Choose your color; red or blue bicycle themed paisley prints. Each is an otherwise black cycling cap with the Urban Velo skyline logo on each side of the brim. 100% cotton with a built in sweatband, one size fits most as a cycling cap should, snug and with a short brim. Made in the USA by Pace Sportswear.
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I like to play bike polo. It’s a fun game, and with some exceptions not particularly hard on the body, but definitely fosters a lot of bike to bike contact. When you consider all the crashing, sprinting and hard braking, it’s not surprising that I’ve had a problem keeping my polo bike’s wheels true. I mentioned this to the guys at Velocity USA, and without hesitation they sent me a Chukker wheelset to see if it didn’t solve my problems. I told them that I was running a freewheel on my polo bike, and they were especially interested in my experiences running brakes with an anodized, non-machined rim. Having read Jobst Brandt’s theories on these subjects, I was quite interested myself.
Velocity’s Chukker rims are specifically designed for the more punishing disciplines of urban cycling—namely bike polo, as evidenced by the Chukker logo. With drillings of 32, 36 and 48 holes, they’re also geared towards freestyling, heavier cyclists and tandem riders. Of course they’re also a great choice for commuters who want to run a Deep V rim with high-volume tires. The rim’s profile is not entirely new, mind you. It’s a re-issue of Velocity’s proven Deep V ATB rolled into a 700c rim. At 24mm wide, they’re designed to hold high-volume mountain bike tires, they’re certainly at home with 35′s installed. And at 32mm tall, their strength and stiffness seem to be a force to be reckoned with.
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Fresh from our PEONFX friends in Singapore are these custom Urban Velo black/grey knit hoodies. This is a 100% cotton, lightweight knit hoodie. Features include a pass-through rear pocket and reflective stripe, a thin hood and an embroidered Urban Velo patch on the left arm. The fabric is soft, light and breathable—perfect for a cool summer night.
Sizing note: These run small, so you may find that you need to order a size up from what you’d wear in a cycling jersey or wool garment. Click here to order.
We ran short on these for a while, but they’re back. In black, of course. Our women’s shirts are 100% cotton American Apparel, and at $13 including domestic shipping, they’re quite a bargain. Available in sizes S, M, L and XL.
And while we’re using her photo here, Urban Velo would like to publicly thank Jill for being such a great friend. Not only has she been willing to model for us, she’s contributed to the magazine, done proofreading, helped us stuff envelopes and mail copies, volunteered at events and she gets excited about playing bike polo every week. Thank you.
Yes, we’re using the word “colorways” in jest, but we really do have Urban Velo logo t-shirts in three new colors. Burnt orange, gold and forest green. The new shirts feature a two-color print—white with a very subtle black drop shadow. They’re just $12 including shipping in the USA (additional shipping for foreign orders).