Around The Net – Cycling – March 2016


We love to look around the net and find interesting companies that appear to make cool products.  Today we ventured out looking for cool cycling companies.  Some were new to us and some have been around for quite some time.


Based in London, England, APidura make ultralight rackless cycling packing systems to enable cyclists to travel farther, faster and more comfortably.

APidura make ultralight rackless cycling packing systems

Ortileb Logo

Ortlieb hails from Germany and has been making bicycle and travel bags for more than 30 years.   OrtiebUSA is the exclusive US distributor of Ortlieb Outdoor Gear, Tubus Carrier Systems and Ultralight Bike Mirrors.

Abbey Bike Tools - Precision is our religion

The mission at Abbey Bike Tools is simple, build the best quality bicycle tools on the market.

Abbey Bike Tools - Bicycle Wrench


Based in Japan, Pearl Izumi began with a simply concept.  Make the best cycling gear possible.  Since 1964 Pearl Izumi has been pushing the limits of running, cycling, triathlon and active wear.




Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift IV


SILCA was founded in 1917 by Felice Sacchi just outside of Milan, Italy.  By 2013, SILCA was the oldest company in the bicycle industry to have been continually owned by the same family.  In August of 2013, Claudio Sacchi, grandson of Felice, sold the company to Joshua Poertner.  Rolling into 2014, SILCA headquarters and manufacturing have been moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

SILCA specializes in frame and floor pumps and make some of the best in the world.

Silka HX-ONE Home and Travel Essential kit

SILCA SuperPista Floor Pump

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Tom Crandall

Tom has been writing about running, cycling and fitness since 1988, covering everything from the product reviews to the latest in fitness trends. Tom is the Editor-in-chief of,,, and a few other publications, he began racing in college while getting an Information Resource Management degree at George Mason University. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Austin, Texas, with his wife Kathleen and pug Olaf, Tom enjoys running, walking or riding most every day. Location: Austin, TX USA

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