Category Archives: Products
Brooks Teases All Weather Carbon Saddles

I’ve got a mole over at Brooks in the EU and they just sent me teaser images of their new all-weather carbon Cambium saddles. These new saddles address the glaring issue with the standard all-weather Cambiums, the weight! With the all-weather design and the carbon body, the saddles will be substantially lighter. Available in white or black with more information to follow…

Jan 21, 2019 11 comments
Industry Nine Introduces New Ultralight 235 CX TRA in 700c and 650b

With more and more drop bar bikes adopting MTB tires, Industry Nine believes wheels need to be updated. From tire fit to drivetrain spec. The TRA, or Torch Road Alloy, was designed to accel in a space where a road-focused wheelset might not be enough, but a straight-up mountain wheelset would be overkill. Ideal scenarios for the TRA line-up would be in the CX start grid, fast moving, light-duty off-road explorations, or hammering out long days on Forest Service roads.

See more at Industry Nine!

Jan 21, 2019 1 comment
The Mission Workshop RHAKE Gets the VX Ultralight Treatment

Mission Workshop are wizards of bag manufacturing. Their packs have some of the most well thought-out detailing in the industry and with all the hidden buckles, pockets, and straps, come added weight – especially considering you could already be carrying camera gear or a laptop! To alleviate that, the brand often puts out VX material bags that shed some of the weight. The newest bag to get the VX treatment is the RHAKE. A unique bag that pairs exceptionally well with their camera insert. As with all their bags, these are made in the USA with a lifetime warranty. Head to Mission Workshop for more information.

Jan 17, 2019 4 comments
Rodeo Labs Announces Their Trail Donkey 3.0

To coincide with their new Spork, Rode Labs has just announced their Trail Donkey 3.0 frameset. These bikes are literal quiver killers, clearing a 2.25″ x 27.5″ tire on rims with a 24.5mm ID or on 700c rims it’ll clear a 2″ tire with a 24mm ID. Combined with internal dropper routing, flat mount disc brakes, provisions for extra cargo cages and what have you, this bike is a Swiss Army Knife, perfect for bikepacking, dirt road riding and everything in between. Rodeo Labs did a great job going over the new Trail Donkey on their blog, so head over to check it out.

Jan 11, 2019 1 comment
Speedvagen’s Surprise Me… Skate Decks!

I’m not a betting man, but I’d wager that a lot of people who grew up skateboarding are now involved in cycling to some degree. The same goes for some of the employees at the Vanilla Workshop, who have long wanted to make skate decks. Well, they’re now a reality, available in limited quantities in sizes from 8″ – 8.5″ and in stock now at Speedvagen.

Jan 10, 2019 5 comments
Time’s Speciale MTB Pedals are a Much Needed Update

There are a few of us out in the world of cycling who have always ridden Time pedals. In a world seemingly dominated by Shimano clipless systems, there are still diehard fans of the French company. It’s been years since Time updated their pedal platform and believe me when I say it’s been long overdue. With recent models lasting mere months, instead of years like their predecessors, I was thinking about making the switch to Shimano. Then the Speciale was announced. (more…)

Jan 9, 2019 31 comments