STICKY! Santa Cruz Bicycles and The Radavist Photo Show at Velo Cult this Saturday
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It’s been a while, Portland. I’ll be in your city later this week for an evening with Santa Cruz Bicycles at Velo Cult and I’d like you to come. Here are the details:

This Saturday, March 28th 7PM at Velo Cult, join us as we welcome Santa Cruz Bicycles and The Radavist for a photo show, spotlighting their recent adventures in New Zealand on the new Stigmata cyclocross bike. We will also be unveiling our Domestic Display Tables, showing something special from Limberlost, serving drinks and have snacks provided by Chris King Buzz’s food wing #gourmetcenturyevents. Come party with us!

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Mar 23, 2015 6 comments
Oakley’s Prizm Trail Radarlock Path
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For the most part, I only wear sunglasses on the road, at least here in Austin anyway. With all the sharp, spiky plant life here, sometimes I’d force myself to wear eyewear but was never 100% content with it. I’ve always had an issue with how sunglasses read the splotchy light found in the woods on my local trails. It was either intense and white, or shaded and dark, leaving little to no middle ground or time to adjust and it was difficult to make out details.

A few of my friends here started wearing these Oakley Prizm Trail sunglasses and swore by them for trail clarity, so I picked up a pair. Sure enough, after wearing these glasses for a few rides, the difference was clear. Let me clarify that, they made a huge difference. Oakley achieves this through a material they call Plutonite and while it sounds like a marketing ploy, the performance backs it up incredibly well.

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Mar 23, 2015 6 comments
Restrap’s New Unite Bag System
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By using a base backpack with a series of attachments for other needs, the Restrap Unite expands in both size and versatility with a few simple clicks. Mix and match various attachments with three color options for the base bag. All bags are made in Yorkshire. See more at Restrap.

Mar 23, 2015 2 comments
AARN 144#N AAMERICA B&W Chainrings in Stock
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AARN’s 144#N track chainrings have returned in the AAMERICA anodizing, although this time, they’re black, silver, and gray. Each ring’s finish is hand-applied, meaning each part is unique, and is packaged in a limited edition letterpress printed envelope with a black to silver split-fountain logo fade. These ring are available in 47 and 49t options, with only 100 units in stock.

The Radavist’s readers can use the code “AAMERICA” for 12% off their order of anything in the AARN webshop, including these new rings.

Mar 23, 2015 4 comments
Team Dream’s Biggest Collection Yet!
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Dream ér Stage Race Leaders Jersey

We all know Team Dream makes some great gear but this season’s drop has really raised the bar for the brand. With new jerseys, bibs, shirts, socks and accessories, there’s something for everyone, at any pricepoint. My personal favorites are the Thin Stripe and Dots Jerseys as well as the Thin Stripe Socks and the Chubby Bobcat Pocket T.

See more at Team Dream and check out the full collection below, including some of Jesse Carmody‘s rad photos!

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Mar 20, 2015 7 comments
River City Bicycles Turns 20!
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The local bike shop has undergone a bit of stress over the past decade. Online sales from steep discount sites have crippled many shops, forcing them to close, so anytime a LBS stays open for 20 years, it’s worth noting. While River City Bicycles is far from my own local shop, they’ve always treated me like one of their own when I’m in Portland.

Congrats to the team and the community for two decades in the industry. If you’ve never been to RCB and you find yourself in Portland, it’s well worth the visit!

Oh and great freaking cap guys!

Mar 19, 2015 1 comment
The Radavist Presents: Monster Track 2015

Monster Track is arguably the most intense and highly regarded annual street race in the world. Throughout its history, racers have been inspired to travel from all over the globe to compete for the title. In it’s 16 year history, no out of town racer has come out with a first place finish.

It can be difficult for someone to appreciate Monster Track and understand what makes it such a special race for its participants without actually being there. This year, Monster Track is told through the experience of its past champions, native citizens of a city that allows for a race of this caliber, and its visitors.

Video:
Quinn Gundersen
Website: http://www.fundersen.com
Instagram: @fundersen

Photos:
Chris Lee
Website: http://www.theotherchristopherlee.com/
Instagram: @theotherchrislee

Mar 19, 2015 2 comments
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STICKY! Santa Cruz Bicycles and The Radavist Photo Show at Velo Cult this Saturday
SantaCruzRadavistFlyer

It’s been a while, Portland. I’ll be in your city later this week for an evening with Santa Cruz Bicycles at Velo Cult and I’d like you to come. Here are the details:

This Saturday, March 28th 7PM at Velo Cult, join us as we welcome Santa Cruz Bicycles and The Radavist for a photo show, spotlighting their recent adventures in New Zealand on the new Stigmata cyclocross bike. We will also be unveiling our Domestic Display Tables, showing something special from Limberlost, serving drinks and have snacks provided by Chris King Buzz’s food wing #gourmetcenturyevents. Come party with us!

(more…)

Mar 23, 2015 6 comments
Oakley’s Prizm Trail Radarlock Path
Oakley_Trail-6

For the most part, I only wear sunglasses on the road, at least here in Austin anyway. With all the sharp, spiky plant life here, sometimes I’d force myself to wear eyewear but was never 100% content with it. I’ve always had an issue with how sunglasses read the splotchy light found in the woods on my local trails. It was either intense and white, or shaded and dark, leaving little to no middle ground or time to adjust and it was difficult to make out details.

A few of my friends here started wearing these Oakley Prizm Trail sunglasses and swore by them for trail clarity, so I picked up a pair. Sure enough, after wearing these glasses for a few rides, the difference was clear. Let me clarify that, they made a huge difference. Oakley achieves this through a material they call Plutonite and while it sounds like a marketing ploy, the performance backs it up incredibly well.

(more…)

Mar 23, 2015 6 comments
Restrap’s New Unite Bag System
Restrap

By using a base backpack with a series of attachments for other needs, the Restrap Unite expands in both size and versatility with a few simple clicks. Mix and match various attachments with three color options for the base bag. All bags are made in Yorkshire. See more at Restrap.

Mar 23, 2015 2 comments
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AARN 144#N AAMERICA B&W Chainrings in Stock
IMG_0071Bscaled

AARN’s 144#N track chainrings have returned in the AAMERICA anodizing, although this time, they’re black, silver, and gray. Each ring’s finish is hand-applied, meaning each part is unique, and is packaged in a limited edition letterpress printed envelope with a black to silver split-fountain logo fade. These ring are available in 47 and 49t options, with only 100 units in stock.

The Radavist’s readers can use the code “AAMERICA” for 12% off their order of anything in the AARN webshop, including these new rings.

Mar 23, 2015 4 comments
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Team Dream’s Biggest Collection Yet!
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Dream ér Stage Race Leaders Jersey

We all know Team Dream makes some great gear but this season’s drop has really raised the bar for the brand. With new jerseys, bibs, shirts, socks and accessories, there’s something for everyone, at any pricepoint. My personal favorites are the Thin Stripe and Dots Jerseys as well as the Thin Stripe Socks and the Chubby Bobcat Pocket T.

See more at Team Dream and check out the full collection below, including some of Jesse Carmody‘s rad photos!

(more…)

Mar 20, 2015 7 comments
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River City Bicycles Turns 20!
RIVERCITY-1

The local bike shop has undergone a bit of stress over the past decade. Online sales from steep discount sites have crippled many shops, forcing them to close, so anytime a LBS stays open for 20 years, it’s worth noting. While River City Bicycles is far from my own local shop, they’ve always treated me like one of their own when I’m in Portland.

Congrats to the team and the community for two decades in the industry. If you’ve never been to RCB and you find yourself in Portland, it’s well worth the visit!

Oh and great freaking cap guys!

Mar 19, 2015 1 comment
The Radavist Presents: Monster Track 2015

Monster Track is arguably the most intense and highly regarded annual street race in the world. Throughout its history, racers have been inspired to travel from all over the globe to compete for the title. In it’s 16 year history, no out of town racer has come out with a first place finish.

It can be difficult for someone to appreciate Monster Track and understand what makes it such a special race for its participants without actually being there. This year, Monster Track is told through the experience of its past champions, native citizens of a city that allows for a race of this caliber, and its visitors.

Video:
Quinn Gundersen
Website: http://www.fundersen.com
Instagram: @fundersen

Photos:
Chris Lee
Website: http://www.theotherchristopherlee.com/
Instagram: @theotherchrislee

Mar 19, 2015 2 comments
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The Radavist’s #SxSW ‘Cross Ride in Austin Tomorrow
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This morning we had a solid group of riders show up for an easy spin to start the day off. Tomorrow, let’s do the same but on dirt.

Let’s meet up at Flat Track Coffee on Cesar Chavez at 9am (please be on time – we’ll leave at 9:15) for a super chill trail ride. The forecast is calling for rain, but these trails drain quick, so show up regardless. Bring a few tubes, because it’s thorny. Don’t feel pressured to kit up, shorts and a t-shirt will be fine.

Bring some cash for coffee and we’ll finish up at a bar for some food and a beer or two.

Mar 19, 2015 No comments yet
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