Giro Announces Partnership with Multidirectional Impact Protection System – MIPS Technology
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This is a game-changer for sure. MIPS’ slip plane technology is backed by science and is changing the helmet market. Giro noted this early on and began working with MIPS on new helmets for late fall 2014…

“Giro Sport Design has announced a new partnership with MIPS Technologies. After years of collaboration researching and validating new technologies to further reduce impact energy, Giro will introduce new helmets in three key categories (Road, Mountain and Urban) that employ Multidirectional Impact Protection System (MIPS) slip plane technology. The Sutton MIPS, Feature MIPS, Feather MIPS, Savant MIPS and Sonnet MIPS will be available worldwide in late fall 2014.”

Check out the full press release, including pricing and model breakdown below.

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Aug 26, 2014 4 comments
Cielo Introduces the Sportif Road
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Cielo is really striving to make better bicycles, not only in craft, but in their use:

“The Sportif is a refined combination of our Sportif Classic and Sportif Racer. With the introduction of our Road Racer we felt that there was too much of an overlap between the Road Racer and Sportif Racer. This overlap gave us the opportunity to redesign our Sportif models to create a bike that combines the best aspects of our Sportif Classic and Sportif Racer into one bike that personifies the Sportif ideal.”

See more of the Sportif at Cielo.

Aug 26, 2014 5 comments
Finally Heading Back to Austin
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Man, it’s been a busy, busy August. Lauren and I took a much-needed vacation. We had been apart this year more than ever before. With her working in Myanmar and me jet-setting all over the globe, we both needed a change of scenery.

Tonight I get back to Austin and I hit the ground running. Portland, Chico, Los Angeles and Vegas… Lots of projects are in the works and if it all goes as planned, it’ll be a great month on the Radavist.

I know I haven’t posted much this month, but I appreciate the support. From both the readers and the sponsors of the site.

See you at Interbike?

Aug 25, 2014 3 comments
The Radavist Shirts in Stock at Kinoko Cycles
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In an effort to make the Radavist’s shirts more available to UK customers, I’ve teamed up with Kinoko Cycles to sell them at their online store. Now, there’s no guarantee these will stay in stock any longer than they do over here, so head to Kinoko while they’re in stock!

Aug 25, 2014 6 comments
Merckx Mondays
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I keep going through my hard drive and finding little gems like this. If you’ve ever seen the old Eddy Merckx Professional catalog photos, then you’ve seen this frame before. These gold-plated Merckx frames are extremely rare. So rare that this is the only one I’ve seen and it was sitting on the counter at Shifter Bikes when I visited Dan last month.

The original finish is still intact, save for where the precious owner’s sweat caused the plating to chip off. This patina tells a story and I can only hope that it’ll never have a respray.

Check out a few more photos below.
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Aug 25, 2014 1 comment
Itchy and Her Dosnoventa Track Bike
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After the Mavic 125ANS photoshoot and press weekend, I kicked around Los Angeles for a few days, where I met Itchy, who was visiting town for a few days. She was riding this neon pink Dosnoventa track machine, which Kyle had just photographed for Tracko.

Well, who knows when Kyle is going to post those photos, so maybe me posting this will motivate him to.

Check out a few more below and it was a pleasure to meet you Itchy!
(more…)

Aug 25, 2014 10 comments
Red Hook Crit Timbuk2 Travel Backpack

Brooklyn’s David Trimble has expanded his track bike criterium races into much more. The Red Hook Crit is a fully-branded machine at this point, collaborating with countless cycling companies. The latest being Timbuk2 and this Travel Backpack.

See more at Red Hook Crit.

Aug 25, 2014 No comments yet
Porcelain Rocket: Mr. Fusion Saddle Bag and Support System
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Scott at Porcelain Rocket has been working on this new modular saddle bag system for some time now. Dubbed Mr. Fusion, this harnessed bag system utilizes metal struts that either attach to your seat post, or post clamp.

I know this isn’t the first harness system out there, but I’m pretty stoked on how it turned out.

See more at Porcelain Rocket.

Aug 25, 2014 1 comment
King Kog Tie Dye Tees
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King Kog always has some of the best t-shirts. Rep their Oakland and Brooklyn shops with these new tie dye tees, designed by Aldo Rodriguez and available at their online shop.

Aug 25, 2014 1 comment
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Giro Announces Partnership with Multidirectional Impact Protection System – MIPS Technology
Giro_COVER-MIPS

This is a game-changer for sure. MIPS’ slip plane technology is backed by science and is changing the helmet market. Giro noted this early on and began working with MIPS on new helmets for late fall 2014…

“Giro Sport Design has announced a new partnership with MIPS Technologies. After years of collaboration researching and validating new technologies to further reduce impact energy, Giro will introduce new helmets in three key categories (Road, Mountain and Urban) that employ Multidirectional Impact Protection System (MIPS) slip plane technology. The Sutton MIPS, Feature MIPS, Feather MIPS, Savant MIPS and Sonnet MIPS will be available worldwide in late fall 2014.”

Check out the full press release, including pricing and model breakdown below.

(more…)

Aug 26, 2014 4 comments
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Cielo Introduces the Sportif Road
Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 10.15.25 AM

Cielo is really striving to make better bicycles, not only in craft, but in their use:

“The Sportif is a refined combination of our Sportif Classic and Sportif Racer. With the introduction of our Road Racer we felt that there was too much of an overlap between the Road Racer and Sportif Racer. This overlap gave us the opportunity to redesign our Sportif models to create a bike that combines the best aspects of our Sportif Classic and Sportif Racer into one bike that personifies the Sportif ideal.”

See more of the Sportif at Cielo.

Aug 26, 2014 5 comments
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Finally Heading Back to Austin
Pacific_Coast

Man, it’s been a busy, busy August. Lauren and I took a much-needed vacation. We had been apart this year more than ever before. With her working in Myanmar and me jet-setting all over the globe, we both needed a change of scenery.

Tonight I get back to Austin and I hit the ground running. Portland, Chico, Los Angeles and Vegas… Lots of projects are in the works and if it all goes as planned, it’ll be a great month on the Radavist.

I know I haven’t posted much this month, but I appreciate the support. From both the readers and the sponsors of the site.

See you at Interbike?

Aug 25, 2014 3 comments
The Radavist Shirts in Stock at Kinoko Cycles
Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 3.57.57 PM

In an effort to make the Radavist’s shirts more available to UK customers, I’ve teamed up with Kinoko Cycles to sell them at their online store. Now, there’s no guarantee these will stay in stock any longer than they do over here, so head to Kinoko while they’re in stock!

Aug 25, 2014 6 comments
Merckx Mondays
Shifter-Bikes-Merckx-Mondays-4

I keep going through my hard drive and finding little gems like this. If you’ve ever seen the old Eddy Merckx Professional catalog photos, then you’ve seen this frame before. These gold-plated Merckx frames are extremely rare. So rare that this is the only one I’ve seen and it was sitting on the counter at Shifter Bikes when I visited Dan last month.

The original finish is still intact, save for where the precious owner’s sweat caused the plating to chip off. This patina tells a story and I can only hope that it’ll never have a respray.

Check out a few more photos below.
(more…)

Aug 25, 2014 1 comment
Itchy and Her Dosnoventa Track Bike
Itchy_Dosnoventa-2

After the Mavic 125ANS photoshoot and press weekend, I kicked around Los Angeles for a few days, where I met Itchy, who was visiting town for a few days. She was riding this neon pink Dosnoventa track machine, which Kyle had just photographed for Tracko.

Well, who knows when Kyle is going to post those photos, so maybe me posting this will motivate him to.

Check out a few more below and it was a pleasure to meet you Itchy!
(more…)

Aug 25, 2014 10 comments
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Red Hook Crit Timbuk2 Travel Backpack

Brooklyn’s David Trimble has expanded his track bike criterium races into much more. The Red Hook Crit is a fully-branded machine at this point, collaborating with countless cycling companies. The latest being Timbuk2 and this Travel Backpack.

See more at Red Hook Crit.

Aug 25, 2014 No comments yet
Porcelain Rocket: Mr. Fusion Saddle Bag and Support System
mrfusion2

Scott at Porcelain Rocket has been working on this new modular saddle bag system for some time now. Dubbed Mr. Fusion, this harnessed bag system utilizes metal struts that either attach to your seat post, or post clamp.

I know this isn’t the first harness system out there, but I’m pretty stoked on how it turned out.

See more at Porcelain Rocket.

Aug 25, 2014 1 comment
King Kog Tie Dye Tees
KingKogTieDye

King Kog always has some of the best t-shirts. Rep their Oakland and Brooklyn shops with these new tie dye tees, designed by Aldo Rodriguez and available at their online shop.

Aug 25, 2014 1 comment
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Gevenalle Cyclocross Derailleurs
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Gevenalle, formally Retroshift, has just completed their drivetrain package with two new ‘cross derailleurs. Simplicity is the name of the game and Gevenalle’s approach to rear mech. shifting in cyclocross is the BURD = Blatantly Upgraded Rebranded Derailleur.

“We start with a tough, durable no nonsense unit from Microshift that woks as well as any, but then set about making it better. Derailleur is disassembled and chain tension spring is adjusted to provide 25% more force. This provides a big advantage in keeping the chain planted on your chaining when the course gets rough or mud build up might lift another bikes chain off the chainring. Next we pack the units with good quality grease from the folks at Phil Wood and then we replace the pulleys.”

See more at Gevenalle.

Aug 25, 2014 No comments yet
Interviewed: Robin Sansom – Brand Manager at Blackburn Design
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Photo by Spencer J Harding

As both a “journalist” and a consumer, I get really excited when I see something new coming from a brand, especially one with a history like Blackburn. In recent months, I’ve gotten to know the brand a bit better, both through their Meet the Rangers program and from a product perspective. I’ve seen a few of their forthcoming products, many of which I think you’ll be stoked on but before those roll out, I thought you’d appreciate a little Q&A with the brand.

To give the readers of the Radavist some insight into Blackburn’s modus operandi, I reached out to brand manager, Robin Sansom for an interview.

Read on below!

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Aug 24, 2014 9 comments
Manual for Speed at the US Pro Challenge
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There’s a lot of weirdness going on over at Manual for Speed’s documentation of the US Pro Challenge in Colorado. I’m talking pro cyclists in their underwear holding podium flowers kinda weirdness. As well as bike racing. Lots of bike racing.

Head on over to Manual for Speed to live vicariously through their exploits!

Aug 23, 2014 No comments yet
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