Collaborations in cycling are found around almost every corner, offering the bike lover a twist on the ordinary. Here are a few recent collaborations that caught Cyclr's discerning eye.
Bagaboo x Blind Chic
Learn more about Blind Chic x Bagaboo HERE
Derkes x Kennedy City Bicycles Bag
Described by James Kennedy as a “thoroughly British accessory for the city cyclist”, the single strap roll-top design draws cues from conventional bicycle design while the leather straps and brass rivets offer a more vintage design aesthetic. The bag itself is composed of durable english natural waxed cotton, which repels water from entering the main compartment. Side pockets fastened by honey leather straps maximise storage space, where details like the inside laptop sheath and exterior reflective labels, offer the practicalities becoming of an everyday cycling bag. Learn more at the Dereks x Kennedy City Bicycles HERE
Foffa Bikes x Senhor Prudencio
A collaboration between a London-based bike brand and a Portuguese fashion brand doesn’t immediately strike me as a match made in heaven for a cycling bag. But if I’ve learnt anything from Foffa Bikes over the years, is that when it comes to design they know what they’re doing. Penciled for release early 2015, the Foffa Bikes x Senhor Prudencio leather designer frame bag aims to be the ultimate practical bag for commuting, made with enough space for a laptop, books, and some shopping. Learn more about Foffa Bikes HERE Learn more about Senhor Prudencio HERE
Pensa and Horse Cycles
Produced for the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project, creative agency Pensa and Horse Cycles come together to offer their answer to cycling in urban environments, the Merge. The Brooklyn based firms aimed to create a bike that pushed functionality and practical concerns – compact and versatile, inspired by the unfriendly roads of NYC. Featuring a USB charging port, retractable rear fender, recessed lighting, an electricity generating front hub and a clever foldable bike rack, the Merge looks to integrate its handy features seamlessly into the frame.
Tokyo Morvelo CC
Tokyo Morvélo CC is a unique collaboration between London cycle store Kinoko Cycles and Brighton-based clothing company Morvélo. Tokyo Morvelo CC encompasses their combined passion for cycling and racing and welcomes people who, like them, feel that a traditional cycle club doesn't cater for them. Learn more about the collection HERE
Panda Bicycles x Marc JacobsLimited Edition Bamboo Bicycle
This season, Marc Jacobs teams up with Panda Bicycles on a series of steel-lugged bamboo bicycles made in Fort Collins, Colorado. Set to hit select Marc by Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs boutiques worldwide this week at a price point of $5,000 each, the bike is based on a traditional porteur-style bicycle complete with fenders and a full Velo Orange component list. The collection features five different colours, with two of each color available worldwide for a total of 10 bikes.
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