The fellas at Kitsbow are known for being high-end textile connoisseurs, and to announce their foray in the casual commuter genre, they created a video documenting the best dirt you can find in San Francisco. Although it shows a bit more than you could reasonably cover on your way to work, (while still getting there on time) it’s a photogenic slice of the amazing terrain hidden in the 7×7.
Not shown: the long stretches of pavement required to link up the good stuff. I work in SF, and this is the highlight of my lunch time rides, minus the 40 minutes of city riding to and fro.
Their new jeans look pretty dialed too. Although they’re considerably more expensive than many other cycling specific jeans, based on the fabric content, they look to be long wearing. The 80% cotton, 17% Cordura nylon, 3% lycra blend should provide stretch, and the cordura nylon blend should help with recovery and durability. Most cycling jeans we’ve tested feature a cotton-polyester-lycra mix, and require gusseting in the seat area or get blown out after a season of frequent riding.
Other details include a four piece curved waist band, reflective elements hidden under the cuff, an interior gusset and an unique seam in the knee area for improved articulation. Like other items from Kitsbow, the obsessive attention to detail will cost you. $230 to be exact.
Check it out: Kitsbow Drifter Jean