Journal

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    Winter kits for all conditions

    Optimize your gear to suit the setting. We suggest these battle-tested combinations for your winter missions. Wind Jacket + Merino Base Short + Haskell Short + The Icon Shirt + Merino Ride Tee Wind vest + Long Sleeve A/M Jersey + Adjustable A/M Short + Merino Knee Warmers Mixed Shell Jacket + Power Wool™ Base + A/M Knicker + Merino Knicker Base Short + Kitsbow Scarf Coleman Valley Bib Short + Geysers’ Jersey + Sleeveless Baselayer + Road Arm Warmers + Road Knee Warmers + King Ridge Windbreaker

    January 12, 2017

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    To Shave…Or Not To Shave…Yuri ponders the question.

      Regular readers of the Journal are familiar with Yuri Hauswald as a Kitsbow Ambassador, pro endurance athlete, and good-humored man-about-town at numerous gravel, road and mountain bike events. But there’s one thing about Yuri that you may not know. “During my collegiate lacrosse career at Cal Berkeley, no one did it. We were a bunch of meatheads knocking the shit out of each other with sticks, but no one was on the program. When I transitioned to racing bikes, having my ass handed to me on a regular basis in the Sport category, it definitely wasn’t being done. However, […]
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    January 3, 2017

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    2016 In Review

    Thanks for the memories 2016! These are some of our favorite moments captured this year by our friends and family.

    December 31, 2016

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    Kitsbow Festivus – LET’S RUMBLE!

      Happy Festivus, Georgie! Getting ready for the holidays can be tough. So, why not channel our inner Costanza and make the most out of the holiday that brings us joyous occasions such as ‘Feats of Strength’ and ‘The Airing of Grievances’? Won’t you rumble with us? Feats of Strength – We’re giving away a pair of Kitsbow Gloves with any purchase over $250! Use code: FESTGLOVES       Airing of Grievances – Email Christine with your Kitsbow biking Grievance to get a discount on Kitsbow gear! Have that friend who’s always holding up your ride? Waiting too long […]
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    December 14, 2016

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    Destination Alaska – Sam Schultz

      Kitsbow Ambassador Sam Schultz has been on and off the road in his newly acquired Sprinter. Most recently, he and his girlfriend, Emily returned from their two month adventure through Alaska and Canada. Before he hit the road again last week for another 6 months, we were lucky enough to hear some details from their trip! Tell us about your van setup. What are the essentials for van life? What worked well, or didn’t, about your rig for life on the road? “The van is a 2004 Freightliner Sprinter. I bought it used and already built for adventures by […]
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    December 5, 2016

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    Kitsbow and the Grasshopper

     Kitsbow is proud to have ambassadors who are involved in the mountain bike community locally and across the country. Meet Kitsbow’s newest ambassador Miguel “Mig” Crawford. Miguel’s life has revolved around the bike since 1988, when he sold his first car to buy a Stumpjumper. Every weekend he swapped commuter skinnies for burly knobbies and spent days buried in the Arcata, California redwoods. In the summers he rigged his mountain bike for touring and spent several weeks camped out on the north coast. After a brief detour to Colorado by way of Oregon and Idaho, ‘Mig’ realized that Sebastopol was […]
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    November 28, 2016

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    Turkeys and Wheelies

    Done with all your ‘Honey-Do’s’? Waiting for the turkey to hit the table? Here’s some inspirational ‘Tips & Tricks’ from Kitsbow Ambassadors, Jeff Kendall-Weed and Wes Shirey to help kill time on Thanksgiving day.   Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Kitsbow!  

    November 24, 2016

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    Thanksgiving Cooking OFF-the-Road

      Private chef team & Kitsbow Ambassadors, Zander Ault and Heidi Rentz from The Cyclist’s Menu make a living cooking for cyclists on the road. This Thanksgiving, they show us how to park the van, hit the gravel, and be that neighbor everyone loves by bringing savory, local side dishes for us all to enjoy. Whether your in the kitchen or cooking dinner by campfire in The Canyonlands (just sayin…), you’ll be able to impress! Here’s how Zander and Heidi are doing it. “For this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, we’re staying home and celebrating the incredible local foods that are produced […]
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    November 18, 2016

  • Kitsbow & Pendleton. Raising the perfect blend.

    From farm, to you. Take a look inside at the farm and family who ranch the wool for our Icon shirts. Kitsbow is a proud partner of Pendleton Woolen Mills and the family heritage behind our product. Watch the story below. Pendleton Heritage: Umatilla Wool from Pendleton Woolen Mills on Vimeo.

    November 18, 2016

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    Out There – Rangers of the Great Divide

      Wyoming’s Red Desert contains an expansive and lonely area known as the Great Basin. Although the rolling and hills and spartan features make for relatively easy travel, the area has been long been a formidable obstacle due to it’s lack of water and fierce winds.  Kitsbow #obsessives and Rangers, Laura and Katie face the challenges, anxieties and . . . joys, of crossing the Great Basin during their bike trip along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail. Katie and Laura have been good friends and neighbors in East Palo Alto, California and decided to submit an application together in […]
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    November 15, 2016