rapha-bikes-collection

If you are unfamiliar with Rapha they produce top of the line biking gear, so when they decided to make the foray into actually manufacturing bikes they wisely turned to some of the leading frame builders around.  It’s like a celebrity deciding to create their own clothing line and getting Paul Smith to help out (oh wait, Rapha did that too).  The Rapha Bicycle Collection features four different rides each unique in purpose and each crafted by one of four different frame building masters.  There’s the “Every Day” bike from Beloved, the “Continental” from Ira Ryan and Tony Pereira, the “XS” from Independent Fabrication, and the “XCR” from Cinelli.  The bikes all share a Rapha color palette and look sleek without being flashy.  They’ll be available for two years so you’ve got a little bit of time to decide which one you want – or get all four if you’re crazy rich.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.