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Sold out: Fear is the Mind Killer Top Cap

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

Frank Herbert’s Dune carries a lot of weight over here. This classic SciFi novel features the Litany Against Fear, a Bene Gesserit mantra used to overcome self-doubt. This parallels with cycling, as we face challenges every day on the bike.

For 1 1/8″ stems, illustrated by KLCTVE, made by KustomCaps and in stock now. Pick one up for $15 shipped worldwide.


Nov 2, 2015 10 comments
Abloc Bottles Offer an Easier Access

Just because something isn’t technically broken, doesn’t mean you can’t attempt to make it better. That’s what Abloc is doing with their new bottles. Their uniquely shaped design offer easier access to cages through using unique tapers. This is particularly handy with mountain bikes where cage access is limited by shocks or cables and with smaller frames where riders find it difficult to even fit a bottle in the first place. If you like to put bottles in your jersey pocket, the taper makes that easier too.

I gotta admit, this looks interesting and even though I’ve never had a problem with my bottles in King Cage Iris cages, I can see how this design would assist in many of the aforementioned scenarios.

Retail is $12 a pop and in stock now. See more at Abloc.

Oct 29, 2015 10 comments
Mash SF: 2015 Team Cyclocross Kits

Inspired by the light, clouds and mountains of the Bay, Mash’s new ‘cross kits radiate bright colors over a simple hatch pattern. Available now as jerseys, bibs, socks and even skinsuits at MASH.

Oct 29, 2015 Comments are OFF
Showers Pass: Men’s and Women’s Bamboo-Merino Henley

Combining two materials like bamboo and merino gives you the best of both worlds. You get the warmth and wicking of merino with the durability and softness of bamboo. Showers Pass has done just that with these men’s and women’s henley shirts. Perfect for autumn cycling, camping or even the office. Multi-functioning pieces like this make a lot of sense. Available now, at Shower’s Pass.

Oct 28, 2015 1 comment
Ritchey’s Rowdy Timberwolf 27.5 Hardtail

Long-travel hard tails, especially when coupled with a dropper can be super fun. Add in clearances for a 2.4″ tire and suddenly you’ve got a very capable steel frame from a company that knows a thing or two about steel. The Ritchey Timberwolf has piqued my interest and I can’t wait to try one of these bad boys out…

Check out more at Ritchey!

Oct 27, 2015 4 comments
Ringtail: New Block Breaker Jackets

Ringtail have just re-upped stock on their Breeze Breaker jacket and Breezer vest, as well as introducing their Block Breaker jacket. The two jackets are made from solid, ultra light nylon while the Breezer Vest is perforated on the back allowing for ventilation during those cool autumn mornings. This run has slightly larger wrist openings at the sleeves to make putting them on and taking them off a bit easier.

All of Ringtail’s jackets are made in Los Angeles and are slim-fit. Check out stock and pricing at Ringtail.

Oct 27, 2015 2 comments
In-House Painted Speedvagen and Stanley Thermos

Stanley is an American staple when it comes to keeping warm beverages warm and with the oncoming winter months bringing along ‘cross season, why not up your Thermos game? Painted to match the new Speedvagen Fall Japan kit, these were designed by long-time Speedvagen friend Masashi Ichifuru (Ichico) and painted right here at The Vanilla Workshop.

-Stainless steel inside
-Powder coated exterior
-17 fl. ounces

In stock now for $54 at Speedvagen.

Oct 26, 2015 3 comments
Cadence Welcomes Winter

Look, the cold months are approaching and a good Belgian-style ‘cross or road cap will do ya some good. Cadence welcomes winter with their new Contrary Caps. Made in the USA and available in three colors to match your kits of choice. Head over to Cadence for more information.

Oct 26, 2015 Comments are OFF