F’ck Yeah Olive Drab: Search and State Long Sleeve Merino Jersey
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I will not OD from OD. Search and State’s new long sleeve merino jerseys are here in time for winter rides. Merino makes for an incredibly versatile material. You can wear it for multiple rides without having to wash it, it’ll dry fast in a rain shower and if properly cared for, will last for years. These jerseys are made in New York City and come in three colors. You already know which one I favor, though! Head to Search and State to check them out.

Nov 17, 2016 3 comments
Machines for Freedom and Cadence
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I love when two brands come together for a project like this. Cadence is known for their performance cycling kits, for men. Machines for Freedom is known for their exceptional fit and quality kits, for women. So when Cadence wanted to make a kit for women, they contacted Machines for Freedom to supply the fit and performance of their kits with a Dustin Klein-illustrated Cadence design. The result is one of my favorite collaborations this year.

See more photos below and ordering at Cadence. (more…)

Nov 16, 2016 2 comments
Margaret River

Rapha brings us another one of their Prestige videos, this time from Margaret River.

Nov 16, 2016 1 comment
Blackburn Rangers Katie & Laura in Wyoming’s Red Desert

Here’s the latest from the Blackburn Rangers program:

“Wyoming’s Red Desert contains an expansive and lonely area known as the Great Basin. Although the rolling and hills and spartan features make for relatively easy travel, the area has been long been a formidable obstacle due to it’s lack of water and fierce winds. Laura and Katie face the challenges, anxieties and . . . joys, of crossing the Great Basin during their bike trip along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail.”

Check out their journals, stories and photos of their entire trip at Blackburn!

Nov 15, 2016 1 comment
Randi Jo Fab: Pocket Tender Bags in Stock
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Solving on-the-bike portage problems is something Randi Jo excels at. For those looking for a less techy handlebar holster, check out these new Pocket Tender bags. Made from waxed canvas, with pockets all around the perimeter, these bags can fit a variety of items you might need while pedaling around town or taking on your next tour. You can order these bags, in a variety of colors at Randi Jo Fab for $45 each.

Nov 15, 2016 3 comments
Raleigh’s New Stuntman All Road is Ready for Anything
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Two years ago, this would be a bike that only a custom framebuilder could deliver. Raleigh’s new Stuntman all road checks all the boxes with its retro-inspired paint, Reynolds 631 tubing, 1x drivetrain, thru-axles, clearance for a 50mm tire and even a dropper, all for $2,499. Head to Raleigh to see more!

Nov 14, 2016 19 comments
SWRVE’s New Waterproof KEIU Line
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KEIU means “welcome rain” in Japanese and when you have the right gear, you can do just that. SWRVE’s new waterproof rain gear line includes an anorak, a full zip jacket with removable hood and a vest. All three are fully-taped and made from Teflon™Shield+® waterproof fabric. There are vents and pockets to keep you comfortable and they come in a matte marled finish. Check out all the details at SWRVE.

Nov 14, 2016 Comments are OFF
APB: My Geekhouse Touring Bike
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If you live in Los Angeles, please keep a look out for my Geekhouse touring bike. It was stolen this morning between the hours of 5 – 6:30am from my house. It doesn’t have fenders now and has a basket bag, but is very distinguishable. If you see it, throw a u-lock on it or call Golden Saddle Cyclery (323-661-1174). Leave a comment if you have any questions.

Nov 13, 2016 46 comments
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Machines for Freedom and Cadence
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I love when two brands come together for a project like this. Cadence is known for their performance cycling kits, for men. Machines for Freedom is known for their exceptional fit and quality kits, for women. So when Cadence wanted to make a kit for women, they contacted Machines for Freedom to supply the fit and performance of their kits with a Dustin Klein-illustrated Cadence design. The result is one of my favorite collaborations this year.

See more photos below and ordering at Cadence. (more…)

Nov 16, 2016 2 comments
Margaret River

Rapha brings us another one of their Prestige videos, this time from Margaret River.

Nov 16, 2016 1 comment
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Blackburn Rangers Katie & Laura in Wyoming’s Red Desert

Here’s the latest from the Blackburn Rangers program:

“Wyoming’s Red Desert contains an expansive and lonely area known as the Great Basin. Although the rolling and hills and spartan features make for relatively easy travel, the area has been long been a formidable obstacle due to it’s lack of water and fierce winds. Laura and Katie face the challenges, anxieties and . . . joys, of crossing the Great Basin during their bike trip along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail.”

Check out their journals, stories and photos of their entire trip at Blackburn!

Nov 15, 2016 1 comment
Randi Jo Fab: Pocket Tender Bags in Stock
RandiJo_bag

Solving on-the-bike portage problems is something Randi Jo excels at. For those looking for a less techy handlebar holster, check out these new Pocket Tender bags. Made from waxed canvas, with pockets all around the perimeter, these bags can fit a variety of items you might need while pedaling around town or taking on your next tour. You can order these bags, in a variety of colors at Randi Jo Fab for $45 each.

Nov 15, 2016 3 comments
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Raleigh’s New Stuntman All Road is Ready for Anything
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Two years ago, this would be a bike that only a custom framebuilder could deliver. Raleigh’s new Stuntman all road checks all the boxes with its retro-inspired paint, Reynolds 631 tubing, 1x drivetrain, thru-axles, clearance for a 50mm tire and even a dropper, all for $2,499. Head to Raleigh to see more!

Nov 14, 2016 19 comments
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SWRVE’s New Waterproof KEIU Line
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KEIU means “welcome rain” in Japanese and when you have the right gear, you can do just that. SWRVE’s new waterproof rain gear line includes an anorak, a full zip jacket with removable hood and a vest. All three are fully-taped and made from Teflon™Shield+® waterproof fabric. There are vents and pockets to keep you comfortable and they come in a matte marled finish. Check out all the details at SWRVE.

Nov 14, 2016 Comments are OFF
APB: My Geekhouse Touring Bike
StolenBike

If you live in Los Angeles, please keep a look out for my Geekhouse touring bike. It was stolen this morning between the hours of 5 – 6:30am from my house. It doesn’t have fenders now and has a basket bag, but is very distinguishable. If you see it, throw a u-lock on it or call Golden Saddle Cyclery (323-661-1174). Leave a comment if you have any questions.

Nov 13, 2016 46 comments
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Mission Workshop: Albion Water-Resistant Insulated Shirt Jacket
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I love products like this. Ones with multi-functionality built into a tight, clean package. The Mission Workshop Albion shirt is part down jacket and part rain jacket. While it doesn’t pack down into a pocket, or completely protect you from rain, it appears to do a good job at keeping you warm and dry in cold, inclement weather. Check out more information at Mission Workshop.

Nov 12, 2016 Comments are OFF
Enjoy the Weekend
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Get out a ride, race or rip this weekend! Next Monday I’m taking off for Tasmania, so expect tons of Reportage from the road.

Nov 11, 2016 5 comments
Cross Crusade ’16: Heron Lakes

With another weekend of ‘cross racing ahead of us, here’s a video from Portland’s Cross Crusade series to up the stoke on a Friday afternoon.

Nov 11, 2016 Comments are OFF
SOLD OUT! The Radavist Olive Drab and Desert Tan Bottles
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I cannot OD from OD. I cannot OD from OD. Olive drab is a timeless color and one that, as you can tell, is not going anywhere. It, paired with desert tan, are personally my two favorite tones. We kept it simple this round, with two bottles in two colors, with one design. In stock now in high numbers and shipping worldwide. Scoop up a pair of Radavist Olive Drab or a pair of Radavist Desert Tan bottles below for $20 a pair + shipping. These will ship on Monday. Sorry SOLD OUT!

Nov 11, 2016 27 comments
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