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Bag It With Belgian Waffle Ride

by editors on February 22, 2024

Almsthre, our favorite maker of great bags that we’d never use because we don’t like bags, is now the official bag of the world famous Belgian Waffle Ride series of gravelish events. And if you’d like some good bags that will match your BWR kit on race day, then by all means, click the link.

[Link: Almsthre]

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Almsthre’s New Compact Rider Bundle

by editors on September 27, 2023

We’ve spent most of our cycling lives trying to limit the things we carry. To eliminate baggage and refrain from objects that dangle, bang, and jingle, but we’re probably just getting crusty. The kids today, they seem to love their bar bags, saddle scrotums, and frame sacks. If you’re one of them, we suggest you check out the amazing bags from Almsthre. We don’t know how to pronounce it, but the company makes really cool, well designed bags that you will love. Click the link to check them out.

[Link: Almsthre]

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Mazama Designs Rimrock Lumbar Pack

by editors on May 5, 2023

Don’t call it a “fanny pack.” Mazama Designs Rimrock is so much more. It’s a lumbar pack, with hydration. . . and a compression system. This thing will hold all your stuff tight, right into the lower part of your back. You know just above your fanny.

Rimrock’s synchronous compression system offers a comfortable and stable fit by keeping the pack and cargo tucked into the small of your back. The hip belt features load compression, an integrated pack magnet retainer, and extra-large dual-zippered pockets. Other features include an air foam ventilated back panel, contoured shape, strap stow system, quick access tool pocket and internal zip pocket. Rimrock includes a 1.8L INTAKE ICE insulated reservoir that delivers cold, taste-free water for up to 4 hours.

And yes, you can take sips off the pack while it’s still on thanks to a long hose. What else do you need? Could be the perfect anti-backpack for cycling all for $89.95. The Rimrock launches later this month. In the meantime, click the link for the the info on Bend, Oregon based Mazama Designs.

[Link: Mazama Designs]

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Fox’s Smooth New Union Clipless Shoes

by editors on February 9, 2023

We’ve never been fans of the big, clunky, clod-hoppers that most mountain bikers seem to enjoy riding it. They’re usually fugly as blackened sin. So that’s why we were surprised to see that Fox has done something rad with their new Union Clipless Shoes. The’ve created a sleek, smooth, attractive MTB shoe with BOA closures. And while they keep some of their flat pedal style, they’ve been streamlined for speed. No more laces tangled on the crank or chewed up in the chain ring. No more sloppy slippers that loosen up on the way down. They’re a little more expensive ($249.00), but damn, they look fine. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Fox]

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New Belgian Waffle Kits Are Rad

by editors on January 27, 2023

Monuments of Cycling has partnered with Florida-based Mumu Cycling Apparel to create a new BWR collection for the 2023 BWRs and the Quadrupel Crown of Gravel. The BWR collection features shirts, hats, water bottles, caps, arm warmers, vests, hoodies, jerseys and bib shorts. And, the best part is they look great!

We are so excited about this collaboration! The collection took its inspiration from the Belgian National Team Colors but there are more options than ever before. . . Mumu will fulfill all existing pre-orders including those placed before January 8, 2023, and will reach out with further details. For any questions, please contact bwr@mumuapparel.com.

For for the full line and all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Belgian Waffle Ride]

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Roll Cleaner Rotors with Muc-Off

by editors on October 19, 2022

No one wants dirty discs. And Muc-Off has just announced the perfect solution: Muc-Off’s Disc Brake Cleaner.

The unique formula breaks down unwanted particles which can compromise braking performance. It has added conditioners that rehydrate the disc brake pad to dramatically reduce brake squeal and prolong the disc brake life, leaving discs and other braking componentry clean and contaminant free.

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Garmin Goes Solar With Edge 1040

by editors on June 8, 2022

Garmin’s big daddy, top-of-the-line cycling computer just got a solar update with the new Edge 1040 Solar.

Harnessing the power of the sun, the Edge 1040 Solar features a Power Glass™ solar charging lens, giving cyclists even more ride time between charges–up to 100 hours in battery saver mode –while multi-band GNSS technology provides more accurate GPS positioning in challenging ride environments, such as dense urban areas or under deep tree cover.

The Edge 1040 Solar is big and expensive. It retails for $749.99. This makes it a bike computer for people who really love big cycling computers. We’re still happy with our Edge 500 and a phone in our back pocket, but if you don’t mind the size and paying as much for a bike computer as you’d spend on an iPhone then the 1040 Solar might be right for you. For all the details click here, or follow the jump.

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Draplin Design Company + Smith Optics

by editors on June 1, 2022

Our favorite designer, the world famous teller of stories, layer downer of thick lines, and all-around epic human Aaron Draplin continues his partnership with Smith Optics with the addition of a cycling helmet collaboration. Same great Smith helmets, but with a head full of DDC flavor. Click the link to check out the collection.

[Link: Smith Optic]

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Specialized Knocks Off Rad Power Bikes

by editors on May 11, 2022

. . . because, that’s what they do. By looking for a market that someone else has created and then diving in, Specialized saves all the money that is often wasted on product innovation. They even borrowed their name from a long standing Australia-based action sports brand. They really are quite ruthless, aren’t they? Anything to win.

[Link: Globe]

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New Skratch Labrador Support Dogs

by editors on April 1, 2022

We’re not dog people, however, world renowned, dog-loving instagrammer Phil Gaimon tells us we should “consider broadening our horizons.” And what better way to do that than with the new Skratch Support Labradors.

Whether you can’t bag that PR, or are just trying to make it to the finish, our team of friendly labradors is here to support you no matter what.

Let Skratch take the “owning a dog problems” out of having a support dog. Sounds great to us.

[Link: Skratch Labs]

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