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  • kris
    October 10th

    The wildly popular Pioneer series from North St. just got a tad bigger with this (literally) little guy. The Pioneer 8 takes the proven X-Pac waterproof packs down to an eight inch option for when you need to carry just the bare essentials. This newest offering also utilizes integrated straps to simply things that much more. My favorite thing about this release is the limited National Park colors (below) that will see $5 from every pouch donated to keep our open spaces that much better for adventuring. These drop at the end of the month so peep the other color options and get your dollars ready!

     

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    kris
    August 8th

    It’s still summer but there’s no doubt that the weather is beginning to gear up for cross season. No matter what size wheels you’ll be hitting the dirt with Gríem has you covered with their tubeless Pro line. With a few of us getting our setups ready for the season be on the lookout for a review here soon. In the meantime pop over and check out the full line of Gríem Pro CX rubber for this year!

     

     

     

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    kris
    August 8th

    Faster Than Yesterday recently sent over their uber comfy and aptly named “Debut” Merino pocket tees to give a go. New shirts in the rotation meant two of us checking out their fit both on the work bikes and after hours around town. Peep the quick rundown below on what we liked and be sure to stay tuned for a little collabo with Chris and Sav here soon!

     

     

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    The Debut has the perfect cut for a slim look that won’t disappoint as the days miles pile up. Where some wool can be a tad stiff, this bad boy comes with an anti-chafe rear collar and elastic overlock stitched collars to keep it moving as fast as you do.

     

     

     

     

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    kris
    June 28th

    North St. took three of their most popular bags back to the drawing board with two new fabrics. Their staple Pioneer joins the Flanders and Davis bags with X-Pac camo and smoke grey finishes. X-Pac is lighter and more water resistant than the proven Cordura, giving you the “cutting” edge. Check the newest from North St. Below and be on the lookout for full reviews to come!

     

    X-Pac Pioneer:

     

    “Made from waterproof X-33 X-Pac™ sailcloth, the limited X-Pac™ Camouflage edition is lightweight, rugged, and safe from the elements. Featuring the US Army Multicam camouflage pattern, this is the same great design as the original Pioneer, but made with lighter, stronger, waterproof fabric. X-Pac™ is made in Connecticut by Dimension Polyant.

     

     

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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!

     

     

    (PC: Lucas)

     

    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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    March 28th

    A couple of weeks ago I hopped the train up to San Francisco to check out the release of a new offering from Oakley. We met up with Chas Christensen at Oakley’s Market street location, and settled in for a quick rundown on the new frames before heading out on a ride. First, a little about the new sunglasses and then a few questions for Chas.

     

    The Crossrange Collection is a lot like Clark Kent and Superman –  one pair of shades, but with a quick swap of the arms and nose piece, changing from casual hangout to ride ready doesn’t require a phone booth!

     

    Chillin’ – The Lifestyle earsocks have a more relaxed fit for all day comfort, and the nose piece holds them closer to your face.

     

    Ridin’ – The earsocks have a much more snug fit paired with Unobtanium™ over the ears to help them stay put on your face once you begin to sweat. The nose piece keeps the frames farther away from your face and also features Unobtanium™ to keep them in place.

     

    Lenses- built from a series of dyes that are made to control the color contours. Though created to increase the visibility of road markings,  they also have specific trail prizm lenses if you are more of an off road trail rider.

     

     

     

     

    Chas talked a little about his daily routine, gave the group a few pointers of riding in city traffic and we were off.

     

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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 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
    February 15th

    Knog is constantly at the drawing board dialing in new products or revising current ones to make them even better. The success of their Blinder series is no secret but the new Minis slim things down more than ever. The DOT, Niner and Chippy all boast bright LED setups in a array of colors and configurations. Peep the lineup below and be on the lookout for reviews once these bad boys hit our doorstep!

     

     

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    DOT:

     

    Named after it’s single LED the DOT keeps it simple yet pulls in extra style with four different faceplate colors.

     

     

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