I’m of the belief that the Klickfix system is one of the easiest, most practical methods for attaching a handlebar bag. Screw a decaleur, this is a quick-release that does everything and I’m stoked to see Swift Industries design a new bag to work with the system. Introducing the Paloma Handlebar Bag:
“The Swift Industries Paloma Handlebar Bag is designed for the Klickfix Handlebar Adapter™, combining the function of a randonneur bag with the ease of a quick-release mounting system and the signature aesthetic Swift Industries fans have come to recognize and love.
Weighing in at 1 pound, Swift Industries offers cyclists a light front bag in customized colors. The 6 liter capacity bag is lined with rip-stop X-Pac™ fabric, making it the perfect fit for bicycle tourists and everyday cyclists alike. “We see the Klickfix Handlebar Adapter as a simple and clever alternative to the racks and decaleur measurements our Ozette Randonneur Bag requires. In two fluid steps the quick-release system works its magic and you’ve got your maps, windbreaker, and camera with you wherever you go,” explains company co-owner and designer, Jason Goodman.”
See more at Swift!
I know it’s hard to look at photos of a product online and determine its craft, or quality and thus, its worth or value. Especially with everyone and their mum doing outerwear these days. I’ve heard a lot about this brand, Café du Cycliste, but like you, I’d never seen it in person.
During my last trip to Melbourne, Malachi from Northside Wheelers had some pieces from the line in stock and it looked great. So here I am, saying that yes, indeed I believe the merino line is indeed worth the asking price.
See the full Café du Cycliste line here!
“IT IS FORBIDDEN TO FORBID!”
It’s hard to believe that this is the typical Austin “fall riding” wear. Short sleeve jersey and bibs. Maybe arm warmers. Out of all my road-cycling kits, for some reason I keep coming back to this combo: the Tenspeed Hero Stealth Club Jersey and the Team Dream ENDO Compression bibs.
Both fit exceptionally well and are classic additions to anyone’s collection. In fact, I’m a huge fan of everything Tenspeed Hero is doing but I had never owned one of their jerseys before. They’re made in Italy, from tech fabrics and the fit is pretty spot on. I haven’t owned a club-fit jersey (size large) in over a year, so I was surprised at how the chest in particular felt a little more roomy than my tradition size large race fit kits.
What can I say? I don’t have to do posts like this but I’ve been really digging this jersey!
When Mission Workshop first began entering the apparel market, after success in the outerwear realm, they knew they had to do things differently, while sticking to the MW DNA. I wore their Stahl riding shorts everyday for nearly three weeks in China, so when they asked me what I thought about doing chinos, I replied supportively.
The fit and detailing on their new Division chino pants differ from the other options, all while looking very much at home in the Mission Workshop apparel line.
Like all things made with Schoeller®-Dryskin, they’re not by any means cheap, but then again, they’re worlds apart from your average cotton pants. The Nanosphere® repellent treatment keeps them resistant to water and quick-drying if they do get wet, the 4-way stretch keeps them cool, in addition to offering mobility on the bike.
Made in the USA with a no-questions asked try it on free policy.
Check out more at Mission Workshop!
Not that you need an explanation here, but the latest from 100 Copies is so true. I got my mom on a bike a year ago! Check out more information on the Never Too Old Totes here!
The guys at Heavy Pedal have creates something so strange and so weird that it just works! Introducing their Zephyr track frameset:
“We decided that we wanted to make a bike within the last year. At a time when everyone seems to be rushing to make the cheapest bike out of the cheapest materials for the wrong reasons— we decided to take a step back and do some research. What we gathered was our deep appreciation for NJS bikes, the Cannondale Track and also bike designers that were driven to stand out, like Landshark (none of which have any affiliation to us). So, when we decided that The Heavy Pedal would make a bike we took all three, great ideas into account. We introduce to you, Zephyr.”
Check out more photos and specs below!
Mash and Cinelli continue their collaboration lineup with these ergo, 70mm reach, shallow drop bars, perfect for street track , CX or road bikes. No cable recesses means they’ll look great on a track bike! Pick up a pair at Mash.
Twin Six continues their collaboration lineup with this super clean and simple Bareknuckle Brigade skinsuit, as part of the BKB collaboration lineup. This all looks really damn good!
One thing I’ve always respected about Rapha is scouting the perfect locations to photograph their seasonal lookbooks. This is deep winter. I.e. the reason I live in Texas. It takes a special kind of human to want to venture out in conditions like this, so if you’re going to do it, make sure you’ve got the right gear….
See the Rapha AW13 Deep Winter lookbook here!
TCB Courier is on fire. They just opened up a shop / dispatch / clubhouse in SF and have had a steady flow of products posting online over the past few weeks. My favorite of which is this Gettin’ Muddy Gettin’ Cutty pocket tee. Also check out the new TCB Jackets!