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New Threads

We have some sweet new clothing in stock. Here are a few of our favorite new pieces from Twin Six and Surly- stop by and take a look at more Twin Six stuff, plus goods from Giro and Showers Pass. We don’t stock a ton of clothing, but we think all of it is nice, […]



CX Demo Specials – “Cat up” your bike for Less

More carbon, more discs, more better pricing. Cyclocross season may be almost over, but rain bikes and gravel roads are forevever. We have a few Specialized Crux cyclocross demo bikes for sale. Save hundreds of dollars on a nearly-new bike, with the first scratches pre-installed. Other than imperfect paint, these bikes are in great shape.Sure, […]

Fender Wizards!

We like fenders. We feel that you should like fenders too. Come on, you know you want to. Surrender to the reality of living near a temperate rainforest and do it. Trust us, you’ll like it. To quote former 21st Ave co-worker Tim P. after his first fully-fendered road ride: “I never knew it could […]


Rose Bottles For the Win!

Show your civic pride with some 21st Avenue “Rose City” bottles! Whether you live for the Timbers, stake out a sidewalk spot for the Rose Parade or savor early morning climbs through Washington park, these bottles will help you stay hydrated and stylin’ in equal measure. You should probably buy a set of 6 so […]


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Coastal Bikepacking in Alaska- presentation this Saturday!

Eric Parsons is the owner of Revelate Designs, one of the first bikepacking gear companies to emerge on the market about 10 years ago. Unsurprisingly, he also knows a thing or two about two-wheeled adventures, and he’s going to be sharing some tales from his Alaskan excusrions with us this Saturday from 6-8 pm at […]


Surly 650b Trucker Hott Stuff!

What happens when no one makes the bike you want? Make it yourself. This custom built Surly Disc Trucker evolved from a conversation in the shop about how much the 26″ wheeled Truckers would be with some big 650 wheels and disc brakes. While we were at it, we built it up for a lighter-duty […]

Oregon Bikepacking – from the producers of VeloDirt

We’ve been big supporters of Donnie and VeloDirt for more than a few years, and we’re stoked to see his new project come to life. is a free online guide book and knowledge compendium for anyone wanting the lowdown on the best bikepacking/touring routes in the state. There are a bunch of routes to […]


There were some  beautiful views looking north along lower Trout Creek.

Do the Things You Want to Do

Donnie from Velodirt and I were invited to give a bikepacking presentation at the Northwest Trail Alliance‘s monthly meeting. The slideshow and talk were great but one thing stood out to me during the Q+A session: an abundance of tough to answer questions. “What’s the right tire size?” “What bags are you using?” “Where do […]