Initial Reaction: Brooks C15 Narrow Cambium Saddle
Brooks-B15-cambium-saddle-review-1

This saddle has been creating quite the stir and rightfully so. I’ve been riding the C17 on and off for several months and it’s great, but I usually ride a narrower saddle, so it was never ideal. When Brooks England gave me two C15 Cambiums to try out on my bikes, I was eager to see how it felt on my touring bike and a road bike. First up, is my Geekhouse Woodville touring bike.

I’ve been pedaling around today on the C15 and I’m already in love with it… See more below

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Jul 23, 2014 18 comments
Find Me and Win Stuff: SoCal Edition – CLAIMED!
Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 7.38.50 PM

I posted this on Instagram last night, as a challenge to my SoCal readers who happen to enjoy a lot of climbing. If you find this Jackal, you can win. Just do the following:

-Shoot a photo of it on Instagram, tag it #TheRadavist
-Then, email me the road name and an overall photo of the top of the climb.
-The first person who emails me, wins.

I’ll send you a care package filled with some goodies. You want a hint? I put this sticker up while riding in the Malibu area

Shibby Dude claimed this one! Good hustle man! Email me and I’ll get you a fat care package.

Jul 22, 2014 7 comments
Portland Design Works: Ninja™ Pump
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As far as pumps are concerned, the lighter and smaller, the better. If it fits in a jersey pocket, I’m game and it it doesn’t unscrew your valve head in the process, I’m sold. The new Portland Design Works Ninja™ Pump looks like it does all the above (maybe more?).

See more at PDW!

Jul 22, 2014 1 comment
44 Bikes: A Hunstman to Commute or Shred
rkopald_front1 copy

While N+1 may be the theme around here these days (so many bikes!), I love seeing projects like this coming from the 44 Bikes workshop. Murdered-out cross bikes with disc brakes and SRAM Force 11-speed look great, especially with big tires for shredding, but let’s be honest, there’s no sense in forgetting that these bikes make great commuters as well.

See more photos below and thanks to Kris from 44 Bikes for sending this project over!

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Jul 22, 2014 3 comments
Modify Watches Does Cycling Brands
OneOnOne

Stoked to see some familiar logos in this one:

Modify Industries, Inc., a San Francisco-based company that designs and manufactures interchangeable watches, announced today their recent collaborations with iconic IBD’s, cycling teams and street cycling heroes.

Following their successful Kickstarter campaign – ‘Mod-To-Order’- Modify Watches can now print-on-demand fully-customized watch designs These are printed and assembled in the San Francisco, CA and Modify is proud to offer the same process to cycling teams and IBD’s. This control over the supply chain and production enables Modify to service both large and small shops, as well as teams.

Modify has made custom watches for SRAM,Pinarello, Ritte Racing, Hodala Cyclocross Team,Cyclehawk, Godspeed Courier and Levi’s GranFondo to name a few. Shops such as One On One Bicycle in Minneapolis and West End Bikes in Portland are signed on to carry custom watches as well as stock options.”

Customize your own at Modify Watches and see more below.

(more…)

Jul 22, 2014 1 comment
Le Coq Sportif: Fall Winter 2014 Lookbook
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Cycling apparel designer le Coq Sportif just launched their fall winter 2014 lookbook and all I can think is that summer’s just begun. The brand has really stepped up their technical apparel and accessories, while maintaining their classics. Head over to le Coq Sportif to see their forthcoming offerings.

Jul 22, 2014 2 comments
Garrett Chow on the Argonaut Mavic 125ans Road Bike
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Garrett Chow is an exceptional designer and I’m very fond of his work. In today’s industry, so many cycling-related projects rely on paint design, meaning it’s the ultimate crux in a project’s success.

It’s easy to draw some chevrons, or paint a logo a pantone and call it a day, but to really dive into data, something that’s typically not visually stimulating and pull a compelling paint job from a series of numbers and historical markers takes talent.

With the recent Mavic 125ans project bikes, I took a liking to Argonaut‘s design. There was information there and it required you to stop and really examine every aspect of the bike. There were a lot of immaculate paint jobs in the 125ans bikes, but this one was more than that…

See more below!
(more…)

Jul 21, 2014 6 comments
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Initial Reaction: Brooks C15 Narrow Cambium Saddle
Brooks-B15-cambium-saddle-review-1

This saddle has been creating quite the stir and rightfully so. I’ve been riding the C17 on and off for several months and it’s great, but I usually ride a narrower saddle, so it was never ideal. When Brooks England gave me two C15 Cambiums to try out on my bikes, I was eager to see how it felt on my touring bike and a road bike. First up, is my Geekhouse Woodville touring bike.

I’ve been pedaling around today on the C15 and I’m already in love with it… See more below

(more…)

Jul 23, 2014 18 comments
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Find Me and Win Stuff: SoCal Edition – CLAIMED!
Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 7.38.50 PM

I posted this on Instagram last night, as a challenge to my SoCal readers who happen to enjoy a lot of climbing. If you find this Jackal, you can win. Just do the following:

-Shoot a photo of it on Instagram, tag it #TheRadavist
-Then, email me the road name and an overall photo of the top of the climb.
-The first person who emails me, wins.

I’ll send you a care package filled with some goodies. You want a hint? I put this sticker up while riding in the Malibu area

Shibby Dude claimed this one! Good hustle man! Email me and I’ll get you a fat care package.

Jul 22, 2014 7 comments
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Portland Design Works: Ninja™ Pump
017_web

As far as pumps are concerned, the lighter and smaller, the better. If it fits in a jersey pocket, I’m game and it it doesn’t unscrew your valve head in the process, I’m sold. The new Portland Design Works Ninja™ Pump looks like it does all the above (maybe more?).

See more at PDW!

Jul 22, 2014 1 comment
44 Bikes: A Hunstman to Commute or Shred
rkopald_front1 copy

While N+1 may be the theme around here these days (so many bikes!), I love seeing projects like this coming from the 44 Bikes workshop. Murdered-out cross bikes with disc brakes and SRAM Force 11-speed look great, especially with big tires for shredding, but let’s be honest, there’s no sense in forgetting that these bikes make great commuters as well.

See more photos below and thanks to Kris from 44 Bikes for sending this project over!

(more…)

Jul 22, 2014 3 comments
Modify Watches Does Cycling Brands
OneOnOne

Stoked to see some familiar logos in this one:

Modify Industries, Inc., a San Francisco-based company that designs and manufactures interchangeable watches, announced today their recent collaborations with iconic IBD’s, cycling teams and street cycling heroes.

Following their successful Kickstarter campaign – ‘Mod-To-Order’- Modify Watches can now print-on-demand fully-customized watch designs These are printed and assembled in the San Francisco, CA and Modify is proud to offer the same process to cycling teams and IBD’s. This control over the supply chain and production enables Modify to service both large and small shops, as well as teams.

Modify has made custom watches for SRAM,Pinarello, Ritte Racing, Hodala Cyclocross Team,Cyclehawk, Godspeed Courier and Levi’s GranFondo to name a few. Shops such as One On One Bicycle in Minneapolis and West End Bikes in Portland are signed on to carry custom watches as well as stock options.”

Customize your own at Modify Watches and see more below.

(more…)

Jul 22, 2014 1 comment
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Le Coq Sportif: Fall Winter 2014 Lookbook
LCS_FW14_CyclingBook_27_WEB-643x1000

Cycling apparel designer le Coq Sportif just launched their fall winter 2014 lookbook and all I can think is that summer’s just begun. The brand has really stepped up their technical apparel and accessories, while maintaining their classics. Head over to le Coq Sportif to see their forthcoming offerings.

Jul 22, 2014 2 comments
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Garrett Chow on the Argonaut Mavic 125ans Road Bike
Mavic_125ans_Project-58

Garrett Chow is an exceptional designer and I’m very fond of his work. In today’s industry, so many cycling-related projects rely on paint design, meaning it’s the ultimate crux in a project’s success.

It’s easy to draw some chevrons, or paint a logo a pantone and call it a day, but to really dive into data, something that’s typically not visually stimulating and pull a compelling paint job from a series of numbers and historical markers takes talent.

With the recent Mavic 125ans project bikes, I took a liking to Argonaut‘s design. There was information there and it required you to stop and really examine every aspect of the bike. There were a lot of immaculate paint jobs in the 125ans bikes, but this one was more than that…

See more below!
(more…)

Jul 21, 2014 6 comments
Sagan Goes Brap

Mute the music and just watch Sagan do his thing. Man, someone needs to get this guy racing cross again.

Jul 21, 2014 16 comments
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ENVE Composites Made a Rad Looking Wheel Backpack

I like seeing companies like ENVE take into consideration that not everyone drives to races. Carrying race or pit wheels on your back is pretty much the norm if you live in a city that has bicycle racing within riding distance from your local shop or house.

See more photos and details below and scoop one of the ENVE Wheel Backpacks up at your local dealer.

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Jul 21, 2014 3 comments
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