People love bicycle photography coffee table books, and I have to admit to flipping through them now and again myself. New York Bike Style is the latest, a collection of images by Sam Polcer of people and their bikes from all over New York with contributions by David Byrne and Casey Neistat. There are some really awesome images in this collection, worth looking through the blog. The book release party is on April 4th at Redbeard Bikes, Brooklyn with music and refreshments, of course. See more at www.preferredmode.com
Chrome has been making knickers and shorts for a few seasons, and has now introduced their first full length pant, the Folsom. Made with water and stain resistant 2-way stretch Schoeller fabric the pants are made for riding throughout changing conditions while still being comfortable and passable off the bike. Double layer crotch and flat seams make it long wearing, with a reflective patch and u-lock holder on the back. Five pockets give you a place for hands and a wallet, and a place for a mini u-lock as the built in holster fits full sized versions only. Available for $160 in 28″ to 36″ men’s sizes.
This mash up of genres is a gravel bike from Ti Cycles, built around carbon 26″ wheels, an electronic Shimano Di2 Ultegra group, and that titanium truss fork. Neither mountain nor cyclocross, this is a one of a kind adventure bike. Built in Portland OR, this one is destined for some all day epics exploring endless gravel and dirt roads. www.ticycles.com