Search and State’s New CS-1 Fleece Pullover

Made from 100% cotton Japanese Loop Terry and featuring a locking Riri zipper, these new Search and State pullovers are far from your average sweatshirt. I will admit, posting a $145 sweatshirt feels weird, but knowing Search and State’s apparel, it’s gonna be worth it. Head to SAS for more information.

Mar 1, 2017 3 comments
Gearing up for Life on the Bike: Camera and Tech – Ryan Wilson

Packing for an open-ended bike tour through remote areas of developing countries can be a bit intimidating. You don’t want to get there and realize you’re missing something crucial that you’re going to have trouble finding locally, but you don’t want to overpack and feel required to haul a bunch of stuff that you don’t really need.

With that in mind, I wanted to start a series of posts discussing my personal gear setup and some of the things I’ve learned in my first 7 months of living on the bike in South America. First up I’ll dive into my electronics setup and touch on the question I get asked most frequently… “what camera are you using?” (more…)

Feb 28, 2017 30 comments
Wide Open

Darren Berrecloth and Ricky Brabec take us on a freeride journey.

Feb 28, 2017 1 comment
Max’s New Rock Lobster S&S Frame

At a certain point, even I become inundated with so many balleur rides rolling around, but sometimes a project pops up that catches my eye. Max’s new Rock Lobster S&S road bike is one of those moments. I can’t wait to see this one built up. It definitely needs some rasta components!

Feb 27, 2017 6 comments
Team Dream for Circles Japan

These jerseys Team Dream designed to commemorate Circles Japan’s 10th anniversary came out great! Getting your hands on one might be a bit of a challenge, but we can all dream, right?

Feb 27, 2017 Comments are OFF
Jandd for Mash: Bicycle Travel Bag

When I used to live in New York, a common bicycle travel hack I’d use were these portfolio cases from Chinatown. They were awesome for flying with a road, track or ‘cross bike but required you to take almost your entire bike apart. Small bike travel bags are great. You can sometimes sneak them on board for less than the bicycle check fee and you don’t have to lug around a big case or box through airports. Using what they’ve learned over the past few years of traveling with bikes around the globe, Mash contact San Diego’s Jandd to build a bicycle travel bag based on their design input. These bags will fit a road, track or ‘cross bike. Perhaps even an S&S tourer, but I’ve yet to confirm that. They’re in stock now at Mash, so if your interest is piqued, like mine is, head over there to check them out.

Feb 27, 2017 8 comments
TGIF GSC Rides

Every Friday, Golden Saddle Cyclery leads a group ride leaving from Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake that heads into the surrounding hills. Sometimes it’s dirty, sometimes it’s road but it always ends at Mission Workshop LA for Bicycle Coffee LA‘s Free Coffee Friday. If by the end of this jaunt, you’re not fully caffeinated, then you’d better check your pulse. For this most recent TGIF GSC ride, our group rolled into a hillside park called Cherry Canyon and rode a mix of fire road climbs and singletrack descents before heading back. If you’d like to join in on the fun. Meet up at Intelli for a 7am ride each Friday. The shop will announce the route and terrain Thursday on their Instagram.

Check out a few more sunny, blue-skied photos below!

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Feb 26, 2017 4 comments
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White Industries’ New Headset Teaser

White Industries has widened their product range with their new headsets announcing officially at NAHBS this year. While these new headsets aren’t available just yet, but if all goes well, they will be for sale this year. Expect a variation of headset configurations, along with more information soon. If you’d like to drool over more photos, check out some more below. (more…)

Mar 7, 2017 20 comments
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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
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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
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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!
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The mobile background this month features Zion National Park. Click here to download February’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Mar 1, 2017 1 comment
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