A few months back, while Marin was still being subjected to heavy rains on the daily, we heard that the riding far away in Fruita, Colorado was pretty decent (re: “incredible”), where it stayed dry almost year-round. We’d also heard that the town’s annual Fat Tire Festival was a springtime “must-experience” in the world of mountain biking. So with a relatively quiet number of weeks immediately following the Sea Otter Classic, we decided it was high time to make the long drive out to Colorado, take in the festival, and see what Fruita riding was all about. Fruita is a [...]
Our new Mixed Shell Jacket was born out of necessity: it's an essential piece of gear that you'd be remiss for riding without, especially in these "off-season" periods. From the first stitch to the final packaging, construction of the Kitsbow Mixed Shell Jacket is spread across over 30 different steps and nearly two hours on the production floor at Tamoda.
We were recently invited by the Mob boys to join up with an event they were hosting with Pivot Bicycles, who was sending a trailer packed with Mach 5.7 and 429 Carbon demo bikes through town. Having just come off an extremely wet trip to the Pacific Northwest, we jumped at the chance to soak up some Ventura County sunshine and get our own demo fleet of A/M Shorts dirty in the process.
As you may have noticed, our SASTAN Jersey and Soft Shell A/M Shorts are a bit more than your average trail kit. Perhaps your reaction to the pricing even compelled you to wax poetic about it on your favorite social media channel, and that's fine, we don't blame you. Can't say we didn't see it coming. Still, if we could impart the one thing that we feel most strongly about, it's that Kitsbow is not merely expensive for the sake of being expensive. We love mountain biking, and could certainly express that love by offering another price-conscious jersey or short made overseas from standard-issue materials and processes. However, we believe this to be an avenue with few stones left unturned.
We’re well aware that the Kitsbow online experience hardly does justice to the amazing feel of our SASTAN mountain bike Jersey fabric, or the excellent fit of our Soft Shell A/M Shorts. That’s why the the Kitsbow Sprinter will be stretching its legs and hitting the road this Saturday, November 10 for our second demo event. Just a short drive from Kitsbow’s Larkspur office, our friends at Sunshine Bicycles in Fairfax are hosting an Ibis Demo Day, and have been kind enough to invite us along. So as you wait to swoon over the Mojo HD or agonize over whether [...]
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