Over the years, Mission Workshop has made a handful of staples in my cycling apparel wardrobe and without a doubt, the Merino Core collection has been a game changer. I wear the long sleeve merino Perimeter shirts every time I hit the dirt and oftentimes, I’ll continue wearing them all day after the ride. They’re my camping staples, my touring staples and I’ll throw one in my camera bag if I’m going to be out after the sun sets. These shirts are durable, moth-hole resistant due to the nylon weave and best of all, look damn good in a plethora of earth tones. Head to Mission to see the full Merino Core lineup and if you’re in LA or SF, you can swing through one of their storefronts.
Available in either Columbus Zona 4130 alloy steel or 7005 aerospace aluminum alloy tubing, the Weis Hammer Track is a race-tested machine, fit for the velodrome, alleycats or track crits. These framesets feature an asymmetrical rear triangle with the extra stiff, proprietary designed Speed Stay driveside chainstay, ensuring direct power transfer from the pedals to the pavement. Pricing starts at $1250.00 for the Steel Frameset and the Aluminum Frameset comes in at $1450.00. Check out more information at Weis.
The Byway, Cross Boss, Nano, Resolute and Riddler tires all come in a gumwall option. These models are in stock now for ordering from your local dealer and will add a classic look to any bike. Check out more information at WTB.
This project’s reception exceeded my expectations, so thank you to everyone who ordered a set of these “Howdy” socks, illustrated by Kyler Martz. If you haven’t ordered a set and are looking to, now’s your chance. This project has only three days left! Head over to DeFeet for more.
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your cockpit, then check out Stinner Frameworks’ new painted top caps. Each is designed and painted in-house at their shop in Santa Barbara, feature four designs and are $15 a piece. Head over to Stinner to scoop one up.
For those looking for one of the David Millar CHPT 3 Brooks Cambium saddles, Above Category has the only stock currently and the good news is, they’re selling them online for $220. The Cambium C13 shell uses an all-rubber construction with an organic cotton cover, and it’s there that CHPT3 has applied its special aesthetic touch – the striking OneMoreLap data pattern shared with many other pieces in the line.
See more information at Above Category.
For fans of the Jones H-Bar that are looking for a bit of rise to accomodate a more upright riding position, look no further. The SG 2.5 Loop H-Bar has a 2.5″ inch rise, allowing you to either remove your spacers or go even higher up. Personally, I think this bar looks great, see more for yourself at Jones.
Inspired by the Break-Away Carbon Road and Mount Cross, the new Outback Break-Away gives riders the stopping power of disc brakes, with clearances for larger tires and a road bike geometry, ideal for taking on long days on mixed terrain. These framesets are the epitome of Ritchey’s design ethos, in a modern, lightweight and practical package. I’ve seen one in person and the construction alone merits the pricepoint, which comes in around $3,150. You can see more details at Ritchey.
Photos by Jesse Carmody
Team Dream’s newest drop is here, just in time for their new retail space, the Cub House to be opened, so if you’re in Los Angeles, swing through to check it out in person, or head to the Team Dream online store to browse the selection. Lookin’ good, fellas!
These clever bags strap into your Wald 137 basket, utilize a zipper for closure and can be removed easily. You can even use an optional over-the-shoulder strap for transport. The Sugar Loaf bags are 11.5 L, come in three colors, inspired by the Pacific Northwest, weigh about a pound and are in stock now at Swift Industries.