Box Dog Bikes Has a Go Fund Me

Back in August, Box Dog Bikes was broken into and over $60,000 worth of product was stolen, which is more than enough money to cripple a bike shop. To help keep their shop afloat, they’ve started a Go Fund Me. Any donation would help them get back on their feet and onto their pedals.

Dec 12, 2018 1 comment
Ornot’s New Magic Shell Jacket Uses Polartec® Neoshell®

Polartec’s fabrics are amazing. If you own a jacket you too can attest to its durability, breathability, stretchability, and its ability to keep you dry. For these reasons, Ornot looked to Polartec’s newest Neoshell fabric to be used in their new Magic Shell jacket. Head over to Ornot to see more!

Dec 11, 2018 8 comments
The LA Tourist Race Begins January 12th

Los Angeles has some iconic dirt climbs and this January, Golden Saddle Cyclery is hosting a race series dubbed the LA Tourist Race. There will be three events, with the first beginning January 12th. Bring your all-road, chubby road, ‘cross, gravel, hybrid, or XC race bike out and have fun. This is a self-supported and self-guided event from the city to the mountains and back. So come prepared!

Follow LA Tourist Race on Instagram for updates. Thanks for the flier, Barry MCW!

Dec 10, 2018 6 comments
Compass Becomes René Herse Cycles

When two brands embody the same ideologies, sometimes it just makes sense to combine forces. Over the past decade, Compass has worked extensively with René Herse Cycles and now the two brands will combine to become René Herse Cycles. You can read all about it at the Bicycle Quarterly Blog.

Dec 10, 2018 4 comments
Bags by Bird: Goldback Bag

Bags by Bird is a side project of Jay from JayBird films. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Jay makes beautiful videos, most notably El Silencio, a project with Tumbleweed Bikes. On these intense bikepacking trips, Jay was testing out his prototype bag, and working on launching his company, Bags by Bird, or BXB for short. His flagship bag is the Goldback, available in a variety of sizing and material options and made one at a time by Jay. See the Goldback bags at Bags by Bird.

Dec 10, 2018 2 comments
Escape

This looks incredible!

“JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. What’s more, he’ll ride a single-speed, fixed-gear bicycle and finish in the winter, approaching the Arctic Ocean by way of Canada’s northernmost continental hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.

We pick up with him as he’s closing in on his endpoint along a 188km-long ice road. In his final kilometres, he falls more times than he has in the previous 17,000km combined.

JaBig knows he is where he is meant to be, but the final hours will push him further than he ever imagined. The journey is bleak and beautiful at the same time, and JaBig’s story will make you pause, asking yourself, “where would I go from here?””

See more at MEC

Dec 10, 2018 2 comments
FYXO Kits Come From the Land Down Under

FYXO is our mate down in Straya and he just posted a route with photos from a mixed terrain ride in the Victorian Alps. This zone is one of my favorite places to ride a drop bar bike with exceptional views, lush rain forests, fauna galore, and punishing climbs. Head to FYXO to check out the story and head to the FYXO Web Shop to see the new Distract kits in Verde and Arancia.

Dec 8, 2018 No comments yet
All-City’s Go Devil Hubs Are Ultra Light

Hubs are rarely cheap and light. In the cycling industry, if you want lightweight, you usually pay a premium. That’s where All-City saw an opportunity in the hub market. They made a set of lightweight hubs at a low cost. Available in disc or rim brake, in black or silver, and 28h or 32h drillings. Ok so how light are these hubs? The front rim brake hub ($70) weighs 60g, with the rear ($120) coming in at 227g. The front disc is 164g ($100) with the rear disc hub ($175) is 277g. These are 11-speed compatible, with XD drivers available and aluminum freehubs. See more information at All-City.

Dec 7, 2018 17 comments
Tumbleweed Bicycle Co: Prospector Rohloff Tourer Pre-Order

Tumbleweed’s Prospector touring bikes are built around the Rohloff hub platform. These do-it-all tourers are at home in the backcountry, on washboarded roads, or ripping and flowy singletrack. Their geometry is tuned to take on fully-loaded tours, while still being equally as fun un-loaded. Just announced today, the new Prospector frames are now available for presale. There are a limited number of frames available in each size and color and they are due to arrive February 2019.

Select Desert Sandglow or Midnight Blue colors, choose a fork option and whether to add a Rohloff module. The module includes the Rohloff SPEEDHUB, shifter, cables and a 180mm brake rotor (save $500 off retail). Head to Tumbleweed for more information!

Dec 6, 2018 2 comments
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Box Dog Bikes Has a Go Fund Me

Back in August, Box Dog Bikes was broken into and over $60,000 worth of product was stolen, which is more than enough money to cripple a bike shop. To help keep their shop afloat, they’ve started a Go Fund Me. Any donation would help them get back on their feet and onto their pedals.

Dec 12, 2018 1 comment
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Ornot’s New Magic Shell Jacket Uses Polartec® Neoshell®

Polartec’s fabrics are amazing. If you own a jacket you too can attest to its durability, breathability, stretchability, and its ability to keep you dry. For these reasons, Ornot looked to Polartec’s newest Neoshell fabric to be used in their new Magic Shell jacket. Head over to Ornot to see more!

Dec 11, 2018 8 comments
The LA Tourist Race Begins January 12th

Los Angeles has some iconic dirt climbs and this January, Golden Saddle Cyclery is hosting a race series dubbed the LA Tourist Race. There will be three events, with the first beginning January 12th. Bring your all-road, chubby road, ‘cross, gravel, hybrid, or XC race bike out and have fun. This is a self-supported and self-guided event from the city to the mountains and back. So come prepared!

Follow LA Tourist Race on Instagram for updates. Thanks for the flier, Barry MCW!

Dec 10, 2018 6 comments
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Compass Becomes René Herse Cycles

When two brands embody the same ideologies, sometimes it just makes sense to combine forces. Over the past decade, Compass has worked extensively with René Herse Cycles and now the two brands will combine to become René Herse Cycles. You can read all about it at the Bicycle Quarterly Blog.

Dec 10, 2018 4 comments
Bags by Bird: Goldback Bag

Bags by Bird is a side project of Jay from JayBird films. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Jay makes beautiful videos, most notably El Silencio, a project with Tumbleweed Bikes. On these intense bikepacking trips, Jay was testing out his prototype bag, and working on launching his company, Bags by Bird, or BXB for short. His flagship bag is the Goldback, available in a variety of sizing and material options and made one at a time by Jay. See the Goldback bags at Bags by Bird.

Dec 10, 2018 2 comments
Escape

This looks incredible!

“JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. What’s more, he’ll ride a single-speed, fixed-gear bicycle and finish in the winter, approaching the Arctic Ocean by way of Canada’s northernmost continental hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.

We pick up with him as he’s closing in on his endpoint along a 188km-long ice road. In his final kilometres, he falls more times than he has in the previous 17,000km combined.

JaBig knows he is where he is meant to be, but the final hours will push him further than he ever imagined. The journey is bleak and beautiful at the same time, and JaBig’s story will make you pause, asking yourself, “where would I go from here?””

See more at MEC

Dec 10, 2018 2 comments
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FYXO Kits Come From the Land Down Under

FYXO is our mate down in Straya and he just posted a route with photos from a mixed terrain ride in the Victorian Alps. This zone is one of my favorite places to ride a drop bar bike with exceptional views, lush rain forests, fauna galore, and punishing climbs. Head to FYXO to check out the story and head to the FYXO Web Shop to see the new Distract kits in Verde and Arancia.

Dec 8, 2018 No comments yet
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All-City’s Go Devil Hubs Are Ultra Light

Hubs are rarely cheap and light. In the cycling industry, if you want lightweight, you usually pay a premium. That’s where All-City saw an opportunity in the hub market. They made a set of lightweight hubs at a low cost. Available in disc or rim brake, in black or silver, and 28h or 32h drillings. Ok so how light are these hubs? The front rim brake hub ($70) weighs 60g, with the rear ($120) coming in at 227g. The front disc is 164g ($100) with the rear disc hub ($175) is 277g. These are 11-speed compatible, with XD drivers available and aluminum freehubs. See more information at All-City.

Dec 7, 2018 17 comments
Tumbleweed Bicycle Co: Prospector Rohloff Tourer Pre-Order

Tumbleweed’s Prospector touring bikes are built around the Rohloff hub platform. These do-it-all tourers are at home in the backcountry, on washboarded roads, or ripping and flowy singletrack. Their geometry is tuned to take on fully-loaded tours, while still being equally as fun un-loaded. Just announced today, the new Prospector frames are now available for presale. There are a limited number of frames available in each size and color and they are due to arrive February 2019.

Select Desert Sandglow or Midnight Blue colors, choose a fork option and whether to add a Rohloff module. The module includes the Rohloff SPEEDHUB, shifter, cables and a 180mm brake rotor (save $500 off retail). Head to Tumbleweed for more information!

Dec 6, 2018 2 comments
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