PEdALED makes some of the nicest all-road apparel and its new fall/winter Jary Collection has staple pieces for all riding conditions. Here’s its launch video and you can see the full product drop at PEdALED.
“Keep Riding” is Rapha’s video lookbook featuring its Fall/Winter Trailwear lineup. Check the whole drop out for yourself at Rapha.
Bicycle Nightmares is a streetwear brand inspired by mountain biking and they just launched their first collection, entitled the Unrelated. See the full drop at Bicycle Nightmares.
It’s getting cooler and for those living in more extreme winter weather zones, you might be scrambling to look for a new, warm riding jacket. Cafe Du Cycliste’s Solange riding flannel is more than just a buffalo plaid shirt. It’s a fleece jersey made from recycled yarn with three cargo pockets that’s designed to keep you warm in the coldest riding conditions. These made in the EU jerseys are available for men and women in a variety of colors and ship for free. Check out more info and photos of the Solange at Cafe Du Cycliste.
You may not know me but maybe you’ve heard of my company? Well, I’m using this article as the official announcement of my debutante summer, The Summer of Cheech. I’m Cheech, Co-Owner of Crust Bikes and Creator/ Designer of Casa Verde.
Canadian artist Kate Zessel spends a lot of time in the mountains. When she’s not skiing or hiking with her dogs, you can find her riding her bike throughout British Columbia, seeking inspiration for the bold and intricate artwork she creates at her home studio in Pemberton.
This season 7Mesh has teamed up with Kate to create a capsule collection interwoven with her graphical impressions of the trails, peaks, and valleys surrounding Squamish along the Sea to Sky Corridor.
See more at 7Mesh.
NY-based artist Futura has teamed up with Cinelli and the Bicycle Film Festival on two key pieces of riding kit for the summer months. Futura’s “Spiral” design has been added to Cinelli’s cycling caps and tech tees and are in stock now at the Bicycle Film Festival’s web shop.
Today marks the launch of Rapha’s new Performance Trailwear for MTB riding and included in the launch today is this video that caught our eyes with its lo-fi appeal. See the whole men‘s and women‘s Trailwear lineup, including helmets, hip bags, jerseys, bibs, and jackets at Rapha. We got our grubby mitts on some of it, so expect a more in-depth look on the way.
Albion Cycling has a cult-like following thanks to their super minimally-branded cycling apparel and strong colors. This spring’s release from the brand includes a full women’s lineup including jerseys, bibs, vests, and more. Coincidentally, the men’s and women’s selections share the same colors too, completing the brand’s minimal silhouttes. See the new men’s and women’s lineup at Albion Cycling.
We’ve known about this for some time and over the past few weeks, there have been various hints on social media, all pointing to the newly-formed Rapha MTB Instagram page. This short video teases out the MTB line. What do y’all think of this?
First, we’d like to thank y’all for all the support over the years. We’re getting a lot of messages asking when we’re restocking short sleeve shirts, bottles, and other items. Well, two weeks ago we re-upped some of our classic bottles, Desert hats, Dynaplugs, and more but we didn’t make an announcement. Next week, we’re dropping three shirts, new decals, bottles, and more as part of our Spring.Summer drop. With delays in manufacturing, we’ll be trickling out more over the course of the summer but the big restock is coming next week, so stay tuned.
Warmer weather brings about seasonal demands for your riding kit and 7Mesh has just released new items for the springtime in their gravel lineup for men and women. Included are four new models of neck gaitors, long sleeve Sight Shirts, and the new Elevate Bike Tank Top for women. Head on over to 7Mesh to see all the details of this new drop.
Machines for Freedom is known for their road and gravel apparel but our friends just launched the Versatile Off Road collection for those who prefer to not wear lycra. The lineup includes Key Shorts, Technical Tees, and handkerchief designs, all in stock now at Machines for Freedom. If you missed our Utah expedition with them from a few years back, be sure to check that out too!
I can’t believe I’m writing this next sentence but… Ripton’s performance cabin wash overalls are now live on their website. These new overalls come in men’s and women’s fit, in a lighter wash, and even made some updates to the pockets, which are now deeper, and much more…
-28% weft stretch double-textured denim
-Duraflex® premium buckles
-Navy elastic straps
-12 ounce bi-component denim
-1.5 inch extra-thick elastic straps
-Deep VISLON® zippered kangaroo pocket
-Roomy technical mesh pocketing
Men’s and women’s are now available for pre-order with a May 2021 estimated shipping date. Get on it at Ripton.
Search and State is known for high-quality, well-designed, domestically-manufactured apparel for on and off the bike. Their shorts are some of my personal favorites as are their jerseys. Their latest product is just in time for autumn. The Midweight Flannel is made from Japanese-milled, yarn-dyed cotton, that’s not too heavy and not too light. This gives it durability and wearability on and off the bike.
Durability: Super High.
Fabric: 100% Yarn-Dyed Japanese Cotton.
Weight: These are midweight flannels. Not too light. Not too heavy. Just right.
Care: As easy as it gets.
Fit: True to Size / Athletic.
Temperature Range: Pretty much all year.
In stock now at Search and State.
I’m not going to lie, when I first saw the post about Ripton & Co I thought it was a joke, and if it wasn’t a joke why have I missed the business opportunity of the decade sitting right in front of my face. At a startling $89 for a pair boutique cut off jorts, I was stunned. I was shortly connected to the Jort Lord, Elliot Wilkinson-Ray, who asked what size I wanted and if I wanted the shorts hemmed or cut off, I chose to go with cut off to go for the full jort experience.
John Watson picks up this series we began with Ryan Wilson during the pandemic. Consider this a shout out to our favorite small businesses in the cycling industry. Here are some of John’s personal picks.
Small businesses are the foundation of the outdoor industry and many have been seriously impacted by the pandemic over the last couple of months. While money is understandably tight for a significant portion of people, if you do have the means and are dreaming up your next bike trip or local ride, I wanted to offer up a few suggestions for gear that I believe is worthy of investing in from some of my favorite small businesses in the industry.
I’ve been wearing the short sleeve version of this shirt for a few weeks now and my only complaint is it wasn’t a long sleeve! I love long sleeve shirts for summer riding since the material wicks sweat and keeps the sun off my arms. Luckily, today ORNOT announced the long sleeve trail shirt, which is made in the USA, made from recycled yarn, is climate neutral, and gives 1% for the planet. These shirts are in stock now for $60. Head to ORNOT to see more.