If I had a sweat shop…

I was sitting back at my desk, looking out the window and day dreaming about coming out with cool clothing. Not just t-shirts silk screened with designs. But actual apparel that is not only useful for biking, but also cool enough to wear when you’re out and about.

If you recall, we have this brand called Awnry Bikes N’ Stuff. Well the Bike part of it, we’re working on. But the Stuff part of it…I’m introducing some of my thoughts to each other to hopefully conceive something tangible. One of my inspirations would be the company Swobo. They make darn good stuff. I was perusing their website and saw all the things they offer and asked myself, “how in the world did they know how to come up with those things?”

So here’s where you come in. Let’s just say we release soft and possibly hard goods out of the Awnry Bikes N’ Stuff, then tell me what kind of things would you actually want and why? I’ll give you an example to start with. Personally I’d want a collared moisture wicking shirt. Why? Well it can double as a riding shirt, but its nice enough to be worn to work. Besides, you’d look nice when you go out for beers after a good ride with your buds.

Another idea would be full body suits made out of the skins of Smurfs. Unfortunately Smurf leather is hard to come by since some say they don’t exist. But I’ve enlisted the help of Gargamel in order to find the village so I can harvest these blue critters.

I’m sure you get the idea of what I’m asking. If not, I’ll say it in my native tongue, “anong gusto mo makita kung mag gawa kaming damit para sa mga mountain bikers?”

Introducing: AWNRY Bikes N’ Stuff

Fullerton, CA, March 29, 2010 –(PR.com)– RL Policar and Moises (Moe) Ramirez have launched AWNRY Bikes N’ Stuff. “Moe and I have wanted to do this for a long time.” Policar stated. The famous blogging duo originally founded 2 very popular websites, MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com. Ramirez said, “When we got into the bike media business, the whole idea of becoming our own bicycle brand really intrigued us.” Both Ramirez and Policar are Southern California residents that were amateur racers and overall bicycle fanatics. Policar said,”We basically sold everything we owned, gathered enough money to design and manufacture our first three models. We’ve kept this whole project a secret. None of our friends and family members know that we’re doing this.” When asked about the name of the company, AWNRY, Ramirez simply explained,”We both have short tempers.”

The first model to hit the trails from AWNRY Bikes N’ Stuff will be the 29er Kung Fu Panda. This frame was designed for Policar and Ramirez’ close friend Jeremy Yang. Yang is the 29er specialist of MtnBikeRiders.com. Policar had this to say, “It was our way of honoring our friend Jeremy. The guy loves 29ers and with him being Chinese, we settled on the name Kung Fu Panda. Besides, this bike kicks ass!”

29″ XC Geometry
– Custom S Bend Rear Stays
– Custom double butted 7005 main triangle frame
– Available in frame or complete bike
7005 29’er Hard Tail
Seat Post Size: 30.9 mm
Front Derailleur: 34.9mm clamp
Bottom Bracket Wdth: 73mm
Frame Weight: 3.0 lbs (M)

The next bike that will be offered by AWNRY Bikes N’ Stuff is something that Ramirez designed himself. It’s called the “Huevos Grande.” Ramirez is an amateur downhill racer and wanted a bike that he could use to soak up all the big drops and boulders. The Huevos Grande boasts 9″ of rear travel. Ramirez said, “I love 9″ in the rear!”

– Race Inspired Geometry
– 9.0 inches rear travel
– Optional Water Bottle Braze-On
– Custom 7005 T6 Aluminum
– 150mm x 12mm axle
– Available in frame or complete bike
Seat Post Size: 30.9 mm
Bottom Bracket Width: 83mm
Rear Shock: 240mm x 76mm
Frame Weight: 12.6 lbs (M)
Hub Spacing 150mm x 12mm

Though mountain biking is in the heart of the Ramirez and Policar, they’ve also launched the AWNRY-Jackson. This is the hipster friendly single speed or fixed frame. The Jackson only comes in black. Ramirez stated, “once you go black, you never go back.”

-4130 chromoly frame and fork
-Horizontal dropouts to easily adjust chain tension
-Accepts 1 1/8″ headset, 27.2mm post (includes Surly seatpost clamp) and 68mm BB
-Handles up to 700 x 38c tire
-Front fork and seatstay bridge are drilled to accept brakes in case you decide to add them

AWNRY Bikes N’ Stuff will soon be available to general public. AWNRY is planning on raffling off all three bikes exclusively on MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com in the next few days. “We’re pretty excited about our new venture. We’ve already secured a booth for the 2010 Interbike. I’m hoping that raffling the first models we have will help us gain some much needed attention and media coverage.” Policar stated. Look out for an upcoming raffle on MtnBikeRiders.com