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!
Ornot is a small, new label based in San Francisco. Founded by the belief that you shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money, only to look like a rolling billboard. All of their garments are made in California and are minimally-branded.
Check out the full Ornot line here. I will say one thing: kudos to them for developing a women’s line at the same time as a men’s line and making them the same design!
Also, damn, I miss riding in California already!
For Autumn / Winter 2013, Rapha revisits some of their classic cold weather gear. My favorites this season are the thermal bibs, the longsleeve brevet jersey and the extensive women’s line. See the full product like at Rapha and check out the lookbook here.
You know what? I like stripes. A lot. I didn’t at first but then I wore one of these kits and I realized that they look damn nice. It doesn’t hurt that Sean’s also a rad dude. He’s worked with Endo customs on a set of compression bibs. They’re tight, won’t lose form, won’t fade and come in all black, including the logos. I have a pair and they rule.
TDBT has home jerseys, away jerseys and a wind vest up for pre-sale. See the full offering here. But hurry, the pre-order ends October 6th!
Tennyson and 43rd are the cross streets at which you can find Pearl Velo, Berkeley Supply and Avery County Cycles, some of my favorite shops in the USA. They believe in riding, racing and having fun! After last year’s SSCX team kits, a lot of locals asked about ordering one.
The Tennyson Collective doesn’t necessarily embody the three shops, as much as it embraces the community and its vernacular. The trolley was designed by their friend Josh Shively after the original trolley that ran in the shop’s area until 1950.
Pick up the new Endo Customs made Tennyson Collective kit or a t-shirt here!
Developing a women’s bib short isn’t easy. As the team at Ten Speed Hero point out, “This is not a sock. This is not designed to fit all.” Female bibs made right. That’s what TSH was going for. 8mm chamois and a special cut for women, they’re designed to fit women and women only.
Pick up a pair at Ten Speed Hero. Might I add that I love their product shots?
Kits, kits and more kits. The GSC kit redux is now available for pre-order. Check out more information at Tracko and pre-order yours here.
Peonfx and Pias Cycles recently teamed up to compete in the Tour of Singapore and to commemorate their partnership, they designed the Raven kits. Check out more at Peonfx, where you can pre-order the kit.
Cadence’s Turbo collection is boosting with new products each week. This week’s drop includes the new Grid Purist bottles and Grid kit. See the full line here.
Photos by Heather McGrath
The long-awaited Cat 1 for Fun, Geekhouse Bikes and Cuppow! Club kits are now available for pre-order. These Endo Customs explosions of radness are made by Endo Customs and are guaranteed to enable you to have fun on the bike.
Best of all, if you can’t fork out the money for a kit, Geekhouse also has a cap, bottles and a sock pre-order and they’re made by Defeet (Aireator Hi-Top), the best socks around!
Pre-order your dose of fun at Geekhouse!