… one is available through your local bike shop and the other is a little more rare. Both are at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles. I’m jealous of that Eisentraut buckle, but that Salsa Rattler Buckle might be the coolest thing I’ve seen in recent months.
Everyone was wondering what was up with those crazy All-City Cycles bandanas from the Crash Nationals coverage – where’d that go, anyway? Well, All-City finally added these new Team Dream Bicycling Team collaboration – collabro – bandanas to their stock, so head to your local deal for ordering and to the All-City product page for more information.
Detroit’s Shinola has produced a line of watches for one of the oldest outdoors companies in the US. Filson continues to manufacture almost all of their apparel in the USA, so it would make sense that they would join forces with Shinola, who assembles all their watches at their Detroit facility. These watches look amazing. Dark earth tones like olive drab and many references to classic timepieces really go a long way for the Shinola aesthetic.
While these watches shouldn’t hold the Made in USA label Filson has proclaimed, it’s still a step in the right direction for the United States and domestic production.
See the entire line at Filson.
You might remember this brand from a few years back. Retired Goods started off as Retired Belts, old bicycle tires that were shredded and made into belts. Now the line has grown into dog leashes and blanket roll carriers. Head over to Retired Goods to see more!
… to the stem cap world, anyway. Here’s that photo from the current issue of Bicycling, featuring the Radavist Raidō Rune cap and many others you’ll recognize.
From those sick 29r frames, to dry bag backpacks, waxed hats, camping knives and even an ax with a sheath, the Horse Cycles collection is looking great. Congrats Thomas, you’ve got yourself quite the collection.
All of this is made in the Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Mash just restocked a ton of their top caps and added some new products like this WCS Pentagram one to their shop. There’s even a Jumpman bottle… I suggest you high tail it over to Mash’s web shop right away!
Here’s a simple, yet functional (and customizable) product. I definitely have a few jerseys with holes and rust stains from pinning numbers and Race Dots avoid that with a magnetic retention system. See more at Race Dots.
This is great! If you follow @SwiftIndustries on Instagram, you’ve already seen this bicycle medallion:
“Inspired by the Alpine Hikers’ tradition of decorating a walking stick with trail medallions, Swift brings you the adventure-seeker bicycle badge!”
See more at Swift.
So… what makes a bike pump worth $450? NPR dives into the story on how Silca moved their production to Indianapolis. Listen to the story at NPR and yes, I totally bought one. Ok, I lied, I put it on my credit card.
Is it really worth it? I mean, it’s a pump, but it’s a damn nice pump and it looks great holding down the tiles in my office. Functionality considered, it’s got an impressive amount of machining, akin to a luxury sportswatch and if it means Silca might one day make a $100 USA-made floor pump, I’m all for supporting this industry.
Side note: I’m really enjoying my new photo studio…
Photo by Spencer J Harding
As both a “journalist” and a consumer, I get really excited when I see something new coming from a brand, especially one with a history like Blackburn. In recent months, I’ve gotten to know the brand a bit better, both through their Meet the Rangers program and from a product perspective. I’ve seen a few of their forthcoming products, many of which I think you’ll be stoked on but before those roll out, I thought you’d appreciate a little Q&A with the brand.
To give the readers of the Radavist some insight into Blackburn’s modus operandi, I reached out to brand manager, Robin Sansom for an interview.
Read on below!
Everyone needs a good knife and now All-City has added one to the mix. Made by CRKT, these are in stock now. Head to your local All-City dealer to order one.
So, the other day, I’m thinking I need to buy a Garmin mount for my new Argonaut, but I didn’t want a plastic one. After seeing the K-Edge mounts all over, but having never owned one, I thought, what the hell, a balleur mount for a balleur bike.
This is a totally random post, but after spending some time at the K-Edge site, I really admire what they’re doing. Buying made in the USA – or any domestically-produced – accessory like this keeps an industry alive and keeps people employed. I’m ok with that.
Check out K-Edge‘s offerings at their site and ask your local bike shop to carry them!
Stoked to see some familiar logos in this one:
“Modify Industries, Inc., a San Francisco-based company that designs and manufactures interchangeable watches, announced today their recent collaborations with iconic IBD’s, cycling teams and street cycling heroes.
Following their successful Kickstarter campaign – ‘Mod-To-Order’- Modify Watches can now print-on-demand fully-customized watch designs These are printed and assembled in the San Francisco, CA and Modify is proud to offer the same process to cycling teams and IBD’s. This control over the supply chain and production enables Modify to service both large and small shops, as well as teams.
Modify has made custom watches for SRAM,Pinarello, Ritte Racing, Hodala Cyclocross Team,Cyclehawk, Godspeed Courier and Levi’s GranFondo to name a few. Shops such as One On One Bicycle in Minneapolis and West End Bikes in Portland are signed on to carry custom watches as well as stock options.”
Customize your own at Modify Watches and see more below.
Paul has been making cycling components for 25 years in California and to commemorate a quarter century of radness, they’ve made a run of limited edition pint glasses. Every bike shop and cyclist’s house needs one of these!
I know what would look great with that new black Giro Synthe helmet, the newest collection from Rapha. The Kings of Pain collection is easily the best capsule this year from the brand, with a redefined club jersey, a black cap, black essentials case and a bottle opener.
See more below and the full capsule collection at Rapha. Seriously, I have these pieces and they rule.
Many would consider a wrist watch a luxury item and by all means, rightfully so, especially in the digital age. For those of us who still wear watches, it’s nice to see domestic production returning to the US in such a niche market. These days, there are millions of options, all of which look great, but when you begin to weed down those with casings made in Taiwan and China, suddenly, you’re looking at an investment.
I don’t know many people who can walk into a luxury boutique and drop thousands of dollars on a Rolex, Heuer or an IWC, but seeing something made in Los Angeles for around a grand isn’t that bad. At all. Especially considering that no one else is manufacturing their stainless casings, sapphire crystals, hands, faces and bands in the USA like Weiss Watch Company is.
Annin is the oldest flag maker in the USA. They use a special UV-coating on their inks during the sublimation process that keeps their flags bright and the designs clear for years. I got a small batch made and am selling them for $100 USD, shipped worldwide. It’s a strange product, at a high pricepoint, but the margins are almost non-existent on small runs (I’m making $15 a flag). I’d love to be able to afford to order thousands, instead of tens, but this is all I can do right now.
Each flag will be shipped today and will come packed with stickers, decals and top caps. Pick one up below and I hope to see these at your local cross races, bike shops, or wherever you chose to fly them!
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