Thanks for Coming Out to Friday Night Bike Lights!

As part of the Cub House’s closing weekend (don’t worry, they’ve got a new space in the works,) Sean from Team Dream and myself organized a night ride in Cherry Canyon. A pleasant mix of dirt roads and singletrack made for a fun-filled two hour ride and as the sun set over the mountains, we all turned on our riding lights to make it even more interesting. I’m not sure if this will be a regular happening, but we’re gonna try to make it at least a monthly occasion. Head on over to the Cub House today, at 11am for a closing weekend sale, with a party beginning at 6pm. Details are in the “Related” sidebar on the left.

Jul 8, 2017 No comments yet
Faroe Islands

North South takes a unique approach to touring the Faroe Islands in their latest video.

Jul 7, 2017 1 comment
The Mountains of Radness

Last night, we escaped from the heat of Los Angeles, to ride mountain bikes and camp up in Chilao, our go-to refuge, spending time exploring the various granite boulders for lines, both new and old. Cache wins the biggest balls award, for a steep and sketchy chute Kyle found while pushwacking through manzanita. It’s always the same, however, because nothing ever looks as steep as it is! Check out a few more shots below.

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Jul 6, 2017 6 comments
Our Friend Edie

… was hit by a car and is paralyzed from the chest down. As you might imagine, this has been horrible news for our community here in Los Angeles – both for cyclists that know Edie and for everyone who has heard the news. To add to this, Edie had just received her custom Stinner Frameworks Romero all-road to be built up the day before she was hit. In hopes to reduce her medical bills, Edie has listed the frame on eBay. It’s a 50cm frame, will fit 45mm tires and has a beautiful coat of wet paint. You can see the geometry and details at the eBay listing and see more at Edie’s Go Fund Me!

Jul 5, 2017 4 comments
The Cub House’s Last Hurrah!

This weekend! Be sure to read on below for all the details from Team Dream

When we opened the shop almost 20 months ago the goal was a pop-up that would last for maybe half a year at most. The Cub House has been open a whole lot longer than any of us ever thought it would and thanks to all of our great friends and customers for making the experience truly special but we finally got word from the powers that be and the time has come for us to go. This dumpy cat shack we call home is finally going to be demolished and we plan to go out with a bang! We have 3 days of fun planned for July 7-9 and we would love for you to come party with us for any/all the action. We hope to see lots of new and old friends! All the weekend meet up times below. (more…)

Jul 5, 2017 No comments yet
Giro’s Limited Edition Lava Shoes

For fans of the lace-up Empire SLX and VR90 shoes from Giro, looking for something a little different, check out these special edition cycling shoes, aptly dubbed “Lava.” Made with reflective black paint, with an orange overlay, these are in stock now at Giro and can be ordered from your local dealer, but act fast, they’re almost out of stock!

Jul 5, 2017 No comments yet
Ever Wonder What it Takes to Make Bikes Overseas?

Well, Pinkbike takes a stab at that very question in their latest video. This was an entertaining and educational watch, dispelling many of the myths and misconceptions people often have when it comes to making frames overseas. Albeit, we’re talking full suspension mountain bike frames here. I highly recommend it.

Jul 5, 2017 6 comments
CNCPT Team

Endo Custom’s CNCPT Team is based in Los Angeles. Don’t worry, they race bikes too!

Jul 5, 2017 2 comments
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The Mountains of Radness

Last night, we escaped from the heat of Los Angeles, to ride mountain bikes and camp up in Chilao, our go-to refuge, spending time exploring the various granite boulders for lines, both new and old. Cache wins the biggest balls award, for a steep and sketchy chute Kyle found while pushwacking through manzanita. It’s always the same, however, because nothing ever looks as steep as it is! Check out a few more shots below.

(more…)

Jul 6, 2017 6 comments
Our Friend Edie

… was hit by a car and is paralyzed from the chest down. As you might imagine, this has been horrible news for our community here in Los Angeles – both for cyclists that know Edie and for everyone who has heard the news. To add to this, Edie had just received her custom Stinner Frameworks Romero all-road to be built up the day before she was hit. In hopes to reduce her medical bills, Edie has listed the frame on eBay. It’s a 50cm frame, will fit 45mm tires and has a beautiful coat of wet paint. You can see the geometry and details at the eBay listing and see more at Edie’s Go Fund Me!

Jul 5, 2017 4 comments
The Cub House’s Last Hurrah!

This weekend! Be sure to read on below for all the details from Team Dream

When we opened the shop almost 20 months ago the goal was a pop-up that would last for maybe half a year at most. The Cub House has been open a whole lot longer than any of us ever thought it would and thanks to all of our great friends and customers for making the experience truly special but we finally got word from the powers that be and the time has come for us to go. This dumpy cat shack we call home is finally going to be demolished and we plan to go out with a bang! We have 3 days of fun planned for July 7-9 and we would love for you to come party with us for any/all the action. We hope to see lots of new and old friends! All the weekend meet up times below. (more…)

Jul 5, 2017 No comments yet
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Giro’s Limited Edition Lava Shoes

For fans of the lace-up Empire SLX and VR90 shoes from Giro, looking for something a little different, check out these special edition cycling shoes, aptly dubbed “Lava.” Made with reflective black paint, with an orange overlay, these are in stock now at Giro and can be ordered from your local dealer, but act fast, they’re almost out of stock!

Jul 5, 2017 No comments yet
Ever Wonder What it Takes to Make Bikes Overseas?

Well, Pinkbike takes a stab at that very question in their latest video. This was an entertaining and educational watch, dispelling many of the myths and misconceptions people often have when it comes to making frames overseas. Albeit, we’re talking full suspension mountain bike frames here. I highly recommend it.

Jul 5, 2017 6 comments
CNCPT Team

Endo Custom’s CNCPT Team is based in Los Angeles. Don’t worry, they race bikes too!

Jul 5, 2017 2 comments
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SOLD OUT: The Radavist F*ck Yeah Olive Drab Bottles

Well, we’ve heard your requests and ordered a giant batch of Olive Drab bottles, which are now in stock. Two Olive Drab bottles for $20 plus shipping, worldwide and in stock now. SORRY SOLD OUT! Don’t worry, more products are on the way!

Jul 2, 2017 6 comments
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The Radavist 2017 Calendar: July

This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Ring Road” Shot with a Leica M10 and a 135mm lens in Mývatn, Iceland

“If there’s one thing that is both beautiful and wildly intimidating, it’s the Ring Road, a ribbon of tarmac that circumnavigates the island. The conditions of this road are ideal for cycling, yet the weather often has other plans, with sudden changes and high winds.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – July. 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 and is one of my favorite photos from our trip! Click here to download July’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Jul 2, 2017 2 comments
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Speedvagen’s Ready Made Urban Racer

The Urban Racer sure did make waves around here when it was launched back in 2015. Like all of Speedvagen’s bikes, it was a bespoke, handmade-in-Portland frame, with all the details we’ve come to expect from the Vanilla Workshop. However, many people didn’t see the value in the Urban Racer. The debate was heated.

Well, now you can get an Urban Racer as part of Speedvagen’s Ready Made program, with a stock build and base pricing down to $3495. You might be inclined to say “that’s still a lot of money for a coaster brake city bike”. And it is. But for some, it might be just what they needed to get in the door on one of these stripped down beauties.

Check out some more photos below, and get the details on the Ready Made Urban Racer at Speedvagen.

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Jun 29, 2017 14 comments
OneUp Components EDC Tool Set Fits In Your Steerer Tube

OneUp Components‘ new EDC (short for Everyday Carry) tool set puts a multi-tool, tire lever, chain tool, quick link, spoke keys, and either a CO2 cartridge or a stash capsule inside your steerer tube – or inside their hand pump.

The steerer tube system only works with tapered aluminum mountain bike forks, as it requires the inside of the fork steerer to be threaded in order to use OneUp’s super light hollow stem cap. If you have a steel or carbon fork, you can store the EDC system inside OneUp’s hand pump. Pretty neat!

Watch the video below and check out the EDC system at OneUp Components. (more…)

Jun 28, 2017 6 comments
Lee Craigie’s TEDx Talk is Amazing!

As Lee Craigie nears the end of her journey at this year’s Tour Divide, it’s incredible to think that after 19 consecutive days averaging 131 miles each, she’s still out there considering cooperation, collaboration, mutual care, and remaining connected to each other and the environment. Thanks for the inspiration yet again, Lee!

Jun 27, 2017 2 comments
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