Got a fat bike? Want a thru-axle hub with an XD driver? Like American-made METALLLLLLL? Holler at the folks at Paul Component for their new limited edition disc RHUB with 197 x 12mm spacing.
Products like this are so simple, yet offer a simple way to add a bit of made in the USA bling to your current setup. These brake shoes are domestically machined, and anodized in Portland, Oregon, come equipped with Kool-Stop Salmon pads and are in stock now at Gevenalle.
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One of the new pieces in the recent Cadence drop is this Tour of California inspired jersey. You can’t go wrong with Cali vibes with vibrant colors with a great fit. See more at Cadence. Who’s going to the ATOC this year? Bummed I’m not going to be able to make it.
Search and State is pleased to announce the launching of their Women’s Line. This includes the S1A Riding Jersey and the S1J Riding Jacket. These two items were the flagship garments for men when the brand first launched and are now available in a women’s specific design and fitting.
As an introductory pre-order offer, Twin Six has some great pricing on their Standard 29 Ti hardtail frames. For $1700, you get a T6 Standard 3.25 titanium tubing, QR (135) or thru-axle (142) compatible, wishbone stays and other details. Check out more information at Twin Six!
With the days getting longer, the sun staying hotter and miles being put down on the road, Tenspeed Hero is welcoming the season change with a whole lotta new offerings in their lineup. They’ve issued a few new pieces for men and women, as well as more socks and a collaboration cap with Intelligentsia coffee. Head on over to Tenspeed Hero to see the full Summer Collection. I’m digging the kaleidoscope design.
Words and photos by Morgan Taylor unless otherwise noted.
Six months ago, I hung up my modern mountain bike and began riding a fat bike with thumb shifters and cable brakes as my only bike. Accustomed to the niceties of lightweight wheels, four piston brakes, and an 11-speed drivetrain, I’ll admit I didn’t have a lot of faith in this experiment. I had a feeling I would be itching to get back on my other bike long before the snow melted.
You see, not especially long ago, I held some fairly strong opinions about fat bikes. I worked in mountain bike media, had access to all the newest technology, and was convinced that fat bikes were so far outside the realm of acceptable mountain bikes that I chose to write them off.
Foundry Cycles‘ cyclocross lineup has expanded to offer two refined iterations of their popular Harrow model. These two bikes, the Valmont and Camrock, along with their Overland titanium bike complete Foundry’s catalog for 2016.
Each of these frames share PF30 bbs, disc brakes, internal routing, but the Valmont features DT Swiss thru-axles with a Whiskey Parts Co. No9 fork and the Camrock utilizes QR with the Whiskey Parts Co. No7 fork. Both frames look exceptionally detailed and come in a variety of build kit pricepoints.
The Valmont will be offered as a frameset with an MSRP of $1,895 or as a complete with two different SRAM builds—Force 1 HRD for $3,895 or Rival 1 HRD hydraulic for $3,395. The Camrock will be available as a frameset or as a SRAM Rival 22 build for $1,795 and $2,795 respectively.
The Valmont and the Camrock are scheduled to begin shipping to dealers on August 1.
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Sometimes, you just need to leave the laptop closed for a weekend, keep the “real camera” in its storage case and just ride. For me, especially this time of year, that rarely happens. There’s hardly ever a weekend where I’m not on the road, or preparing for a trip, or dumping and archiving photos, but it just so happened that everything aligned just right this weekend.
Ty came into town to hang out before heading out on a bikepacking trip outside of Austin. We spent two full days doing nothing but riding mountain bikes (for Ty, that means massive gaps on the ride home), swimming, eating good food and just hanging out. It coincided with my birthday weekend, which was a plus, so there was a party with a lot of my close friends.
All of these things falling in line with each other were super rare and yeah, I still can’t leave home without even a pocket camera (usually an iPhone works pretty ok), so check out a few more photos, with brief captions below.
I’ve been riding the “old” version of the SL23 on my Stinner cross bike and have really been impressed with them. So much so that when Pacenti announced yesterday that they had a new design in the works, I couldn’t imagine how they’d improve upon the platform. So, what’s new? Check out this informative graphic and yes, these bad boys are in stock now and shipping at Pacenti.