In Stock: The Radavist Trail Friends Purist Bottle Package – Texas
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Red n yellow kill a fellow… As a youngster who spent a lot of time in the woods of North Carolina hunting down snakes, this saying resonated throughout my pre-pubescent mind. As an adult who still spends a lot of time in the woods, when I see a colorful banded snake, it’s the first thing I recollect. While the coral snake rarely claims any victims, barring the occasional drunken fool, these snakes are the most venomous in North America and in many regards, the most beautiful. The Texas Coral Snake is a completely different subspecies from its other North American family. The main difference is, it tends to wear more black…

Paired with this colorful bottle is a Opuntia cactus, commonly called the Prickly Pear, it too can leave you with some puncture wounds if you’re not careful. My run-ins with these plants occur more on the dinner plate that tire sidewall however. Nopales is a standard-issue taco option here in Texas, so order it up next time you’re ’round these parts. I wouldn’t dare eat our slithering friend the Texas Coral Snake.

Artwork by Kyler Martz, inspired by nature.

Pick up a pair of these 22oz Purist bottles (that’s one Coral Snake and one Prickly Pear. Sorry, we’re mixing it up here) for $18.00 plus shipping ($5 domestic $14 international). Please limit one order per customer. If you place two orders, I’ll cancel the second order!

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Jul 7, 2015 2 comments
Paul Component Engineering Klampers Have Landed!
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I remember a comment here on the Radavist. It went something like “If GOD wanted disc brakes on drop bar bicycles, then PAUL would make them…”

Well, the Klampers are here and they’re ready for public consumption. In short pull (for SRAM, Shimano, etc road levers) or long pull (for top pull brake levers), in black or silver. I don’t even know why I’m typing anything because they’re probably already gone! Made in the USA in Chico, California and tested by the guy whose name is on each caliper.

PAUL PAUL PAUL PAUL PAUL

Jul 7, 2015 12 comments
Yonder Journal and Ultra Romance Take You to Club Macho
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I had no idea this was even a thing! Benedict, aka Ultra Romance has a feature on Yonder Journal entitled “Club Macho” where he lays down the law on what it takes to be a Bike Hobo in contemporary society. Episode 01 takes you to New Zealand, somewhere that might not be super obtainable for you Northern Hemispherites, yet Episode 02 takes place in Shredona, Arizona…

I’ll take full creative direction on that bottle of Rosé in Bene’s Iris King Cage tho’…

Jul 7, 2015 No comments yet
Wolf Tooth Direct Mount SRAM Rings in Stock up to 38t
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I love the direct mount chainring interface and I love SRAM’s cranks, so when Wolf Tooth offers up a tasty 38t option, with a 40t and 42t on the way, It’s hard to say no. I raced all last cross season on a 40t Wolf Tooth ring but would gladly take a direct mount for this season… Check out more at Wolf Tooth.

Jul 7, 2015 No comments yet
Surly Goes Pastel for the Troll and Singlespeed Karate Monkey
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I just wrote and re-wrote this copy, trying to come up with something clever to say about Surly in general, only to find the best way to present the brand is to let the products do the talking and leave the rest up to the consumer. The Surly Troll is by far one of the most unique bikes in their catalog. A veritable do-it-all machine if you will. Now, the Troll and the Karate Monkey singlespeed got a bit brighter for 2016 with two new pastel colors… Feast your eyes for yourselves at dealers soon!

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
The Trans-Cascadia MTB Race in Oakridge

Are you getting psyched on all of the Trans-Provence footage but think that traveling to France c’est trop? Don’t fret, announcing Trans-Cascadia.

A multi-day enduro/camping/feasting event on the world renowned trails of Oakridge, Oregon this September 24-27th. With food provided by Chris King’s Gourmet Century Chef Chris DiMinno, trials provided by a perfect combination of geology, topography, and a sweat equity, an equal cash payout to men and women, the same timing system used in the Trans-Provence, and all the proceeds going to further developing the Oakridge trail system this race is the perfect way to cap your summer. Head to Trans Cascadia for more information.

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
Speedvagen: Golden Urban Racer
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If there was ever to be a gilded knight in the Speedvagen guard, it would have to be the Urban Racer. This bike was the most polarizing figure in the small framebuilding community that I can remember. I will say however, over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of people take the Urban Racer platform as inspiration to build their own budget versions. When’s the last time you can recall a small side project like the UR have an effect like that?

After the initial release, Sacha and the folks at Speedvagen made this insane gilded Urban Racer for a client and the photos pop like the Vegas skyline.

Sure, this bike isn’t for everyone, but can all appreciate something as insane as this, right? And it’s made by hand in Portland, Oregon. Check out more photos at the Speedvagen Flickr.

Jul 6, 2015 6 comments
Chumba’s Stella Titanium 29r Hardtail Pre-Order and Savings
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Want to save on a titanium, made in the USA hardtail XC racing 29’r? Chumba’s new Ti Stella might be what you’re looking for. As an introductory pre-order Chumba is pricing their new XC machine at $1,799, which is a steal for a made in the USA titanium hardtail.

Check out more information below or just head to Chumba for the details…

(more…)

Jul 6, 2015 4 comments
Scenes from the Chris King Gourmet Century in Bend
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Photos by Dan Sharp

The Chris King Gourmet Century brings the wonderful world of food together with bikes, in a whole new way. Recently, the event landed itself in Bend for a day of MTB riding and gorging on delicious food, as prepared by Chris King chef, Chris Diminno. Having been on the receiving end of Chris’ cooking many times before, I’d say the attendees got their share of gourmet snacks as well as plenty of Bend dirt.

Check out a few more photos below and see the full report at Chris King’s Blog.

(more…)

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
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In Stock: The Radavist Trail Friends Purist Bottle Package – Texas
rednyellow-2

Red n yellow kill a fellow… As a youngster who spent a lot of time in the woods of North Carolina hunting down snakes, this saying resonated throughout my pre-pubescent mind. As an adult who still spends a lot of time in the woods, when I see a colorful banded snake, it’s the first thing I recollect. While the coral snake rarely claims any victims, barring the occasional drunken fool, these snakes are the most venomous in North America and in many regards, the most beautiful. The Texas Coral Snake is a completely different subspecies from its other North American family. The main difference is, it tends to wear more black…

Paired with this colorful bottle is a Opuntia cactus, commonly called the Prickly Pear, it too can leave you with some puncture wounds if you’re not careful. My run-ins with these plants occur more on the dinner plate that tire sidewall however. Nopales is a standard-issue taco option here in Texas, so order it up next time you’re ’round these parts. I wouldn’t dare eat our slithering friend the Texas Coral Snake.

Artwork by Kyler Martz, inspired by nature.

Pick up a pair of these 22oz Purist bottles (that’s one Coral Snake and one Prickly Pear. Sorry, we’re mixing it up here) for $18.00 plus shipping ($5 domestic $14 international). Please limit one order per customer. If you place two orders, I’ll cancel the second order!

(more…)

Jul 7, 2015 2 comments
Paul Component Engineering Klampers Have Landed!
klamper1_zoom

I remember a comment here on the Radavist. It went something like “If GOD wanted disc brakes on drop bar bicycles, then PAUL would make them…”

Well, the Klampers are here and they’re ready for public consumption. In short pull (for SRAM, Shimano, etc road levers) or long pull (for top pull brake levers), in black or silver. I don’t even know why I’m typing anything because they’re probably already gone! Made in the USA in Chico, California and tested by the guy whose name is on each caliper.

PAUL PAUL PAUL PAUL PAUL

Jul 7, 2015 12 comments
Yonder Journal and Ultra Romance Take You to Club Macho
yonderjournal_clubmacho_nzep01

I had no idea this was even a thing! Benedict, aka Ultra Romance has a feature on Yonder Journal entitled “Club Macho” where he lays down the law on what it takes to be a Bike Hobo in contemporary society. Episode 01 takes you to New Zealand, somewhere that might not be super obtainable for you Northern Hemispherites, yet Episode 02 takes place in Shredona, Arizona…

I’ll take full creative direction on that bottle of Rosé in Bene’s Iris King Cage tho’…

Jul 7, 2015 No comments yet
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Wolf Tooth Direct Mount SRAM Rings in Stock up to 38t
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I love the direct mount chainring interface and I love SRAM’s cranks, so when Wolf Tooth offers up a tasty 38t option, with a 40t and 42t on the way, It’s hard to say no. I raced all last cross season on a 40t Wolf Tooth ring but would gladly take a direct mount for this season… Check out more at Wolf Tooth.

Jul 7, 2015 No comments yet
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Surly Goes Pastel for the Troll and Singlespeed Karate Monkey
PastelSurly

I just wrote and re-wrote this copy, trying to come up with something clever to say about Surly in general, only to find the best way to present the brand is to let the products do the talking and leave the rest up to the consumer. The Surly Troll is by far one of the most unique bikes in their catalog. A veritable do-it-all machine if you will. Now, the Troll and the Karate Monkey singlespeed got a bit brighter for 2016 with two new pastel colors… Feast your eyes for yourselves at dealers soon!

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
The Trans-Cascadia MTB Race in Oakridge

Are you getting psyched on all of the Trans-Provence footage but think that traveling to France c’est trop? Don’t fret, announcing Trans-Cascadia.

A multi-day enduro/camping/feasting event on the world renowned trails of Oakridge, Oregon this September 24-27th. With food provided by Chris King’s Gourmet Century Chef Chris DiMinno, trials provided by a perfect combination of geology, topography, and a sweat equity, an equal cash payout to men and women, the same timing system used in the Trans-Provence, and all the proceeds going to further developing the Oakridge trail system this race is the perfect way to cap your summer. Head to Trans Cascadia for more information.

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
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Speedvagen: Golden Urban Racer
Speedvagen_UR_Gold-02

If there was ever to be a gilded knight in the Speedvagen guard, it would have to be the Urban Racer. This bike was the most polarizing figure in the small framebuilding community that I can remember. I will say however, over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of people take the Urban Racer platform as inspiration to build their own budget versions. When’s the last time you can recall a small side project like the UR have an effect like that?

After the initial release, Sacha and the folks at Speedvagen made this insane gilded Urban Racer for a client and the photos pop like the Vegas skyline.

Sure, this bike isn’t for everyone, but can all appreciate something as insane as this, right? And it’s made by hand in Portland, Oregon. Check out more photos at the Speedvagen Flickr.

Jul 6, 2015 6 comments
Chumba’s Stella Titanium 29r Hardtail Pre-Order and Savings
_MG_5493

Want to save on a titanium, made in the USA hardtail XC racing 29’r? Chumba’s new Ti Stella might be what you’re looking for. As an introductory pre-order Chumba is pricing their new XC machine at $1,799, which is a steal for a made in the USA titanium hardtail.

Check out more information below or just head to Chumba for the details…

(more…)

Jul 6, 2015 4 comments
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Scenes from the Chris King Gourmet Century in Bend
Bend-Featured

Photos by Dan Sharp

The Chris King Gourmet Century brings the wonderful world of food together with bikes, in a whole new way. Recently, the event landed itself in Bend for a day of MTB riding and gorging on delicious food, as prepared by Chris King chef, Chris Diminno. Having been on the receiving end of Chris’ cooking many times before, I’d say the attendees got their share of gourmet snacks as well as plenty of Bend dirt.

Check out a few more photos below and see the full report at Chris King’s Blog.

(more…)

Jul 6, 2015 No comments yet
New Bike Jerks Goods
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Bike Jerks celebrated 10 years recently and with it came a whole slew of new products ranging from t-shirts, to stickers and patches. Head over to check the offerings out!

Jul 6, 2015 1 comment
Grinduro Confirms Ray Barbee and Mike Watt For Music

Hopefully by now you’ve heard of Grinduro, Giro’s two-day event in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Part gravel grinder, part enduro and all fun. Co-sponsored by SRAM, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. Thanks to Ray Barbee and Mike Watt, the October 10th event just got a lot more rockin’…

In addition to the music and the racing, Grinduro will feature displays of art and hand-built bicycles, and excellent food from former Clyde Common chef Chris DiMinno of Gourmet Century fame. Featured builders include Black Cat, Blue Collar Bikes, Caletti, Falconer, Retrotec, Steve Rex, Soulcraft and others. There will also be displays of handmade creations from Paul Component Engineering, White Industries, Strawfoot and Traugott Guitars alongside art from Geoff McFetridge and others.

Registration is open now and is $200 for the weekend including race entry, camping, music and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday. The concerts and bike/art expo will be available to general admission on Saturday evening for $5/person.

Head over to Giro for more information. Yes, spots are still available!

Jul 6, 2015 2 comments
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