Ever wonder what makes the crew at Portland Design Works tick? Well, check this out…
Portland Design Works introduces their new USB charging commuter lights, the Lars Rover™ in 650 and 450 lumens. Each light has five modes, depending on how you want to use them. For me, a 2 hour battery life on light like this seems pretty good, especially coming from a lamp without an external battery pack. That takes it out of the strictly commuter, blink light mode into some trail romping.
Looking good, PDW.
The team at Portland Design Works have been waiting all summer to unleash this deal. Right now, you can get the Full Metal Fenders and a Fenderbot for $125, that’s 15% off MSRP. I have a set of these fenders and they are great, but it never rains in Austin!
At any rate, I’m sure it rains where you live, so check out more at PDW.
I wish I had a team of cycling shoes-wearing ninjas to fix my flats. Although, I suppose I don’t have a cute pup and a kick-ass Wald basket. Portland Design Works always has the best videos and this one for their Ninja™ Pump kicks the ass of flats.
As far as pumps are concerned, the lighter and smaller, the better. If it fits in a jersey pocket, I’m game and it it doesn’t unscrew your valve head in the process, I’m sold. The new Portland Design Works Ninja™ Pump looks like it does all the above (maybe more?).
See more at PDW!
Hey… this looks familiar!
Here’s a rad, feel good video from Portland Design Works and Breadwinner Cycles. Featuring members of the team racing, hanging out and Tony’s cute kid. Such a great video and the Holeshot SS disc looks so good guys!
So what Portland Design Works is clearly stating is with each purchase of an Aether Demon light, you’ll receive a bearded, space helmet guy in a Mexican blanket (it better be wool) that charges your tail lights for free? At least, I think that’s what they’re saying.
I love that this is inspired by a true story. Only in Portland! Well done PDW.
Portland Design Works keeps it weird with this new video highlighting how multi purpose their 3Wrencho can be!
Hey Portland, feel like racing? Check out the PDW Omnium this weekend!
Yep… I can get down with that.
Jeremy Dunn is one of my favorite people I’ve gotten to know in the “industry” (sorry CD) and he’s also a good friend of mine (sorry CD, me and Jay are now besties). The crew at Portland Design Works interviewed Jeremy in their Good Neighbor series. Head over and check it out!
This is about as Portland as you can get and that’s why they’re such an ingenious product. Cages are for bottles and birds, so scoop up the PDW Bird Cages here!
Portland Design Works gets all cutesy-sappy this year with their holiday video. I half expected Murph to make an appearance but I guess I’ll have to ask Santa for that next year.
I’m surprised they let you cut down trees in Portland?!
This will probably be the simplest review I’ll ever do because this is one of the most straight-forward products I’ve reviewed. When DPow from PDW sent over a Takeout Basket Adventure Edition, I was going to wait on my tourer to be built before putting it on a bike. Then the summer months kept creeping along and I hated having a sweaty camera bag or backpack on for really simple runs. That’s when the comfortable size of this thing just took over. Off went the drops, on went the flat bar and the Takeout Basket. The brackets can be a pain in the ass to assemble if you’re not patient but the whole thing installed in under 5 minutes.
As the name implies, this is not a rack for heavy cargo. It’s a basket meant for small runs *like* takeout. I found it a perfect fit for a six pack of beer, or some simple grocery items. Because the Blaq-built Adventure bag doesn’t have padding, I swapped my ILE Photo Bag in its place for my Hasselblad and 5D. But the tall nature of a roll-top fit a giant bottle of bourbon just fine.
Overall, I’ve been very keen on this basket, mostly because I never know when I’ll have to pick something up without a backpack. It’s come in handy multiple times and I would even consider it on a longer ride to hold my camera. Now, let me just say, sure, there are other options for larger loads. Cetma comes to mind but this isn’t a rack, it’s a basket…
Do you know why I hate hearing the word cage used to describe toe clips? Because cages are for bottles and birds. The latter being the inspiration for the new Portland Design Works “Bird Cages”. See more at Bike Portland.