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Let the Good Times Roll

With Tanner Goods and Cielo!

“Our friends across the river at Chris King and Cielo know how to craft three things extremely well: precision bike components, hand-built frames and tasty food. Every year they bring their love of all three together for the Gourmet Century, a 100-kilometer tour through the countryside with four stops along the route for riders to enjoy some of the best food Portland has to offer.

This year we took the Tanner Goods edition Cielo Sportif Classic out for the daylong tour with a few hundred other riders, both old friends and new riding buddies alike. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the bike yet, take a look at the video above, in our online shop or at our LA Flagship Store.”

Sep 18, 2014 2 comments
Embracing the Aroma at the Buffalo Trace Distillery – Kyle Kelley
Embracing the Aroma at the Buffalo Trace Distillery

Embracing the Aroma at the Buffalo Trace Distillery
Words and photos by Kyle Kelley

Last winter, while I was home in Indiana for the holidays, my parents and I decided to head across the Ohio River to Bourbon Country for a visit to Buffalo Trace. Unlike many of the other touristy distilleries in Kentucky, Buffalo Trace is not fancy and they sure as hell don’t pump perfume into the air to mask the smell of the sour mash.

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Sep 18, 2014 2 comments
Made in the USA: SILCA SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump
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Everyone always asks me what’s the one product I liked at Interbike and I never really have a clear answer. This year however, I was most impressed with one accessory.

Silca’s undergone a bit of a domestic production revival.

Their products are now made in the USA. From Co2 chucks to this SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump.

This one’s not for the bargain seekers, but I will say, it’s a damn fine floor pump. Every single piece is machined and finished. It’s like the Rolex of bike pumps. See more (including the price) at Silca.

Sep 15, 2014 10 comments
Chris King Portland Gourmet Century Recap

Chris King’s Gourmet Centuries are a delicious combination of gourmet food and a well supported group ride. Each event draws notable chefs to create high quality meals that to compliment a long day of riding. This year Chris King has extended their Gourmet Century offerings outside of Portland and they still have a few tickets available for the Sonoma Gourmet Century this October. Feast your eyes on the video recap to get a taste of what you are in for, tickets available here, at Chris King

Sep 6, 2014 Comments are OFF
Paul Component: Klamper Road and Cross Disc Brakes Coming Soon
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“If disc brakes were meant for road and cross bikes, Paul would have made them…”

Truth is truth and I’ve seen the light. Literally. I have a set of these and unfortunately, I didn’t have time to put any miles on them yet but I can assure you, they look and feel amazing. Like all of Paul’s brakes, they’re machined and finished to the highest of standards.

You should know however, that Paul is marketing these for road and cross bikes only at the time being…

Expect a review once I get back to Austin and if you’re going to Interbike, roll through their booth 15030.

Sep 5, 2014 9 comments