With 20 years of experience as a bike messenger under his belt, Kurt Fletcher knows a thing or two about what cyclists look for in their clothing and accessories. Based in St. Louis, a “cycling boom town,” Fletcher’s company 708 Cycling is a new start-up, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the detailing on his products. The most popular items are the urban knickers and the Goliath messenger bag. Aside from the few rubs from co-workers, I can attest that knickers are a great way to avoid chain grease on your pants while still keeping warm for those early morning commutes. The bag has plenty of pockets to hold everything you’d need, yet manages to not look like you’re carrying luggage on your back. There is an extensive use of hemp in the product line, which boasts anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and UV-resistant properties. With competitive pricing and products that are eco-friendly, 708 Cycling is worth taking a look at.