It’s 4.20 today and every year, we enjoy seeing what our favorite brands do in celebration of this 100% natural herbal oblation to the weed gods. Cadence has its “Bonk Rips” pack, featuring a jersey, base layer, neck gaiter, bibs, and a hoodie with a subtle print. Head on over to Cadence to check it out in detail.
For 2020, Rapha compiled an extensive guide for their men’s and women’s bib shorts, offering something for every rider. It doesn’t matter if you pine for twisting paved roads, or prefer to ride off the beaten path. From the Classic to the Pro to the Explore Cargo, these shorts are designed for every sort of drop bar riding. The women’s Detachable Bib Shots go one step further and add functionality to the age-old problem of nature breaks for women. Most of you are aware of these bib short models, but if you’re not, check it out at Rapha. Honestly, we really wanted to share this imagery from the product shoot more than anything, so check it out below.
Pedaled’s Odyssey Collection has a lot of smart details, but the standout piece is the new Odyssey Bibshorts, which feature three pockets for storing riding essentials on long distance rides. The entire collection looks amazing, so check it out at PedalEd.
No pack, no problem! Voler has been developing a Stow Bib Liner for those packless riding days that will fit everything you need for a ride. These liners go under your baggies and are a lighter weight option than a standard bib short. Two pockets on the back allow you to carry a pump, tools, riding wallet, water bottles and other essentials without having to weigh down your back. These are made in California and retail for $79. They’re in stock now at Voler, so head on over to check them out. They’re also giving away a pair for FREE! Head to their Instagram for more details.
For women, nature breaks can be a real pain when it comes to bib shorts. Velocio’s Fly bibs look to resolve that with a unique design, allowing the bibs to be unzipped and dropped when you’ve gotta go. Check out more information at Velocio. Has anyone tried these?
Made in Los Angeles, by ENDO and designed to enable you to carry lots of stuff, the Fridge cargo bibs look great, in black (pictured), or royal blue and are available for pre-order now. Head to the Fridge for more information.
I’ll still stand by my earlier claims that the Search and State S2R is the most comfortable pair of bibs I’ve ever worn. Now, for those of you who want something a little lighter in color for the summer months, they’ve just released them in grey. Expect the same fit and comfort as the black bibs, in a lighter tone. In stock now at Search and State.
Rapha’s newest collection isn’t a graphic treament, pattern or gradient. It’s all about simplicity. The core of apparel if you will. Rapha Core is designed around the basics. Simple, single color jerseys and bibs for men and women. See more at Rapha.
Search and State’s S1-S riding bib shorts are still some of my favorite bibs. With a few tweaks, their newest piece of apparel will not disappoint. The S2-R performance bib is cut from the same fabric as the S1-S riding bib, but with a new, still comfortable chamois, longer shoulder straps, a reshaped mid section and an improved leg elastic pattern. The S2-R bib is still made in New York City and is in stock now at Search and State.
When Rapha does something domestically-produced either in London, or Italy you know it’s going to be good. It’s like they save the best products to be made by the best hands. Cycling apparel has been made by the Italians since the dawn of the bicycle and so it should be no surprise that Rapha looked to Italy to manufacture their new Pro Team Shadow kit. It’s designed for racing in inclement weather with high-tech fabrics and a super sleek fit. Check out more information below and see the line at Rapha.
Inspired by the light, clouds and mountains of the Bay, Mash’s new ‘cross kits radiate bright colors over a simple hatch pattern. Available now as jerseys, bibs, socks and even skinsuits at MASH.
Footwear giant Adidas has resurrected its cycling program with an full line spanning road to mountain. Everything from jackets, to bibs, tights and jerseys can now be ordered through select retailers… In Europe.
For US-customers, we can check out the entire collection in the embedded program or browse the catalog on the Adidas Cycling website. Personally, I think it’s an impressive launch and would like to hope that some of it makes its way Stateside.
Cadence and LOW Bicycles have been working on numerous collaborations this year, culminating at NAHBS with the Cadence LOW Road MK1 bike. For those of you who are looking for a less pricey option, check out these new collaboration kits…
Some of the softest, most comfortable bibs in my collection just got a new color. The Search and State S1-S bibs are now available in navy blue, for those who like to mix it up a bit. Made in the USA and in stock now at SAS.
Women’s apparel is often overlooked by companies, which is why it’s nice to see Kitsbow with a nod to the ladies. Introducing the new Kitsbow Women’s Base Shorts. Designed for women, with a female-specific chamois and a refined fit. I love the men’s version, so I imagine these are a suitable option for women as well.
… and of course, there is accompanying photography to go along with it. See what they’ve put on discount and the rad photos at Tenspeed Hero!
Sean has been busy over at Team Dream, restocking classic designs and working on new products. My personal favorite is the Reverse Rizzle Jersey and matching Compression bibs, but hey, the Chubby Bobcat sweatshirt and By Any Means shirt ain’t bad either!
Hell, while we’re at it, Sean has restocked just about everything. Head over to Team Dream’s web shop for more!
Affinity Cycles from Brooklyn has a new kit up for pre-order:
“In collaboration with the most niche cycling kit manufacturer in the business Endo Customs, Affinity is proud to announce the long awaited release of our pro track team kit. Endo only takes on a select batch of projects each year so we couldn’t be more hyped offering this up to our biggest fans.
So when the first one rolled off the line we asked NYC export and OG Affinity Employee Ben Foster (not the movie star Ben Foster but the fast as shit neo pro roadie) to pick it up right from Endo’s Downtown LA shop.
The pre order is open for 2 weeks only beginning today September 4th until the 18th of September!!”
Pre-order a kit at Affinity.