Claudio Does Lenzerheide

Claudio and Steve Peat take to the UCI MTB World Cup course in Lenzerheide for a POV video with yet another hilarious voice-over.

Jul 6, 2016 1 comment
Is UberRush Worth It?

Being an UberRush bike messenger seems like a great way to pick up some extra cash, doesn’t it? Find out if this rookie makes bank or pedals home broke.

Jul 6, 2016 7 comments
Turn Your MTB into a WTB Scraper Bike
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If you love some wide-ass tires on your mountain bike, check out one of the newest players to the plus-sized game. WTB Introduces the Scraper rim, designed specifically for 2.8″ or 3″ tires and meant to take a beating on the trail or your next bikepacking trek. The Scraper comes in two models: the i40 is designed for 2.8” tires while the i45 is optimized for 3.0” and both are TCS tubeless compatible. For more information, head to WTB and for ordering, holler at your local dealer.

Jul 6, 2016 2 comments
Search and State: S2R Performance Bib Short
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I’ll still stand by my earlier claims that the Search and State S2R is the most comfortable pair of bibs I’ve ever worn. Now, for those of you who want something a little lighter in color for the summer months, they’ve just released them in grey. Expect the same fit and comfort as the black bibs, in a lighter tone. In stock now at Search and State.

Jul 6, 2016 1 comment
Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No9 Recap

Here’s the official recap for the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No9 and it’s a long one! RHC has uploaded the men’s and women’s races in their entirety by splicing together multiple cameras used by athletes throughout the race.

Jul 6, 2016 No comments yet
Do Not Miss: Magnum Cycling – A Book About the Thrilling Sport of Cycling
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As someone who is always looking for visual references or inspiration for cycling photography, when I think I’ve hit a creative block, picking up a photo book inspires me to not only pick the camera back up, but refresh my perspective on the world. In an age when digital media has taken over print, finds like this bring back the desire to make and create meaningful, timeless photography. Even if you’re not a photographer, a good photo book on cycling really makes you appreciate the sport, especially during the Tour de France! I can say without a doubt that the latest publication from Magnum has piqued my interest.

Look, I’m not selling you on this book, I’m only saying the next time you’re in the mood to buy a hardcover photo book, do not miss Magnum Cycling. Even if you just flip through the digital files at their site. But if you do wish to purchase it, your local book store can order these quite easily. Mine did!

Jul 5, 2016 1 comment
Cherrapunji

I love this video so much!

“Cherrapunji is a region of Meghalaya, India. It is a hilltop plain where the sun shines brightly and storms rumble deeply. It was where I went to wrap myself in a blanket while I dealt with the split of Dan and I’s journey. Believing that it was also the splitting of our relationship and coming to terms with what looked very much like failure.

Once I had started cycling I felt comfortable but also very much alone, like a phantom limb I missed a partner. But as I climbed up more mountaintops and became more confident in my own ability I found the positives of being alone. Cherrapunji is a short about finding enough courage to set out alone on a bike tour. In a broader sense it is about women who do something courageous!”

Follow Jambi Jambi on Instagram!

Jul 5, 2016 2 comments
A Chance Encounter
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Going slow during rides sometimes has its benefits. You’ll find new lines on a trail, or discover a new lookout point on a climb. Yesterday, during the heat of the day, Cari and I went to ride in the Verdugo mountains, my go-to ride spot in Los Angeles. Now, I’ve spent many hours climbing these steep beasts since moving to LA and in that time, have witnessed a broad selection of wildlife ranging from gray foxes, bobcats, rattle snakes, king snakes, red tailed hawks and even a weasel scurrying through the brush. Most of these animals I came upon while descending and spooked them on the trail but I rarely see anything other than the occasional gopher snake while climbing. (more…)

Jul 5, 2016 6 comments
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Is UberRush Worth It?

Being an UberRush bike messenger seems like a great way to pick up some extra cash, doesn’t it? Find out if this rookie makes bank or pedals home broke.

Jul 6, 2016 7 comments
Turn Your MTB into a WTB Scraper Bike
WTB_Scraper

If you love some wide-ass tires on your mountain bike, check out one of the newest players to the plus-sized game. WTB Introduces the Scraper rim, designed specifically for 2.8″ or 3″ tires and meant to take a beating on the trail or your next bikepacking trek. The Scraper comes in two models: the i40 is designed for 2.8” tires while the i45 is optimized for 3.0” and both are TCS tubeless compatible. For more information, head to WTB and for ordering, holler at your local dealer.

Jul 6, 2016 2 comments
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Search and State: S2R Performance Bib Short
s2-r-performance-bib-short-gray_front

I’ll still stand by my earlier claims that the Search and State S2R is the most comfortable pair of bibs I’ve ever worn. Now, for those of you who want something a little lighter in color for the summer months, they’ve just released them in grey. Expect the same fit and comfort as the black bibs, in a lighter tone. In stock now at Search and State.

Jul 6, 2016 1 comment
Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No9 Recap

Here’s the official recap for the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No9 and it’s a long one! RHC has uploaded the men’s and women’s races in their entirety by splicing together multiple cameras used by athletes throughout the race.

Jul 6, 2016 No comments yet
Do Not Miss: Magnum Cycling – A Book About the Thrilling Sport of Cycling
MagnumCycling-1

As someone who is always looking for visual references or inspiration for cycling photography, when I think I’ve hit a creative block, picking up a photo book inspires me to not only pick the camera back up, but refresh my perspective on the world. In an age when digital media has taken over print, finds like this bring back the desire to make and create meaningful, timeless photography. Even if you’re not a photographer, a good photo book on cycling really makes you appreciate the sport, especially during the Tour de France! I can say without a doubt that the latest publication from Magnum has piqued my interest.

Look, I’m not selling you on this book, I’m only saying the next time you’re in the mood to buy a hardcover photo book, do not miss Magnum Cycling. Even if you just flip through the digital files at their site. But if you do wish to purchase it, your local book store can order these quite easily. Mine did!

Jul 5, 2016 1 comment
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Cherrapunji

I love this video so much!

“Cherrapunji is a region of Meghalaya, India. It is a hilltop plain where the sun shines brightly and storms rumble deeply. It was where I went to wrap myself in a blanket while I dealt with the split of Dan and I’s journey. Believing that it was also the splitting of our relationship and coming to terms with what looked very much like failure.

Once I had started cycling I felt comfortable but also very much alone, like a phantom limb I missed a partner. But as I climbed up more mountaintops and became more confident in my own ability I found the positives of being alone. Cherrapunji is a short about finding enough courage to set out alone on a bike tour. In a broader sense it is about women who do something courageous!”

Follow Jambi Jambi on Instagram!

Jul 5, 2016 2 comments
A Chance Encounter
Horned_Lizard-1

Going slow during rides sometimes has its benefits. You’ll find new lines on a trail, or discover a new lookout point on a climb. Yesterday, during the heat of the day, Cari and I went to ride in the Verdugo mountains, my go-to ride spot in Los Angeles. Now, I’ve spent many hours climbing these steep beasts since moving to LA and in that time, have witnessed a broad selection of wildlife ranging from gray foxes, bobcats, rattle snakes, king snakes, red tailed hawks and even a weasel scurrying through the brush. Most of these animals I came upon while descending and spooked them on the trail but I rarely see anything other than the occasional gopher snake while climbing. (more…)

Jul 5, 2016 6 comments
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Cadence and Familia

Dustin Klein headed to the Midwest to discuss skateboarding with legends Steve Nesser and Todd Bratrud and to work on a collaboration cycling kit with Familia. Check out the Cadence x Familia offerings at Cadence.

Jul 5, 2016 No comments yet
Factory Five: Columbus Zona CX Frames
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With the world of ‘cross bikes taken almost completely over by 44mm head tubes, oversized tubing and thru-axles, it’s nice seeing a 1 1/8″ steel fork, 135mm option out there, made from Columbus Zona. Factory Five’s new ‘cross frames are looking good and they only cost $525 USD for a frameset. They’ve got a few sizes in stock now, so head over to check them out.

Jul 5, 2016 2 comments
The Radavist 2016 Calendar: July
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This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Sunset Chasing.” Shot with a Leica M240 and a 35mm Summicron in Santa Barbara, California.

Summer months bring the heat, forcing many cyclists to ride either early in the morning or late. In Southern California, I find myself taking on the latter, if only for the last fleeting moments of daylight… Yesterday in Santa Barbara with Stinner Frameworks was one of those days!

NEW: There’s also a mobile image uploaded for anyone wanting a mobile phone background each month. July’s image is from Japan and was one of my favorites from the Asuke Gourmet Century coverage. Click here to download July’s Mobile Wallpaper.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – July. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Apologies for the lack of June wallpaper. I left the InDesign file in Los Angeles and had no way of getting it in Japan.

Jul 1, 2016 4 comments
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LAND for Smith Helmets
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Our good friends at LAND, the design duo who branded the Radavist, have teamed up with Smith to infuse the Maze Bike helmet with their artwork. It’s a classic example of ‘less is more’ when it comes to collaborations. The helmet has a matte tan base and is then overlaid with the LAND jaguar design. I wish this came in a road or mountain design because it’s one of my favorite illustrations of theirs. See more of LAND’s work at their Instagram and check out the Maze Bike helmet at Smith.

Anyone have a better shot of the artwork?

Jun 30, 2016 1 comment
Geoff McFetridge for RockShox
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You may or may not remember this project. RockShox reached out to a handful of artists back in 2011 to design decal sets for their forks. Geoff was one of them, bringing his playful typography and animals to the design palette. You can see the other artwork over at PinkBike.

Great find, Tracko!

Jun 30, 2016 Comments are OFF
Engine 11 Trip

Engine 11 takes to New York, SF and Long Beach as their team races various track bike criteriums.

Jun 30, 2016 1 comment
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