Category Archives: Chrome
Portland’s Amanda Sundvor knows how to throw a party almost as much as she knows how to throw a race. Especially an outdoor race. In the middle of winter. In Portland! I think it’s amazing that people actually showed up, threw down $5 and raced around a freezing cold pump track and had a blast doing it. If anything, it’s a testament to how people just want to get rad year round. That’s a race party!
When I found out about the event (sorry I forgot to post the flier), I asked Brenton Salo to get out and shoot some photos. At this point, Brenton is like my Portland connection when it comes to events. If you see that man around town, buy him a coffee or a glass of whiskey!
Check out more from the Dirty Doubles Pumpish Track Race below!
Nice vibes in the latest video from Chrome:
“Filmed at the Chrome_20 Uphill Sprints race at the Angels Point climb in ElysianPark, Los Angeles, CA.
Chrome_20 is a Pop Up Hub located next door to our friends at Orange 20 Bikes. Located at 4357 Melrose Ave. LA. Open November 22nd till December 22nd, 2013. Come visit.
Shout out to Edson from O20 and TOLA for all the race production!”
Chrome is coming to Los Angeles and Orange 20!
“Chrome Industries is coming to a city near you and that city is Los Angeles. We are beyond stoked to be partnering with Orange 20 Bikes to bring you a one-of-a-kind pop up HUB, Chrome_20. Chrome_20 is a shop, a gallery, a finish line, and a space for the people of LA to share their favorite spots in the city.
Join us November 22ndstarting with our opening party featuring The Streets of Chrome, a street photography installation curated by Van Styles with photographs from Van Styles, Sagan Lockhart, and Jefroe Grell. In conjunction with the Streets of Chrome exhibit we are launching #Wrenched_LA, an ever changing, interactive Instagram wall of all of Los Angeles’ hidden gems and hot spots brought to us by you. Who knows LA better than the people who live there? No one.
Chrome20 will have a complete selection of Chrome Industries gear for sale throughout the holiday season. Come for the booze and stay for the party, this is just the beginning of Chrome_20.”
4357 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Open Daily: 11/22 – 12/22
Chrome takes a step in the black direction with BLCKCHRM:
“ BLCKCHRM™ builds on our commitment to making durable bags that last a lifetime. Made in America, without compromise. Guaranteed for life. Created by people who care about what they do and how things get made.
The exterior of each bag is made of hypalon, originally used in U.S. Coast Guard rescue rafts. This material is super durable and has a refined look that works on the street and in the boardroom. For the liners we used a tightly woven nylon, the trim is full grain leather and the hardware is rubber coated. BLCKCHRM™ is bombproof and mission ready.”
There are so many options right now for camouflage products, but I’ve never seen reflective accents worked into a pattern before.
“Camo by Day. Reflective by Night. An Industry First. Produced in limited quantities. Made in USA.
Chrome Reflective Camo takes our love of camo to a new level. To be seen at night we made the fourth color of a French Camo pattern with a special glass-bead print that reflects from a distance up to 100 feet. An industry first. The Reflective Camo Series includes three of our iconic bags – Citizen, Orlov, Victor – and is available in limited quantities. Made in USA. Guaranteed for life.”
Each bag comes in three different camo patterns and are all in stock now at Chrome.
The newest from Chrome features one of my favorite photographers in cycling, Chris Milliman:
“Chris Milliman has been taking pictures since he was a kid. He’s been riding a bike a little bit longer. Chris is lucky enough to do both for a living. He’s captured some of the most epic cycling moments around the world. From Cyclocross Nationals, to the Tour de France, to the streets of NYC and Chicago, Chris captures the essence of cycling in every shot he takes.
This season’s Limited Edition Artist Series features four of Chris’ iconic photographs: A local cyclocross race around an old castle in Belgium, the iconic industrial bridge structures overlooking the bike lanes of Chicago, a locals only watering hole of the same windy city, and the organized chaos of a bike shop. The inside of each bag includes an exclusive woven patch that references old school photo processing.
The Chrome Artist Series celebrates photographers, graphic designers, screen printers, and painters who inspire us. These collaborations are built in limited quantities and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
The four Milliman Artist Photo Citizens include:
Zonnebeke (brwn/red), Chicago Steel (brnw/yellow), Locals Only (brwn/green), and Shop Rat (brwn/blue)“
See more at Chrome.
Adam from Stanridge Speed has really won over the world of the track bike criteriums with his made in the USA race machine, the Highstreet. This Thursday, June 6th, head to Chrome’s NYC Hub to chat with Adam and drink some beer.
On a side note: Dan Chabs can wheelie? Lets see him do that when he smashes everyone yet again at Red Hook Crit Brooklyn Navy Yard. You guys don’t stand a chance!
Photo by Matt Lingo
Chrome introduces the De Haro Windbreaker, a lightweight packable jacket that looks great on and off the bike.
“We made the De Haro for bombing hills and crashing parties. On the bike, it provides passive and active venting. Full-length side vents let heat out naturally. The two-way zip allows you to unzip the bottom and increase wind flow. Reflective cuffs also function as cinches. It features a back cargo-pocket that doubles as a stuff sack.”
See more at Chrome.
Photo by Brenton Salo
The last time Amanda and I hung out together, wait, I mean really hung out together… I was down a couple hundred bucks and smelled like Sassy’s. Now, the queen of the high five and good times is heading out into the great United States of ‘Merica for Chrome in that camper.
So, when we hang out again, you won’t be sick the next morning right, Amanda?
Today, the Urban Cycling Hall Of Fame (UCHOF) was launched in conjunction with Echos CommunicationsChrome Industries. The purpose of the UCHOF is to spotlight the rich culture and history of urban riding. How is the UCHOF planning on doing so?
Check out more information below!