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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.

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.

Bilenky Cycle Works Makes a Bike for Boris Johnson, Gifted by Joe Biden

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Bilenky Cycle Works Makes a Bike for Boris Johnson, Gifted by Joe Biden

You might have seen this blip come across your radar over the weekend but if you haven’t check out this wild story:

“When the  Biden administration needed a bike, they came to Bilenky Cycle Works… On May 23, 2021, Stephen Bilenky  received a cryptic email from the US Department of State Office of Diplomatic Gifts, requesting a custom USA-made bicycle for an unnamed foreign dignitary to be delivered by June 5. “Is this a scam?” Stephen wondered. Despite his misgivings, he replied to the email and agreed to a Zoom meeting the next day. In that meeting, he was assured that this request was legit. A color scheme of red, white and blue (to match the flags of both countries) and the fact that the foreign leader was 5’8” tall were hints. Only after Bilenky agreed to take on the project was it revealed that the gift was for bicycling enthusiast and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Putting everything else aside and working 14 hour days, Stephen and his team created a masterpiece in under 2 weeks. When your country calls, you answer!  The final product was delivered to Washington, DC in time for the President’s trip overseas. “

Read the full story at Bilenky!

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Means to Ascend

SAGE Titanium is happy to share a little film made in collaboration with Volkl skis — Means to Ascend follows pro cyclist Maxx Chance and pro skier Johnny Egan as they strap touring skis to their SAGE Titanium gravel bikes and attempt to summit Mount Blackmore on a 100% human-powered mission.

Blackmore is a peak whose northside can be viewed from just about anywhere in the city limits of Bozeman, MT, and is a renowned mountain for backcountry enthusiasts. During the mud season in April to May the canyon road that leads to the trailhead is closed to motor vehicles. So, the only way to access the area is by bike and the Made in the USA SAGE Storm King makes for a fast and fun option!

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.