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MFS Spring Classics: Cobble Gobblers Cobble Goblin’ Cobble Goblins

The 2016 Manual for Speed campaign begins with the Spring Classics. If there is a better way to start off the year, we can’t think of one. And if we can’t think of one, that means one doesn’t exist. But what makes the Spring Classics so classic? Hmmm, could it be that the races travel through ancient and medieval European towns teeming with drunk David Guetta zombies? Is is it the unpredictable and vengeful weather conditions that torment the riders with flashes of sun, wind, rain, snow, and hail? Perhaps it’s the format of the races themselves, one-day winner-take-all affairs where winning means putting everything you have have on the line? Yes, yes, yes—and more. These races are the equivalent of knife fighting over an open grave or biting off your own tongue out of spite. These are scratching, clawing, blood, sweat, and tears affairs. You fail, your bike fails, the weather fails and it’s over, it’s an entire year before you get another chance. All this means that these races present the opportunity for a truly transformative experience, a platform for the uncanny and the beautiful. A true spectacle, and we’re here for the spectacle man!!!

This year we’ll be hitting the Tour des Flandres (Ronde van Vlaanderen), Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallone, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. That’s right, we’re covering all the big dogs, the Classic’s Classics, nah’mean? Of course we’re not just going to Europe to cover the races. We’re talking about Fan Clubs, MFS Cribz, Chillers, Barricade Butts, Barricade Pups, Casual Baguettes, and everything else you’ve come to expect from Manual for Speed and more, what exactly more is for the time being.

Want all the HOT HOT HOT MFS Cobble Action? Then take the leap.

Apr 4, 2016 Comments are OFF
Kitsbow’s Icon Wool Flannel Shirt is Back in New Colors
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In what I would consider Kitsbow’s best product, the Icon wool flannel shirt returns in three new colors: blue, grey and red. This is seriously the best flannel I’ve ever owned and when the temperature dips, it’s always in my pack or on my back. The flexible shoulder gussets and extra material on the arms really makes this an extremely durable and versatile flannel.

Made in the USA with a pricetag of $195. See more at Kitsbow!

Feb 4, 2016 2 comments
Manual for Speed: New Space Tape Colors and Speed Tee
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The guys at Manual for Speed have just restocked their popular Space Tape in three colors: black, pink and turquoise. Basically, something for everyone. Except you people who roll with all-white bar tape. Also restocked is the newest permutation of the Speed Tee. This round, leave the bright colors behind. It’s time for all-black!

See the full restock at Manual for Speed.

Jan 12, 2016 5 comments
Yo! Jimbos
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The thing I love about local bike shops is their reach. Monkey Wrench, Golden Saddle, Angry Catfish, Vecchios and the like all have great branding, which results in people wearing their products. Yo Jimbos in Chicago is doing a pre-order for tees and sweats right now. For something new in your wardrobe, head over to support them!

Nov 17, 2015 17 comments
Mission Workshop: The Sansom Water Repellent Button Up
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Made in SF, the Sansom is constructed of Schoeller Turkish stretch cotton with a NanoSphere® water repellent finish with German made Prym s-spring snaps for fastening. This is a tech shirt that looks damn good on and off the bike. The last rendition was one of my favorite MW pieces. Available now, in limited stock at Mission Workshop.

Jul 22, 2015 Comments are OFF