Category Archives: caps
Cinelli Rider Collection: Tropicalpus Cap
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Here’s the newest product from the Cinelli artist series:

“Team Cinelli Chrome rider Alfred Bobe’ Jr. and Puerto Rican artist Nepo bring the Carribean flavor for the Rider Collection cap. The creation ‘Tropicalpus’ features Nepo’s grafitti and tattoo influenced illustration style set in the sandy beaches of Puerto Rico.”

See more at Cinelli.

Oct 29, 2014 Comments are OFF
The Radavist and Fairends Cotton Camp Hat
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I’ve known Ben from Fairends since the Freeman Transport days (R.I.P.) and I’ve always loved his made in the USA products. Camp hats are great. Also called twill caps, they’re a staple for any wardrobe. Personally, I prefer black caps, but in the summer, they get soaked in sweat, so I wanted to wait until fall to sell these.

These camp hats are the blackest ever black cotton, with a Jackal embroidered on the front, with grey inlay and the Radavist script text on the back. The construction is super solid and the embroidery is impeccable.

-100% Cotton Twill
– Unstructured cotton body
– One size fits all, adjustable with nylon webbing strap and plastic closure
– Made in the USA

$48 + Shipping ($5 domestic, $12 international) – each will come with stickers and a high five.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

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Oct 21, 2014 14 comments
Cinelli Winged Store: Neil Bezdek Rider Cap

Man, it’s a Red Hook Crit morning. Here’s a video showcasing Neil Bezdek and his Rider Cap:

“Neil Bezdek is a bike racer, advocate, commuter, and writer based in New York City. Neil grew up mountain biking on singletrack outside of Denver, Colorado before falling in love with road cycling while attending college in scenic Santa Barbara, California.

After a year-long stint as a bike messenger in New York City, Neil took up road racing and competed professionally for three seasons. Now pursuing a “grown up” career in NYC’s Department of Transportation’s Bike Share Program, Neil still finds time to moonlight as a semi-professional at races across the US while also contributing regularly to Bicycling magazine.

Neil is a four-time winner of the Red Hook Criterium, which we considers his all-time favorite cycling event.”

Pick up a cap at the Cinelli Winged Store.

Sep 15, 2014 Comments are OFF
Team Dream-Designed Caps for the Ritte Women’s Team
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Photo by Matt Irwin

This is a long one, so I’ll just paste it in, ok?

“The ladies from Ritte asked me to help design a cap for their trip to Ras Na mBan stage race. Kelli sent me the Ritte logo, asked me to match the “fabulous” font on their team kit and said “make it look Team Dreamy!”. The caps came out pretty cool & everybody knows both TDBT & Ritte like to party, so Matt decided to have a little fun with the imagery. Hope you guys dig them…because I sure do!

The team will use the proceeds to help take them to Ireland where they will participate in the country’s premier women’s stage race Ras Na mBan which takes place over six stages in five days and covers 427km. This is the second year running that the Ritte Women’s Team will compete in the event.

The Ritte Women’s Cycling Team is a boutique-sized assembly of determined women who share a passion for racing bikes. In a culture of power profiles, recovery tights and carbon bottle cage bolts, it’s nice to be reminded there are still girls out there who just wanna go fast and have a blast. Because bikes are fun. Riding is fun. Racing is fun. Oh, and winning races every now and then ain’t too shabby either.

Pick up a cap, look “FABULOUS” & help these ladies get to Ireland.”

Aug 19, 2014 5 comments
Pace Has Been Making Cycling Caps Since the Late 70’s
A wall of history.

Pace Sportswear has been around longer than any other cycling cap manufacturer in the United States. So long that even Italian brands like Campagnolo used them back in the early 80’s. The day I arrived in Los Angeles, Sean from Team Dream took me by Pace to see their operations.

I know cycling caps aren’t exactly saving the world, but when you think of domestic production, employee people and keeping an industry alive, it directly affects the US cycling industry.

If and when I ever do caps, Pace will be my choice.

Jul 15, 2014 5 comments