STICKY! Santa Cruz Bicycles and The Radavist Photo Show at Velo Cult this Saturday
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It’s been a while, Portland. I’ll be in your city later this week for an evening with Santa Cruz Bicycles at Velo Cult and I’d like you to come. Here are the details:

This Saturday, March 28th 7PM at Velo Cult, join us as we welcome Santa Cruz Bicycles and The Radavist for a photo show, spotlighting their recent adventures in New Zealand on the new Stigmata cyclocross bike. We will also be unveiling our Domestic Display Tables, showing something special from Limberlost, serving drinks and have snacks provided by Chris King Buzz’s food wing #gourmetcenturyevents. Come party with us!

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Mar 23, 2015 6 comments
Introducing Strava Photos
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Rather than being limited to strictly Instagram, Strava now allows you to upload as many ride photos as you’d like, directly to your activity. This opens the doors for sharing your rides and browsing what others see during their daily routes. To commemorate this new feature, Strava has a great blog post up featuring some of their favorite photographers. Head to the Strava Blog to see more.

Mar 25, 2015 2 comments
Specialized: Audax Road Shoes
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While audax events may be incredibly challenging, the beauty is their non-competitive nature. Riders simply must complete the set distance within the time limit. This endurance sport has grown from its roots in the 19th century to still being popular today, with many major cities having their own randonneur club.

Specialized has been expanding their product line to move away from the “all pro all the time” look and shifting its sights onto fundurance and expedition style riding. The Audax is one of those shifts: a shoe meant for long distance rides. With, what feels to be a wider footbed, comfy fit, reflective hits and easy on-easy off Boa lash, the Audax has some great details.

Since I’ve only put a few rides in while wearing these shoes, I won’t give them a full review, but a detail photo and a short write-up should suffice for now. Now, why does a shoe named after audax riding have a road cleat and not an SPD cleat? I have no idea. Still, they do look a lot less race-oriented than other shoes in their product line. Available soon in a variety of colors from Specialized.

Mar 25, 2015 19 comments
#portlandhatesme – The City of Portland’s Fight Against Mountain Biking
No Thanks, but Thanks - Kyle Von Hoetzendorff

Locally accessible mountain bike trails are a privilege. Fact. If you live in a place with quality riding right out your front door, then you have a good thing going. Now if you live in a city that has, for years, laid claim to the crown of the the nation’s best cycling city you would expect that with a number of hills and park lands within the city limits there would be a decent set of trails for the countless cyclists that call this city home. You’d expect, that to have the confidence, the audacity, the gall to wear such a crown, to print it on city walls and propagate the message in travel brochures and in-flight magazines you would have a infrastructure for all manner of cyclists. For the most part we do pretty damn well, heckfire we even have a special bike rack for our Zoo Bombers, but the one thing Portland doesn’t have is mountain bike trails, there are those who will try to convince you that Leif Erickson is a MTB track, it’s not, it’s hardly a dirt road. If you can push a stroller on it, its not a mountain bike trail.

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Mar 24, 2015 9 comments
Two Magazine
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From the ashes of Cog Magazine comes Two, the next stage in Peter D’Antoni’s documentation of cycling culture. While the stories in Two, issue 01 are a bit dated, like for instance my Pacific Coast Tour from 2010, the magazine promises to be a photo-heavy publication for all of you who love cycling.

Pick up a copy of Two at their online shop.

Mar 24, 2015 1 comment
Cadence: Mesh Caps
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Mesh ain’t limited to trucker hats. Check out these new mesh caps, offered by Cadence, featuring a breathable mesh, the perfect option for those forthcoming warm days. Available in color halftone or black, depending on your personal style. See more at Cadence.

Mar 24, 2015 6 comments
Did You Reach for the Manual for Speed Bartape?
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This mysterious tape landed itself on Wilis’ No 22 Broken Arrow and other bikes here on the Radavist over the past few months. A lot of you asked what it was, speculated, made bets, offered to sell your souls. Well, no need to do the latter. It’s in stock now at Manual for Speed. In case you missed that subtlety in the last post. Designed by Dan Funderburgh, influenced from architectural tessellations (my favorite), and made by Cinelli, this stuff will be sure to sell out today.

Mar 24, 2015 6 comments
Manual for Speed: Reach for the Dream – Custom Speedvagen and Argonaut Road Bikes
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Oh man, those two globe-trotting, flash bulb firing, brilliant minds over at Manual for Speed really did it this time:

“Do you dream? Of course you do, who doesn’t? But how often do your dreams come true? They’re just dreams after all. Have you ever thought, “Hey, I am sick and tired of my dreams just being dreams? I want these dreams to be a reality, but how could I possibly do it?” You have to want it, you have to understand it, and then you have to REACH FOR THE DREAM!

And we’re here to help. That’s right; you want to make that magical-rainbow-laser-unicorn-tropical-island-melting-clocks-brilliant-light-bouncing-off-of-the-floors-hyper-everything bike of your dreams a reality? We know how! With our proven process you can have that bike of your dreams, so join Manual for Speed and special guest Kanye West as we walk you through the necessary steps to making all your dreams come true.”

Check out the full story at Manual for Speed, pick up some unique MFS custom goods at their web shop and see more of the custom Speedvagen and Argonaut road bikes below. Seriously, I want one of those fly-ass Mike Cherney stem caps!

(more…)

Mar 24, 2015 12 comments
The Col Collective: Col d’Izoard – Briançon

Here’s another video from the Col Collective, featuring yet another one of Europe’s most fabled road climbs, the Col d’Izoard. The climbing data is there, sure but the landscapes are what these videos are all about, in my opinion.

Mar 23, 2015 No comments yet
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STICKY! Santa Cruz Bicycles and The Radavist Photo Show at Velo Cult this Saturday
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It’s been a while, Portland. I’ll be in your city later this week for an evening with Santa Cruz Bicycles at Velo Cult and I’d like you to come. Here are the details:

This Saturday, March 28th 7PM at Velo Cult, join us as we welcome Santa Cruz Bicycles and The Radavist for a photo show, spotlighting their recent adventures in New Zealand on the new Stigmata cyclocross bike. We will also be unveiling our Domestic Display Tables, showing something special from Limberlost, serving drinks and have snacks provided by Chris King Buzz’s food wing #gourmetcenturyevents. Come party with us!

(more…)

Mar 23, 2015 6 comments
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Introducing Strava Photos
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Rather than being limited to strictly Instagram, Strava now allows you to upload as many ride photos as you’d like, directly to your activity. This opens the doors for sharing your rides and browsing what others see during their daily routes. To commemorate this new feature, Strava has a great blog post up featuring some of their favorite photographers. Head to the Strava Blog to see more.

Mar 25, 2015 2 comments
Specialized: Audax Road Shoes
Audax-1

While audax events may be incredibly challenging, the beauty is their non-competitive nature. Riders simply must complete the set distance within the time limit. This endurance sport has grown from its roots in the 19th century to still being popular today, with many major cities having their own randonneur club.

Specialized has been expanding their product line to move away from the “all pro all the time” look and shifting its sights onto fundurance and expedition style riding. The Audax is one of those shifts: a shoe meant for long distance rides. With, what feels to be a wider footbed, comfy fit, reflective hits and easy on-easy off Boa lash, the Audax has some great details.

Since I’ve only put a few rides in while wearing these shoes, I won’t give them a full review, but a detail photo and a short write-up should suffice for now. Now, why does a shoe named after audax riding have a road cleat and not an SPD cleat? I have no idea. Still, they do look a lot less race-oriented than other shoes in their product line. Available soon in a variety of colors from Specialized.

Mar 25, 2015 19 comments
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#portlandhatesme – The City of Portland’s Fight Against Mountain Biking
No Thanks, but Thanks - Kyle Von Hoetzendorff

Locally accessible mountain bike trails are a privilege. Fact. If you live in a place with quality riding right out your front door, then you have a good thing going. Now if you live in a city that has, for years, laid claim to the crown of the the nation’s best cycling city you would expect that with a number of hills and park lands within the city limits there would be a decent set of trails for the countless cyclists that call this city home. You’d expect, that to have the confidence, the audacity, the gall to wear such a crown, to print it on city walls and propagate the message in travel brochures and in-flight magazines you would have a infrastructure for all manner of cyclists. For the most part we do pretty damn well, heckfire we even have a special bike rack for our Zoo Bombers, but the one thing Portland doesn’t have is mountain bike trails, there are those who will try to convince you that Leif Erickson is a MTB track, it’s not, it’s hardly a dirt road. If you can push a stroller on it, its not a mountain bike trail.

(more…)

Mar 24, 2015 9 comments
Two Magazine
TWO_01_store

From the ashes of Cog Magazine comes Two, the next stage in Peter D’Antoni’s documentation of cycling culture. While the stories in Two, issue 01 are a bit dated, like for instance my Pacific Coast Tour from 2010, the magazine promises to be a photo-heavy publication for all of you who love cycling.

Pick up a copy of Two at their online shop.

Mar 24, 2015 1 comment
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Cadence: Mesh Caps
Cadence_Mesh_Cap

Mesh ain’t limited to trucker hats. Check out these new mesh caps, offered by Cadence, featuring a breathable mesh, the perfect option for those forthcoming warm days. Available in color halftone or black, depending on your personal style. See more at Cadence.

Mar 24, 2015 6 comments
Did You Reach for the Manual for Speed Bartape?
manualforspeed_rftd_bartape-3

This mysterious tape landed itself on Wilis’ No 22 Broken Arrow and other bikes here on the Radavist over the past few months. A lot of you asked what it was, speculated, made bets, offered to sell your souls. Well, no need to do the latter. It’s in stock now at Manual for Speed. In case you missed that subtlety in the last post. Designed by Dan Funderburgh, influenced from architectural tessellations (my favorite), and made by Cinelli, this stuff will be sure to sell out today.

Mar 24, 2015 6 comments
Manual for Speed: Reach for the Dream – Custom Speedvagen and Argonaut Road Bikes
manualforspeed_reachforthedream_pressrelease_youreachampion

Oh man, those two globe-trotting, flash bulb firing, brilliant minds over at Manual for Speed really did it this time:

“Do you dream? Of course you do, who doesn’t? But how often do your dreams come true? They’re just dreams after all. Have you ever thought, “Hey, I am sick and tired of my dreams just being dreams? I want these dreams to be a reality, but how could I possibly do it?” You have to want it, you have to understand it, and then you have to REACH FOR THE DREAM!

And we’re here to help. That’s right; you want to make that magical-rainbow-laser-unicorn-tropical-island-melting-clocks-brilliant-light-bouncing-off-of-the-floors-hyper-everything bike of your dreams a reality? We know how! With our proven process you can have that bike of your dreams, so join Manual for Speed and special guest Kanye West as we walk you through the necessary steps to making all your dreams come true.”

Check out the full story at Manual for Speed, pick up some unique MFS custom goods at their web shop and see more of the custom Speedvagen and Argonaut road bikes below. Seriously, I want one of those fly-ass Mike Cherney stem caps!

(more…)

Mar 24, 2015 12 comments
The Col Collective: Col d’Izoard – Briançon

Here’s another video from the Col Collective, featuring yet another one of Europe’s most fabled road climbs, the Col d’Izoard. The climbing data is there, sure but the landscapes are what these videos are all about, in my opinion.

Mar 23, 2015 No comments yet
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