To commemorate the new limited-edition Chris King colors – matte black with gold lettering and gold anodizing – for 2021, Brooks England created these special edition Carved Cambium saddles with matching gold anodizing hardware. These limited saddles come in a C15 and C17 carved design, so head to Brooks England ASAP to procure one as they tend to sell out quickly!
This Friday, October 9th, the Rapha and Palace collection will be available for Rapha Members. That means it might be hard for non-Members to get their hands on some of these goods but we can only hope! Here’s the word from Rapha:
“Every Palace launch is highly anticipated, and each garment they make is an extremely limited edition, produced only in very small numbers. This foray into the professional peloton will be no different. And with much of the kit going directly to EF Pro Cycling at the Giro d’Italia, availability will be especially limited.
To give our members the best possible chance of securing a piece of the switch-out kit, the Rapha Cycling Club has managed to secure a very limited run of team edition race clothing and casualwear. Members will have exclusive early access from Friday, 9th October. Stay tuned for more information.”
*The collection will be available to members who were active on or before Sunday, 4th October or have renewed a previously lapsed membership since that date.
Speedvagen’s first Ready Made bicycle model was the OG1, a true to form classic road bike, made by hand in Portland, Oregon. These stock-sizing models offered the same details Speedvagen is known for in a stock configuration with a faster delivery time. Then came the OG Classic, a vintage-inspired all day road bike. Soon came the Disc OG and the Chris King OG.
For 2020, Speedvagen is tapping into Chris King’s Bourbon for a limited run – only 8 available – of Speedvagen Disc OG fully decked out with Chris King Bourbon. These bikes are available in three paint colors: Mustard, Oxblood, or Sage and in 4 stock sizes. They’re also being fitted with a t47 bottom bracket. A new design implementation they’ll be using from here forward. See more details on these bikes below.
To celebrate the Grand Départ 2014 in Yorkshire, Progress Packaging commissioned a group of designers and illustrators to create a series of unique musettes.
Musettes are 300 x 360mm, screen printed black on custom dyed yellow cotton with embroidered tag and internal pocket.
Pick up one at Process Packaging. Personally, I’m feeling the I Love Dust design…
Mission Workshop’s new VX-21 lightweight backpacks look amazing. I love the multicam and hunter / safety orange. It’s like Mission Workshop can see into my mind!
“The R6 Field Pack allows for the secure and simple attachment of weatherproof accessories to the exterior of the bag. The patented Arkiv® modular system gives the bag freedom to evolve and adapt as needed. With an arsenal of accessories to choose from the R6 series is ready to travel.
The VX-21 collection of R6 backpacks and accessories utilize a lightweight 210 denier packcloth reinforced with a ripstop nylon grid all backed with a PET waterproof membrane. In addition, these packs are lined with a lightweight urethane coated ripstop liner.
All Arkiv bags and accessories are completely weatherproof, made in the USA and backed by a lifetime warranty.”
See more photos below and the full details at Mission Workshop.
Since the first documentation of this project was posted on this site, I’ve been very interested in seeing the AWOL Transcontinental Edition touring bike hit local dealers. It is one of the most unique tourers I’ve ever ridden. My Product Review of the bike was thorough and Erik’s suped up Peacock Nuke edition swept everyone up in awe. Head over to Specialized for specs and contact your local shop for ordering.
I’ve missed posting about the past few Giro First Friday products but these Pink Aeon Leader Helmets look great:
“The ultimate cycling helmet combines a lightweight feel with a skull-hugging fit and robust protective capability. It puts the wind to work for you, keeping you cool and comfortable no matter how far or fast you ride. And it practically disappears when you put it on. That helmet is the Aeon. Our premium performance helmet designed to meet the demands of the world’s most iconic roads and best riders.
A version of this stunning pink and rhodamine colorway was first seen last year at the Giro d’Italia, on the heads of race leaders including overall winner Ryder Hesjedal of Team Garmin-Sharp. It is now available to you, our fans, in a limited quantity on Facebook.
We produced 50 of these worldwide, and when they’re gone they’re gone for good. Unless you’ve got what it takes to earn one on the road… ”
I know what you’re thinking: “this helmet is going to be $800.” Well, it’s not. To raise awareness of bicycle safety, artist Kaws teamed up with Bern, the New Museum and the Safe Streets Fund to design a run of 500 Watts Helmets. You can pre-order one now for $80, at the New Museum and expect it mid-June.
To commemorate the Olympics landing in London, Brooks England has issued a series of limited saddles.
“This saddle is part of the UNION JACK SWALLOWS LIMITED EDITION 2012, a tricolour issue of the legendary B15, created to celebrate the Olympiad that in 2012 comes to visit London for the third time in history. The Red and Blue models will be delivered in the special “Union Jack” packaging, while the White in the singular “England” box.”
Break out the Sodium Chloride, Ammonium Hydroxide and Ammonium Chloride. All-City‘s got some new copper parts that are begging for a nice purple-hued patina. Head to your LBS because these are limited.
This just in from Brooks:
“Brooks England is pleased to announce the release of the Brooks B17 Select World Traveller 2012 Limited Edition Saddle. This saddle celebrates our deep historical associations with the sporting heroes of the previous London Olympiad, as well as our rich relationship with devotees of Long Distance Touring, during the inaugural WCR Grand Tour (www.worldcycleracing.com), a competitive circumnavigation of the Earth by bicycle.
The leather surface features a restyling of a piece by Frank Patterson, artist and illustrator of the Brooks catalogues of the 1920’s, realized by Richard Phipps. All saddles have been made using Brooks Select organic leather tops, fixed to a chromed copper steel frame and finished with hand hammered copper rivets.
The B17 Select World Traveller is available at chosen Brooks Dealers Of Excellence from May, and production of the Brooks B17 Select World Traveller has been capped at 2012 pieces.”
Check out more photos below.