• Free Gift with Purchase

    Free Gift with Purchase

      Need some new kit to inspire early season rides? Some say ours is the best. Shop now at and receive a free gift (or three) and see for yourself! All orders get a free graphic tee shirt. ($30 value). Order over $200 and get a pair of performance socks ($35 value). If you order over $500, we’ll add a base layer top ($85 value).  You only have until March 31, so get on it!  At checkout you will be prompted to provide your size request. Promotion valid on orders from March 24, 2015 at 12:01 am (PST) until March 31, 2015 at 11:59 […]
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    March 24, 2015

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    It’s all about the base

      Words from Charlie Cronk, our lead designer, stylist, and eloquently sophisticated creative director on the elusive subject of “the base” and how it has dominated music, ancient clothing design, and technical apparel systems. It’s All About The Base Although I agree with Meghan Trainor, that’s not the base I’m here to talk about. I want to share some thoughts on base layers. But since music is everything for me, humor me for a second… The bass is the instrument that gives music its genre, its moves, its style. Whether funk, rock, or jazz, the bass is the foundation of […]
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    March 12, 2015

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    Oh, Delicious Daylight

    Inspiring words from our founder, scholar, and gear guru Zander Nosler as he ushers in the new season and another amazing year of riding bikes. ——————— March 8 is the official end/beginning of daylight savings time. And you know what that means. Another hour of delicious daylight to spend on a bike, on a trail, or otherwise enjoying the outside! During my 10 years in Seattle, the cherry blossoms or the increasing existence of daylight when I left work, were the most profound markers of the seasons. They meant the return of mountain biking and the possibility of after-work rides. […]
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    March 7, 2015

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    Introducing the Alpha Snap Jacket

    An insulated jacket is essential in any person’s wardrobe. The Alpha Snap Jacket is our take on this go-to garment for when the mercury falls… To make a jacket that worked equally well on- and off-the-bike we melded the highest performance materials with our urban, clean-lined style and tailored fit. The core of the Alpha Snap Jacket is insulation developed for the United States Special Forces – Polartec® Alpha – an advancement in adaptable, breathable insulation. Alpha’s “magic” comes from it’s ability to breathe and efficiently transport moisture without sacrificing durability, while continuing to perform after heavy wear and repeated laundering. […]
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    February 18, 2015

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    Zander Nosler, Founder of Kitsbow Mountain Bike Wear shares his unique perspective on quality and products standing the test of time. There are a few products in my life (mostly in the #EveryDayCarry genre) that have just gotten better with age. My iPhone, my pocket knife, and my denim. Yeah, that’s right, my iphone. I’m pretty careful with that ridiculously useful piece of tech, but I don’t put it in a case, either. And the iPhone 5 is the first iPhone that took a patina of use with some grace. For that reason, it’s my favorite iPhone they’ve designed. Minor […]
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    January 15, 2015

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    Kitsbow Mountain Bike Apparel’s Join The #Obsessives Giveaway

    Join the #ObsessivesGiveaway   At Kitsbow mountain bike apparel, we obsess over all things bike, great design, innovation, and of course the ride.  Enter a photo of what makes you an obsessive… the perfect load out, the conquered climb, your workshop, your morning coffee. Tag @Kitsbow and use #ObsessivesGiveaway to enter. You may be rewarded with Obsessive gear worth over $1,200 which includes the NEW low-pressure pump from SILCA.      

    December 1, 2014

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    History of Cycling Clothing

    When the “safety bicycle” turned up replacing the big wheelers of the 1800’s, cycling became accessible for the first time. And before long, people were racing. Athletic competition often drives innovation and at the dawn of cycling as a competitive sport, most cycling clothing was wool. It was scratchy, and when it got soaked it fit like a saggy sack, but was faster drying and more comfortable than cotton nevertherless. The first big evolution occurred when Armando Castelli, Italian tailor turned clothing manufacturer, introduced silk jerseys in the 40’s. Castelli was primarily making a functional improvement to help racers go […]
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    November 14, 2014

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    Across The Great Divide

    Guest Blogger, Matt McLoone, shares about his 2,765 mile mountain bike adventure down the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route with Brett Ziegler’s, which put their Kitsbow gear through the test. – – Ever since we met in photo school over 8 years ago, we have talked about an epic adventure. Having the idea in the back of our heads for so long, we finally just had to get out and do it. So on August 19, we arrived in Banff, Canada, and set about putting our bikes together and gathering last minute supplies. That day we would embark on our grand […]
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    November 7, 2014

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    Welcoming new Obsessive Ava Frances

    One of the reasons we got into making mountain biking apparel is because of great experiences with products we really love and companies that were doing things right. Those moments are inspiring. Our goals for Kitsbow come from wanting to create those kinds of experiences. So, when we received this letter from our customer, Andy, it really made our hearts sing. This is one of those letters that fuels us ever onward. Read Andy’s letter below. ————————       Kitsbow Team: As a relatively new business, I’m sure you wonder what impact your work has on your customers. I […]
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    November 3, 2014

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    The Photographer

      Obsessions run deep and can be pervasive. And in our line of work a lot comes down to presentation, so we definitely obsess about photography. We appreciate how high quality shots can accentuate the beauty of the ride, capture the emotion of the moment, and show off the fruit of our labor. It’s funny how things can come together, and in our pursuit for the best visual representation of Kitsbow we were juggling the usual factors: photographer, location and subjects. Suddenly we thought, “picturesque place to ride, home of a great outdoor photographer, willing riders…. Wait – that’s Park […]
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    October 30, 2014