#SwiftCampout
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Swift Industries hopes to encourage all of you to organize a campout on Soltice weekend, June 20th and the 21st. Find out all the details and what you could win at Swift Industries!

Apr 5, 2015 No comments yet
Lighten Up
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A few people have requested photos of the lighting setup on my Geekhouse Woodville tourer. My view on lighting is pretty simple: throw a big beam where you illuminate not just your bike but the road around you. The Portland Design Works Aether Demon USB light is mounting via the included seatpost clip, but I removed the ring and just attached the clip straight to the rack mount on my bike. Most all lights come with a seatpost mount. I’ve found this method to not only be more secure than a seat stay mount, but much more successful at lighting the surface of the road, increasing visibility.

This position puts the light low and to the inside of the road, assuming cars are driving on the right of the road. If I were in Australia or UK, the light would be on the reverse. The same goes for my Edelux front lamp, which is under my Wald basket.

Apr 3, 2015 26 comments
Kona Four Corners Teaser

Kona’s newest campaign takes you along for a ride through the Four Corners on four different bikes. From north to south, east to west, on isolated roads through one of the most scenic areas in North America. Stay tuned for more, with the first video launch being the Rove AL (north) on April 7th.

Apr 3, 2015 3 comments
Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race

Wolfpack Hustle has been a longstanding event in the Los Angeles cycling scene. Here’s a video recap from their most recent event, the Marathon Crash Race:

“On March 15th, 2015 over three thousand cyclists took to the closed off streets of the LA Marathon. Organized by Don “Roadblock” Ward of Wolfpack Hustle, this event has become a staple in the LA urban cycling scene and a time honored tradition. Check out the ride and follow Aventon Factory Team Rider Kym Nonstop as she discusses her past and present goals in cycling.”

Apr 3, 2015 2 comments
8Bar at the Rad Race

Here’s a new video from 8Bar:

“128 Fixed Gear riders on a Kart track fighting in a KO System who is going to be the Last Man Standing/ Last Woman Standing.

From the qualifying until the half finals there are eight riders in each group but only four riders can make it into the next round. Every lap the last man/woman is going to be kicked out of the race. In the finals the race continues until there is only one left.”

Apr 3, 2015 No comments yet
Limberlost in the Plains of Abraham
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The guys from Limberlost visited one of the most epic MTB locations in the Pacific Northwest: Mount Saint Helens. There’s a quick photo story up on Limberlost right now, so head over and check it out if you like mountainous epicness.

Apr 2, 2015 1 comment
Comes with Baggage

Blackburn has been in the industry for 40 years and in that time, a lot has changed. Here’s a brief trailer for a full-length Blackburn film that’s airing at Sea Otter. Check out the flier for that below.

(more…)

Apr 2, 2015 No comments yet
SRAM Introduces the GX MTB Group: Affordable 1x and 2x
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SRAM’s revolutionary X-Sync technology has trickled down to a more affordable group. GX is their newest MTB group and it spans everything from a 1×11 with X-Sync ($564 USD trigger, $573 grip) to a 2×10 ($511 USD trigger) or 2×11 ($661 USD trigger, $677 grip). It’s an all-encompassing platform, for everyone, everywhere.

The 1×11 system will hit retail shops in July, with the 2×10 in June and 2×11 in August. Check out specs for the GX 1×11 with X-Sync below and see more details for the other offerings at SRAM.

(more…)

Apr 2, 2015 8 comments
The Col Collective: Col de Peyresourde

Michael from the Col Collective has continuously tackled some of Europe’s most difficult climbs, with this episode being the Col de Peyresourde. Still, when I saw that Crepe shack in this video, I wanted to see him eat something because I don’t believe he’s human! Keep climbing Michael, keep climbing.

Apr 2, 2015 No comments yet
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: April
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This is the fourth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Log Jammin’”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

While trees shoot to the sky, Matt rides a fallen giant as part of a bonus line in the Brown’s Camp trail network, just an hour drive outside of Portland.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – April. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Apr 1, 2015 7 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Berserkir Bottles
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Inspired 10% by Clerks and 90% by Odin’s animalistic warriors….

One of my favorite stories from Norse Mythology relates to nature’s impact on man. Scandanavian warriors would often wear the skin of a bear or a wolf before entering battle, resulting in the spirit of the animal possessing them in battle. As Odin’s personal army the Berserkir were known for ferocity as well as loyalty as they fought for the pack leader. In fact the Old Norse word berserkir, literally translates to “bear-shirt” and was soon called “going berserk.”

Venturing into the woods, be it during an expedition, or just an everyday ride, we too can find ourselves transformed. Every time we push ourselves on the bike, or subsequently find ourselves pushed off the bike, we grow – #RubberSideUp. This introspective experience not only shapes us as riders, but it continues to strengthen our relationship with nature. If anything deserves respect, it’s the woods.

This image of the Berserkir, or Úlfhéðnar, is further empowered by the Norse protection symbol, the Vegvísir, which is a direction sign that enables you to stay the course without being lost. Something extremely beneficial to cyclists.

Drawn by Kyler Mart and made in the US of A by Specialized. Two bottles sell for $27 shipped or $37 shipped Internationally. This is a PAIR of bottles.

Sorry sold out!

(more…)

Apr 1, 2015 15 comments
Chris King’s Gourmet Century Registration is Open
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Chris King’s Gourmet Century is more than just a ride, it’s a curated experience that brings delicious food together with absolutely stunning riding. This year’s events is spanning the globe in five locations, all with unique cuisine and terrain.

Registration is now open for these events and they book up fast, so head over to the Gourmet Century website as soon as you can!

Apr 1, 2015 6 comments
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#SwiftCampout
Radivist_SwiftCampout

Swift Industries hopes to encourage all of you to organize a campout on Soltice weekend, June 20th and the 21st. Find out all the details and what you could win at Swift Industries!

Apr 5, 2015 No comments yet
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Lighten Up
LightenUP-4

A few people have requested photos of the lighting setup on my Geekhouse Woodville tourer. My view on lighting is pretty simple: throw a big beam where you illuminate not just your bike but the road around you. The Portland Design Works Aether Demon USB light is mounting via the included seatpost clip, but I removed the ring and just attached the clip straight to the rack mount on my bike. Most all lights come with a seatpost mount. I’ve found this method to not only be more secure than a seat stay mount, but much more successful at lighting the surface of the road, increasing visibility.

This position puts the light low and to the inside of the road, assuming cars are driving on the right of the road. If I were in Australia or UK, the light would be on the reverse. The same goes for my Edelux front lamp, which is under my Wald basket.

Apr 3, 2015 26 comments
Kona Four Corners Teaser

Kona’s newest campaign takes you along for a ride through the Four Corners on four different bikes. From north to south, east to west, on isolated roads through one of the most scenic areas in North America. Stay tuned for more, with the first video launch being the Rove AL (north) on April 7th.

Apr 3, 2015 3 comments
Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race

Wolfpack Hustle has been a longstanding event in the Los Angeles cycling scene. Here’s a video recap from their most recent event, the Marathon Crash Race:

“On March 15th, 2015 over three thousand cyclists took to the closed off streets of the LA Marathon. Organized by Don “Roadblock” Ward of Wolfpack Hustle, this event has become a staple in the LA urban cycling scene and a time honored tradition. Check out the ride and follow Aventon Factory Team Rider Kym Nonstop as she discusses her past and present goals in cycling.”

Apr 3, 2015 2 comments
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8Bar at the Rad Race

Here’s a new video from 8Bar:

“128 Fixed Gear riders on a Kart track fighting in a KO System who is going to be the Last Man Standing/ Last Woman Standing.

From the qualifying until the half finals there are eight riders in each group but only four riders can make it into the next round. Every lap the last man/woman is going to be kicked out of the race. In the finals the race continues until there is only one left.”

Apr 3, 2015 No comments yet
Limberlost in the Plains of Abraham
StHelens009

The guys from Limberlost visited one of the most epic MTB locations in the Pacific Northwest: Mount Saint Helens. There’s a quick photo story up on Limberlost right now, so head over and check it out if you like mountainous epicness.

Apr 2, 2015 1 comment
Comes with Baggage

Blackburn has been in the industry for 40 years and in that time, a lot has changed. Here’s a brief trailer for a full-length Blackburn film that’s airing at Sea Otter. Check out the flier for that below.

(more…)

Apr 2, 2015 No comments yet
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SRAM Introduces the GX MTB Group: Affordable 1x and 2x
GX_Crop copy

SRAM’s revolutionary X-Sync technology has trickled down to a more affordable group. GX is their newest MTB group and it spans everything from a 1×11 with X-Sync ($564 USD trigger, $573 grip) to a 2×10 ($511 USD trigger) or 2×11 ($661 USD trigger, $677 grip). It’s an all-encompassing platform, for everyone, everywhere.

The 1×11 system will hit retail shops in July, with the 2×10 in June and 2×11 in August. Check out specs for the GX 1×11 with X-Sync below and see more details for the other offerings at SRAM.

(more…)

Apr 2, 2015 8 comments
The Col Collective: Col de Peyresourde

Michael from the Col Collective has continuously tackled some of Europe’s most difficult climbs, with this episode being the Col de Peyresourde. Still, when I saw that Crepe shack in this video, I wanted to see him eat something because I don’t believe he’s human! Keep climbing Michael, keep climbing.

Apr 2, 2015 No comments yet
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: April
RAD_APRIL2015_SMALL

This is the fourth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Log Jammin’”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

While trees shoot to the sky, Matt rides a fallen giant as part of a bonus line in the Brown’s Camp trail network, just an hour drive outside of Portland.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – April. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Apr 1, 2015 7 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Berserkir Bottles
berserkir_bottle-5

Inspired 10% by Clerks and 90% by Odin’s animalistic warriors….

One of my favorite stories from Norse Mythology relates to nature’s impact on man. Scandanavian warriors would often wear the skin of a bear or a wolf before entering battle, resulting in the spirit of the animal possessing them in battle. As Odin’s personal army the Berserkir were known for ferocity as well as loyalty as they fought for the pack leader. In fact the Old Norse word berserkir, literally translates to “bear-shirt” and was soon called “going berserk.”

Venturing into the woods, be it during an expedition, or just an everyday ride, we too can find ourselves transformed. Every time we push ourselves on the bike, or subsequently find ourselves pushed off the bike, we grow – #RubberSideUp. This introspective experience not only shapes us as riders, but it continues to strengthen our relationship with nature. If anything deserves respect, it’s the woods.

This image of the Berserkir, or Úlfhéðnar, is further empowered by the Norse protection symbol, the Vegvísir, which is a direction sign that enables you to stay the course without being lost. Something extremely beneficial to cyclists.

Drawn by Kyler Mart and made in the US of A by Specialized. Two bottles sell for $27 shipped or $37 shipped Internationally. This is a PAIR of bottles.

Sorry sold out!

(more…)

Apr 1, 2015 15 comments
Moots ADVERTISEMENT
Chris King’s Gourmet Century Registration is Open
Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 9.17.44 AM copy

Chris King’s Gourmet Century is more than just a ride, it’s a curated experience that brings delicious food together with absolutely stunning riding. This year’s events is spanning the globe in five locations, all with unique cuisine and terrain.

Registration is now open for these events and they book up fast, so head over to the Gourmet Century website as soon as you can!

Apr 1, 2015 6 comments
Today Marks the 1-Year Anniversary of the Radavist
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One year ago, I flipped the switch on PiNP, forming the Radavist and in that time, the team over here has exceeded my expectations. While there are numerous people who make this site tick, I really wanted to thank you, the readers for visiting, commenting and yes, even critiquing how things are rolling over here. Without you, none of this would be possible.

While it’s cheesy to project where a blog can or will go, I’m confident that we’ll continue to deliver stories, rides, photos and products to you in a capacity that will leave you stoked to ride.

Here’s to many more years of rad atavism.

Apr 1, 2015 20 comments
Caletti Cycles: George’s All Road Disc Bike
Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photographs by Peter Thomsen

John Caletti has a way with disc bikes. There’s something about the look of an OS titanium frame, painted to compliment Chris King bits. With “all-road” bikes being all the rage these days, George wanted something extra special, so he contacted Santa Cruz’s Caletti Cycles to build him a bike that he’d very well have for the rest of his life.

Personally, I love the grey and orange, but the inside of the fork blades and backside of the seat tube really do it for me. Oliver at Spectrum Powderworks really did a banging job on this one. Check out more of Peter Thomsen’s wonderful photos below.

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Apr 1, 2015 6 comments
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