Look, I already feel a bit self-conscious about how much PiNP encourages our consumer habits but it’s a part of life and I’d rather direct you to some legitimate holiday goods, then have you read some bogus list elsewhere. Most of these products on this list are in my personal collection and have become staples in my day to day life.
Some notes: Buy local if you can, your local bike shop probably sells gift certificates, so support them first and foremost. Most of these products are more “lifestyle” than cycling-related but there’s more to life than bike shit, right? Finally, most of these products are made in the USA!
Check out a few choice products you could buy this holiday season below!
This video for Gothamist and Speck is pretty funny, but what happens when your phone goes into a puddle?
Oh and sup Mikey?!
Mash just stocked a few more Paralax products in their shop, just in time for the holidaze. See the Paralax Patch and wallet here.
The guys at Pentabike are back at it and I’m stoked. One of my all-time favorite accessories is back in stock, the Black N Brass Muststach “bar end one-hitter”. I shouldn’t have to explain what makes this bar end so special, but if you need a history lesson, check the archives.
See the full Pentabike line here!
I like simple accessories like this and Peonfx has done a great job here. Scoop up a Ride Cushion here!
Ruckus’ Carbon Access Tool is pretty nifty. I got one in the mail as I was heading out for Australia, so I didn’t get the chance to mess with it but everything about the C.A.T. was spot-on. The dudes at Ruckus have a Kickstarter for the C.A.T., so head over and check that out. Or, if you like bidons, have you seen the Joe Biden bidons?
King Kog has been one of the most successful cycling blogs to come around in the past decade. This shop was one of the first track bike / fixed gear specialty stores in the world and has always delivered great products. Now, they’ve got a new web shop with product photos by JP Bevins.
Head over to check it out. My favorite is this handmade King Kog belt buckle! So good!
For the past two days, I’ve been preparing to head back down to Australia for a few weeks. Lauren is there, working again and so I get to spend some more time with my bestest mates. As I was packing this morning, I noticed some color-coordination happening and thought I’d take a minute to shoot these two photos.
These are all products I use and wear on a daily basis. With all the “what kind of _____ is that?” I experience, let me break it down:
Manual for Speed shirt
Rapha Brevet Gillet
Rapha Winter City Riding Merino Socks
Giro Atmos helmet
Giro Limited Empire MTB Shoe
Topo Designs Mountain Shorts
Topo Designs Nesting Pouches
I won’t even begin to lay out all the orange and camo gear I have…
After Paul went through an entire batch of these at Interbike, they decided to make another run for those who couldn’t be in Vegas. You can now pick up one of these fancy rasta openers at Paul.
Plugging your bars is of the utmost importance, especially if you ride fast and loose. These new oak bar plugs from Lone Wolf Cycling should do just fine. That and they’ll plug your bottle of bourbon! Swoop here!