Tenspeed Hero Summer Collection
J1A0948

With the days getting longer, the sun staying hotter and miles being put down on the road, Tenspeed Hero is welcoming the season change with a whole lotta new offerings in their lineup. They’ve issued a few new pieces for men and women, as well as more socks and a collaboration cap with Intelligentsia coffee. Head on over to Tenspeed Hero to see the full Summer Collection. I’m digging the kaleidoscope design.

Apr 27, 2015 No comments yet
Map Bicycles: Brooks C17 with Schmidt SON Tail Light
Mitch_Map_SON

This is pure genius. Mitch Pryor from Map Bicycles modified a Cambium saddle to mount a Schmidt SON tail light. He first removed the Brooks plaque, then disassembled the saddle and tapped threades to hold the Schmidt light. The wiring enters the seat post and seat tube through a hole drilled in the PAUL Tall n Handsome post head, before traveling through the frame. Then Mitch used beveled washers on the backside of the light allows it to be mounted to the curved surface. I kind of want to try this one out…

Apr 27, 2015 3 comments
Foundry Cycles Introduce Camrock and Valmont ‘Cross Bikes
FND_MY16_Valmont_Force1x_02

Foundry Cycles‘ cyclocross lineup has expanded to offer two refined iterations of their popular Harrow model. These two bikes, the Valmont and Camrock, along with their Overland titanium bike complete Foundry’s catalog for 2016.

Each of these frames share PF30 bbs, disc brakes, internal routing, but the Valmont features DT Swiss thru-axles with a Whiskey Parts Co. No9 fork and the Camrock utilizes QR with the Whiskey Parts Co. No7 fork. Both frames look exceptionally detailed and come in a variety of build kit pricepoints.

The Valmont will be offered as a frameset with an MSRP of $1,895 or as a complete with two different SRAM builds—Force 1 HRD for $3,895 or Rival 1 HRD hydraulic for $3,395. The Camrock will be available as a frameset or as a SRAM Rival 22 build for $1,795 and $2,795 respectively.

The Valmont and the Camrock are scheduled to begin shipping to dealers on August 1.

See more photos below.

(more…)

Apr 27, 2015 No comments yet
Meet Your Maker with Above Category and Aaron Barchek of Mosaic
IMG_4230-copy

People have a lot of misconceptions about the frame building process and even the builders themselves, which is why I value a good interview. Above Category conducted one such interview with Aaron Barchek of Mosaic Cycles on their blog and it’s worth the read.

If you’d like to meet Aaron yourself, he will be visiting Above Category in early May. There will be a group ride on the 9th of May at 8.15am. More information to follow on AC in ‘The Broomwagon’ and their Facebook.

Apr 27, 2015 No comments yet
A Weekend Off
weekend_Ty-6

Sometimes, you just need to leave the laptop closed for a weekend, keep the “real camera” in its storage case and just ride. For me, especially this time of year, that rarely happens. There’s hardly ever a weekend where I’m not on the road, or preparing for a trip, or dumping and archiving photos, but it just so happened that everything aligned just right this weekend.

Ty came into town to hang out before heading out on a bikepacking trip outside of Austin. We spent two full days doing nothing but riding mountain bikes (for Ty, that means massive gaps on the ride home), swimming, eating good food and just hanging out. It coincided with my birthday weekend, which was a plus, so there was a party with a lot of my close friends.

All of these things falling in line with each other were super rare and yeah, I still can’t leave home without even a pocket camera (usually an iPhone works pretty ok), so check out a few more photos, with brief captions below.

(more…)

Apr 26, 2015 2 comments
Pacenti’s New and Improved SL23 Road Rim
sl23_promo_march_2015_023

I’ve been riding the “old” version of the SL23 on my Stinner cross bike and have really been impressed with them. So much so that when Pacenti announced yesterday that they had a new design in the works, I couldn’t imagine how they’d improve upon the platform. So, what’s new? Check out this informative graphic and yes, these bad boys are in stock now and shipping at Pacenti.

Apr 24, 2015 8 comments
Mountain Biking Metal Punks!
RadavistBirthday2015


Photo by Kyle Kelley

Camo shorts, check. Disma shirt, check. Neon enduro MTB, check. Thanks for the throwback thursday, Tracko! It’s my birthday today, so I went on a bike ride and took a nap.

Sorry for the slow afternoon on the site…

Apr 23, 2015 3 comments
A Solo Singletrack Shred on Quadra Island

Quadra Island, home to multiple NAHBS award winner Sam Whittingham and Naked Bicycles, enjoys a secluded existence off northern Vancouver Island. Sam hones his craft in steel and titanium, and welcomes visitors to join him for a ride – which is just what the folks who made this video did.

Apr 23, 2015 1 comment
Reminder: Next Week is the Speedvagen Fit Tour!
1P6A0871

Next week I’ll be embarking on a trip with Speedvagen as we cruise the Cali coast, stopping at key spots and fitting customers for the 2015 Speedvagen Fit Tour. Which, I might add, still has a few spots open. Sign up for a Speedvagen Fit today.

Even if you’re not going to get fit by Sacha, you can come hang in SF on May 2nd and Los Angeles on May 5th at a few choice locations. Our host shops are the Rapha Cycles Club in SF, Mission Workshop’s Valencia store and Golden Saddle Cyclery in Silverlake. There will be group rides leaving from these shops, with special parties at night. Come check out some Speedvagens and artwork from Chris McNally on display.

Check out the full details below.

(more…)

Apr 23, 2015 3 comments
Huckberry’s Commuter Shop
HuckberryCommuter

Our friends at Huckberry have re-launched their annual Commuter Shop, featuring a lot of made in the USA products from brands like Mission Workshop, SWRVE and Spurcycle. Now’s your chance to scoop up some quality goods, at a reduced price. Yes, you have to sign up for their site, but it’s painless and besides, who doesn’t like getting a deal?

Head over to Huckberry to check out what’s in stock at the Commuter Shop.

Apr 23, 2015 No comments yet
REPORTAGE
Tenspeed Hero Summer Collection
J1A0948

With the days getting longer, the sun staying hotter and miles being put down on the road, Tenspeed Hero is welcoming the season change with a whole lotta new offerings in their lineup. They’ve issued a few new pieces for men and women, as well as more socks and a collaboration cap with Intelligentsia coffee. Head on over to Tenspeed Hero to see the full Summer Collection. I’m digging the kaleidoscope design.

Apr 27, 2015 No comments yet
Map Bicycles: Brooks C17 with Schmidt SON Tail Light
Mitch_Map_SON

This is pure genius. Mitch Pryor from Map Bicycles modified a Cambium saddle to mount a Schmidt SON tail light. He first removed the Brooks plaque, then disassembled the saddle and tapped threades to hold the Schmidt light. The wiring enters the seat post and seat tube through a hole drilled in the PAUL Tall n Handsome post head, before traveling through the frame. Then Mitch used beveled washers on the backside of the light allows it to be mounted to the curved surface. I kind of want to try this one out…

Apr 27, 2015 3 comments
Niner ADVERTISEMENT
Foundry Cycles Introduce Camrock and Valmont ‘Cross Bikes
FND_MY16_Valmont_Force1x_02

Foundry Cycles‘ cyclocross lineup has expanded to offer two refined iterations of their popular Harrow model. These two bikes, the Valmont and Camrock, along with their Overland titanium bike complete Foundry’s catalog for 2016.

Each of these frames share PF30 bbs, disc brakes, internal routing, but the Valmont features DT Swiss thru-axles with a Whiskey Parts Co. No9 fork and the Camrock utilizes QR with the Whiskey Parts Co. No7 fork. Both frames look exceptionally detailed and come in a variety of build kit pricepoints.

The Valmont will be offered as a frameset with an MSRP of $1,895 or as a complete with two different SRAM builds—Force 1 HRD for $3,895 or Rival 1 HRD hydraulic for $3,395. The Camrock will be available as a frameset or as a SRAM Rival 22 build for $1,795 and $2,795 respectively.

The Valmont and the Camrock are scheduled to begin shipping to dealers on August 1.

See more photos below.

(more…)

Apr 27, 2015 No comments yet
Meet Your Maker with Above Category and Aaron Barchek of Mosaic
IMG_4230-copy

People have a lot of misconceptions about the frame building process and even the builders themselves, which is why I value a good interview. Above Category conducted one such interview with Aaron Barchek of Mosaic Cycles on their blog and it’s worth the read.

If you’d like to meet Aaron yourself, he will be visiting Above Category in early May. There will be a group ride on the 9th of May at 8.15am. More information to follow on AC in ‘The Broomwagon’ and their Facebook.

Apr 27, 2015 No comments yet
A Weekend Off
weekend_Ty-6

Sometimes, you just need to leave the laptop closed for a weekend, keep the “real camera” in its storage case and just ride. For me, especially this time of year, that rarely happens. There’s hardly ever a weekend where I’m not on the road, or preparing for a trip, or dumping and archiving photos, but it just so happened that everything aligned just right this weekend.

Ty came into town to hang out before heading out on a bikepacking trip outside of Austin. We spent two full days doing nothing but riding mountain bikes (for Ty, that means massive gaps on the ride home), swimming, eating good food and just hanging out. It coincided with my birthday weekend, which was a plus, so there was a party with a lot of my close friends.

All of these things falling in line with each other were super rare and yeah, I still can’t leave home without even a pocket camera (usually an iPhone works pretty ok), so check out a few more photos, with brief captions below.

(more…)

Apr 26, 2015 2 comments
ACRE ADVERTISEMENT
Pacenti’s New and Improved SL23 Road Rim
sl23_promo_march_2015_023

I’ve been riding the “old” version of the SL23 on my Stinner cross bike and have really been impressed with them. So much so that when Pacenti announced yesterday that they had a new design in the works, I couldn’t imagine how they’d improve upon the platform. So, what’s new? Check out this informative graphic and yes, these bad boys are in stock now and shipping at Pacenti.

Apr 24, 2015 8 comments
Giro ADVERTISEMENT
Mountain Biking Metal Punks!
RadavistBirthday2015


Photo by Kyle Kelley

Camo shorts, check. Disma shirt, check. Neon enduro MTB, check. Thanks for the throwback thursday, Tracko! It’s my birthday today, so I went on a bike ride and took a nap.

Sorry for the slow afternoon on the site…

Apr 23, 2015 3 comments
A Solo Singletrack Shred on Quadra Island

Quadra Island, home to multiple NAHBS award winner Sam Whittingham and Naked Bicycles, enjoys a secluded existence off northern Vancouver Island. Sam hones his craft in steel and titanium, and welcomes visitors to join him for a ride – which is just what the folks who made this video did.

Apr 23, 2015 1 comment
Moots ADVERTISEMENT
Reminder: Next Week is the Speedvagen Fit Tour!
1P6A0871

Next week I’ll be embarking on a trip with Speedvagen as we cruise the Cali coast, stopping at key spots and fitting customers for the 2015 Speedvagen Fit Tour. Which, I might add, still has a few spots open. Sign up for a Speedvagen Fit today.

Even if you’re not going to get fit by Sacha, you can come hang in SF on May 2nd and Los Angeles on May 5th at a few choice locations. Our host shops are the Rapha Cycles Club in SF, Mission Workshop’s Valencia store and Golden Saddle Cyclery in Silverlake. There will be group rides leaving from these shops, with special parties at night. Come check out some Speedvagens and artwork from Chris McNally on display.

Check out the full details below.

(more…)

Apr 23, 2015 3 comments
Huckberry’s Commuter Shop
HuckberryCommuter

Our friends at Huckberry have re-launched their annual Commuter Shop, featuring a lot of made in the USA products from brands like Mission Workshop, SWRVE and Spurcycle. Now’s your chance to scoop up some quality goods, at a reduced price. Yes, you have to sign up for their site, but it’s painless and besides, who doesn’t like getting a deal?

Head over to Huckberry to check out what’s in stock at the Commuter Shop.

Apr 23, 2015 No comments yet
PAUL ADVERTISEMENT
Older Entries