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PEdAL ED Cycling Garments: Made in Japan and Italy
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I feel like I haven’t had time to do much riding here in Austin this summer, but I did manage to get in a few rides in the new PEdAL ED garments I picked up in the UK while I was visiting during the L’Eroica Britannia.

PEdAL ED makes their wool cycling wear in Japan and their race-fit attire in Italy. Their look is quite unique, with some clever detailing, akin to Japanese clothing design and yet, it’s highly functional.

I’ll be putting some more miles into their Raku bibs before doing a proper review, but so far so good! Don’t miss that Okabe jersey or Kaidu jersey either – I wear my Kaidu on the cross or MTB. It’s one of the nicest jerseys I’ve worn…

At the end of the day, it’s not easy to make products domestically, yet PEdAL ED really nailed it. Check out more products at PEdAL ED!

Jul 8, 2014 2 comments
FYXO Carrera Pantani Denim Kit Ensemble
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FYXO has literally been Since Forever. Watching Andy and Melodie push the FYXO to new boundaries and limits, both in their products and their events, like the Roobaix, is impressive to watch.

When I first met FYXO, he was riding around Japan with a Nikon, shooting photos of bikes and people at CMWC. He may not be aware, but guys like me (and Tracko for that matter) were so stoked on what he was doing in OZ.

I don’t know why I have this long-winded introduction for his new Carrera Pantani kits. Sure, they’re rad but the context is a killer. One of the first photos I ever saw of Andy, he was wearing the vintage version of this design, sitting at a payphone, in Sydney at CMWC.

Why did it take FYXO so long to make the homage kit? I have no idea, but the timing couldn’t be better. It was a pleasure to photograph this kit, in the overcast, Wintery skies on Andy’s local climb, Humevale – where he broke his neck many moons ago…

See some more shots below and scoop up one of the limited edition Carrera Pantani kits at FYXO.

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Jul 7, 2014 3 comments
Horse Cycles for Kaufmann Mercantile: City Cruiser
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Kaufmann Mercantile, the New York based online store for carefully selected, long-lasting, and well-designed goods announces the launch of the Horse Cycles x KM City Cruiser. Each City Cruiser is made by hand in Horse Cycles’ Brooklyn shop, features a Brooks saddle, with matching grips and includes a copper head badge, where purchasers may have up to five letters engraved to personalize their rides.

“Working with Thomas of has been an interesting and rewarding process, and we are excited to be launching these simple, beautiful bikes with him” says KM Product Developer, Gavin Logan.

Designed specifically for KM, the City Cruiser is available exclusively at Kaufmann-Mercantile.com.

Jul 7, 2014 11 comments
Feed My Ride Collaboration Musette Designs

To celebrate the Grand Départ 2014 in Yorkshire, Progress Packaging commissioned a group of designers and illustrators to create a series of unique musettes.

Musettes are 300 x 360mm, screen printed black on custom dyed yellow cotton with embroidered tag and internal pocket.

Pick up one at Process Packaging. Personally, I’m feeling the I Love Dust design…

Jul 6, 2014 1 comment
Manual for Speed Explodes on the Tour de France With Incredible Awesomeness
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There are insuations that I make millions of dollars a year from the cycling industry for posting high-end, limited edition, wank-resistant kits, jackets, hubs, spokes and bar tape. It’s true and Manual for Speed pays me so much money that I’m the literal Scrooge McDuck of the industry, diving into pools of Chris King headsets and PAUL Touring Cantis.

Or… I just like what companies are doing and decide to post their products, regardless of how outrageous they are. I kinda wanna wear one of these jerseys to BRUNCH BRO (sorry Emi).

Scoop up one of these completely ridiculous but somehow necessary 2014 Tour de France Manual for Speed extravaganza jerseys at Garmin Slipstream for a end of July delivery.

Jul 6, 2014 No comments yet
Paul Smith Celebrates the Tour de France
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Everyone loves “free” and these Paul Smith posters are just that, FREE.

One reflects Saturday 5th July, the first day of the Tour and when the athletes will cycle 190km from Leeds to Harrogate through the Yorkshire Dales. The second, in green, is Sunday 6th July when they’ll cut a dash over the Peak District from York to Sheffield. The third, bright blue poster accompanies the final stage in the Tour’s visit to the UK, on Monday 7th July, when the peloton will race 155km from Cambridge to London ending on The Mall. After which the Tour will continue in France.

Download them at Paul Smith.

Jul 5, 2014 No comments yet
Manual for Speed Explodes on the Tour for the 4th of July!
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Everyone has a clever 4th of July post up right now, but I couldn’t find a better image to represent the exuberance of America’s independence AND the Tour (what is up with this?!)… Manual for Speed does it again. Pick one of these up at Manual for Speed and eat a damn hot dog for me, America.

… and drink some bourbon. And blow stuff up. And get sunburnt. And listen to records. And ride a made in the USA bike!

Jul 4, 2014 1 comment