Spend enough time in the woods and you’ll know to avoid this pesky plant at all costs. In Santa Cruz, California it’s everywhere, prompting Garrett from Strawfoot to design a new patch. Check out the Poison Oak cap at Strafoot!
New for 2016, long-time supporter of US framebuilders, Velo Cult announced their new Custom Program. This initiative launched with two flagship models: a steel Mark Nobilette randonneur and a custom Mosaic frameset. One, inspired by vintage lines and the other a modern day precision machine, crafted from steel or titanium. You could say that there’s something for everyone in there…
See more at Velo Cult and check out some beautiful detail photos below!
Hip packs are a great alternative to a backpack or a handlebar bag. Just throw your essentials in them and go. Seagull Bags’ latest product is the Trail Buddy, a hip pack in just the right size. See more at Seagull Bags.
There are a lot of cycling calendars out there, but I’ve never seen one where the author of the calendar shoots all the photos. Knowing FYXO, they ain’t shit bikes either.
Scoop up one at FYXO or pick one up at the Cub House in South Pasadena!
It’s that time of year. Time for lots of layers, specifically merino layers for on and off the bike. A piece of apparel like a merino henley will go the distance, offering you warmth and wicking whether you’re on a road ride or camping, base layers are one of the most versatile pieces in anyone’s clothing kit during these winter months.
In their pursuit of making the finest cycling apparel in the USA, Search and State has expanded their tech and lycra lineup to include a few choice merino options. The latest being this S3-Base merino base layer henley. $95, made in NYC and yes, it comes in black. See more at Search and State.
Helmets provide a lot of real estate for technology but with all the action camera mounts, you end up with a lot of “bobble” weight. This week Bell Helmets announced a new 360-degree video integrated “smart” helmet, utilizing 360Fly. This helmet allows a 360º, 4K video capture and with the 360Fly app, you can edit and share before you even leave the trails. All this within Bell’s Super 2R design, which I would argue is one of the best on the market today.
Details at this time are limited and availability is estimated for fall. Pricing has not been set, so stay tuned. My only question: does it or will it come in black?
Everyone obsesses over AARN’s made in Massachusetts 144 bcd track chainrings. To the point where they’re almost always sold out. Well, they’re in stock now and shipping ASAP in 47t, 49t, 51t sizes with black anodizing or raw. Head to AARN to scoop.
Rumor has it, there’s a ‘cross 1x Radavist ring coming down the pipe soon!
(models shown are pre-production prototypes from 2015 NAHBS – changes were made to production models)
Fat Chance has a few extra frames from the 2015 pre-order up for sale with large / xlarge sizing in the 29’r and medium in the 27.5. Unfortunately there are no rigid forks in stock, but all the colors are available for now. Price is $1,699 and frames will ship mid February once the Kickstarter and pre-order frames are shipped. Head to Fat Chance now to see the 29’r and 27.5 hardtails.
The Bosun was one of Mission’s favorite jackets and so when a relaunch was in order, they took the time for a little fine-tuning the tailoring. They updated the jacket to include a removable hood with zippered front hand warmer pockets, as well as cleaning up the fit. The new and improved Bosun Merino Jacket is constructed using 380 GSM Australian Merino wool that is spun with 2% lycra to increase stretch and durability. Wear it alone or layered with a rain jacket. Made in the USA, in limited quantities and shipping mid-February. See more at Mission Workshop.