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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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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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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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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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!








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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November 28th

I was too stoked when North St. Bags sent this little guy through a couple weeks back. Though we’re pretty close to a full review on the multi-use Pioneer hip/bar bag, here’s a couple quick looks at both setup options. With a handful of zips and a removable inner pocket the Pioneer has options for days…tune in for an inside look later this week!




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November 23rd

America’s massive sale week is upon us and there’s plenty of cycling deals rolling in along with it. The friends at Portland’s Blaq are cutting prices 20% to help you get things dialed in for the holidays. Whether you getting gifts or just need a fresh bag be sure to pop into their flagship store or click over to save a little green!



November 2nd

God & Famous new L8R Coach Jacket fits the bill when you need a little less tech while you’re out and about. Reflective accents and storm flaps/drawstrings still keep you prepped for about anything even if it’s just heading out for a cold one. Swoop here and be sure to check the lookbook for some finer details!



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October 25th

Few bags are as convenient as a properly built hip pouch or bar bag. Portland’s North St Bags keeps it cool and compact as they bring their Pioneer Hip Packs along for the ride. Digging the color options and the ability to wear or mount the Pioneer for max comfort. Can’t go wrong with handmade in the USA…pop over here for more!




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