You may have spotted an unusual item dangling off of Joe Cruz’s decade-old Revelate Designs seat pack in his review of the Kona Rove LTD earlier this morning. Well, that wasn’t your typical titanium dangle mug. In fact, it was a roving art installation, pun only slightly intended. Needless to say, we embrace all styles of bags and packing and we love seeing rigs of all sorts, including all things dangling. But, we have had a little running joke around here: the #resistthedangle hashtag. Honestly, it’s more of a cutup than anything, poking fun of a ubiquitous token that’s appeared on many of our rigs over the years (Joe’s included)—the dangling metal mug. Joe took #resistthedangle to the next level on a trip not too long ago. Read on for more images and Joe’s heady artist statement…
Artist’s Statement: Untitled Dangle Art No.01
“Cyclists dangle many items from their packs, but none is so ubiquitous as the metal mug. Evoking hunters, trappers, prospectors, and Scouts, each puts the cup on the outside ostensibly to save room in the pack and as a tune of hopeful optimism for dipping it into a rushing stream for a drink. Ultimately, the dangle mug is transformed into a signal of belonging and identity, with functionality sublimated into aesthetic aspiration. Most often making the bicycle look like a rolling junkyard trash pile exploded onto a confused horizon of industrial debris, dangle mugs remain a triumph of cupping intention.” —Joe Cruz
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