For proud and passionate sports geeks, ESPN is a daily destination. If you’re really in deep, addicted to highlights, standings, recaps, scores & spreads, the crew at ESPN simply feel like family. This new book chronicles the growth of the ESPN empire, bringing you up close with the key personalities, people who love sports as much as you do.
It’s finally here, the golf ball that won’t slice. Really. This new design uses the simple principles of physics to keep your drives going straight. These balls will make you the star of your next foursome, but there’s one slight catch … they’re illegal. Because they feature an irregular dimple pattern, they are not allowed in tournament play. But hey, are you on the pro tour?
One for the road? How about wine for the road? This handmade bike wine rack is constructed with vegetable-tanned leather and brass fasteners for a retro-Euro look that goes great with an afternoon wine buzz. Proudly made in Montreal and adjustable to fit 3 sizes of bottles.
These are golf shoes. More specifically, they’re a street-inspired luxury golf sneaker. If you spaz so hard to get on the links that you can’t even make time to pull a Mr. Rogers, these are for you. When you’re trying to squeeze in 9 on your lunch hour, every second counts, right?
Some cyclists pretend everyday is another stage on the Tour de France; spandex, goo, bootie covers and all. Others of us, break up the training schedule with some bike commuting or simple transportation. For these recovery days, Timberland has a shoe. It looks like a normal loafer while you stroll, but when you saddle up the specially-designed sole supports your feet for pedaling.
The annoying thing about most digital watches is figuring out which buttons to push to get the info you want. The touchscreen on Garmin’s new watch/wrist computer eliminates the button BS. Swipe through various screens with ease, even in the middle of a run or cardio class. With about 500 features, the Forerunner will track your workouts in a variety of ways, helping you train smarter – not just harder.
Whether you’re hanging a rare classic frame for display or getting your daily driver off the living room floor, your bike will look sweet perched upon this custom, made-to-order, birch veneer bike rack from Made In Brooklyn Design. The man behind every MIB creation is former pro BMXer turned artisan, Jeff Mayer, so yeah, it’s legit.
Beer & bicycles go together like peanut butter & jelly. That’s why this seat-mounted bottle opener is so unquestionably genius. Think about it: ride to store, get sixer of Microbrews, ride away. But then, you get to the park or the beach and … start looking for something to pry the lids open? That’s lame. Mount this handmade, stainless steel opener under your seat and be prepared everywhere you roll.
We all want long balls, right? The new RAZR Hawk driver from Callaway will supposedly make this dream come true. We say “supposedly” because there is, of course, the human element (your swing). But with forged composite technology, the sweet spot just got a lot bigger & easier to find.
Lots of car brands have teamed up with bike builders to create some sort of hybrid marketing showpiece. Most of the time the bikes are pretty lame. Not the case with this collaboration between Audi and Portland-based custom frame builders, Renovo. They make bike frames exclusively from wood. Yes, wood. It’s lighter than aluminum and smoother on the bumps. They’re offering three models: a city, sport & road bike style. More info here.