Peloton Rolltop 4.0 – Changelog

The Peloton rolltop, our flagship backpack has seen many improvement over the past years, these may not be major nor even visible at a glance, most of these improvements are mainly under the hood, but some are more visible than others, we’ve highlighted some of those improvements below.

 

1. The closure system of the quick access organizer pockets have been changed from velcros to water repellent zipper, beside improving the water repellency of said compartment, it also adds depth to the compartments, effectively increasing its capacity.
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2. We eliminate the outer sidewall pocket, reasons being: one, there are too many panels and moving parts, and thus difficult to make that pocket waterproof, and two it’s clunky to access as you have to release the side compression straps first. by removing this pocket, we can confidently say that all of the outer pockets are highly water resistant while the inner main compartment is completely waterproof, also the aforementioned additional capacity of the quick access organizer compartment should compensate for the removal of this pocket.

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3. We changed the inner lining to a fabric that is as water repellent, yet much lighter than the nylon ripstop we used on the previous gen, combined with the 1000D CORDURA® outer, basically makes the bag completely waterproof without having to add unnecessary weight.

 

4. The suspended delicate (crush-free) pocket is changed to a transparent mica material so you can see what’s in it.transparent anti crush-free pocket

5. The small grommet hole takes a while to drain water, risking water to accumulate on the pocket and eventually seeping in from the bottom stitchings of the outer pocket and into the inside of the bag, ever since the Peloton 3.0  those prone areas has been seam-sealed, and we also change the grommet hole to a sturdy mesh so that water drains instantly.06---Side-mesh-closeup

6. Based on our observations, people wear their backpacks in different heights, and making the lowerback padding thicker means it comfortable in only one height (when the lower padding is aligned with the lumbar), we want to make it equally comfortable no matter how high or low the user wears the bag on their backs, so we made the back paddings equal in thickness.even-EVA-back-padding

7. Laptops can now be accessed from the quick side access pockets as the laptop compartment has a velcro opening on the side.

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8. A new incognito passport-sized pocket against the backIncognito---passport-sized-back-pocket

Before 2014

So the new year’s around the corner, and looks like some great things are ahead of us, but as always around these times of the year, it makes you want to look back at what’s happened and see how far we’ve come. Here’s a few moments from the past  that hopefully will be recreated and bettered in 2014.

More pics after the break!


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Team AWOL: Transcontinental Race Part 03

Transconintal Race Teaser:

 

Specialized AWOL: Transcontinental Race Part 03

“3,200 km on a bike from London to Istabul. Why? Just because. Recep Yesil and Erik Nohlin tackle The Transcontinental Race armed only with their AWOL’s and the determination to finish.”

So the third series out of four of the Specialized AWOL team’s epic journey across Europe  is out, you can watch part one and two here:

 

MELONS, TRUCKS & ANGRY DOGS – Epis. I

MELONS, TRUCKS & ANGRY DOGS – Epis. II

 

i must say these are one of the best bicycle adventure documentary series i’ve ever seen, and that’s saying a lot cause there are many good ones out there, it really captures the emotional roller coaster of the two riders, we can almost mirror their feeling of both physical pain and by contrast, the euphoric sense of achievement on each stop they reach, after all this is what cycling journeys are all about, it’s about conquering yourself, testing your physical and psychological limit to the fullest while enjoying an amazing view along the way.

 

these videos makes me want to go on another long distance adventure, #epicride14 anyone?

 

 

AARN 144#47 & 144#49 Track Chainrings in stock at Prolly

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Great news for you guys who’ve always wanted to get an AARN chainring but were always too late, Prolly is currently stocking a bunch of the chainrings, available in black or silver, with the option of 47T and 49T rings. Supposedly they’ve made a couple of hundred rings, but if you want one, I suggest not waiting too long as these fantastic rings have a history of becoming sold out real quick. Get ’em here.

 

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Welcome to Life Behind Bars

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Forever imprisoned behind the bars, forced to live a life of wind running through your hair, sweat dripping down your face, legs churning without an end in sight, slipping in and between cars, motorcycles, and busses, getting off the saddle to push, push, push up those hills, the rain stinging your eyes, the road unforgiving, the horizon beckoning but never nearer…

A life sentence of pure, unabashed, joy.

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