Urban1cycle and Citrus will have an upcoming feature very soon, so keep your eyes open.
Chrome introduced a weatherproof padded camera bag with iconic quick release buckle. Guaranteed for life and comes with the following specs:
Weight: 2.5 lb.
Fabric: Weatherproof 1050 denier nylon outer shell; weatherproof military grade 18 oz. truck tarpaulin liner with 400 denier nylon interior facing
Product Source: Guangzhou, China
Flat Dimensions: 15.5” wide, 9” high, 6.25” deep
- Quick access top-loading camera compartment
- Large zip around opening and customizable padded main compartment for organizing lenses, flash and other equipment
- Iconic quick release buckle with integrated bottle opener
- Velcro straps for mini tripod
- EVA foam padded shoulder strap with cross-chest load stabilizer for increased rideability
- Nylon 69 thread and waterproof urethane YKK zippers
Another great collaboration between Vince Felix and Us Versus Them Clothing Line on his handcrafted leather bike pedal straps. There are only 40 pairs available at Us Versus Them store.
Interesting idea for a bike lock from Jaryn Miller. The Senza system makes a bike completely secure. The whole system is incorporated into the bike itself making it easier to simply grab and go, and also provides safety for quick stops. The hadlebars seperate into three pieces. The central piece remains in place on the frame, while the two removed handles lock together, offering more space, and versitiliy than a standard U-Lock. Furthermore, if a thief were to cut the lock off, it renders the bike virtually unridable, as there are no handle bars. In addition, the lock on the rear of the bike is used to secure the back tire and seat post.
In honor of launching Bikes Are Better initiative Fyxation giving two lucky winners a prize pack consisting of a custom Rickshaw Messenger bag filled for 2 Session 700 tires, some great gear from EighthInch and a set of custom Hold Fast straps. All you have to do to enter is purchase one of their new Bikes Are Better t-shirts which Fyxation selling for only $19.95 (A portion of each sale goes to support local and national bicycle non-profits). On May 13th Fyxation will select two lucky winners to receive the loot. Each prize pack is worth more than $300.00!
Bikes Are Better is a project Fyxation started to help raise money for bicycle related non-profits. 25% of the profits from the sale of all Bikes Are Better gear will be donated to a bicycle advocacy group to help promote the use of the bicycle as a means of transportation. Check out their site to learn more about Bikes Are Better – Great Gear for a Great Cause.
Good folks at Fyxation released new Mesa Pedals. These pedals ideal for freeride, BMX and urban riders that want a hard hitting pedal built to withstand abuse and provide a solid platform for any style of riding. Made out of a high impact nylon the Mesa is wide platform pedal with a super thin profile that will work with most of today’s popular foot retention systems. For more info click here.
The BROOKS at it again. We just got a word that Brooks will be releasing soon the very first item under their new label – John Boultbee. The Criterion Mk.1 Jacket is the first in a line of what will soon be regarded as the world’s finest jackets for cycling, carrying the label John Boultbee, not to mention the fact that behind it stands Brooks name, and all which that implies. The outer surface of the John Boultbee Criterion Mk. 1 is Ventile, a waterproof and windproof treated woven cotton textile designed in England during the Second World War for use in pilot’s suits. Ventile is also popular among birdwatchers and naturalists because is produces almost no noise when in use. Cyclists entering classrooms, movie theaters, or meetings behind schedule will appreciate this feature. For more info check out Brooks Blog.
Meet Fritz Rice an urban MagGyver from Dutch Bike Seattle who managed to come up with a simple but working solution to a shortage of snow tires in Seattle. Solution to all his snow riding problems are … zip ties. It just works, zip ties dig nicely into the snow and they are thin enough not to bounce bike around at slow speed.
He also says that idea wasn’t his but some fixed gear rider came up with it first. Thank god we do not have to worry about it in Florida.