Category Archives: Products
Yanco’s Cetma Wrap and Bottle Holster

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 6 comments
Chris King Announces a Whole Lotta New Stuff for Spring 2016

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 7 comments
Surly: Introducing Wednesday – the Bike Not the Day

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 14 comments
Supreme Kryptonite U-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
Giro’s New New Road is Made for Speed with the Chrono Collection

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

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

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
Long Sleeve Sun Protection: Patagonia Capilene Silkweight Base Layers

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