Category Archives: made in the usa
All-City Cycles: Made in the USA Pursuit Special Chainrings
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It’s great to see a company like All-City bring some production back to the good ol’ US of A. Introducing their Pursuit Special track rings:

“These beauties are cnc’d in the USA and utilize a proprietary tooth profile for smooth and quiet operation. The 49-52’s utilize a solid body design with reliefs in the back for weight savings, while the 46-48’s have full cutouts.

In sticking with the theme of our aluminum track bike, the Thunderdome, we named them after Mad Max’s car, the Pursuit Special.”

Head to your local All-City dealer to order.

May 12, 2015 18 comments
Skratch Labs Fruit Drops
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In Skratch Labs’ pursuit of creating the healthiest, tastiest on and off the bike nutrition, they’ve developed a new treat for your jersey pocket. The Skratch Labs Fruit Drops come in either Raspberry or Orange flavor and are available as individual pouches or a pack of 10.

I can’t wait to try these out… Check out more at Skratch.

May 11, 2015 2 comments
Gevenalle Introduces Domestic Brake Pads
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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.

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May 6, 2015 10 comments
Thank You, Paul Component!
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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.

Apr 30, 2015 3 comments
Meet Your Maker with Above Category and Aaron Barchek of Mosaic
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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.

Apr 27, 2015 Comments are OFF
Huckberry’s Commuter Shop
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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.

Apr 23, 2015 Comments are OFF