Surly calls the newest edition of the Krampus “Pickled Beet,” yet I find that nomenclature to be, I dunno, too organic for a bike with such evil in its DNA. So, either ride it to the farmer’s market or slay some singletrack with it, hell you can even do both on the same ride. The Krampus is back with a deeper, darker red, I’m dubbing Red Rum. Head to Surly’s Blog to see more.
With a strong heritage in design, Herman Miller is home to archives of numerous textile designers, including Alexander Girard. As a tie-in to the Tour Down Under, Rapha worked with Herman Miller on selecting a series of textile patterns from Girard’s catalogs and applied them to cycling caps, named after famed regions of Southern Australia, a truly beautiful part of the world. Each of these caps are in stock now at Rapha and ready to see your part of the world.
The new God and Famous Faux Pass jacket features a fully reflective, lightweight, thermal cycling jacket that utilizes a windproof, water-resistant, and breathable Italian 290 GSM reflective fabric. There’s also a 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective strip for added visibility in low light riding conditions, a YKK double zipper, Aero collar. 3-rear pockets and a drop tail for additional coverage. These race fit jackets are in stock now at God and Famous.
Writing product description takes finesse, yet clearly, Matt from Crust Bikes really enjoyed writing about their newest frameset, the Lightning Bolt:
“The Lightning bolt is a dedicated low trail randonneur frame. Unlike the rest of our frames this one is designed with pavement in mind. Max tire clearance is 650b X 48c. Compatible with both 1X, 2X or even triple chainring set up. Main tubes are made from some pretty thin wall Renoylds 853, which I noticed a bunch of people wanted the Romanceur to be, so here it is. Will it plane I hear you ask? It flexes in such a harmonic resonance, you will think you are surfing Kelly slaters wave pool riding a Mick Mackie flex tail fish, doing the smoothest high lines this side of Derek Hynd at J.Bay, it just planes that good! What am I talking about I hear you ask? Contact Jan Heine to find out, be sure to mention Kelly Slaters wave pool, I mean come on people! How is no one else trying to make a bike ride like a surfboard on an artificial wave?”
See more at Crust Bikes!
As promised, the Radavist collection is now in stock at Giro. Act quick, these pieces will go fast! If you ordered through your local shop, you should be getting your orders in shortly.
We’re really stoked on our collaboration with Giro Cycling on an olive drab capsule collection. This set includes a Synthe Helmet ($270), VR90 Empires ($300), and DND gloves ($25), all in color-matched OD green. This collection drops on Monday, so ride over to your local Giro dealer to place an order today to ensure you can get your size. A small run from this collection will be live on Giro.com come Monday morning, but to ensure you can order what you want, make sure you head to your local dealer ASAP.
Thanks to @alonsotal for looking so sharp! We’ll post another reminder on Monday, this post is just giving you a heads up so you don’t spend all your paycheck this weekend. You can see more preview photos at our Instagram.
Looking for an all-road or touring bike for under $2k? Check out the newly re-issued xSOGN from Rawland, which comes packaged 98% assembled for $1,699 including FedEx shipping to anywhere in the contiguous US. These bikes feature seamless chromoly butted tubing with a low-trail geometry, with 60mm tire clearance (47mm with fenders) and all the braze-ons you could want. The complete build spec includes SRAM Apex 1, WTB Byway tires, Alex tubeless rims and in a variety of sizes (rack not included.)
Photo by Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
“Team Dream is a small business by most any measure.
The quirky cycling apparel brand has just five employees. It produces only about 100 pieces of each garment and operates out of a converted gas station in San Marino, where a closet-sized nook doubles as both a fulfillment center and R&D lab. Its founder, Sean Talkington, has taken in no outside investment and only applied for his first credit card a few years ago because his bank told him he needed one to operate a retail store.
“We’re a blip,” Talkington said. So it came as a shock one day to learn that Team Dream clothing was being counterfeited and sold on a major Chinese e-commerce site.
Piracy was a problem that befell big brands such as Nike and Adidas, Talkington thought, not upstarts like Team Dream, which has no advertising budget and got its start selling clothes out of a 1970 Volkswagen bus.”
Continue reading this article at the LA Times. Thanks to Ben for sending this over!
Carrying a spare master link is a must for any kind of outing into the woods, especially on a tour of bikepacking trip and carrying spares is now easier than ever with the new Wolf Tooth Master Link Combo Pliers. These nifty pliers allow you to easily install a new master link, carry extra links and even use the other end as a tire lever. Having broken a few master links over the years, I wish I had this tool in my kit at the time! See more at Wolf Tooth.
These robust, made in the USA touring frames are now in stock at FBM. Complete with a segmented fork, thru-axles, rack and fender mounts, 435mm chainstays, clearance for 27.5×2.25mm tires, low-mounted bottle bosses, and FBM’s solid construction, made famous by their BMX frames. Right now you can call FBM to order or swoop up the XL size that’s in stock. These framesets go for $1,200.