Built in limited numbers, the newest frame from Ritte is an updated Satyr made from titanium, built in Portland, Oregon from a Tom Kellogg design. You could say the new Satyr 2.0 is bigger, badder, and smoother than ever with clearance for 700x50c or 650×2.2″ tires and compatibility with all of your favorite 1x and 2x drivetrains.
This limited run of just 20 Titanium Satyr 2.0 framesets will be shipping early July. These frames are built to last. Read the specs, pricing, and options at Ritte.
Southern Wonders and Farther Bag Co collaborated on a rain camo Humidity Camp handlebar bag that’s dropping today at 12 noon EST. This collaboration is called Farther South. All of these bags are made by hand in Memphis by Farther South in tan or olive with hunter orange on the inside and have a plastic liner to help maintain the round “burrito bag” shape. Get your browsers ready for them to be in stock at 12 noon EST today at Southern Wonders.
California brands Mission Workshop and Afterschool Projects announced a new collection of apparel and packs today that meld Mission Workshop’s knowledge in technical materials with the playfulness of Afterschool Projects. The collaboration all started with a question and an experiment: is it possible to tie-dye tech fabrics?
Through persistence and experimentation, the MW and ASP teams discovered a unique process to tie-dye the iconic X-Pac® fabric from Dimension Polyant. The result is three unique camouflage-inspired dyes – Inyo, Mojave, and Hippie – with a touch of psychedelic joy to the functional aesthetic.The X-Pac® fabric was meticulously tie-dyed by hand, giving each bag a signature that makes the MW x ASP collection truly unique. Made in the USA and shipping today…
These days, chances are you’ve got a local bag maker in your state. In my area here in New Mexico, there are a few, and just down the hill from Santa Fe in Albuquerque is Buckhorn Bags, a small company run by Sam Lutz. Sam makes custom framebags, both full and half, as well as a plethora of other accessory bags. I’ve got two bikes that have been begging for framebags, so when Sam announced he was going to start offering them, I sent him some money, a few photos, and waited for a few weeks. Well, I’ve been using these bags for a while now and would like to share the process and product with you so check out more below…
Utah-based Snēk Cycling has a new bag for your road, gravel, or MTB. Introducing the Vital Case. It’s a tool and spare tire holder that straps to your saddle or frame, holds as much or as little as you need. These minimal packs retail for $45 and are in stock now at Snēk Cycling.
Vital Case Includes:
-Nylon webbing holder with pockets and silicone closure band
-Snēk Voile 15″ strap with strap keeper
-Small Parts Pouch
-Stores a compact multi-tool, tire levers, Co2 inflator, tube, tire plug, etc.
-Can be mounted under the saddle as a saddle bag or on a bike frame
-Works with all carry-on type tire levers, and Co2 inflators, including our Lifeboat Tire Lever
-Fits road/gravel tubes and mountain bike tubes up to 2.4″ in width
-The Snēk Voile Strap can be removed for storage of the Vital Case in a jersey pocket or bag
-The silicone band is removable and replaceable
-Built to last, guaranteed for life
Look, I know rim brakes aren’t exactly in vogue anymore but if you happen to have a rim brake road bike and are looking to upgrade your brakes, then the eeBrakes are a prime candidate. The latest limited edition eeBrakes were just announced today in El Tornado blue and black. These brakes are available in direct mount and standard mount, come with carbon and standard brake pads and are shipping in July. See all the details at Cane Creek.
Designed for a 33-55mm tire, on a 24.5 alloy rim, the new Industry Nine 1/1 GRCX wheels might be what you’re looking for to get your new build rolling or to give an existing build some sprucing up for summer rides. These new wheels use I9’s new 1/1 Road series hubs which offer 90 points of engagement on a 6 pawl freehub body, use J-bend spokes for ease of maintenance, and are backed by a 2-year warranty. Best of all, they retail at $765. Check out more at Industry Nine.
Outer Shell is one of our favorite bag makers because they do things just a little differently. Take for instance their new ultra-packable backpacks. These bags are partially made from upcycled sails and have a 14L capacity that packs down into a tiny store pocket. They weigh 64g and are perfect for overnighters and long tours alike.
Outer Shell collaborated with Mafia Bags to source some of the materials from upcycled sails. Note that the cords come in many different colors so expect minor variations in the bag you receive.
Available in three colors and for sale for $70. See more at Outer Shell!
-13” x 17” x 4” (14L) // Weight: 2.3oz (64g)
-Internal pocket also stows backpack
-Four external lash loops
-Contoured shoulder straps with padded mesh
-Partially made from upcycled sails
-Handmade in California
We know some of y’all love brightly-colored components on your bikes and so does Wolf Tooth, so they released two limited edition colors of their ReMote dropper levers; purple and orange. These come in all the ReMote models, so hop on over to Wolf Tooth to see which will work on your bike.
Portland-based North St. Bags have an extensive pannier model lineup and within it are these 21L Macro Panniers. These bags are made from recycled EcoPak. This lightweight, ultra-durable, waterproof outer layer is crafted from recycled plastic bottles turned woven polyester by heritage sailmaker Challenge Sailcloth. Our EcoPak bags are available in 6 vibrant colors, VOC free, and come with a big reduction in carbon footprint over traditional manufacturing methods.
Custom bikes mean fully-custom to Alchemy. That means layup, geometry, and frame material. The brand recently overhauled their US-made Atlas all road bike to include both titanium and a carbon model (pictured). The Atlas is Alchemy’s modular road model meaning Alchemy can swap out chainstays and a fork to design and fabricate either a classic Atlas road (28mm clearance) or a larger, all-road model (38mm clearance) and that’s just the beginning. For more information, hop on over to Alchemy to see all the details.
Part of the “Make Mine Now” program, the in-house products made in North Carolina at Kitsbow’s HQ, The Escalator Merino Henley features an extremely adaptable dual-facing merino fabric. Made from 34% soft merino on the inside and 66% polyester yarns on the outside, increasing the longevity and comfort of these do-it-all garment pieces. Expect less brand snags and less moth holes in the long run, while maintaining merino’s quick-drying abilities. These Henleys aren’t cheap but will last for years and years of heavy use. Check out all the info and the variety of colors available at Kitsbow.
Swift Industries’ most popular bags are trickling back into stock after a year of production delays, including the small and functional Bandito Bag, which doubles as a handlebar or saddle bag. These 3.2L bags come in a handful of colors including Black VX21 XPac™, Coyote VX21 XPac™, Olive VX21 XPac™, or Old Navy 500 Denier Cordura™ as shown here. Head on over to Swift to swoop one while they’re still in stock if you’ve been waiting.
-Measurements: 8.5″w X 5.5″ diameter
-Capacity: 3.2 L
-Weight: 1 lb
-Made in Seattle
Search and State’s limited edition jerseys are usually an all-over pattern ranging from camo, to palm fronds, and flowers but this one is a bit different. The Tropic Thunder S2-R Skull Jersey looks like nothing the brand has done before, featuring a big, bright design, centered on the back, with a small, subdued branding hit on the chest. These are really wild, so they might not be for everyone, but if you’re interested in them, head to Search and State.
We just restocked a few staples and added new product to the webshop. Above you’ll see just a few of the new products, with more hiding in the ranks. For instance, we have new 3M reflective vinyl decals, as well as new turquoise decals, a re-up of the Olive Drab bottles, black Voile straps, and three new short sleeve t-shirt designs. It’s too much to fill in a post, so head on over to our webshop to see what’s new!
Speedvagen just announced their 2021 Surprise Me paint job, dubbed “the Painter’s Proof”, inspired by printing registration marks. This might be the most intense Surprise Me to date, so to read all the details, drop on into the Speedvagen Blog…
Longtime fans of Twin Six need no introduction to their “Metal” kits. These jerseys, vests, bibs, and jackets can be seen all over the world at rides and races alike. For 2021, they’ve relaunched this iconic design in club and race-cuts, for men and women. Head on over to peep the offerings at Twin Six.