Today I took Brian Vernor over to Ian of Icarus Frames‘ shop. Those two individuals have inspired me to continue to support small, local frame builders consistently over the years. Their work embodies the craftsmanship and creativity that I look to for inspiration during the daily grind, so I was stoked to introduce them.
While Brian was getting to know Ian, I took a few photos of this unique track frameset that just so happens to be for sale. This is no “street fixie”, it’s a tough-as-nails, stiff, true track sprint machine, complete with inverted 29r chainstays, a 44mm head tube and all oversized tubing. It’s a sprinter’s dream machine!
Check out the frame details and pricing below!
I’ve been working with Sean from Team Dream on a few products that we’ll be releasing over the next few months. From yet another run of socks, an ENDO vest, a jersey and yes, these caps.
Swoop up a TDBTGSCPiNP cap here!
I’m stoked on how they came out!
Photos by Kyle Kelley
The Cinelli Winged store contacted Tracko and Kelli to shoot their latest lookbook. Head over to the Winged Store to see more!
Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of sampling the MTB industry’s best 29r’s on the market. All of which, I might add, are exceptional machines and with the right parts and group, can easily be tailored to your riding style and home terrain. While my Indy Fab rigid has proven to be more than fun on my local trails here in Austin, it’s still a rigid bike, limiting not only the lines you can take, but the speed at which you can take them. The latter being one thing I’ve found out the hard way: the faster you thrash, the harder you crash.
One might argue that riding a new bike on unfamiliar trails is a true test of the bike’s performance and the rider’s ability. While I’ll surely agree with that, seeing as how my experiences with many 29r’s have been on new trails, I will say that ripping your local trails on a new bike is the true test. Especially a more than capable ride like Santa Cruz’s Tallboy LTC. Add a Sram XX1 group and ENVE‘s tubeless-ready wheels and you’ve got more than enough reason to thrash fast.
At this point, I’ve spent enough time on a Tallboy to back my bold claims and even with this bike’s accumulated accolades since its inception, I don’t think anyone will disagree with me.
Check out more of my Trail Tested review of the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTC below!
Mission Workshop’s Advanced Projects continues with the Zurich, a merino softshell hoodie:
“The Zurich soft-shell hoodie combines a 4-way stretch nylon shell with a soft Merino wool lining. The outer-shell layer is constructed using Swiss-made Schoeller®-Dryskin fabric with a durable water repellent treatment. This durable 4-way stretch nylon fabric is engineered to provide breathability and moisture management in addition to wind and water repellency. The soft Merino wool lining naturally regulates body temperature, resists odor, provides moisture management, and stretches with your body.
The Zurich is a utilitarian garment ideal for high activity that features single welt hand-warmer pockets, rear zippered pocket, and a semi-fitted hood.
Made in San Francisco, California.”
Mash just stocked a few more Paralax products in their shop, just in time for the holidaze. See the Paralax Patch and wallet here.
I’m loving this new shirt from the Foot Down:
“When Jean-Luc Godard released À bout de souffle in 1960 he proved that rules meant absolutely nothing. His Nouvelle Vague masterpiece shook cinema, Michel, the central character, lived on the edge and there’s where we should live too.
Vivre dangereusement… jusqu’au bout (Live dangerously until the end)”
Scoop one up here!
With the success of the Rapha Raeburn line earlier this year, my friends at the Rapha North America office reached out to me for a different kind of press. I was very impressed with what the first Raeburn line accomplished: high end, performance cycling wear, manufactured in the UK and developed by one of the UK’s most renown fashion designers, Christopher Raeburn.
Check out my interview with Christopher and his brother Graeme Raeburn for Rapha below!
This is the twelfth layout of the 2013 PiNP Calendar, entitled “The Constant Climb”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.
We’ve all read the metaphors eluding to the inherent connection of the bicycle and life’s struggles. You’ll find none of that here. This is the last month of the 2013 PiNP Calendar and I think this photo best represents the goal of the site, without even stating anything. Next year, I’ll be making a rather large change and I hope you’ll stick around for the ride!
Right Click and Save Link As – 2013 PiNP Calendar: December
Cedar Cycling is having a huge sale on all their made in the USA merino cycling apparel. This includes all jerseys! For $105 you can have your pick with free shipping. Not bad at all, especially for the ladies who want to snag one of those killer women’s jerseys.
Swoop at Cedar Cycling!