7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Crater Lake

DeSalvo Custom Cycles made one of the sickest titanium road bikes for the 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders, reflecting Crater Lake. Inspired by the glowing blue of the lake, this frame has a raw, exposed titanium rear triangle. This video was one of my favorites because it really captures the accessible vibes of Crater Lake, even though it omits to mention the incessant mosquitos!

Follow along at the 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders site to see how you can find this bike and take it home with you!

Aug 4, 2015 1 comment
Santa Cruz Syndicate: Episode 5

For the 5th episode of Santa Cruz’s Syndicate video series, we head to the coincidental 5th World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne to witness Ratboy taking the win and the culture that surrounds the downhill circuit.

Aug 4, 2015 No comments yet
Baum Cycles: Turquoise and Navy Ristretto
Ristretto_Baum

I look at Baum’s work like many people look at brands that are constantly introducing new “colorways” or styles. Nike, for instance. Or New Balance, rather. Same shoe, different color and yet it evokes a Pavlovian response. Seriously, how many times have we looked at a titanium Baum frame here on the site? They still get me every time. For more drool-worthy, Australian goodness, check the Baum Flickr.

Aug 4, 2015 1 comment
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: August
RAD_AUGUST2015_resize_1000

This is the eighth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Los Padres”. The camera, film and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

With the summer in Texas, comes unbearable heat and an instinctual behavior to retreat to the far western reaches of the United States for some Cali vibes. The Los Padres mountains are by no means “cool” this time of year, but I’ll take an extra 15º any day. With tonality like this and endless possibles for road and dirt excursions, maybe it’s time to relocate… permanently.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – August. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Aug 3, 2015 1 comment
SOLD OUT: New Jerseys
andre-5

Wardrobes over here are pretty subdued. Black jeans, black shirts, black boots. If color does get splashed in, it’ll usually be either camo, green, tan or grey. You know, the simple tones that make life interesting. While we’ve got nothing against bright, vibrant kit designs, they’re just not our thing. That’s why sticking to solid tones and hues makes sense to us.

Introducing two new Radavist jerseys and a short sleeve rendition of the collaboration jersey with Tracko. These include: a Battleship Grey Jersey with black accents, a “Sprinters” OD Green jersey with discharge tan accents and a Blackened Splinter Camo jersey, marked with Tracko and the Radavist insignia in white. Mix them with your favorite black bibs, or the Radavist bibs. Either way, they’ll look great.

Each jersey is made by hand in Los Angeles by Endo Customs and is in stock now with a retail of $125 plus shipping. These are sold out. Thanks for your support. We’ll be shipping them this week.

(more…)

Aug 3, 2015 37 comments
The Rock Lobster Cup
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Bay Area people, dwellers of Santa Cruz and San Jose listen up: the crustacean king at Rock Lobster is throwing a pre-season cyclocross cup on August 29th at the Bonny Doon Airport. There’s something for everyone, so if you can make it out, do so!

Aug 3, 2015 No comments yet
Blue Lug: MCR65 Stem and RM-3 Dirt Drop
Nitto_Bar_Drop

Nitto’s newest offerings are now in stock at Blue Lug in Japan. The MCR65 Stem and RM-3 Dirt Drop are for 1 1/8″ bikes looking to be run with a high position dirt drop but in a classic design. These new shapes are available in black or silver and as evident in the photo above, add a different feel to a bike like the Surly Crosscheck.

Aug 3, 2015 1 comment
Tomorrow at Noon
andre-13

We’ll be stocking three new jersey colors: Battleship Grey, “sprinters” OD Green and a collaboration jersey with Tracko, the Blackened Splinter Camo. These are in stock and will ship this week, along with any previous order corrections.

Noon, Central standard time.

Aug 2, 2015 10 comments
In the Know – Connor Fearon

Oh my god. I don’t know what is my favorite part of this video, the riding or the sounds coming from Connor’s tires as they hook up. So good.

Aug 1, 2015 4 comments
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7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Crater Lake

DeSalvo Custom Cycles made one of the sickest titanium road bikes for the 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders, reflecting Crater Lake. Inspired by the glowing blue of the lake, this frame has a raw, exposed titanium rear triangle. This video was one of my favorites because it really captures the accessible vibes of Crater Lake, even though it omits to mention the incessant mosquitos!

Follow along at the 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders site to see how you can find this bike and take it home with you!

Aug 4, 2015 1 comment
Santa Cruz Syndicate: Episode 5

For the 5th episode of Santa Cruz’s Syndicate video series, we head to the coincidental 5th World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne to witness Ratboy taking the win and the culture that surrounds the downhill circuit.

Aug 4, 2015 No comments yet
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Baum Cycles: Turquoise and Navy Ristretto
Ristretto_Baum

I look at Baum’s work like many people look at brands that are constantly introducing new “colorways” or styles. Nike, for instance. Or New Balance, rather. Same shoe, different color and yet it evokes a Pavlovian response. Seriously, how many times have we looked at a titanium Baum frame here on the site? They still get me every time. For more drool-worthy, Australian goodness, check the Baum Flickr.

Aug 4, 2015 1 comment
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: August
RAD_AUGUST2015_resize_1000

This is the eighth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Los Padres”. The camera, film and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

With the summer in Texas, comes unbearable heat and an instinctual behavior to retreat to the far western reaches of the United States for some Cali vibes. The Los Padres mountains are by no means “cool” this time of year, but I’ll take an extra 15º any day. With tonality like this and endless possibles for road and dirt excursions, maybe it’s time to relocate… permanently.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – August. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Aug 3, 2015 1 comment
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SOLD OUT: New Jerseys
andre-5

Wardrobes over here are pretty subdued. Black jeans, black shirts, black boots. If color does get splashed in, it’ll usually be either camo, green, tan or grey. You know, the simple tones that make life interesting. While we’ve got nothing against bright, vibrant kit designs, they’re just not our thing. That’s why sticking to solid tones and hues makes sense to us.

Introducing two new Radavist jerseys and a short sleeve rendition of the collaboration jersey with Tracko. These include: a Battleship Grey Jersey with black accents, a “Sprinters” OD Green jersey with discharge tan accents and a Blackened Splinter Camo jersey, marked with Tracko and the Radavist insignia in white. Mix them with your favorite black bibs, or the Radavist bibs. Either way, they’ll look great.

Each jersey is made by hand in Los Angeles by Endo Customs and is in stock now with a retail of $125 plus shipping. These are sold out. Thanks for your support. We’ll be shipping them this week.

(more…)

Aug 3, 2015 37 comments
The Rock Lobster Cup
RockLobsterCup

Bay Area people, dwellers of Santa Cruz and San Jose listen up: the crustacean king at Rock Lobster is throwing a pre-season cyclocross cup on August 29th at the Bonny Doon Airport. There’s something for everyone, so if you can make it out, do so!

Aug 3, 2015 No comments yet
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Blue Lug: MCR65 Stem and RM-3 Dirt Drop
Nitto_Bar_Drop

Nitto’s newest offerings are now in stock at Blue Lug in Japan. The MCR65 Stem and RM-3 Dirt Drop are for 1 1/8″ bikes looking to be run with a high position dirt drop but in a classic design. These new shapes are available in black or silver and as evident in the photo above, add a different feel to a bike like the Surly Crosscheck.

Aug 3, 2015 1 comment
Tomorrow at Noon
andre-13

We’ll be stocking three new jersey colors: Battleship Grey, “sprinters” OD Green and a collaboration jersey with Tracko, the Blackened Splinter Camo. These are in stock and will ship this week, along with any previous order corrections.

Noon, Central standard time.

Aug 2, 2015 10 comments
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In the Know – Connor Fearon

Oh my god. I don’t know what is my favorite part of this video, the riding or the sounds coming from Connor’s tires as they hook up. So good.

Aug 1, 2015 4 comments
Well Used: Gevenalle GX Shifters for Mountain Bike Derailleurs
Elephant Bikes National Forest Explorer with Gevenalle Shifting

For some reason, when Gevenalle first launched, I didn’t want to like their shifting mechanisms. They just seemed too contrived. A solution for a problem that didn’t exist. Perhaps it was their marketing, claiming to be designed for cyclocross racing. Sure, I read the product descriptions, the PR, looked at the photos but I still wasn’t convinced.

It wasn’t until I began to see the Gevenalle shifters on touring bikes that my interest was piqued. “Now that makes sense” I thought. Not running traditional road shifters on a touring bike is completely reasonable. The same can be said for barcons or downtube shifters. Why take your hand off the lever to shift? Sure. I get that.

The Gevenalle shifting system I recently spent time with is the GX shifters for mountain bike derailleurs. More specifically, a shifting system ideal for long-cage, dirt tourers like the Elephant NFE. (more…)

Jul 31, 2015 35 comments
#TeamDreamSunsetChasingTeam Contest is On!
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Photo by Jesse Carmody

It’s that time of year again. Sean from Team Dream is throwing his annual #TeamDreamSunsetChasingTeam contest on Instagram. The concept is simple: chase a sunset, shoot a photo and tag it #TeamDreamSunsetChasingTeam. Here’s the rundown:

“Here…We…Go! This rounds Sunset Chasing Photo Contest prizes are SOOO insane (like so insane that these aren’t even all of them because we couldn’t fit anything else in the photo). We have loads great stuff ready for you to win! Some of the grand prizes include bags from @missionworkshop / @acresupply, glasses from @oakleybike, kits from us here @teamdreamteam / @endocustoms & the “ultra grand prize” is a set of Ksyrium SLR wheels (plus shoes) from @maviccycling.

We will be picking a total of 15 winners and 1 Grand Prize winner. You now have 5 days to get out and post your best #TeamDreamSunsetChasingTeam images! Just use the hashtag on your photos to participate. The only rule is that the photo must be new/original and be yours. Winners will be chosen by instagram celebrity guest judges (to be announced on a later date in order to protect their own safety) and will be announced once the contest ends. Images will be judged on concept, composition & overall level of fun (photoshopping in a Bobcat wouldn’t hurt either.

Good Luck everyone. The deadline is this Tuesday at midnight PST..Now go out there and get em’!”

Jul 31, 2015 No comments yet
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