Rack Solid is hitting the SFBE 2015, racks for all your shuttling, and traveling needs.
The Nation’s leader with the largest selection of recreational car roof racks and truck racks from Yakima, Thule, Whispbar, Saris, INNO, and Rocky Mounts. Outstanding prices and superior customer service backed by over thirty years experience. Give Rack Solid a try to meet your car roof rack needs and we’ll guarantee total customer satisfaction. Check out our Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley retail stores. Our San Francisco and Berkeley locations also sell and install trailer hitches. LEARN MORE »
Speed on two wheels: That has been iXS’ core business right from the start. A big name in the world of motorbikes, iXS has become one of the leading manufacturers of sportswear and protective gear for mountain bikers over the last decade. And that is no coincidence: When developing functional bikewear or sturdy protective gear, a close cooperation with a large number of athletes is essential. It’s these athletes who deliver important feedback, thus helping to further improve existing products.
And mind you: Small details can make all the difference out on the trails. The result: Protective gear that you can fully rely on. And technical, functional sportswear tailored from high-tech fabrics and ready to be taken off the beaten paths – be it on long rides or in bike parks. And because looks do matter, iXS adds fresh designs as a lifestyle-related bonus.
THE SPANK STORY
it could be argued, “racing is life”, and every one of us was born to win. the simple fact that you exist means you have already won the first and most important race of all. but, why spank? your first adrenaline rush was just moments from birth, when that all important spank on the buttocks kick-started your vitals and made you an adrenaline junkie for life. spank industries aims to free your mind and trigger that rush every time you ride your bike!
spank industries started as the brainchild of south african designer/manufacturer gavin michael vos, and german distributor sven mack. their goal was to create the perfect symbiosis of weight optimization, enhanced performance, and cutting edge style…and to do it at affordable prices! today spank is one of very few brands our size in the world, with in-house design, development, testing, and production of our complete line of unique and exclusive components!
Or not. Let’s not even try to pretend that Mondays are ever happy. Hope you at least got a ride in over the weekend, though!
I’m staying motivated to get through the week by thinking about this weekend’s SF Bike Expo. Race Face is one of our vendors and I’m super stoked about that.
I don’t know what they’re going to be bringing with them, but here’s my wishlist, in no particular order:
1. SixC – Cinch crankset: I’m currently using a 30t n/w chainring and while I could get by on a 1 X 10 in North Vancouver and Squamish, this configuration is killing me here in California. (I am, of course, using this as an excuse to check out new cranksets and drive trains.)
2. Indy Knee Guards – The Husband bought these for himself and although they’re a size too big, I loved them and stole them off him. I’d like to get a new pair in my size and give him back his (now-grubby) Indy Knee Guards.
3. Kash Money Gold Bar – So beauty. I want to hold it. If they had matching pedals, I’d be sold.
4. Women’s Piper and DIY short – I bought the Khyber short at the start of summer this year. One season of rough riding and tumbles later, it’s still in near-mint condition; a testament to the quality of Race Face apparel. The Khyber short is a little heavy for the long, pedally rides here so I’d like to give their lighter shorts a try. Actually, I hope they bring aalllll their women’s apparel. They’re one of the few brands that doesn’t ‘design for women’ by sticking flowers and curlicues on pink and purple things.
We started Green Guru because we are passionate adventurers who love the great outdoors. We found the lifestyle we lead generates considerable amounts of gear waste and we could do something about it.
Today we painstakingly hand build our gear from high quality new and upcycled materials to our exacting specifications.
We affect real change in our industry. We do all of this for our friends who follow a greener path keeping our favorite environments clean and open.
Established in 2008, The Hive is committed to improving cyclists experience through the relentless application of engineering and design principles. Based in Petaluma, California, The Hive also has offices in San Luis Obispo, California, and Taichung Taiwan. The roots of The Hive brand were set in place by years of personal experience as cyclists and members of the cycling industry. The Hive brands include e*thirteen mountain components, Revl road components and Chub wheel goods.
Located in the historic gold-mining town of Downieville, California, Yuba Expeditions is your one-stop destination for all things mountain biking. Shuttles, demo bikes, service, trail advice and libations can all be found here. Yuba is the pioneer of backcountry mountain biking in Downieville, and the first to offer trailhead transport in this part of the Sierra. We are avid mountain bikers, passionate about riding, exploring and protecting this beautiful area. As a partner of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, we are committed to building and maintaining trails to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 10:10 pm
Posted by jpmonk
Looking to check out some of the best looking shoes on the market? From the mountain to the commute, straight into the office, DZR has you covered. Check them out at the SF BikeExpo
Simply put, DZR was born out of a passion for a life of riding – on city streets and mountain trails and anywhere else you can get two wheels. Which we think is pretty much everywhere. We’ve lived in many places and it is from this nomadic lifestyle that the concept of our shoes was born.
Created in the Swiss Alps and brought to you from the heart of San Francisco, DZR is proud and happy to give you the solution for life on and off the bike. We think it will be an easy transition. Ride on.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 9:57 pm
Posted by jpmonk
IN need of team kits for the upcoming year, check out Jakroo at the SF BikeExp
With so many choices, who can you trust? Jakroo has been designing and manufacturing custom team jerseys for over 15 years and have been outfitting Pro and Amateur cyclists around the world.
Unlike most brands and suppliers, Jakroo owns and operates EVERY aspect of the design, manufacturing and sales process. No sub-contracting means we control delivery and quality and are able to keep our promise of fast delivery and exceptional design. When ordering a JAKROO custom team jersey, you get a free PRO design, no minimum order requirements and delivery times in under 3 weeks.
Don’t’ have a design? No problem! Jakroo’s Pro Designers will take your ideas and turn them into a design that will surely amaze you. We believe in collaboration and our 3D design technology and state of the art approval systems allow you to have an active role in the design process of your custom bike jersey and apparel.
With your JAKROO Account, you will be able to track all phases of the design and ordering process. Whether you are ordering for yourself, team, or group of friends, you can share your custom team jersey design through your custom storefront. One person can order for everyone or each person can order individually. After your initial order, the turnaround time is ONLY 2 weeks from the day you order to arrival at your door. It simply doesn’t get better!
Bicycle Fabrications returns to the SF BikeExpo look for Hank, Brian and the ever present “HIppie” Jerry Vanderpool.
Hank rider/owner of bicycle fabrications aboard the pocket rocket
Bicycle Fabrications was founded in 2007. Our main passion has always been gravity racing oriented, but in the early days we were building all sorts of things. We thought we were going to be like any other small builder – taking orders for whatever people wanted us to make them. If you take a look at our past projects, you’ll get some idea of the range we covered – everything from road bikes to a tandem downhill bike to a wooden-tubed lugged bike.
After a couple years, it became clear that we were spreading ourselves too thin. We really wanted to focus on developing the kind of bikes that we were most interested in riding ourselves. There are plenty of options for people who want road bikes and beach cruisers, but not a lot of options for those of us that want no-nonsense high performance, low-maintenance steel full-suspension bikes. A lot of stuff on the market gives you the impression that when you buy a bike, most of the money goes to the graphic designer, the paint shop, and the warrantee department. We wanted to give an alternative to the privateer enthusiast, the rider who doesn’t want dozens of tiny bearings or linkages that look like they’re meant to confuse more than to perform. If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.