(This article was originally posted on office mag)
Founder of 7 Days Active, Malkit Singh, and global brand director of Argon 18, Jacob Ørholm, have teamed up for a collaboration close to both of their hearts. This capsule collection celebrates the two cyclists, their 30-year friendship, and their love of the sport.
Singh and Ørholm are two vastly different riders, both with an equal passion for the sport. This collection examines the duality within the world in which these friends grew up, tracing the line between the philosophy of movement, and the intricate world of cycling. Created for an activity that is slowly waking up from more than 140 years of history, this capsule underscores the technical nature and particular needs of cyclists.
Singh and Ørholm have vastly different approaches to the sport, and their team members reflect that. Nelson Vails, winner of the 1984 LA Olympics and first African-American to medal in cycling, has joined Singh’s team. While Rasmus Lund, silver medalist in Tokyo 2020, has joined forces with Ørholm for his Argon 18 team.
The two cyclists, both notable pros, face each other with mutual respect while modeling the collection. Both are filmed in settings that showcase their riding style: Vails racing through his native New York streets, while Lund flies down a track.
This collection highlights speed and aerodynamics, with ergonomic designs and materials that only add to the riding experience. The new Nitrogen Disc frame is most notable, offering a confident ride without the cyclist sacrificing speed or mobility. This capsule collection is meant for every cyclist, the long hauler who rides through the mountains, and the daring sprinter riding through the city. Thanks to its versatile geometry, this collection is as multifaceted as the cyclists who wear it, a subtle nod to the long and winding history of the sport.