When Matthew Keenan says, "He's really riding on the rivet," there’s a notion presented: This is it…this is the moment where you must commit and give it all you’ve got… Another way of saying it:
"He's going to have to be on his mettle to pull this one out."
In that moment of despair... Hope lost. When you are faced with the most difficult task and you make the decision to give it your all... to sacrifice. That's when you are on your mettle. It doesn't have to just be suffering on the bike. Everyone finds a moment like that and we always choose to give it the beans, even if it means over cooking that corner.
#OnMyMettle is our flag. Every time we're faced with some resistance, this is what we rally around.
We make “small batch” soft goods for cyclists and in between slinging domestically produced camera straps, good vibes, and smiles, we race whenever we can. Mettle is a small brand based in Portland, OR with an even smaller band of amateur bike racers. We live and breathe this stuff and we can’t seem to stop.