Two Hard Days on the Bike
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Ever so often, a ride goes south and I’m not talking cardinal directions. Cari and I embarked on our first bicycle camping trip this week and I can honestly say it was equal parts hard as it was beautiful. The full story is coming next week, for now check out some preview photos @TheRadavist on Instagram.

May 11, 2016 10 comments
Silca’s Throwback Tee
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Ya know, Silca didn’t begin in Indianapolis. There’s a long legacy of pump making in that brand’s DNA. To commemorate this legacy, as well as the Giro, Silca teamed up with Tim DeBoom to illustrate this 1970’s team car and had them printed at Endurance Conspiracy in Boulder.

Scoop one up at Silca.

May 10, 2016 2 comments
The No Hand King

This has got to be one of the most interesting documentary trailers I’ve seen all year. I can’t wait to see the feature-length!

May 9, 2016 12 comments
Hold Fast for Jim Brown Gloves
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“I’ve been around Jim and Rad Racing long enough now that the kids have grown up into adults. Many continue to race through secondary education and beyond with some even making it into the professional ranks. Rad Racing kids learn hard work and determination from Jim Brown, he learned it from his father.”

“It was his father’s passing in 2011 that prompted Jim to tattoo the nautical term HOLD FAST on his knuckles, a physical reminder to bear down and stay the course through any storm. The kids have never been a storm to Jim even though there’s a lot of them and they are kids after all. Working a race weekend is a hurricane of energy and emotion but the team ship, often weighted down with a treasure chest of trophies, always returns to port.”

Continue reading about Jim Brown at the Athletic and while you’re there, check out the Hold Fast gloves!

May 9, 2016 No comments yet
The Checkmate Criterium

Here’s a video recap from the Checkmate (track) Criterium in Italy:

“Despite the rain, The Checkmate Criterium in Marostica (Italy) organized by Frenk Martucci was a good test for key Italian fixed crit riders flying to New York the following week for the Red Hook Criterium 2016 season.”

May 7, 2016 No comments yet
Manual for Speed — Surprise ME! Kit — SURPRISE !!!!!!!!
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In an effort to better understand the Greatest Spectacle on Earth we thought we’d start by gaining a better understanding of ourselves, Manual for Speed. Who we are and what we are trying to do. How we got here. What used to matter. What still matters. What matters now. What might matter tomorrow. Does anything really matter? If we’re journalists and documentarians documenting the Greatest Spectacle on Earth, are we part of that Spectacle? Are we a Spectacle?

This important idea about Road Cycling is one part introspection, one part retrospection, and all parts celebration of Manual for Speed. As such, we could think of no better artist than Yoko Honda to create what is effectively an homage to our most core-est of core ideas: Spectacle. This kit, which—unlike any other kit in the 2016 Manual for Speed kit season—will be sold sight-unseen, and is a joyous (breath-taking!) assemblage of Spectacle’s myriad colors, wonders, sights, sounds and smells. We wish you could see it, oh wait, you can! If you buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To spend your money, learn more, or just watch this totally excellent Surprise Me! gif in its natural environment go >>>>>HERE<<<<<

May 7, 2016 No comments yet
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Silca’s Throwback Tee
Silca_Throwback

Ya know, Silca didn’t begin in Indianapolis. There’s a long legacy of pump making in that brand’s DNA. To commemorate this legacy, as well as the Giro, Silca teamed up with Tim DeBoom to illustrate this 1970’s team car and had them printed at Endurance Conspiracy in Boulder.

Scoop one up at Silca.

May 10, 2016 2 comments
The No Hand King

This has got to be one of the most interesting documentary trailers I’ve seen all year. I can’t wait to see the feature-length!

May 9, 2016 12 comments
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Hold Fast for Jim Brown Gloves
Hold_Fast_JB_B&W

“I’ve been around Jim and Rad Racing long enough now that the kids have grown up into adults. Many continue to race through secondary education and beyond with some even making it into the professional ranks. Rad Racing kids learn hard work and determination from Jim Brown, he learned it from his father.”

“It was his father’s passing in 2011 that prompted Jim to tattoo the nautical term HOLD FAST on his knuckles, a physical reminder to bear down and stay the course through any storm. The kids have never been a storm to Jim even though there’s a lot of them and they are kids after all. Working a race weekend is a hurricane of energy and emotion but the team ship, often weighted down with a treasure chest of trophies, always returns to port.”

Continue reading about Jim Brown at the Athletic and while you’re there, check out the Hold Fast gloves!

May 9, 2016 No comments yet
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The Checkmate Criterium

Here’s a video recap from the Checkmate (track) Criterium in Italy:

“Despite the rain, The Checkmate Criterium in Marostica (Italy) organized by Frenk Martucci was a good test for key Italian fixed crit riders flying to New York the following week for the Red Hook Criterium 2016 season.”

May 7, 2016 No comments yet
Manual for Speed — Surprise ME! Kit — SURPRISE !!!!!!!!
mfs_surpriseme_title3-1680x1223

In an effort to better understand the Greatest Spectacle on Earth we thought we’d start by gaining a better understanding of ourselves, Manual for Speed. Who we are and what we are trying to do. How we got here. What used to matter. What still matters. What matters now. What might matter tomorrow. Does anything really matter? If we’re journalists and documentarians documenting the Greatest Spectacle on Earth, are we part of that Spectacle? Are we a Spectacle?

This important idea about Road Cycling is one part introspection, one part retrospection, and all parts celebration of Manual for Speed. As such, we could think of no better artist than Yoko Honda to create what is effectively an homage to our most core-est of core ideas: Spectacle. This kit, which—unlike any other kit in the 2016 Manual for Speed kit season—will be sold sight-unseen, and is a joyous (breath-taking!) assemblage of Spectacle’s myriad colors, wonders, sights, sounds and smells. We wish you could see it, oh wait, you can! If you buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To spend your money, learn more, or just watch this totally excellent Surprise Me! gif in its natural environment go >>>>>HERE<<<<<

May 7, 2016 No comments yet
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Stinner’s Interpretation of the Urban Cruiser
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The guys at Stinner Frameworks have been killing it in terms of their new bike models and projects, many of which we hope to dig a little deeper into over the next few months. Santa Barbara is a surfer hotspot and a beach town. Having grown up at the beach myself, I can say for certain the bicycle of choice where the land meets the ocean is the cruiser. Maybe that’s what inspired this new steel urban bike, dubbed the Cabrillo? I think it looks great, but needs some damn balloon tires! See more details at Stinner!

May 6, 2016 12 comments
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