Category Archives: made in the usa
AARN Black and White Camo #144/49 Track Chainrings in Stock

Over the next few weeks, AARN will be producing a number of chainrings in both limited batches and new designs. This particular batch of black and white camo anodizing came a bit early, after a wholesale customer backed out on an order. Their loss, your gain. Swoop one up now at AARN.

Jan 26, 2016 1 comment
Take Flight with Velocity’s Quill Road Rim

Road rim innovations come peacemeal for companies like Velocity. It’s a process of building technology up off of previous accomplishments. For their newest rim profile, they took their Aileron disc rim, combined it with their successful A23 road rim and developed the Quill. This rim is lighter, stiffer, and wider, coming in at 24.5mm external and 21.1mm internal widths. Available in various drillings, in black and polished finishes.

See more at Velocity.

Jan 25, 2016 3 comments
Mission Workshop: the Sector Merino Crew Neck
merinowool-crew-2 copy

A few good merino crew necks are staples in anyone’s wardrobe. I’ve been wearing a sample of this shirt for about three years. It’s become a favorite shirt for riding, traveling and day to day wear.

The Sector is Mission Workshop’s 18.9 micron 190g/sm Australian Merino Wool crew neck and to give it an extra strong resilience, they spun nylon into the weave. Made in San Francisco and in stock now at Mission Workshop.

Jan 25, 2016 No comments yet
Paul Component Engineering: New and Improved Bottle Opener

Woah woah woah, what? Now that Paul makes damn fine disc brakes, their bottle opener needed a bit of a re-design. In reality, this was one of those tradeshow moments every component manufacturer has dealt with. A loyal customer approaches the booth with a “you know what you should make?” comment. This time, it was actually a great idea. Add a rotor-tuning slot to the existing Bottle Opener. Boom. Done. Does this mean all the pre-rotor tuning openers will be worth millions? Cuz I have a few!

Scoop up a new Bottle Opener at Paul!

Jan 13, 2016 3 comments
Seagull Bags: Trail Buddy Hip Pack

Hip packs are a great alternative to a backpack or a handlebar bag. Just throw your essentials in them and go. Seagull Bags’ latest product is the Trail Buddy, a hip pack in just the right size. See more at Seagull Bags.

Jan 11, 2016 2 comments
Search and State: S3-Base Merino Base Layer Henley

It’s that time of year. Time for lots of layers, specifically merino layers for on and off the bike. A piece of apparel like a merino henley will go the distance, offering you warmth and wicking whether you’re on a road ride or camping, base layers are one of the most versatile pieces in anyone’s clothing kit during these winter months.

In their pursuit of making the finest cycling apparel in the USA, Search and State has expanded their tech and lycra lineup to include a few choice merino options. The latest being this S3-Base merino base layer henley. $95, made in NYC and yes, it comes in black. See more at Search and State.

Jan 7, 2016 1 comment
AARN 144#47/49/51 Track Chainrings

Everyone obsesses over AARN’s made in Massachusetts 144 bcd track chainrings. To the point where they’re almost always sold out. Well, they’re in stock now and shipping ASAP in 47t, 49t, 51t sizes with black anodizing or raw. Head to AARN to scoop.

Rumor has it, there’s a ‘cross 1x Radavist ring coming down the pipe soon!

Jan 6, 2016 6 comments
Get a Yo Eddy! Frame While They Last

(models shown are pre-production prototypes from 2015 NAHBS – changes were made to production models)

Fat Chance has a few extra frames from the 2015 pre-order up for sale with large / xlarge sizing in the 29’r and medium in the 27.5. Unfortunately there are no rigid forks in stock, but all the colors are available for now. Price is $1,699 and frames will ship mid February once the Kickstarter and pre-order frames are shipped. Head to Fat Chance now to see the 29’r and 27.5 hardtails.

Jan 6, 2016 13 comments