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NYC Velo 2017 Gift Guide Supplement

The Gift Guide Supplement has arrived, and with some time left in this buying season, all hopes are not lost! Peruse, enjoy, and happy holidays!


NYC Velo Ciclistico Sweatshirt





























Back in a fresh new colorway, the tried-and-true Ciclistico sweatshirt is a crowdpleaser, with maximum interior softness, and uninhibitable exterior class. While it may still be slightly gauche to wear your cycling kit off the bike, this sweater is sure to upset not even the severest of temperaments. Available to purchase in-store or online here!


Light & Motion Lights




















There is little that’s more important when riding in NYC than being seen; between the traffic and the pedestrians (pesky pedestrians!), there’s a lot of outside influence on your ride. Having a good, dependable light can make the difference between a fun ride home and a not as enjoyable ride to the hospital, so we stock the best of the best: Light & Motion. We’ve got a large selection available in-store, ready to ride off into the sunset.

Alpine Luddite Fanny and Seat Packs





















A fresh batch of Alpine Luddite goodness has just hit the shops and expanded the selection even further; now stocking bike-packing peat bags and ultralight fanny packs! We’re so impressed by the quality and construction of these bags, pictures just don’t do them justice; you really need to see them for yourself. Check them out in either of our Manhattan shops!

NYC Velo Ciclistico “Della Santa” Wool Jersey



































Further expanding on the theme of updated classics, introducing the “Della Santa” Ciclistico wool jersey, styled after the jerseys that Greg LeMond wore in the early stages of his cycling career. We expect to see these luxe wool numbers from our friends at Woolistic in Switzerland later this week, so keep your eyes peeled for an update!

NYC Velo “Murphy Camo” Neck Gaiters (by The Fridge)





























Also just received are these fresh neck gaiters in our patented Murphy Camo print. Printed to our specification by our friends at The Fridge in Portland, they’re another funky way to keep your neck and lower face warm all throughout this holiday and winter season. Don’t you want one? Why don’t you pick one up for yourself?

Poseur Sport “Air Sagan” Shoe Covers





























The shoe covers heard ’round the world, you may have seen these break the internet a few weeks back. We’ve got a limited run in-stock and available here, so don’t miss your shot. Our pals at Poseur Sport are always pushing the envelope, and this is no exception!

NYC Velo X Poseur Sport Floral Kit





























Sizes are back in-stock fo one of the most popular kit designs of the season! Feel fresh as a Spring daisy when you don this beautifully designed jersey and bib from the kit wizards at Poseur Sport. Limited stock is available before the holidays, but we’ll re-up before you know it. Men’s and Women’s sizes available on the webstore.

Mission Workshop Rhake Bag (Pre-order)



























The newest option from Mission Workshop in San Francisco is looking to be one of their best designs to date: a fully functioning, fully waterproof, and expertly constructed backpack with room for a laptop, accessories, and so much more. The bags have been sold out since their inception, but we’ll have a couple headed our way soon, so head over here to pre-order and pick your up when it arrives!

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The 2017 NYC Velo Holiday Gift Guide

Once again comes the NYC Velo Holiday Gift Guide – otherwise known as the list of good things to get cyclists in your life – and we think there’re some pretty good options for you early-bird shoppers out there. For those of you that like to play it on hard mode, check back for the Gift Guide Supplement coming soon!
Brompton X CHPT3 Folder
David Millar was perhaps “unconvinced” about folding bikes before striking up a conversation with Brompton founder Will Butler-Adams, but from that meeting began to journey that led to this: The Brompton X CHPT3, produced as a collaboration between Brompton and the TdF-stage winner and clothing designer Millar. With only 500 produced initially, make sure to pick one up quick at either of our Manhattan locations before they’re gone!
Alpine Luddites Bags
Adventure biking is here to stay, and for us, with it came the search for the perfect gear. And we’re proud to say we think we’ve found it in Colorado-based Alpine Luddites. From handlebar bags to panniers, and everything in between, these high quality, fully waterproof bags are some of the finest we’ve ever seen, and have already been featured on our Fall Adventure Series rides. We’ve got a mixed selection in-stores, so come on by and take a look!
NYC Velo Adventure Orange Camo Jersey
Our Fall and Spring Adventure Series have been staples at the shop for the past few years, taking interested parties to areas previously un-cycled and across terrain previously un-forged, which, as you might imagine, takes most slightly out of their comfort zone. One thing that we believe is a little too far out of that zone is the risk of being shot by overzealous duck hunters. So, voila! We introduce the Adventure Orange Camo jersey, specifically designed to keep you warm and seen, which are both good things in our books. Available for purchase here!
Cafe Du Cycliste Apparel & Accessories
The high-end road apparel market is flooded with unknown names and Rapha-knockoffs. Why not bedeck yourself in garb from the South of France, steeped in cycling heritage, that also looks really good? If you agree, Cafe du Cycliste is right for you! With fantastic colors, cuts, and prints you’ll stand out from the masses and keep yourself comfortable with some of the best cycling apparel out there. We’re proud to be an outpost, and we have a large selection to choose from at our East Village shop.
The Fridge Neck Gaiters
Before global warming kicked in, winters in New York were pretty brutal: sub-freezing temps, snowdrifts in the bike lanes, and massive heating bills; all things that our friends in Portland at The Fridge Goods didn’t have to worry about. But they went ahead and made a great product for those of us who have to endure (and the everyone else who just wants to look cool and stay warm) in a few fantastic colors. Get yourself one here.
Kona Rove LTD
The breakout bike of the 2018 season: The Kona Rove LTD. Built with Reynolds 853 tubing and coming standard with 650b 47c Horizon tires, this is the bike for those off-road, off-camber, and weekend-off rides. Purposely equipped with a SRAM Force 1×11 drivetrain and hydraulic brakes, there are few places that’ll be off-limits to the adventurer mounted atop this steed. And with a color this pretty, heads will turn almost as many times as the cranks.
SeaSucker Racks
One thing that we love here at the shop (slightly less than bikes) is classic cars. Sometimes mixing the two doesn’t quite work out; interiors were designed too small to fit a full size bike or there aren’t many rack options available. Luckily there’s a perfect solution: SeaSucker racks. Available in several bike configurations and widely adaptable to to most cars (and with incredibly easy installation to boot!), SeaSuckers are the perfect addition to any cyclists garage, trunk, or roof.
Fix It Sticks
Let’s face it: no one wants to get stuck on the side of the road halfway through their ride with an issue that could be solved with a minor adjustment and no multitool (or worse, with a multitool that just doesn’t work!). Enter the Fix It Stick: a simple, collapsible t-handle tool with the basic allen wrench sizes, built strong enough for shop use and compact enough to carry in a jersey pocket.
Wahoo KICKR Trainer
This isn’t the first time the Wahoo KICKR has made our list (and probably won’t be the last!), but when the improvements keep rolling in, it just makes sense to keep touting. With added compatibility for Thru-Axles and getting quieter every year, as well as new accessories (like the all new CLIMB unit) and connectivity to programs like Zwift and Trainer Road, make it our go-to choice for winter training. You can pick yours up (be careful, they’re heavy!) in-store or on our webstore here.
Classic Car Club Caps
We may have mentioned that we like classic cars, which is why we were super excited to partner with the Classic Car Club Manhattan on some projects earlier in the year. The club may be exclusive, but you too can look like a member on the bike with the limited edition CCCM cycling cap. Stock is limited, so get yours (or your classic car loving-friend’s!) in the shop or by purchasing here.
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The 2017 NYC Velo Fall Adventure Series

Fall 2017 is upon us (but don’t tell the weather!) and as such we’re proud to announce the schedule for our upcoming Fall Adventure Series! Those riders brave enough to register, tackle, and complete four of the five events will receive a limited-production trophy (a custom Burrito Bag from The Fridge Goods) – or go five for five and enjoy the looks of astonishment from all who gaze upon you.
The details:
Bear Mountain Attack – Sunday 10/15

Our friends at Hasting’s Velo will be leading the charge to New York’s most famous ursine-related mountain. 84.5 miles, with 7300 feet of climbing and 12 miles of dirt roads means hibernation may very well be in your cards after the ride. The ride is unsupported, but there will be stops along the route for refreshments. Please register on BikeReg here.

Catskills Epic – Saturday 10/21

 The Catskills Epic is a new addition to the Fall Adventure Series.  This ride links up some fun & challenging mountain bike routes along the front range of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, including the trails at Round Top, Elm Ridge, & the Cortina Valley/Palenville Traverse.  The ride meets at the HiLo Cafe in Catskill, NY and includes about 75 miles of pavement & technical singletrack.  Though the ride is unsupported, there will be a stop for refreshments in Windham.  Mountain Bikes are a must and the singletrack terrain is considered to be very challenging.  Please register on BikeReg here.

Brett’s Revenge – Sunday 11/5

After taking a one-year hiatus, the Brett’s Revenge ride has returned to the Fall Adventure Series.  Previous iterations of this ride have proven to be beyond the capacities of most riders, with only 2% of the starters having completed the course, so we’ve changed up the route a bit.  Never fear as the new course will certainly be a challenge with mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes (& lights) being required for participation.  Please register on BikeReg here.

Black Friday Ride – Friday 11/24

The 2017 Fall Adventure Series welcomes back the Black Friday Ride!  The popular route is unchanged from years past & includes sections of Highbridge Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Sprain Ridge Park, the Old Croton Aqueduct, Inwood Hill Park, & Riverside Park.  The ride meets on Friday at 9am at the Gotham West Market.  Please register on BikeReg here.

Taconic 150 – Saturday 12/2
The Taconic 150 is again part of the Fall Adventure Series!  This year’s route starts at the familiar Farmer’s Wife Cafe in Ancramdale, NY at 9am.  The route will be new but will include many of the popular climbs and dirt roads of Columbia County NY.  In an effort to complete the course by dusk, we have created a slightly shorter route, though no less challenging!  Please register on BikeReg here.
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2017 Gravel/Cyclocross Bike Showdown

With cyclocross/gravel/groad season almost upon us, we have for consideration today three bikes that blur the lines between road-, gravel-, and cyclocross-. Up first:

The Salsa Colossal

The Salsa Colossal, made for the Road+. Comes standard with 28mm tires, and room for up to 32s (depending on the tire). Steel frame with a carbon fork for a comfortable ride, quick release rear axle and thru-axle front for quick and easy wheel removal, and Avid mechanical disc brakes for maximum stopping power. Equipped with a SRAM Apex drivetrain, the Colossal is the closest bike to a road bike on the list, with capabilities far beyond that of most carbon racers. And at $1400, it’s also the least expensive option listed here.

The Foundry Overland

The titanium option, decidedly “greater than gravel,” The Overland is a truly versatile build: thru-axle DT Swiss wheels on the front and rear, matched with a foolproof SRAM Rival drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes, and clearance for tires over 40mm wide, AND a slick paint job to boot. If you’re looking for something that can handle pretty much any terrain and you already know the wonderful benefits that titanium can provide, the Overland (priced competitively at $3500) ought to be on your radar.

The Kona Private Jake

The racer’s choice: The Kona Private Jake is ready to tear it up, with a stiff and fast aluminum frame, no-fuss SRAM 1×11 Rival drivetrain, carbon fork, adjustable rear-dropouts, and thru-axles front and rear. The race-proven geometry will get you from A to B quick and comfortably, and you may notice that your races (if you’re into that sort of thing)  take up less of your time. We’ve also found these bikes to be top-notch city bikes, with wide tires that can navigate any pothole-laden alleyway or surprise-cobbled street on your commute, and double duty suits it just fine. Weighing in at $1999, the Private Jake is practically a no-brainer.

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June Bike Sale


Beginning Thursday June 1st 2017 and running throughout the month, all in-stock bikes at both NYC Velo Manhattan locations will be 5-40% off!

This sale includes bikes not often included in sales (looking at you Surly and Bianchi) across all model years!

Stop on by and get yourself some new wheels while supplies last!


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Exquisite Caminos Malos Across Cuba With Joe Cruz

Our good friend Joe Cruz returns from his travels to give us another insight-filled and advice-packed talk on his most recent bike packing adventure: Cuba, and Its Exquisitely Bad Roads. Please join us Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00PM at Building On Bond for some good food and good talk!

“In January ’17 we rode hundreds of kilometers of rattling dirt farm roads, wild camped and set up our tents on porches and in yards and on ball fields, played dominos in the shade on 90 degree days, and drank rum with campesinos. We jungle bushwhacked and rode along the Caribbean to sleep on the beach and swim in jade water cenotes. We rolled into dusty towns to find Moros y Cristianos con yucca. And we pedaled the alleys of Manzanillo, Camaguey, and Havana. Everywhere we encountered an extraordinary lucidity and humanity in the reflections of people whose daily rhythms are rural and local but for all that are also globally conscious.”

– Joe ( insta @joecruzpedaling) is an expedition cyclist and professor of philosophy at Williams College. When not on the road, he splits his time between his home in Pownal, Vermont and his native Brooklyn, New York.

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2017 NYC Velo Spring Adventure Series

Announcing the 2017 NYC Velo Spring Adventure Series: the next installment of the mettle-testing, gravel-grinding, road-bike-off-roading sequence that’ll leave you questioning everything and looking for hidden meanings. We’re excited to see you out there for what’s promising to be a fantastic cycling season:

Bear Mountain ATTACK – Sunday 4/23 @ 8:00AM at Antoinnete’s Patisserie. 75 miles of beautiful riding in upstate New York to Bear Mountain, presented in conjunction with our sister-shop, Hastings Velo. Call 914-478-2453 for more information.
The S.A.S. 50/50 – Saturday 5/13 POSTPONED (Tentatively rescheduled for 6/24, please check here for more info!)
Taconic 150 – Saturday 6/11 Stay tuned!