Category Archives: Products
The third new offering from Twin Six is arguably one of the most in-demand offerings: a steel, disc cross bike. The Standard CX is made from 853 and comes with a carbon fork. It’s sold as a frameset only and will be released next spring, unfortunately missing this year’s cross season but as readers of this site are well aware, a cross bike lives in the woods year-round.
See more details and photos below!
So… what makes a bike pump worth $450? NPR dives into the story on how Silca moved their production to Indianapolis. Listen to the story at NPR and yes, I totally bought one. Ok, I lied, I put it on my credit card.
Is it really worth it? I mean, it’s a pump, but it’s a damn nice pump and it looks great holding down the tiles in my office. Functionality considered, it’s got an impressive amount of machining, akin to a luxury sportswatch and if it means Silca might one day make a $100 USA-made floor pump, I’m all for supporting this industry.
Side note: I’m really enjoying my new photo studio…
The ever so popular, yet impossible to order Ramblin Rolls are back up for pre-order. That means if you ordered them on the last run, yours is en route.
Head over to Tracko to get on that!
I dunno what I like more, the new Mash shop kits, or Garrett’s Cinelli? Especially in this photo. They’re like the yin and yang of bicycle design.
All this chatter, sorry, maybe that’s the wrong word to use since their bikes are all disc… All this talk about Twin Six’s new frames had me poking around their blog, looking at their 2015 offerings. This Ride and Seek shirt caught my attention. Nice work fellas. Check out more of Twin Six’s 2015 lineup on this PDF.
For this fall’s City Riding Collection, Rapha tried something a little different and you know what? I think it’s working. Check out the full lookbook at Rapha. This one’s shot really well!
This weekend, we took a look at the Twin Six Standard 29r and already, people are talking about this frame: their Rando frameset.
Traditionally, randonneuring frames have rim brakes, 650b wheels and quill stems, yet Twin Six opts for disc, 700c x 43c (perfect for a tire like the Bruce Gordon RockNRoad) and other modern technologies like PF30BB. Personally, I’d just call this a light touring bike since stylistically, it’s pretty detached from a traditional randonneuring bike.
At any rate, Twin Six’s offerings thus far are affordable, stylish and best of all: METAL.
These will be available as frames only and will retail for around $600 for either black or $650 for green with matching fenders. Due out by the end of 2014…
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For 2015, clothing company Twin Six is leaping into the frame marketplace, as seen in the 2014 Interbike coverage. My favorite of the bunch is the Standard 29’r. Made from 853 and set up to be customized, in terms of drivetrain options, these new bikes are anything but “standard”. The best thing, is the price… Frame, seat collar, and custom top cap: $900 (MSRP) or frame, matching rigid fork, seat collar, and custom top cap: $1050 (MSRP).
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My friends over at Huckberry put together a nice little Guide to Fall Camping and reached out to me for a few pointers. Yes, you have to sign up for their site, but I always find myself ordering random bits from them, including their vast selection of Made in the USA apparel, bags and accessories from brands like Topo Designs, Woolrich and Danner.
Head over to Huckberry to read all about it!
… and my personal favorite is the Austin-inspired Keep Cross Weird line. Ty-die is so hot right now. Check out more at All-City.
I think All-City and the Radavist should throw another Keep Cross Weird race here in Austin!