The titanium alloy frame claims to be one third lighter than a traditional frame. But the real advantage is in the tooling required, or lack thereof, which reduces the manufacturing costs.
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From the All-City blog:
One of the hardest aspects of being a Rockstar Bike Design Engineer, aside from the non-stop parties and the hoards of superfans recognizing me everywhere I go, is showing off new product. By the time we drop new stuff on the public, like at Frostbike in a few weeks, I’ve been looking at it for a really, really long time.
Sometimes, a project goes on for way too long. This can happen because of performance issues, or tooling issues. Sometimes, though, it takes too long because the All-City team, a passionate and opinionated group of people, agonizes over how pretty it is. And sometimes, this agony is over a part of a frame that most people will never think twice about.
Our WorkRide pants are made of medium-weight all cotton duck cloth. They’re durable, roomy and comfy. We’ve done a few things to make them riding pants instead of just pants you can ride in. First, we altered the seam structure in the crotch, moving pressure points away from where you sit. We also added an extra layer ‘down there’ to mitigate any pressure effects of the seams that remain. The knees are articulated for easy bending, and the right leg employs a nifty snap to keep them out of your chainring. There is even a snap-loop U-lock keeper on the left rear pocket. Ride to wherever, do what you gotta do (work, chop wood, whatever), then ride home again.
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This Cinelli cap was made in conjunction with cycling legend Nelson Vails, inspired by the stars and stripes skinsuit he wore at the 1984 Olympics. A portion of the proceeds go towards Nelson’s documentary film Cheetah — The Nelson Vails Story that is set to premiere this month before making the rounds across the country. Available for about $20.
Lightweight, mountable cameras have become a cyclist’s best friend these days. A brand synonymous with bikes themselves, it’s no wonder that Shimano is getting in on the camera game. At 86 grams, Shimano’s Sport Camera weighs less than many bike lights–which is good, since it uses an adhesive mount. Waterproof up to 10 meters and sealed to keep out dust and mud, the camera can record for up to two hours in 1080 HD and offers a standard 135-degree and super wide 180-degree mode. WiFi capable, the Sport Camera settings can be controlled through a smartphone, which can also be used to view footage immediately. What that really means is that all your bike exploits caught on camera can be uploaded and shared before you even get home. Available in May for $299; watch footage from the Sport Camera now at www.shimano-sportcamera.com.