Cycling is an art form and at times this is the literal truth. In this case the art is a collaboration between UK bike manufacturer Kinesis, clothing company Morvélo Bicycle Apparel, and renown graffiti artist Aroe. Kinesis’ Aithein frame and fork, plus a set of Reynolds Attack rims, were all handed over to the street-artist as a blank canvas. See more of the stunning results, next…
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Hand built in Cambiago, Italy), this video documents how the new Colnago C60 is built from raw materials.
For a limited time this summer, Brooks England and Levi’s have teamed up to produce a Denim version of the Cambium saddle.In lieu of the traditional leather and spring design, the Cambium model uses a soft rubber base covered in organic cotton, to replicate that famous Brooke ride at a lower price point.
This Denim edition will only be available this summer at Levi’s Commuter Workspace stores in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London, and at the Brooks online store in October.
If you bring clean used denim to one of the three Levi’s Commuter stores, the company will re-use the material to manufacturer saddle, and give you a coupon good for 20% off any Levi’s Commuter or Brook’s Products, plus you’ll be entered in a contest to win one of the saddles.
Full press release and teaser video after the break
Jumping on a bandwagon a bit quicker than normal, Shimano has just added three new enduro shoes and a similarly enabled pack to their gear line.
The shoes use a new flex concept called TORBAL, for Torsional Balance. The idea creates an outsole that mixes a stable forefoot with a center section that allows the body of the foot to flex and twist in a natural motion, helping the rider maneuver themselves and the bike more aggressively. The stable front end keeps the foot securely planted to the pedal for efficient power transfer. The rest of the outer and upper are armored to protect the heel and toe from impacts, while the insoles get thicker, dual density padding for extra shock absorption. Underneath it all is a grippy rubber tread pattern for off-bike scrambles.
Step past the break for details and pricing, plus the new Unzen 4 Enduro pack…
No, it’s not the first road bike kickstand, and it probably won’t be the last. The latest support for the skinny tire crowd comes from Stand4Cure, a company started by Tom Jensen. After battling prostate cancer, Tom looked to his trusty Orbea road bike to begin the road to recovery. After wishing he had a way to prop up his bike without needing to modify or add anything to the frame, Tom approached his brother Reg who is an engineer and inventor.
The thought was to develop a stand that attached to the crank bolt or preload bolts of standard road cranks that could easily be installed and removed. The friction fit meant nothing had to be added to the bike, and the extendable leg allowed for adjusting the lean angle of the bike. After the initial round of prototypes were developed, the final design was approved and Tom started selling the Kwikstands. During his battle with cancer Tom found the importance of research, education, and community connections, so he vowed to donate $3 from the sale of each stand – $1 to each of the areas of support. Stand4Cure was born.
Want one for yourself? Plug in to the details next…
So, we’ve seen New York and Paris. Now artist Thomas Yang has released the next in the city series of limited edition cycling art prints with London’s ‘God Save the Bike.’ After traveling London on his newly purchased Brompton this spring, he was inspired to come up with his 3rd tire print series in his interpretation of London’s Tower Bridge. We can’t really get enough of these, and are always excited when a new one pops up in our inbox.
Follow past the break for an overall pic, price, and availability…
Spotted on a new Santa Cruz Nomad, these updated SIXC cranks feature new graphics, and utilize the modular Cinch System. The system allows you to easily interchange single, double, and even triple rings, in addition to swapping out different spindles.
The existing SIXC cranks are rated for everything from AM to DH abuse, so with a quick spindle change, you’ll be able to mount them to almost any bike in your fleet.
More spy shots after the break
Thanks to reader Finoulst for the tip!
Forty five years ago, Eddy Merckx won his first Tour de France by a staggering 16 minute margin. To celebrate his achievement in 1969, and his 69th birthday, Eddy will be releasing a new bike soon. Until then, all we have is this teaser…. We think it’s a gravel grinder fat bike, with disc brakes, and fender mounts, but you can leave your more reasonable ideas in the comments.
Now that Tour season is upon us, Urban Cottage Industries is launching a limited edition collection of five prints of Tour legends. Drop past the break to see them and learn more…
Hot on the heels of the recently announced Made-in-Italy C60 Road Bike, the new V1-r race bike from Colnago checks a slew of different boxes. It’s the lightest bike the company has ever made, ditches the distinct lugged fabrication, and due to Taiwanese production, its a hell of a lot cheaper.
At 835 grams ( fork + frame + hardware), the $4,750 Italian racer is priced at nearly $1,500 less than the C60, so it slots in at a slightly higher price point than a Tarmac and Madone, while still weighing less than offerings from Pinarello. READ MORE ->