Along with Ornot founder Matt Quann’s retrospective of his ten favorite moments in business as an independent cycling apparel brand during the past ten years, we’re stoked to partner with ORNOT for a giveaway! To celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary they are releasing a limited-edition Decade Collection inspired by the jersey that started it all. Sign up below for a chance to win a Decade prize pack (limited edition jersey, bottles, and socks) + a one-year subscription to our Group Ride! Feeling lucky, Ornot.
Our friends at Ornot are celebrating their ten-year anniversary as an independent cycling apparel and accessory brand. As part of this milestone, founder Matt Quann penned a retrospective about his experience starting an apparel brand in a San Francisco garage, tracing a path through custom frames, hurdles with domestic manufacturing, and a ride where waffles were promised but not delivered. Continue reading below for more from Matt and keep your eyes peeled for some special giveaways along with this exciting occasion!
Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Our friends at Mission Workshop have re-launched their in-house line of cycling apparel, Acre, with a new lyrca kit collection using innovative materials like Dyneema and Quattro to up the ante in kit design. This launch is in stock now, for men and women, in a variety of colors with minimal branding.
See the full lineup and complete story at Mission Workshop.
Looking for a new springtime riding kit, void of ostentation, stripped down, minimal and nothing but the essentials? Check out the latest drop from Pas Normal Studios, including three bib colors and a plethora of jersey colors. All in-stock now at Pas Normal Studios.
Rapha and artist Geoff McFetridge have long admired each other and this week, they made their admiration formal with an entire capsule collection, complete with socks, jerseys, base layers, musettes, and more, designed by Geoff himself. As a skater kid, I personally have admired Geoff’s ability to document culture through his ambiguous figures, and in recent years, his work has popped up everywhere. This collection looks fantastic and is in stock now at Rapha.
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.
Looking for some fresh summer jerseys? Check out Team Dream’s latest launch, including socks, shirts, jerseys, bibs, and accessories. Everything is Made in the USA and ready to ship. Team Dream offers free shipping on orders over $200 within the USA OR over $400 International, so get together with your friends to place a big order and save some extra cash.
Check out the full launch at Team Dream!
In a different look, Café du Cycliste took to California for their latest lookbook, entitled “Toile de Jouy.” Shooting cycling apparel is not easy but Benedict Campbell did a great job on this shoot. See the lookbook at CdC.
“Legend has it that beyond the 500 metre high city wall, there is a green paradise. Living in the perpetual darkness and fighting for a living on the street, The Underworld Champions fight to escape a dystopian future plagued by the Hydroformers; an elite group hell-bent on industrialisation and containing the last inhabitants of Earth. Armed with whatever they can find, the race is on to find a way out of the urban maze and into the myth. Do you dare join them?”
Death Spray Custom and Morvelo have teamed up again for another classic collection… See it at Morvelo.
Adding to their extensive mountain bike apparel collection, Mission Workshop announces their PNG “pavement and gravel” apparel. Included in this range are bibs, a base layer, a jersey, jacket, and socks. Since this lineup is from Mission, you can expect the same solid construction and detailing as the rest of their products. See the full PNG lineup at Mission Workshop.
So, you think your cycling kit collection is out of hand?
PedalED, makers of Japanese and Italian cycling apparel have launched a robust women’s collection, just in time for summer. The collection features everything from base layers to jackets, socks and caps, all featuring PedalED’s pristine detailing and color palettes. Be sure to check this out, if you’re looking for something new. The women’s collection is live at PedalED.
Team Too Late teamed up with 100 Tacos, the bicycle-powered, vegan taco pop-up cart on a kit, which is now available for pre-order. These are made by Endo Customs in Los Angeles. You can see the bibs, jersey and vest at Team Too Late.
This whole project looks incredible and I love Chas’ explanation of the process.
“I had toyed with the idea of creating a kit for years, but I only work in analog, hand drawing at full scale, so the digital aspect of kit design always halted my efforts. Then Bobby from Endo Customs in LA reach out with a solution. He printed out the kit template full size and sent it my way, after 4 weeks, 11 paint pens, untold jammers and countless hours I sent back the template covered in my art. Here you have a hand drawn kit, expertly rendered into print by Endo customs! I don’t even remember all the little things hidden in this kit, surprises of stoke for years to come!”
You can pre-order this kit, made by Endo Customs in Los Angeles at the NOTCHAS Store.
These kits look so good!
“The Squiggle Inverse Jersey. This jersey is fast, cool and micro meshy. Perfect for long days in the sun with yer pals. Designed by local Austin artist (and pal) Will Bryant, the Squiggle King. Will’s colorfully wacky and slightly irreverent designs are splashed all over our fine city. This jersey in white on black captures the core essence of his aesthetic. Check out more of Will Bryant’s work at Willbryant.com. Made by Endo in the USofA making Canadians seethe with jealousy.
Squiggle Bibs. For squiggly fast fashion & titillatingly tight tan lines. Also black, so you can pair with a rainbow assortment of yer clean jerseys when the squiggle top’s in the wash. Designed by local Austin artist (and pal) Will Bryant, the Squiggle King. Will’s colorfully wacky and slightly irreverent designs are splashed all over our fine city. This jersey in white on black captures the core essence of his aesthetic. Check out more of Will Bryant’s work at Willbryant.com. Made by Endo in America, eh? ”
Pre-order at Beat the Clock and see more photos below.
More Track Bike pays homage to fashion with their new Guccio kit, in black this round…
… and new kits! Be sure to check it out.