Brooks England is throwing a party at their B1866 store in London and will be auctioning off one of these limited edition Movember saddles. Head on over to the Brooks blog to find out more information!
ESI has been making grips in the good ol’ US of A since 1999. Their silicone grips are my absolute favorite for a MTB bar – easy on, easy off with a four to six month lifespan. They’re tacky in the rain and offer plenty of grip through sweaty hands or gloves. While just about everyone will have nothing but positive things to say about the ESI grips, I’d never heard of their RCT Bar Tape before.
Dubbed RCT for “road, cross, triathlon”, this bar tape is re-usable since silicon is tacky enough without the use of adhesive. You can pull it hard and get it a bit thinner than it’s shown here, but I actually like the thickness, especially on a cross bike that gets ridden on trails. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t crawl around on the bars like other tapes do.
So far, I’ve had it for a few weeks and it’s taken its share of spills without showing any wear or tear. Time will tell how long it’ll last, or if it will replace my other favorite bar tapes – Fizik and Lizard Skin – but for now, I’m excited to have ESI products on my MTB and cross bikes.
You can see just how thick this stuff is by looking at the photos below. Head over to ESI for more information!
I love the Speedvagen race truck, both because it really is one of the most unique team vehicles I’ve ever seen and its paint job is so Speedvagen… The guys at ICNY have teamed up with SV to make a limited run of “Money Truck” t-shirts. Head over to Speedvagen now to see more!
If I come across nice apparel for women, I always like to share it, especially when it’s one as clean as Machines for Freedom’s new line. The Dot Print, Geo Floral and Endurance Bibs are all in stock now at Machines for Freedom.
Tokyo’s Fairweather can do no wrong in my book. Their new Handlebar bags look super clean and with a large front pouch, they’ll hold what appears to be a decent-sized camera like a rangefinder or mirrorless system, which piqued my interest.
They’re $128 and in stock (mostly) at Fairweather.
… to the stem cap world, anyway. Here’s that photo from the current issue of Bicycling, featuring the Radavist Raidō Rune cap and many others you’ll recognize.
Photos by Ryan Wilson
I love this jersey so much. Sean really nailed it. The new Dots What’s Up long sleeve jersey is now in stock at Team Dream’s web shop. Made by Endo Customs in Los Angeles, this jersey looks great with the Sacre Bleu! Navy Compressor Bib.
Rapha’s always had a way of making something so simple look so good. I’ll admit that I was surprised to see their new Cross Shoes bring in such subtle detailing. Made by Giro, with blue and pink accents throughout, these shoes are now in stock at Rapha for $350 and free shipping.
See more photos below.
Confidence with the Wraith Fabrication Paycheck
Words by Andre Chelliah, photos by John Watson
This is a continuation of a series of reviews, beginning with the Initial Reaction to the Wraith Fabrication Paycheck…
Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not the best off-road rider, but the Wraith Fabrication Paycheck had me feeling steezy. John says “Confidence is everything” when it comes to riding off-road, and I can now attest to that. Riding a bike you’re comfortable on, brings confidence. That makes it easy to go fast and take chances.