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Ornot teamed up with their friend Chris McNally to make 2 special edition UV trail shirts. The “Sketchy” design combines ten years’ worth of sketches and brings them to life, showcasing scenes from San Francisco, taco stops, airport doodles, and maybe even a few misspellings (don’t worry, we can’t spell either). In the second design, “Poison Poppies”, Chris pays homage to California’s most iconic plants – Poison Oak and Poppies – minus the pesky itchiness. Both shirts capture Chris’s unique watercolor vibes.
Lightweight, breathable technical shirt with UPF 30 sun protection for gravel, adventure, or the beach.
“Continuing our quest to develop a comprehensive range of capable clothing for all conditions, we have created the UV Trail Shirt. It’s super light, airy, and cut slightly on the large side to allow airflow across your skin. It’s great for hot days, and UPF 30 will keep you from getting toasted. Cut and sewn in California. You could wear it on your bike, Ornot”
Fit Note – Updated pattern with a looser fit and unisex sizing. Size XXS = Women’s small.
See more at Ornot
Adventure doesn’t have to be far-flung in distant lands or require months of planning in advance. Nature is at the end of a train ride, on the edge of town, or even just around the corner. From next-level on-bike storage solutions and bags to technical apparel and accessories, this exchange is based on the unfailing belief that the more people who discover the joy that comes from being in nature, the more the world will benefit. Fjällräven and Specialized. Sweden and California. Hiking and biking. Discover new trails and perspectives, where the air is fresh and the mind is clear.
See more at Specialized
RX8 Twilight Gravel Shoes $275
Saluting the rolling hills and open range roads of the Flint Hills, the RX8 Twilight gravel shoes are made for pushing boundaries and searching for what you have deep inside. The new Twilight gravel shoes blend the performance features and efficiency of the much-loved RX8 gravel race shoe with the purple evening glow as night descends on the tallgrass prairie.
- BOA Li2 dial
- Synthetic leather upper
- Stiff carbon composite sole
- Scratch resistant TPU outsole
- Refined toe box fit
- Vivid inkjet-printed graphics
- Weight: 268 grams (size 42)
- US Regular Sizes: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42-45(half sizes), 46
The RX6 Moonlight $180
Riding through sunset into the night, Shimano’s RX6 Moonlight gravel shoes celebrate the journey riders take each June in the tallgrass prairies of Kansas. Showcasing the sky’s transformation from day to night as the prairie clouds darken and night awakens, the RX6 Moonlight gravel shoes salute the adventure ahead and those riders ready to tackle the challenge of evening’s darkness.
- BOA L6 dial
- Stiff carbon-reinforced outsole
- Wider outsole for extra stability
- Vivid inkjet-printed graphics
- Weight: 274 grams (size 42)
- US Regular Sizes: 38-46 whole sizes only
Flexible, reliable, and always at hand. The Combiflex TravelGuard is the perfect safeguard for your helmet or backpack or bike while you are out and about and dont want to bring a heavy U-lock. This will stop opportunistic thieves, and you can enjoy your break with peace of mind. Simply hanging your helmet on the handlebar without securing it or leaving your backpack unattended shouldn’t even be considered. ABUS makes this essential protection simple.
The Combiflex TravelGuard can quickly and reliably lock helmets, bags, and bikes thanks to its lightweight and minimalistic design. Ideal for short stops on the commute and can be stowed in most pockets, bags, or even jersey pockets. Whether at the cafe or running errands, it’s an uncomplicated way to protect your property against theft. An extra solid steel core and a 3-digit opening code provide protection and peace of mind. The numeric code can be set and changed individually. The 45cm (18in) long cable forms a lashing loop, the length of which can be freely adjusted. The flexible and versatile design allows for a wide range of uses to offer peace of mind while away from your bike!
- Cable protection with extra solid steel core
- 3-Digit Code means there are no keys to lose
- Cable lock with releasable locking mechanism
- Small and lightweight, fits well in pants or jersey pocket (80g)
- Available in Red, Yellow, and Black
See more at ABUS
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, originators of the famous 5 Bucks a Foot fundraiser, returns with its first-ever gravel-bike campaign, with all proceeds benefiting the organization’s visionary Connected Communities Project and its mission to use trails as a tool to revitalize rural mountain communities.
In this 5 Bucks A Foot, one lucky winner will take home a decked-out full-carbon Cervélo Aspero-5 gravel bike, valued at $7,500. As in the past, each $5 donation (the average cost per foot of building a trail) nets one entry—the more feet purchased, the more chances to take home the Áspero-5. The campaign closes at 9 a.m. on June 4, and the winner will be able to select the frame size of their choice: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58 or 61.
Head over to SBTS to donate
This Mother’s Day, Hannah Barnes shares an inside look at her home life, as well as her candid thoughts on motherhood, the importance of presence, her love and history with mountain bikes, and fostering a love for the outdoors in the next generation of little riders.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo via @hailey.m.moore
Hailey Moore and Tony Krupicka were out on the Rapha Yomp Rally last week, which traversed 375 miles from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. It looked BURLY, yet strikingly beautiful.
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