Velo Orange has been on an ’80s kick recently with the latest throwback design being these Drillium Noir cranks. Slated for a fall release, they’ll be priced at what you’d expect coming from VO: affordable.
Niner now offers their Ros 9+ as a frame and fork, allowing you to build yours as you see fit. There’s been a lot of buzz around this frame and after spending a lot of time around one in Los Angeles over the past few weeks, I gotta say that I’m impressed. It looks great and comes from a company like Niner that knows a thing or two about making highly shredable 29rs…
Check out specs for the Ros 9+ frameset at Niner Bikes.
House Industries’ Velo Collection is by far one of my favorite projects of the year and the latest addition is this wool jersey. Check out more information at House Industries!
White MultiKOM? What’s this? You’ll have to pester Scott on Instagram to find out!
David at Death Spray Custom is releasing seven forks in the Deadly Sin Collection. Each fork is custom painted by hand and is inspired from one of the seven sins, beginning with green. This Columbus fork is painted with gold Hatton Wall diamond metal flake with platinum and features “coke white” detailing. Order now at DSC’s Web Shop.
Our friends at Factory Five in Shanghai just issued their latest kits. Their new Team Riding Kits feature bright, geometric overlays with turquoise and orange accents. See more information and pricing at Factory Five.
First, came a re-brand by House Industries, then came this cover. A photo shot by Brian Vernor of our favorite man-crush Ultra Romance laying down a siqqqq skid on a dusty corner in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Someone at Bicycling has been paying attention… Stoked over suffering, Instagram over grams. The industry needs more of this.
Los Angeles’ Superdomestik has recently relaunched their brand to include 6 new kits, three of which are homages to the looming mountains that tower over the Los Angeles skyline: Mt. Wilson, Mt. Baldy and Mt. Disappointment. Head over to Superdomestik to see more information on pre-ordering.
Poland’s Mixed Works brings something new to the touring rack. Their new Black Bird panniers are completely waterproof, offer an easy to use rolltop design and modern hardware. They’re sold individually, only at Mixed Works, so head over to see more information.
I tend to get giddy about projects, especially those which were born in the USA, or at least in this case resurrected. Silca’s a company with its roots deeply embedded in cycling history. For over 100 years, this company has been a part of inflation technology (yes, I just said that). After the name was purchased and relocated to the USA, things have been changing rapidly. For the better.
That $400 floor pump caused a bit of a ruckus, as did the $40 air chucks yet for some reason the thought of a $165 frame pump doesn’t seem like a huge leap. Especially when you consider the detailing and that a made overseas Topeak or the like is still $50. The Impero Ultimate has been reborn. It’s a beast of metal, with no plastic parts and it’s machined in the USA. Best of all, it comes in BLACK!
Without me slobbering too much here with copy, why don’t you just check out the specs and more photos below, or order one at Silca. I just did.