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Graeme Obree’s #BannedByTheUCI

We’ve heard of substances being banned by the UCI but apparel? Endura’s Surface Silicone Topography technology got the kibosh by the UCI at the Vuelta a España in 2015. Who better to explain how all this happens than Graeme Obree, a man who was practically banned by the UCI himself!

Taylor Stitch Launches Civic Clothing Line

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Taylor Stitch Launches Civic Clothing Line

Meant for commuters on the go, Taylor Stitch’s Civic line is sparked by the busy life of city living and uses fabrics that are naturally wicking and maintain their form. Made in San Francisco from merino and other active fabrics, for men and women, the Civic line is currently in a crowd-sourcing stage, where you can save lots of money by funding each of these garments. Check out the full lineup at Taylor Stitch.

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Patagonia’s Better Than New Project

Com’on, admit it. You’ve got a few pieces of Patagonia in your wardrobe. My favorite is their down sweater. I never leave for a trip without it. That thing has saved me on more than one occasion over the years. Chances are, your clothing has hit a few snags after heavy use. Rather than tossing it in the trash, you choose to send it in for repair.

Patagonia’s repair facilities are in Reno, NV but now, there’s a new mobile repair truck. The Worn Wear truck is currently crossing the US to make on the spot repairs, sell used clothes and even teach you how to repair your own apparel.

Check out the full schedule below…

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Levi’s Commuter Women’s Line Video

After years of demand, Levi’s has finally listened and delivered a women’s line. Here’s a short video showcasing some of the product features. Personally, I think it looks great and from what I’ve been told, many more pieces are on the way. Check out the full line at Levi’s.

… also, that’s a nice All-City Space Horse at the end!

Rouleur x Vélobici Combativity Merino Pullover

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Rouleur x Vélobici Combativity Merino Pullover

I wonder, does Santa ride bikes? Because if he does… These new Rouleur x Vélobici Combativity Merino sweaters look to be doing it right. Made in the UK, limited edition (but still in stock) and a great, classic color – sorry, colour – palette. The USD conversion gets a bit steep but if you’re in the UK and are looking for a new pullover, head over to Rouleur to see more.

SWRVE: Gore-Tex Belgian Cap

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SWRVE: Gore-Tex Belgian Cap

It’s funny how a ten-degree drop in temperature here in Austin has me scrambling to find my winter caps again. Little reminders, brought on my cold fronts, always alert me to the fact that the rest of the US is still very much in winter. While I’d only be able to wear the SWRVE Gore-Tex Belgian Cap once and a while here in Texas, I’m sure the rest of you would love to have one of these around your ears in the morning. Made in the USA and in an array of colors, pick one up here at SWRVE.

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Day 02 of the Giro New Road Photo Shoot

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Day 02 of the Giro New Road Photo Shoot

We started our day at a reasonable hour and after breakfast, the team got an intro to Giro‘s new cycling apparel line, the New Road. I can’t say a whole lot about it but what I will say is this is far from “commuter wear” and a completely different approach to your typical road wear.  The most appealing aspect of the line is that it’s all made in the USA.

Our day began leaving the ranch where we’re staying, down a gravel road and out, along the 128 to the 1. At mile 45, we stopped for lunch and to my surprise, had only climbed around 1,000’. Then, jokingly Mark said “oh, there’s a climb”, a Cat 2 trek awaited us off the 1 and it hurt but the 1,000′ descent in 3 miles was exhilarating. At mile 70, we tacked in around 5,000′. Once back at the ranch, we soaked in the waining sunlight, drank some beer and sat in the hot tub, ready to tackle another day on the bike…

Expect a little more riding photos tomorrow, as well as some more teaser shots of the New Road line.

SWRVE’s Storefront

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SWRVE’s Storefront

The last time I visited the Los Angeles-based cycling apparel brand SWRVE‘s shop, they had just relocated and had big plans to expand their floorplan to include a storefront. Last week, before skipping town, I headed over to check out their newly-opened retail space. For a brand like SWRVE, most of their sales are online, so a retail space wasn’t of the highest priority. But they wanted the city of Los Angeles to have a place where customers could come try on the clothing and actually touch the product before committing to buy.

I don’t need to explain any further the merits of buying from a store, versus buying online, so I’ll let the photos do the talking…

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