If you’re going to have one toolset and money was no object, then look no further. Abbey Tools‘ latest release is drool-worthy. Their Team Issue Toolbox has a retail of $1,350 and is filled with just about everything you’d need to wrench on a bike. Check out the full kit in high-res below.
Short sleeves, long sleeves, caps, gaiters, shirts for men and women, Surly’s new wool lineup has something for everyone. Check out the newly-launched lineup at Surly.
Marin’s new Pine Mountain hardtail is a $2099 hardtail with more than enough bottle bosses to bolt on a full-size framebag or cargo cages. While the profile might look a little ridiculous, this is what the people want isn’t it? Honestly, bottle bosses don’t bother me, especially when they’re plugged with rubber stops, not bolts. Good on ya, Marin for making an affordable hardtail with lots of versatility built in. See the full spec sheet at Marin.
With colder temperatures and snow on the horizon, Pivot has given their Les Fat a new look for 2020 with a midnight blue paint job, a new build kit that features Shimano’s 12-speed drivetrain, with the option of either a rigid carbon or color-matched Manitou Mastodon suspension fork. Be it the snow or the sand, the Les Fat can do it all. Pricing starts at $2,899.00 for a frame and $4,199.00 for a complete. See more at Pivot.
PEdAL ED has made the world’s first Polartec Power Wool cycling jersey, taking this legendary material and applying it to a jersey that will keep you warm during the approaching cold months. Power Wool utilizes wool, as well as other materials to increase durability, breathability, and the lifespan of the jersey. If you’ve never used the material before, a jersey like this is a good place to start. Check out more information at PEdAL ED.
This just in from our friends at Surly!
“We’re writing today to let you know that we have recently received reports of a small number of Surly 8-Pack and 24-Pack Racks loosening, contacting the front wheel and causing accidents.
Rider safety is our greatest concern, and we want to make sure that you are fully informed with what is going on, and the steps you should take to ensure safety on your bike equipped with either the Surly 8-Pack or 24-Pack Rack (rack images above).”
Wolf Tooth is always tinkering with products to make your bike more customizable to fit your needs. Their newest product is these lower headset cup extenders, allowing you to adjust the effective geo of your bike by increasing thee axle-to-crown length by 10mm. When dropping one of these in the lower head tube cup, it will allow you to do things like use a rigid fork on a suspension-corrected frame or use a fork that might have a lower ATC than the bike was designed for. Or drop one on your current bike and lower your head angle and raise your bottom bracket.
These are made in the USA, available in black, blue, or red, and in-stock now at Wolf Tooth.
Cervelo‘s flagship gravel bike, the Áspero, just got a new build kit option with smaller wheels and higher volume tires. I got to check out this limited edition build kit while I was in Portland and I must say, the details on it are impressive. Read on for a more in-depth look.
If you’re hoping to get your hands on a headset, hubs, or bottom bracket in the new Chris King Colors, then check out these limited edition Brooks Cambium saddles that were anodized by Chris King to be a perfect match. In stock now at Chris King for $130.
To spice it up for fall, Sim Works have released the Homage tire in a 700c x 43mm and 26″ x 1.95″ size run. These tires look so good in person, so if you’ve been looking for something new to roll on this fall, be sure to check them out. They’re in stock for $62 each at Sim Works USA.
Made in Italy, incredible styling, 1×12, 10-48t gear range and a shifter that feels as good as it looks, the new Ingrid Components MTB derailleur and shifter was my absolute favorite product on display at the Chris King Open House this weekend…
Smith just launched their new limited helmet color for 2020, dubbed Mystic Green. The color is available across their entire helmet collection, not just the high-end models. That includes the $160 Network road and $160 Session MTB (pictured), all the way to the $250 Trace road and $250 Forefront 2 MTB helmets. Head to Smith to see more specs and information and your local dealer for ordering.
At this year’s Chris King Open House, the brand’s new limited edition colors have been announced, Bourbon and Violet. While Violet is available now, Bourbon will be a three-time, small-batch release with the first batch available for ordering on December 2nd. Bourbon will be a first-come, first served release, so contact your local Chris King dealer for ordering. Two more batches will be available in 2020, so stay tuned.
For 2019-2020, Brooks England has two new colors for the Cambium All Weather line, Octane blue and Bronze Orange. Matching bar tape and bags are also available now. These two colors are in stock at all Brooks accounts.
In 2015, I was able to partake in the launch of the Cutthroat, Salsa’s Tour Divide Race Bike, a unique drop bar 29er and since then, I’ve had zero contact with it. That is until I unboxed the brand new 2020 Cutthroat, which is full of new updates and boy is it a long list. While I plan on reviewing this bike in more detail further down the road, I wanted to give you a look at the new model on its launch day. Read on below for a first look at the new Cutty.
Horizon is our fall/winter jersey line, inspired by the tonality of the deserts, forests, and plains. For this drop, we worked exclusively with Endo Customs who selected a quick-drying Italian fabric with built-in SPF and the uncanny ability to maintain vibrant colors after heavy use. We’re currently holding stock of a unisex MTB jersey, as well our exclusive design in women’s and men’s road jerseys. The mountain jersey is made from an ultralight Italian fabric, with long sleeves for cooler rides and built-in sun protection during the summer months. We’ve put these through hell over the past few months, dialing in the fit and testing their durability. For our road jerseys, we worked with Endo to design a two-fabric design, offering more flexibility and breathability in the side paneling, for a more comfortable on and off-the-bike fit.
The Horizon road features our Rune Amulet, Pack it In Pack it Out reminder, and Jackal on the jersey pockets, while the MTB jersey uses the RADAVIST Rune text across the tail.
When these sell out, we’ll be taking pre-orders for an early January 2020 delivery, so act fast if you want one this year! All jerseys are in stock now at our Web Shop.