OYO Mountain

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OYO Mountain Products is the side brand of Colorado gear brand Topo Designs that was created to function as the in-house line for their flagship store as well as a way to make some items that they wouldn’t normally with Topo. Items like frisbees, hacky sack bags, and other multicolor accessories. And of course there are bags, how could they not? A quick look at their tumblr reveals what inspires OYO: vintage ACG, hardtails of the 80’s and 90’s, Group B rally cars, hi-vis sportswear, and pretty much everything else dreams are made of. Looking forward to seeing what else they come up with this Summer.

 

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Samba Velo

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The good dudes over at Hackney GT are not only lovers of cycling but appreciators of the beautiful game and the music of Brazil- Russ himself is actually an eclectic dj whose mixes bring together all sorts of global genres. To celebrate the World Cup landing in Brazil this Summer Hackney GT’s created a jersey for men and women designed with motifs borrowed from the nation’s flag. Swoop here, go for a ride, and watch the games! Photographs by Geoff Waugh.

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Youth Before Youth

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I’ve accumulated a pretty good collection of cycling socks and some of my favorites have been Tenspeed Hero and Girafe Sportive (their side line) designs produced by Defeet. All of the socks pictured above are done up in Defeet’s tried and true Aireator design- tall, light, and made in the USA. Check out the TSH shop for some of their new styles and colorsways.

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Rapha SS14

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As always I’m interested to see what Rapha‘s doing each new season and this collection does not disappoint. New styles of old favorite pieces, and new additional pieces that expand the brand’s offerings for the sartorially discerned cyclist. I’ll just touch on what caught my eye but the whole lookbook can be viewed here.

The Trade Jersey (pictured above) was introduced last year but they’ve taken the concept of the jersey further with the addition of embroidered text and graphics inspired by the heroes.

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Hike And Bike

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I got a chance to check out the 2014 Fall Winter Giro New Road line while I was at Capsule for last month and this boot was easily the stand out piece for me. The rep from Giro mentioned that the design team took inspiration for the silhouette from classic hiking boots like the Vasque Sundowner; the red laces are definitely a nod to the hiker style. It’s great to see the brand producing another lace-up style, likely after seeing success with the Empire and Republic models currently being offered.

Between the rugged Vibram sole and one piece leather vamp it’s bound to be a solid boot for winter riding. I’ve never liked a winter mountain bike style boot enough to buy one and commuting with neoprene booties in the winter can be annoying. Whatever price Giro will be asking for the boot will surely be fair for both the style and quality it’ll offer. And now, we wait..

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The Legend of Stan Smith

You may know Stan Smith the tennis player, but do you know Stan Smith the tennis player that secretly loved to shred? Adidas Skateboarding put together an amazing campaign video for the launch of the new Stan Smith model skate shoe. The man himself even makes an appearance to recount his early days on the board. Ever wondered where the Gonz really got all his tricks?

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Ryan Tatar

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Ryan Tatar is a San Fransisco based photographer. These are two spectacular instax photographs that he took, see more of his work here.

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Wandawega Souvenir Dispenser

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Camp Wandawega was clever enough to re-purpose a cigarette machine to dispense small Wisconsin-related souvenirs. More details about each special little item can be found here.

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