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  • Factory Five F5 Pista Hubs & Wheelsets

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    The guys over at Factory Five are known for not only bringing you some killer track and fixed gear bikes in Shanghai but also for developing their own line high-quality components; their world-renowned Lattice Chainring or the innovative F5 Titan 31.8 Quill Stem are perfect examples.

    So what’s the latest from Factory Five? Hubs and wheels of course, and they look damn good to boot.

    The F5 Pista Hubs are forged from 7075 aluminum, CNC finished and fitted with sealed-cartridge bearings sitting on chromoly axles. The Sherrif Staresque cutout flange is designed to distribute stress while keeping the overall weight down to just 490 grams for the set (including bolts).

    These hubs are available in 20h for the front and 24h for the rear with a flange diameter of 80mm and a BCD of 70.5. They’re up for sale no in black, silver and for a limited time, monster purple. Also, be sure to check out the F5 Pista Wheelset.

  • Blackburn Unveils Mountain Bike Specific HV Floor Pump

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    Being a longtime fan of Blackburn products, I’m more than happy to share one of their latest products with you: The Chamber HV Floor Pump, specifically made for mountain bikes. Now I know what you’re thinking, “why do I need a pump specifically made for mountain bikes?”. Well, you don’t really…but there are certainly some well-thought-out features, especially at the price-point.

    Starting off, you’ll notice that this pump only does 50 PSI. For a pump that you’ll probably keep in your car and use solely for mountain bikes, that’s more than enough power. The Chamber HV Floor Pump is also equipped with a 47″ hose, making it easy to top up your tires while your bike(s) is still on your car’s back rack. One you’re done shredding (or before, depending on your style), you’ll really appreciate the built-in bottle opener for those post-(or pre)ride refreshments. Take all those  features, wrap them in camo and you’ve got yourself a solid pump worthy of any trailhead.

  • Showers Pass Introduces the Cloudcover Waterproof Bag Line

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    This just in from Showers Pass! The Cloudcover line of backpacks & bags, including the Transit, Utility, and the Refuge Duffle, has arrived. Each of these models features waterproof zippers, welded seams and protected compartments that will ensure your valuables stay safe and dry from the elements. Each bag is constructed with ballistic strength nylon, making for unmatched durability.

    The Transit and Utility bags are outfitted with 4 red LED beacon lights that integrate seamlessly with the grommets on the sides and back of the backpacks. Rad, right? Well it gets even better. These bags also feature a removable waist strap that can convert to a pocketed hip pack, making it easy to carry small items if you’re heading out for a short trek.

    Be sure to head on over to Showers Pass to learn more about the latest line!

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  • The Athletic x Attaquer Bande de Filles

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    Although Bande de Filles has many meanings, “girl gang” or “band of women” defines their core value. Dedicated exclusively to women, this fresh collaborative release is no different. The kit features camo and polka dot patterns designed by Rachel Peck, combined with Attaquer’s ultra comfortable chamois and soft bib mesh which offer a lightweight, breathable, and stylish ride. Other highlights, such as the compression lycra, help fight muscle fatigue, while the silicon grippers and ergonomic design ensure a snug fit. The matching socks by The Athletic are designed with silver yarn technology to ensure your feet remain sweat and odor-free.

    Head on over to The Athletic x Attaquer and swoop!

  • Brooks 150th Anniversary Saddles & Pickwick Backpack / Rucksack

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    In honor of their 150th anniversary, Brooks England has released a new set of anniversary saddles as well as a new Pickwick Backpack.

    The saddles have copper plated frames with hand-hammered copper rivets and black leather which displays their commitment to excellence and quality craftsmanship. The available models are the classic best-seller B17, the Flyer, B67 for city bikes, B33 for heavy duty, and the Swallow for racing all delivered with Special Edition packaging.
    The popular Pickwick Rucksack comes in all black with copper plated details and is a robust handmade bag made in Italy using a water-resistant cotton canvas and finished with vegetable-tanned leather details. Crafted from the highest quality materials by craftsmen with a lifetime experience.
  • ABUS Bordo Centium Folding Lock

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    With the Bordo, ABUS has completely re-imagined the bicycle lock and created something totally different – the folding lock. The Bordo family of bike locks offer totally unique features within the field of locks that all share a similar shape. While I don’t exactly think there’s anything wrong with a U-Lock, the folding style of the ABUS Bordo lock is unique and definitely has some appeal, especially when it comes to locking to odd or over-sized structures.

  • Atelier Cycles Custom Multi Tool

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    I’ve said it before, but getting yourself a good multi tool is one of the best and most underrated investments.

    Atelier Cycles, makers of custom multi tools, just launched their Kickstarter campaign today with a simple mission: to provide you with the exact tools you need out on the road in a neat, high quality package. You can pick and piece together your own multi tool with everything you need and nothing you don’t.

    Nelson Trees, founder of Atelier, came up with the idea for a custom multi tool while riding the Transcontinental from Belgium to Istanbul and found that his tool was missing a certain sized Allen wrench he needed and had another size that he had no use for. If you’ve ever done any touring or self-supported racing, you know that any piece of unnecessary gear or extra weight is something you want to avoid. So if you think a multi tool with functionality tailored to your needs is something you’d like, then head on over to the Atelier Kickstarter and help them get production rolling!

  • Tubeless Valve Kits by Silca

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    An attention to detail is something the engineering at Silca has excelled at for almost 100 years. I’m really excited to Introduce the newest release of Tubeless Valve Kits and Platinum Tape. These kits add strength, reliability, and aero-dynamics to your ride where the ‘rubber meets the road’.

    Developed after years of struggling with heavy brass valve stems or fragile uber-lightweight aluminum stems, Silca Tubeless Valve Stems were engineered to present a perfectly optimized solution. Extracted from the finest cold drawn aluminum bar (rather than hollow extrusion), the Silca Tubeless Valve Stem design yields a refined stem weighing less than half of the brass valve stems, yet remain 50-200% stronger in comparison to common lightweight aluminum valve stems. The Speed Shield prevents carbon rims from being scratched or damaged by the valve nut and are optimized with spherical interface to the stem nut to eliminate bending forces which can lead to poor sealing or worse, valve stem failures.

    The Highlights and Features:

    • Less than half the weight of brass valve stems
    • 50-200% Stronger than typical aluminum valve stems
    • Ultimate level, fully machined brass valve cores with improved airflow
    • SpeedShield Improves wheel aerodynamics while protecting carbon rims
    • Spherical nut eliminates bending forces on valve stem for improved strength
    • Available 44, 60, 80, and 100mm lengths
    • Kit contains 2 Valve Stems, 2 Spherical Valve Nuts and 2 SpeedShield Rim Protectors