Category Archives: Products
Manual For Speed does Vegas
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There are some weird, strange places on the internet and Manual for Speed is one of them. Not many media outlets can tackle Las Vegas into submission, but these two put out a damn good effort. See the Las Vegas Red Carpet post and the Cross Vegas coverage at Manual for Speed.

Also, surely you can see the difference between Daniel and I, right?

Sep 15, 2014 8 comments
Kinoko Cycles: New Products
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London’s Kinoko Cycles has been ramping up their online catalog since closing their brick and mortar store in Soho earlier this year. Part of their new products include new shop t’s and patches. Head over to Kinoko to see their full line of new arrivals.

Sep 15, 2014 1 comment
Made in the USA: SILCA SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump
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Everyone always asks me what’s the one product I liked at Interbike and I never really have a clear answer. This year however, I was most impressed with one accessory.

Silca’s undergone a bit of a domestic production revival.

Their products are now made in the USA. From Co2 chucks to this SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump.

This one’s not for the bargain seekers, but I will say, it’s a damn fine floor pump. Every single piece is machined and finished. It’s like the Rolex of bike pumps. See more (including the price) at Silca.

Sep 15, 2014 10 comments
Giro’s New Alpineduro™ Vibram MTB Boot
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Man, I love the injection of Vibram technology in MTB shoes. Giro’s new Alpineduro™ boot looks perfect for the approaching winter time shred sessions and even just around town, cold weather jaunts. Here are the specs:

UPPER
Breathable microfiber and waterproof liner, PrimaLoft Insulation, Lace closure with lace holder, Rubber tow and heel reinforcement, Reflective details
OUTSOLE
Molded SPD-compatible shank with optimized stout cleat zone, Vibram® wet weather high traction lugged outsole, Optional cleat cover for flat pedal use, Flexible forefoot zone for walking
FOOTBED
Brushed EVA Footbed with X-Static anti-microbial treatment
WEIGHT
440 grams (size 42.5)

In stock now at Giro!

Sep 9, 2014 9 comments
The AWOL x Poler Touring Bike and Panniers are in Stock
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Check out the Poler Adventure post on the Oregon Outback

Well, the AWOL x Poler touring bikes are hitting the shelves of your local Specialized dealers today. Ordering is simple: contact your local dealer and order direct. The bikes will arrive within a week. Select international countries will also be able to order the bikes, call your local dealer to confirm. Poler is selling the panniers in their webshop as well.

See more specs and photos below.

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Sep 5, 2014 21 comments
Paul Component: Klamper Road and Cross Disc Brakes Coming Soon
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“If disc brakes were meant for road and cross bikes, Paul would have made them…”

Truth is truth and I’ve seen the light. Literally. I have a set of these and unfortunately, I didn’t have time to put any miles on them yet but I can assure you, they look and feel amazing. Like all of Paul’s brakes, they’re machined and finished to the highest of standards.

You should know however, that Paul is marketing these for road and cross bikes only at the time being…

Expect a review once I get back to Austin and if you’re going to Interbike, roll through their booth 15030.

Sep 5, 2014 9 comments
Rapha’s 2014 Cross Collection
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It’s almost cross season and that means Rapha has a few new things up their sleeves. Here are my two favorite pieces from their Cross Collection, the Long Sleeve Jersey ($215) and the Short Sleeve Jersey ($120). See more at Rapha.

Sep 4, 2014 7 comments
Affinity Cycles’ New Kits
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Affinity Cycles from Brooklyn has a new kit up for pre-order:

“In collaboration with the most niche cycling kit manufacturer in the business Endo Customs, Affinity is proud to announce the long awaited release of our pro track team kit. Endo only takes on a select batch of projects each year so we couldn’t be more hyped offering this up to our biggest fans.

So when the first one rolled off the line we asked NYC export and OG Affinity Employee Ben Foster (not the movie star Ben Foster but the fast as shit neo pro roadie) to pick it up right from Endo’s Downtown LA shop.

The pre order is open for 2 weeks only beginning today September 4th until the 18th of September!!”

Pre-order a kit at Affinity.

Sep 4, 2014 No comments yet