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.
In what looks like a wardrobe selection from a cycling-themed episode of Saved by the Bell, Smith just dropped a fun and playful pack, inspired by 1980s graphics. The “Wild” pack is part safari, part party, and all serious protection. With an entire road kit, bottles, goggles, sunglasses, storage kegs, and mountain helmet, the “Wild” kit has got to be the loudest on the market right now. Check it out at Smith.
Save big with Mission Workshop’s digital warehouse sale going on right now. This includes their bombproof apparel, bags, and accessories. Typically these deals are only available in person at their physical location but with the pandemic, they’ve shifted to a digital format. Head on over to Mission Workshop to see what kind of deals they’re listing.
Please note, all sales are final!
Handup Gloves just announced their Spring 2020 lineup filled with fun designs on their signature gloves, socks, and jerseys. Looking to the loud and vibrant colors of the 1980’s and beyond. Head on over to Handup Gloves check out their offerings.
Inspired by the Outskirts’ trip to Vietnam, their new collection from Rapha includes tie-dyed garments including a Wind Jacket, Cargo Bibs, Longsleeve Tees, and cycling caps.
Each piece in the catalog is unique, due to the dying process and the entire collection is now live on Rapha, so head over to check it out.
Fans of Rivendell are well aware that the brand does much more than make comfortable and classic bikes for cruising, touring, and exploring. Their clothing over the years have been legendary, so while a blind apparel pre-order might be scary in some sectors, you can rest assured that Rivendell knows what they’re doing. Check out their Cheviot Wool Sweater pre-order for more information.
ORNOT knows not everyone wants to kit up for every bike ride and their latest launch reflects that with a whole catalog of technical tees, sweatshirts, and shorts. Their Merino Sweatshirt utilizes Polartec Power Wool, their Tech Tees use Drirelease fabrics, which dry four times faster than cotton, and their Mission Shorts are constructed to give you plenty of movement while on and off the bike. See the whole impressive, made in San Francisco lineup at ORNOT.
Photos by Arthur Alvarez
Danish brand Pas Normal Studios have been making waves in the cycling apparel and accessories world since their launch with their minimal designs and precision fit. Today, we look inside their new Pop Up in San Francisco and gain more information inside this clean, minimal, yet beautiful space. Read on below.
Cascada is an all-road apparel company specializing in base layers, caps, and accessories like this Wolfpack Bandana, which really caught my eye. Head on over to Cascada to check out their other offerings!
Podia parodies the ‘suffering’ films in cycling with their own ‘Solitude and Supharing’ video.