The Road to Mont Blanc

It’s hard to beat the Swiss Alps!

“After crossing the French Alps non-stop last summer, Mavic ambassador Mike Cotty prepares to take on his longest and toughest journey to date, a 1000km traverse of the Dolomites, Eastern Alps and Swiss Alps featuring 21 mountains and 23,000 metres of elevation. Watch how Mike and his team get ready as they embark on an adventure of new and unknown limits. The Road to Mont Blanc – coming August 2014.”

Jul 30, 2014 No comments yet
Bike Mag: Packing for the French Maritime Alps with the Acre Hauser Bag
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People ask me all the time about what I bring on big bad rides and I thought I had my selection dialed, until I saw this in the Bike Mag Following Cards Day 4 editorial the other day:

“One set of L-bend allen keys; hand pump; 4 tubes; lighter; Euros; US dollars; 5 canadian dollars; housing end caps; cable ends; matchmaker; derailleur cable; chain; EpiPen; first-aid kit; spare bolts; cleats; Time pedals; knife; rope; gloves; zip ties; T-25 torx; chain breaker; chain pliers; electrical tape; chain lube; brake pads; XX1 rear derailleur; multi-tool.”

All that, in a Acre Hauser pack – not to mention one of those ultralight Orion jackets!

Jul 30, 2014 8 comments
Outlier: Runweight Shorts
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One of the reasons why I love Outlier is they’re always looking to make their products better, or at least better-adapted to however you find yourself using them. Their new Runweight shorts are even lighter weight and have no seams at the crotch, making them virtually chaffing-free. Perfect for running, jogging, swimming, cycling, bass fishing and even just sitting on your ass, poolside.

Now if I can just figure out what Lars is running from!

See more at Outlier.

Jul 29, 2014 8 comments
Blackburn Introduces the Central 100 front and 20 Rear Lighting System
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I was using my Central lights for a few months now, on multiple bikes before I lost them in all my travels. I particularly liked the rear, because I run a generator lamp on my tourer and it wasn’t annoyingly bright for people riding behind me. I even found the front to be exceptionally bright for what many would consider a “blink light”.

The Central lights mark a new push for Blackburn as they will slowly be releasing new products over the next few months, most of which I’ve had hands-on experience with and all of which I’m anxiously awaiting more testing time.

See more on the Central 100 Front and Central 20 Rear below!

(more…)

Jul 29, 2014 8 comments
Sold Out: Radavist Rune Stem Cap
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Let the raidō rune point you in which ever way your ride or journey takes you. These RADAVIST Rune top caps come in black only and are $12 shipped worldwide a piece. Made by Kustom Caps in the US of A.

Pick one up below. I will discount shipping if you buy more than one.

SOLD OUT

Jul 29, 2014 8 comments
Winter Bicycles: Consano All-Road
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Photo by Anthony Bareno

Eric at Winter, like many builders, has been busy, busy, busy with frames, the most recent being this Consano All-Road. This frame is equipped with clearances for bigger tires, while maintaining a road geometry and feel. Equipped with PAUL MiniMotos for stopping power and a deep red coat of paint from none other than Keith Anderson.

Head over to Winter Bicycles for more.

Jul 29, 2014 No comments yet
Audax Alpine Classic

This is phenomenal – it’s like a vignette into a miniature world. I love Australia!

“Earlier this year I worked with cycling club Audax Australia to capture a tilt-shift time-lapse of their event the Alpine Classic. Starting in the town of Bright 2,200 cyclists tackled several different courses of up to 250km which included ascents of Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Tawonga Gap. In my four days of shooting I covered nearly 2,000km through the Victorian High Country capturing cyclists, landscapes and the local towns.”

Jul 28, 2014 3 comments
Merckx Mondays
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A few years back, I posted about these shoes, which I still have in my possession (obviously). While they’re no longer NOS – after a few rides on the track bike – they are in still pristine condition. As a matter of face, I have all three of these shoes in the “Related” sidebar, all sitting in my office now after living in storage containers for years. I’m not sure what sparked this particular Merckx Mondays, other than seeing Golden Saddle Cyclery using their Merckx Adidas shoe box to hold limes when I was in LA last week…

Nothing wrong with that!

Jul 28, 2014 1 comment
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The Road to Mont Blanc

It’s hard to beat the Swiss Alps!

“After crossing the French Alps non-stop last summer, Mavic ambassador Mike Cotty prepares to take on his longest and toughest journey to date, a 1000km traverse of the Dolomites, Eastern Alps and Swiss Alps featuring 21 mountains and 23,000 metres of elevation. Watch how Mike and his team get ready as they embark on an adventure of new and unknown limits. The Road to Mont Blanc – coming August 2014.”

Jul 30, 2014 No comments yet
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Bike Mag: Packing for the French Maritime Alps with the Acre Hauser Bag
Acre_Hauser

People ask me all the time about what I bring on big bad rides and I thought I had my selection dialed, until I saw this in the Bike Mag Following Cards Day 4 editorial the other day:

“One set of L-bend allen keys; hand pump; 4 tubes; lighter; Euros; US dollars; 5 canadian dollars; housing end caps; cable ends; matchmaker; derailleur cable; chain; EpiPen; first-aid kit; spare bolts; cleats; Time pedals; knife; rope; gloves; zip ties; T-25 torx; chain breaker; chain pliers; electrical tape; chain lube; brake pads; XX1 rear derailleur; multi-tool.”

All that, in a Acre Hauser pack – not to mention one of those ultralight Orion jackets!

Jul 30, 2014 8 comments
Outlier: Runweight Shorts
Outlier-shorts

One of the reasons why I love Outlier is they’re always looking to make their products better, or at least better-adapted to however you find yourself using them. Their new Runweight shorts are even lighter weight and have no seams at the crotch, making them virtually chaffing-free. Perfect for running, jogging, swimming, cycling, bass fishing and even just sitting on your ass, poolside.

Now if I can just figure out what Lars is running from!

See more at Outlier.

Jul 29, 2014 8 comments
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Blackburn Introduces the Central 100 front and 20 Rear Lighting System
Central100front-central20rea

I was using my Central lights for a few months now, on multiple bikes before I lost them in all my travels. I particularly liked the rear, because I run a generator lamp on my tourer and it wasn’t annoyingly bright for people riding behind me. I even found the front to be exceptionally bright for what many would consider a “blink light”.

The Central lights mark a new push for Blackburn as they will slowly be releasing new products over the next few months, most of which I’ve had hands-on experience with and all of which I’m anxiously awaiting more testing time.

See more on the Central 100 Front and Central 20 Rear below!

(more…)

Jul 29, 2014 8 comments
Sold Out: Radavist Rune Stem Cap
Argonaut-road-sram-red-22-23

Let the raidō rune point you in which ever way your ride or journey takes you. These RADAVIST Rune top caps come in black only and are $12 shipped worldwide a piece. Made by Kustom Caps in the US of A.

Pick one up below. I will discount shipping if you buy more than one.

SOLD OUT

Jul 29, 2014 8 comments
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Winter Bicycles: Consano All-Road
Winter-RedRoad-17


Photo by Anthony Bareno

Eric at Winter, like many builders, has been busy, busy, busy with frames, the most recent being this Consano All-Road. This frame is equipped with clearances for bigger tires, while maintaining a road geometry and feel. Equipped with PAUL MiniMotos for stopping power and a deep red coat of paint from none other than Keith Anderson.

Head over to Winter Bicycles for more.

Jul 29, 2014 No comments yet
Audax Alpine Classic

This is phenomenal – it’s like a vignette into a miniature world. I love Australia!

“Earlier this year I worked with cycling club Audax Australia to capture a tilt-shift time-lapse of their event the Alpine Classic. Starting in the town of Bright 2,200 cyclists tackled several different courses of up to 250km which included ascents of Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Tawonga Gap. In my four days of shooting I covered nearly 2,000km through the Victorian High Country capturing cyclists, landscapes and the local towns.”

Jul 28, 2014 3 comments
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Merckx Mondays
MerckxMondays-1

A few years back, I posted about these shoes, which I still have in my possession (obviously). While they’re no longer NOS – after a few rides on the track bike – they are in still pristine condition. As a matter of face, I have all three of these shoes in the “Related” sidebar, all sitting in my office now after living in storage containers for years. I’m not sure what sparked this particular Merckx Mondays, other than seeing Golden Saddle Cyclery using their Merckx Adidas shoe box to hold limes when I was in LA last week…

Nothing wrong with that!

Jul 28, 2014 1 comment
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