Category Archives: made in the usa
Don’t Call it a Cross Bike: the Caletti Scrambler Flat Bar City Shredder

Ok, maybe you can call it a ‘cross bike, because that’s truly what it is at its roots. Before we get ahead of ourselves here, let’s take a step back. There are stigmas attached with the words “commuter” “city” “townie” and even “cross” bike. There are certain checklists that apply to each of those permutations. The most notable being fender and rack provisions. Even with the latter, “cross” purists want drop bars and 32mm tires for a bike to be true to its UCI roots. This bike has no provisions for racks or fenders, is sold with a 40mm tire, flat bars and a bell. It’s not as much as it is. It is whatever you want it to be. (more…)

Feb 22, 2017 117 comments
Inside Line Equipment Updates Their Photo Bag Mini

My favorite small camera bag just got better. Inside Line Equipment updated the Photo Bag Mini with a new interior fabric, better foam and a simple, one-piece insert design. The new and improved Photo Bag mini is also available in an array of custom material options, along with some stock fabric choices. This bag will fit mirrorless systems easily, as well as a DSLR with a small telephoto zoom lens like the 5D and a 24-70. I’ve used mine thoroughly for almost five years and love it. They retail for $120, are sewn in California with stock available now at Inside Line Equipment.

Feb 15, 2017 7 comments
Industry Nine’s AR23 All-Road Wheels

I am very excited about these wheels. Made in house at Industry Nine’s Asheville, North Carolina facilities, the AR23 is designed for your disc road bike with a 25mm outer, 21.5mm inner width, various axle compatibility, 24h 2/1 lacing, and a 1460g total weight. The AR23 wheels are in stock now at Industry Nine, in various color configurations for $1,175.

Feb 1, 2017 3 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Olive Drab and Desert Tan Bottles

After quite a few restocks, we’ve restocked the popular olive drab and desert tan bottles. These will undoubtedly go fast, and to ensure everyone gets their hands on a set, I’d like to request you only order one set. They’re selling for $20 a pair plus shipping and in stock now. Expect these to ship on Monday and if you’re missing bottles from any of our previous orders, we packed them up and got them out today. Thanks again for your support!

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Jan 27, 2017 6 comments
Ringtail’s Tie Dyed Jackets are Back in Stock!

Ringtail’s lightweight and colorful Breeze Breaker wind jackets are back, due to popular demand. These jackets are individually-dyed with special Cordura fabric and sewn here in Los Angeles. They stuff into a pocket and are easily stashed on your bike or in a jersey pocket. This will be the final run of this particular design, so act fast! Head to Ringtail now to see availability.

Jan 26, 2017 1 comment
HIA Velo Introduces Allied Cycle Works and the US-Made ALFA Road

I am very excited about this project. While there are other US-made carbon road frames on the market, the scope and scale of Allied Cycle Works, under the HIA Velo umbrella, is very promising. Their first road frame is the ALFA, and it’s made in their Arkansas facilities from start to finish. There’s more on this to come, but for now, you can read the press-release below. (more…)

Jan 25, 2017 19 comments
SOLD OUT! Pack it In Pack it Out Bottles

These Pack it In Pack it Out bottles display a simple message, inspired by a hand-carved and painted sign in one of our National Forests in the Los Angeles-area. Printed on Manzanita-colored bottles, these are sold individually for $10 and are in stock now. They will ship this week.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

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Jan 24, 2017 13 comments
FBM’s Hunter Gatherer Frames

“I love all kinds of bikes, and all different types of riding, but I am never quite sure where any of them will take me. Our latest adventure on wheels is an FBM built in collaboration with our friends at Endpoint. This new touring frame and fork is a bad ass bike called the Hunter/ Gatherer features the combined effort of some great people, stoked on bikes, looking to have some fun! We hope you will join us…” – Steve Crandall

Check out more information, including pre-ordering information at FBM!

Jan 20, 2017 22 comments
Outershell Makes the Best On-the-bike Camera Bag

I get this question all the time: “How do you carry your camera on your bike?” and the answer varies. It depends on the bike and the camera used, different cameras require various amounts of space and have varying weights. More on that later, but for now, let’s look at the best on-the-bike camera bag for medium-sized cameras I’ve ever used.

Outershell’s Drawcord Handlebar Bag isn’t a “camera bag” per se, but it is with one simple hack.

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Jan 11, 2017 35 comments