We’re Sending Some Sun Your Way
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Please, don’t take this as gloating. Believe it or not, we don’t like 90º weather in February, but at least we figured we could share some of this warmth as we go into the long weekend. This past week has been electrifyingly hot, with almost debilitating temperatures spiking way above normal.

One of the ways we cope with it is by bringing the party up to the Blacktop (aka the Helipad) in Griffith Park at sunset as the cool ocean breeze ripples across the valleys and hills of Los Angeles. This becomes the perfect backdrop for a Golden Saddle Cyclery tradition of taking out-of-towners to “the Club.”

For some more warm vibes, check out a few more photos below.

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Feb 12, 2016 4 comments
ENVE Unveils Limited Edition Monthly Road and Mountain Wheelsets
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During 2016, ENVE will be releasing a limited number of special edition monthly wheelsets, including an exclusive theme, derived from one of their partner teams, athletes, charities, designers and frame builders. Each of these releases will be featured limited wheel artwork, painted hubs, ceramic bearings, wheel bags and custom memorabilia.

The first wheelset features a SES 4.5 Clincher with a custom painted ENVE carbon hub for Team Dimension Data and the Qhubeka charity for whom the team races for to raise awareness.

These wheelsets will be available in limited numbers worldwide, both direct from ENVE and via ENVE’s dealers. See more information at ENVE.

Feb 12, 2016 No comments yet
Win a USA-Made MMFG Carbon Fiber Frame for $5
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Photo by Kyle Kelley

“This is your chance to enter to win this handmade MMFG carbon fiber frame. Made in Los Angeles, CA. Designed and painted by the super talented crew at Poseur Sport Studios. The winner will be announced on February 19th at the MMFG fundraising party at MMFG HQ. The winning number will be posted at @Montenegro_Mfg on instagram. There’s no limit on how many tickets you can buy. The raffle tickets will be mailed to you as well as getting a copy via e-mail.”

Pick up a raffle ticket at MMFG!

Feb 11, 2016 3 comments
Bastion Cycles Uses 3D Printed Titanium Lugs with Carbon Tubes
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We’ve seen previous examples of using 3D printing to not only develop a bicycle frame, but inform its design. In my opinion using this technology to manufacture custom lugs which are then bonded to carbon tubing, resulting in a truly customizable geometry is one of the more practical uses, and that’s what Bastion Cycles is attempting to offer… Their website is up in its infancy, but there’s plenty of information to keep you engaged. Not to mention that clean disc road build!

Head over to Bastion Cycles to check out more.

Feb 11, 2016 9 comments
SOLD OUT! The Radavist National Forest Sign Socks
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We love our Angeles National Forest here in LA and the sign leading up to the Angeles Crest along Highway 2 has become an icon for road and MTB rides. These socks were inspired from the simple color palette found across the nation in National Forests, resulting in a split tone sock with minimal branding. The colors are “natural” and “brown”, with the Radavist script on the underside of the foot. Made by DeFeet in North Carolina from their AirEater double cuff model, these socks will last through the seasons and provide the compression and comfort you’ve come to expect from the brand.

In stock now for $16 plus shipping ($5 Domestic and $12 International.) Before you ask, we cannot combine your order with the fleeces we posted earlier in the week. A completely different fulfillment center is shipping these orders. We wanted to launch these items separately to give everyone a chance to purchase. Again, thanks for the support!

Feb 10, 2016 No comments yet
Rapha Updates their Classic Jersey
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Many people say classics never go out of style and while that may be true, sometimes they need an update. Rapha took their most iconic jersey and gave it a few reconfigurations related to on-the-bike fit. I gotta say, the Classic jersey has always been my favorite piece of Rapha apparel and it is without a doubt the piece they built their whole look upon.

See more at Rapha.

Feb 10, 2016 No comments yet
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We’re Sending Some Sun Your Way
LeicaM-138

Please, don’t take this as gloating. Believe it or not, we don’t like 90º weather in February, but at least we figured we could share some of this warmth as we go into the long weekend. This past week has been electrifyingly hot, with almost debilitating temperatures spiking way above normal.

One of the ways we cope with it is by bringing the party up to the Blacktop (aka the Helipad) in Griffith Park at sunset as the cool ocean breeze ripples across the valleys and hills of Los Angeles. This becomes the perfect backdrop for a Golden Saddle Cyclery tradition of taking out-of-towners to “the Club.”

For some more warm vibes, check out a few more photos below.

(more…)

Feb 12, 2016 4 comments
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ENVE Unveils Limited Edition Monthly Road and Mountain Wheelsets
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During 2016, ENVE will be releasing a limited number of special edition monthly wheelsets, including an exclusive theme, derived from one of their partner teams, athletes, charities, designers and frame builders. Each of these releases will be featured limited wheel artwork, painted hubs, ceramic bearings, wheel bags and custom memorabilia.

The first wheelset features a SES 4.5 Clincher with a custom painted ENVE carbon hub for Team Dimension Data and the Qhubeka charity for whom the team races for to raise awareness.

These wheelsets will be available in limited numbers worldwide, both direct from ENVE and via ENVE’s dealers. See more information at ENVE.

Feb 12, 2016 No comments yet
Win a USA-Made MMFG Carbon Fiber Frame for $5
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Photo by Kyle Kelley

“This is your chance to enter to win this handmade MMFG carbon fiber frame. Made in Los Angeles, CA. Designed and painted by the super talented crew at Poseur Sport Studios. The winner will be announced on February 19th at the MMFG fundraising party at MMFG HQ. The winning number will be posted at @Montenegro_Mfg on instagram. There’s no limit on how many tickets you can buy. The raffle tickets will be mailed to you as well as getting a copy via e-mail.”

Pick up a raffle ticket at MMFG!

Feb 11, 2016 3 comments
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Bastion Cycles Uses 3D Printed Titanium Lugs with Carbon Tubes
gallery-04

We’ve seen previous examples of using 3D printing to not only develop a bicycle frame, but inform its design. In my opinion using this technology to manufacture custom lugs which are then bonded to carbon tubing, resulting in a truly customizable geometry is one of the more practical uses, and that’s what Bastion Cycles is attempting to offer… Their website is up in its infancy, but there’s plenty of information to keep you engaged. Not to mention that clean disc road build!

Head over to Bastion Cycles to check out more.

Feb 11, 2016 9 comments
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SOLD OUT! The Radavist National Forest Sign Socks
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We love our Angeles National Forest here in LA and the sign leading up to the Angeles Crest along Highway 2 has become an icon for road and MTB rides. These socks were inspired from the simple color palette found across the nation in National Forests, resulting in a split tone sock with minimal branding. The colors are “natural” and “brown”, with the Radavist script on the underside of the foot. Made by DeFeet in North Carolina from their AirEater double cuff model, these socks will last through the seasons and provide the compression and comfort you’ve come to expect from the brand.

In stock now for $16 plus shipping ($5 Domestic and $12 International.) Before you ask, we cannot combine your order with the fleeces we posted earlier in the week. A completely different fulfillment center is shipping these orders. We wanted to launch these items separately to give everyone a chance to purchase. Again, thanks for the support!

Feb 10, 2016 No comments yet
Rapha Updates their Classic Jersey
Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 8.27.36 AM

Many people say classics never go out of style and while that may be true, sometimes they need an update. Rapha took their most iconic jersey and gave it a few reconfigurations related to on-the-bike fit. I gotta say, the Classic jersey has always been my favorite piece of Rapha apparel and it is without a doubt the piece they built their whole look upon.

See more at Rapha.

Feb 10, 2016 No comments yet
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Tuesday Trail Treat
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It’s been a while since Kyle, Sean and I have ridden from the early morning til sundown. Particularly because of the shorter winter days. When we saw the temperature was going to break 90º today, we planned a ride out to Dirt Mulholland with our friend Josh who was visiting from Austin.

Unfortunately for photos, the bright and hot mid-day sun results in less-than-ideal lighting but fortunately for photos, that just means you gotta relish the radness. Nothing crazy happened in terms of the riding, but we had fun cashing in our daylight chips on endless dirt…

Check out a few more photos below.
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Feb 9, 2016 11 comments
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