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Just in time for this brutal heat, we have our new OYLC/KYMBA water bottles. We love nice bottles that have a great taste so we chose the Purist from Specialized. Each Purist bottle is infused with silicon dioxide, which forms a protective glass-like barrier inside the bottle. This prevents odors, stains, and mold from attaching… Read more »


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Most of us wouldn’t touch a department store bike for our type of riding, but sometimes you just have to make do. Filipe Perestrelo, who lives on Madeira Island, Portugal,  has  dreamed  of owning a downhill bike from any early age, but his parents couldn’t afford the expensive hobby. Instead, this ripper has had to… Read more »

Scott Foil Road Bike

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The Foil 30 is an Aero Road bike, developed to be faster and more efficient in ALL road conditions. Weighing in at just over 16lbs you will really fly up the hills! Featuring an aero HMF carbon fiber frame, SRAM Rival components, and Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels, the Foil 30 is a bike to rival… Read more »

Industry Nine Black i hubs

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Black is back, it’s the new black, if it’s not black it’s wack…we’ve heard it all before, but it stands that black will always be a good looking color. In clebration of this, I9 have turned the black up to 10 and anodized everything aluminum on their wheels black; Double dipped hubs, black endaps, axles,… Read more »

New Kona SS 29er’

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We love everything about Cromoly Butted steel frames: how they ride, where they go, how long they last. The Unit takes all that beauty, hops it up with contemporary Kona 29er geometry, and simplifies it with a singlespeed drivetrain to create an all-purpose big wheeler. You also have the option to throw a derailleur hanger,… Read more »

Barfly Garmin computer mount

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Bike shop guys see a lot and often have opinions on what works and what does not. Often they have good ideas for improvements or an idea for product but rarely does it come to fruition. Enter Barfly created by Woody Tate general manager of Above Category Bike shop in Mill valley Ca. If you mention… Read more »

The push

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In the restaurant business, when the tickets start coming in as everyone gets seated the kitchen gets slammed…both the servers and the gunslingers in the back call it “being in the weeds”. So you sit down at a super busy restaurant and right away the server asks if you would like anything from the bar….of… Read more »

ENVE Road Fork

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True to ENVE Culture, they asked the question… “How do we use carbon to maximize this part, in this case a road fork?” The engineering answer was to create a fork with no co-molding, bonding, or drilling. Using a proprietary molding process all ENVE road forks are 100% molded carbon fiber from steerer tube to… Read more »

How bikes make cities cool

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Fresh from the Kona Productions Crew, How Bikes Make Cities Cool – Portland, is a five-minute mini documentary that explores the thriving bicycle culture resident to one of North America’s most progressive metropolises. Filmed entirely by bike, with support from longtime Kona Portland dealer Sellwood Cycles and resident Team Kona athletes Erik Tonkin and Matthew… Read more »