Salsa Cycles has just introduced their updated bike line at Saddle Drive, QBP’s trailside dealer open house in California. New to Salsa’s already plump lineup is the Woodsmoke. A rowdy, slack n low hardtail designed to fit either 27.5+, 29+ or 29″ wheels. Head on over to Salsa’s blog to see more details and the complete lineup!
A labor of love, the House jerseys from Ornot are by no means club fit and not really race fit either. They’re redesigned to fit just right, with a slimmer, articulated cut, including a shortened center front. Even the zipper has been redesigned to be lightweight, allowing the jersey to lay as flat as possible. Available in three designs and in stock now at Ornot.
The work of Kosuke Masuda is mind-blowing. The Japanese artist engraves bicycle components with traditional Japanese-inspired designs from flowers to wind bands and waves. His latest work has just been showcased by Mash SF, who donned Kosuke’s work on a Cinelli track bike for photos. Head to Mash to see the full photoset.
As part of Blackburn’s new pump design lineup, the Chamber is designed for lower pressure, high volume mountain bike and cyclocross tires. It has a 4″ pressure gauge, a new head design that bleeds air to allow for precise levels and comes in a variety of colors, including camo. See more information on the Chamber at Blackburn as well as the rest of their newly-designed pumps.
VYNL made a splash with its made in the USA aluminum road bikes last year and now, they’re ready for dirt. These new CX frames are made by Frank the Welder from 7005 butted aluminum, feature a threaded BB, 135mm rear spacing, thru axles, 44mm head tube, and fit 40mm tires. You also have an option to include a ENVE Disc CX Fork, and can chose from six colors. For more information and to put down a deposit, head to VYNL. If you’re a local dealer, leave your information in the comments.
Spooky Cycles is back in business, working again with legendary Frank the Welder in Vermont on small batches of frames. Currently there is a road frame, dubbed the Mulholland. These bikes have clearances for a plump road tire, are made from Dedacciai and US-made dropouts and ship roughly two weeks after you order one. There are still a few in stock, so head over to Spooky for more information and keep in touch via the Spooky Facebook.
Don’t need another road frame? Well, it appears there’s a ‘cross frame coming! Oh and why wasn’t this bike photographed on Mulholland Drive!? ;-)
I can’t even write an intro for this project, because Emi did such a great job with his. Emiliano is half of Manual for Speed and this summer, he’s bringing you a Tour de France Zine:
“OUI C’EST TOUT is a nod to Pierre Etaix’s Pays de Cocagne. Everyone should watch that immediately. My publication is a 20-page, 4-color, 2-D experience that will make you want to punch something while sippin’ on that Perri.
All City’s Space Horse might be the most versatile (and popular) bike in their fleet. These speedy touring, all-rounder bikes have just received a few notable options, the first and most obvious being the integration of disc brakes. Other updates include a removable derailleur hanger and an expanded size range. The new Space Horse Disc comes available in size 43cm to 61cm, with 650b wheels in sizes in the two smallest sizes. Since it’s a disc brake bike, you could swap in your favorite 650b disc wheels in the other sizes too.
The MSRP is $1800 with a Shimano 105 build spec. See more information at All-City!
It’s not often that three companies get together to make something as practical as this project from Mission Workshop, Pelago and Carhartt WIP. Check out the full press-release for this project below and expect the collection to be available in August. (more…)
The name of the game is innovation. Scott from Porcelain Rocket has been brainstorming ways to incorporate his saddle packs into a dropper post-friendly design for some time now. Working with collaborator Rick Hunter from Hunter Cycles, these two came up with a new system, which I’m assuming will be available shortly. It appears the pack is a bit smaller than the popular Mr. Fusion design, but since its a prototype currently, I’m sure they’ll be addressing that in the near future. For now, follow along at Porcelain Rocket’s Instagram.
As for the beer can, well…
Edit: Scott just posted a photo of the rail attachment on Flickr.