House Industries Velo Tellason Jeans
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I’m a one-pair-of-jeans kinda guy. I usually wear them until they blow out, then get them repaired, all the while never washing them. I’ll ride mountain bikes in them, travel extensively, wear them on photoshoots, commute in them, wear them every single day and eventually they’ll age and develop a great finish. Nothing about my normal jeans inhibits me from riding a bike. That’s because normal jeans are perfectly ok to get sweaty in, take a digger in or get soaking wet from rain. The problem is durability. You need great denim that will last, not cheap, thin crap. My preferred denim is Cone Mills and my preferred jeans are made by Tellason, especially their black denim.

If you prefer blue jeans as opposed to black and have been looking for a great pair of US made jeans, don’t miss out on the new House Industries Velo Tellason jeans. They feature a mid-rise fit to prevent “plumber butt” and feature a slim, yet not skin-tight fit. The raw, made in North Carolina Cone Mills White Oak red-line selvage 14.75 oz denim wicks sweat into an indigo blue dye for your favorite white saddle too. They’re sewn in San Francisco and feature a custom, leather Velo Tanner Goods patch. They’ll stretch up to 1″ where it’s tight, so size accordingly. I’m a 33 waist and I buy size 32 jeans.

Buy once, wear, repair, wear and regret nothing. See more at House Industries.

May 26, 2015 7 comments
Fat Chance: 2015 Yo Eddy 29r and 27.5 Hardtails up for Pre-Order
2015-NAHBS-Fat-Chance-Yo-Eddy-Rigid-27.5-MTB-10-1335x890

After debuting the two signature Yo Eddy hardtails at NAHBS this year, Fat Chance Bicycles has opened up their production run for pre-order. Since we last saw the bikes here on the Radavist, a few details have been tidied up. The 29’r now has a curved seat tube, which gave it more tire clearance while keeping the rear end rowdy. There are other improvements from the prototypes to production, which are all outlined at the below links. These frames are made in California and retail for $1,699 with a $699 deposit due upon pre-order.

Head over to Fat Chance Bicycles for more details and information on pre-ordering the Yo Eddy 29’r and Yo Eddy 27.5.

Dammit, these bikes look good!

May 26, 2015 4 comments
SOLD OUT: the Radavist Berserkir Bottles
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Inspired 10% by Clerks and 90% by Odin’s animalistic warriors….

One of my favorite stories from Norse Mythology relates to nature’s impact on man. Scandanavian warriors would often wear the skin of a bear or a wolf before entering battle, resulting in the spirit of the animal possessing them in battle. As Odin’s personal army the Berserkir were known for ferocity as well as loyalty as they fought for the pack leader. In fact the Old Norse word berserkir, literally translates to “bear-shirt” and was soon called “going berserk.”

Venturing into the woods, be it during an expedition, or just an everyday ride, we too can find ourselves transformed. Every time we push ourselves on the bike, or subsequently find ourselves pushed off the bike, we grow – #RubberSideUp. This introspective experience not only shapes us as riders, but it continues to strengthen our relationship with nature. If anything deserves respect, it’s the woods.

This image of the Berserkir, or Úlfhéðnar, is further empowered by the Norse protection symbol, the Vegvísir, which is a direction sign that enables you to stay the course without being lost. Something extremely beneficial to cyclists.

Drawn by Kyler Martz and made in the US of A by Specialized. Two bottles sell for $27 shipped or $37 shipped Internationally. This is a PAIR of bottles.

Sorry! SOLD OUT!

(more…)

May 26, 2015 6 comments
Sklar Bikes: 29+ Rigid SS MTB
ASMF4 (1500x1000)

Adam at Sklar Bikes likes to take on unique and challenging projects. The latest being his personal MTB. This rigid beast rolls on 29+ wheels yet maintains a 420mm chainstay, the magic “wheelie” number. The dropper routing is internal and it’s set up singlespeed currently with those fancy Paragon ends. Head to the Sklar Blog to read more and the Sklar Flickr for more photos. Seriously Adam, this looks like so much fun!

May 26, 2015 8 comments
All-City Cycles: New Sheriff SL Track Hubs
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All-City Cycles recently took their popular Sheriff track hubs and re-worked them drastically improving the functionality. All while keeping the original design language. They lightened the axles, removed material at the flanges and topped off the re-design with Japanese manufactured 6902 bearings which roll incredibly fast and smooth while retaining excellent seals for all weather, all-day everyday durability.

The result is a hubset that weighs a mere 432g,198 for the front, and 234 for the rear. This makes it one of the lightest track hubsets in the world, a figure even more impressive when you consider All-City didn’t eliminate the usefulness of a fixed / fixed or fixed / free option as most racing hubs do.

The new Sheriff SL track hubs are available in 28 and 32 hole versions, silver or black, front and rear. See more at All-City Cycles and place an order through your local shop.

May 25, 2015 No comments yet
ERTZUI FILM: Light Wolf

It’s always a good morning when ERTZUI FILM sends over a video!

“Almost 5 Years ago, we made a portrait about a certain Felix Wolf – a shining new prospect in the world of custom wheel building. Flawless accuracy and a determination to absolute perfection made him stood out from the rest and soon, LIGHT WOLF became a trademark for custom wheel building on a totally new level.

Not much has changed since, although it was time for a revisit.
LIGHT WOLF is not a one-man-show anymore, he shares a workshop in a historic industrial area with his friends of VELOHELD and he got himself a new safe. On May 25th 2015, LIGHT WOLF celebrates its 6th anniversary and his future looks bright.”

May 25, 2015 5 comments
Mellow Johnny’s Frame Builder Happy Hour in Austin
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Hey Austin, Texas, you (we) have a lot of great framebuilders in town. Many of which can build you a completely custom bicycle for less that what you’d pay for a made-by-machines carbon high end frame. Understandably, it’s difficult to commit to a high-dollar item, but Mellow Johnny’s has put together a meet and great happy hour on June 12th in order to lower that barrier for entry.

Head over to Mellow Johnny’s for more information and you can trust that these builders are more than capable at delivering a product you’ll want to always ride.

May 25, 2015 3 comments
Brian Vernor Visited Joe Bell
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Photo by Brian Vernor

It’s nice to see one of the US’ most prominent painters getting some much-deserved exposure. Joe Bell is the man. Hands down. His work has been showcased on many builder’s steel handy work. For an inside look at Joe Bell’s shop, head over to Brian Vernor’s Tumblr. Great photos Brian!

May 22, 2015 1 comment
Niner Bikes: Ros 9+ Now Available as a Frameset
Ross9+

Niner now offers their Ros 9+ as a frame and fork, allowing you to build yours as you see fit. There’s been a lot of buzz around this frame and after spending a lot of time around one in Los Angeles over the past few weeks, I gotta say that I’m impressed. It looks great and comes from a company like Niner that knows a thing or two about making highly shredable 29rs…

Check out specs for the Ros 9+ frameset at Niner Bikes.

May 22, 2015 6 comments
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House Industries Velo Tellason Jeans
Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 2.45.08 PM

I’m a one-pair-of-jeans kinda guy. I usually wear them until they blow out, then get them repaired, all the while never washing them. I’ll ride mountain bikes in them, travel extensively, wear them on photoshoots, commute in them, wear them every single day and eventually they’ll age and develop a great finish. Nothing about my normal jeans inhibits me from riding a bike. That’s because normal jeans are perfectly ok to get sweaty in, take a digger in or get soaking wet from rain. The problem is durability. You need great denim that will last, not cheap, thin crap. My preferred denim is Cone Mills and my preferred jeans are made by Tellason, especially their black denim.

If you prefer blue jeans as opposed to black and have been looking for a great pair of US made jeans, don’t miss out on the new House Industries Velo Tellason jeans. They feature a mid-rise fit to prevent “plumber butt” and feature a slim, yet not skin-tight fit. The raw, made in North Carolina Cone Mills White Oak red-line selvage 14.75 oz denim wicks sweat into an indigo blue dye for your favorite white saddle too. They’re sewn in San Francisco and feature a custom, leather Velo Tanner Goods patch. They’ll stretch up to 1″ where it’s tight, so size accordingly. I’m a 33 waist and I buy size 32 jeans.

Buy once, wear, repair, wear and regret nothing. See more at House Industries.

May 26, 2015 7 comments
Fat Chance: 2015 Yo Eddy 29r and 27.5 Hardtails up for Pre-Order
2015-NAHBS-Fat-Chance-Yo-Eddy-Rigid-27.5-MTB-10-1335x890

After debuting the two signature Yo Eddy hardtails at NAHBS this year, Fat Chance Bicycles has opened up their production run for pre-order. Since we last saw the bikes here on the Radavist, a few details have been tidied up. The 29’r now has a curved seat tube, which gave it more tire clearance while keeping the rear end rowdy. There are other improvements from the prototypes to production, which are all outlined at the below links. These frames are made in California and retail for $1,699 with a $699 deposit due upon pre-order.

Head over to Fat Chance Bicycles for more details and information on pre-ordering the Yo Eddy 29’r and Yo Eddy 27.5.

Dammit, these bikes look good!

May 26, 2015 4 comments
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SOLD OUT: the Radavist Berserkir Bottles
Radavist_Berserker_Bottles-8

Inspired 10% by Clerks and 90% by Odin’s animalistic warriors….

One of my favorite stories from Norse Mythology relates to nature’s impact on man. Scandanavian warriors would often wear the skin of a bear or a wolf before entering battle, resulting in the spirit of the animal possessing them in battle. As Odin’s personal army the Berserkir were known for ferocity as well as loyalty as they fought for the pack leader. In fact the Old Norse word berserkir, literally translates to “bear-shirt” and was soon called “going berserk.”

Venturing into the woods, be it during an expedition, or just an everyday ride, we too can find ourselves transformed. Every time we push ourselves on the bike, or subsequently find ourselves pushed off the bike, we grow – #RubberSideUp. This introspective experience not only shapes us as riders, but it continues to strengthen our relationship with nature. If anything deserves respect, it’s the woods.

This image of the Berserkir, or Úlfhéðnar, is further empowered by the Norse protection symbol, the Vegvísir, which is a direction sign that enables you to stay the course without being lost. Something extremely beneficial to cyclists.

Drawn by Kyler Martz and made in the US of A by Specialized. Two bottles sell for $27 shipped or $37 shipped Internationally. This is a PAIR of bottles.

Sorry! SOLD OUT!

(more…)

May 26, 2015 6 comments
Sklar Bikes: 29+ Rigid SS MTB
ASMF4 (1500x1000)

Adam at Sklar Bikes likes to take on unique and challenging projects. The latest being his personal MTB. This rigid beast rolls on 29+ wheels yet maintains a 420mm chainstay, the magic “wheelie” number. The dropper routing is internal and it’s set up singlespeed currently with those fancy Paragon ends. Head to the Sklar Blog to read more and the Sklar Flickr for more photos. Seriously Adam, this looks like so much fun!

May 26, 2015 8 comments
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All-City Cycles: New Sheriff SL Track Hubs
All-City_Sheriff_02

All-City Cycles recently took their popular Sheriff track hubs and re-worked them drastically improving the functionality. All while keeping the original design language. They lightened the axles, removed material at the flanges and topped off the re-design with Japanese manufactured 6902 bearings which roll incredibly fast and smooth while retaining excellent seals for all weather, all-day everyday durability.

The result is a hubset that weighs a mere 432g,198 for the front, and 234 for the rear. This makes it one of the lightest track hubsets in the world, a figure even more impressive when you consider All-City didn’t eliminate the usefulness of a fixed / fixed or fixed / free option as most racing hubs do.

The new Sheriff SL track hubs are available in 28 and 32 hole versions, silver or black, front and rear. See more at All-City Cycles and place an order through your local shop.

May 25, 2015 No comments yet
ERTZUI FILM: Light Wolf

It’s always a good morning when ERTZUI FILM sends over a video!

“Almost 5 Years ago, we made a portrait about a certain Felix Wolf – a shining new prospect in the world of custom wheel building. Flawless accuracy and a determination to absolute perfection made him stood out from the rest and soon, LIGHT WOLF became a trademark for custom wheel building on a totally new level.

Not much has changed since, although it was time for a revisit.
LIGHT WOLF is not a one-man-show anymore, he shares a workshop in a historic industrial area with his friends of VELOHELD and he got himself a new safe. On May 25th 2015, LIGHT WOLF celebrates its 6th anniversary and his future looks bright.”

May 25, 2015 5 comments
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Mellow Johnny’s Frame Builder Happy Hour in Austin
bike builder happy hour poster_EMBED

Hey Austin, Texas, you (we) have a lot of great framebuilders in town. Many of which can build you a completely custom bicycle for less that what you’d pay for a made-by-machines carbon high end frame. Understandably, it’s difficult to commit to a high-dollar item, but Mellow Johnny’s has put together a meet and great happy hour on June 12th in order to lower that barrier for entry.

Head over to Mellow Johnny’s for more information and you can trust that these builders are more than capable at delivering a product you’ll want to always ride.

May 25, 2015 3 comments
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Brian Vernor Visited Joe Bell
Vernor_Joe_Bell

Photo by Brian Vernor

It’s nice to see one of the US’ most prominent painters getting some much-deserved exposure. Joe Bell is the man. Hands down. His work has been showcased on many builder’s steel handy work. For an inside look at Joe Bell’s shop, head over to Brian Vernor’s Tumblr. Great photos Brian!

May 22, 2015 1 comment
Niner Bikes: Ros 9+ Now Available as a Frameset
Ross9+

Niner now offers their Ros 9+ as a frame and fork, allowing you to build yours as you see fit. There’s been a lot of buzz around this frame and after spending a lot of time around one in Los Angeles over the past few weeks, I gotta say that I’m impressed. It looks great and comes from a company like Niner that knows a thing or two about making highly shredable 29rs…

Check out specs for the Ros 9+ frameset at Niner Bikes.

May 22, 2015 6 comments
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