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Afterschool Projects and Mission Workshop’s Tie Dye Collection

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Afterschool Projects and Mission Workshop’s Tie Dye Collection

California brands Mission Workshop and Afterschool Projects announced a new collection of apparel and packs today that meld Mission Workshop’s knowledge in technical materials with the playfulness of Afterschool Projects. The collaboration all started with a question and an experiment: is it possible to tie-dye tech fabrics?

Through persistence and experimentation, the MW and ASP teams discovered a unique process to tie-dye the iconic X-Pac® fabric from Dimension Polyant. The result is three unique camouflage-inspired dyes – Inyo, Mojave, and Hippie – with a touch of psychedelic joy to the functional aesthetic.The X-Pac® fabric was meticulously tie-dyed by hand, giving each bag a signature that makes the MW x ASP collection truly unique. Made in the USA and shipping today…

Check out the full collection at Afterschool Projects.

Fairlight’s New Strael 3.0 All Road

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Fairlight’s New Strael 3.0 All Road

Fairlight’s frames are well detailed and designed for the task at hand. The new Strael 3.0 is their “all season” road bike, made from Reynolds tubing and with clearance for a 36mm tire. The Strael comes in three colors now, with color-matched forks and plenty of provisions to keep you rolling on your long rides.

Here is what is new on the Strael 3.0:
-Clearance for 36mm (width as measured) tyres.
-New Reynolds 853 downtube with revised butting profile.
-New Reynolds 725 chainstays with custom forming and shaping that is unlike anything you’ve seen on a steel frame.
-New size specific top tube and seat stays for sizes 61R and 61T. Designed for bigger, stronger riders.
-New Bentley x Fairlight Mk.2 dropouts.
-New Anraed 3.0 fork with internal dynamo routing and improved tyre clearance.
-3rd bottle mount for endurance riding and full frame bags.
-New full dynamo integration for running rear lights.
-New solar pattern graphics.
-Colour matched fork as standard.

See the full design notes for the Strael 3.0and see pricing options at Fairlight.

A Look at Albuquerque-Based Buckhorn Bags’ Custom Full and Half Frame Bags

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A Look at Albuquerque-Based Buckhorn Bags’ Custom Full and Half Frame Bags

These days, chances are you’ve got a local bag maker in your state. In my area here in New Mexico, there are a few, and just down the hill from Santa Fe in Albuquerque is Buckhorn Bags, a small company run by Sam Lutz. Sam makes custom framebags, both full and half, as well as a plethora of other accessory bags. I’ve got two bikes that have been begging for framebags, so when Sam announced he was going to start offering them, I sent him some money, a few photos, and waited for a few weeks. Well, I’ve been using these bags for a while now and would like to share the process and product with you so check out more below…

Snēk Cycling: Vital Case – Tool Holder

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Snēk Cycling: Vital Case – Tool Holder

Utah-based Snēk Cycling has a new bag for your road, gravel, or MTB. Introducing the Vital Case. It’s a tool and spare tire holder that straps to your saddle or frame, holds as much or as little as you need. These minimal packs retail for $45 and are in stock now at Snēk Cycling.

Vital Case Includes:
-Nylon webbing holder with pockets and silicone closure band
-Snēk Voile 15″ strap with strap keeper
-Small Parts Pouch

Features:
-Stores a compact multi-tool, tire levers, Co2 inflator, tube, tire plug, etc.
-Can be mounted under the saddle as a saddle bag or on a bike frame
-Works with all carry-on type tire levers, and Co2 inflators, including our Lifeboat Tire Lever
-Fits road/gravel tubes and mountain bike tubes up to 2.4″ in width
-The Snēk Voile Strap can be removed for storage of the Vital Case in a jersey pocket or bag
-The silicone band is removable and replaceable
-Built to last, guaranteed for life

Giro’s Sardine Collection

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Giro’s Sardine Collection

Giro always loves to play with various concepts each season and create capsule collections based on an artist or a theme. This summer that theme is sardines. Inspired by the laid-back vibes of Portugal’s seaside villages, the Sardine Collection taps into the rich Portuguese seafaring tradition and passion for handcrafted arts, like block printing and ceramics. Included in this collection is a jersey, socks, gloves, a bottle, and a cap. See the full spread at Giro.

Speedvagen Ready Made CX Team Edition Framesets

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Speedvagen Ready Made CX Team Edition Framesets

After a year off from racing, everyone is more stoked than ever to say #crossiscoming. Over at Speedvagen, they’re so excited that for the first time they are offering Ready Made Cyclocross Team Editions as Frame-sets only. This is in part due to the supply shortages plaguing the industry.

Cyclocross was the beginning of Speedvagen and cross bikes are still among their favorite bikes. Light and nimble, ready to get rowdy. Not over-built like most “gravel” bikes today. A pure cross bike is something magical. Sacha has always said if he had to pick a bike for the apocalypse it would be a single-speed cyclocross bike.

THE RMCXTED Frameset Specs:
-Two Super Sparkly Paint Schemes, New for 2021 Team Blue or our traditional Team White
-Stock sizing 50-58cm
-Enve CX Fork
-Enve Post Head
-Enve Stem
-PF30 or T47 shell (single speed or geared)
-Turn around time 5-6 mo
-Deposit $1000 (deducted from the total price)

eeBrakes Announce El Tornado Limited Edition Colorway

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eeBrakes Announce El Tornado Limited Edition Colorway

Look, I know rim brakes aren’t exactly in vogue anymore but if you happen to have a rim brake road bike and are looking to upgrade your brakes, then the eeBrakes are a prime candidate. The latest limited edition eeBrakes were just announced today in El Tornado blue and black. These brakes are available in direct mount and standard mount, come with carbon and standard brake pads and are shipping in July. See all the details at Cane Creek.

Tumbleweed Bicycle Co: Persuader Bar Pre-Order Opens Today

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Tumbleweed Bicycle Co: Persuader Bar Pre-Order Opens Today

Tumbleweed’s 800mm wide Persuader bars are a great option for your touring bike, with a large, flat area at the stem clamp for bags, zero front sweep to keep those bags nice and neat, 50mm rise, a 30º back sweep, and weighing only 638g. These bars can easily be cut down if 800mm is too wide for your taste but can certainly be ridden uncut.

The pre-order opens today at 10 am PST at Tumbleweed Bicycle Co, with a two-week delivery time.

Rapha’s Snow Peak Collection

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Rapha’s Snow Peak Collection

In the outdoor space, few companies provide products as resilient as they are good-lookin’ as Snow Peak. Their titanium cookware lasts forever and their compact camping solutions have proven to be excellent allies on bicycle tours so it makes sense that Rapha would pair up with Snow Peak on a capsule collection, live now at their site. Sure, if you already have this gear, you don’t need to be bothered but if you’re a fan of Rapha and are curious about Snow Peak’s legacy, this is for you. I’ve been using the new Kanpai bottle for hot and cold-brewed coffee and its worked a treat.

See the collection at Rapha.

Industry Nine’s New 1/1 GRCX Wheels Won’t Break the Bank at $765

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Industry Nine’s New 1/1 GRCX Wheels Won’t Break the Bank at $765

Designed for a 33-55mm tire, on a 24.5 alloy rim, the new Industry Nine 1/1 GRCX wheels might be what you’re looking for to get your new build rolling or to give an existing build some sprucing up for summer rides. These new wheels use I9’s new 1/1 Road series hubs which offer 90 points of engagement on a 6 pawl freehub body, use J-bend spokes for ease of maintenance, and are backed by a 2-year warranty. Best of all, they retail at $765. Check out more at Industry Nine.

Why Didn’t We See This Ultradynamico Mars Tire Poster?

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Why Didn’t We See This Ultradynamico Mars Tire Poster?

Look, we’re huge Dune fans over here and we’re patiently awaiting the movie. The interstitial space between bikes and sci-fi is rather small, so when something like this pops up, we have to share it. Bryan Buswell designed this insane stillsuit art with a Shai-Hulud cresting in the background for Ultradynamico’s Mars tires. Could this be the greatest bicycle tire ad of the 21st century?

Available in two sizes, 24 x 36″ or 13 x 19″ and printed on 100# text weight paper.

In stock at Ultradynamico.

Ultradynamico Mars 26 x 2.2″ Tires Have Landed

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Ultradynamico Mars 26 x 2.2″ Tires Have Landed

Available in red (26″ pictured) or grey (27.5″), the newest tire from Ultradynamico is ATB-inspired. Convert your 90s MTB into a modern, supple, planing machine.

Specs:
-Race compound for superior grip in all conditions.
-Luxurious high TPI mystery casing sourced from a Moroccan street bazaar which may vary in hue
-Tread rubber extended down sidewall for added protection without sacrificing the premium ride quality of our most flexible casing
-Continuous ramped center delta for a fast roll when propelled, and confident braking traction when modulated
-Side knobs won’t let you down, or let you fall down in loose, dry corners
-Wide knob spacing sheds mud and makes artistic patterns in the space dust
-Did you know the triangle is the strongest shape in this dimension?
-27.5 pairs as a front with our ROSé or CAVA 650b in the rear for a fast and fun slackened ATB rat-rover
-Tubeless compatible for a rover mimicking psi of 20-30psi
-Tires packaged and sold individually.
-Each set of commemorative 26″ MARS tires comes with a 13″ x 19″ poster from painter Bryan Buswell. Posters ship separately in a proper tube and will arrive a few days after your rubber.
-27.5″ x 2.2?? available in GREY compound only and 26″ x 2.2?? available in RED compound only.
-605g and 600g

In stock and shipping now from Ultradynamico.

MAAP’s Bluesign and Oeko Tex Recycled Yarn Jerseys

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MAAP’s Bluesign and Oeko Tex Recycled Yarn Jerseys

Currently, the majority of MAAP’s printed fabrics releasing from 2020 on, utilizes Green Soul technology combining the use of 100% sustainable recycled fibers with the most environmentally friendly dyeing and finishing processes with no compromise on the performance of the fabrics.

These fabrics contain a range of fibers, with combinations of 100% post-consumer polyester and up to 65% pre-consumer sustainable premium elastane recycled from industrial waste.

MAAP announced their first two recycled yarn jerseys, the Men’s Vortex and the Women’s Flare.

See the whole story at MAAP.

Apidura’s Revive Program Revitalizes Your Bags

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Apidura’s Revive Program Revitalizes Your Bags

Apidura’s new Revive Program takes your used and beaten up bags or packs and repairs them to like new, but with beausage, condition:

We believe in producing packs that are Built to Last. The longer a pack is in use, the lower the environmental impact of the resources used to make it. Much like a bike, packs sometimes need a bit of upkeep and maintenance to keep them working well over the years, which is why we design our packs to be easily repaired. By investing in returning purpose to these packs through revive, we hope to reduce unnecessary waste and extend the useful lifecycle of idle packs.

Learn more at Apidura.