Kitsbow: The Icon Pendleton Wool Shirt
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Fall is here and everyone’s already got their favorite flannel or wool overshirt aching to get pulled out of the closet. For those looking for their next favorite shirt, check out these new Pendleton Wool shirts from Kitsbow. The Icon has perforated stretch gussets at the shoulders for increased mobility and ventilation. In case you find yourself Rubber Side Up on the trail, there are even laser cut 3X Dry Schoeller panels strategically placed over shoulders and elbows for abrasion resistance.

See more on The Icon at Kitsbow.

Sep 24, 2014 No comments yet
How to Be Popular and Impress Women

I have been unfortunate enough to surround myself with a group of people who are fantastic rhetoricians, crafty wordsmiths who deploy their absurd logic with the impunity of conversational tyrants. Whats more the majority of these word sorcerers are so crafty in their discourse that when facts are checked and tallied their formulas pencil out. One of these special souls is Charlie Sponsel.

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Sep 24, 2014 No comments yet
Trans Provence: Make it Two

Once again the trials and trails of Provence don’t disappoint. While the weather at this years TP is a blessing the 3 hour hike-a-bikes and the pummeling descents are certainly not easy. Have a look at day two. These men and women have a long week ahead!

Sep 23, 2014 2 comments
Finding the Shit: A Photo Show in Portland This Thursday
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Portland is the place this Thursday! Check out Finding the Shit, a photo show containing 150 images about riding in the Northwest from some friends:

@bokanev, @newantarctica, @jeremyddunn, @ultratradition, @krasinakjulie, @1000_mph, @bojordan, @adamkachman, @alexdickinson, @etharfurning, @fransencomesalive, @jakeszy, @nathanyoung, @sagebrown, @zach_rots

Thursday, 9/25, 6-10pm
Beam & Anchor
Portland, OR
Free Beer

Sep 23, 2014 No comments yet
The Poler Rainbro Kit by Castelli
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The Poler “Rainbro” kit is now up for pre-order in Castelli’s web store. Look, this kit is loud and while you’ll surely get plenty of odd commentary, I still like it, especially for a cross race. Head over to Castelli to pre-order now, for a November 17th(ish) delivery.

Sep 23, 2014 11 comments
Gevenalle-Equipped Rock Lobster Cross
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Photos by Brenton Salo

When you own a company like Gevenalle, you’ve got to practice what you preach. How else do you expect to obtain valuable PR&D and new product ideas? Adam recently laced out his Rock Lobster cross bike with all things USA and Gevenalle. Check out more photos below, along with a parts list…

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Sep 23, 2014 25 comments
Kryptonite’s New Messenger Mini
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I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought about fabricating something like this add-on shackle. Genius. The only thing is eliminates from the usability of the lock is the tuck-it-in-the-belt-loop portage trick.

Available this winter from Kryptonite.

Sep 23, 2014 11 comments
Trans Provence: Day One and Oh So Long

Come on! As the season turns and leafs give up their perch the men and women on the Trans Provence race to the coast and the promise of long topless hours on the French Riviera. Radavist favorite and all around shred master Mr. Ty “Wide Smile” Hathaway is abroad and on board his Bronson, finishing 18th after the first day of racing.

He is up against some fast competition with Jerome Clementz back to his winning ways after missing the majority of the enduro season with an injury. Unfortunatley the peoples champion,  “Silverback” Sven Martin, took a digger on day one that has taken himself out of the race. Looks like he will be spending the rest of his time sampling the terroir rather then the terrian, as we are sure he will make time to refresh his knowledge of the fine local French wines.

Sep 23, 2014 No comments yet
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The Poler Rainbro Kit by Castelli
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The Poler “Rainbro” kit is now up for pre-order in Castelli’s web store. Look, this kit is loud and while you’ll surely get plenty of odd commentary, I still like it, especially for a cross race. Head over to Castelli to pre-order now, for a November 17th(ish) delivery.

Sep 23, 2014 11 comments
Gevenalle-Equipped Rock Lobster Cross
4R4A3889


Photos by Brenton Salo

When you own a company like Gevenalle, you’ve got to practice what you preach. How else do you expect to obtain valuable PR&D and new product ideas? Adam recently laced out his Rock Lobster cross bike with all things USA and Gevenalle. Check out more photos below, along with a parts list…

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Sep 23, 2014 25 comments
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Kryptonite’s New Messenger Mini
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I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought about fabricating something like this add-on shackle. Genius. The only thing is eliminates from the usability of the lock is the tuck-it-in-the-belt-loop portage trick.

Available this winter from Kryptonite.

Sep 23, 2014 11 comments
Trans Provence: Day One and Oh So Long

Come on! As the season turns and leafs give up their perch the men and women on the Trans Provence race to the coast and the promise of long topless hours on the French Riviera. Radavist favorite and all around shred master Mr. Ty “Wide Smile” Hathaway is abroad and on board his Bronson, finishing 18th after the first day of racing.

He is up against some fast competition with Jerome Clementz back to his winning ways after missing the majority of the enduro season with an injury. Unfortunatley the peoples champion,  “Silverback” Sven Martin, took a digger on day one that has taken himself out of the race. Looks like he will be spending the rest of his time sampling the terroir rather then the terrian, as we are sure he will make time to refresh his knowledge of the fine local French wines.

Sep 23, 2014 No comments yet
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Mountain Flyer Magazine Featured Our Road Trip
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“Ask Sean Talkington how he got his 1970 Volkswagen van ready for a 550-mile road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and he and his traveling partners will bust out in laughter — we’re talking good, hearty guffaws.

He changed the oil, and checked the brakes, “but nothing too major,” Talkington says. In other words, hardly anything, and the team that was headed for Interbike on behalf of Mission Workshop and Acre, piled it up with bikes and camping gear (including Talkington’s Tempur-Pedic-style packable mattress), took the gamble and headed for Sin City.”

Check out more at Mountain Flyer and Sean, let’s do that again!

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
The AWOL x Poler Zine
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A few months ago, Erik from AWOL and I planned on doing a ride, not just any ride however, we wanted to do the Oregon Outback. 370 miles from Southern, to Northern Oregon, all at altitude desert? Hell yes! Little did we know, that ride would kick our asses. Well, my ass anyway.

Before Interbike, we had a party at the Poler store in Portland, where we launched these zines and patches. If you’re in Portland, you can still buy one at the Poler store, but for those of you who aren’t there, you can now pick one up here. The zine features a pattern drawn by LAND, a selection of photos from the Oregon Outback, words from Erik and illustrations by Chris Conlin.

For $15 shipped in the USA, $20 shipped world wide, each zine comes with a patch and all proceeds will be donated to an organization of my choice…

Check out more previews below but SORRY SOLD OUT!
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Sep 22, 2014 3 comments
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Blackburn Rangers Sam and Kurt on the Great Divide

Sam and Kurt are two rock-climbing, wheelie poppin’ rad dudes who found themselves smack dab in the middle of the Great Divide route this summer, as part of the Blackburn Ranger Out There program. Here’s a quick video showcasing their personalities and inner expectations.

Sep 22, 2014 2 comments
Nightfall

Josh Brede shared his newest video project, entitled Nightfall. Here’s a little background:

““Nightfall” is a speculative commercial that tells the story of a hardworking messenger who depends on his Chrome gear to keep him going. I made this commercial as my senior thesis at Drexel University, to conclude my studies of TV Production. I set out to create a commercial that portrays a brand I love, rely on, and wear every day.
This couldn’t have been possible without the amazing amount of support from my production & post production crew. You guys seriously rule.”

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
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Map and Steelman’s S&P Randonneur Project Bikes
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Framebuilder Mitch Pryor teamed up with Brent and Katryn Steelman to join forces on a batch of half tig welded / half brazed randonneur framesets. Over the past few months, I’ve been watching the progress and finally, we’re seeing some of the final frames rolling out of production.

It’s interesting to me seeing the mix of tig and brazed construction. Something you don’t see every day coming from production batches and I for one can say that these bikes are looking superb. See more from the S&P Randonneur Project below and follow along at the Map Flickr.

Sep 22, 2014 14 comments
Ted James Frames

This video may address him as Ted James, but I know him as Super Ted. I’m stoked to see an old friend like Ted making moves in the BMX framebuilding world over in the UK. Also, don’t miss his piece on the RideUKBMX blog!

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
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