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Now in it’s ninth year, Swift Campout is a global call to adventurous spirits, encouraging folks to go bikecamping on the summer solstice. To commemorate this event, we’ve teamed up with 8 amazing brands to bring you the ultimate, adventure-ready package — total value of $4,396!
otsocycles — Fenrir Stainless Steel frameset ($2,050)
ridewithgps — 1 year premium membership ($80)
coavacoffee — 1 year subscription ($525)
sixmoondesigns — Haven Ultralight Tent ($375)
featheredfriends1972 — Flicker UL Quilt Sleeping Bag ($529)
topodesigns — Rover Pack Classic ($99)
ombraz — Teton Shades ($160)
bedrocksandals — Cairn 3D Adventure Sandals ($125)
swiftindustries — Campout Bundle: one Ardea Pack, two Sidekicks, one Moxie Top Tube Bag, one bandana, one cycling cap and two water bottles ($453)
The Archive is a cycling cafe and workshop in Sussex, UK, roughly half way between London and Brighton by the sea. It’s been open for a few months and the goal is to be a clubhouse for all cyclists to enjoy.
The unit is a striking 220m2 warehouse space with some racing heritage. The steel bones belonged to AC Cars as their workshop at Brooklands Raceway, the original home of British motorsport. In the 80s it was dismantled and rebuilt where it stands today as a car servicing facility. More recently, it was a document archive. See where this is going?
When you break the name down, it has some nice connotations; (Noah’s) Arc and a (Bee) Hive are both places of refuge from (British) weather and for the preservation and development of (cycling) culture. Both are a home, temporary or otherwise. Any fine clubhouse is united by a common hobby, good entertainment, great food and drink and a well equipped shop to support the hobby in question.
The Archive is fortunate to have it all. Speciality coffee and delicious fresh food? Check. Live cycling on a 4m screen? We’ve got it. Premium mechanical support and custom build service? Here. Curated gift shop? You bet. So, If you live in the the South of the UK, feel like drinking some coffee, getting your bike serviced and making some good friends in the process, then @TheArchive.works is the place for you.
Tues & Wed: Closed
Thur: 16:00-22:00 (Pizza!)
Launching this June 2023, Café du Cycliste’s expanded luggage collection has been designed to enhance your ride and allow every adventure to go further. Built for maximum functionality, each piece offers everything you need for on-bike carriage of tools, clothing, precious cargo, foraged herbs and anything else you might need to enjoy your time out in the wild.
Designed to endure whatever conditions may appear, the collection features a 10-litre Saddle Pack; 4-litre Frame Bag; Top Tube Bag, Small Tool Pouch and new compact Handlebar Bag – all constructed with weatherproof fabrics and durable components for functionality around the clock. Each piece is finished with updated branding, featuring the Flying Fish motif – a symbol of the spirit of adventure that fuels Café du Cycliste design.
From multi-day trips to rigorous daily commutes, the bike luggage allows for a more self-sufficient cycling experience, and ultimately a more comfortable ride. The ergonomic construction and weatherproof fabrics are bolstered with heat-sealed seams, AquaGuard® zips by YKK, durable nylon webbing and innovative features such as expandable compartments and robust anti-vibration fixings.
Check it all out at Café du Cycliste.
The LoneWolf Aero Chainguide is a lightweight, sleek, reliable option to prevent dropped chains in road, gravel, and CX races. Think of it as 30g of insurance, where a dropped chain could cost you. The LoneWolf Aero Chainguide is compatible only with bikes that have a 1x drivetrain. This is because it uses the mount in place of a front derailleur. It can be paired with round and oval chainrings from roughly 38-62T.
Check out more at Wolf Tooth.
If you need a framebag for your Fairlight Cycles frame, the brand just made it a lot easier with this simple framebag guide. Hit the link above to see all the specs.
American Classic unveils three innovative bicycle tires designed to revolutionize the riding experience. Introducing Grus, Cumbre, and Terestre – exceptional tires engineered to cater to the diverse needs of cycling enthusiasts.
Grus: The Ultimate Gravel Athlete’s Companion
Grus excels on hardpack conditions with its fast-rolling tread and ensures optimal traction on loose terrain with its aggressive outer edge. Featuring American Classic’s Stage 5S Armor construction, Grus offers a perfect balance of light weight, supple ride quality, and unrivaled anti-cut protection.
Cumbre: Empowering Cross-Country Riders
Cumbre is designed for riders seeking higher speeds on rolling terrain, offering effortless acceleration with its fast-rolling tread pattern. Built on Stage XC Armor construction, Cumbre guarantees a lightweight build, a plush riding experience, and unparalleled cross-country performance.
Terestre: Conquer Mixed Terrain with Confidence
Terestre delivers impressive grip on both hardpack and loose conditions, making it ideal for conquering mixed terrain. With Stage XC Armor construction, this tire provides a harmonious blend of lightweight design, supple ride quality, reliable performance, and maximum control.
American Classic‘s Grus, Cumbre, and Terestre tires will be available through the brand’s global distribution network, select local retailers, and Amazon in the United States…
Fat bikes are an awesome way to explore the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) traverses the majestic 362-miles coastline, between the northern and southern borders. Many thru-hikers will backpack the OCT, while swarms of cycle tourists can often be seen riding along the Oregon Coast Bike Route (OCBR) that follows Highway 101 and alternative side roads…
In October 2022, a group of friends set out from Pokhara to cycle the 386km Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. They followed the track that runs parallel to the hiking trail, hoping to cross over Thorong La pass. A late-season weather event delivered days of snow and rain, washed away roads and damaged communications. So despite all their preparation, things didn’t quite go to plan…
Half MTBer, half Messenger, half-witted. This is what happens when Jumbo, the founder of Omnium, performs some very scientific fieldwork on the Mini-Max…
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo via Quirk Cycles
We are stunned by the latest from Quirk Cycles. I mean… does it get any better than this?
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