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Keirin Cut Jeans

Well, the Kickstarter doesn’t need any help, but if you wanna get in on a pair of the first run jeans, you can still donate to the cause. Keirin cut jeans are designed for big (huge?) quad’ed athletes who struggle to find leg wear that fit throughout the lower body. More than just a pair of jeans that work for riding in all conditions, these are tailored to your actual body type…should you have huge quads, of course.

First run jean rewards start at $107 at this point, with options to buy multiple pairs.

F-ABRIC by Freitag

Recycled tarpaulin bag makers, Freitag, have just released a new material called F-ABRIC, which they have incorporated into a number of apparel products and are currently using to create a concept bag. The material is plant-based and biodegradable, but also comfortable and robust enough to be used as work wear. Various products will be available in stores this month. The Swiss come through again.

Mister Ghibli


In an industry that is consistently more high-tech with every passing year and in a time when outsourcing everything seems to be the norm, Campagnolo’s most prized asset are the hands within its very own factory.

Mr Ghibli is just one example of how Campagnolo maintains the quality and integrity of its products by producing everything under its own roof through passionate and competent staff. #misterghibli

Stephane, World Bicycle Traveller

Stephane, World Bicycle Traveller from BlueDogFilms on Vimeo.

Well dang, it’s Friday, where are YOU riding this weekend?
“It’s a wonderful life.”

Stoopidtaller – The Making of the World’s Tallest Bicycle

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We covered Stoopidtall, Richie Trimble’s 14.5 ft tall bike that reigned supreme at CicLAvia in Urban Velo #37, and he has since followed it up with the 20 ft tall Stoopidtaller. This video gives us all a look at the building and riding of Stoopidtaller, now officially a Guinness World Record holder as the tallest rideable bicycle.

Bike Gob Mocks MacAskill

Bike Gob at the Playgirl Palace from Bike Gob Glasgow on Vimeo.

Bike Gob was not too stoked on Danny MacAskill’s video filmed with the Playboy bunnies, so they made this satirical response.

Funnell – Kickstarter

Well, this is intriguing. After an initial failed Kickstarter, Make It Happen went back to the drawing board and refined their all-in-one backpack jacket combination. Funnell is a backpack with quick pull strings that unveil a hooded rain jacket that covers both the wearer and the backpack. The advantages are obvious, but I couldn’t ignore one snag…how is the jacket washed? I couldn’t tell if the jacket is actually removable from the bag for cleaning, which would be crucial if wearing this on a bike and accumulating sweat.

Regardless, the Kickstarter is off to a powerful start and base level contributions of $139 secure you a pre-order immediately.

The Wolf Pack Hustle 2014 HP Gran Prix

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A more official take on the under-the-bridge sprints event from Wolfpack Hustle, the 2014 HP Gran Prix

Seattle Aftermass Discussion

It’s quite long at nearly an hour of panel discussion, but if this is your sort of thing, Joe Biel from Microcosm Publishing and the creator of the documentary, Aftermass, discusses the video and the changing dynamics related to cycling in a post-critical mass society.

Kickstarter – Orfos Lights


Orfos is running a Kickstarter to fund the production of their bike lights with 360 degree visibility, a unique feature for current lighting systems. They attach by, what look to be, incredibly strong magnets and rival car lights in brightness. The current funding tiers are essentially pre-orders for either a front or rear light with the option to buy both, however, at $119 each (rising to $140 after Kickstarter) I wonder what demographic will pay at this price point. Still, the 360 degree feature is an innovation most light manufacturers should consider.

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