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Posts tagged: Sprinter van

Fiber to Farm: Mountain Biking the Cashmere Trail in Nepal

Corinne Prevot, founder and owner of Skida, a headwear company known for its fresh and vibrant prints, invited friends Katy Kirkpatrick and Lani Bruntz to join her cashmere pilgrimage to Nepal with mountain bikes. From the factory visits in Kathmandu to the search for Chyangra goats in the Mustang Region...

This Van is an Island

Drive around in a Sprinter. Ride bikes. Take pictures. Poke the keys on a laptop. Sleep, when possible. Burritos, three meals a day. Life on the road is the life of the Kitsbow “van man,” as I’m affectionately referred to when in the office. Since you’ve maybe already met our...

Once Upon a Time in the California Frontier (Keyesville Classic)

Unlike the vast majority of sporting lore, the story of mountain biking is relatively young. One could even say that the torch has yet to be completely passed from its pioneers to a new generation. Even at this young age, there are very few mountain biking events in the United...

A Preamble to Life on the Road

Kitsbow is in the enviable position of planning a trip spanning five consecutive months of summer vacation aboard a full-sized, self-sustaining Mercedes Benz Sprinter van stocked with all our bikes and photography gear. But even as intoxicating as the thought of sending this adventure-mobile off into the wild expanse of...

December Demo at The Mob Shop

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...

Shaking Hands with Steeplechasers

It may say “Kitsbow Mountain Bike Wear” on the side of our Sprinter van, but our love of riding is non-denominational. Nowhere is this more evident than the glorious Autumn bastard child of cyclocross. Yes, these roadie hardmen should probably be riding mountain bikes, but it’s the “wrong-tool-for-the-job” challenge that...

Kitsbow, Ibis, and Your Neighborhood LBS

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...