Industry Nine: Backcountry 450 27.5+ or 29+ Wheels
I9_BC27.5+

These new Backcountry 450 wheels from Industry Nine are for plus sized frames, particularly the ones used for bikepacking. With a 48.8mm outer dimension and a 45mm inner, these are i9’s widest rims to date. Paired with the Torch hubs’ bombproof design, they’re prepared for whatever you can throw at them.

The 27.5+ are available now, for $1275, with the 29+ becoming available in late June at the same price. Head over to i9 to see the Backcountry 450 27.5+ and 29+ options!

May 30, 2016 1 comment
Sentier Travel Trailer

Some people swear by Bob Trailers for bicycle touring, others are more into panniers or bikepacking bags. If you enjoy touring with a trailer, check out the Sentier system on Kickstarter.

May 30, 2016 No comments yet
Jeff Curtes’ Team MAAP Speedvagen Disc ‘Cross
Speedvagen

Our buddy Jeff Curtes is an exceptional photographer and part of the Speedvagen family. Living in Sydney means ‘cross season is here and this season he’s racing for MAAP, an Australian apparel company. When Jeff told me about his new team bike, I requested some photos. It sounded like an awesome build with Di2, a race geometry and no bottle bosses. Yeah…

I can’t even begin to paraphrase Jeff’s words, so check them out below, along with more photos! (more…)

May 29, 2016 1 comment
Touring Iceland

Rough dirt roads and hot springs litter this tour of Iceland the guys from RadRace took on.

May 29, 2016 1 comment
Ride On, Nils!
Nils-1

You might recognize this one… When Nils got hit by a car, totaling his Chumba, he had to convert his Cycle Fab Surly LHT Cargo machine back to a 700c touring bike for every day rides. Now, it’s his ride for Aids Life Cycle.

Before heading out of town, he swung by to say hello and pick up some last minute provisions. I took his bike out for two photos (you’ll have to excuse the printer, it happened to be on the sidewalk and worked as a perfect prop for this fully-loaded bike.) My two favorite details are Nils’ self-made frame bag and how he mounted the Porcelain Rocket Mr. Fusion directly to his rack mounts, rather than the seatpost. Nicely done!

Follow Nils on his trip at @FrankWithoutBeans!

May 28, 2016 7 comments
Trailside Dailies at the UCI World Cup with Trek

I love watching videos that focus more on the vibe of an event than the production. Not to say this is a low-quality video, but it’s more focused on capturing the feel of the 2016 UCI World Cup series than anything else. Nicely done!

May 28, 2016 1 comment
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Industry Nine: Backcountry 450 27.5+ or 29+ Wheels
I9_BC27.5+

These new Backcountry 450 wheels from Industry Nine are for plus sized frames, particularly the ones used for bikepacking. With a 48.8mm outer dimension and a 45mm inner, these are i9’s widest rims to date. Paired with the Torch hubs’ bombproof design, they’re prepared for whatever you can throw at them.

The 27.5+ are available now, for $1275, with the 29+ becoming available in late June at the same price. Head over to i9 to see the Backcountry 450 27.5+ and 29+ options!

May 30, 2016 1 comment
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Sentier Travel Trailer

Some people swear by Bob Trailers for bicycle touring, others are more into panniers or bikepacking bags. If you enjoy touring with a trailer, check out the Sentier system on Kickstarter.

May 30, 2016 No comments yet
Jeff Curtes’ Team MAAP Speedvagen Disc ‘Cross
Speedvagen

Our buddy Jeff Curtes is an exceptional photographer and part of the Speedvagen family. Living in Sydney means ‘cross season is here and this season he’s racing for MAAP, an Australian apparel company. When Jeff told me about his new team bike, I requested some photos. It sounded like an awesome build with Di2, a race geometry and no bottle bosses. Yeah…

I can’t even begin to paraphrase Jeff’s words, so check them out below, along with more photos! (more…)

May 29, 2016 1 comment
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Touring Iceland

Rough dirt roads and hot springs litter this tour of Iceland the guys from RadRace took on.

May 29, 2016 1 comment
Ride On, Nils!
Nils-1

You might recognize this one… When Nils got hit by a car, totaling his Chumba, he had to convert his Cycle Fab Surly LHT Cargo machine back to a 700c touring bike for every day rides. Now, it’s his ride for Aids Life Cycle.

Before heading out of town, he swung by to say hello and pick up some last minute provisions. I took his bike out for two photos (you’ll have to excuse the printer, it happened to be on the sidewalk and worked as a perfect prop for this fully-loaded bike.) My two favorite details are Nils’ self-made frame bag and how he mounted the Porcelain Rocket Mr. Fusion directly to his rack mounts, rather than the seatpost. Nicely done!

Follow Nils on his trip at @FrankWithoutBeans!

May 28, 2016 7 comments
Trailside Dailies at the UCI World Cup with Trek

I love watching videos that focus more on the vibe of an event than the production. Not to say this is a low-quality video, but it’s more focused on capturing the feel of the 2016 UCI World Cup series than anything else. Nicely done!

May 28, 2016 1 comment
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Outer Shell Adventure Roll Top Saddle Bag
SaddlePack

Having options for how much space you have in your saddle bag is a good thing, especially when you never know what the weekend’s rides will bring. Outer Shell Adventure makes these clever roll top saddle bags, which can either be tightly tucked under your saddle with just the flat fix essentials, or expanded to carry a vest or a small jacket.

Available in an array of colors and in stock now at Outer Shell Adventure. Also be sure to check out their bikepacking bags!

May 25, 2016 3 comments
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