I get it. I understand the necessity to keep the peloton safe from those dangerous, butcher shop-grade, flying death discs in the event of a Nascar pileup on a descent but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Late last week, Germany parts manufacturer and all around Black Forest component wizards, Tune, unveiled what I will say is the sleekest, most design savvy protective cover for disc brakes yet. Still, though, the fact that the UCI is fighting this issue so hard is mind-blowing. What about chainrings? Or barbed wire fencing lining race courses? Or stupid wheels exploding? Or press motos? If the world is afraid that disc brakes are going to end a race by fatality, perhaps there’s more to this debate. Anyway, I saw Tune’s attempt at solving this problem and felt it needed a share. Carry on with your morning…
Made from Polartec® Windpro® Hardface®, the Torre hooded fleece is specifically designed to fit women. This is a high-tech fabric, that maintains the stretchiness, comfort and feel of a traditional hoodie, but with added warmth and a DWR coating for weather resistance. Made in SF and in stock now at Mission Workshop.
There have been a few examples of a complete water bottle and cage interface redesign over the years. UK-based Restrap throws their cap into the ring with these Mag bottles. They’re designed to work with standard bottle mounts, yet offer an easy-on, easy-off attachment thanks to magnets. These are especially helpful while using half frame bags. See more at Restrap.
If you can’t get enough of the Speedvagen aesthetic, then don’t miss out on these duffle bags, constructed from Portland’s own Beckel Canvas, with durable materials, tough construction and the Speedvagen Ichico pattern. See more at Speedvagen.
Ever go on a ride and forget your multitool only to find yourself needing to adjust your stem or bars? Sure, laying out this scenario might be a bit cheesy, but we’ve all done it and personally, I like to “set and forget” a lot of my gear. Which is why the All In Multitool piqued my interest when I first saw a prototype last year. Check out more below. (more…)
Light the Night is the newest poster from 100 Copies, inspired by that time from dusk to dawn where even our most familiar roads and trails become new. Pick up a print at 100 Copies.
Search and State’s performance-oriented, race-fit, S2-R jersey just got an olive drab makeover, along with three other colors. These are made in New York City and like all of SAS’ products, are worth the coin. See more at Search and State.
I wish I could have posted the original pre-order for this rad concept, but alas, Squid will be stocking these custom D***ies shorts with integrated chamois later this week in their webshop, so follow them on Instagram and keep your eyes peeled.
Edit: it looks like you can still order them!
This has got to be the best Brooks collaboration I’ve seen to date but at a price. $445 gets you the limited edition C13, a book and jersey.
“To celebrate the memorable Paris-Roubaix race, Brooks England and Chpt. III, David Millar’s road cycling clothing brand, have created a limited edition collector’s set inspired by the famous Roubaix Velodrome.”
Check out more at Brooks!