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Erin’s Foldy McLobsty Rock Lobster

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Erin’s Foldy McLobsty Rock Lobster

Yesterday, we looked at Erin’s Rock Lobster during her Old Growth Classic Reportage. Is it a road bike? Or a cross bike? Or a gravel bike. I don’t know but it has v-brakes, a 2x Ultegra drivetrain, and a dropper post in a field of ultralight, carbon, disc brake, chubby tire bikes like that Ibis Hakka MX I reviewed. Erin’s had this bike for a while and I felt like she did a great job explaining it in yesterday’s post, so read on for a refresh.

A Look Inside Santa Cruz’s Spokesman Bicycles Outpost and Their Wild Custom Builds

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A Look Inside Santa Cruz’s Spokesman Bicycles Outpost and Their Wild Custom Builds

Santa Cruz has no shortage of bike shops. This sleepy little beach town might be known for its surfing and pesky vampires, but the road and mountain riding is exceptional. With a myriad of dirt and paved roads snaking their way through coastal redwoods, and dusty, steep mountain bike trails, any cyclist can spend days upon days exploring the terrain. Spokesman Bicycles is one of the powerhouse shops in Santa Cruz and just recently opened up what they’re calling Outpost on the West Side of town, right next to their friends Sawyer and Co, a surfing lifestyle shop.

My Manzanita Sklar 27.5 All Road Is Meaner Now with Crust Towel Rack Bars

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My Manzanita Sklar 27.5 All Road Is Meaner Now with Crust Towel Rack Bars

This bike. This freaking bike. When I first built up my Sklar, it was built on the 700c wheel platform. At Lost & Found last year, I swapped out the i9 wheels for the new ENVE G27 650b gravel wheels and haven’t missed the 700c wheels one bit. From there, the bike slowly went under transformations but it wasn’t until I put the Crust Towel Rack Bars on it that I feel like this bike has finally come into its own.

Paul Component Engineering and Sim Works Limited Edition Parts!

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Paul Component Engineering and Sim Works Limited Edition Parts!

Brown is one of those colors that is very inconsistant to anodize, often times resulting in a complete scrap of the product run. Most companies won’t work with it, including PAUL, and would rather spend their valuable time making stuff that people can buy! So when our friends at SimWorks hit up PAUL to make a special edition engraved and brown-anodized run of parts, they weren’t exactly stoked to go through with it, but the result is well worth it!

Paul Component Engineering: SRAM Thumb Shifters!

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Paul Component Engineering: SRAM Thumb Shifters!

If you’ve got a drop bar bike you want to easily convert to a flat bar, these lil jammers are your answer. By using a SRAM TT barcon, or bar end shifter, you can run your 10 or 11 speed road stuff on a flat bar. I wonder if they’re compatible with the MicroShift 12 speed eagle barcons? Hmmmmmm

Edit: they already make a thumb shifter for that!

Technical Information:
-Material: 6061 American Aluminum
-Weight: 80 grams (including all necessary mounting hardware)
-Surface Finish: Anodized Black, Silver, or Purple. Also available in Polished.
-Clamp Diameter: 22.2
-Available: Now!
-Price (Pair) $104 anodized, $128 Polished (Also available single sided)

See more information at PAUL.