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You Need A Friend Like Jake

  Jake Schuppe. Kitsbow Ambassador, bike mechanic, rider, business owner, award-winning mustache contender and possibly one of the nicest guys on the planet. New to the Kitsbow team, Jake is the owner and chief mechanic of Adventure Seekers LLC, helping people fulfill their travel adventure dreams by planning and supporting...

Taking Care Of The Important Places

  As we move into the colder months, the Kitsbow crew has been reflecting on the good times we’ve had this riding season. The joy, the camaraderie, the outstanding dirt, the desert, the mountains, the beer. With that, we remember what makes it all possible. The trails we ride take...

Adventure IS Out There – Pete Thomas

  Although we often romanticize exotic trails in distant locales, the best adventures are often found right outside the back door. This is especially true for Kitsbow Ambassador Pete Thomas, who hails from the recreation wonderland of Whitefish, Montana.   “It’s a good day. A spur-of-the-moment opportunity to go ride...

The Insider Series – The ‘Swamp’ Science of Developing Product

  Product planning is kind of part science, part keeping your eyes open. It doesn’t always happen the same way… Sometimes, a new product need is so obvious, it’s hardly worth committing the idea to a formal brief.   Such was the case with our first product, the SSAM Short....

Tour de Frănks

In the wide world of professional sports, there is no greater spectacle, no single endurance event more renowned than the world’s biggest cycling race. Competitors from all over the world gather in the picturesque countryside to test their mettle in the ultimate battle of two-wheeled prowess with a side of...

NEW – The Radiator Tee V2 & A Look Inside Polartec

The Radiator Tee is our technologically advanced take on the classic tech tee. Polartec® developed PowerDry® fabric to have the look and hand of cotton, but perform better than the typical polyester jersey to keep you cool and comfortable. The Radiator Tee V2 also incorporates Polartec’s innovative, Delta™ fabric, developed...

Ride Fast, Look Faster

Marshall Eames is notorious for rocking the brightest kit on the trails. When you’re as fast as Marsh, you get a pass to wear pretty much whatever you want. The man doesn’t really do subtlety, nor does he go slow. He is a trail assassin, guiding that Kalimotxo-colored trail weapon...

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....

#Wornin

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,...

Threads: Meet Our Partner Schoeller Technologies

Kitsbow is built on passion, innovation, and a driving desire to reshape the mundane. We choose partners who carve out similar goals, ones who redefine the apparel landscape and who, in our partnership, help us craft the tools for long rides, short rides, and in general, any occasion to see the...

Obsessives Profile: Like the Perfect Pour

Dylan Stucki, Durango, Colorado Countless hours of passion are released with the pour of a fresh craft beer, a refined and humble work of art that is an expression of a simple pleasure. A great beer embodies a sense of freedom and escape from the mundane. For the same reason I love a great...

Kitsbow Basics: Don’t Call it a Hat

Ever since former Bicycling magazine editor-in-chief, Bill Strickland, put bicyclists on notice with the hashtag #capsnothats, a movement has been bubbling online (and more importantly, off) to bring the cycling cap back to prominence. And while we have no problem with the trucker, flat-brimmed, or snapback varieties (in fact, they...

Shop Profile: Studio Velo – Mill Valley, CA

For the better part of the last year, the full Kitsbow All Mountain collection has been available at Studio Velo in Mill Valley. From day one, Studio Velo was a natural fit with Kitsbow, as they share our obsession with getting the most out of every pedal stroke on every...

The Mind of an Obsessive: Charlie Cronk

I have always drawn; sketchbook after sketchbook, year after year. I distinctly remember, and perusals through the early drawing pads confirm an intrigue with sports attire and the function, graphics, and movement of it all. I’ll also say that as a kid I always wore, or desired to wear, pretty...

Verve Coffee: A Ritual for Obsessives

As you may have already heard, we have assembled some of most obsessive names in mountain biking to bring you the most obsessive contest in mountain biking. But the scope of the giveaway isn’t limited to just the trail world that we inhabit; we’ve reached out to other obsessive layers...

The Mind of an Obsessive

What does it mean to be obsessive? What drives the insistence on having the very best? We sat down with Zander Nosler — the founder behind Kitsbow, to pick his brain on the origins of obsessiveness; what it takes to create the perfect mountain biking short, and the very mindset...