In Case You Missed It: Dynaplug’s New Handlebar Mount Prototype

Dynaplug has saved my ass on more than one occasion, especially on our sharp, rocky trails here in Los Angeles and literally a half mile in on our shuttle in Downieville last weekend. Unfortunately, the Dynaplugs are only efficient when you can access them quickly and mine are usually at the bottom of my camera bag, which forces me to plug the hole with my finger while I dig through my bag with one hand. Luckily, Dynaplug has been working on a solution to that problem with a new handlebar mount clamp that will hold their tire repair capsules. The nicest part about this system is it’ll save you precious seconds when it comes to rescuing your ride.

Once they release these, I’ll post again. If you haven’t checked out Dynaplug, do so at their site, or holler at your local shop to get them signed up as a dealer! Dynaplug is made in Chico by a group of rad people!

Aug 8, 2017 10 comments
Leave it on the Road and the Big Lap

To honor Bill Brady and to fight cancer, Leave it on the Road gets ready for this year’s big trip:

Leave It On The Road is proud to present another epic cancer-fighting ride. Beginning Sunday August 6, 2017 six riders will ride 1000 miles in 10 days around Ireland in honor of Conor Brady’s father Bill, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2013. Bill’s racing career evolved into a love for multi-day rides, the most ambitious of which he called The Big Lap. We are honored to recreate this ride with Conor and share the story with you on Instagram. ”

And of course, they get to ride these sweet Speedvagens. Check out more photos below. (more…)

Aug 8, 2017 3 comments
Not a Bad Way to End the Trip

All good things must come to an end, including a week-long High Sierra shred fest like this one. We’ve got lots to come this week from some of Northern California’s best trails and even better people, so stay tuned! For now, here are a few shots from our trip back to Los Angeles.

Aug 7, 2017 1 comment
A Photo is Worth 140 Characters

This week at Saddle Drive at Northstar has been interesting, filled with everything from too much partying, to great conversations with friends, both new and old, as well as plenty of mountain time. The downhillers here have been overwhelmed with “kooks who can’t ride,” yet this photo says it all!

Aug 3, 2017 26 comments
The Radavist 2017 Calendar: August

This is the eighth layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Droppin’ In” Shot with a Canon 1DXmkii and a 24-70mm lens in the Angeles National Forest

“Finding boulders to drop into is the name of the game in the Chilao area of the Angeles National Forest. It doesn’t matter how many times we ride these trails, we’re always seeking new lines.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – August. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from Iceland, on one of the most stunning roads I’ve ever seen. Click here to download August’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Aug 3, 2017 No comments yet
Akrigg Does Drop Bar

Following in a long history of cheeky drop bar trials videos, Chris Akrigg threw the Fox AX 40mm suspension fork on his Mongoose Guide and, well, did what Akrigg does.

Aug 2, 2017 16 comments
The 333fab Air Land Sea Project Looks Super Rad!

Max from 333fab has been working on this project for a while now. He’s calling the AirLandSea an “all-road/off-road” bike, with clearance for 27.5×2.25″ tires and fenders and all the details you’d expect from a custom bike. Handmade in Seattle, the AirLandSea features artwork by Kyler Martz on a sweet PNW-inspired three-color paint fade, size-specific tubing, and seven stock sizes to cover almost any rider.

The AirLandSea will be produced in a limited run of 20 bikes this fall, available as either a frame and fork or a complete build with a custom Ozette rando bag from Swift Industries and a rugged looking new decaleur designed by Max. Check out a few more photos below, and all the details at 333fab!

(more…)

Aug 1, 2017 12 comments
Winter Bicycles Matanda City Bike

We all play jokes on our friends from time to time and that’s no different for framebuilders. When Eric from Winter Bicycles’ friend wanted a city bike, with a more upright riding position, fenders and racks, Eric designed him a bike which he then dubbed “Matanda,” which is Tagalog for “old” or “old man”. Check out more wonderful details below and the full gallery at Winter.

(more…)

Aug 1, 2017 3 comments
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A Photo is Worth 140 Characters

This week at Saddle Drive at Northstar has been interesting, filled with everything from too much partying, to great conversations with friends, both new and old, as well as plenty of mountain time. The downhillers here have been overwhelmed with “kooks who can’t ride,” yet this photo says it all!

Aug 3, 2017 26 comments
The Radavist 2017 Calendar: August

This is the eighth layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Droppin’ In” Shot with a Canon 1DXmkii and a 24-70mm lens in the Angeles National Forest

“Finding boulders to drop into is the name of the game in the Chilao area of the Angeles National Forest. It doesn’t matter how many times we ride these trails, we’re always seeking new lines.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – August. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from Iceland, on one of the most stunning roads I’ve ever seen. Click here to download August’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Aug 3, 2017 No comments yet
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Akrigg Does Drop Bar

Following in a long history of cheeky drop bar trials videos, Chris Akrigg threw the Fox AX 40mm suspension fork on his Mongoose Guide and, well, did what Akrigg does.

Aug 2, 2017 16 comments
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The 333fab Air Land Sea Project Looks Super Rad!

Max from 333fab has been working on this project for a while now. He’s calling the AirLandSea an “all-road/off-road” bike, with clearance for 27.5×2.25″ tires and fenders and all the details you’d expect from a custom bike. Handmade in Seattle, the AirLandSea features artwork by Kyler Martz on a sweet PNW-inspired three-color paint fade, size-specific tubing, and seven stock sizes to cover almost any rider.

The AirLandSea will be produced in a limited run of 20 bikes this fall, available as either a frame and fork or a complete build with a custom Ozette rando bag from Swift Industries and a rugged looking new decaleur designed by Max. Check out a few more photos below, and all the details at 333fab!

(more…)

Aug 1, 2017 12 comments
Winter Bicycles Matanda City Bike

We all play jokes on our friends from time to time and that’s no different for framebuilders. When Eric from Winter Bicycles’ friend wanted a city bike, with a more upright riding position, fenders and racks, Eric designed him a bike which he then dubbed “Matanda,” which is Tagalog for “old” or “old man”. Check out more wonderful details below and the full gallery at Winter.

(more…)

Aug 1, 2017 3 comments
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Fairends for Circles Japan

File this as one of those, no, I have no idea if you can buy these caps, but the story is great, product post. Head over to Circles’ blog to read a rough translation from Google about their visit to Montana to see our friends at Fairends.

Aug 1, 2017 1 comment
We’re Headed to Saddle Drive!

A whole crew of us are leaving from Los Angeles today to drive up California’s backbone to Saddle Drive in Tahoe. Expect lots of new products from your favorite brands, as well as a healthy dose of Rad Atavism! Oh and see ya in Downieville too!

Jul 31, 2017 1 comment
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