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Cascada: Lakewood Adventure Shorts

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Cascada: Lakewood Adventure Shorts

With warmer weather on the way, your riding shorts will quickly become your weekend camping shorts, swim trunks, and more. Cascada’s Lakewood Shorts are made of tear-resistant, lightweight, and quick-drying ripstop fabric. They are a stripped-down, bare essentials shorts, perfect for on and off the bike adventures.

Specs:
-100% Polyamide rip-stop fabric
-Tear resistant
-Quick drying
-4 pockets (two side and two rear)
-Length 19″ outseam
-Packable into back right pocket
-Made in Italy
-Retail €75,00

See more at Cascada.

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Pegoretti Cycles: Reflections

In Reflections, Pegoretti riders around the world share their stories of life during the past year, their thoughts for the future, and how cycling, community, and creativity help them find moments that matter.

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Albion’s Ultralight Insulated Jacket + Backpack

Weighing just 99 grams in size small, the newest piece of apparel in Albion’s kit is an ultralight, insulated jacket that combines warmth, breathability and packability. This new jacket uses Clo’s Eco Vivo recycled insulation and utilizes 100% recycled nylon ultralight ripstop face fabric with a C0 DWR coating to provide some shower resistance. Made in Italy.

Pricing: Jacket – £145, Bag – £35, Bundle – £170

See more at Albion.

Gaerne Updates their Winter Road and Mountain Shoes

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Gaerne Updates their Winter Road and Mountain Shoes

Gaerne, Italian makers of performance cycling footwear, have updated their two winter riding shoes just in time for frigid temperatures. The G.Ice Storm Road shoes have a new sole that is made of nylon-impregnated carbon that delivers a thin thickness and increased stiffness. The sole has a non-slip insert in the toe and an interchangeable pad in the back. Meanwhile, the G.Winter MTB shoes received a new “MTB 3Density Sole”, which is a hybrid material, combining nylon and fiberglass materials, making it durable, lightweight and thin. The G.Winter MTB shoes also have removable studs on the front toe for increased grip. Both shoes retain their warm cuff to keep your ankles warm and dry.

See more at Gaerne.

PEdALED’s Jary Collection: All-Road Hooded Merino Jersey

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PEdALED’s Jary Collection: All-Road Hooded Merino Jersey

PEdALED recently launched the Jary collection and within this robust catalog of new pieces lies this beautiful All-Road Hooded Merino Jersey.

This jersey is made from a merino wool blend for natural breathability, durability, and body-heat regulation. It also incorporates ripstop chest panels to combat cold wind and keep your core temperature in check while also protecting against scratchy plants in the woods. The balaclava-style hood keeps the cold off your head and face, coupled with windproof cuffs to keep unwanted gusts out.

The entire Jary collection is a looser-fit, allowing you to layer up and dress more casually. These are designed in Japan and made in Italy.

The All-Road Hooded Merino Jersey retails for $180 at PEdALED.

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In Constant Competition

This is the story of Jacopo Lahbi and his non-stop challenge to climb Monte Grappa from all of its 10 routes. 455 km and 16,500 m elevation gain, all in one tough sitting. A monumental feat for any cyclist, it’s an almost unthinkable challenge for a world-class track and field athlete.

Sage Titanium offers Campagnolo Ekar 13-Speed on their Gravel Bikes

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Sage Titanium offers Campagnolo Ekar 13-Speed on their Gravel Bikes

This morning Campagnolo announced their 13-speed gravel groupset dubbed Ekar and similarly, brands rolled out their build kit offerings with the new group. Sage Titanium is one of those brands and they now offer Ekar on their two gravel models, the Barlow race machine and the monster gravel machine, the Storm King. You can now build a Storm King as pictured with Ekar, a dropper, Shamal wheels, and the whole 9, err 13, for $9,500. It might not be for everyone’s budget but it sure is nice to look at! See this build in detail below and check out more at Sage Titanium.

Basso’ Tera Is a Semi-Suspension Aluminum and Carbon All Road

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Basso’ Tera Is a Semi-Suspension Aluminum and Carbon All Road

The Basso Tera looks to the rocky roads, the rutted descents, and the washboarded doubletrack and offers up a multi-material construction chassis with an aluminum frame, a carbon rear triangle, and a carbon fork. It’s available as a sporty drop bar version in raw aluminum…

… or a flat bar in a mint green. The pivot design allows for 8mm of flex in the rear triangle, will clear a 45mm 700c tire, has four bottle cage mounts and is designed to have a spacious front triangle for a large frame bag.

Specs:
-Fixed pivot with 8 mm of flex
-Tires up to 45mm
-Alloy and carbon construction
-Internal cables routing
-Compatible with both 1x and 2x groupsets
-4 bottle cage mounting positions
-Built to carry multiple bags

See more and configure yours at Basso Bikes.

Spaghetti Western: A XCR Tommasini X Fire Disc Road Build

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Spaghetti Western: A XCR Tommasini X Fire Disc Road Build

What do you call a stainless Italian disc road bike, built with Cinelli and Campagnolo, right here in Santa Fe? Spaghetti Western? Sure, why not?

Mellow Velo, purveyors of modern bikes, with a long history of building up classic Italian road racing machines, recently completed this build for a customer back on the East Coast. Adam, the owner of the bike, refinishes mouthpieces for saxophones, so as you can imagine, he has a particular penchant for procuring pristine pedal machines like this one. Luckily for him, David from Mellow Velo has a soft spot for modern Italian-made frames.

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Tuscany Touring

Colt Fetters and his partner toured from Bologna to Rome last June. Alternating between following the Italy Divide and the Tuscany Trail, they embraced the credit card style of touring and spent time experiencing the culture of this beautiful country… check out the first of five videos here! Simply play the playlist to watch them all.

3T Gets Back to Work and Raffles Off a Harlequin Exploro Arlecchino

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3T Gets Back to Work and Raffles Off a Harlequin Exploro Arlecchino

Italy is loosening up their restrictions and today is the first day 3T is returning to their production facilities in Bergamo, Italy. The entire team is donning PPE and getting back to making bikes and cranks. On the docket for today is to kick-start production of their popular Torno Cranks and to give away this special edition Harlequin Exploro Arlecchino!

A little backstory here. Bergamo, 3T’s hometown, is where the medieval Harlequin was born. 3T chose Harlequin’s outfit to dress their Exploro in this bright paint job. Now, it might be a little much for some of you, but who looks a gift horse in its mouth? Especially with a build kit like that!

This bike is built with a Sram Force/Eagle AXS 12-speed electronic group, 3T DiscusPlus i28 LTD carbon wheels, the latest 3T Aeroghiaia handlebar, and the VERY FIRST Torno crank that comes out of our re-started factory today. The total value is EUR/USD $8,500 and you can enter to win this bike for free. All you’ve got to do is sign up for 3T’s mailing list.

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Ciavete: Dream On

From the studio of Pegoretti comes a new video, featuring appearances by Pegoretti owners from around the world, and American artist, Jacob Hashimoto. Dream On seeks to uncover the soul and spirit of the Dario Pegoretti brand through its signature artistic style, Ciavete.

Dust in the Wind: Six Months of Bliss on the Bice Biycles Wandrian 29er Gravel Bike

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Dust in the Wind: Six Months of Bliss on the Bice Biycles Wandrian 29er Gravel Bike

Back in the summer of 2011, Dario took off on a solo tour, from his home town to Rome and back. This tour totaled over 2072.7km and changed the way he looked at the world. Tours and long rides on a bike are like that. Those long hours pedaling can really bring out the creative juices. The endorphins, the sights, sounds, smells, and the people you meet on the road broaden your perspective. You’ll often hear of these experiences as being life-altering and for good reason.

While in Rome, Dario met the team at Associazione Ex-Lavanderia, a bicycle frame building school and when he returned home, be began welding. Many hours were spent perfecting the art and over the past few years, Dario has had many teachers to aid his torch. Mattia (Legor), Dario Pegoretti, Gianni Gilardi and Preda, Stucchi and Perego have all passed down their knowledge to Dario.

When the time was ready, he launched Bice Bicycles where Dario builds road, all-road, gravel, touring, and mountain bikes. I was set up with a review of his most interesting offering, the Wandrian, through Biciclista, the US distributor for Bice Bicycles and Ingrid Components.

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Montanus: The Wolf’s Lair

Our friends from Montanus sent over this wonderful project that I hope stokes some weekend plans for you and your riding buddies!

‘The Wolf’s Lair’ is a 400 km bikepacking route that winds through medieval castles, alpine scenery and ancient Italian villages in the Apennines mountains. The Montanus duo traced that route in 2016, after they felt the need to explore deeper Abruzzo region to learn more about their culture and origins. Giorgio and Francesco are back on The Wolf’s Lair to film the experience and show the hidden beauty that fascinated them three years before.