Hope Your Weekend Was This Warm
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Man, 85º in February ain’t bad, until it’s 105º in March!

I hope everyone spent time out on their bikes today and not on a couch eating snacks watching football.

xo

Feb 7, 2016 3 comments
Mosaic Cycles Spitfire RT-1D Road
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The Spitfire paint job has been tackled by so many framebuilders over the years and yet, it’s still one design that I can’t get enough of. Like this RT-1D road from Mosaic Cycles. There are enough details in the paint to make anyone envious. Or ENVEous? See more at the Mosaic Flickr!

Feb 5, 2016 9 comments
Team Dream on Their Fade Jersey
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“Again, I am not the inventor of the gradient jersey design and Rapha is 100% entitled to do whatever they wish. I reference a ton of soccer jerseys, iconic designs, fashion and anything else that strikes my fancy. I also do my best to be honest and, most importantly, bring something new to cycling. These fades have been on my radar since the beginning stages of Team Dream.

We (Endo Customs & myself) could never really get the fade “just right” so it took a long time to produce a finished piece that lived up to our standard. We played with different ideas until pinstripes came up & there you go! The gradient, much like the stripes or polka dots cycling companies regularly visit, are one of the most basic graphic options available. The simplicity of the gradient jersey means that the concept is very easy to replicate… and I am cool with that!”

Continue reading at Team Dream!

Feb 5, 2016 6 comments
DSPTCH Launches a Camera Bag Line
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… and it’s made in the USA! These days, you rarely see bags like this made in America. Higher end bag companies will make their product in China and sell it for what the DSPTCH RuckPack retails for, raking in a huge margin. While it’s without a doubt a steep pricepoint, there’s nothing more luxurious than supporting workers in your country with a product that’ll last for years. Oh and black multicam. Yeah, that’s nice too.

Check out the RuckPack and the rest of the new camera bag line at DSPTCH. If you’re looking for something else a little less expensive, check out their new camera straps too!

Feb 5, 2016 8 comments
Riding Rocks… With Ty
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See the video for this at Ty’s Instagram

When you ride a place over and over again, it’s easy to overlook nuances in the terrain. The ride we call “Chilao” is in reality three trails, and each possess unique moments typically stemming from rock formations.

Yesterday, Ty went full berserk on some of these rocks and let’s just say I’ll let the photos do the talking… See more below. (more…)

Feb 4, 2016 5 comments
SWRVE and Polartec: New Fleece and Cap
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I love SWRVE’s made in the USA products and this latest capsule collection is perfect for these cold winter months. The Polartec fleece and cap is part of a limited run and will keep you plenty warm. Plus, that color is so good! Check out the Fleece and the Cap at SWRVE.

Feb 4, 2016 4 comments
Kitsbow’s Icon Wool Flannel Shirt is Back in New Colors
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In what I would consider Kitsbow’s best product, the Icon wool flannel shirt returns in three new colors: blue, grey and red. This is seriously the best flannel I’ve ever owned and when the temperature dips, it’s always in my pack or on my back. The flexible shoulder gussets and extra material on the arms really makes this an extremely durable and versatile flannel.

Made in the USA with a pricetag of $195. See more at Kitsbow!

Feb 4, 2016 2 comments
Ryan Nyquist Rides a MTB

Most people think of BMX when they hear the name Ryan Nyquist and with good reason. This seasoned pro is taking on something a bit different this year however…

Feb 4, 2016 No comments yet
Pablove Across America

This looks great!

“Pablove Across America (PAA) is a pro-plus cycling experience with a world-class support crew and the energy of 50 people riding for a cause. We spend seven days covering 550 miles to help The Pablove Foundation fight childhood cancer with love.”

See more at Pablove!

Feb 3, 2016 No comments yet
Hope Tech: New Carbon Seatpost
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This week Hope announced their new made in the UK carbon seatpost which touts the weight (195g) for a road or XC rig, but is strong enough for DH riding. Hope can do no wrong in my opinion and I can’t wait to see one of these in person, late March. For now, check out more information at Hope!

Feb 3, 2016 11 comments
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DSPTCH Launches a Camera Bag Line
PCK-CRP-CGC-007_1024x1024

… and it’s made in the USA! These days, you rarely see bags like this made in America. Higher end bag companies will make their product in China and sell it for what the DSPTCH RuckPack retails for, raking in a huge margin. While it’s without a doubt a steep pricepoint, there’s nothing more luxurious than supporting workers in your country with a product that’ll last for years. Oh and black multicam. Yeah, that’s nice too.

Check out the RuckPack and the rest of the new camera bag line at DSPTCH. If you’re looking for something else a little less expensive, check out their new camera straps too!

Feb 5, 2016 8 comments
Riding Rocks… With Ty
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See the video for this at Ty’s Instagram

When you ride a place over and over again, it’s easy to overlook nuances in the terrain. The ride we call “Chilao” is in reality three trails, and each possess unique moments typically stemming from rock formations.

Yesterday, Ty went full berserk on some of these rocks and let’s just say I’ll let the photos do the talking… See more below. (more…)

Feb 4, 2016 5 comments
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SWRVE and Polartec: New Fleece and Cap
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I love SWRVE’s made in the USA products and this latest capsule collection is perfect for these cold winter months. The Polartec fleece and cap is part of a limited run and will keep you plenty warm. Plus, that color is so good! Check out the Fleece and the Cap at SWRVE.

Feb 4, 2016 4 comments
Kitsbow’s Icon Wool Flannel Shirt is Back in New Colors
light_fog_0_iconshirt_front_hero_1_3

In what I would consider Kitsbow’s best product, the Icon wool flannel shirt returns in three new colors: blue, grey and red. This is seriously the best flannel I’ve ever owned and when the temperature dips, it’s always in my pack or on my back. The flexible shoulder gussets and extra material on the arms really makes this an extremely durable and versatile flannel.

Made in the USA with a pricetag of $195. See more at Kitsbow!

Feb 4, 2016 2 comments
Ryan Nyquist Rides a MTB

Most people think of BMX when they hear the name Ryan Nyquist and with good reason. This seasoned pro is taking on something a bit different this year however…

Feb 4, 2016 No comments yet
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Pablove Across America

This looks great!

“Pablove Across America (PAA) is a pro-plus cycling experience with a world-class support crew and the energy of 50 people riding for a cause. We spend seven days covering 550 miles to help The Pablove Foundation fight childhood cancer with love.”

See more at Pablove!

Feb 3, 2016 No comments yet
Hope Tech: New Carbon Seatpost
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This week Hope announced their new made in the UK carbon seatpost which touts the weight (195g) for a road or XC rig, but is strong enough for DH riding. Hope can do no wrong in my opinion and I can’t wait to see one of these in person, late March. For now, check out more information at Hope!

Feb 3, 2016 11 comments
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Search and State: S2-R Performance Bib Shorts
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Search and State’s S1-S riding bib shorts are still some of my favorite bibs. With a few tweaks, their newest piece of apparel will not disappoint. The S2-R performance bib is cut from the same fabric as the S1-S riding bib, but with a new, still comfortable chamois, longer shoulder straps, a reshaped mid section and an improved leg elastic pattern. The S2-R bib is still made in New York City and is in stock now at Search and State.

Feb 2, 2016 12 comments
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