Bag Roundup: Backpack panniers, an adventure tool roll & Brooks 150th anniversary goods

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Whether you’re gearing up for an adventure race, cranking out a casual road loop or lugging the essentials to the office it’s always nice to have a comfortable, convenient way to move your stuff. Since few of us ride without carrying some supplies or tools, it’s good to have practically endless options for packs and bags that accommodate everything from a basic tire repair kit to several days worth of clothing and supplies.

Check out a clever convertible pannier/backpack from Vancouver, B.C’s Two Wheel Gear, a deluxe tool roll from Jet aimed at gravel or adventure riders, and limited edition Brooks releases celebrating their 150th year in business…

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Whether you’re gearing up for an adventure race, cranking out a casual road loop or lugging the essentials to the office it’s always nice to have a comfortable, convenient way to move your stuff. Since few of us ride without carrying some supplies or tools, it’s good to have practically endless options for packs and […]

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Giro Aerohead spins MIPS, TeXtreme carbon fiber into new aero helmet

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The new Giro Aerohead MIPS is now their fastest helmet, yet it comes in smaller and shallower than the Selector, which was their previous top of the line TT/triathlon lid.

It’s already been raced to victories at the Tour de France and UCI Track World Cups, and it makes its formal debut May 20 at the Tour of California’s start. Retail availability will follow in early summer with two versions, the Aerohead MIPS with venting and the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS with hidden vents and a slimmer TeXtreme carbon fiber shell. Both use their Roc Loc Air retention system, an integrated (but removable) visor, and hydrophilic, antimicrobial X-Static padding. Both also incorporate the MIPS anti-rotation protective liner…

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The new Giro Aerohead MIPS is now their fastest helmet, yet it comes in smaller and shallower than the Selector, which was their previous top of the line TT/triathlon lid. It’s already been raced to victories at the Tour de France and UCI Track World Cups, and it makes its formal debut May 20 at […]

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New summer kit roundup: Santini Giro spirit, Rapha shades, Ekoi skinsuit

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The Giro d’ Italia is about to enter its third weekend of racing, so why not get in the spirit with some Santini jerseys. The Italian company has been producing the leader’s jerseys for more than 20 years, and nothing says summer is on the way more than the pink of the race leader’s Maglia Rosa. You too can get the feel of a Grand Tour leader’s jersey with the same fit and fabric that the best GC rider is wearing these days. Check out a bit of new tech in the jersey, plus a few special edition jerseys celebrating the race, and more from Rapha, and Ekoï after the break…

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The Giro d’ Italia is about to enter its third weekend of racing, so why not get in the spirit with some Santini jerseys. The Italian company has been producing the leader’s jerseys for more than 20 years, and nothing says summer is on the way more than the pink of the race leader’s Maglia Rosa. […]

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Modular Selle Royal Ta+Too saddle goes with you when you lock the bike

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Selle Royal sees the growth of people riding their bikes for urban transportation, and with that comes some growing pains. Living and locking our bikes up in they city often ends up with saddles suffering the consequences. Whether it is them getting stolen, vandalized, or just having to deal with harsh weather sitting outside on a bike rack, their new Ta+Too saddle aims to quickly solve those problems with a modular, removable top. When you add in the possibility to customize your saddle for a little individualism, the Ta+Too may be a nice solution for your city bike…

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Selle Royal sees the growth of people riding their bikes for urban transportation, and with that comes some growing pains. Living and locking our bikes up in they city often ends up with saddles suffering the consequences. Whether it is them getting stolen, vandalized, or just having to deal with harsh weather sitting outside on a […]

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Silca deflates pricing with new SuperPista floor pump without features going flat

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About two years ago, Silca reincarnated the SuperPista Ultimate as an absolute premium floor pump with an absolute premium price of $445. Now, they’re following it up with a “standard” SuperPista that keeps many of the top shelf features while modifying the design a bit to almost cut the price in half.

The SuperPista keeps the centerless ground piston and Igus linear bearing, the same kind used in suspension forks. It also gets a wood handle…

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About two years ago, Silca reincarnated the SuperPista Ultimate as an absolute premium floor pump with an absolute premium price of $445. Now, they’re following it up with a “standard” SuperPista that keeps many of the top shelf features while modifying the design a bit to almost cut the price in half. The SuperPista keeps the […]

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Zipp prints up Viking shield Super-9 Disc for Katusha’s Kristoff

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Zipp has often highlighted their Impress Direct-Print technology on various one-off wheelsets, but this might be the best use yet. Not only is Alexander Kristoff a big shot on Team Katusha, but he’s also a native of Stavanger, Norway. What better way to honor his heritage than with a Zipp Super-9 disc disguised as a Viking inspired shield? Granted the choice of material has been upgraded from wood to a much more modern unidirectional carbon fiber…

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Zipp has often highlighted their Impress Direct-Print technology on various one-off wheelsets, but this might be the best use yet. Not only is Alexander Kristoff a big shot on Team Katusha, but he’s also a native of Stavanger, Norway. What better way to honor his heritage than with a Zipp Super-9 disc disguised as a […]

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Wolf Tooth GC45 gives 11 speed the extended cassette treatment

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With Shimano 11 speed mountain bike cassettes turning up more in the real world via the workhorse XT 8000 group, and with an SLX 11 version on the way this July, Wolf Tooth decided that it was high time to bring their extended cassette offerings up to 11 speed as well. Optimized for the new Shimano 11-40 cassettes (but also compatible with 11-42) the extra 45T cog of the GC45 will boost your new Shimano 1x to climb some serious steeps. It can even be combined with a double setup, paired with a long cage rear derailleur and proper chain length, for the huge gear ranges…

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With Shimano 11 speed mountain bike cassettes turning up more in the real world via the workhorse XT 8000 group, and with an SLX 11 version on the way this July, Wolf Tooth decided that it was high time to bring their extended cassette offerings up to 11 speed as well. Optimized for the new Shimano 11-40 cassettes (but […]

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Interview: Danny MacAskill talks Every Day Carry, Travel, Scotch, and what’s up next

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There are few people in the cycling world as recognizable as Danny MacAskill. While many pros obtain stratospheric levels of fame and notoriety within the world of cycling, few can boast that even non-cyclists have shared their videos and know their name. And yet, Danny still manages to be one of the most approachable geniuses on a bike you’re likely to meet – which is surely part of why he’s so popular with fans. Shortly after the brick of time Magura had arranged for one on one interviews, Danny was out front signing autographs. The crowd was so big that Magura had to shut it down so Danny could get onto his next obligation.

While his skills on a bike have catapulted him into the spotlight, they also brought on an increasingly heavy schedule of demos, appearances, and rides befitting an international celebrity. Fortunately, we had enough time to sit down with Danny and pick his brain a bit about a number of things, including what he carries around the world, set backs along the way, and what’s coming next…

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There are few people in the cycling world as recognizable as Danny MacAskill. While many pros obtain stratospheric levels of fame and notoriety within the world of cycling, few can boast that even non-cyclists have shared their videos and know their name. And yet, Danny still manages to be one of the most approachable geniuses […]

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MET fires off Manx Missile’s special edition Cvndsh Manta aero lid

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With Mark Cavendish riding for Dimension Data this season, sponsored by MET helmets, it was time for him to get a new special edition helmet. As a prolific sprinter, he unsurprisingly opts for an aero road lid, so the last summer’s new Manta is his newest weapon of choice. Then as a proud proponent of his own personal brand, the Manta got a bit of Cvndsh treatment for the Manx Missile. Cav’s branded helmet sticks with same 3 piece in-molded shell as the original Manta, but gets his signature dark green metallic finish on the side panels, plus his thin green line detailing. Take a closer look, along with pricing and availability after the break…

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With Mark Cavendish riding for Dimension Data this season, sponsored by MET helmets, it was time for him to get a new special edition helmet. As a prolific sprinter, he unsurprisingly opts for an aero road lid, so the last summer’s new Manta is his newest weapon of choice. Then as a proud proponent of […]

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