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I have no way of describing what I’m seeing here, so we’ll just let Manual for Speed do the ‘xplaining:
“The way we see it Cycling Kit is an opportunity for Elevated Personal Expression. As such weâ€™re proposing a complete break from the hegemonic monotony of Corporate Body Advertising. Rather than being an unwilling participant in some Business Companyâ€™s fall product campaign, why not express your own aesthetic; an aesthetic that says culture counts, style counts and god damn it, art counts.
What is it about bike racing that we love so much, is it the Chaos, the Color, the Motion and the Trajectory? Yeah, itâ€™s that. So we told these five contemporary artists to Interpret that.”
Sigrid Calonâ€™s and Zio Ziegler‘s Artist Residency Kits are now in stock at Manual for Speed.
If you’re all about track racing and love supporting velodromes like Portland’s Alpenrose then these socks are the perfect way for you to show that love. Head over to Kessler’s Instagram to scoop up a pair and thanks to Kyle from Tracko for the photos!
Wardrobes over here are pretty subdued. Black jeans, black shirts, black boots. If color does get splashed in, it’ll usually be either camo, green, tan or grey. You know, the simple tones that make life interesting. While we’ve got nothing against bright, vibrant kit designs, they’re just not our thing. That’s why sticking to solid tones and hues makes sense to us.
Introducing two new Radavist jerseys and a short sleeve rendition of the collaboration jersey with Tracko. These include: a Battleship Grey Jersey with black accents, a “Sprinters” OD Green jersey with discharge tan accents and a Blackened Splinter Camo jersey, marked with Tracko and the Radavist insignia in white. Mix them with your favorite black bibs, or the Radavist bibs. Either way, they’ll look great.
Each jersey is made by hand in Los Angeles by Endo Customs and is in stock now with a retail of $125 plus shipping. These are sold out. Thanks for your support. We’ll be shipping them this week.
Nitto’s newest offerings are now in stock at Blue Lug in Japan. The MCR65 Stem and RM-3 Dirt Drop are for 1 1/8″ bikes looking to be run with a high position dirt drop but in a classic design. These new shapes are available in black or silver and as evident in the photo above, add a different feel to a bike like the Surly Crosscheck.
One of our favorite shops in the Pacific Northwest has a new cycling cap in stock. Made by Double Darn in Portland, these caps feature the new Velo Cult logo and come in two sizes, medium or large. In stock now at Velo Cult.
We’ll be stocking three new jersey colors: Battleship Grey, “sprinters” OD Green and a collaboration jersey with Tracko, the Blackened Splinter Camo. These are in stock and will ship this week, along with any previous order corrections.
Noon, Central standard time.
For some reason, when Gevenalle first launched, I didn’t want to like their shifting mechanisms. They just seemed too contrived. A solution for a problem that didn’t exist. Perhaps it was their marketing, claiming to be designed for cyclocross racing. Sure, I read the product descriptions, the PR, looked at the photos but I still wasn’t convinced.
It wasn’t until I began to see the Gevenalle shifters on touring bikes that my interest was piqued. “Now that makes sense” I thought. Not running traditional road shifters on a touring bike is completely reasonable. The same can be said for barcons or downtube shifters. Why take your hand off the lever to shift? Sure. I get that.
The Gevenalle shifting system I recently spent time with is the GX shifters for mountain bike derailleurs. More specifically, a shifting system ideal for long-cage, dirt tourers like the Elephant NFE. (more…)
I cannot get enough of this material. Designed and manufactured in the USA, black MultiCam may be a bit fashion-centric but it’s so subtle that it’s innocuous. Mission Workshop continues to trickle it down its line with this limited edition Sanction rucksack but they added a hi-vis orange waterproof ripstop nylon liner and their patented Arkiv closure system.
The Sanction is the younger sibling to the Fitzroy, the larger sized rucksack but has all the necessary space for a quality day pack.
Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty. Scoop one up at Mission Workshop.
Whether you’re into messengering, street fixed gear races or even singlespeed cyclocross, the new Mash Work Frames will fit the bill. Born on the streets and trails of SF, the Work Frame’s versatility is its most shining asset. As Mash’s first steel frame with Cinelli, the Work Frames were born from Chas Christiansen’s idea to have one frame to rule them all. Rather than painting the frames, Mash went with a raw, with a clear powdercoat, which will most definately patina over time with heavy use. These frames are spaced at 100mm and 120mm, with clearances for a 35mm tire and an english threaded bottom bracket.
The Work Frames are in stock now at Mash for $875.
Photo by Olivier ChĂ©telat
If you’re not following Olivier on Flickr, you’re missing out on a lot of beautifully capture cycling photography. From landscapes to roads and even components like these Bosco Bullmoose bars by Nitto. If you’re on a 1″ threaded frame and looking for a more relaxed position, look no more. Head over to Rivendell… Also, follow Olivier!