The Col Collective: Passo Gavia

Here’s the latest video from Mike Cotty and the Col Collective in which he tackles the Passo Gavia. This climb lives in infamy, fist appearing in the Giro back in 1960 and frequently surprising racers with inclement weather. Make sure you check this one out and apologies for any wanderlust that arises…

Mar 16, 2015 No comments yet
NAHBS Coverage is in Full Swing
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This week, the site will be almost entirely dedicated to NAHBS coverage. We’ll be posting more news items throughout the week, along with a steady flow of bicycle galleries from the show. Hopefully you’re enjoying the coverage this year!

Mar 13, 2015 14 comments
Kitsbow: It’s All About the Base
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Brands don’t often take the time to offer insight into their inner workings, so when they do, I take note. Kitsbow just posted an interview of sorts with Charlie Cronk, their lead designer about base layers. Head on over to Kitsbow for more.

Mar 13, 2015 6 comments
Bishop Bikes: Supersprint Track
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Photos by Keith Trotta

I know we’ve been immersed in NAHBS this past week and everyone’s probably reaching their limit on amazing, custom handmade bicycles but this one needs some exposure. Chris Bishop’s latest track bike is nothing short of amazing. This Supersprint bike has Samson track ends and a clean fastback seat stay, accented by Todd Eroh’s paint. See more at the Bishop Flickr.

Mar 13, 2015 5 comments
I’m in Baton Rouge for the Rouge Roubaix
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Last year’s Rouge Roubaix coverage was a huge success, so this year, we’re heading back with even bigger plans. A group of American framebuilders have assembled teams to compete in the event and to make things interesting, each company chose one lucky individual to be on their team via an application process.

These wild cards each have a custom bike waiting for them in Baton Rouge where they will compete alongside their new teammates. The teams are: Team Argonaut, Team Breadwinner, and Team Mosaic. This has been aptly dubbed the Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge. Last but not least, we’re all lucky enough to have Chris Diminno from Chris King Gourmet Century on hand to provide nutrition. We’re gonna need it!

The Radavist will be on hand, documenting the bikes, the teams, the main event and some of the vernacular found in this truly unique part of the United States. If you’re going to be at the Rouge Roubaix, say hello and if you’re racing this weekend, best of luck!

Mar 12, 2015 8 comments
Speedvagen: F’ Yeah Olive Drab Disc Road
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Photos by Bob Huff

Sure, the paint, the build kit and everything about this bike is dialed. However, it’s easy to overlook that disc caliper mount. On the chainstay, there’s a hole that punches straight through, reducing vibration from the frame to the disc. That’s pretty ingenious.

See more photos at the Speedvagen Flickr.

Mar 12, 2015 9 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Berserkir Pocket T-Shirt
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One of my favorite stories from Norse Mythology relates to nature’s impact on man. Scandanavian warriors would often wear the skin of a bear or a wolf before entering battle, resulting in the spirit of the animal possessing them in battle. As Odin’s personal army the Berserkir were known for ferocity as well as loyalty as they fought for the pack leader. In fact the Old Norse word berserkir, literally translates to “bear-shirt” and was soon called “going berserk.”

Venturing into the woods, be it during an expedition, or just an everyday ride, we too can find ourselves transformed. Every time we push ourselves on the bike, or subsequently find ourselves pushed off the bike, we grow – #RubberSideUp. This introspective experience not only shapes us as riders, but it continues to strengthen our relationship with nature. If anything deserves respect, it’s the woods.

This image of the Berserkir, or Úlfhéðnar, is further empowered by the Norse protection symbol, the Vegvísir, which is a direction sign that enables you to stay the course without being lost. Something extremely beneficial to cyclists.

Drawn by Kyler Martz and screened in Austin by Industry Printshop, these American Apparel pocket tees are $25 + shipping. Available in black and white. These will ship this week. Expect around a 2-week delivery time for international orders. Scoop one up below.

SORRY SOLD OUT

(more…)

Mar 11, 2015 18 comments
Introducing the Juliana-SRAM Pro Team

Our friends over at Juliana bicycles, the sister company to Santa Cruz, have just announced a SRAM Pro Team for 2015. Featuring Anka Martin, Sarah Leishman and Kelli Emmett, the team will be competing in various enduro races around the globe. Huge props to Juliana and SRAM for taking the leap and supporting these women as they chase their dreams. Read up more at the Juliana Blog and see a few photos below.

Also, hi Anka!

(more…)

Mar 11, 2015 No comments yet
TCB Courier’s Spring Kits are Lookin’ Good!
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SF’s TCB Courier always delivers when it comes to their kit offerings. This spring, they went in a lighter direction, using dots and stripes in various pastels. Their pre-order is available in a total kit, including arm warmers, vest, jersey and bibs, or as individual pieces for men and women. Made in downtown LA by ENDO Customs. Head over to TCB to see more.

Mar 11, 2015 3 comments
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Kitsbow: It’s All About the Base
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Brands don’t often take the time to offer insight into their inner workings, so when they do, I take note. Kitsbow just posted an interview of sorts with Charlie Cronk, their lead designer about base layers. Head on over to Kitsbow for more.

Mar 13, 2015 6 comments
Bishop Bikes: Supersprint Track
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Photos by Keith Trotta

I know we’ve been immersed in NAHBS this past week and everyone’s probably reaching their limit on amazing, custom handmade bicycles but this one needs some exposure. Chris Bishop’s latest track bike is nothing short of amazing. This Supersprint bike has Samson track ends and a clean fastback seat stay, accented by Todd Eroh’s paint. See more at the Bishop Flickr.

Mar 13, 2015 5 comments
I’m in Baton Rouge for the Rouge Roubaix
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Last year’s Rouge Roubaix coverage was a huge success, so this year, we’re heading back with even bigger plans. A group of American framebuilders have assembled teams to compete in the event and to make things interesting, each company chose one lucky individual to be on their team via an application process.

These wild cards each have a custom bike waiting for them in Baton Rouge where they will compete alongside their new teammates. The teams are: Team Argonaut, Team Breadwinner, and Team Mosaic. This has been aptly dubbed the Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge. Last but not least, we’re all lucky enough to have Chris Diminno from Chris King Gourmet Century on hand to provide nutrition. We’re gonna need it!

The Radavist will be on hand, documenting the bikes, the teams, the main event and some of the vernacular found in this truly unique part of the United States. If you’re going to be at the Rouge Roubaix, say hello and if you’re racing this weekend, best of luck!

Mar 12, 2015 8 comments
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Speedvagen: F’ Yeah Olive Drab Disc Road
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Photos by Bob Huff

Sure, the paint, the build kit and everything about this bike is dialed. However, it’s easy to overlook that disc caliper mount. On the chainstay, there’s a hole that punches straight through, reducing vibration from the frame to the disc. That’s pretty ingenious.

See more photos at the Speedvagen Flickr.

Mar 12, 2015 9 comments
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SOLD OUT: The Radavist Berserkir Pocket T-Shirt
Berserker_Shirt-1

One of my favorite stories from Norse Mythology relates to nature’s impact on man. Scandanavian warriors would often wear the skin of a bear or a wolf before entering battle, resulting in the spirit of the animal possessing them in battle. As Odin’s personal army the Berserkir were known for ferocity as well as loyalty as they fought for the pack leader. In fact the Old Norse word berserkir, literally translates to “bear-shirt” and was soon called “going berserk.”

Venturing into the woods, be it during an expedition, or just an everyday ride, we too can find ourselves transformed. Every time we push ourselves on the bike, or subsequently find ourselves pushed off the bike, we grow – #RubberSideUp. This introspective experience not only shapes us as riders, but it continues to strengthen our relationship with nature. If anything deserves respect, it’s the woods.

This image of the Berserkir, or Úlfhéðnar, is further empowered by the Norse protection symbol, the Vegvísir, which is a direction sign that enables you to stay the course without being lost. Something extremely beneficial to cyclists.

Drawn by Kyler Martz and screened in Austin by Industry Printshop, these American Apparel pocket tees are $25 + shipping. Available in black and white. These will ship this week. Expect around a 2-week delivery time for international orders. Scoop one up below.

SORRY SOLD OUT

(more…)

Mar 11, 2015 18 comments
Introducing the Juliana-SRAM Pro Team

Our friends over at Juliana bicycles, the sister company to Santa Cruz, have just announced a SRAM Pro Team for 2015. Featuring Anka Martin, Sarah Leishman and Kelli Emmett, the team will be competing in various enduro races around the globe. Huge props to Juliana and SRAM for taking the leap and supporting these women as they chase their dreams. Read up more at the Juliana Blog and see a few photos below.

Also, hi Anka!

(more…)

Mar 11, 2015 No comments yet
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TCB Courier’s Spring Kits are Lookin’ Good!
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SF’s TCB Courier always delivers when it comes to their kit offerings. This spring, they went in a lighter direction, using dots and stripes in various pastels. Their pre-order is available in a total kit, including arm warmers, vest, jersey and bibs, or as individual pieces for men and women. Made in downtown LA by ENDO Customs. Head over to TCB to see more.

Mar 11, 2015 3 comments
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Levi’s Commuter Women’s Line Video

After years of demand, Levi’s has finally listened and delivered a women’s line. Here’s a short video showcasing some of the product features. Personally, I think it looks great and from what I’ve been told, many more pieces are on the way. Check out the full line at Levi’s.

… also, that’s a nice All-City Space Horse at the end!

Mar 11, 2015 2 comments
Cadence and Central Part One

I’m really digging this collaboration:

“In February of 2015 Pro skaters Chico Brenes, Rob Gonzales, and Steve Nesser were accompanied by Cadence Founder Dustin Klein and Brand ambassador Fergus Tanaka. Creating a unique group with different and a parallel background.

Tour De Nica was a chance for all to celebrate the culture and atmosphere of Nicaragua where Chico was born and Central is based out of. Days where spent Riding bikes between city and skating the abundance of parks Nica has to offer.
Culture Cross over at its finest.”

See the collaboration at Cadence.

Mar 10, 2015 2 comments
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