I love, love, love my Tallboy and yet, I do wish it were a bit slacker and longer. Clearly, the team at Santa Cruz Bicycles felt the same and decided to smoke the Tallboy out… The head angle dropped to 68º and updated the rear to 110mm of VPP travel. The reach got longer and the chainstays shorter, bringing this 29r platform up to date with the rest of the SCB line. Best of all, a flip chip on the upper link, combined with a 130mm fork allows you to run 27.5+ wheels. Now we’re talking! Head over to Santa Cruz for more!
The designers at Search and State have heard our calls for camo and introduced a limited run of their S1-A riding jersey. Made in New York, with exceptional fit, now in stock at SAS.
I love it when Rapha does Rapha. Don’t get me wrong, there are many facets to the brand yet the designs that also resonate with me are their themed merino jerseys. Take the newest to their collection: the Merino Rivals Jersey. Inspired by the intense rivalry between two Italians of note: Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. This jersey is colored in Neapolitan hues and accented with classic details. Read more at Rapha!
Ben from Argonaut Cycles has been wearing this kit since the 2015 Rouge Roubaix and it made a splash on social media. Now, the same kit is available as a collab with Portland’s the Athletic. Even if you don’t have the dough for the kit, you can order a pair of socks! See the full collection at the Athletic!
Photos by Tracy Chandler
Death Valley is one of my favorite National Parks and while its conditions in the summer are far from inviting for even the most experienced cyclists, the spring and late fall can make for exceptional riding weather. Machines for Freedom used this pastel backdrop for their latest photoshoot. Head on over to MFF to check it out!
So… I’ve seen these before, but never had a chance to pick up a set, or photograph them in action. Luckily, Ocean Air Cycles did both of those for us. Ron at King Cage makes these. They’re essentially a hose clamp with a bottle boss welded onto it, allowing you to ad bottle cages to virtually any area of your bike. Just make sure you wrap your frame or fork with a protective tape as shown. Head to your local King Cage dealer to scoop up a set!
One of my favorite bikes from NAHBS is now available as a custom model within Breadwinner’s extensive bicycle lineup. The Goodwater is a 27.5+ hardtail that can also take a 29’r wheelset. It’s got internal routing, Di2-ready integration and thru-axles. This bike is high on my list of hardtails and honestly, I’m really pumped for Tony and Ira. Check out the Goodwater at Breadwinner!
For those riders looking for a less-baggy, more slim-cut mtb short, the Mission Workshop Traverse XC short is just that. The same details that made their Traverse short popular, just slimmed down. Available in black or Sutro camo.
Rasta roots run deep in the MTB world… These limited edition #JahBlessed skewers can be ordered through your local Paul dealer, or bought direct on their website.
I love silicone grips and every manufacturer has developed their own special compound, shape and feel. For the team at Wolf Tooth, they couldn’t find one they liked, so they contacted RedMonkey Sports to make these. The Fat Paw Grips are larger diameter, soft, made in the USA grips and are in stock now at Wolf Tooth!