Category Archives: Products
I’m not sure how many of you caught this in the gallery showcasing my Stinner hardtail but we ran into an issue when building the bike up. I wanted to run Klampers on this bike, since I’m using it for some bikepacking trips in the near future and I really liked the way the Retrotec I rode at Paul Camp’s Klamper brakes felt with the short pull lever. So, when I bought the frame from Stinner, we began building it and ran into a problem. It’s a common issue, when a frame is designed to run modern hydraulic disc brakes and you try to run a cable actuated brake like the Klamper, with its high cable entry point. Basically, if we ran the cable through the braze-on and into the Klamper, it wouldn’t work; the bend was too abrupt for the cable.
When I brought it up to Aaron at Stinner, he suggested using a V-Brake noodle, so I passed the idea off to Mike at Golden Saddle Cyclery. This is what he worked up. A simple noodle, with rubber heat shrink tubing around the metal part, so it won’t scratch the seatstay. Personally, I think this is an elegant solution.
Illustrated by Kyler Martz
“Howdy!” It’s a pleasant way to greet people, no matter what mood you’re in. These cacti bottles show a saguaro cactus displaying three common hand gestures, all on one bottle. Display the one you’re feeling currently on your bike and enjoy the 26oz bottle’s carrying capacity. In stock now for $22 + shipping for a pair.
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Using their Max 45 fork as inspiration, the Matador is next stage in the evolution of an all-road fork. The Matador uses a 12mm thru-axle and maintains clearance for 45mm tires. Where the Matador differs from the Max 45 is the flat mount brake and a longer rake of 55mm. It also has hidden fender mounts. See more at Seven.
Silca rolled out their most innovative product yet today, the Tattico Bluetooth Mini-Pump. The pump relies on a bluetooth app called iGauge to read your bike’s air pressure. This allows the Tattico to be a true mini-pump and offers accurate air pressure readings. It’s a very innovative product and one that I’d like to see in person for sure. Check out more at Silca.
For those looking for a more economical porteur bag for their touring bike or commuter bike, Surly introduces the Petite Porteur House Bag. This bag is designed to strap down to any porteur rack, is lined with fluorescent, removable liner bags and is sized to fit an array of items, including but not limited to six-packs, inflatable pool floats and the entire Stanley Kubrick Criterion Collection on DVD. See more information at Surly and holler at your local shop for ordering!
Artist and illustrator Super Chéz Bro designs posters, inspired by some of road cycling’s most iconic climbs, the latest being Stelvio. These are printed in the USA and in stock now, along with all of his other prints at his webshop.
Guys and gals, these new Poler CX kits are fire – I don’t have the fire emoji on my keyboard or I’d use it. Over the years, Poler has made some great cycling kits. They did camo kits before it was a thing, then came their experimental years and now, it seems the brand has come full-circle on one of their best kits yet. You can order one now at Castelli, or just enjoy the video below! (more…)
Morgan just sent through some photos of his new Kona Rove LTD. Reynolds 853 tubing, carbon ‘cross fork, WTB KOMs with 47c Horizons, Force 1 hydraulic… this thing looks great. Can’t wait to see what you get up to with it, Morgan! (more…)
As far as modern carbon fiber ‘cross bikes go, there are some that don’t do it for me and then some that pique my interest. While Canyon’s aesthetics might not be for everyone, the Inflight looks great, in my opinion anyway. With builds ranging from $4,000 to $2,000 for a frameset, these bikes are competitively priced and as previously stated, look damn good. See more at Canyon. Not sure when these will hit the US, but I’d be willing to bet they will!
More Track Bike pays homage to fashion with their new Guccio kit, in black this round…