Rapha’s lookbooks are always so well compiled, filled with roadscapes, portraits and inspirational riding photography. Their Spring and Summer 2014 lookbook for the training and racing line came out stellar. I’m stoked anytime there are photos of people smiling and laughing while riding their bikes.
See the 2014 Rapha Spring and Summer Training and Racing lookbook here.
After the first year of Giro’s New Road line, a call was heard from the masses. Women wanted in on the line. Giro wanted it to be good though and rather than simply altering the current men’s lineup to fit women, they hired a female clothing designer and started from scratch.
For the 2014 Women’s New Road photoshoot, Giro picked a group of women ranging from a US National CX Champ, to a leader in advocacy and other figures in the industry. Their intent was to show a range of body types, personalities and styles to convey authenticity to women, and fits many styles. A female photographer, Michael Crook also shot the entire lookbook.
For the 2014 men’s line, not much changed as the classic pieces were established in the first season. However, the outerwear got a few new pieces including a wind vest and jacket, along with more layering options for brisk morning rides. All men’s photos were taken by Chris Milliman.
The 2014 Giro New Road line contains both casual and performance-minded pieces, for men and women, along with their California Collection: garments made by hand in California.
Eric Richter from Giro sent over a collection of photos from the lookbook, showcasing the men’s and women’s line, along with a few casual city riding shots. Check out more below and see the entire Giro New Road Men’s and Women’s line at your local bike shop or online.
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.”
See more below!
Now that’s my kind of kit! Mash SF has a bunch of new items stocked in their web shop, including these new black on black bibs, jerseys and wind vests. Check out more at Mash!
Cinelli celebrates former UCI sea-level hour record holder, and 2 time Pro Pursuit World Champion, Hans-Henrik Oersted with two limited edition replica jerseys: the Recordman 85 and Bassano 85. The jerseys look really rad, but I love this photo they used for the lead image!
I know this came after the holidays but Team Dream and PiNP wanted to welcome the new year with a new kit. The pre-order closes tomorrow, so get on it! Pre-order the vest here, the short sleeve jersey here and the long sleeve jersey here.
See all Team Dream products and pre-orders here!
Before 2013 comes to an end, Team Dream has restocked on a few pieces at their webshop, most notably, the Compression Bibs. These, for what it’s worth, are my favorite bibs I own. They’re a little tight the first time you wear them, but then they stretch out and fit like a glove. A glove around your junk.
Team Dream has XS, Medium and Large left in stock. So go swoop!
There is also a stock of Wind Vests, Home and Away jerseys too!
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!
Kinoko Cycles just got in fresh stock of the new Tokyo Fixed kits, so head on over for more info.
I got to meet this lovely couple when I was in Melbourne and they’re both the perfect models for FYXO’s new Squadra Corsa jerseys. My favorite of the bunch being the Maglia Rosa!