When Soigneur Magazine commissioned us to create a profile of four individuals that make the Tour de France the most prestigious and remarkable cycling race ever, we decided to feature four TDF Fans.
"Go poke the Queen’s guards. That’s funny."
Congrats to Patrick Walford and the other winners!
LA Sweat comes together for a pre-Tulsa Team Building sesh.
Manual for Speed commissioned Michiel Schuurman to create a visual representation of PSYCLING.
In light of recent events at this year’s Tulsa Tough Category 3 race, we would like to issue the following statement.
Continuing the tradition started with our MFS Artist Residency in 2015, MFS commissioned four artists to obliterate the rules of cycling kit design.
We asked Team Sky's Tour de California roster to help us dial-in our Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) with a trip to Ocean Beach for some surfing.
Puppy love, honeymoon phase, whatever you want to call it—it's inspiring and uplifting to see.
Any bicycle race has it's share of locals who just want to see what the hubbub is all about.
We've all seen 'em, we all love 'em.
Sometimes hired by the organizers, sometimes unwitting spectators—but always around.
An apology and some thoughts about Wednesday's post.
The mysterious, camouflaged amateurs who dot the shoulder of roads across the world.
The kind of chiller we all want to be when we grow up.
The Traffic Cop is as much a PRR staple as the cyclists themselves.
Read on for our 2017 calendar.
One of our first chiller-related observations was the overwhelming number of Women with Small Dogs.
OK, OK, stop pestering us. We're bringing it back.
Looking back at the results of MFS Kit Series #1: Surprise Me!
Is it your duty as a cyclist to buy this jersey and help fund the future of cycling? To in effect televise this revolution? To be a changemaker? To spread the word? Yes, yes it is.
If you think cycling looks like the Greatest Spectacle on Earth, you should hear it.
The final update to our Most Animal competition from France. Plus, some Stinky Moments!
Le Spectacle is a organism, it is an ecosystem, it is an entire world—every year it hatches in the beginning of July and for nearly the entire month the world stands in rapt attention as this massive event cavorts, parades, and churns through Europe.
The second update to our Most Animal competition from France. Plus, some Stinky Moments!
Obviously we want to celebrate SNACKS and all they do for us; and the best way to celebrate something is to put it on a t-shirt.
After a long and, at times, turbulent negotiation with A.S.O., Manual for Speed is proud to announce the introduction of the Tour de France Most Animal Classification Jersey.
You are encouraged to purchase this shirt, not just for yourself but for your friends and family, for your neighbors or for some stranger on the street.
Speed is fluid, Speed is bright, Speed is exciting and Speed is forever new!
This is the world’s first accurate, physical representation of Light Speed.
Presented by the 2016 Manual for Speed Surprise Me! Kit. With writing by Klaus & illustration by Thomas Slater.
Presented by the 2016 Manual for Speed Surprise Me! Kit. With writing by Klaus.
Surprise!!! We still have stories to tell from the Cobble Goblins Campaign!
In an effort to better understand the Greatest Spectacle on Earth we thought we'd start by gaining a better understanding of ourselves.
MFS collaborated with Dehen 1920 to create One-Of-A-Kind-Official Manual for Speed Correspondent Jackets.
Dream on with Zerp Rainone.
"The darkest section of the race is also the fastest."
Kiel Reijnen is going to the World Tour (finally).
Free hats at the 2015 TDF.
The Manual for Speed Artist Residency welcomes Zio Ziegler, featuring his Summer 2015 Kit.
In an effort to demonstrate and showcase the necessary role Fan Art plays in the culture of Road Racing we collaborated with Specialized and Sam Taylor to create a collection of TDF All-Stars.
The Manual for Speed Artist Residency welcomes Karan Singh, featuring his Summer 2015 Kit.
The Manual for Speed Artist Residency welcomes Sigrid Calon, featuring her Summer 2015 Kit.
The way we see it, Cycling Kit is an opportunity for Elevated Personal Expression. As such, we’re proposing a complete break from the hegemonic monotony of Corporate Body Advertising. Rather than being an unwilling participant in some Business Company’s fall product campaign, why not express your own aesthetic, an aesthetic that says culture counts, style counts and Goddamnit, art counts.
The Manual for Speed Artist Residency welcomes Mike Perry, featuring his Summer 2015 Kit.
The Manual for Speed Artist Residency welcomes Jerry Inscoe, featuring his Summer 2015 Kit.
In this episode of YO! MFS Cribz, Manual for Speed has been granted exclusive and unprecedented access in the Los Angeles area homes of five seasoned pros to catch a glimpse of their decadent SoCal lifestyles.
What better way to say “I support our dudes,” then with a t-shirt that say’s “Support our Dudes”?
After the race, we went on a tour of downtown Tulsa. On a weekend, downtown Tulsa appears to be an empty post-apocalyptic movie set. Or maybe everyone is just in church.
Manual for Speed is headed to the Golden State!
We asked Laura Fletcher, Amber Meier, Jordan Reijnen and Melissa Van Zyl for their top attractions, spots and tips for visitors to Girona.
An inside look at the luxurious lairs of the world's best and most interesting athletes.
An unguided tour of a pro cyclist's former Girona residence.
An inside look at the luxurious lairs of the world's best and most interesting athletes.
Pro cycling SUPERSTAR! and world renowned author Phil Gaimon was spotted in the offseason strolling along New York’s East River in the midst of a kasual tryst with cyclist girlfriend Jen Whalen.
Everyone in Argentina gets around on two wheels: moms, dads, kids, grandmas, grandpas, cops, robbers, everybody.
After reading our Tour de San Luis Día Dos report, Dan Chabanov demanded a selfie with Pippo and Luca.
Media, athletes, bike dealers and celebrities from around the world descended upon the world-renowned IAC building in NYC on January 7th for the launch, and now fans can join in on the excitement online.
Catch a ride with the world's best!
MFS is proud to honor the Proud Pandas of the Surprise Me! Edition RFTD Kit Team!
An Open Thank You Letter to the Dreamers Who Purchased the Official RFTD Kit & RFTD Public Service Announcement #1.5 aka “The Space Panda Look Book”
Manual for Speed was on hand for the 2014 Interbike Bicycle and Bicycle Accessory Trade Show. We hit the red carpet and asked some of the most influential Bicycle Industry Style Icons: "What are you wearing?"
Boise is undeniably a sandals town.
Evan Murphy is in Emiliano Granado's car. They are driving home after the finish of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.
Our dudes are headed to Leeds for the 2014 Tour de France!
A Bonus Addendeum to MFSM-003.
11 Facts About the Suzuki Samurai
Alex Howes reflects on 2013 and looks ahead to the coming year.
Manual for Speed conducted a brief Tour Down Under Exit Interview with Lachlan Morton in the form of five For The Records.
Klaus breaks down four lesser-known riders from the 2014 Dubai Tour.
An inconsistently/randomly captioned and quasi-complete Team Catalog Typology (TCT) featuring race participants, in profile, commuting to work the morning of the fourth and last day of the 2014 Dubai Tour.
Many would argue that Valentine's Day is a contrived holiday designed to serve commercial/corporate interests aka sell shit, which duh, but everyone agrees that love as in True Love is a legitimate, intrinsic part of our shared human experience.
I’m from Georgia. I almost got my ass beat for wearing skinny jeans to a Waffle House once, I should've known. And on rides I used to get "GO LANCE" all the time. Fact is I'd rather get called derogatory names; they don't bother me as much. I have an English degree, God knows why. I'm old and everyone knows it but it's not a factor, I know where I'm at and I know what I can do.
Eleven participants of the 2014 Tour Down Under you might not know much about! Kaptions by Klaus.
"Cross Nationals. The one race everyone is peaking for and the only race anyone remembers next season."
Of the myriad techniques Australians utilize to combat the effects of the omnipresent South Australian Sun, none pay as many dividends as the siesta.
"Eventually we got to Uluru. Everyone else flew home while I drove the rig back with my girlfriend who had flown in. At one point, out in the middle of nowhere driving along a huge, straight highway, a big eagle—I've never seen a bird this big (at this point Lachlan makes a measuring motion with a level hand at about belly button height)—came up from the side of the road."
Manual for Speed is at the USA Cyclocross National Championships this weekend. We saw Tim across the parking lot this afternoon and said hi.
We asked Jamey, "Are you aware, like when you look in the mirror every morning, that your hair is fabulous?"
"Everything else can be C-quality, because I just want to drive it and not worry about every little thing. I don't want to look at a show car, I want to rip it around."
A pre-nationals meeting of the minds.
I went from the Pro Tour in Europe to Division III in the US over the course of one offseason. We drove a van to half the races we did. Normally that kills a cyclist, but for me it was the best thing I could’ve done. It reinforced why I do it, and that’s because I love to ride my bike.
"When I go to race I turn something on. The day of the race I have a whole different side to me, whether I’m relaxed or not. I’m ready to try to kill people on my bike."
"I’m not at the point in my life or career where I’m worried about walking three blocks or how many peanuts I grab out of a bowl."
"I had a friend in the ninth grade who was into racing and we started riding together every day. I was like, “Hey, this is fun,” and it snowballed from there."
"The Development Riders are at just the right age to work hard, absorb everything and to still be people. They make mistakes and they figure things out. It’s a great time in their career. And when they win it’s that much more exciting."
"The longer I was in the sport the more I became a little disenfranchised with it. Attitudes and Egos and Politics."
"I was in that mindset a month and a half ago at the Tour de France and then I crashed out, and all of a sudden you have a completely different perspective where you want to be checking in and out of different hotels every day."
The Pro Cyclist's Book Club is a book club dedicated to the pursuit of the intellectual, cultural and spiritual growth of the professional cyclist.
"No point in waxing poetic."
The finale of a Pro race is harder and goes for longer than an entire U23 race. You also have more time to get bottles and take a pee break in the Pro race because it's more controlled.
“I have new jersey for the Belgian National Team. It’s blue, but it’s different blue. You can help me decide. Blue or Blue?”
For young Belgian riders, the competition is tough and a rider’s career potential is determined very early.
"He likes knives—I don't know what the knife thing is about but it's his thing, and it’s NOT creepy, it’s not like he’s walking around packing, he just likes knives."
Emily Maye reports on the musical selections of Team RadioShack-Leopard at the 2013 Tour of California.
He is twenty-six years old. He was born in Moscow, Russia but he lives in Brooklyn, New York where he will continue to live until he has a reason to leave.
Alex Howes is twenty-four years old, he wears nerd glasses, he has dapper hair, he is co-founder of the P.C.B.C. (Pro Cyclist’s Book Club), he lives in Boulder, Colorado. It’s mid-January. In 48 hours he leaves for Gerona, Spain and the start of his 2013 season. For two days now we have been following and observing Alex in his natural habitat.
"My name is Fernando Tapia. I've been a team mechanic off an on for 20 years. I'm 49 now."