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I know this isn’t cycling-oriented, unless you’re the smelly guy in the pack…
Over the past three years, I’ve helped my partner Lauren develop an all-natural deodorant at our home in Austin. I’d grown tired of hippie options and found most of them didn’t work anyway. After mixing various essential oils together, Lauren came up with a recipe that not only worked, but was remarkably effective over long periods of time.
From the hot summer months, to wearing layers upon layers in the winter time, Serota’s Underarm Balm works for me, as well as a few of my close friends who received early batches. I’ve been using it for three years and couldn’t be happier. We’ll also be developing a special Radavist scent over the next few weeks.
At any rate, I’m stoked for my partner as she launches a new brand.
You can read all about it, including how to apply, what it’s made from and read testimonials at UnderarmBalm.com, or if you’d like to pick up a container, it’s $19 shipped in the USA. Each container lasts around 3-months, depending how often you apply.
It is of popular opinion that wider is better when it comes to mountain bike rims. Maybe that’s what prompted Velocity’s redesign of their Cliffhanger rims. 30mm wide, short sidewalls with a reinforced spoke bed and tubeless-ready, the new Cliffhanger might be what you’re looking for…
The Cliffhanger will be offered in 29, 27.5, 26 and 20 inch wheels, with 32 through 48 hole drillings, and either machined or non-machined sidewalls. For finishes, you’ve got a few options: either Black ($82.99 NMSW, $90.99 MSW), or Reflective and Polished for an additional cost.
Made in Florida, by Velocity and hitting shelves now. See more at Velocity.
Japanese artist Kosuke Masuda first made an appearance on this site years ago with his delicately engraved Nitto bars and stems. He’s back at it with a few new projects, including a Cinelli XA and various other components. Head over to Kosuke’s Portfolio site to see more.
If you’re running an E3, or even a normal blink light and haven’t figured out a great mounting solution on your rack, then check out the new Velo Orange brackets. Not a bad piece of hardware if you ask me!
Those of you who shoot a lot of medium format film know exactly where Mash got inspiration for their new Ass-Savers Extended Fender. This is so good! Head over to Mash to see more photos and to pick one up. These fenders are really great.
Stevil’s a really great guy and his work with All Hail the Black Market over the years always provides entertainment. His newest collaboration with longtime brand ally Swobo looks great, which is probably why it sold out so quickly.
The Hobo Pack is a no-nonsense hydration pack for cycling and by hydration, I mean a vessel for transporting beer to races, or to drink on a ride. Of course it has fittings for a hydration bladder too, as well as a helmet net and rain fly. Functionality can’t be forgotten with a pack!
Even though these are sold out, more are on the way, head over to Swobo to sign up for an email notification.
These past few cut and sew pieces from Kitsbow are some of my favorite apparel items to surface in the bike industry. The Alpine Snap Jacket is an new spin on a classic staple for both touring or mountain biking, as well as general outdoor activities. While other companies use down, Kitsbow uses Polartec® Alpha insulation, originally designed for the United States Special Forces, which will keep you warm whether you’re wet or dry, without having to remove layers.
The pricepoint ain’t exactly cheap, but the Alpine Snap Jacket is made in Vancouver, Canada and looks like it’ll be a piece you’ll be holding onto for a while.
See more at Kitsbow.
Bradley Wiggins is without a doubt, one of the most iconic modern cyclists and his sense of style is only exceeded by his athletic prowess on a bicycle. As one of the most important figures in British cycling, this Olympian and Tour de France winner is partnering with Rapha on a Wiggins-designed team kit. As the first step on this collaboration, Rapha will provide a full kit for the Wiggins team for their forthcoming season as they prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Personally, I can’t think of a better partnering for Rapha and am excited to see what is to come.
Expect more information as events warrant.
Production titanium hits the Foundry Cycles lineup with the Overland cyclocross bike. The Overland is available in a Force 22 hydro build complete for $4,695 or a frameset for $2,495. Check out the full press-release below, along with more detailed images.
ILE new custom bag option just launched and they’re doing things a bit differently. You can print out a blank bag linesheet and color it in, then scan it in and email it, or simply create your color palette in photoshop. Head over to ILE for more information.