Archive for February, 2014

  • Thomson Elite 275 Titanium Hardtail Mountain Bike

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    Man, does this look rad or what? I’m a huge fan of Thomson components and will always splurge for them on my bikes when possible. So when I saw this 650b Titanium Hardtail by the one and only Thomson, I certainly did quite the double-take. Known as the Thomson Elite 275 and built by Lynskey and dressed in Thomson goodies, this 27.5 or 650b ti mtb is ready to shred. See the specs and get your drool on over at Bike Rumor.

    -B

  • Cycles d’Autremont: Jay B’s Neo Retro Road

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    Talk about a loving wife…Jay is one lucky guy. One of the latest builds from my buddy Hubert at Cycles d’Autremont of Burlington, VT is Jay B’s Neo Retro road bike; a 30th birthday gift from his wife. Blending classic style and modern component, this bike beautifully fuses the best of both worlds. Check out a few more shots below and make have a look at some of the other bikes I’ve featured from Cycles d’Autremont.

    -B

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  • I made it to Shanghai

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    Well, I finally made it to Shanghai. My apologies for the lack of activity here over the last month or so, it’s been quite the adventure packing up my life in the states and moving across the globe.

    I arrived here on Saturday after a whole day’s travel, including 16 hours of airplane time and another couple hours of commuting between airports and such; but I finally made it! To say I’ve hit the ground running would be an understatement. As I write this, it’s only my 3rd day on the job and I’ve been too busy to even get a phone or bank account set up! I did get my VPN though, which means I now have access to the real world and the internet I’ve been accustomed to. I plan on getting myself a bike in the coming weeks as well, so be sure to check back as I’ll most definitely be posting some photos of it. In the meantime, keep up with me on Instagram and also be sure to follow my skateboarding adventures over at The Official Tissue.

    -B

  • Chrome Industries Introduces Knurled Welded Waterproof Rolltops

     

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    I’ve wanted Chrome to make some bags like this for quite a while! It’s awesome seeing them tap into the touring and urban commuting market with their latest line of Chrome Knurled Welded Waterproof Rolltops. Their latest release includes the Excursion Rolltop 37, Urban EX Rolltop 18, the Saddle Bag Rolltop 20 and the Front Rack Duffle 40; all brilliant options. Though, I think I’m most excited about the Front Rack Duffel and the Saddle Bag Rolltop – pictured above.

    Chrome created Knurled Welded™ Waterproof Rolltops for bike camping, adventure biking, and all weather commuting – when weight matters and getting wet is not an option. Knurled Welded™ Rolltops are made with our proprietary welding technology that combines RF welding with a mechanical interlock to create the toughest, lightest 100% waterproof bags. Each bag has a watertight rolltop closure for submersible water protection, a Hypalon® Molle loop system for expandability, and five-bar webbing haul straps for hand carrying. Go Farther. Stay Dryer. Guaranteed for Life.

    The Knurled Welded line consists of Saddle Bag and Front Rack Duffle Rolltop. 
    Knurled Welded Rolldtop Duffle and Saddle Bag Rolltop work on the bike and off. Both bags leave the hardware on the bike where it should be.  The Result is a saddle bag and front rack duffle you can carry around.

    Boomproof
    800lbs pull strength, 600 Denier, Waterproof Construction

    Waterproof
    150% more contact surface welds than other waterproof technology

    Lightweight
    70% lighter then traditional waterproof bags

    Be sure to check out these bags in detail below. If you’re as hyped as I am, head over to the Chrome Industries site and see where you can get your own Chrome Knurled Welded bags.

    -B

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  • Affinity Cycles World Championship Kissena Track Bike & Jersey

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    Congrats to Affinity Cycles on their 7th anniversary! They’re sure celebrating in style with this World Championship Kissena frame set and matching jersey! Check out the rest of the photos below.

    We are celebrating 7 years of Affinity with our greatest achievement…the Kissena World Champions edition frame set and rainbow striped jersey. 

    Affinity is proud to have won 2 World Championship victories in both the match sprints and scratch race. Plus, with over 20 US National and European championships, the Kissena is the most celebrated and trusted aluminum track frame in the industry. We’ve custom designed our exclusive track frame with gold foil rainbow striped graphics, indigo sparkle blue paint and a CNC machined head tube. Only 40 World Champion frames are available, they can be purchased along with the new Affinity World Championship Jersey through the Affinity website as well as select retailers.

    The jersey is also available for pre order here  for the next 2 weeks and all Affinity frames sets and complete builds are available now. 

    -B

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  • Stanridge Speed and Ben EINE for Red Hook Crit 2014

    Damn, this is gonna be something else! Can’t wait to see what Stanridge & EINE come up with.

    Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce our collaboration with Ben EINE for the Red Hook Crit this year. EINE is a world renowned graffiti artist who has collaborated with Banksy and has work hanging in the White House. Ben will be hand painting the two iconic Stanridge High Street frames that will be raced during this years Red Hook series.

    The custom bikes will be piloted by elite cyclocross racer Katie Arnold, and previous Red Hook winner Evan Murphy. Look for more from Stanridge as the bikes are done and race day approaches.

    -B

     

  • Feedback Sports Velo Hinge

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    My buddies over at Feedback Sports were kind enough to send me a couple of their new Velo Hinge bike storage hooks and they’re looking great. I’ve been a fan of Feedback’s stuff for a while now and have yet to be disappointed with one of their products.

    Sure, you can always head down to your local hardware store and purchase some rubberized u-hooks, but they’re not nearly as clean looking nor as functional as the Velo Hinges. Sure, they both accomplish the same thing, but the Velo Hinge allows you to hang a bike and them pivot it for maximum space. Not gonna be using the Velo Hinge for a while? No problem, simply fold the hook down and you’ll hardly notice it was there in the first place; much better than staring at an empty protruding red, yellow or grey u-hook.

    As you may know, I’m in-between jobs and countries right now. I should be all setup in Shanghai by early March, but until then I won’t have a place to use these hooks. I do know, however, that space and efficiency is going to be of the essence while living in Shanghai and the Velo Hinge will be the perfect way for me to store my bike(s) while overseas. I’ll be sure to update you all with photos of the installation once I arrive in China. Until then, check out the Velo Hinge by Feedback Sports if you’re looking to upgrade your bicycle storage!

    -B

  • Beast Coasters: Bicycle Nightcycle at Talent Skatepark & Shop


    It’s nice to see some BMX footage coming from Talent Skatepark. I probably spend at least 3 nights a week at this place during the winter months, but never Mondays; that’s bike night. The Beast Coasters grabbed a couple clips a few weeks back on a Monday night, so don’t miss this quickie! Nice alley-oop in the second clip by my buddy JP Agorrea.

    -B