Cactus Outdoor Launches Bikepacking Range

New Zealand-based outdoor apparel and workwear company, Cactus Outdoor, just launched a new lineup of bikepacking bags, including two drybags to work with their handlebar-mounted Love Handle bar wrap. Other bags include a saddle pack called the Love Bundle and the Tinder Box, or a toptube-mounted bag. See the full lineup at Cactus Outdoor.

Feb 2, 2018 11 comments
Time’s New Alpe d’Huez Road Bike

For the first time in four years, Time has released a new road bike, touting all the cycling adjectives of being lighter, faster and stiffer, with a nod to the famed climb, the Alpe d’Huez. See more information at Time.

Feb 2, 2018 2 comments
ScROOed

In the US, the closest thing to this that could happen on a ride would be a deer jumping out in front of a rider, but somehow, it wouldn’t look as cool!

Feb 2, 2018 1 comment
The Radavist 2018 Calendar: February

This is the second layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Striped Butte” shot with a Canon 1dx and a 100-400mm lens in Butte Valley, California.

“Striped Butte juts up abruptly from the aptly-named Butte Valley floor to an elevation of 4,773 feet, with a 700′ prominence. Geologists believe the lines of this unique mountain were formed when the crust was forced upward, changing the striations from horizontal to their current form. Made from almost entirely Paleozoic limestone – 541 to 242 million years old – this unique and beautiful formation is in one of the most remote regions of Death Valley National Park. This valley and both of the roads in are riddled with mining, Mojave magic and straight up Mansonian Helter Skelter…”

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

The mobile background this month is a fiery sunrise from Butte Valley. Click here to download February’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Feb 1, 2018 No comments yet
“Lael Rides Alaska” Women’s Scholarship


Photos by Spencer Harding

To all the women who have wanted to take on a big, bad-ass bikepacking route in Alaska, read up!

“The “Lael Rides Alaska” Women’s Scholarship is available to one female rider who will design and ride a 1,000 mile route in Alaska during the summer of 2018. Based off of Lael Wilcox’s 2017 summer project to ride all of the major roads in Alaska, this scholarship is intended to enable another woman to engage in her own bicycle adventure in Alaska.”

Check out more details below and how you can enter! (more…)

Feb 1, 2018 3 comments
CIVIC and the Radavist Want to Kit Out Your Commute

CIVIC, Taylor Stitch‘s movement-oriented line of apparel designed for your active life has kindly offered to run a complete kit giveaway here on the Radavist. It only takes a few seconds to sign up for and the prizes are well worth the time it’ll take you to enter, so check out all the details below. Thanks so much to CIVIC, and all the giveaway partners for pulling this together!

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Jan 31, 2018 5 comments
Review: OneUp Components’ EDC Tool System Fits in a Pump

Photos and words by Morgan Taylor

OneUp Components‘ EDC Tool System made waves when it launched due to its sleek installation inside mountain bike steerer tubes. Pull your star nut out, tap your fork steerer, install OneUp’s hollow top cap, and the tool system slides in from the top: always there, always ready. If you only ride one bike.

It’s a cool idea, but I switch between a number of bikes, most of which have steel forks, and the EDC system wasn’t going to work with any of those. And I always need a pump anyway. Well, it just so happens OneUp also makes a pump that the tool fits into. So we’re looking at both of those here.  (more…)

Jan 30, 2018 2 comments
Pick Up the New Team Rock Lobster CX T-Shirt by Campbell Steers

Team Rock Lobster CX has some new shirts for sale, and we wanted to spread the word!

“Hi Everybody! We at Team Rock Lobster believe that getting involved in cycling at a young age can lead to many health, psychological, and social benefits. To that end Campbell Steers and Carter Chappell of Team Rock Lobster in collaboration with Iris Alonzo the Co-Founder of Everbody.World have designed these t-shirts to help fund the Team Rock Lobster Juniors CX Development squad! The proceeds from this project will be the seed money to start building a fleet of fully Made in the USA loaner bikes for our Juniors to use during the coming Cyclocross seasons.”

Check out more information and scoop one up at the Team Rock Lobster CX Blog!

Jan 29, 2018 6 comments
The Surly Pugsley Gets a Facelift

Classics never go out of style, they just get a facelift from time to time. As is the case for Surly’s Pugsley, the veritable, do-it-all fatbike. The Pugsley 2.0 is filled with new features to make it an even more bicycle touring-capable bike. Be it sand or snow, or just really slow on roads, the Pugsley is designed to take you where you want to go. Even if it’s just the bar… See actual technical information at Surly’s blog and head to your local dealer to see it in person.

Jan 29, 2018 9 comments
Eric Koston Rides a Santa Cruz Stigmata

I tell ya, GSC has a lot of amazing customers, but this whole moment stoked me – and I’d imagine 13-year-old me – out. Now if we can just get Eric Koston out on some rides…

Also, I missed posting a Throwback Thursday post, where I’ve been uploading ‘lost’ entries from 2015 back on the site after our server deleted our 2015 image bucket. So check out the original Stigmata Review in the ‘related’ entries to the left.

Jan 27, 2018 26 comments
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Pacenti’s Trans Am Inspired Carbon 30D Dynamo Wheelset

Pacenti’s Director Duncan Lloyd took on the Trans America race in 2017, inspiring the brand to produce a limited run of 15 sets of Dynamo wheelsets. These 28h wheels feature an SP8 Dynamo front hub, a Pacenti rear hub, and come supplied with a 12mm front thru axle, 12mm x 142 Rear. For quick-release bikes, 135 x 10mm rear end caps are available to purchase separately. These wheels are designed to be light, fast and strong, ideal for ultra-endurance road or dirt riding and retail for $1,499. See the full details at Pacenti.

Feb 5, 2018 No comments yet
The Frozen Road

Ben Page takes us on an intimate journey into the Canadian Arctic:

“Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realize, the harsh truths of traveling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.”

Feb 4, 2018 9 comments
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Cactus Outdoor Launches Bikepacking Range

New Zealand-based outdoor apparel and workwear company, Cactus Outdoor, just launched a new lineup of bikepacking bags, including two drybags to work with their handlebar-mounted Love Handle bar wrap. Other bags include a saddle pack called the Love Bundle and the Tinder Box, or a toptube-mounted bag. See the full lineup at Cactus Outdoor.

Feb 2, 2018 11 comments
Time’s New Alpe d’Huez Road Bike

For the first time in four years, Time has released a new road bike, touting all the cycling adjectives of being lighter, faster and stiffer, with a nod to the famed climb, the Alpe d’Huez. See more information at Time.

Feb 2, 2018 2 comments
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ScROOed

In the US, the closest thing to this that could happen on a ride would be a deer jumping out in front of a rider, but somehow, it wouldn’t look as cool!

Feb 2, 2018 1 comment
The Radavist 2018 Calendar: February

This is the second layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Striped Butte” shot with a Canon 1dx and a 100-400mm lens in Butte Valley, California.

“Striped Butte juts up abruptly from the aptly-named Butte Valley floor to an elevation of 4,773 feet, with a 700′ prominence. Geologists believe the lines of this unique mountain were formed when the crust was forced upward, changing the striations from horizontal to their current form. Made from almost entirely Paleozoic limestone – 541 to 242 million years old – this unique and beautiful formation is in one of the most remote regions of Death Valley National Park. This valley and both of the roads in are riddled with mining, Mojave magic and straight up Mansonian Helter Skelter…”

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

The mobile background this month is a fiery sunrise from Butte Valley. Click here to download February’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Feb 1, 2018 No comments yet
“Lael Rides Alaska” Women’s Scholarship


Photos by Spencer Harding

To all the women who have wanted to take on a big, bad-ass bikepacking route in Alaska, read up!

“The “Lael Rides Alaska” Women’s Scholarship is available to one female rider who will design and ride a 1,000 mile route in Alaska during the summer of 2018. Based off of Lael Wilcox’s 2017 summer project to ride all of the major roads in Alaska, this scholarship is intended to enable another woman to engage in her own bicycle adventure in Alaska.”

Check out more details below and how you can enter! (more…)

Feb 1, 2018 3 comments
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CIVIC and the Radavist Want to Kit Out Your Commute

CIVIC, Taylor Stitch‘s movement-oriented line of apparel designed for your active life has kindly offered to run a complete kit giveaway here on the Radavist. It only takes a few seconds to sign up for and the prizes are well worth the time it’ll take you to enter, so check out all the details below. Thanks so much to CIVIC, and all the giveaway partners for pulling this together!

(more…)

Jan 31, 2018 5 comments
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Review: OneUp Components’ EDC Tool System Fits in a Pump

Photos and words by Morgan Taylor

OneUp Components‘ EDC Tool System made waves when it launched due to its sleek installation inside mountain bike steerer tubes. Pull your star nut out, tap your fork steerer, install OneUp’s hollow top cap, and the tool system slides in from the top: always there, always ready. If you only ride one bike.

It’s a cool idea, but I switch between a number of bikes, most of which have steel forks, and the EDC system wasn’t going to work with any of those. And I always need a pump anyway. Well, it just so happens OneUp also makes a pump that the tool fits into. So we’re looking at both of those here.  (more…)

Jan 30, 2018 2 comments
Pick Up the New Team Rock Lobster CX T-Shirt by Campbell Steers

Team Rock Lobster CX has some new shirts for sale, and we wanted to spread the word!

“Hi Everybody! We at Team Rock Lobster believe that getting involved in cycling at a young age can lead to many health, psychological, and social benefits. To that end Campbell Steers and Carter Chappell of Team Rock Lobster in collaboration with Iris Alonzo the Co-Founder of Everbody.World have designed these t-shirts to help fund the Team Rock Lobster Juniors CX Development squad! The proceeds from this project will be the seed money to start building a fleet of fully Made in the USA loaner bikes for our Juniors to use during the coming Cyclocross seasons.”

Check out more information and scoop one up at the Team Rock Lobster CX Blog!

Jan 29, 2018 6 comments
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