Chrome taps into the touring portage market with four new bags in their new Knurled Welded line: the Urban EX Rolltop 18, Excursion Rolltop 37, the Saddle Bag Rolltop 20 and the Front Rack Duffle 40. Here’s the lowdown:
“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.”
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The newest from offering from Victoire Cycles caught me off-guard. Introducing their new Columbus tubing MTB framesets:
“The first Victoire frames designed with a mountain biking use in mind are now available for order. After a long period of testing in our moutains and the purchase of some specific tools, we are now ready to produce MTB frames.
You can choose between three wheels sizes, 26′, 27.5′ and 29′. You can also configure your frame with a singlespeed or a multiple gear transmission. You can also choose your braking system (V-brakes or disc). All the Victoire frames are built with a mix of Columbus Zona or 29er tubes, Reynolds 853 DZB tubes being available as an upgrade.
Frames can be ordered alone or as a kit with headset and fork. The latter can be a handmade rigid one or any model of your choice. Complete bikes with your selection of components are also available.
Orders can be placed now, with a six weeks delivery time. Victoire MTB frames start at 1190 €.”
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I’m just as guilty of it as you probably are. Trying to ride at least 30 miles, or maintaining an 18 mph average, or climbing 8,000′. Numbers can quickly ruin a ride’s dynamic. Do you ditch your Garmin? Try it, but if your stem’s feeling naked, what do you cover it with?
Affinity is celebrating 7 years with a very special project:
“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.”
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These are awesome and of course, they’re made in the USA! Pick up one from Rivendell.
To commemorate the premiere of Nelson Vails’ documentary, Cheetah, Cinelli made a run of limited edition caps, designed from the skinsuit he wore during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics match sprint. A portion of the sales will go to support the documentary, so check out more and pick one up at Cinelli.