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Portland Design Works go Timber To Town with New Adventure Cycling Accessory Lineup

Portland Design Works Timber To Town Cloud Cap Gravel Pump with CO2 inflator, pumping
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A new stainless bottle cage, a fancy CO2 inflator, and a premium gravel pump round out Portland Design Works’ new Timber To Town cycling accessory line. Developed to take PDW’s affordable tools & riding accessories to the next level, Timber To Town relies on top-tier materials to deliver premium quality & reliability for everything from city commutes to backcountry adventure gravel rides…

Portland Design Works Timber To Town cycling gear

Portland Design Works already has the playful element down pat with things like Zit Bits to fill out your unused braze-ons or their Tube Taco for carrying spares or a lunch snack? Plus, they do commuter practical pretty well, too. But now, Timber to Town adds a new premium PDW line of cycling accessories taking nice designs to the next level with more refined construction for more adventure capability.

PDW ZigZag Bottle Cage

Portland Design Works Timber To Town ZigZag stainless steel bottle cage, tree cutout
all photos c. PDW

The $39 ZigZag is a pretty standard looped tubular stainless steel water bottle cage. Anyone who already rides with stainless cages knows that’s a good thing.

Portland Design Works Timber To Town ZigZag stainless steel bottle cage, side with tree shadow

Simple, secure, and adjustable with a little bending the 5mm diameter ZigZag cages are made in Japan and weigh about 80g a piece. Portland Design Works gives the welded cage long mounting slots for good adjustability and a nice tree cutout for the Timber To Town vibe.

Portland Design Works Timber To Town ZigZag stainless steel bottle cage, details

Plus, each cage comes packaged in small “stash” bag that you can use for organizing snacks or anything else on your ride.

PDW Cloud Cap C02 Inflator

Portland Design Works Timber To Town Cloud Cap CO2 inflator, head detail

Also for $39 you can pick up the Cloud Cap C02 Inflator, an all-metal fast inflator with a thread-on check and simple thumb lever to control airflow into your tire.

Portland Design Works Timber To Town Cloud Cap CO2 inflator

The 36g inflator also includes a stitched leather sleeve to protect your hand from the cold release of CO2 pressure.

Portland Design Works Timber To Town Cloud Cap CO2 inflator, mini stash bag

And it also gets its own tiny bag that will protect the inflator head or another really small stash.

PDW Cloud Cap Gravel Pump

Portland Design Works Timber To Town Cloud Cap Gravel Pump with CO2 inflator

Lastly, the most techy of the bunch is the $89 Cloud Cap Gravel Pump with a CO2 inflator built in, too.

Again with a full metal construction, the 27mm diameter aluminum body is 25cm overall length when closed, and weighs 178g. That should be big enough to get your gravel or MTB tires up to pressure rather quickly, while still being compact enough to fit in a jersey pocket. The pump has a thread-on reversible Presta/Schrader chuck, and a smooth barrel.

Portland Design Works Timber To Town Cloud Cap Gravel Pump with CO2 inflator, head detail

On the top of the head, you can thread a CO2 cylinder into the knurled alloy end, and twist this control knob to blast air in to quickly reinflate a tire or reseat a stubborn tubeless bead.

Portland Design Works Timber To Town Cloud Cap Gravel Pump with CO2 inflator, bag detail

Like the other Portland Design Works Timber To Town gear, the Cloud Cap Gravel Pump also comes with a protective bag, although like for the solo CO2 head, this long skinny one is most suited just for pumps.

All three new pieces of Timber To Town gear are available direct from Portland Design Works now. And we expect the range will continue to grow over time.

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Will Ferrule
Will Ferrule
1 year ago

A GRAVEL pump? I suppose it’s just a matter of time until there are gravel socks and sunglasses.

WhateverBikes
1 year ago
Reply to  Will Ferrule

Of all the accessories that are made/marketed for gravel riding, a pump actually makes the most sense.
A mini pump for road bikes can reach high pressures, but doesn’t normally have the volume to fill bigger tires adequately. A mini pump for mountain bikes has volume, but can struggle with the higher pressures. That means that a pump that can do both is useful for grave bike tires.

ShaantyClown
ShaantyClown
1 year ago
Reply to  WhateverBikes

Ooh, Grave Bike – a new category for the N+100 crowd.

Tom Jones
Tom Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  WhateverBikes

Or you can just pump your tires up and not worry. You know, because you have a pump?

My 15+ year old mini pump from Blackburn works great on “gravel tires” or “Mountain Bike tires” just fine.

WhateverBikes
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Jones

What exactly makes you think I worry?
I bought my mtb in 1994 and still ride it as my main bike to this day, albeit now with faster tires and a dirt drop bar. I use whatever pump I have. I’m as no nonsense as they get.
However, if a new category of bikes emerges that falls somewhat between road bikes and mountain bikes, and a product is made to have the best characteristics for that category, I have no problem with it being marketed as such.

myke
myke
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Jones

Is this like using a road bike for mountain biking? There are a lot of situations in that you can substitute this for that. However, that doesn’t neceserly make it equal or better for its intended application.

Brenda
Brenda
1 month ago

What brand is the handlebar bag in the article?

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