Bicycle Quarterly Tests the Open UP

The team at Bicycle Quarterly took the Open U.P. to Odarumi, one of the highest passes in Japan, at 6600′ in elevation. Watch this video to find out how a carbon bike handles the climb.

Apr 10, 2017 3 comments
Brooks Celebrates Roubaix with a Chpt. III Capsule Pack

This has got to be the best Brooks collaboration I’ve seen to date but at a price. $445 gets you the limited edition C13, a book and jersey.

“To celebrate the memorable Paris-Roubaix race, Brooks England and Chpt. III, David Millar’s road cycling clothing brand, have created a limited edition collector’s set inspired by the famous Roubaix Velodrome.”

Check out more at Brooks!

Apr 7, 2017 9 comments
Fyxation’s Sparta All-Road Fork

I’m sure I enjoy posting forks like this as much as you enjoy seeing new options. Fyxation throws their hat into the ring of the carbon fork with rack mounts circuit, offering up a 1 1/8″, 12mm thru-axle, flat mount disc fork. The Sparta will be available in a tapered option later on in Fall of 2017, but for now, this 1 1/8″ option is available. See more at Fyxation.

Apr 6, 2017 7 comments
Get Ready! Strawfoot’s Easter Egg Hunt is Back

Next week, Strawfoot has organized an Easter Egg hunt in Portland, Chico, SF, Santa Cruz and LA. Stay tuned for more details!

Monday, April 10th – Chris King in Portland
Tuesday, April 11th – Paul in Chico
Wednesday, April 12th – All Hail the Black Market in Oakland
Thursday, Apil 13th – Strawfoot in Santa Cruz
Friday, April 14th – the Radavist in LA

Apr 5, 2017 4 comments
Spring Sage Jersey Pre-Order Is Coming This Thursday

We put a fresh spin on the California Sage jersey from last year, in a new tri-color, all-over pattern with a pop of yellow. To ensure everyone can get their hands on one, we’ll be opening up a pre-order for two weeks this Thursday. From there, it’ll be a 4-6 week lead time for your order to be shipped to you. These will come in a men’s and women’s cut, exactly like the last run, so order accordingly.

These were designed by Kyler Martz and are made by Endo Customs in Los Angles, California.

Apr 4, 2017 15 comments
Timeless Fun


Photos by Tim Thulin

Jeff from Bike Jerks shared photos from a photographer who took part of a the Grey Rabbit / Pearl Pass MTB Tour in 1981. Tim captured the energy that is still present on rides like this, even today and a lot of these photos are timeless. See the full story at Bike Jerks.

Apr 4, 2017 5 comments
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Fyxation’s Sparta All-Road Fork

I’m sure I enjoy posting forks like this as much as you enjoy seeing new options. Fyxation throws their hat into the ring of the carbon fork with rack mounts circuit, offering up a 1 1/8″, 12mm thru-axle, flat mount disc fork. The Sparta will be available in a tapered option later on in Fall of 2017, but for now, this 1 1/8″ option is available. See more at Fyxation.

Apr 6, 2017 7 comments
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Get Ready! Strawfoot’s Easter Egg Hunt is Back

Next week, Strawfoot has organized an Easter Egg hunt in Portland, Chico, SF, Santa Cruz and LA. Stay tuned for more details!

Monday, April 10th – Chris King in Portland
Tuesday, April 11th – Paul in Chico
Wednesday, April 12th – All Hail the Black Market in Oakland
Thursday, Apil 13th – Strawfoot in Santa Cruz
Friday, April 14th – the Radavist in LA

Apr 5, 2017 4 comments
Spring Sage Jersey Pre-Order Is Coming This Thursday

We put a fresh spin on the California Sage jersey from last year, in a new tri-color, all-over pattern with a pop of yellow. To ensure everyone can get their hands on one, we’ll be opening up a pre-order for two weeks this Thursday. From there, it’ll be a 4-6 week lead time for your order to be shipped to you. These will come in a men’s and women’s cut, exactly like the last run, so order accordingly.

These were designed by Kyler Martz and are made by Endo Customs in Los Angles, California.

Apr 4, 2017 15 comments
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Timeless Fun


Photos by Tim Thulin

Jeff from Bike Jerks shared photos from a photographer who took part of a the Grey Rabbit / Pearl Pass MTB Tour in 1981. Tim captured the energy that is still present on rides like this, even today and a lot of these photos are timeless. See the full story at Bike Jerks.

Apr 4, 2017 5 comments
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Ren Cycles GX1 Carbon fork with Titanium Rando Rack

These 1.5″ tapered forks from Ren Cycles have a 400mm axle-to-crown, a 12mm thru axle, 50mm offset and will fit a 45mm tire. Best of all though, these forks are designed to work with racks, including the new Ren titanium randonneur rack. These racks will hold a bag like the Swift Ozette, or a Wald basket. Check out more information and Ren Cycles.

Apr 3, 2017 20 comments
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Zoom Zoom Goes the Weekend

From spring cleaning to random guests stopping through town, this weekend ended, leaving me ready for the forthcoming week. Stay sunny, Los Angeles! Ok, not too sunny… Check out a few more photos below. (more…)

Apr 2, 2017 10 comments
The Radavist 2017 Calendar: April

This is the fourth layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Sun to Snow” Shot with a Canon 1DX and a 70-200mm in Owens Valley, CA

This time of year, the backdrops along many of California’s sunny roads tell a different tale.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – April. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
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The mobile background this month the same road, from a different angle. Click here to download April’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Apr 2, 2017 2 comments
Ride in Peace, Mike Hall


Photo via Indian Pacific Wheel Race

We lost a legend today, yet in doing so, forever solidified his legacy. Mike Hall was a machine, a passionate human being, dedicated to pushing himself and the sport to its limits. I cried when I read about his death in Australia. Read about it at ABC. What an inspiration. Be safe out there.

You can donate to Mike’s family at Just Giving.

Mar 31, 2017 23 comments
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