The Sverigetempot Teaser and This Weekend’s LA Group Ride Info

This weekend brings about the Sverigetempot premiere in Los Angeles. To give you a taste of what to expect, Ertzui has uploaded a teaser trailer. Check out all the information for the premiere at our archived post and info for the group ride on Saturday morning below.

NOT THE LENGTH OF SWEDEN POST RIDE WITH THE SEQUOIA TEAM.

Meetup at Golden Saddle Saturday morning 1/21 7am. All welcome, no drop, 35 miles, mixed-terrain with over 4,000′ elevation. Be advised, these roads are steep and the terrain is rough at times. You can ride it on a road bike, but a fat tire ‘cross bike would be best. Complimentary breakfast stuff upon return to GSC.

For anyone that can’t make it to the premiere, you’ll be able to view it on Specialized.com over the weekend!

Jan 19, 2017 1 comment
Compass UD-1 Rack for Disc Brakes
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Got a bike with rack mounts but having a hard time finding a rack that will work? Maybe it’s a disc brake bike and the caliper is in the way? Whatever the reason, the gents at Compass have designed a rack, dubbed the UD-1, that will work with *most* bikes. Head over to Compass to read up on it.

Jan 19, 2017 3 comments
The San Gabriel Mountains: Above the Clouds

I love seeing videos like this from my favorite place to ride…

“In 2014, President Obama designated a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Monument. Located northeast of Los Angeles, California, these mountains often experience a weather phenomenon of inversion clouds called “marine layer” due to their proximity to the cold Pacific Ocean. From 2012 to 2017, I frequented the San Gabriel Mountains recording time-lapse footage in a variety of weather conditions and seasons to showcase the natural beauty of these mountains. To learn more about marine layer, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site. To learn more about the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument visit this website

Jan 18, 2017 2 comments
No22 Bicycles: the Aurora Disc Road
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With flat mount brakes, a carbon seat tube and titanium main tubes, the latest from No22 Bicycles is one of the slickest looking disc road bike on the market. At first glance, even I didn’t notice the disc rotors… The Aurora is made in the USA and backed with a 10-year warranty. Check out more information on the Aurora at No22.

Jan 18, 2017 No comments yet
Velodrool

An addiction to smoking pushes a cyclist to join a race in this unique animation video.

Jan 18, 2017 2 comments
Pithy Bikes: a Youtube Channel About Framebuilding

Youtube is the best. If you want to learn how to fix or build something from scratch, all you’ve got to do it a quick search. That includes framebuilding. Pithy Bikes has a channel documenting everything from jig building, to tubing selection and fabrication. If you like this intro, check out their full profile at Youtube.

Jan 18, 2017 2 comments
Walls

I can’t even think of anything to write here. Just watch it!

Jan 17, 2017 10 comments
The 2017 Mr. Pink Has a Carbon Fork
The 2017 Mr. Pink Has a Carbon Fork

Ok, yeah, technically there is an “embargo” on this release for tomorrow, but you know what? I don’t care. Jeff is crashing at my house while he’s here in LA, and I hauled all my camera gear up to an overlook to photograph this bike at sunset, so I’m posting it a few hours before the embargo. That means a few things: there’s no link for this bike on the All-City site yet, so you can’t get every single spec and detail. Edit: well, they just pushed it live…

I can tell you the size 55cm weighs 20lbs on the nose (the 52cm pictured comes in under 20lbs), completely stock and the new Whisky carbon fork was developed specifically by All-City for this bike. The new fork has the same rake and tire clearance, yet weights 1.45lbs lighter than the steel fork. These frames are still made from Columbus Zona tubing.

Currently, there will no longer be steel forks offered on the Mr. Pink. The Whisky fork is replacing them. A bit of intel however: All-City is making a limited run of pink Whisky forks for all the current owners of last year’s model to buy and as you can see, the new Mr. Pink is an homage to the classic Motorola Cycling Team. Yay, Merckx!

We love the Mr. Pink here at the Radavist. If you wish to read my review, check it out in the Related Entries in the left column. Also, Whisky will be offering this 1 1/8″ fork in their 2017 lineup. More on that later. For now, check out more photos below and see full specs at All-City. (more…)

Jan 13, 2017 80 comments
Starting the Weekend Off Right
Friday

Coffee, friends and stoked faces. Thanks for the morning ride, guys! If you live in LA, and can make it out on a 2-4 hour ride each Friday morning, follow @GoldenSaddleCyclery for the meetup time and location each Thursday. The ride begins at Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake and ends at Free Coffee Friday at Mission Workshop, to ensure you’re good and caffeinated all day.

We’ll see you at the All-City GSC Happy Hour Ride this afternoon. Enjoy the weekend!

Jan 13, 2017 1 comment
The Builder

Max Kullaway, a Seattle-based framebuilder, discusses what his motivation is for building bicycles by hand.

Jan 13, 2017 2 comments
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The Sverigetempot Teaser and This Weekend’s LA Group Ride Info

This weekend brings about the Sverigetempot premiere in Los Angeles. To give you a taste of what to expect, Ertzui has uploaded a teaser trailer. Check out all the information for the premiere at our archived post and info for the group ride on Saturday morning below.

NOT THE LENGTH OF SWEDEN POST RIDE WITH THE SEQUOIA TEAM.

Meetup at Golden Saddle Saturday morning 1/21 7am. All welcome, no drop, 35 miles, mixed-terrain with over 4,000′ elevation. Be advised, these roads are steep and the terrain is rough at times. You can ride it on a road bike, but a fat tire ‘cross bike would be best. Complimentary breakfast stuff upon return to GSC.

For anyone that can’t make it to the premiere, you’ll be able to view it on Specialized.com over the weekend!

Jan 19, 2017 1 comment
Compass UD-1 Rack for Disc Brakes
ud_rack_above

Got a bike with rack mounts but having a hard time finding a rack that will work? Maybe it’s a disc brake bike and the caliper is in the way? Whatever the reason, the gents at Compass have designed a rack, dubbed the UD-1, that will work with *most* bikes. Head over to Compass to read up on it.

Jan 19, 2017 3 comments
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The San Gabriel Mountains: Above the Clouds

I love seeing videos like this from my favorite place to ride…

“In 2014, President Obama designated a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Monument. Located northeast of Los Angeles, California, these mountains often experience a weather phenomenon of inversion clouds called “marine layer” due to their proximity to the cold Pacific Ocean. From 2012 to 2017, I frequented the San Gabriel Mountains recording time-lapse footage in a variety of weather conditions and seasons to showcase the natural beauty of these mountains. To learn more about marine layer, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site. To learn more about the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument visit this website

Jan 18, 2017 2 comments
No22 Bicycles: the Aurora Disc Road
Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 8.32.54 AM

With flat mount brakes, a carbon seat tube and titanium main tubes, the latest from No22 Bicycles is one of the slickest looking disc road bike on the market. At first glance, even I didn’t notice the disc rotors… The Aurora is made in the USA and backed with a 10-year warranty. Check out more information on the Aurora at No22.

Jan 18, 2017 No comments yet
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Velodrool

An addiction to smoking pushes a cyclist to join a race in this unique animation video.

Jan 18, 2017 2 comments
Pithy Bikes: a Youtube Channel About Framebuilding

Youtube is the best. If you want to learn how to fix or build something from scratch, all you’ve got to do it a quick search. That includes framebuilding. Pithy Bikes has a channel documenting everything from jig building, to tubing selection and fabrication. If you like this intro, check out their full profile at Youtube.

Jan 18, 2017 2 comments
Walls

I can’t even think of anything to write here. Just watch it!

Jan 17, 2017 10 comments
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The 2017 Mr. Pink Has a Carbon Fork
The 2017 Mr. Pink Has a Carbon Fork

Ok, yeah, technically there is an “embargo” on this release for tomorrow, but you know what? I don’t care. Jeff is crashing at my house while he’s here in LA, and I hauled all my camera gear up to an overlook to photograph this bike at sunset, so I’m posting it a few hours before the embargo. That means a few things: there’s no link for this bike on the All-City site yet, so you can’t get every single spec and detail. Edit: well, they just pushed it live…

I can tell you the size 55cm weighs 20lbs on the nose (the 52cm pictured comes in under 20lbs), completely stock and the new Whisky carbon fork was developed specifically by All-City for this bike. The new fork has the same rake and tire clearance, yet weights 1.45lbs lighter than the steel fork. These frames are still made from Columbus Zona tubing.

Currently, there will no longer be steel forks offered on the Mr. Pink. The Whisky fork is replacing them. A bit of intel however: All-City is making a limited run of pink Whisky forks for all the current owners of last year’s model to buy and as you can see, the new Mr. Pink is an homage to the classic Motorola Cycling Team. Yay, Merckx!

We love the Mr. Pink here at the Radavist. If you wish to read my review, check it out in the Related Entries in the left column. Also, Whisky will be offering this 1 1/8″ fork in their 2017 lineup. More on that later. For now, check out more photos below and see full specs at All-City. (more…)

Jan 13, 2017 80 comments
Starting the Weekend Off Right
Friday

Coffee, friends and stoked faces. Thanks for the morning ride, guys! If you live in LA, and can make it out on a 2-4 hour ride each Friday morning, follow @GoldenSaddleCyclery for the meetup time and location each Thursday. The ride begins at Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake and ends at Free Coffee Friday at Mission Workshop, to ensure you’re good and caffeinated all day.

We’ll see you at the All-City GSC Happy Hour Ride this afternoon. Enjoy the weekend!

Jan 13, 2017 1 comment
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The Builder

Max Kullaway, a Seattle-based framebuilder, discusses what his motivation is for building bicycles by hand.

Jan 13, 2017 2 comments
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