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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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Bike Of The Week: Vanilla Workshop Speedvagen HollaText

Few framebuilders have reached the level of celebrity that Sacha White has achieved, and for good reason; his bikes are generally well on point, both in looks and construction. Take a look at this specimen:


This Speedvagen from the Vanilla Workshop comes fully color-matched: from the custom painted Ritchey stem to the custom painted (and masked) ENVE hubs and handlebars



Equipped with a Campagnolo Super Record 11 speed drivetrain and ENVE 4.4 SES wheelset (with some very cool gumwall tires)


Speedvagens are known for their forward-thinking touches, such as stainless steel brake bridges and dropouts, and those beautiful curved seat stays:


This Speedvagen was finished in the HollaText paint style in red and light blue, truly a sight to behold


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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

This year’s gift guide introduces some new products that we’re excited to have in the shop! From apparel to bikes, bags to tools, we think this list is pretty comprehensive, hopefully suggesting some ideas the cyclist in your life will love!

Cafe du Cycliste apparel is designed with a South of France state-of-mind, lending itself to a look that you’ll find nowhere else in the industry. We’ve got a great compliment of cold-weather riding gear available for both men and women – we think you’ll be impressed
Cafe du Cycliste Apparel – from $115
Our custom-made camp mugs are the perfect accessory for the bike-packer or drink-drinker in your life (and with the 2 cup discount, maybe keep one for yourself).
NYC Velo Camp Mugs – 1 for $20, 2 for $35
nycvelo_winter_capClimate change-deniers can’t deny that our winter cap is the perfect accessory for our changing climate.
NYC Velo Winter Beanie – $25
The old saying goes “A good hand pump is better than no pump at all,” and Silca has been making the best since 1917.
Silca Pocket Impero hand pump – $120
A good duffle bag is indespensable; whether it’s for travel, business, or just your general, everyday carry needs, you’ll want something that keeps your stuff neat and dry. The Mission Workshop x Carhartt WIP x Pelago collaberation duffel will keep your belongings where they should be and look great at the same time.
Mission Workshop x Carhartt WIP x Pelago duffel bag – $255
Topo Designs makes bags that will put your vintage-70’s camping gear to shame – and it’s all hand-made in Colorado. We’ve got a large selection of their bags in-stock.
Topo Designs backpacks – from $98
Mission Workshop Sansom
Gift certificates are always available in any denomination. Buy your loved one a tune-up or put some money towards a bike for that special someone. The amount is up to you!
NYC Velo Gift Certificate – $1 to $?
Throw it back to the early 90’s and pick up a brand-new, never-ridden frame and fork from your favorite frame builder, Chris Chance. We’ve got a medium Yo-Eddy available for you today!
Team Fat Chance Yo-Eddy 27.5″ frameset – $2500
flat_kitEvery cyclist should have the tools needed to fix a flat tire or make minor adjustments when they’re out on the bike. We’re happy to curate a custom flat repair kit for any bike/biker’s needs. Just stop by and let us know what you need!
Flat Repair Kit (Custom) – from $50
topo_puffer_cardiganMechanic Jay should be in legal trouble for looking this good, and the Topo Puffer Cardigan is the main offender. Warm, stylish, and made in the US.
Topo Design Puffer Cardigan – $230
freight_rucksackFreight Bags are some of the toughest, versatile bags on the planet. Handmade in San Francisco and with a lifetime warranty, these bags are sure to make your favorite messenger/cyclist feel like they can carry the world on their back.
Freight Bags – from $335
fix_it_stickEschew those run-of-the-mill collapsable multi-tools in favor of the Fix It Stick: disassemble flat for storage, then put it together for a simple, well-designed tool with plenty of leverage. Available in several configurations for whatever your needs may be.
Fix It Stick multitool – from $30
Less impressive than giving the gift of sight, but being able to see in harsh sunlight and look good doing it is perhaps the best we can hope for in a holiday gift.
Oakley Latch sunglasses – from $130
Service Manager Philip will tell you, gumwall tires are “so hot right now.” The Vittoria Corsa is the supplest in the game, and will change the way your roadbike feels beneath you. Can you argue with that?
Vittoria Corsa tires – $75
Give the gift of getting away with some bikepacking gear. Whether its seat or handlebar bags from Ortlieb or Revelate, or a superior titanium Vamoots DR from Moots, no trail will be left unridden.
Moots Vamoots DR with SRAM Red22 Hydro – $8599.
Revelate top tube bag – $60
Ortlieb handlebar/seat bag – from $135/$160
Our new bartape will let you carry a little piece of Manhattan along with you wherever your bike takes you. With a tacky texture and some extra padding, your hands will stay comfortable along the way!
NYC Velo Skyline bartape – $28
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Bike of the Week: Colnago Master

This Bike of the Week comes to us from Italy, home of Italian steel, Italian components, and Italian food.


This Colnago Master is outfitted with Campagnolo C Record, including the infamous Delta brakes.


Campagnolo dropouts on the frame indicate the “correct” gruppo to use.


The uniquely-shaped tubing leads down to the BB shell stamped with the Colnago Clubs.

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Bike of the Week: Andrew’s Stainless IF

And now, for another addition of Bike of the Week:


This duo-tone stainless steel roadbike comes to us courtesy of Independent Fabrication of Newmarket, NH.


SRAM Red & Rival components and Zipp 101 wheels complete the look (and performance) of a pure racing thoroughbred.


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The Mission Workshop x Carhart WIP x Pelago Collab

Mission Workshop has been a shop staple at NYC Velo for quite a while, so when we heard about their partnership with not only workwear visionaries Carhartt AND awesome Finn bike-makers Pelago, we couldn’t wait to see what they had in store. And they did not disappoint:

pelago_3 pelago_beaniespelago_jacketpelago_tee pelago_bag

Come check out the apparel and bags at either Manhattan shop, and take a spin on the beautiful Pelago city bike through the East Village. With pieces like these, we’re sure you’ll be impressed.

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New Clothing @ NYC Velo

Cycling kit is important, not just for your physical comfort, but your mental enjoyment; it’s a proven fact that if you look good, your ride will be better. Fact. Below are some of the options we carry in store. Feel free to stop by and see for yourself!



Made here in Manhattan out of some of the best materials available, SAS keeps it fresh and classy with great cuts, awesome prints and colors, and sweet vibes. We carry a full complement of their line at both of our Manhattan stores.



 Out of one of the largest (and arguably best) cycling destinations in the world, the Côte d’Azur near Nice, France, Café du Cycliste has built their brand on serious cycling and serious relaxation. Great colors and a greater fit, combined with pieces that stand out from the mainstream equals a perfect ride. Available at our East Village location.



Created on the expertise and experience of a professional cyclist, Le Col brings high-quality, Italian-made kit into the mix. Focused on obsessive attention to detail and picking the right material for the right job, you;ll be hard pressed to find a better performing piece of cycling apparel than that from Le Col. Currently available at both Manhattan stores.

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Bike of the Week: Independent Fabrication Independence

The Bike of the Week is a steel Independence from Independent Fabrication.  The Independence is, technically, a touring model, though the iteration seen here has been designed for very light/fast touring with an emphasis on successfully completing its day job: fast commuting and group road rides.  The geometry is closer to a standard road bike configuration, though fitting for full racks and fenders exist for gearing up for the open road.  The parts kit includes function forward pieces from SRAM, Thomson, Fizik, Panaracer, and Chris King.  Best yet, this bike is currently for sale at the shop in the East Village!


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Search And Sachs Is Here


What do you get when you mix local New York City apparel makers Search and State with the famous frame-builder and opinion-haver Richard Sachs, and then collaborate with world-renown type founders House Industries?

Introducing the newest collection from our favorite local kit makers. Meet Search and Sachs:





The collection available exclusively at NYC Velo Hell’s Kitchen.