Category Archives: made in the usa
Products like this are so simple, yet offer a simple way to add a bit of made in the USA bling to your current setup. These brake shoes are domestically machined, and anodized in Portland, Oregon, come equipped with Kool-Stop Salmon pads and are in stock now at Gevenalle.
See more information below.
Search and State is pleased to announce the launching of their Women’s Line. This includes the S1A Riding Jersey and the S1J Riding Jacket. These two items were the flagship garments for men when the brand first launched and are now available in a women’s specific design and fitting.
Read on below or head to Search and State for more information. Also don’t miss the feature on Pretty Damned Fast!
For over 25 years Chico, California has been the home base for Paul Component Engineering. During the Speedvagen Fit Tour we swung by to check in on their operations and to get a sense of what the team, the city of Chico and Paul Price himself are all about…
When you’re on the road, you get brief vignettes into people’s or company’s day to day routine, without fully immersing yourself in their operations. Or at least that’s usually the case. Yesterday, however, my preconceptions were shifted and I came to the realization that you can indeed, peer into a company’s soul in the right environment.
What Paul Component is doing in Chico, California is rad. Hands down. We all knew that but yesterday, I got to hang around their shop for an afternoon, not minutes and then, here’s the best part: I got to ride bikes with a few of their teammates, including Paul Price, the owner.
There’s a story to come, but I just wanted to thank the team at Paul Comp for opening their shop doors to us.
People have a lot of misconceptions about the frame building process and even the builders themselves, which is why I value a good interview. Above Category conducted one such interview with Aaron Barchek of Mosaic Cycles on their blog and it’s worth the read.
If you’d like to meet Aaron yourself, he will be visiting Above Category in early May. There will be a group ride on the 9th of May at 8.15am. More information to follow on AC in ‘The Broomwagon’ and their Facebook.
Our friends at Huckberry have re-launched their annual Commuter Shop, featuring a lot of made in the USA products from brands like Mission Workshop, SWRVE and Spurcycle. Now’s your chance to scoop up some quality goods, at a reduced price. Yes, you have to sign up for their site, but it’s painless and besides, who doesn’t like getting a deal?
Head over to Huckberry to check out what’s in stock at the Commuter Shop.
… and other goods. You know the deal, head to Tracko to swoop now!
I’ve been using SRAM’s own direct mount ring for a few weeks now and love it. While I’m all for the slick black aesthetic of their native design, it’s hard to deny the appeal of stainless. Wolf Tooth Components just launched a super durable, SRAM-compatible, made in the USA direct mount chainring for your 1x system. Head over to Wolf Tooth Components for more information and availability.
Unfortunately, in the time this post was scheduled, all that remains are the 24t rings, so if you’re looking for that size, you’re in luck. If not, you’ll have to wait for a restock…
Strawfoot’s kit bags have been restocked. These bags are perfect for keeping muddy, poison oak-covered shoes separate from your clean clothes in your luggage or home. The kit bags are made in Santa Cruz from charcoal duck cotton canvas with a water-resistant finish for $88. They measure 13″ x 9″ x 4″ and in my experience will fit a pair of shoes, gloves, bibs, and a jersey.
Check out more information at Strawfoot.
No matter how crazy kit designs have become, we like things simple over here. Much like the Radavist’s t-shirts, the Discharged Kit is a black base with a “discharge-like” off-white graphic print. Black because it won’t slow grease, dirt or other stains and because, well, why would you wear anything else?
Clean and simple, these kits come with a pair of bibs, a jersey, two sets of arm warmers that can be mix and matched between “the Radavist”, “Rubber Side Up” (looks great upside down), the Algiz array and Raidō array.
Made by Endo Customs in Los Angeles and
in stock now for $320. sold out.