Yanco’s Cetma Wrap and Bottle Holster
YANCO_Holster_Wrap-2

Yanco is a bag maker in Los Angeles probably known best for his collaboration project with Tracko, the Ramblin Roll. Over recent years however, he’s branched out into making specialty bags for the cycling community in LA.

Currently, he’s making everything from packraft bags, to handlebar pouches and little projects like this Cetma rack “wrap” he uses to make deliveries or on errands. It’s not a full-on bag and that’s the beauty of it. There’s little weight added and it stabilizes load. Also new to his product line is the bottle holster. While these can be found from numerous vendors, I liked his draw chord detail.

If you’re digging these bags, be sure to give him a follow on Instagram @jonesville and holler at him if you’d like one.

Aug 27, 2015 8 comments
Search and State: The Search Statement
SASStatement

This is a great idea from our friends at Search and State:

“A Search Statement is a proposal for something you want to do. It can be anything, but should involve cycling in some way. It would be great if your idea has a positive impact on others, but it doesn’t necessarily have to. Perhaps you want to ride farther, longer, or somewhere no one has before. Maybe you want to build a cycling community where one doesn’t exist. Perhaps you want to create a photo exhibition, an art installation, a cycling movement, a safety device, an innovative type of bicycle, or a new way to ride one. We’re open. Try us. What’s most important is why it matters to you.”

Take some time and submit your Statement at Search and State!

Aug 27, 2015 No comments yet
Chris King Announces a Whole Lotta New Stuff for Spring 2016
ChrisKingSS

The influx of Eurobike product launches has begun and while I couldn’t make it over there this year, some friends at Chris King sent over some new product launches, some slated for spring 2016 and some now available. There’s a lot of information, so I’ll just list it below. In short: thru-axle, singlespeed, centerlock, boost and the return of turquoise! (more…)

Aug 26, 2015 8 comments
Surly: Introducing Wednesday – the Bike Not the Day
Wednesday_01

Wednesday is Surly’s new Omniterra fatbike and although it shares a similar stance to its brother, the Pugsley there are a few key differences in both the geometry and technical detailing. For starters, it boasts a centered 177mm vs 135mm offset rear spacing, a 44mm head tube, shorter stays, a longer top tube and various other tidbits of interest.

Head over to Surly to read all about Wednesday – the bike, not the day.

Aug 26, 2015 16 comments
Supreme Kryptonite U-Lock
Supreme_Krypto_Lock

New York’s Supreme finds a way to always incorporate a cycling accessory in their seasonal lineups. This year, a Kryptonite U-Lock made its way into their fall catalog, which goes live on their site tomorrow. Retail? Your guess is as good as mine. Keep an eye on Supreme tomorrow.

Aug 26, 2015 4 comments
RADafornia
RADafornia_web

The cat’s, err, the jackal‘s out of the bag. The Radavist is relocating to Los Angeles thanks to a few opportunities that presented themselves recently. It’s a big change, but a welcomed one and I think you’ll all agree, California has it going on.

#RubberSideUp

Aug 25, 2015 54 comments
Giro’s New New Road is Made for Speed with the Chrono Collection
Giro_2016_BIKE_CAT_J6A2199

When Giro launched their New Road apparel line a few years back, they brought in their take on what road cycling wear could become and now, their Chrono Collection addresses the other side to that coin for apparel.

The Chrono collection was launched yesterday and I’ve been reading up on it at their site. My take-away here: the Chrono Collection offers affordable and functional pieces for men and women but the most significant designed piece is the Chrono Expert Halter Bib for women. That’s innovative design.

Check out more at Giro and I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this.

Aug 25, 2015 13 comments
Lazer Goes Camo and Fluoro for their New Z1 Helmet
LAZER_Camo_Z1-5

Camo and fluoro make for a strange dichotomy, especially with road cycling. The joke’s been made in the past: “why do you want a camo jersey on your road bike? Don’t you want to be more visible?” Is it fashion? Or function? Whatever it is, Lazer helmets tackled it in one of the more successful treatments I’ve seen on a helmet with their new Z1 color option. (more…)

Aug 25, 2015 5 comments
SRAM MTB Introduces $19.99 X-SYNC™ STEEL 1x Chainrings
SRAM_MTB_Steel

Yes. $19.99 narrow-wide MTB rings from SRAM. 1x setups just got a lot more affordable for 28t, 30t and 32t applications.

They are compatible with all SRAM 1x cranks (DM and 94BCD cranks) although the
DM 28-tooth ring is not compatible with 30mm cranks that require a 0mm offset ring and you must use SRAM chain to keep warranty.

That’s it. Plain and simple…

Aug 25, 2015 1 comment
REPORTAGE
Blackburn ADVERTISEMENT
Chris King Announces a Whole Lotta New Stuff for Spring 2016
ChrisKingSS

The influx of Eurobike product launches has begun and while I couldn’t make it over there this year, some friends at Chris King sent over some new product launches, some slated for spring 2016 and some now available. There’s a lot of information, so I’ll just list it below. In short: thru-axle, singlespeed, centerlock, boost and the return of turquoise! (more…)

Aug 26, 2015 8 comments
Surly: Introducing Wednesday – the Bike Not the Day
Wednesday_01

Wednesday is Surly’s new Omniterra fatbike and although it shares a similar stance to its brother, the Pugsley there are a few key differences in both the geometry and technical detailing. For starters, it boasts a centered 177mm vs 135mm offset rear spacing, a 44mm head tube, shorter stays, a longer top tube and various other tidbits of interest.

Head over to Surly to read all about Wednesday – the bike, not the day.

Aug 26, 2015 16 comments
acre ADVERTISEMENT
Supreme Kryptonite U-Lock
Supreme_Krypto_Lock

New York’s Supreme finds a way to always incorporate a cycling accessory in their seasonal lineups. This year, a Kryptonite U-Lock made its way into their fall catalog, which goes live on their site tomorrow. Retail? Your guess is as good as mine. Keep an eye on Supreme tomorrow.

Aug 26, 2015 4 comments
RADafornia
RADafornia_web

The cat’s, err, the jackal‘s out of the bag. The Radavist is relocating to Los Angeles thanks to a few opportunities that presented themselves recently. It’s a big change, but a welcomed one and I think you’ll all agree, California has it going on.

#RubberSideUp

Aug 25, 2015 54 comments
Giro’s New New Road is Made for Speed with the Chrono Collection
Giro_2016_BIKE_CAT_J6A2199

When Giro launched their New Road apparel line a few years back, they brought in their take on what road cycling wear could become and now, their Chrono Collection addresses the other side to that coin for apparel.

The Chrono collection was launched yesterday and I’ve been reading up on it at their site. My take-away here: the Chrono Collection offers affordable and functional pieces for men and women but the most significant designed piece is the Chrono Expert Halter Bib for women. That’s innovative design.

Check out more at Giro and I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this.

Aug 25, 2015 13 comments
Giro ADVERTISEMENT
Lazer Goes Camo and Fluoro for their New Z1 Helmet
LAZER_Camo_Z1-5

Camo and fluoro make for a strange dichotomy, especially with road cycling. The joke’s been made in the past: “why do you want a camo jersey on your road bike? Don’t you want to be more visible?” Is it fashion? Or function? Whatever it is, Lazer helmets tackled it in one of the more successful treatments I’ve seen on a helmet with their new Z1 color option. (more…)

Aug 25, 2015 5 comments
SRAM MTB Introduces $19.99 X-SYNC™ STEEL 1x Chainrings
SRAM_MTB_Steel

Yes. $19.99 narrow-wide MTB rings from SRAM. 1x setups just got a lot more affordable for 28t, 30t and 32t applications.

They are compatible with all SRAM 1x cranks (DM and 94BCD cranks) although the
DM 28-tooth ring is not compatible with 30mm cranks that require a 0mm offset ring and you must use SRAM chain to keep warranty.

That’s it. Plain and simple…

Aug 25, 2015 1 comment
Santa Cruz Bicycles: The Syndicate Episode 7

The world of downhill is such a spectacular form of cycling, unlike anything else (in my opinion anyway). Treacherous traps of terrain await the racers as they charge the tracks of Val di Sole in Italy during the final World Cup race of the year. Santa Cruz Bicycles takes us on their seventh Syndicate episode, showing behind the scenes footage with interviews from their team, as well as race footage.

Aug 25, 2015 No comments yet
PedalED ADVERTISEMENT
Rubber Side Up 14
LArandom-39

When it’s dusty, loose and hot, it’s easy to overcook those corners. Thanks for the laughs, Kyle!

Aug 24, 2015 2 comments
Sklar Bikes: Scott’s Custom 29+ Singlespeed MTB
Sklar

A bike that’s at home with 2.5″ or 3″ tires, that is curvalicious as a rigid, yet able to accept a suspension fork and sports a mean green coat of wet paint is about to be unleashed upon the singletrack of Ft. Collins thanks to Sklar Bikes. Scott’s bike is looking great. See more at Sklar Bikes.

Aug 24, 2015 18 comments
Long Sleeve Sun Protection: Patagonia Capilene Silkweight Base Layers
JohnPatagucci

Photos by Kyle Kelley

This website focuses a lot on Made in the USA products, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t share products like this when I put them through the ringer, especially if it saves you some money.

The summer sun is unforgiving and while I’ll wear sun sleeves and a normal jersey on my road bike, I spent a good amount of time this year looking for long-sleeve sunblocking options for mountain bike rides. A large misconception about long sleeve shirts is that they’re too hot to wear on a sunny summer day and while that can be true for materials like cotton, there are silkweight options that will wick sweat, keep you cool and most importantly protect your arms from the sun’s harmful rays… (more…)

Aug 24, 2015 15 comments
PAUL ADVERTISEMENT
     Newer Entries