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Today in Gear: July 23, 2015

Brooklyn Bicycle Co.’s new fixie, the memoir of a 1960s surfer, Microsoft’s new Send app and more.


Brooklyn Bicycle Co.’s new fixie, the memoir of a 1960s surfer, Microsoft’s new Send app and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Wythe

With the idea of creating a fixed-gear bike in the $500 price category featuring the highest-grade parts they could, Brooklyn Bicycle Co. introduces the Wythe. The company’s first fixie model, the Wythe includes a 4130 Chromoly frame and fork, precision sealed-bearing high-flange hubs and front and rear quick-release V-brakes. The best feature of the bike, though, is the Kenda 700 x 26 Black Tires with K-Cap anti-puncture protection. It’s rare to see a fixed-gear bike in this category spec’ed with such quality tires. You can rest easy knowing that the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Wythe will get you to work and back in style and comfort.

Buy Now: $499

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

The life of a surfer in the 1960’s is little understood. William Finnegan’s memoir is a glimpse into such a world, featuring stories of waves, drugs, adventures and friendships.

Buy Now: $15

Microsoft Outlook Send

Microsoft’s newest release from the skunk works that is Microsoft Garage. The Send app is designed to make sending quick emails an expedited and streamlined process.

Learn More: Here

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Sweatshirt

Familiar materials and classic colors come together with the latest running shoe technology for New Balance’s latest release.

Buy Now: $120

Sixpoint 4Beans

The long awaited sequel to Sixpoint’s famed 3Beans. This imperial porter comes in at 10% abv and features vanilla beans, a coffee infusion, cacao nibs, toasted Romano beans, coconut sugar and sarsaparilla root to top it all off.

Learn More: Here

Roland Sands Design Bristol Jacket

The newest motorcycle jacket from Roland Sands Design. Top-grain cowhide, an aggressive riding fit, power-stretch back shoulder panels and stretch-panel sleeve inserts make this one of the best jackets RSD has released yet.

Buy Now: $580

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

The 8 Best Headlamps for Any Adventure

Keep your hands free and your eyes on the trail with these capable headlamps. You’ll never use a flashlight again. Read the Review

5 Best Cruiser Skateboards

Kickflips and ollies aren’t requirements to coasting. They’re now a viable commuting option. We’ve broken down the best commuting boards, all American made, into categories to better coalesce your eclectic needs. Read the Review

Noteworthy Reads

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