Matt Bigos’ 2015 race kit is now available for preorder at http://mattbigos.ridesquadra.com!! This is one of my favorite designs so far. Matt had one request that the bibs were black. Easy. From there I sketched out a few ideas. The one I went with is a fade. I haven’t seen too many people use a fade and to make it a little more special I made the the fading my logo. Turned out awesome. As far as the colors go, Matt wanted the Powerbar on the shoulders and it really popped off light blue. All of Matt’s sponsors for 2015 have pretty complicated logo’s so I didn’t add another VH logo other than the fade. I think it really turned out well. The online store for preorder will be open for 3 weeks starting today at http://mattbigos.ridesquadra.com ,Jersey’s are $90 Bib shorts are $125 Speedsuits are $175 Armwarmers are $35 Thanks to Zach at Squadra for helping realize this design. He’s super easy to work with and has a good eye for color. Thanks also to Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus, Powerbar, Engine Ice and Oakley for supporting Matt again this year.
I met Brett and Ashley Richards a couple years back at Interbike and immediately loved them. You know when you meet someone for the first time and it clicks, you think to yourself “I could totally hang out with these two”. With our likeminded approach to Social Media, complete passion of all things cycling and their attention to detail, I thought they would be a great group to team up with. I mentioned that we should do a collar t-shirt. A year later the T hit the shelves and didn’t last long, it was a hit! So we decided to join forces again and design a jersey/bib combo. They picked Army Green as the base color (good choice). I’ve always loved the combo of army green and light blue so I was all in when I heard about green. I hope you enjoy the design!
Jersey’s are $100 and bibs are $125
The online store will be open till 12/28 so you can add this kit to your christmas list!
Back after major demand!! This kit has been a huge hit. I’m so happy, this took awhile to design and get just right. Thanks to Zach at Squadra for helping me sort it out. I have added a wind jacket, featuring black mesh segments on the back and reflective piping. I also have added knee warmers to the store.
Store will be open till 9/28, delivery will be around 6 weeks
Crazy days. The shop is super fun lately. Late nights, difficult bike builds, stressful deadlines… I love it. Here’s a little of whats going on in my mind right now:
Most ridden bike owned: SyCip Javaboy
Beer of choice: Bell’s Oberon
Beverage of choice: Bourbon Revolver
T-shirt on: Culture Brewing Growler
Socks on my feet: VH logo on the left, VH Stripe on the right
Song playing: “Working on a Building” by Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys
It’s been a long process designing this new kit. Yes the layout is the same.. That’s on purpose. I try to keep the Pantone’s the same so you can mix and match. Continuity and simplicity are very important to me but I wanted this one to stand out (or not for that matter). It’s toned down. It’s mostly outlines. I named it “neon” for design purposes, 1. So we could distinguish it in Squadras system and 2. Because it looks like a neon sign to me. I hope you like it…
For men’s jersey’s we are offering them in 3 different cuts:
This is the same cut as our standard gray kit. Not baggy but also not racer cut (see super tight)
This is the same as last year’s race kit, the black kit with the print all over in the background. Pro jersey’s have a mesh back and a super light Lycra everywhere else. The White Limited Issue jersey’s were Pro cut as well.
Club cut is new for us. I original produced this cut for us “man sized” riders that wanted a jersey that had a little more room to breathe. All sizes are available in this one but its a very casual fit.
Womens jerseys are available in Pro only.
Bib shorts are available in 2 cuts, Team cut & Pro cut. Womens bibs will be Pro only. this year we are also offering a matching Wind Vest & Arm Warmers.
These kits will only be available for preorder online at velohangar.ridesquadra.com. The store will be open for 3 weeks ending Monday July 7th so don’t procrastinate!!
Many of you know and love Elliot Reinecke. He will be racing the Pro MTB circuit this year. Sponsored by Focus Bicycles, Giro, ENVE & Velo Hangar, we wanted to design a special kit for him. The Maryland flag is ghost printed in the background. The kit is available in Men’s & Women’s and arm warmer’s plus knee warmer’s. Proceeds go to help Elliot in his racing season (entrance fees, transportation, etc) Go to http://elliot.ridesquadra.com/
GoPro contacted us wanting to film a bike being built from the frame up. Of course the answer was yes, we love building bikes! The bike in question is Todd Ballard’s 2014 Specialized Tarmac SL4 with Shimano Dura Ace 11s. Great build, great vid & a great time! Todd makes an appearance at the end riding up to Double Peak Park in San Marcos, CA.
Thanks to everyone at GoPro, Specialized & Shimano for making this happen!
It that time of year again… We have designed a new LE jersey, this time its based off our “Team” gear (aka the gray kit). The pantones have stayed the same so this jersey will match any of our previous jersey, bibs & accessories. Limited to 50 units these won’t last long. They will only be available online. Type velohangar.ridesquadra.com into your browser.
I have added our gray bib to the online shop so if you want a complete kit that’s the ticket. The jersey is also available in both of Squadra’s fabrics, their Team and Pro. Team is the standard fit whereas Pro is the aero race fit (like last years Black VH kit and the ellusive White Jersey).
The store will be open till November 10th. They make great Holiday presents….
Type velohangar.ridesquadra.com into your browser.