Ritchey’s New Breakaway Tourer
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I can’t think of a better bike to utilize Ritchey‘s Breakaway system than a touring bike. Especially one that can run either 700c x 40mm or 27.5 x 2.1″ wheels. These new Breakaway tourers feature an integrated head tube and will be available in the fall. The pricepoint is to be determined, but expect them to be around the same as the standard Breakaway.

Apr 19, 2015 10 comments
Raleigh Introduces the Roker Carbon All Road Disc Bike
Raleigh's Roker Carbon All Road Disc Bike

The carbon disc “all road” market is already pretty full, yet Raleigh found a way to elbow their way through the crowd with the Roker. At the Sea Otter Classic, they unveiled this new machine. The Roker is basedd off the Tamland geometry, with a slightly longer wheelbase, lower bottom bracket and new features like a third bottle cage mount, thru-axles and internal routing.

To further increase versatility, it has hidden fender mounts on the inside of the stays and comes competitively priced with a Tiagra build kit coming in around $3,000 or Ultegra for around $4,000.

This is literally straight from the factory, so expect more details to follow. Check out more photos below!

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Apr 18, 2015 3 comments
Oakley: Chas Christiansen – One Obsession

Yes, Chas!

“What started off as a way to pay the rent in San Francisco, soon turned into a new way of life for Chas Christiansen. Messenger cycling opened up a world of opportunity and introduced Chas to an international community of like-minded people. Taking his bike everywhere that he goes, travelling the globe in search of new people, cultures and experiences.”

Nice one, Oakley.

Apr 18, 2015 No comments yet
SRAM’s New Force and Rival 1 Drivetrains
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If you’ve ever wanted more versatility in your cross bike, touring bike or all-road bike on a 1x platform, SRAM’s latest product venture might pique your interest. XX1’s original success has since trickled down on the mountain side to the ever affordable GX plaform and now, both Force and Rival offer 1x drivetrains to accompany CX1.

You can now run up to a 42t cassette on SRAM’s 1x road levers, provided your wheels are 135mm spaced with XD driver compatibility. Or, opt for the standard 11-speed 11-36 cassette. With a range of X-Sync chainrings, you can achieve a wide range on your road bike as well.

Personally, I’m pretty stoked to see this versatility now offered from SRAM and can’t wait to see what else is to come from 1x road offerings. For some reason, I can’t help but gravitate towards the idea of a 48t Chainring with a 11-42t setup…

Check out a few more photos below and see more at SRAM. (more…)

Apr 17, 2015 31 comments
Seabase on Teide

Talk about monumental scenery. Fixed gear mountain bomber Patrick Seabase is back, tackling another resting giant in his latest video.

Apr 17, 2015 6 comments
Rocky Mountain’s Sherpa Overland Bike
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Words by Morgan Taylor.

Rocky Mountain was the first company to take a stab at the 27.5+ tire size, with 2.8″ tires mounted to 45mm rims appearing on their Sherpa concept bike at the Sea Otter show this time last year. After a year of further tweaking, an under-the-radar appearance on Gabe Tiller’s Pushwacking the Idaho Hot Springs Route story under engineer Lyle Vallie, and all the refinement necessary to bring this new platform to market, the production version of the Sherpa “overland” bike is ready to hit the shop floor. (more…)

Apr 16, 2015 9 comments
Bikepacking Arizona’s Black Canyon Trail

To accompany the launch of their new Sherpa Overland bikepacking platform, Rocky Mountain bikes worked with Brian Vernor to produce a short film on Arizona’s Black Canyon Trail. These Canadian freeriders and XC racers are surely out of their element in the hot desert sun, but the vibe is right and this one should get the stoke going for a weekend adventure.

Apr 16, 2015 7 comments
the 2015 Melburn Roobaix
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It’s crazy to think that the Melburn Roobaix is in its 10th year and that registration is already almost open… This year, each registrant gets free access to the Melbourne Custom Bicycle Show as well as a commemorative cap. I gotta say, I’ve got the itchin’ to pick up a ticket again.

Head to Melburn Roobaix for more information and to Coffee Supreme in Melbourne on April 18th and 19th to register early.

Apr 15, 2015 1 comment
Tomorrow!
Inside American Cyclery

At American Cyclery yesterday, Brad handed me a copy of his old publication, The Bicycle Trader, without even knowing what was on the cover. How good is that? and how good is that cover?

I wish I could watch Roubaix, but I’ll be at Eroica.

Apr 11, 2015 1 comment
Back in Cali for Eroica!
Inside American Cyclery

After another early morning flight and a three hour drive, I’ve arrived in Paso Robles for the Eroica California. The stories have only just begun, so stay tuned throughout the weekend for updates on Instagram

Also, shouts to American Cyclery for the Nuovo Record levers and Campy straps. Wait til you see the rest of the photos from that shop!

Apr 10, 2015 No comments yet
Strawfoot: Kit Bags Back in Stock
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Strawfoot’s kit bags have been restocked. These bags are perfect for keeping muddy, poison oak-covered shoes separate from your clean clothes in your luggage or home. The kit bags are made in Santa Cruz from charcoal duck cotton canvas with a water-resistant finish for $88. They measure 13″ x 9″ x 4″ and in my experience will fit a pair of shoes, gloves, bibs, and a jersey.

Check out more information at Strawfoot.

Apr 10, 2015 10 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Discharged Kit
The Radavist Discharged Kit

No matter how crazy kit designs have become, we like things simple over here. Much like the Radavist’s t-shirts, the Discharged Kit is a black base with a “discharge-like” off-white graphic print. Black because it won’t slow grease, dirt or other stains and because, well, why would you wear anything else?

Clean and simple, these kits come with a pair of bibs, a jersey, two sets of arm warmers that can be mix and matched between “the Radavist”, “Rubber Side Up” (looks great upside down), the Algiz array and Raidō array.

Made by Endo Customs in Los Angeles and in stock now for $320. sold out.

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Apr 10, 2015 19 comments
Festka: Michael’s ONE LT Dazzle Road
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Photos by Jan Krofta

The Festka ONE epitomizes performance and technology. With all this “savoir-faire”, Festka has two top of the line carbon frames: ONE RS (Racing Sport) and ONE LT (Light). For Michael Moureček, the founder of Festka, when it came to making himself a bike he chose to go with the lighter option. Michael’s ONE LT Dazzle weighs 5.71kg as a complete bike and 820g as a painted frame.

Michael chose to paint his bike with the acclaimed design of Festka, inspired by warships and perfected over time: Razzle Dazzle camouflage. This is the third generation of Festka’s dazzle and quite possibly their most balleur bike yet. Check out more photos and the full build kit break-down below.

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Apr 10, 2015 6 comments
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Oakley: Chas Christiansen – One Obsession

Yes, Chas!

“What started off as a way to pay the rent in San Francisco, soon turned into a new way of life for Chas Christiansen. Messenger cycling opened up a world of opportunity and introduced Chas to an international community of like-minded people. Taking his bike everywhere that he goes, travelling the globe in search of new people, cultures and experiences.”

Nice one, Oakley.

Apr 18, 2015 No comments yet
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SRAM’s New Force and Rival 1 Drivetrains
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If you’ve ever wanted more versatility in your cross bike, touring bike or all-road bike on a 1x platform, SRAM’s latest product venture might pique your interest. XX1’s original success has since trickled down on the mountain side to the ever affordable GX plaform and now, both Force and Rival offer 1x drivetrains to accompany CX1.

You can now run up to a 42t cassette on SRAM’s 1x road levers, provided your wheels are 135mm spaced with XD driver compatibility. Or, opt for the standard 11-speed 11-36 cassette. With a range of X-Sync chainrings, you can achieve a wide range on your road bike as well.

Personally, I’m pretty stoked to see this versatility now offered from SRAM and can’t wait to see what else is to come from 1x road offerings. For some reason, I can’t help but gravitate towards the idea of a 48t Chainring with a 11-42t setup…

Check out a few more photos below and see more at SRAM. (more…)

Apr 17, 2015 31 comments
Seabase on Teide

Talk about monumental scenery. Fixed gear mountain bomber Patrick Seabase is back, tackling another resting giant in his latest video.

Apr 17, 2015 6 comments
Rocky Mountain’s Sherpa Overland Bike
sherpa-detail-presskit

Words by Morgan Taylor.

Rocky Mountain was the first company to take a stab at the 27.5+ tire size, with 2.8″ tires mounted to 45mm rims appearing on their Sherpa concept bike at the Sea Otter show this time last year. After a year of further tweaking, an under-the-radar appearance on Gabe Tiller’s Pushwacking the Idaho Hot Springs Route story under engineer Lyle Vallie, and all the refinement necessary to bring this new platform to market, the production version of the Sherpa “overland” bike is ready to hit the shop floor. (more…)

Apr 16, 2015 9 comments
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Bikepacking Arizona’s Black Canyon Trail

To accompany the launch of their new Sherpa Overland bikepacking platform, Rocky Mountain bikes worked with Brian Vernor to produce a short film on Arizona’s Black Canyon Trail. These Canadian freeriders and XC racers are surely out of their element in the hot desert sun, but the vibe is right and this one should get the stoke going for a weekend adventure.

Apr 16, 2015 7 comments
the 2015 Melburn Roobaix
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It’s crazy to think that the Melburn Roobaix is in its 10th year and that registration is already almost open… This year, each registrant gets free access to the Melbourne Custom Bicycle Show as well as a commemorative cap. I gotta say, I’ve got the itchin’ to pick up a ticket again.

Head to Melburn Roobaix for more information and to Coffee Supreme in Melbourne on April 18th and 19th to register early.

Apr 15, 2015 1 comment
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Tomorrow!
Inside American Cyclery

At American Cyclery yesterday, Brad handed me a copy of his old publication, The Bicycle Trader, without even knowing what was on the cover. How good is that? and how good is that cover?

I wish I could watch Roubaix, but I’ll be at Eroica.

Apr 11, 2015 1 comment
Back in Cali for Eroica!
Inside American Cyclery

After another early morning flight and a three hour drive, I’ve arrived in Paso Robles for the Eroica California. The stories have only just begun, so stay tuned throughout the weekend for updates on Instagram

Also, shouts to American Cyclery for the Nuovo Record levers and Campy straps. Wait til you see the rest of the photos from that shop!

Apr 10, 2015 No comments yet
Strawfoot: Kit Bags Back in Stock
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Strawfoot’s kit bags have been restocked. These bags are perfect for keeping muddy, poison oak-covered shoes separate from your clean clothes in your luggage or home. The kit bags are made in Santa Cruz from charcoal duck cotton canvas with a water-resistant finish for $88. They measure 13″ x 9″ x 4″ and in my experience will fit a pair of shoes, gloves, bibs, and a jersey.

Check out more information at Strawfoot.

Apr 10, 2015 10 comments
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