17 March, 2021

Introducing the Biggish Bag!

by Igor

Not too big, not too small, the Biggish Bag is the perfect size for all of your sport touring adventures, city errands, day-long gravel rides, and everything in between. We know the Biggish Bag will be your new go-to bag for adventures both on and off the bike. 

A continuation of our bag line produced in California by the fabulous people at Road Runner Bags, we designed the Biggish Bag to have a near universal fit. That means that whether you have upright bars or drop bars, this bag will fit nicely and function perfectly.

Installation is a breeze. Route the straps around the bars and strap it down. Then use either the included velcro strap or buckle strap to secure it to the headtube or steerer tube. 

Want to put it on the back? The process is the same, but you'll want to route the upper straps through your saddle rails.

The Biggish Bag measures 13.5" (34.3cm) wide, 9" (22.8cm) high, and 6.5" (16.5cm) deep when it is in its unexpanded position, and can be expanded thanks to the rolltop interior and adjustable, cinch-down straps. For a bit more added storage, there's even a zippered, pleated pocket in the front for all of your little stuff. 

The Biggish Bag is also entirely waterproof thanks to the fully seam-sealed interior, roll top, and flap design. 

No need to be gentle with this bag either. It's made from high-strength Cordura and the inner liner is tear resistant.

If dangling and dingling is in your future, there is molle webbing all around the bag for your mug, Safety Pizza, bear mace, charms, etc...

But here's a secret: the side webbing is compatible with our Cell Phone Pocket and Snapper Sack! I have mine setup with a Cell on one side and a Snapper (for my compact camera) on the other.

The functionality isn't limited to on the bike! Off the bike, this is a great around-town bag. With the included shoulder strap, it makes a great baby bag and is quite cavernous for your local farmer's market.

The Biggish Bag is currently available in Coyote, Rust, Avocado, and Black. 

11 March, 2021

Neutrino Gets a New Flavor, Pistachio. Plus Dropper Routing!

by Adrian

So we have a small announcement - Neutrinos are back in stock! And this go-around they have a cool new color, a green we're calling Pistachio. Just like its ice cream counterpart, this new flavor is delicious.
Without being too loud, Pistachio is definitely a fun color you can play-up with your component and accessory choices. The silver downtube decal similarly adds both class and understated flash.

The Neutrino still has all the goodies you know and love - beautiful wishbone seatstays, braze-ons out the wazoo, and let's not forget the kickstand plate that lets you park your steed (or pony?) with ease.

In addition to the color change, this iteration of the Neutrino minivelo is dropper post compatible. A necessity to up the rad-factor, it also helps the frame fit in Rinko bags, or if you just want the advantage of quick transitions from in and out of the saddle. If you choose to forgo the dropper post, the internal routing can easily be utilized for your rear brake set-up for a clean look.

Like many of our other offerings, a small tube is brazed into the downtube allowing for easy housing installation. No need to fish around for the cable and housing.

We've seen a surprising amount of people use the Neutrino for full-fledged touring, though I suppose that isn't truly surprising, as its design inspiration is having a manageable size for traveling and navigating urban environments.

It's smaller and lighter than a more traditionally sized bike, but is designed to have the feel and handling of a full-sized frame. This gives it the benefit of being easy to maneuver in smaller spaces, carry up stairs, store in smaller spots, and travel with, while making it a familiar and comfortable ride. Drops or flats, knobby or smooth, road or gravel, we've seen the Neutrino shine in so many configurations - even some ebike conversions! The Neutrino is unique but wildly versatile, making it a great all-arounder. Take it on tour, or home after work.

As of writing this post, we cannot reliably offer a stock complete bike due to a shortage of parts like shifters, derailleurs, and cassettes. Custom builds are still on the table, though! Shoot us an email to get the conversation started.

In addition to the Neutrino re-stock, we received a good deal of parts and accessories including but not limited to:

We're also introducing new Hinged Water Bottle Cage Clamps. With 28.6 and 31.8 mm options and coming in both silver and noir, these handy-dandy clamps allow you to securely mount your bottle cages on downtubes and seat tubes. Or any other qualifying tubes, I suppose.
Sometimes it's the small things that matter. 

04 March, 2021

Rough Stuff Fellowship Book Update

By Scott

I've always been drawn to the written stories about cycling. I've written about how cycling books were an early inspiration to me here. I love reading the stories and trying to imagine the area they are riding, from the high Atlas mountains of Morocco to winter in arctic Norway. I see bikes as a great tool to get out and experience the world at a slower pace.

In that vein, we're proud to announce that we have the Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive book back in stock now. We've been working with the publishers in the UK to get more of these books back into stock, and they are here at last. These are the same soft cover, 2nd edition ones that we have had for a while. With this restock, we are now also able to offer pricing for shops to sell the books as well.

In other RSF news, they have now announced a Volume 2 that is due later this year. It's more photos and more stories about the RSF. The Kickstarter link is here and we'll be getting Volume 2 into stock when it gets published this fall.