This past Saturday, I helped my dude Edson throw an uphill sprint race in Elysian Park for the Chrome_20 pop up shop and our homie Kenny flew in for a hours to shoot this rad edit and give out some swag. Head to Head sprint racing til there was one victor, Anthony Z from GSS/ Unknown! So stoked for that yung buck, he beat some heaters to get that win, solid work. There’s still plenty more events coming out of the Chrome_20 pop up shop (alleycat this weekend and a closing race the weekend after this one), plus damn good deals on rad Chrome bags and gear until it closes on the 22nd!
Chrome and O20 have teamed up to bring you a Chrome pop up shop. It opens this Friday with a opening party and a #foorace thrown by my man Alvin! Then continues over the next few weeks with more then a few fun events happening, peep the flyer and head over to Chrome for more details!
Chrome has released a new line, BLCKCHRM and it looks good. The base material of the new BLCKCHRM series is Hypalon; which was originally created to meet the needs of U.S. Coast Guard rescue rafts. Hypalon will show wear, so however you thrash it or baby it, it will reflect that and you will know it’s your bag, by your use. Pretty cool.
Chrome Ballistic Army Belts can hold 3000 pounds and they’re stronger than leather. Linked them together to rappel down fire escapes or simply hold up your pants.
Chrome’s Ike now comes in black. I have the Ike and it’s amazing. I wore it in Alaska during winter last year with just a long sleeve underneath and I was perfectly warm or I paired it with a hoodie and was good to go on those colder days up north. The Ike packs a punch and now it’s in black. Be still my heart.
Billy sent these over from Chrome and I’m stoked to see that these are now available for sale (I’m a big fan of the Chrome Merino line). I peeped the Merino Cobra pullover and Merino Cobra full zip at Interbike last month, I currently own the Cobra Hoodie and love it, but the hood sometimes gets in the way while riding with a bag, so I was happy to see that a hood-less version was in the works. Plus, having a pullover or full zip option is always a great choice. For myself I would go with the pull over style, since I already have more then a few zip up sweaters, but those lack the warmth a pull over provides.
I agree with Kris from Lockedcog, Chrome had and has had the best booth at Interbike in the urban cycling game, for the last few years. It’s a spot to eat, chill see friends and great products. It’s really about getting a break from the chaos that is a trade-show and Chrome supplies that much needed break, while showing off their new wares. The forged rubber process was one that I observed over and over again. Enjoy this edit by Lockedcog of what we got to enjoy being made right in front of us every day at Interbike.
Chrome has released their next line of city inspired bags, this time it’s from Berlin!
The third issue of Chromes City Series is inspired by Berlin. Yah, we know, Berlin is not in Bavaria and they don’t wear lederhosen, but Berlin embraces all. It’s a mash up of epic proportions. Our Berlin City Series is made with water resistant “felted” polyester that feels like a wool German Army blanket and embossed suede reminiscent of traditional German workwear (aka, lederhosen). The inside has our very own Bavarian inspired needlework print. The hardware is finished with an antique brass finish. Prost!