Steel and Rubber’s Sunshine Coast Overnighter Gallery

Words by Morgan Taylor. Photos by Geoff Campbell.

A couple weeks back I shared a set of rider portraits from a trip we took out of Vancouver and across Howe Sound to the Sunshine Coast. It was a simple winter overnighter, mostly on rural roads, with a great group of friends. Geoff and Pat, who are preparing to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route this summer, keep track of their rides at Steel and Rubber with route data, travel stories, and great photos.

Check out a selection of Geoff’s photos below and head to Steel and Rubber for the gallery and story!

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Mar 6, 2017 16 comments
Ass Savers Updates their Foldable Mini-Fenders with Flip Tip

Ass Savers’ mini, foldable fenders are meant to give your kit a barrier from mud or road grime in a pinch. Now, their popular design includes a “Flip Tip”, allowing the fender to lock into the saddle rails for a more accurate hold. Check out more at Ass Savers!

Mar 6, 2017 Comments are OFF
Back in Utah!

… for a pre-NAHBS shred in Moab with some framebuilder friends. Expect a few pre-NAHBS teasers to pop up before the coverage engulfs the site again this year, as well as plenty of riding photos. If you’re in Moab, drop a line!

Mar 6, 2017 3 comments
Friday in the Santa Monica Mountains

I recently got Cari an All-City Mr. Pink. She really loves her Elephant Bikes NFE but wanted something zippier to ride around town and go on longer rides with not only me but her girlfriends who often organize ladies-only road rides. I knew if I left it to her to buy a new bike, she’d never do it, as someone who prefers to be frugal and spend her money on experiences, rather than possessions. Even though I see bicycles as vessels for said experiences.

Anyway, her Mr. Pink showed up to Golden Saddle, it got built up, I swapped out her saddle and gave her some special edition Yanco bags I had made from the California Sage pattern. We spun around town a few times before ramping up to a big, tough ride.

Yesterday we rode through the Hollywood Hills, up to Mulholland Drive and across the Santa Monica Mountains to Topanga, before dropping down to the coast for some food. After meeting a friend for lunch, we pedaled down to Santa Monica and took the Expo subway line back to Silver Lake. Our ride came in at 40 miles and 4,000′. It was the longest ride Cari’s ever been on, and surely offered some challenges for someone who’s used to riding a 27.5″ x 2.0″ tire on rocky dirt roads.

Now her biggest challenge is finding clothing that isn’t “overtly bike geeky.” One step at a time…

Mar 4, 2017 14 comments
OPEN Introduces the U.P.P.E.R.

The OPEN UP is one of the most unique bikes on the market and now, it has a sibling. OPEN introduced the U.P.P.E.R. this week, a sportier, racier frame with flat mount disc, a different layup, which makes it lighter and a stealthier color. Yes, the U.P.P.E.R. is the meaner, leaner version of the UP but is not replacing its predecessor. It also features a new fork, the U-Turn. Find out more at OPEN!

Mar 2, 2017 9 comments
The Radavist 2017 Calendar: March

This is the third layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Babylon Rider” Shot with a Leica M240 and a 35mm f2 Summicron lens in the Hollywood Hills, California

Some say the climb to the top in Hollywood is almost impossible. Cyclists beg to differ…

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – March. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month features Zion National Park. Click here to download February’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Mar 1, 2017 1 comment
Hey Whitney!

The Blackburn Ranger program each year brings about a torrent of submission videos and this year, some familiar faces applied…

Mar 1, 2017 10 comments
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A Look at the Team Dream Stinner Road with Mavic Open Pro Wheels

Even though this bike has been featured on the site before, I wanted to unveil the full monty after it had new wheels at NAHBS. The Team Dream x Stinner is here in Salt Lake City, floating between the Campy and Stinner booth, rolling on new Mavic Open Pro rims. These rims have a new profile, Exalith technology, eyelets and are tubeless compatible. Wheels can make or break a build, in terms of aesthetics, and I really feel like this bike looks complete now. Check it out in person today at NAHBS, and see more photos below.

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Mar 12, 2017 15 comments
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See Ya Later, Moab!

It’s time to pack up, clean up and drive up to Salt Lake City for NAHBS. Thanks for sharing your ripping trails with us, Moab.

Mar 9, 2017 6 comments
Mavic Updates the Open Pro

With an inner width of 19mm, Mavic has updated their Open Pro rims with a modern look, new finish, and an improved braking surface thanks to their Exalith technology. With claims of these new hoops being lighter and stronger than ever, Mavic is excited to bring back this classic rim. More details to come, but for now, thanks to Sean Talkington for the photos.

Mar 9, 2017 24 comments
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