Category Archives: Mission Workshop

This looks amazing!

“Trails can’t be measured on a universal scale. There doesn’t exist a comparison of flow to stoke that equates to a universal metric — no ‘trail spectator’ out of 100, no simple charts or graphs. Rather, the experience of the trail, as related to euphoria, is a continuous collection of multitudes extending in all dimensions. There are too many variables to include in the equation, and a limit to the math. It takes a special cultivated knowledge of proximal landscapes to understand and create the right experience. And to maximize this experience it’s not just about finding amazing trails, but the process of linking landscapes through a vast network of natural terrain.”

Ash Smith sums it up best:

“Yes, you’re looking for awesome trails, but you’re also looking — on a bigger scale — for corridors of flow, through this network of nodes and edges. Through this network which we’ve been blessed with from the agricultural past and trading past. It’s all there; we just need to find the best ways through it.”

Check out the full story and see more photos at Acre!

Nov 23, 2015 No comments yet
Reminder! Q+A with Andrew Low at Mission Workshop Tomorrow!

Please join Mission Workshop, Andrew Low and Dustin Klein for an evening of bicycle talk!

Andrew started Low Bicycles, a small manufacturer of high quality, handmade aluminum racing frames, located in San Francisco, CA in 2010. Hear about his history, his take on aluminum, and questions from the crowd. Introduction by Dustin Klein, of Cadence Collection.

Nov. 20th
6pm Doors open
7pm Talk starts
Close when the beer’s gone

Broadcasted live on Starting at 7PM PST.

Hosted at Mission Workshop San Francisco
541 Valencia St. SF, CA

Hit up [email protected] for entry.

Nov 19, 2015 1 comment
Mission Workshop: The Steppe Merino Hoodie

In a quest for the best possible apparel, Mission Workshop is continuously updating and redesigning their pieces. The newest being the Steppe Merino Hoodie. This minimally-designed mid-weight merino hoodie is great as both a layer and an everyday garment.

Made with ultra fine 18.9 micron merino and woven with 2% lycra for increased mobility and durability, these hoodies are made in San Francisco and are in stock now at, Mission Workshop SF and Mission Workshop LA.

Nov 16, 2015 2 comments
Mission Workshop: Ask a Founder – Mike Sinyard

October 10th brings about yet another Ask a Founder event at Mission Workshop. This time, it features Mike Sinyard of Specialized Bicycles.

“The Founders Event was created in effort to pull the curtain back and learn more about cycling brands that we respect. We as an industry tend to focus on the stunning finished parts but not as much on the struggle it takes to get there. For the event we simply turn the cameras on, step back and watch the story unfold. We cover the inspiration behind ideas, the projects that never got off the ground and everything in between.

For our fourth installment of this project we present to you the relatively unknown founder of one of the cycling world’s leading innovative forces. Mike Sinyard of Specialized will now take your questions. Join us Saturday October 10th at 7PM PST to watch Mike live on Be part of the event by asking Mike a question via Twitter using “#AskSinyard” as the hashtag. Live audience space is limited, if you can make it to Mission Workshop San Francisco, email [email protected] for a seat.”

Sep 21, 2015 Comments are OFF
Eric’s Gilded Speedvagen Rugged Road
Eric's Speedvagen Gilded Rugged Road

“The unicorn is a legendary animal that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aelian. The Bible also describes an animal, the re’em, which some translations have erroneously rendered with the word unicorn.” Wikipedia

While this bike isn’t as rare as a unicorn (my uncle saw one once in West Virginia on a bootleggin’ run), it’s safe to say that we’d all rather ride atop this bicycle, over a smelly horse with a horn.

Eric is a lucky sonofagun. After having his bike taken from him, he used his insurance money, along with money he had saved up for a custom bike to put a deposit down on a Speedvagen Rugged Road. (more…)

Sep 15, 2015 32 comments
Q&A With Chris Chance at Mission Workshop TONIGHT!

Tonight at Mission Workshop in SF, I’ll be moderating a discussion with Chris Chance of Fat Chance Bicycles. Here’s the scoop:

“Chris Chance is bringing back Fat Chance Bicycles. Making a killer bike back in the day wasn’t easy and bringing it back to life 15 years after closing down shop can’t be either. Chris will be speaking at Mission Workshop San Francisco Saturday August 15th. John Watson will be leading the questions, but attendees are welcome to ask Chris what’s on their mind. The talk will be live streamed on so you can follow along from your garage, but if you’re local, email [email protected] to grab a seat. Beers start at 5pm, doors close at 6:30pm. Talk starts at 7pm.”

We hope to see you there!

Aug 15, 2015 3 comments