The 2017 Mr. Pink Has a Carbon Fork
The 2017 Mr. Pink Has a Carbon Fork

Ok, yeah, technically there is an “embargo” on this release for tomorrow, but you know what? I don’t care. Jeff is crashing at my house while he’s here in LA, and I hauled all my camera gear up to an overlook to photograph this bike at sunset, so I’m posting it a few hours before the embargo. That means a few things: there’s no link for this bike on the All-City site yet, so you can’t get every single spec and detail. Edit: well, they just pushed it live…

I can tell you the size 55cm weighs 20lbs on the nose (the 52cm pictured comes in under 20lbs), completely stock and the new Whisky carbon fork was developed specifically by All-City for this bike. The new fork has the same rake and tire clearance, yet weights 1.45lbs lighter than the steel fork. These frames are still made from Columbus Zona tubing.

Currently, there will no longer be steel forks offered on the Mr. Pink. The Whisky fork is replacing them. A bit of intel however: All-City is making a limited run of pink Whisky forks for all the current owners of last year’s model to buy and as you can see, the new Mr. Pink is an homage to the classic Motorola Cycling Team. Yay, Merckx!

We love the Mr. Pink here at the Radavist. If you wish to read my review, check it out in the Related Entries in the left column. Also, Whisky will be offering this 1 1/8″ fork in their 2017 lineup. More on that later. For now, check out more photos below and see full specs at All-City. (more…)

Jan 13, 2017 80 comments
Starting the Weekend Off Right
Friday

Coffee, friends and stoked faces. Thanks for the morning ride, guys! If you live in LA, and can make it out on a 2-4 hour ride each Friday morning, follow @GoldenSaddleCyclery for the meetup time and location each Thursday. The ride begins at Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake and ends at Free Coffee Friday at Mission Workshop, to ensure you’re good and caffeinated all day.

We’ll see you at the All-City GSC Happy Hour Ride this afternoon. Enjoy the weekend!

Jan 13, 2017 1 comment
The Builder

Max Kullaway, a Seattle-based framebuilder, discusses what his motivation is for building bicycles by hand.

Jan 13, 2017 2 comments
Brompton and Vespertine

Brompton teamed up with designer Vespertine to create a bike collection that represents New York City, including reflective bags and accessories to help keep you visible while riding the streets at night. Expect more information to be live at Brompton shortly.

Jan 12, 2017 No comments yet
Outershell Makes the Best On-the-bike Camera Bag
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I get this question all the time: “How do you carry your camera on your bike?” and the answer varies. It depends on the bike and the camera used, different cameras require various amounts of space and have varying weights. More on that later, but for now, let’s look at the best on-the-bike camera bag for medium-sized cameras I’ve ever used.

Outershell’s Drawcord Handlebar Bag isn’t a “camera bag” per se, but it is with one simple hack.

(more…)

Jan 11, 2017 33 comments
Broken and Coastal: Volume 02 Available Now
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Portland’s Broken and Coastal magazine is now available for free web reads, downloads and print. In this edition, “Kyle Emery-Peck documents BMXers that ride Mountain Bikes; Kelli Samuelson shows us why running an elite-level women’s cycling team is Worth the Sweat; Marius Nilsen takes us on a Norwegian adventure, climbing over 10,000 meters in two days.”

Head over to Broken & Coastal for more!

Jan 11, 2017 1 comment
Santa Cruz’s New Syndicate Recruits

With the new year, Santa Cruz brings on fresh meat to their Syndicate team. Lead by Steve Peat and Greg Minnaar, new recruits Luca Shaw from the USA, and Loris Vergier of France take on a week of training at SCB.

Jan 11, 2017 No comments yet
Niner’s New RLT 9 RDO

Niner took the popular RLT 9 steel model and made it a carbon RDO model. There are many reasons for this permutation, yet the overall difference is weight. I’ve seen and held one in person and it’s incredibly light. More on this to come this week, but for now check out this video and more information at Niner.

Jan 10, 2017 8 comments
Swift Industries’ Stoked Spoke
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Winter weather got you pining for long rides and cycle touring? Swift Industries is here to help with their Stoked Spoke series:

“Each evening highlights four to six self-supported bike camping routes complete with maps, slideshow and planning tips. This year the trip reports will be 5-10 minutes long. Once all of the presentations are finished, each presenter will host an information table where they will answer individual questions and have maps of the region they explored.

This is a three-part series that highlights the best bike camping destinations in Cascadia and beyond. Stoked Spoke is being graciously hosted by the Rhino Room once again (click for map), a full bar equipped with a rad set-up for screening Stoked Spoke and booths that are perfectly laid out for you to check out maps and learn more. Rhino Room is opening its doors just for us! (21+ only). We’ll be publishing a summary of each Stoked Spoke event on our blog, including route summaries and digital maps.”

Check out more information at Swift’s Blog!

Jan 10, 2017 No comments yet
Head in the Clouds
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The weather here in California has been on one lately and I can’t say we’re complaining! Today Vernor and I took to some of my favorite roads in LA to watch the spectacle and partake in some grippy dirt.

Jan 9, 2017 5 comments
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Starting the Weekend Off Right
Friday

Coffee, friends and stoked faces. Thanks for the morning ride, guys! If you live in LA, and can make it out on a 2-4 hour ride each Friday morning, follow @GoldenSaddleCyclery for the meetup time and location each Thursday. The ride begins at Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake and ends at Free Coffee Friday at Mission Workshop, to ensure you’re good and caffeinated all day.

We’ll see you at the All-City GSC Happy Hour Ride this afternoon. Enjoy the weekend!

Jan 13, 2017 1 comment
The Builder

Max Kullaway, a Seattle-based framebuilder, discusses what his motivation is for building bicycles by hand.

Jan 13, 2017 2 comments
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Brompton and Vespertine

Brompton teamed up with designer Vespertine to create a bike collection that represents New York City, including reflective bags and accessories to help keep you visible while riding the streets at night. Expect more information to be live at Brompton shortly.

Jan 12, 2017 No comments yet
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Outershell Makes the Best On-the-bike Camera Bag
Outershell Camera Bag-1

I get this question all the time: “How do you carry your camera on your bike?” and the answer varies. It depends on the bike and the camera used, different cameras require various amounts of space and have varying weights. More on that later, but for now, let’s look at the best on-the-bike camera bag for medium-sized cameras I’ve ever used.

Outershell’s Drawcord Handlebar Bag isn’t a “camera bag” per se, but it is with one simple hack.

(more…)

Jan 11, 2017 33 comments
Broken and Coastal: Volume 02 Available Now
Broken_Volume_02

Portland’s Broken and Coastal magazine is now available for free web reads, downloads and print. In this edition, “Kyle Emery-Peck documents BMXers that ride Mountain Bikes; Kelli Samuelson shows us why running an elite-level women’s cycling team is Worth the Sweat; Marius Nilsen takes us on a Norwegian adventure, climbing over 10,000 meters in two days.”

Head over to Broken & Coastal for more!

Jan 11, 2017 1 comment
Santa Cruz’s New Syndicate Recruits

With the new year, Santa Cruz brings on fresh meat to their Syndicate team. Lead by Steve Peat and Greg Minnaar, new recruits Luca Shaw from the USA, and Loris Vergier of France take on a week of training at SCB.

Jan 11, 2017 No comments yet
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Niner’s New RLT 9 RDO

Niner took the popular RLT 9 steel model and made it a carbon RDO model. There are many reasons for this permutation, yet the overall difference is weight. I’ve seen and held one in person and it’s incredibly light. More on this to come this week, but for now check out this video and more information at Niner.

Jan 10, 2017 8 comments
Swift Industries’ Stoked Spoke
StokedSpoke2015

Winter weather got you pining for long rides and cycle touring? Swift Industries is here to help with their Stoked Spoke series:

“Each evening highlights four to six self-supported bike camping routes complete with maps, slideshow and planning tips. This year the trip reports will be 5-10 minutes long. Once all of the presentations are finished, each presenter will host an information table where they will answer individual questions and have maps of the region they explored.

This is a three-part series that highlights the best bike camping destinations in Cascadia and beyond. Stoked Spoke is being graciously hosted by the Rhino Room once again (click for map), a full bar equipped with a rad set-up for screening Stoked Spoke and booths that are perfectly laid out for you to check out maps and learn more. Rhino Room is opening its doors just for us! (21+ only). We’ll be publishing a summary of each Stoked Spoke event on our blog, including route summaries and digital maps.”

Check out more information at Swift’s Blog!

Jan 10, 2017 No comments yet
Head in the Clouds
VerdugoBrian_edit

The weather here in California has been on one lately and I can’t say we’re complaining! Today Vernor and I took to some of my favorite roads in LA to watch the spectacle and partake in some grippy dirt.

Jan 9, 2017 5 comments
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The Caldwell Riot – Yep You Suck at Bikes

Ok, right, so before you get into this you should now that what you’re about to watch is the essence of the puerile, testosterone fueled, grossly immature, hell for leather, snotty nose, blokes just having lark part of contemporary mountain biking. This video does not pass the Bechdel Test.

It’s not trying to, what its doing is blistering your eyes with a rapid-fire onslaught of graphic pictorials, what it is doing is exposing the bleeding edge art of mountain bike shredding. My guess is that it’s probably illegal to watch this in some countries such is the explicitness of the corner slapping and a loam-drifting. So check your local by-laws, ping your constable, do your f*cking research and enjoy. Just remember there’s no un-seeing this, there’s no coming back.

If you dig this then give Tommy a follow on Instagram.

Jan 9, 2017 10 comments
More from CX Nats

Between the snow and the temperatures falling on this year’s CX Nats course, it looked like one hell of a good time.

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Paul Component Engineering: the Plastic Bastard

I love these videos of Paul Price, the owner of Paul Component Engineering. There’s something entertaining about listening to people talk about their bikes. Even if it’s a “plastic bastard.” Also, I can attest to how much the Jones bars rule with this Paul setup!

Jan 9, 2017 2 comments
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