Category Archives: Products
Speedvagen is so Portland and I don’t mean that in the Portlandia, ironic, hip sense. When I think of Portland brands – those of which who have made it to international credibility anyway – I think of people who obsess over the details. The Vanilla / Speedvagen family is one such brand.
Friday afternoon, I received a package from the great V. Inside was this meticulously-wrapped package, with coasters on the back and a little brown box with a twine bow. Inside, a hand-painted Speedvagen racer was tied to a padded backing.
I hate fenders and as a Texan, that is ok. The rainy days to sunny days ratio is skewed. We’re in an extreme drought, so why would I put fenders on my Geekhouse Frontage Road Tourer? Pffft….
That said, I hate getting sprayed up the ‘crack with dirty water from the road when we do get a moist morning. Which is why I love the Ass Savers Brookshield.
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This just in from Toronto’s YNOT:
“Handmade in Toronto & guaranteed for life, this deceptively versatile pack morphs in shape, function and style.
Its multifaceted closure options allows your gear to be carried securely inside and out. A floating liner and multiple roll top options keep your contents dry, while the external integrated holster lets you quickly get at your u-lock without opening your bag. Worried about the hot summer ahead? Never fear because the nylon & air-knit back pad provides added structure, sweat resistance and breathability.
You can also add an easily removable Becket Pocket Lid to expand your carrying capacity & personalize the look of your bag. Like all our packs, The Becket is Swoop System compatible for Laptop Sleeves and other swoop accessories coming soon! ”
See more at YNOT!
I love this ad Soma made to announce their 2014 Rush frameset. Head over to Soma for more information.
Photos by Brian Vernor
This morning, Brian Vernor left for a week long bike tour with these three companions. Where they are going, what they will be doing and why they’re doing this is still a mystery. A mystery that you can follow along with the Blackburn Designs Instagram.
That Santa Cruz is hot!!!! But not as hot as Brian’s Team Dream Hat!
I love what Festka is doing. They have been cranking out some gorgeous bikes with incredible finishes over the past few months, the latest being the Festka Hunter 29′r hardtail. Gates carbon belt drive, a Rohloff hub and Columbus tubing. Not bad! Make sure you follow @Festka on Instagram for daily photos and see more of this Festka Hunter below!
Kyle over at Tracko has a whole lotta new stock in his shop, just in time for payday. His Splinter Camo Bibs and Warmers match the new Teardrop camo cap and yeah, those Ramblin’ Rolls are in stock (for 3…2…1…).
Also, finish your ride with a COKE!
In stock now at Trackosaurus Rex.
Photos by Andy Waterman
Pinkbike has an exceptional story showcasing Lyle from Mission Workshop / Acre riding the English Lake District with photographer Andy Waterman. I’ve never had the chance to ride terrain like this and although it looks fun, there’s a price to pay for the beauty. Steep, slick, rocky climbs (hikes) and moody mother nature…
Head over to Pinkbike to check it out!
I catch a lot of flack for saying things like “these are the best brakes” and “I’ll never ride another set of brakes again”. Rightfully so. What I’ve learned in the past is to say things like “these brakes impressed me, both in design and stopping power” and “modulation is king!”
Writing product reviews ain’t easy, especially when a company gives you their product to test out, which is not the case here. I bought these brakes because I believe in supporting the US-manufacturing economy.
EE Cycleworks is a small shop, that produces a handful of components, all of which are incredibly well-designed – from an aesthetics standing – and from what I can tell so far, are easy to service.
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I’m sorry guys, there will be a lot of product drops today and yes, all of them will be in limited numbers. The latest from Giro’s First Friday 50 however, look damn fine and I don’t even wear brown!
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