"All Black Everything", is the line from Jay-Z's song "Run This Town". The Nero II by Bandit9 ($TBA) takes that line to heart. A follow-up to their highly touted Nero, the Nero II is an extremely limited edition and just nine bikes will be made. The original Nero (pictured) was derived from the Chinese Replica of the Soviet-made M72 and as soon as we get additional specs on the redux we'll update this post.
Finding a place to put all your stuff on long bike trips can be a pain in the butt. Using your standard backpack can also cumbersome. The Bedrock Entrada Handlebar Bag ($120) provides a place for all your stuff in a stylish bag. The Entrada attaches directly to your front handlebars and is only 5.75" in diameter. You can get it with either a flat, padded panel or a contoured waterproof zipper pocket. If you're serious about biking, then this bag is must.
If you long for a vacation without the chirping, beeping, and ringing of your smartphone but still want the safety of knowing you can be reached in an emergency then the new Light Phone ($100) is just the answer. Small, compact and lightweight the new bank card sized Light phone will only take the calls you want with none of the distractions. The Light is credit card sized and can be used as a stand-alone device or can receive calls forwarded from your full-time smartphone via an app. Additional features include up to ten-speed dials, and a time display. For the first time in years, you can finally leave the office behind you and enjoy some time in the real world.
If I had to describe Brathwait watches the first words that come to mind are "Affordable Luxury". Braithwait watches are as easy on the wallet as they are on the easy. Their latest offering the Brathwait Swiss Made Automatic ($595) is no different. It features all of the qualities of a luxury watch with a nice price tag. The Swiss Made features an AISI 316L stainless steel case, water resistance to 100 meters, luminous hands and dial, and a quick release buckle. The movement is a Swiss automatic SW260-1. If you want one order quickly only a limited number will be produced.
There were concerns when this movie was released that it would sully the reputation of its predecessor but these proved to be unfounded as The Godfather Part II ($10) has frequently been named as the best sequel ever made. Francis Ford Coppola is once again at the helm and the all star cast includes Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall, this is a stand out movie in its own right. You will be enthralled as the Corleone story unfolds further and shudder at the reality of life in the mob and what happens when you get on the wrong side of them, a classic with a capital C.
Nike and fragment design have gotten together to create a simple yet iconic silhouette. The Nike x fragment design Roshe LD-1000 SP ($115) is a hyprid of Hiroshi Fujiwara's favorite beaverton silhouette, with a nod to Nike's storied history. The upper is made from a navy mesh material with tonal suede toebox sitting on the contrasting innovative Rosherun NM Natural Motion sole unit. The shoe is finished of with white laces, white Nike swoosh, and fragment decals on the midsole.