Category Archives: made in the usa
Over at Giro, when they need bikes for their tradeshow booths, they simply look to the local builders in Santa Cruz. This year, when Eric Horton, the creative director at Giro wanted a new road bike for himself, along with a booth bike, he contacted John at Caletti Cycles.
The project was simple: make a pair of Columbus tubing, hydro disc brake, all-road, Di2 bikes that would tackle the surrounding hills and fire roads, all while matching the color palette of the Giro New Road line.
As many bicycles designed throughout history, Eric looked to classic sports cars for the paint-inspiration. His car of choice: the Singer Porsche.
See more below, as Eric explains these bikes in detail…
Affinity Cycles from Brooklyn has a new kit up for pre-order:
“In collaboration with the most niche cycling kit manufacturer in the business Endo Customs, Affinity is proud to announce the long awaited release of our pro track team kit. Endo only takes on a select batch of projects each year so we couldn’t be more hyped offering this up to our biggest fans.
So when the first one rolled off the line we asked NYC export and OG Affinity Employee Ben Foster (not the movie star Ben Foster but the fast as shit neo pro roadie) to pick it up right from Endo’s Downtown LA shop.
The pre order is open for 2 weeks only beginning today September 4th until the 18th of September!!”
Pre-order a kit at Affinity.
Here’s another product from Swift Industries that caught my eye: the Scout’s Motto Tool Roll. Made in Seattle, Washington and retails for $37. See more information at Swift and a few more photos at the Swift Flickr.
Mmmmm ice cream sandwiches. These new Strawfoot Neapolitan socks will keep you cool in the remaining hot summer days. Order a scoop of Neapolitan at Strawfoot! Made in the USA by DeFeet.
Austin, Texas has changed so much in the past four years since I found myself living here and I’m not talking about the constant construction. Every time I come back from a trip, or a month on the road, there are new people here, with newer bikes and I’m always thrilled to see people riding made in the USA frames, like Al’s new Signal Cycles road bike.
One of my favorite small online shop owners that I’ve never met is Rob from Ocean Air Cycles. Recently, they collaborated with Swift Industries on a demi-porteur bag called the Docena. What is a demi-porteur bag? Read all about it at Ocean Air’s blog.
Done reading? Ok, to test the waters for full-on production, Ocean Air is running a pre-order on these bags. Personally, if I didn’t already have a kickin’ Swift bag, I’d be scooping one of these up. The details are incredibly well thought out and that multicam fabric is a no-brainer.
Head over to Ocean Air to check out the Docena Demi-Porteur Bag pre-order!
This looks so good. Here’s the scoop:
“Specialized Bicycles has been lucky to serve the greater cycling community by striving to produce products that and inspire to improve riders lives for 40 years. In the year of our 40th anniversary we simply want to say ‘thank you’ to the riders and give back to one of the best bicycle charities, World Bicycle Relief (WBR).”
Photo by Keith Teket
Finishing lugs isn’t easy, yet people like Chris Bishop make it look so. Check out more photos of Seth’s road bike at the Bishop Flickr!
I love photos like this. Especially when it’s a Firefly. I wonder what this one will build up like? See more at the Firefly Flickr!
I love how this one photo got me stoked to see the new Map Bicycles S&P Randonneur Project bikes and it’s only a shot of racks and forks. Follow along at the Map Flickr!