SOLD OUT: The Radavist F*ck Yeah Olive Drab Bottles

Well, we’ve heard your requests and ordered a giant batch of Olive Drab bottles, which are now in stock. Two Olive Drab bottles for $20 plus shipping, worldwide and in stock now. SORRY SOLD OUT! Don’t worry, more products are on the way!

Jul 2, 2017 6 comments
The Radavist 2017 Calendar: July

This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Ring Road” Shot with a Leica M10 and a 135mm lens in Mývatn, Iceland

“If there’s one thing that is both beautiful and wildly intimidating, it’s the Ring Road, a ribbon of tarmac that circumnavigates the island. The conditions of this road are ideal for cycling, yet the weather often has other plans, with sudden changes and high winds.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – July. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
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The mobile background this month is from Iceland and is one of my favorite photos from our trip! Click here to download July’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Jul 2, 2017 2 comments
Speedvagen’s Ready Made Urban Racer

The Urban Racer sure did make waves around here when it was launched back in 2015. Like all of Speedvagen’s bikes, it was a bespoke, handmade-in-Portland frame, with all the details we’ve come to expect from the Vanilla Workshop. However, many people didn’t see the value in the Urban Racer. The debate was heated.

Well, now you can get an Urban Racer as part of Speedvagen’s Ready Made program, with a stock build and base pricing down to $3495. You might be inclined to say “that’s still a lot of money for a coaster brake city bike”. And it is. But for some, it might be just what they needed to get in the door on one of these stripped down beauties.

Check out some more photos below, and get the details on the Ready Made Urban Racer at Speedvagen.

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Jun 29, 2017 14 comments
OneUp Components EDC Tool Set Fits In Your Steerer Tube

OneUp Components‘ new EDC (short for Everyday Carry) tool set puts a multi-tool, tire lever, chain tool, quick link, spoke keys, and either a CO2 cartridge or a stash capsule inside your steerer tube – or inside their hand pump.

The steerer tube system only works with tapered aluminum mountain bike forks, as it requires the inside of the fork steerer to be threaded in order to use OneUp’s super light hollow stem cap. If you have a steel or carbon fork, you can store the EDC system inside OneUp’s hand pump. Pretty neat!

Watch the video below and check out the EDC system at OneUp Components. (more…)

Jun 28, 2017 6 comments
Lee Craigie’s TEDx Talk is Amazing!

As Lee Craigie nears the end of her journey at this year’s Tour Divide, it’s incredible to think that after 19 consecutive days averaging 131 miles each, she’s still out there considering cooperation, collaboration, mutual care, and remaining connected to each other and the environment. Thanks for the inspiration yet again, Lee!

Jun 27, 2017 2 comments
Blood Road

Rebecca Rusch has accomplished a hell of a lot in her career, and this film just adds to the depth of her story.

“Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier.

During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.”

For more info, the digital download, and to find a screening near you, head over to Red Bull.

Jun 26, 2017 10 comments
Recovering a Stolen Bicycle Takes Luck

Perhaps you remember when my Geekhouse touring bike was stolen from my house in Silver Lake? Well, that happened, for those of you who missed that note. It sucked. I wept and I was very, very pissed off. Especially since we had video of the dude and the cops weren’t being any help. Granted, this is Los Angeles and real crimes happen every day. Then, a few people sent me a link to the app Offer Up where a seller had my bike. I went to the police station, showed them the app – which they had never seen before – and told them I wanted to go down there with a few people and get it back. They laughed. Rightfully so, but they were also assuming I had no “street sense” or something, I forget what they said exactly.

The thing that sucked though was when this popped up, I was getting ready for a flight to London, so I had little to no time to do this. I just wrote it off, not wanting to endanger myself or my friends over a bike. Then a miracle of stupidity happened. Kyle met Geoff McFetridge and Nicholas Haig-Arack for a ride on a Saturday, when the thief rode passed on my bike, prompting Kyle to chase him down, knock him off the bike and steal it back. All while the thief was yelling “I just bought this bike for $500.” A lie. The video footage we had as an identical, 100%, match to the dude riding my stolen bicycle.

A victory! But with a lot of luck. Unfortunately, the bike had a few dents in the TT, parts were missing and other things were wrong with it, so I called up Marty at Geekhouse, who said he’d be stoked to repair the frame and make a few key changes to it, which I believe he’s in the process of doing right now. Stories like this are so few and far between when it comes to bike theft and with the latest surge happening across the US, I thought I’d share some positivity to the mix… Thank you, Kyle, Geoff and Nick for being such rad dudes!

Jun 20, 2017 67 comments
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Blood Road

Rebecca Rusch has accomplished a hell of a lot in her career, and this film just adds to the depth of her story.

“Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier.

During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.”

For more info, the digital download, and to find a screening near you, head over to Red Bull.

Jun 26, 2017 10 comments
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Recovering a Stolen Bicycle Takes Luck

Perhaps you remember when my Geekhouse touring bike was stolen from my house in Silver Lake? Well, that happened, for those of you who missed that note. It sucked. I wept and I was very, very pissed off. Especially since we had video of the dude and the cops weren’t being any help. Granted, this is Los Angeles and real crimes happen every day. Then, a few people sent me a link to the app Offer Up where a seller had my bike. I went to the police station, showed them the app – which they had never seen before – and told them I wanted to go down there with a few people and get it back. They laughed. Rightfully so, but they were also assuming I had no “street sense” or something, I forget what they said exactly.

The thing that sucked though was when this popped up, I was getting ready for a flight to London, so I had little to no time to do this. I just wrote it off, not wanting to endanger myself or my friends over a bike. Then a miracle of stupidity happened. Kyle met Geoff McFetridge and Nicholas Haig-Arack for a ride on a Saturday, when the thief rode passed on my bike, prompting Kyle to chase him down, knock him off the bike and steal it back. All while the thief was yelling “I just bought this bike for $500.” A lie. The video footage we had as an identical, 100%, match to the dude riding my stolen bicycle.

A victory! But with a lot of luck. Unfortunately, the bike had a few dents in the TT, parts were missing and other things were wrong with it, so I called up Marty at Geekhouse, who said he’d be stoked to repair the frame and make a few key changes to it, which I believe he’s in the process of doing right now. Stories like this are so few and far between when it comes to bike theft and with the latest surge happening across the US, I thought I’d share some positivity to the mix… Thank you, Kyle, Geoff and Nick for being such rad dudes!

Jun 20, 2017 67 comments
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Merckx Mondays

Man, I wish I could go to this!

“In 1976 Danish Filmmaker Jorgen Leth made the legendary sports and cycling film, A Sunday in Hell, about the Paris Roubaix cycling race. It defined a genre and helped put the Paris-Roubaix on the global sporting map. Watch some of the greatest cyclists ever compete in the most prestigious single-day event in professional bike racing. The golden era of cycling is in full form here. This is definitely the most important documentary ever made on the sport and argulably one of the best sports documentaries ever filmed. Simone Pace and Amedeo of Blonde Redhead have prepared an incredible adapted score that they will perform live accompanied by a string ensemble.

Live score by Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace (Blonde Redhead) with Jeanann Dara and chamber ensemble.”

Pick up tickets at the Bicycle Film Festival!

Jun 20, 2017 Comments are OFF
The International Kook Exchange Program Rolled Through Golden Saddle!

Marcel and Jorja are skippin out on Aussie winter to explore some of the hottest regions of the Southwest. We’ve seen their jaunt in Arizona and you can expect much more to come. These two rolled through Golden Saddle Cyclery today, en route to San Francisco, so say howdy to them if you see them on the road (you can’t miss ’em!)

Check out the Kook goods at Jambi Jambi!

Jun 19, 2017 1 comment
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