Wolf Tooth’s Pack Tools: Master Link Combo Pliers

Carrying a spare master link is a must for any kind of outing into the woods, especially on a tour of bikepacking trip and carrying spares is now easier than ever with the new Wolf Tooth Master Link Combo Pliers. These nifty pliers allow you to easily install a new master link, carry extra links and even use the other end as a tire lever. Having broken a few master links over the years, I wish I had this tool in my kit at the time! See more at Wolf Tooth.

Jan 11, 2018 15 comments
Ben Serotta Returns, Opens Serotta Design Studio

With over 40 years of framebuilding experience under his belt, Ben Serotta couldn’t keep away from the industry after Serotta closed its doors, a few years back. Just this week, Ben launched Serotta Design Studio with two flagship bikes, the Duetti – a disc all-road bike, and the aModoMio – a classic, do-it-all road bike with clearances for 28mm tires. There’s so much more to the story of Serotta Design Studio, so head over to their site to discover more.

Jan 11, 2018 11 comments
Paul Component Engineering: Klamper for Campy

If you’re running Campagnolo on your disc road or disc ‘cross bike and have wanted to run Klampers, PAUL has just released a Campy-optimized design. The Campy-compatible brakes are made in Chico, California and are in stock now at Paul.

Jan 10, 2018 9 comments
The Tim Tas + Rek Ahead Steerer Rack Saves Your Saggy Handlebar Bags

Be it for randonneuring, bikepacking, touring, commuting or cyclophotography, the handlebar bag can be either a nuisance or a godsend, depending on your equipment. While rack-less bag designs are convenient, they can often times flop and jostle all over, really ruining your otherwise pleasant and quiet ride. I’ve found when you put a heavy camera in one of these bags, getting it to stay put is quite the hassle. While a full-on touring, porteur or randonneuring rack can assist in this issue, sometimes they’re overkill and heavy. In my experience, all it takes is a simple bracket to hold the bag in place to really enhance your ride. The problem is, who makes such a product?

We’ve seen quite a few bracket designs for saddle packs, but what about handlebar packs? I’ve yet to find a good, reliable design. That is until I found the Tim Ras + Rek Ahead Steerer Rack. (more…)

Jan 9, 2018 12 comments
The Jones Titanium Spaceframe Plus LWB is Coming

Jones Bikes recently took everything that’s fun about their Spaceframe and added their LWB, or long wheelbase, geometry to it, resulting in a more “all-mountain” stance and handling. If you’ve never ridden a Jones before, there’s nothing like it and this new LWB looks to be the yin to the shorter wheelbase yang. Check out more details – and there are plenty! – at the Jones Blog!

Jan 9, 2018 No comments yet
Knog’s Quick Start with the PWR Road/Trail

Knog is a name that’s been historically synonymous with bicycle lights and over the years, I’ve tried just about all of their offerings. While they get the job done, I’ll admit, I haven’t ever been as impressed with anything as I am with their new PWR lights. Imagine a USB bank that runs a high lumen bike light, and a modular package that allows you to customize the amount of light you need, be it MTB or road. The Knog PWR is the most impressive lighting system the brand has ever put out and it’s in stock now. Expect a full review shortly…

Jan 9, 2018 7 comments
Lace ‘Em Up

We’ve got something RAD in the works with Giro. Expect more details this week.

Jan 8, 2018 50 comments
Saffron Frameworks: Danny’s Bridget Riley-Inspired Road Bike

These days, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the worldwide framebuilding community’s recent works, but sometimes a bike build comes across my radar and I have to promptly share it. The newest from Saffron Frameworks is Danny’s road bike. It was built from a mix of Columbus Spirit, HSS, and Life tubing, with a Futura fork that allows for a 28mm tire clearance.

While the bike’s stance is on-par with the excellence that comes from Saffron, the paint design is something else. It’s inspired by Bridget Riley, the foremost exponents of optical art and was perfectly executed by Cole Coating. See more at the Saffron Frameworks Twiter.

Jan 8, 2018 2 comments
Industry Nine Debuts their TRAIL 270 24 HOLE 27.5″ MTB Wheels

New year, new you and new wheels to boot.

Over the years, I’ve been more than impressed with Industry Nine’s wheel offerings and with each release, they keep getting better. Their latest wheelset offering are the Trail 270 wheels, which come in a 24 hole drilling and 27.5″ diameter. These are made in North Carolina at i9’s HQ and are tuned for your all mountain / race / enduro / shred sled. They have a rider limit of 210lbs, so they’re not for the big boys, but with a 27mm inner width, they’ll hold onto a fat tire to keep your rubber side down, or up, if that’s your thing. Check out more specs at Industry Nine.

Jan 8, 2018 1 comment
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Howdy Cacti Hats

“Howdy!” It’s a pleasant way to greet people, no matter what mood you’re in. These cacti-embroidered caps show a saguaro cactus displaying three common hand gestures, pick one that suits your character. The designs were illustrated by Kyler Martz and embroidered on Bayside one-size-fits-all hats by Goth Brooks in Ojai, California. These sell for $30 each, plus shipping worldwide.

Please, because of the limited numbers available, ONE HAT PER CUSTOMER! Scoop up yours below. Sorry sold out! (more…)

Jan 8, 2018 2 comments
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Ben Serotta Returns, Opens Serotta Design Studio

With over 40 years of framebuilding experience under his belt, Ben Serotta couldn’t keep away from the industry after Serotta closed its doors, a few years back. Just this week, Ben launched Serotta Design Studio with two flagship bikes, the Duetti – a disc all-road bike, and the aModoMio – a classic, do-it-all road bike with clearances for 28mm tires. There’s so much more to the story of Serotta Design Studio, so head over to their site to discover more.

Jan 11, 2018 11 comments
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Paul Component Engineering: Klamper for Campy

If you’re running Campagnolo on your disc road or disc ‘cross bike and have wanted to run Klampers, PAUL has just released a Campy-optimized design. The Campy-compatible brakes are made in Chico, California and are in stock now at Paul.

Jan 10, 2018 9 comments
The Tim Tas + Rek Ahead Steerer Rack Saves Your Saggy Handlebar Bags

Be it for randonneuring, bikepacking, touring, commuting or cyclophotography, the handlebar bag can be either a nuisance or a godsend, depending on your equipment. While rack-less bag designs are convenient, they can often times flop and jostle all over, really ruining your otherwise pleasant and quiet ride. I’ve found when you put a heavy camera in one of these bags, getting it to stay put is quite the hassle. While a full-on touring, porteur or randonneuring rack can assist in this issue, sometimes they’re overkill and heavy. In my experience, all it takes is a simple bracket to hold the bag in place to really enhance your ride. The problem is, who makes such a product?

We’ve seen quite a few bracket designs for saddle packs, but what about handlebar packs? I’ve yet to find a good, reliable design. That is until I found the Tim Ras + Rek Ahead Steerer Rack. (more…)

Jan 9, 2018 12 comments
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The Jones Titanium Spaceframe Plus LWB is Coming

Jones Bikes recently took everything that’s fun about their Spaceframe and added their LWB, or long wheelbase, geometry to it, resulting in a more “all-mountain” stance and handling. If you’ve never ridden a Jones before, there’s nothing like it and this new LWB looks to be the yin to the shorter wheelbase yang. Check out more details – and there are plenty! – at the Jones Blog!

Jan 9, 2018 No comments yet
Knog’s Quick Start with the PWR Road/Trail

Knog is a name that’s been historically synonymous with bicycle lights and over the years, I’ve tried just about all of their offerings. While they get the job done, I’ll admit, I haven’t ever been as impressed with anything as I am with their new PWR lights. Imagine a USB bank that runs a high lumen bike light, and a modular package that allows you to customize the amount of light you need, be it MTB or road. The Knog PWR is the most impressive lighting system the brand has ever put out and it’s in stock now. Expect a full review shortly…

Jan 9, 2018 7 comments
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Lace ‘Em Up

We’ve got something RAD in the works with Giro. Expect more details this week.

Jan 8, 2018 50 comments
Saffron Frameworks: Danny’s Bridget Riley-Inspired Road Bike

These days, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the worldwide framebuilding community’s recent works, but sometimes a bike build comes across my radar and I have to promptly share it. The newest from Saffron Frameworks is Danny’s road bike. It was built from a mix of Columbus Spirit, HSS, and Life tubing, with a Futura fork that allows for a 28mm tire clearance.

While the bike’s stance is on-par with the excellence that comes from Saffron, the paint design is something else. It’s inspired by Bridget Riley, the foremost exponents of optical art and was perfectly executed by Cole Coating. See more at the Saffron Frameworks Twiter.

Jan 8, 2018 2 comments
Industry Nine Debuts their TRAIL 270 24 HOLE 27.5″ MTB Wheels

New year, new you and new wheels to boot.

Over the years, I’ve been more than impressed with Industry Nine’s wheel offerings and with each release, they keep getting better. Their latest wheelset offering are the Trail 270 wheels, which come in a 24 hole drilling and 27.5″ diameter. These are made in North Carolina at i9’s HQ and are tuned for your all mountain / race / enduro / shred sled. They have a rider limit of 210lbs, so they’re not for the big boys, but with a 27mm inner width, they’ll hold onto a fat tire to keep your rubber side down, or up, if that’s your thing. Check out more specs at Industry Nine.

Jan 8, 2018 1 comment
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Howdy Cacti Hats

“Howdy!” It’s a pleasant way to greet people, no matter what mood you’re in. These cacti-embroidered caps show a saguaro cactus displaying three common hand gestures, pick one that suits your character. The designs were illustrated by Kyler Martz and embroidered on Bayside one-size-fits-all hats by Goth Brooks in Ojai, California. These sell for $30 each, plus shipping worldwide.

Please, because of the limited numbers available, ONE HAT PER CUSTOMER! Scoop up yours below. Sorry sold out! (more…)

Jan 8, 2018 2 comments
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