Ride On, Nils!
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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 1 comment
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 No comments yet
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
What a Great Road Ride!
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This morning we set off to shoot Kyle’s Mr. Pink and ended up doing some of my favorite miles in Los Angeles. More on this tomorrow!

May 24, 2016 1 comment
Ryan Wilson’s New 44 Bikes Olive Drab 27.5+ Bikepacking Rig
OD_Green_RMDUB

When Ryan Wilson @RMDub told me that he was quitting his job to go bikepacking around South America for the unforeseeable future, I was stoked. When he mentioned wanting to do Reportage for the Radavist while he was down there, I couldn’t resist but to get on board. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been helping him put together this 44 Bikes OD green 27.5+ bikepacking rig and Kris just posted completed photos of the frameset. There’s more to come but for now, head to the 44 Bikes Flickr to see more!

May 24, 2016 14 comments
Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch: Waxed Hauser Pack
MW_TS_pack

As part of their North Coast Collection, Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch have combined forces to make some incredible articles of clothing and accessories. This round, they took the staple design of the Hauser trail pack and added a waxed canvas outer to it. These limited edition bags are available for pre-order, at a rather large mark-down now at Taylor Stitch. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the North Coast Collection either!

May 24, 2016 2 comments
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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 1 comment
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 No comments yet
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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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What a Great Road Ride!
Mulholland_Topanga-22

This morning we set off to shoot Kyle’s Mr. Pink and ended up doing some of my favorite miles in Los Angeles. More on this tomorrow!

May 24, 2016 1 comment
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Ryan Wilson’s New 44 Bikes Olive Drab 27.5+ Bikepacking Rig
OD_Green_RMDUB

When Ryan Wilson @RMDub told me that he was quitting his job to go bikepacking around South America for the unforeseeable future, I was stoked. When he mentioned wanting to do Reportage for the Radavist while he was down there, I couldn’t resist but to get on board. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been helping him put together this 44 Bikes OD green 27.5+ bikepacking rig and Kris just posted completed photos of the frameset. There’s more to come but for now, head to the 44 Bikes Flickr to see more!

May 24, 2016 14 comments
Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch: Waxed Hauser Pack
MW_TS_pack

As part of their North Coast Collection, Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch have combined forces to make some incredible articles of clothing and accessories. This round, they took the staple design of the Hauser trail pack and added a waxed canvas outer to it. These limited edition bags are available for pre-order, at a rather large mark-down now at Taylor Stitch. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the North Coast Collection either!

May 24, 2016 2 comments
Blackburn: Wayside Side Entry Bottle Cage
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Got a full suspension MTB but can’t seem to get your bottle into that crammed cage? Or perhaps you’re a shorter rider with a smaller frame, making it hard to access your cages? The Blackburn Wayside side entry bottle cage makes that easier and it can be swapped to both left and right entries. Available in five colors at your local Blackburn dealer today!

May 24, 2016 2 comments
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