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kris
May 23rd

Portland’s North St. continues to expand their lifestyle line alongside their handmade bike bags with their new Scout 21 Duffel Whether you have your wheels with you or not you can’t go wrong with more carrying power when hopping in a plane, train or automobile. Pop over to check the custom color options and to swoop one of these just in time for those summer travels!

 

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kris
March 31st

After the recent Oakley Crossrange meet we figured we should pick the brain of the man behind the glasses and put together a few quick ones for Chas. He was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule to shoot us some pretty solid answers for our first interview in some time…click through for the whole deal!

 

 

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1. For those who don’t know you, when and what got you started down the road on two wheels?

 

Chas: Hey what’s up my name is Chas, I live in San Francisco CA and try to generally shred life as hard as possible.  I have been riding bikes since I was a kid, to and from school, ripping trails on the weekends.  I got seriously into cycling in Portland, Oregon around 2004 when I got my first CX bike and started racing locally.  It was there that came across bike messengers, racing cyclocross races on their track bikes… literally a slippery slope, and after that I was hooked.

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kris
March 22nd

The road to Salt Lake City for NAHBS was a long one but Angel and I definitely packed in some fun along the way. From firework stands to tricks in the desert, if an opportunity for some rad photos popped up we jumped on it. Here’s a handful of shots from the roadside attractions we stopped at…

 

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kris
March 19th

For bikes that take a bit more of a beating it’s often convenient to have a quick release seat clamp for a bit more maneuverability on the go. Whether its dropping you cyclocross seat for a for a bit more room on a downhill or getting your track bike more dialed for some bumps this is just what you need. Paul’s QR clamp is CNC machined, rocks an internal cam and looks as good as everything that comes off their production line. We have one these on the way so stay tuned for a full review…in the mean time swoop here!

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kris
March 19th

Despite some debate on the “Best Track Bike” award it’s no secret that Andrew at LOW can build an amazing track bike. Weld skill as well as paint and geometry certainly put this year’s LOW ahead of the pack. All in all it was no surprise that this bad boy came out on top in the track category. On the low…it doesn’t get much better than this!

 

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kris
March 17th

Many of our favorite track builders made their way into the show this year in teaming up with other stellar brands. Portland’s Hi-Fi wheels chose the always classy Stanridge stable to show off their wheels this year and the combo was too clutch. Having spent some months  on the 38mm (EP) wheels I can can vouch for how solid their product comes together. Worth noting how well the paint on this bad boy reacts to light as well as the new Vision cranks that seemed to be a staple at this year’s show. Click through for the full gallery!

 

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kris
March 16th

After getting comfy with their Pioneer 9 hip pack late last year we’ve come to like Portland’s North St. quite a bit. Back at the show this year with their full line we made sure to grab a couple of their new additions to share. The Davis Daypack is one of two new waterproof backpacks ready for riding or climbing just about anywhere. the smaller of the two this thing is perfect for a day out with just the right goods. We managed to bring one of these home so be on the lookout for a full review on the way!

 

 

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kris
March 9th

With our road trip to NAHBS kicking off tonight we thought it a good idea to share some of our favorites from last year’s coverage. Though many builder return each year no bikes are ever the same…here’s a few of our 2016 highlights from when the North American Handmade Bicycle Show was here Sacramento. Stay tuned for live and full recap coverage of this year’s event in Salt Lake City!

 

 

 

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kris
March 9th

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show kicks off tomorrow in Salt Lake City and we’ll be there! Angel and I will be hitting the highway tonight and getting there just in time for the doors to open. Check here, Instagram and Facebook over the weekend for live stream coverage and daily recaps. We’ll be bringing coverage from the show floor as well as the weekend’s alleycats, rides and parties!

 

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kris
March 3rd

Tony‘s been putting in work learning tricks here in Sacramento for months and it recently paid off. He’s now on team Skream and is rolling around town on this Chameleon V2. The paint on this thing looks pretty insane in person and his build is solid for some trick track. Click through for a full set…

 
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