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Our new water bottle carries over the stripes from our Fast is Forever kit on Specialized's Purist bottle.

Apparently, the Purist is scientificallly proven to be amazing (yay, science!).  But don't take our word for it, if you want to check out the science go to their website. The gist of which is that it doesn't make your water taste like plastic.

Everybody needs to drink while riding their bike, and if you're drinking water, we say do it ouf of this handy blue bottle.

Product Specs

Bottle: Specialized Purist

Capacity: 22oz

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Part Number Color Size
WB2901 Translucent Blue 22oz

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An archival two color screen print of George Retseck's illustration of our Macho Man Disc, printed right here in Minneapolis.

Once we decided to pursue a classic illustration for the cover of our Annual there was only once choice for the artist, George Retseck. His history in the bike industry is lengthy and his iconic work for the early 90's Bridgestone catalogs (which have influenced a whole generation of cyclists) made him the perfect selection to render the Macho Man Disc.

Limited Edition of 200 pieces.

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Limited to 200 prints

Printed in Minneapolis

Archival quality paper

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Part Number Color Size
MA4701

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The classy and classic Retseck Illlustration of our Macho Man Disc on a high quality Libby pint.  Everybody needs a pint glass, make sure yours is the bike nerdiest around.

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Size: 16oz

Material: Glass

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MA4717 Clear 16oz

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From our everyday essentials line comes a nice place to put all your tools or other things that you might need to put in a small bag. 

Uses: Toiletries, charging cords, tools (duh), pens, loose change, snacks, etc,  your only limits are your imagination and the actual physical capacity of the bag.

If you're wondering about the name, amongst our riding circle a little bit of toilet paper included with your riding essentials is known as your "snake bite kit." I keep mine in my tool pouch, hence the name.

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Material
Cordura

Dimensions
9.5" X 6.5"

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Part Number Color Size
BG2903 Black

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When I have to carry a bunch of stuff I choose the Captain Phil, but I find that for most outings, the Low-Profile is plenty big enough for my essentials.

It's slimmer, lighter, and offers better over the shoulder visibility.  It sports our standard backpack outer arrangement with a zip in the hood, magazine pocket, two flap pockets that are great for Ipods or Iphones, a central zipper pocket with a card holder, pen slots, two attachment points, and two side pockets for your bottle or u-lock.

The construction on the inside differs in that it's sewn Cordura with two side pockets and no dry bag.  The outside material is waterproof, but the seams aren't.  I've ridden with it in several downpours and there will be a little seepage at the seams on the bottom of the bag, but it's never been a big deal, and we like this more "finished" interior for a bag of this size.

All in all, we're happy to have a smaller option in the line, and think you'll be pleased with it as well.

Highlights

•Included Iphone compatible cell holster
•Two lash points
•Side pockets for bottle and lock
•External zip pocket
•Two internal pockets in main chamber
•Waist and sternum straps

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Capacity

1,100 cubic inches

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Part Number Color Size
BG2910 Black 1100cu

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A 16oz stainless steel pint made for us by our friends over at Kleen Kanteen.  It's got the AC shield on one side and "Fast is Forever" on the reverse. 

These things are great for camping, beers, or our personal favorite, sipping whiskey on ice. 

They rule, and you have no idea how bad you need one.

Product Specs

Size: 16oz

Material: Stainless Steel

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Part Number Color Size
MA4716 Stainless 16oz

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The solution for when you need to drink while riding a bicycle.  

We are now using Specialized's Purist bottle for the best tasting beverage time and again. It does not make your water taste "plasticky" or hold flavor from your previous beverage. 

It feels nice and supple in your hand too.

Product Specs

Bottle: Specialized Purist

Capacity: 22oz

Part Numbers

Part Number Color Size
WB2901 Translucent Blue 22oz

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For most of us a good cycling bag is not a luxury but a necessity to support all of the activities we do each day.  When you live on the bike, you live out of your bag, and for that reason you better get one that’s comfortable and can do everything you need it to do.

The Captain Phil was another one of those dream products where we were finally able to create an item that we’ve been wanting for years.  We partnered with the Twin Cities own Banjo Brothers to take one of their time tested designs and build in all of the features that we've always wanted.

It has a zip in the hood so you have an easy access storage spot, two outside pockets which I usually use for my u-lock and a water bottle (plus drainage holes for when you use it to contain your empties), removable cargo straps for carrying annoying things like frames, tires, or rims, a built in tool pouch and a mess of other organization.  The entire bag is made from waterproof material and the main compartment has a replaceable water proof liner to make sure your goods don’t get wet in a downpour, and it even comes with an Iphone compatible cell holster as standard issue.

Highlights

  • Replaceable liner
  • Included Iphone compatible cell holster
  • Removeable cargo straps
  • Built in tool pouch
  • Three outside pockets
  • Lots of internal organization
  • Waist and sternum straps

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Capacity
 
Medium - 1,500 cubic inches
Large - 2,000 cubic inches

Part Numbers

Part Number Color Size
BG2900 Black Medium - 1500 CU
BG2901 White Medium - 1500 CU
BG2902 Black Large - 2000 CU

L.A. Trip Wrap Up

April 15, 2014 | Jeff

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Here are a few more favorite photos from my last trip to Los Angeles. The first thing I did after hitting town was head to my buddy Omar's barber shop for a much needed hair cut.

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