Niner Bikes: Ros 9+ Now Available as a Frameset
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Niner now offers their Ros 9+ as a frame and fork, allowing you to build yours as you see fit. There’s been a lot of buzz around this frame and after spending a lot of time around one in Los Angeles over the past few weeks, I gotta say that I’m impressed. It looks great and comes from a company like Niner that knows a thing or two about making highly shredable 29rs…

Check out specs for the Ros 9+ frameset at Niner Bikes.

May 22, 2015 No comments yet
Yonder Journal: Sunchuli Pass – Lord Nerd Beta
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While the first day of the Sunchuli Pass’ coverage focuses mostly on gear and bikepacking check lists, there are a lot of excellent passages like the following:

“We went to Bolivia because of the mines.

Everywhere else in the world roads go where roads go and trails go where trails go. There is very little confusion about which is which, and it’s clear where one ends and the other begins. Roads are wide, paved or graded, and maintained to some degree. Trails get rad. In Bolivia, because of the mines, the situation is more fluid.

If gold was discovered on the top of Mt Whitney, and California didn’t give a fuck about large scale mining and environmental stewardship because it was the poorest country in South America, somebody with three snow shovels lashed to the front of a minivan would figure out how to build a road to the top. Now imagine thousands of Whitneys, only 40% taller, steeper and more rugged. That’s the Cordillera Apolobamba.

That’s why we went to Bolivia. To ride a network of the world’s most ambitious, ludicrous roads. Roads that defy physics. Roads that weave throughout an ancient and venerable Alpine Wonderland that is currently transitioning into to Tolkien’s Mordor.”

Like this? I do. If you do, you can continue reading more from Yonder Journal’s recent excursion to Bolivia. There’s also a great list of what kind of gear to carry and how in this post. I can’t wait to find out if they finished the damn ride this time. Also, how fuckin’ metal is that poster?!

May 21, 2015 No comments yet
Superdomestik’s Los Angeles Homage Kits
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Los Angeles’ Superdomestik has recently relaunched their brand to include 6 new kits, three of which are homages to the looming mountains that tower over the Los Angeles skyline: Mt. Wilson, Mt. Baldy and Mt. Disappointment. Head over to Superdomestik to see more information on pre-ordering.

May 20, 2015 2 comments
Mixed Works: Black Bird Panniers
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Poland’s Mixed Works brings something new to the touring rack. Their new Black Bird panniers are completely waterproof, offer an easy to use rolltop design and modern hardware. They’re sold individually, only at Mixed Works, so head over to see more information.

May 20, 2015 6 comments
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Niner Bikes: Ros 9+ Now Available as a Frameset
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Niner now offers their Ros 9+ as a frame and fork, allowing you to build yours as you see fit. There’s been a lot of buzz around this frame and after spending a lot of time around one in Los Angeles over the past few weeks, I gotta say that I’m impressed. It looks great and comes from a company like Niner that knows a thing or two about making highly shredable 29rs…

Check out specs for the Ros 9+ frameset at Niner Bikes.

May 22, 2015 No comments yet
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Yonder Journal: Sunchuli Pass – Lord Nerd Beta
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While the first day of the Sunchuli Pass’ coverage focuses mostly on gear and bikepacking check lists, there are a lot of excellent passages like the following:

“We went to Bolivia because of the mines.

Everywhere else in the world roads go where roads go and trails go where trails go. There is very little confusion about which is which, and it’s clear where one ends and the other begins. Roads are wide, paved or graded, and maintained to some degree. Trails get rad. In Bolivia, because of the mines, the situation is more fluid.

If gold was discovered on the top of Mt Whitney, and California didn’t give a fuck about large scale mining and environmental stewardship because it was the poorest country in South America, somebody with three snow shovels lashed to the front of a minivan would figure out how to build a road to the top. Now imagine thousands of Whitneys, only 40% taller, steeper and more rugged. That’s the Cordillera Apolobamba.

That’s why we went to Bolivia. To ride a network of the world’s most ambitious, ludicrous roads. Roads that defy physics. Roads that weave throughout an ancient and venerable Alpine Wonderland that is currently transitioning into to Tolkien’s Mordor.”

Like this? I do. If you do, you can continue reading more from Yonder Journal’s recent excursion to Bolivia. There’s also a great list of what kind of gear to carry and how in this post. I can’t wait to find out if they finished the damn ride this time. Also, how fuckin’ metal is that poster?!

May 21, 2015 No comments yet
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Superdomestik’s Los Angeles Homage Kits
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Los Angeles’ Superdomestik has recently relaunched their brand to include 6 new kits, three of which are homages to the looming mountains that tower over the Los Angeles skyline: Mt. Wilson, Mt. Baldy and Mt. Disappointment. Head over to Superdomestik to see more information on pre-ordering.

May 20, 2015 2 comments
Mixed Works: Black Bird Panniers
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Poland’s Mixed Works brings something new to the touring rack. Their new Black Bird panniers are completely waterproof, offer an easy to use rolltop design and modern hardware. They’re sold individually, only at Mixed Works, so head over to see more information.

May 20, 2015 6 comments
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Who You Calling Fat? Portland Design Works’ The Fat Stevens™ Fat Bike Pump

Portland Design Works recognizes niches within niche markets. Like for example, a portable fatbike pump. High volume tires are a pain in the ass to inflate on a trail and The Fat Stevens™ is capable of tackling even the most rotund tires… Check out more at the Portland Design Works Kickstarter, which includes a special edition carrying case by Blaqpaks and see some photos below.

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May 19, 2015 10 comments
Winter Bicycle’s New Peregrinator Rando Rambo Bike
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Eric from Winter Bicycles describes his latest build, the Peregrinator as a “full rando with Di2/ Hydro robot build.” Yes, rando, not Rambo. Although the latter seems fitting with this build kit. Talk about going full-on commando assault steeze… The Peregrinator comes locked and loaded with Nitto components, A23 rims, Compass Tires, White Industries, Schmidt generator hub, internal wiring with Ultegra Di2, Winter racks, a Winter stem and a Ruthworks SF Luggage bag.

Shine, please, shine, Peregrinator. You’re ready for anything. Check out more detail photos below…

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May 19, 2015 6 comments
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