-bears

This image is rad on so many levels. I’m thankful for two things: shops like GSC and my parents for giving me all their Dead albums to listen to when I was a kid. Unfortunately, these top caps aren’t available online, you’ll have to head to Golden Saddle Cyclery to score one.

Sep 30, 2014 2 comments
House Industry Frames?
House_Frames

This is a project I’m looking forward to and have been sold to secrecy. All I can say is the new Velo font is launching soon and there are a few surprises in store… Check out the House blog for more updates!

Sep 30, 2014 1 comment
Swift Industries Bicycle Medallion
Swift

This is great! If you follow @SwiftIndustries on Instagram, you’ve already seen this bicycle medallion:

“Inspired by the Alpine Hikers’ tradition of decorating a walking stick with trail medallions, Swift brings you the adventure-seeker bicycle badge!”

See more at Swift.

Sep 30, 2014 5 comments
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Bell’s New Star Pro Road Helmet
Bell_Star_Pro-yellow

During my discussion with Bell at Interbike, I mentioned that the average consumer with any amount of eye for style or design, doesn’t really care about how aero their helmets are. We, if I may be so bold, would rather a helmet look good, keep us cold and protect our lives. Sometimes, however, style and aerodynamics overlap. In my opinion, that’s what the Bell New Star Pro is. An aero helmet with style…

With an innovative, closable “vent” system, these helmets not only offer aerodynamics, but I’d like to think, additional warmth during cold seasons.

Check out full specs below and see more at Bell.

“A full commitment to speed and efficiency means never having to compromise. That’s the idea behind the Star Pro, a game-changing aero road helmet that gives riders the power to optimize performance on the fly in ever-changing race situations. Switch from full ventilation on climbs to wind-slicing aerodynamics in the sprints and flats. With its groundbreaking Active Aero technology, which can be engaged with the simple slide of a button, the Star Pro is engineered to be super fast AND super comfortable.”

The Star Pro ships with a Zeiss lens.

Oct 1, 2014 3 comments
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Richard Sachs Cinelli Bar Tape Available Now
RS_bartape-cinelli

Richard teased me with this yesterday but I had no idea it’d be available today! Available in an array of colors, this RS embossed Cinelli bartape was made in limited numbers, so head over to Richard Sachs to get a few rolls.

Am I crazy to think that “#ATMO” bar tape would also sell really well?

Oct 1, 2014 3 comments
Check out Fairdale’s 2015 Parser Singlespeed Cross Bike
Fairdale

I know a lot of you have expressed an interest in a sub $1,000 cross bike complete. If you asked me back in 2010 when the Fairdale Parser was first launched, I wouldn’t have even considered it as an option, but now, the 2015 Parser is exactly that: a singlespeed cross bike for under a grand.

Head over to Fairdale to read more and look for the 2015 Parser in your local Fairdale dealer, any day now.

Oct 1, 2014 6 comments
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Zwift Opens the Door to Social Indoor Cycling
Zwift

This one’s coming in off left-field but I know plenty of you use trainers during the winter months. Here’s a new social platform that incorporates indoor cycling. Check the full scoop out on Zwift:

“Just in time for winter’s short days and blustery weather, Zwift, the new leader in virtual indoor cycling, has announced the official launch of its public Beta. Thanks to its unique Zengine–a massive, multiplayer video game platform – Zwift delivers a fun, social and entertaining indoor cycling experience. The company’s Beta launch was celebrated with an event that was held simultaneously at Rapha Cycle Clubs in London, New York and San Francisco. Zwift’s public Beta is initially open to several hundred people and the company expects to allow access to its virtual world to the general public this winter. The Zwift platform is hardware agnostic and connects to a wide range of devices. The minimum requirement is a trainer, ANT+ cadence/speed sensor and ANT+ dongle although an electronically controlled trainer can give you enhanced experience.”

“Anyone who’s ever ridden a trainer has probably thought about how much better the experience could be. We started Zwift because we’re busy people and many days we don’t have enough time to ride outdoors,” said Zwift co-Founder Eric Min. “The goal with Zwift is to improve the indoor cycling experience by making it entertaining, motivational, accessible and social. We call this “fitness entertainment”. Zwift allows anyone, anywhere with a trainer to ride with their friends. We believe that will get anyone to ride more often and to actually enjoy their time riding indoors. For the more competitive minded people, subscribing to Zwift could be the best training investment they can make. We also love riding outdoors but it’s not always convenient. Zwift is meant to complement the outdoor riding.”

Zwift is the first company to bring massive multi-player gaming technology to indoor fitness by connecting with existing hardware (e.g. trainers, power meters, heart rate monitors, etc.) through open industry standard ANT+. Athletes can follow their own workout plans or ride with each other in Zwift’s rich, 3D generated virtual worlds, pushing each other in friendly competition or just enjoying casual banter on a group ride. Zwift will allow athletes to take part in virtualized versions of real world events such as races, gran fondos and charity rides.

Cyclists all over the world will be able to gain access to the Zwift community and to experience its rich digital environment by paying a $10.00 monthly subscription fee. Access to well-known events and other features will be available for an additional fee.

Invitations to Zwift’s public beta can be requested on their website and are open to the first 1,000 users. Zwift plans to launch to the larger public in early 2015.”

Oct 1, 2014 5 comments
Steal Your Shop Top Caps
GSC-caps-dancing-bears

This image is rad on so many levels. I’m thankful for two things: shops like GSC and my parents for giving me all their Dead albums to listen to when I was a kid. Unfortunately, these top caps aren’t available online, you’ll have to head to Golden Saddle Cyclery to score one.

Sep 30, 2014 2 comments
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House Industry Frames?
House_Frames

This is a project I’m looking forward to and have been sold to secrecy. All I can say is the new Velo font is launching soon and there are a few surprises in store… Check out the House blog for more updates!

Sep 30, 2014 1 comment
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Swift Industries Bicycle Medallion
Swift

This is great! If you follow @SwiftIndustries on Instagram, you’ve already seen this bicycle medallion:

“Inspired by the Alpine Hikers’ tradition of decorating a walking stick with trail medallions, Swift brings you the adventure-seeker bicycle badge!”

See more at Swift.

Sep 30, 2014 5 comments
State Bicycle Co: Hell Ride

Living in a place where it’s usually over 100 degrees and 70% humidity, I’d rather be swimming than riding at high noon. Then again, the Hell Ride is something special…

Sep 30, 2014 No comments yet
Twin Six’s New Standard CX Frame
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The third new offering from Twin Six is arguably one of the most in-demand offerings: a steel, disc cross bike. The Standard CX is made from 853 and comes with a carbon fork. It’s sold as a frameset only and will be released next spring, unfortunately missing this year’s cross season but as readers of this site are well aware, a cross bike lives in the woods year-round.

See more details and photos below!

Twin Six Standard CX:

• 853 steel tubing
• Sourced carbon fork (standard QR/TA)
• Twin Six designed modular dropout (standard QR/142×12 TA)
• low profile interchangeable cable mounts keep the set up clean whether you’re running single, 1x, or 2x.
• SS set up is achieved by a press fit eccentric with Phil Wood grade bearings.
• HT angle 71˚-51cm 72.5˚-53/55/57cm 72˚-59cm
• ST angle 73˚ -51/59cm 73.5˚-53/55/57cm
• CS length 425mm
• BB drop 65mm
• Fork offset 45mm

msrp: $1050 frame/fork/topcap

Sep 30, 2014 7 comments
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