45NRTH on Their Footwear

Even though the Radavist is based in Austin, Texas, I’ve put in more than enough time riding in inclement weather in NYC. I wish, back then, that I had footwear like the 45NRTH offerings. Check out this video for some insight into their lineup.

Oct 15, 2014 1 comment
Rubber Side Up 07

Front flip, meet possible cross wind, or any other number of factors that could come into play while doing a 75′ front flip during Rampage. Yeeeesh!

Oct 15, 2014 1 comment
Portland Design Works Lars Rover™ 650 and 450 Lights

Portland Design Works introduces their new USB charging commuter lights, the Lars Rover™ in 650 and 450 lumens. Each light has five modes, depending on how you want to use them. For me, a 2 hour battery life on light like this seems pretty good, especially coming from a lamp without an external battery pack. That takes it out of the strictly commuter, blink light mode into some trail romping.

Looking good, PDW.

Oct 14, 2014 4 comments
DeMarchi’s Heritage Cycling Jerseys
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As interesting as retro-inspired jerseys are, there’s very little quality to the run-of-the-mill reproductions you’ll find online. Unless you’re looking at DeMarchi’s offerings. These 100% made in Italy jerseys are either full merino, or a merino blend. They won’t itch or pill like other repro jerseys and some even have a unique story behind them. Take, for example that Cinelli jersey… It’s an exact replica of Doug Dale’s own:

“Doug Dale, a well-known American racer in the 1960’s and ’70’s lent us his original cycling jersey for the replica, one that he obtained from the legendary Kopp’s Cycles in Princeton, New Jersey USA.”

Such craftsmanship and heritage isn’t cheap, but then again, at least you know where it’s made!

See more at DeMarchi!

Oct 14, 2014 2 comments
Hot Pink Gaulzetti Disc Cross
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Gaulzetti is a name that doesn’t pop up all that much here on the Radavist, but when it does, it’ll be burnt into the back of your mind for at least a month and that has nothing to do with the paint found on this disc cross. Holy. Hole. Shot.

See more at Gaulzetti.

Oct 14, 2014 3 comments
Ox Blood Red Stinner Frameworks Road
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This machine was a piece of cake for Santa Barbara’s Aaron Stinner. Or rather, the customer was a piece of cake. As a returning client, he knew exactly what he wanted. Something simple, clean and efficient. The only stipulation was it had to have Dura Ace on it and a set of Luxe Wheelworks.

Aaron contacted Justin and they both got to pick out the wheels, leaving the rest of the frame for Aaron to design. The customer even let him pick the color scheme and and all the components.

It just happened to be Stinner’s 100th bike as well and the last bike to be built in his garage. Not a bad way to bid adieu to his hold shop, huh? See more below!
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Oct 14, 2014 2 comments
DZR Limited Edition Camo Shoes
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DZR’s shoes got an upgrade with a fiberglass shank and a molded heal cup, not to mention a limited edition camo colorway. They’ll even add the cleats of your choice to the order. See more at DZR.

Oct 14, 2014 1 comment
The Marymoor Crawl

… four minutes of track standing on a velodrome, finished off with a sprint finish. It’s easy to see why this is a crowd favorite!

Oct 14, 2014 5 comments
How Did You Spend Your Columbus Day?
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It should come as no surprise that I don’t really get a “day off”, especially for national holidays like Columbus Day and since the celebration is slightly politically incorrect (IMO), I like to think of the other Columbus…

So, how did you spend your other Columbus day? Did you ride a Columbus tubing bike?

Oct 13, 2014 23 comments
These Ergon CF3 Seatposts are Nice!
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People keep talking about dropper posts on cross bikes and while I understand their concerns, I think these Ergon CF3 posts are the perfect solution for those wanting a post that absorbs rough roads or trails. They’re light, fairly easy to setup – use a torque wrench! – and I was amazed at how much “shock” they actually absorb. Aside from rider weight limitations (220lbs), they seem to be resilient. I’ve since put it on my cross bike for trail riding and even after some remounts and wrecks, it hasn’t slipped. I didn’t even use the shim…

See more below.

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Oct 13, 2014 15 comments
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DZR Limited Edition Camo Shoes
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DZR’s shoes got an upgrade with a fiberglass shank and a molded heal cup, not to mention a limited edition camo colorway. They’ll even add the cleats of your choice to the order. See more at DZR.

Oct 14, 2014 1 comment
The Marymoor Crawl

… four minutes of track standing on a velodrome, finished off with a sprint finish. It’s easy to see why this is a crowd favorite!

Oct 14, 2014 5 comments
How Did You Spend Your Columbus Day?
ColumbusDAY01

It should come as no surprise that I don’t really get a “day off”, especially for national holidays like Columbus Day and since the celebration is slightly politically incorrect (IMO), I like to think of the other Columbus…

So, how did you spend your other Columbus day? Did you ride a Columbus tubing bike?

Oct 13, 2014 23 comments
These Ergon CF3 Seatposts are Nice!
Ergon-2

People keep talking about dropper posts on cross bikes and while I understand their concerns, I think these Ergon CF3 posts are the perfect solution for those wanting a post that absorbs rough roads or trails. They’re light, fairly easy to setup – use a torque wrench! – and I was amazed at how much “shock” they actually absorb. Aside from rider weight limitations (220lbs), they seem to be resilient. I’ve since put it on my cross bike for trail riding and even after some remounts and wrecks, it hasn’t slipped. I didn’t even use the shim…

See more below.

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Oct 13, 2014 15 comments
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Rubber Side Up 06
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I think it’s safe to say, everyone who races cross wants to be able to do this. It shaves seconds off any gap the racer in front of you might have and puts more time between you and the racers behind.

Bunnyhopping barriers isn’t easy by any means, especially when they’re set at USAC’s max height of 40cm and on an uphill, but at yesterday’s race, I put all my skills learned from riding trails on my cross bike, MTB shredding and yes, the old days of FGFS to the test and hopped them every lap of the 50 minute B race. Here’s another angle.

Now that I’ve got my rhythm, I’m feeling even more confident and can’t wait to apply this useful skill to future races…

Oct 13, 2014 40 comments
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Bikestock Presents “Frenk”

Here’s a video from Crihs:

“Francesco Martucci is a cyclist from Italy who has been coming to the Red Hook Crit for the past 4 years. Every year Martucci comes to Red Hook with the expectation of winning the race and every year he has fallen short. He came very close in Milano No. 3. Late in the race coming into the final turn before the finish with a few laps to go, he slid out. We follow Martucci through his preparation for Red Hook No. 7 in Brooklyn.

In Milano No. 3 he crashed on the first lap. Got back up and later attacked off the front. Rainier from Mash bridged up to him with only a few laps to go and they held a gap over the peloton. The peloton caught them finally with less than 2 laps to go. He still finished 4th that year.”

Best of luck to everyone racing the Red Hook Crit Milano!

Oct 11, 2014 No comments yet
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