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Matt HayesBy Matt Hayes
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Matt HayesBy Matt Hayes
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$17,507
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126
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 8 2014 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

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Overview

The Conation Collective is a new mountain bike apparel line made in America. We've taken suggestions from riders around the industry and designed the best fitting, best functioning clothes on the market. Light-weight materials from Europe and Australia are brought together in America for design, printing, and production. 

The sport of mountain biking was founded on innovation and entrepreneurialism – people that liked riding bikes took a look the terrain they wanted to ride, and the equipment available, and then built a better product. The Conation Collective aims to revive that spirit and produce the clothing you need to enjoy your time in the saddle even more.

We've gone through several rounds of printing proofs, prototyping, and sampling in the past 8 months and are getting very close to launching. 

Just click one of the rewards in the right hand column, or put together a whole new riding kit, and you'll be supporting an emerging American company. We will collect people's garment sizes at the completion of the Kickstarter. Every one of the rewards is proudly made in the USA. 

Where's the money go?

100% of the funds raised through Kickstarter will be used for production of the clothing. This mainly consists of purchasing fabrics, sublimation printing, and cut-and-sew production, with a few other incidentals such as shipping costs and buying snaps, interfacing, etc.

The Line

We’ll be starting with 8 pieces, detailed below.

Merino wool v-neck teeshirt with a longer torso for full coverage when in the riding position. Available in striped navy blue and striped forest green.

 Western shirt made from light-weight stretchable fabric. Details like pearl snaps and cuffed sleeves make this a style piece. Available in a blue/green plaid, or with a vintage flower print from the talented Boulder artist Stacy Jo (StacyJoArt.com).

Baggy shorts made from 4-way stretchable fabric featuring a raised rear belt line for coverage and faux-fly design to minimize weight. Available in brown with pinstripes or straight black.

Synthetic bib shorts
Synthetic bib shorts
Merino wool bib shorts
Merino wool bib shorts

Mountain bike bib shorts. You read that correctly - bib shorts. Here’s why: bib shorts are awesome. They don’t pinch your stomach, they support more of your body, and they’re super comfortable. A lot of people we talked to were actually wearing road bibs under their mountain bike baggies so we built a dedicated mountain bike bib short. We’re bucking the trend of price-point driven liner shorts that offer no padding or support, so our chamois are mountain bike specific with ventilation perforations and shock absorbing inserts. We also lowered the front opening - with baggies over top there’s no reason for modesty and it makes life easier when nature calls. Finally, we added some pockets to the back - not a roadie race-radio pocket but actual pockets that fit a tube, CO2, tool, and some food in case you want to skip the hydration pack on a shorter ride but still need the essentials. Available in an ultrathin synthetic stretchable fabric or merino wool mesh fabric.

Merino wool socks
Merino wool socks
Coolmax socks
Coolmax socks

Coolmax and Merino wool socks with a 5-inch cuff. These are made in Colorado with industry-leading 200-needle looms for an unmatched feel on skin.

Risks and challenges

The Conation Collective has faced our share of setbacks, but we waited to bring the project to the public until we felt most of them had been ironed out. If unforeseen challenges present themselves we will deal with them in a way that maintains quality and pricing for our customers.

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    Black Merino Wool Socks - Limited edition finely crafted Merino wool socks made in America. It features our logo on the 5-inch cuff, ventilation on the top of the foot, arch support, and "Launch Partner" embroidered on the sole.
    Everyone needs more socks, get some for yourself or as presents for others! Estimated Retail: $12

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    White Coolmax Socks -
    Limited edition finely crafted Coolmax socks made in America. It features our Colorado logo on the 5-inch cuff, ventilation on the top of the foot, arch support, and "Launch Partner" embroidered on the sole. Everyone needs more socks, get some for yourself or as presents for others! Estimated Retail: $12

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    Water bottle - 22-ounce Purist waterbottle with a Watergate cap. Basically the best bottle on the market doesn't hold taste so you're free to put water, sports drinks, juice and anything else in it without the tastes contaminating each other. The cap releases liquid when you squeeze it, then seals as soon as you let go.

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    Coozie and Stickers - Two things you can never have enough of, our stickers are die-cut from high-quality outdoor-grade vinyl and our coozies are sized so they'll fit any can or long-neck bottle. 3 stickers and one coozie in each package. Made in America.

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    Belt - The mountain bike bibs will hold your shorts up, but a color-matched belt brings an outfit together like nothing else. Rock this on the bike, or around town, for added style. Made in America.

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    Blue or Green Striped Merino V-Neck - This merino wool v-neck teeshirt combines the best in natural fabrics and natural style. A longer torso helps keep your back covered when riding, but this is a perfect shirt for all outdoor activities. Estimated Retail: $95

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    Merino Wool Mesh Bib Short - Keep natural fabric against your skin with this merino wool bib short. A mountain-bike specific chamois, low cut front, and ergonomic rear pockets make this one of the best mountain bike liners on the market.

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    Mountain Bike Bib Shorts - Revolutionary ultra-thin, 4-way stretchable fabric makes this featherweight bib incredibly comfortable. A mountain-bike specific chamois, low cut front, and ergonomic rear pockets make this one of the best mountain bike liners on the market. Estimated Retail: $120

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    Baggy Shorts - The subtle style of these shorts with hidden asymmetric color highlights make it perfectly at home in the saddle or around town. A raised inseam prevents seat-snag, and a raised rear belt line keeps you covered.
    Colors: Brown or Black
    Sizes: Small, Medium, Large

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    Western Shirt - This piece looks like a timeless classic with a great pattern, tapered fit, and cuffed sleeves. The difference is it's made with cutting-edge, stretchable, technical fabrics right here in the USA.
    Colors: Green/Blue Plaid or Vintage Flowers
    Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
    Estimated Retail: $160

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    Bottoms Combo - You'll get a pair of mountain bike bib shorts, baggy shorts, a belt, and socks!

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    Merino full suit - Natural fibers hugging your body is a great feeling! Get our merino wool v-neck, merino wool mountain bike bibs, baggy shorts, belt, and socks!

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    Full suit - Get the full stylistic compliments with a western shirt, mountain bike bib shorts, baggy shorts, belt, and socks!

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    One of each - shirt, shorts, bibs, socks, belt, water bottle, coozie, and sticker pack. Plus, a hand-painted original western scene (3 feet x 2 feet) by Stacy Jo, the artist who illustrated the vintage shirt (stacyjoart.com).

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Funding period

- (30 days)