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John’s Favorite Products of 2021

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John’s Favorite Products of 2021

With the holidays approaching we like to spend some time looking back at 2021 and give some of our favorite products a shout-out. In this post, we look at John’s personal favorite products of the year. Some are cycling-related, others are just solid staples John’s enjoyed using this year, so let’s get to it!

Our Winter ’21 Drop Is Live!

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Our Winter ’21 Drop Is Live!

With supply chain shortages, backlogged production, and having to find a new screen printer who could actually get shirts for us, I thought this day would never come but we’re here, finally! Our Winter drop is live in our webshop via The Radavist shop at The Pro’s Closet. We’ve got collaboration artist bottles with Shaun Marcus from Silver Stallion, a Radasnake design from Collette Marie that’s been over a year in the works, colored stem caps, a re-up of our Bobby Dixon-designed DUNE-inspired top caps, new sock designs by Cari Carmean, and as always, our LAND-designed logos on classic t-shirts.

I also thought it would be nice to include some of TPC’s Certified Pre-Owned bikes and new products in the webshop as well. You can sort the goods by “Merch“, “Bikes“, and “Gear“. I’ll personally be updating this list weekly, so check back for a curated look at fine steel and titanium bikes that TPC gets in stock. Like that Rivendell Roadeo for $2224.99

Now that the good news is out of the way, it’s time for some bad news. We’ve tried to get international shipping handled but since The Pro’s Closet is now shipping all of our merch, they will only ship to the US and Canada. We’re trying to figure out a solution to this problem but right now, your best bet is to use an international forwarding company… I’m really sorry to be the bearer of this news and I’m hoping we can work this out sooner than later. Another note is our head-banging experience trying to integrate Shopify in our WordPress website. It sucks. They don’t want to play with each other, so apologies for the multiple windows you’ll have to open in order to pick out your goods! The last bit of good news is TPC ships with FedEx so you’ll be receiving your goods MUCH FASTER from here on out!

Thanks for your patience in this transition period! If you’re a web developer who has successfully mated WordPress and Shopify, I’m all ears!

Thanks for your support!

-John

You Can Now Customize Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers

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You Can Now Customize Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers

You can now customize Wolf Tooth’s popular Pack Pliers with a personalized message and design for the cycling enthusiast in your life. With its new custom web platform, you can choose from five different design templates, three fonts, and anodized bolt color. Normally, custom lasering is only available for bulk orders, but for this holiday season Wolf Tooth is opening it up to everybody.

These custom Pack Pliers will be available until December 1st or until they sell out. This ensures Wolf Tooth’s team in Minnesota can guarantee to have yours lasered, assembled, and shipped in time for Christmas…

See more at Wolf Tooth.

Jpaks’ Snakpaks are Back in Stock and Shipping in Time for the Holidays

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Jpaks’ Snakpaks are Back in Stock and Shipping in Time for the Holidays

Shortages are impacting even small makers and the Jpaks Snakpaks have been difficult to get ahold of this year. Well, the Snakpaks are back in stock in all three sizes with bolt-on or strapped configurations. If you’ve ever seen one of these Snakpaks in person, then you can attest to their construction and durability. John uses a Footlong on his touring bikes

Sizes:
Standard SnakPak: 9.5″ long x 3.75″ high up front, tapering down to 2.25″ high at the rear
Footlong SnakPak: 12” long x 3.75” high up front, tapering down to 2.25” high at the rear
Farva SnakPak: 15″ long x 4″ high up front, tapering down to 2.5″ high at the rear

Pricing starts at $105 and all three sizes are in stock and shipping from Jpaks.

How Good Does the New Swift Industries Dovetail Collection Look?

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How Good Does the New Swift Industries Dovetail Collection Look?

Maybe it’s because I like birds, love using Nocs on trips, wear camp hats, and love the Appleton Whittell Research Ranch but to me, this is everything a product collaboration should be. Swift Industries teamed up with artist Wyatt Hersey on a very limited capsule collection, featuring all the products above and more.

 

This collection’s intent is to raise funds for habitat conservation first and foremost but perhaps to help you find goods for your loved one(s) this Holiday season? See the full drop at Swift Industries and be sure to set your alarm for today at 9AM PST because this stuff will sell out fast!

Forager Cycles: New Blue Berry Fundraising Cable Cherries

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Forager Cycles: New Blue Berry Fundraising Cable Cherries

Remember those Forager Cycles Cable Cherries? These cable ends are reusable, made in the USA, and are a fun way to add color to your cable-actuated brake bikes. Well, this round of Cable Cherries is a collaborative effort between Forager and a local blueberry farm, Bow Hill, who suffered a massive loss recently. A fire started in the refrigerated zone of their production barn and burned nearly all the contents, including a ride-on harvesting machine parked outside. Forager is offering an option to donate at checkout on these new Cable Cherries in hopes to raise money to help out Blue Hill. If you’re looking for a dab of blue on your bike, head to Forager Cycles!

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Outer Shell Handlebar Bag 2021 Video

Outer Shell’s Handlebar Bag is hands-down our favorite bag for a gravel or road bike. It’s a perfect size, holds all you need, even a small camera, and uses a single hoop closure system. You can read our full thoughts on this bag in our archives but let’s enjoy this new video from the brand first…

Ignite’s New Made in the USA CNC Catalyst and Inferno Cranks

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Ignite’s New Made in the USA CNC Catalyst and Inferno Cranks

Ignite Components designs, tests, and manufacturers its cranks in-house here in the USA. Allamuchy, New Jersey to be exact. At this year’s Philly Bike Expo Ignite unveiled its two crank models: Catalyst MTB cranks (pictured) and Inferno Road cranks. These cranks are CNC’d in house and come in 155-175mm lengths, a plethora of custom anodizing or cerakote color options, and have a lifetime warranty. The Catalyst mountain cranks are shipping now and the Inferno road cranks are currently available as a pre-order. Head to Ignite Components for more!

DeFeet’s New Duraglove ET Wool Blend Adventure Series

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DeFeet’s New Duraglove ET Wool Blend Adventure Series

We’ve been fans of DeFeet’s wool gloves for that window in time when it’s not cold enough to break out the thick gloves but the summer weight gloves won’t cut it anymore. DeFeet has improved upon its classic glove design with these ET Wool Blend Adventure gloves. These gloves are made from 52% Nylon, 20% Merino Wool, 20% Recycled Polyester, 7% Lycra, 1% Silver Ag, with the Silver Ag making the gloves smartphone compatible as the silver is in the finger tips, allowing you to use your smartphone. The Duraglove ET are designed to be used in temps ranging from 40º to 60º (4C to 16C) and they have an elaborate no-slip grip pattern.

Available in three colors; grey, blue, and red. In stock now for $24.99 at DeFeet.

Mission Workshop: New Toro Handlebar Bag is Made in the USA

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Mission Workshop: New Toro Handlebar Bag is Made in the USA

Mission Workshop has an extensive catalog of apparel and packs and today it added a cycling bag to its line. The Toro handlebar bag is a small, burrito-style bag that fits compactly on your bike, regardless of the cockpit. These made in the USA bags have Mission Workshop’s design DNA as they come in a broad range of UX and standard fabrics and colors.

Specs:
Universal fit for any handlebar and stem combo
Frame sheet stiffener maintains structure and shape
Super stable / Zero bounce
Suitable for Road, Gravel, MTB, Townie
Weatherproof
Internal Key Clip
YKK Aquaguard Zippers
Hypalon accessory lash points
Subtle laser etched logo treatment
Made in the USA

Retail is $89 and shipping today from Mission Workshop.

Chris King Now Offers Made in the USA, Recyclable, GRD23 Gravel, and MTN30 Mountain Wheelsets

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Chris King Now Offers Made in the USA, Recyclable, GRD23 Gravel, and MTN30 Mountain Wheelsets

If you’re going to manufacture carbon fiber rims in 2021, do it right. Chris King has developed its own made in the USA carbon hoops that are 100% recyclable thanks to FusionFiber tech, less harsh to ride (plush? supple? compliant? you pick), making it a winning choice for people looking for new gravel or mountain wheels. These wheelsets are built in-house at Chris King, with a plethora of anodizing colors, R45D Centerlock hubs for GRD23 gravel ($2650.00) and Boost Centerlock for the MTN30 mountain wheelset ($2550.00).

See more at Chris King.

Moots Now Offers a Trans Am Anodizing Finish On All Of Its Bikes

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Moots Now Offers a Trans Am Anodizing Finish On All Of Its Bikes

Coinciding with today’s Chris King Open House, Moots just announced another custom anodizing package for its entire catalog. Trans Am is inspired by 1980s car graphics and this theme is carried across the frame, onto the stem, and seatpost. With a retro-themed, vibrant color palette anodized onto a matte surface to give it pop and vibrancy, the Trans Am is by far the flashiest anodizing finish Moots has offered to date… See more photos of the Trans Am finish at Moots and be sure to check out our Related Archives below for a deeper dive into the Steamboat Springs brand!

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Dynaplug Racer Plugger Kit for the 2021 Chris King Open House

Mr. Meerkat is pleased to announce the new Dynaplug colorway, anodized, and wizardized with lasers by the magicians at Dynaplug in Chico, California. These tubeless tools enable you to plug holes in your tubeless tires to keep you rolling.

This limited edition colorway includes a turquoise body with black caps and the Chris King Buzz logo laser engraved in the center. Retail is set at $52. In stock now at Chris King.