With NAHBS being delayed for the foreseeable future, we’re getting a lot of showcase builds sent to us to share. For framebuilders, shops, and companies, a lot of energy goes into NAHBS bikes each year, so not being able to show them off can be a huge hit to their plans. Luckily, we support NAHBS, framebuilders, and small brands, so this is a perfect fit for us. This round, we’re looking at these collaboration bikes from Search and State, Mosaic, and Black Oak Velo.
The Ritchey Logic Road seems to be the obvious choice for those looking for a modern steel bike that utilizes rim brakes. Over the years, we’ve seen a number of these bikes, built up for various functions from all-day road rides to race bikes but there’s something about Victor‘s build that really grabbed my attention at the onset. The reason is obvious; Victor used Ritchey’s Heritage Paint option to get any of their frames painted a number of schemes, including “Commando” camo. Unfortunately, Ritchey discontinued this service, but before that happened, Victor got his Logic road frame painted by Rick Stefani of D&D cycles in this iconic finish.
For those camo lovers out there, and I know there are a few of you, Search and State’s newest jersey takes the “hi and vis” out of hi-vis with their newest jersey, the Patriot. Sewn in New York City and featuring classic camouflage, this re-up won’t last long, so act fast. In stock now at Search and State. Stay tuned for another scavenger hunt next week, LA!
The Hauser has been my go-to bikepacking, MTB riding and even commuter day pack since its inception. A highly versatile bag that’s both made in the USA and super comfortable just got more stylish (depending on how you feel about camo). The latest bag is made from black Multicam printed cordura. Multicam is a subtle print that looks even better splatted with mud… For those who always ask how I carry a camera on the bike, I use the 10L for DSLRs like the 5Dmkiii or rangefinders and the 14L for the Canon 1DX and two lenses.
See more at Mission Workshop.
A while back, I gave Kyle from Tracko a Forestbound zippered pouch that was made from old M90 camouflage. Kyle and Bobby at Endo Customs made a pattern from that pouch, which was later used in the original Tracko vest.
Each year, Kyle sells a variation of his splinter camo, so this year, I asked if he’d want to do a collaboration. Pure and simple, this Blackened Splinter Camo jersey is just at home in the woods as it is on the road. Mix it with your favorite bibs, or the green Tracko splinter bibs…
Made in the USA by Endo Customs in Downtown LA, these jerseys are $135 plus shipping ($7 US and $15 international) and are in stock now. They will start to ship this week and will come with a replaceable zipper pull for those of you who don’t like the metal zipper.
Scoop one up below. Sorry, Sold out!
Small-time frame builders can deviate from their normal M.O. and create more precision machines with very little issue, which is why I think framebuilders will forever offer a better fit to your specific cycling needs.
Agendas aside, this Shand Cycles Stooshie cyclocross race machine is based off a Stoater platform, with a few geometric tweaks, tuned in for CX races… oh and camo never hurt! See more at the Shand Flickr!
I really love what Swift has been producing, especially these small run projects like the Bandito saddle / handlebar bag. It’s a simple solution to tote around random goodies like cameras, food, tubes, clothing, tools and apparently, burritos. Head on over to Swift to see more!
DZR’s shoes got an upgrade with a fiberglass shank and a molded heal cup, not to mention a limited edition camo colorway. They’ll even add the cleats of your choice to the order. See more at DZR.
If you were at Interbike and happened to swing by the Mission Workshop / Acre booth, then you took note of these slick black MultiCam messengers bags from the Arkiv line. The black camo bags are fitted with blackened hardware and are made in the USA with a lifetime warranty.
Check out more at Mission Workshop and a few more photos below!
The Tracko “Snow Splinter” pre-order closes today. I am really stoked on this kit, because it’s so subtle. Subtle like Kyle’s gentle touch. Pre-order a jersey for men, jersey for women, bibs for men and shorts for women at Tracko’s web shop!
I read somewhere that camo is merely “floral pattern for men” in regards to fashion. Surely, that applies to cycling – sex aside – and these new Blue Lug San Marco saddles look so good! See the Concor and Concor Racing at Blue Lug.
Nobody does camo like Tracko! His splinter camo design is one of my favorite kit patterns and now, he’s put a splinter spin on the staple white jersey. It’s summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear snow camo. Bibs, shorts, men’s jersey and a women’s jersey are now up for pre-order.
Pre-order the Snow Splinter Kit from now until July 9th at Trackosaurus Rex.
I love all the new Multicam designs coming from Mission Workshop and while the newest collaboration with Bicycle Store Paris might be too much for some people, I would use one in a heart beat. This limited edition Sanction is only available via the Bicycle Store Paris’ store and online at Bicycle Store.
So… it’s been a wild few days… Blackburn brought me out to the Whiskey Off Road to see some new products, meet the Rangers and document the weekend as I saw fit. All of which will make for some awesome posts – once I sort through the photos.
For now, here’s Robin’s – the Blackburn brand manager – DIY digi camo paint Santa Cruz Highball dirt drop all-road bike. SLX triple cranks, Cambium saddle, barcons, TRP levers, interceptor brakes and massive clearances (it’s a MTB frame after all). This bike is another great example of fully-customizing a production model frame.
I shot some photos of it, at the top of the range, before we got hit with a nasty snow storm that covered our camp site in a few inches of fresh powder…
Photo by Kyle Kelley
Design fads come and go in cycling, but one thing’s for sure: camo ain’t going anywhere.
I took a step back over to my laptop for the first time since Wednesday to post this. Why? Because it rules and running pre-orders like this allows everyone to get a chance to pick up something that might sell out before you get the chance to scoop. Kyle’s a great friend and he’s been a huge inspiration to me, as well as a lot of you (I’d assume). Support Tracko by ordering this kit for the holidays!
Pre-order through December 2nd and after that, I doubt that any of this will ever be available again.
Since Kyle‘s on vacation, I told him I’d post about his new winter combo kit today.
Right now, the Splinter Camo Short Sleeve Jersey, the Splinter Camo Long Sleeve Winter Jersey, the Splinter Camo Cycling Vest and the Unisex Dickies Brown Bibs are up for pre-order. I have to say, this is the best Tracko kit yet!
Check out more photos we shot on my local trails below!
Cold weather is here and all I keep wondering is if my picks for summer shorts will translate to my winter pants. So far, it’s looking that way. SWRVE’s digital camo quick dry shorts were a perfect summer companion and now, they’re making pants!
“Made from USA-made Durastretch® digi camo fabic that is water and wind repellant and has 4-way stretch for amazing comfort these trouser are perfect in every way. loaded with bike- friendly features, quick to dry, and totally invisible in the scrub brush* these are cut to perform seamlessly on a bike and stylishly in the world and are sure to be your go-to trousers on and off the bike.
limited edition, MADE IN USA”
Pick up a pair at SWRVE.