Fixed freestyle’s Johnny Cage, Tyler Johnson is now repping and ripping Hold Fast’s 26″ frame, the Subverter. While I appreciated Tyler’s riding when he was pegless, the few clips at the end are ridiculous! I guess it goes to show that Tyler rips, regardless of bike or setup.
Archive for February, 2013
I’ve been pumped on what Giro is putting out over the past few years and I was very stoked on their new Republic Shoe when I got a sneak peek at Interbike this year. Here’s a few words from Giro on their new urban / commuter / touring shoe, that fits right in alongside their New Road line:
“The Republic is really unlike other cycling shoes,” said Eric Richter, Giro Senior Brand Manager. “At heart, it’s a modern cycling shoe with a sleek profile and all of the essential performance elements that you need to pedal efficiently. But in spirit and style, it’s a new kind of shoe made for the streets, with a look and feel that’s great on the bike or walking into an office, whether you’re wearing street clothes or cycling apparel.”
The Republic Shoe retails at $150, comes in sizes 6 1⁄2 to 13 1/2 and three colors. Pick them up at Giro retailers this month.
See more product photos below!
“A little bit of racing and a little bit of light touring” seems to be what a lot of people want from their cross bikes. That’s exactly what Gordon told Firefly when he put down his deposit. This cross bike has fender and rack mounts for weekend getaways and mini-v’s for road riding. Come cross season, he’ll pop on some 32c cross tires and get her nice and muddy. It’s always a pleasure to photograph a Firefly, especially when the owner is such a stand up guy. Denver has such rad bikes and such great people. It’s been a hell of a trip. Oh and, thanks for the hangover man!
Each year, I love watching people’s faces as they enter the Chris King compound and although the metaphor “like a kid in a candy shop” is somewhat dated, it’s application here is quite fitting. I can’t even walk into their booth without picking up at least a headset (purple!). This year at NAHBS, the Portland based frame builders and component manufacturers brought all kinds of eye candy. My favorite project bike was the champagne and purple Sportif Racer but people were tapping the top tubes and squeezing the brakes of the Cross Racer and Overlander (which I totally didn’t get a good photo of).
At this point, you’re probably not even reading the copy anymore, so check out the gallery for more goodness!
After months upon months of design, development and prototyping, the Giro New Road line is now available at select shops. I’ve had hands on experience with many of these pieces and I’m very impressed with the concept and construction. While they look like casual silhouettes, these jerseys are part of an innovative design that allows you to access pockets on the bib “briefs”. Some of these products are meant to work as a kit and others are to be treated as a normal jersey. It’s hard to describe but the product photos below explain better than I can.
The technical, merino blends fit great and have clean, modern lines but most importantly for me, the New Road line is made in the USA and is still affordable. I have and will commend Giro for developing, designing and manufacturing this product line in the state of California.
There’s more to come but for now, you can see the product shots below.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted some BMX content but here’s a great one to fill the void:
“So here it is at long last. This was filmed over the Summer when we first decided to put Stevie onOSS. I’ve known the kid since he was about 15 and he has always told me that he wanted to be on the OSS team but I wanted to wait til he was a bit older and more “well developed” to make it official. I love Stevie because even though he’s got all these crazy tech moves, Jeff Martin helped shape him into a really legitimate street rider. And on top of that he’s just one of my best friends and the nicest kid you’ll ever meet in your life.
Also this was filmed by Mike Mastroni and edited by Charlie Crumlish which is kind of like Gucci Mane covering a Beatles song.”
Photos by Ben Ingham
Check out the newest offerings from Rapha’s SS13 line. I’m pumped to see some more women’s offerings and as always, the full line looks great. See more from the Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook for Training & Racing here and the women’s bib shorts here.
Hey Cindy and Mal!
Today I’m going to play a bit of catch up. I’ll be resuming NAHBS coverage, sparingly, while trying to transition back to normal. We’ll start with the newest from Chrome:
“Our man Card’s flew out to NY last summer to “Link Up” (no pun intended) with the rest of the Familia. He wanted to get the entire fam together and, collaboratively the team came up with this short.
Shot/ Edited: Rick Charnoski
Produced by: Six Stair”