Category Archives: made in the usa
The Swift Industries Sugarloaf Basket Bag is Here!

Everyone has been asking about this bag. Swift Industries’ new Sugarloaf basket bag has landed. Designed specifically for a Wald 137 bicycle basket, it makes on and off-the bike portage a cinch, especially when paired with the shoulder strap. The Sugarloaf basket bag comes in three color options: 1000d Cordura in black or steel for $150, Camo XPac with Cordura laminate for $165 or a limited run of waxed canvas for $165. You can see more specs below and check Swift Industries for ordering! (more…)

Nov 10, 2016 5 comments
Bike Jerks: Holy Mountain Work Apron

Tired of getting your favorite t-shirts covered in grease? Bike Jerks has something for you!

“Made in the USA of heavy duty canvas and industrial thread, built to last a lifetime. Putting to use our years of experience working in bike shops and doing greasy jobs, we’ve designed the apron of our dreams.

It’s got three main waist pockets, an upper pocket for small parts and tools with a pen slot, and durable webbing shoulder and waist straps. Available in the most practical color of all for an apron – black. Handmade in Baltimore USA”

Swoop up at Bike Jerks!

Nov 8, 2016 1 comment
Strawfoot Dopey Bear Bottles

Did you know the bear on the California flag is the last grizzly said to have lived in this state? Monarch, the supposed last grizzly, is even on display at the California Academy of Sciences. The California Grizzly was designated the official state animal in 1953, over 25 years since the last known grizzly was shot and killed. Yes, there’s a sordid history with the good ol’ brown bear in this state, so when I see something like the Strawfoot Dopey Bear bottles come around, I’m glad I can crack a smile. It’s like Smokey’s dopey cousin!

Pick up a set, which includes an olive drab (day) and a manzanita (night) bottle, at Strawfoot.

Nov 1, 2016 2 comments
Wolf Tooth’s New Dropper ReMote

For those looking for a better designed, more integrated dropper post switch, check out the Wolf Tooth ReMote. Designed to work with most cable-actuated droppers, the ReMote is engineered to make installation a cinch and on-the-trail adjustment even easier. See more specs and information at Wolf Tooth.

Oct 31, 2016 12 comments
North St Bags: Hip or Handlebar Pioneer Bags

I use a hip bag to carry my camera on rides, or my tools, a water bottle and snacks. They’re versatile and best of all, you don’t have to have something on your back. North St. Bags takes it one step further with their Pioneer bags. They’re designed to fit on your body or your bars and come in two sizes, with a variety of colors. The Pioneer bags are in stock now and shipping from North St. Bags.

Oct 26, 2016 5 comments
An Ode to the 1-Up Rack

While not everyone needs a bike rack, or even a car, plenty of people out there rely on their automobiles to transport their bicycle or bicycles to a cycling destination. Here in California, it’s easy to hop in your car and be transported to a completely different environment within a few hours, sometimes even fast enough to get in a good pedal before sundown.

Over the years, I’ve used just about every mainstream market bike rack. While they all do the job, only one excels. The 1-Up Rack is hands down the best bicycle rack on the market and the fact that it’s made in the USA is an added bonus. I’ve been using mine for over a year now and while it pinched my pockets upon purchasing, I have no regrets. (more…)

Oct 19, 2016 49 comments
PAUL Klampers in All Black

Those, Chico, California-made, super stoppy and stiff cable-actuated disc brakes are back… in black. All black. If you’re into murdering out your components, don’t overlook these. These all-black PAUL Klampers are in stock now. Yep, that’s right. No wait times. Head over to PAUL to check them out.

Oct 17, 2016 4 comments