The Radavist 2018 Calendar: May

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Leaving Winter” shot with a Canon 1DXmkii and a 100-400mm lens in Panamint, California.

“It’s been a long, hard winter for most of the United States, but we’re all ready to leave it behind for sunny days and short nights.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2018 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from the White Mountains. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

May 3, 2018 No comments yet
The LA Times on the Gabrielino Trail Re-Opening Effort by MWBA

“Erik Hillard has always believed the best way to know a rugged trail is to bike it. But for nearly a decade, the historic Gabrielino Trail in the peaks above La Cañada has been all but unknowable to mountain bikers.

The 2009 Station fire and the rainy season that followed it rendered impassable much of a 26-mile stretch of the trail.”

Check out the full story at the LA Times and see our gallery in the Related sidebar!

May 3, 2018 1 comment
WIN A CUSTOM ROCK LOBSTER FRAME

The Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic XC race is giving you the chance to win a custom Rock Lobster Cycles mountain bike frame! Old Cabin Classic is held by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the race go directly into a fund earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch State Park. Even if you’re not racing, you can support new trails in Wilder Ranch, and you just might win a Rock Lobster!

For every $10 you donate to support trails in Wilder Ranch, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a custom Rock Lobster mountain bike frame, complete with a custom paint job featuring artwork by Old Cabin Classic logo designer Campbell Steers!

Here are the details from the frame builder, Paul Sadoff, himself: Winner gets a custom built (estimate 6-10 weeks from sizing to completion) hard tail steel MTB frame with a Fox fork. Wheel size can be 26, 27.5 or 29. Powdercoat color and decals are whatever the person wants except that there will be a Campbell Steers decal somewhere on the frame with the Old Cabin logo or similar artwork. External cabling only except if the customer wants an internal seat tube routing for a dropper post. Threaded or PF-30BB available. Paragon machine works head tube. Tubing will be the shop mix of True Temper and Dedaccai steel. As many as three bottle mounts included. 142×12 thru-axle available. If the winner prefers a road or cyclocross frame, that’s okay too.

The winner will be drawn at the Old Cabin Classic on May 19, 2018. Need not be present to win!

ENTER NOW AT MBOSC!

May 3, 2018 No comments yet
The Future for Giro/Bell/Blackburn and Vista Outdoors

I wanted to share this article with you, outlining the financial decision of Vista Outdoors to sell off Giro/Bell/Blackburn, which the company states it had plans of doing so before the outcry a few months back.

“Vista’s firearms and ammunition sales had already been soft for several quarters when the company found itself in the spotlight following the Parkland High School shooting in February. On March 1, REI, MEC and some independent retailers said they would stop ordering Vista products because of Vista’s lack of response following the shooting. Although REI and MEC don’t sell firearms, they sold Bell, Giro, Blackburn and other Vista Outdoor outdoor cooking and water sports brands.

“We have been on this path … way before any of the noise came about eight weeks ago.” — CEO Chris Metz

In an investor conference call Tuesday, Vista Outdoor CEO Chris Metz said the canceled orders had little effect on the company. Answering an investor question, Metz noted that REI represents less than 1 percent of the company’s total sales.”

Continue reading at Bicycle Retailer. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this issue.

May 2, 2018 47 comments
Hobo Pieces: the Restuvus Adds Bag Loops to Any Saddle

Everyone’s got a favorite saddle shape, yet unfortunately, not every saddle has provisions for larger saddlebag loops. That was the motivation behind the Restuvus, a clever invention from Hobo Pieces. These loops work with just about any saddle with metal rails, have a 20lb weight limit, are made from CNC aluminum with stainless steel hardware for extra durability, come in a variety of colors, and weigh only 118g.

The Restuvus – for the rest of us that don’t ride leather saddles – are in stock now at Hobo Pieces’ new online shop, where they also sell their Ursa Major saddle bag collaboration, along with other products. Head over to Hobo Pieces to see more!

Apr 30, 2018 20 comments
The New 8bar GRUNEWALD All Road Bike

8Bar keeps upping their bar with new, specialty bikes that don’t compromise technology or looks for that matter. Their new GRUNEWALD all road utilizes a dropped chainstay, an integrated seat post clamps, internal routing, rack/fender mounts, bottle bosses on the fork, Di2 routing, and if that’s not enough already, clearance for a 27.5 x 2″ tire, all manufactured from UD airplane carbon fiber. There’s much more to these frames, which are available for pre-order now, with an August delivery. Check out more information at 8Bar.

Apr 30, 2018 50 comments
Nuestras Casitas Amarillas

Justin sent over this video he made while on tour in the lakes district of Chile and through parts of Northern Argentine Patagonia. It’s a bit long of a watch but well worth it to kickstart your wanderlust.

Apr 30, 2018 1 comment
A MoMA Moulton in Molteni Orange!

Thirty-five years after the inception of the Space Frame and the Moulton Bicycle Company, the made in UK frame brand has collaborated with the MoMA Design Store to release an exclusive special edition bicycle. Available exclusively for $2,590 (plus shipping) on MoMA Design Store’s website, and 53rd Street and Soho London locations, the MoMA Special Edition Moulton Bike possesses all the essential Moulton features for performance and comfort – space-frame construction, small wheels, and full suspension – all encompassed within the iconic and inimitable Moulton architectural aesthetic. 

Engineered for a smooth and efficient riding experience, the Moulton space-frame is uniquely separable for ease of transportation and stowage. With a full range of optional racks, bags and fenders, there is a Moulton bicycle for every use – sportive riding, touring, commuting and leisure. Every MoMA Special Edition Moulton Bike is hand-built in England by highly skilled craftsmen and is in stock now at MoMA.org.

Apr 30, 2018 3 comments
Restrap’s Small but Big Saddle Pack

For those wanting a little bit more room than a traditional saddle bag, but not wanting to go to a full-size saddle pack from their bikepacking equipment, check out Restrap’s new Saddle Pack. This lightweight 4-liter, waterproof saddle pack is made in the UK of VX21, is Nylon-lined, with taped seams, it has a roll-top closure, utilizes magnetic fittings, and unique magnetic compression strap. This allows for easy and reliable closure. The Saddle Pack is large enough for tools, a jacket, and food, it’s perfect for day rides or lightweight bikepacking.

See more at Restrap.

Apr 27, 2018 Comments are OFF
Pentabike is Back

For those wondering what happened to the brand Pentabike in recent years, I’ve got some good news. Their website is back, including apparel, and their handlebar black and brass MustStash. Head over to Pentabike to see more.

Apr 27, 2018 Comments are OFF
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The Radavist 2018 Calendar: May

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Leaving Winter” shot with a Canon 1DXmkii and a 100-400mm lens in Panamint, California.

“It’s been a long, hard winter for most of the United States, but we’re all ready to leave it behind for sunny days and short nights.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2018 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from the White Mountains. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

May 3, 2018 No comments yet
The LA Times on the Gabrielino Trail Re-Opening Effort by MWBA

“Erik Hillard has always believed the best way to know a rugged trail is to bike it. But for nearly a decade, the historic Gabrielino Trail in the peaks above La Cañada has been all but unknowable to mountain bikers.

The 2009 Station fire and the rainy season that followed it rendered impassable much of a 26-mile stretch of the trail.”

Check out the full story at the LA Times and see our gallery in the Related sidebar!

May 3, 2018 1 comment
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WIN A CUSTOM ROCK LOBSTER FRAME

The Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic XC race is giving you the chance to win a custom Rock Lobster Cycles mountain bike frame! Old Cabin Classic is held by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the race go directly into a fund earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch State Park. Even if you’re not racing, you can support new trails in Wilder Ranch, and you just might win a Rock Lobster!

For every $10 you donate to support trails in Wilder Ranch, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a custom Rock Lobster mountain bike frame, complete with a custom paint job featuring artwork by Old Cabin Classic logo designer Campbell Steers!

Here are the details from the frame builder, Paul Sadoff, himself: Winner gets a custom built (estimate 6-10 weeks from sizing to completion) hard tail steel MTB frame with a Fox fork. Wheel size can be 26, 27.5 or 29. Powdercoat color and decals are whatever the person wants except that there will be a Campbell Steers decal somewhere on the frame with the Old Cabin logo or similar artwork. External cabling only except if the customer wants an internal seat tube routing for a dropper post. Threaded or PF-30BB available. Paragon machine works head tube. Tubing will be the shop mix of True Temper and Dedaccai steel. As many as three bottle mounts included. 142×12 thru-axle available. If the winner prefers a road or cyclocross frame, that’s okay too.

The winner will be drawn at the Old Cabin Classic on May 19, 2018. Need not be present to win!

ENTER NOW AT MBOSC!

May 3, 2018 No comments yet
The Future for Giro/Bell/Blackburn and Vista Outdoors

I wanted to share this article with you, outlining the financial decision of Vista Outdoors to sell off Giro/Bell/Blackburn, which the company states it had plans of doing so before the outcry a few months back.

“Vista’s firearms and ammunition sales had already been soft for several quarters when the company found itself in the spotlight following the Parkland High School shooting in February. On March 1, REI, MEC and some independent retailers said they would stop ordering Vista products because of Vista’s lack of response following the shooting. Although REI and MEC don’t sell firearms, they sold Bell, Giro, Blackburn and other Vista Outdoor outdoor cooking and water sports brands.

“We have been on this path … way before any of the noise came about eight weeks ago.” — CEO Chris Metz

In an investor conference call Tuesday, Vista Outdoor CEO Chris Metz said the canceled orders had little effect on the company. Answering an investor question, Metz noted that REI represents less than 1 percent of the company’s total sales.”

Continue reading at Bicycle Retailer. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this issue.

May 2, 2018 47 comments
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Hobo Pieces: the Restuvus Adds Bag Loops to Any Saddle

Everyone’s got a favorite saddle shape, yet unfortunately, not every saddle has provisions for larger saddlebag loops. That was the motivation behind the Restuvus, a clever invention from Hobo Pieces. These loops work with just about any saddle with metal rails, have a 20lb weight limit, are made from CNC aluminum with stainless steel hardware for extra durability, come in a variety of colors, and weigh only 118g.

The Restuvus – for the rest of us that don’t ride leather saddles – are in stock now at Hobo Pieces’ new online shop, where they also sell their Ursa Major saddle bag collaboration, along with other products. Head over to Hobo Pieces to see more!

Apr 30, 2018 20 comments
The New 8bar GRUNEWALD All Road Bike

8Bar keeps upping their bar with new, specialty bikes that don’t compromise technology or looks for that matter. Their new GRUNEWALD all road utilizes a dropped chainstay, an integrated seat post clamps, internal routing, rack/fender mounts, bottle bosses on the fork, Di2 routing, and if that’s not enough already, clearance for a 27.5 x 2″ tire, all manufactured from UD airplane carbon fiber. There’s much more to these frames, which are available for pre-order now, with an August delivery. Check out more information at 8Bar.

Apr 30, 2018 50 comments
Nuestras Casitas Amarillas

Justin sent over this video he made while on tour in the lakes district of Chile and through parts of Northern Argentine Patagonia. It’s a bit long of a watch but well worth it to kickstart your wanderlust.

Apr 30, 2018 1 comment
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A MoMA Moulton in Molteni Orange!

Thirty-five years after the inception of the Space Frame and the Moulton Bicycle Company, the made in UK frame brand has collaborated with the MoMA Design Store to release an exclusive special edition bicycle. Available exclusively for $2,590 (plus shipping) on MoMA Design Store’s website, and 53rd Street and Soho London locations, the MoMA Special Edition Moulton Bike possesses all the essential Moulton features for performance and comfort – space-frame construction, small wheels, and full suspension – all encompassed within the iconic and inimitable Moulton architectural aesthetic. 

Engineered for a smooth and efficient riding experience, the Moulton space-frame is uniquely separable for ease of transportation and stowage. With a full range of optional racks, bags and fenders, there is a Moulton bicycle for every use – sportive riding, touring, commuting and leisure. Every MoMA Special Edition Moulton Bike is hand-built in England by highly skilled craftsmen and is in stock now at MoMA.org.

Apr 30, 2018 3 comments
Restrap’s Small but Big Saddle Pack

For those wanting a little bit more room than a traditional saddle bag, but not wanting to go to a full-size saddle pack from their bikepacking equipment, check out Restrap’s new Saddle Pack. This lightweight 4-liter, waterproof saddle pack is made in the UK of VX21, is Nylon-lined, with taped seams, it has a roll-top closure, utilizes magnetic fittings, and unique magnetic compression strap. This allows for easy and reliable closure. The Saddle Pack is large enough for tools, a jacket, and food, it’s perfect for day rides or lightweight bikepacking.

See more at Restrap.

Apr 27, 2018 Comments are OFF
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