Helidrop

When shuttles aren’t an option, you helidrop!

Sep 25, 2017 Comments are OFF
Chari and New Balance

Chari and Co teamed up with New Balance recently on an updated design of their U520 silhouette. Check out the promo video above and swoop a pair from Chari Japan.

Sep 25, 2017 3 comments
Jones SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar

For fans of the Jones H-Bar that are looking for a bit of rise to accomodate a more upright riding position, look no further. The SG 2.5 Loop H-Bar has a 2.5″ inch rise, allowing you to either remove your spacers or go even higher up. Personally, I think this bar looks great, see more for yourself at Jones.

Sep 22, 2017 4 comments
Paul’s Custom Salsa

This Ross Shafer-built, custom MTB from the 90’s was made especially for Paul of Paul Component Engineering. Check out this video for all kinds of tidbits from the early days of Salsa and Paul, for that matter!

Sep 21, 2017 6 comments
Ritchey Unveils their New Outback Break-Away Carbon All-Road Frameset

Inspired by the Break-Away Carbon Road and Mount Cross, the new Outback Break-Away gives riders the stopping power of disc brakes, with clearances for larger tires and a road bike geometry, ideal for taking on long days on mixed terrain. These framesets are the epitome of Ritchey’s design ethos, in a modern, lightweight and practical package. I’ve seen one in person and the construction alone merits the pricepoint, which comes in around $3,150. You can see more details at Ritchey.

Sep 21, 2017 11 comments
… and We’re Back

… from our Lone Pine Double Header. It’s taking a bit to catch up this morning, so thanks for your patience!

Sep 21, 2017 Comments are OFF
Swift Industries Sugar Loaf Basket Bags are Back in Stock

These clever bags strap into your Wald 137 basket, utilize a zipper for closure and can be removed easily. You can even use an optional over-the-shoulder strap for transport. The Sugar Loaf bags are 11.5 L, come in three colors, inspired by the Pacific Northwest, weigh about a pound and are in stock now at Swift Industries.

Sep 19, 2017 Comments are OFF
Handsome Cycles Pillion Tandem Bike

After this weekend’s Floyd’s of Los Angeles ride, I kept thinking to myself, we need more tandems! Handsome Cycles has created a Kickstarter campaign entitled “Ride More Together,” to raise money for people who may not be able to afford the Pillion, their new tandem model. The goal of this campaign is to be able to provide tandems to people who would otherwise not be able to ride a bike, specifically the blind. Handsome has partnered with the Vision Loss Resources of Minnesota to ride with blind students, so if you’d like to support this effort, check out their new Kickstarter.

Sep 19, 2017 4 comments
Going Back to Owens Valley

We’re packing up the truck and heading to Owens Valley for two days of riding, both sealed and dirt roads, with a teeny tiny bit of singletrack mixed in. Expect some beautiful Eastern Sierra goodness to follow and don’t fret, we’ve got fresh content trickling in over the next few days, so stay tuned!

Sep 18, 2017 Comments are OFF
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Paul’s Custom Salsa

This Ross Shafer-built, custom MTB from the 90’s was made especially for Paul of Paul Component Engineering. Check out this video for all kinds of tidbits from the early days of Salsa and Paul, for that matter!

Sep 21, 2017 6 comments
Ritchey Unveils their New Outback Break-Away Carbon All-Road Frameset

Inspired by the Break-Away Carbon Road and Mount Cross, the new Outback Break-Away gives riders the stopping power of disc brakes, with clearances for larger tires and a road bike geometry, ideal for taking on long days on mixed terrain. These framesets are the epitome of Ritchey’s design ethos, in a modern, lightweight and practical package. I’ve seen one in person and the construction alone merits the pricepoint, which comes in around $3,150. You can see more details at Ritchey.

Sep 21, 2017 11 comments
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… and We’re Back

… from our Lone Pine Double Header. It’s taking a bit to catch up this morning, so thanks for your patience!

Sep 21, 2017 Comments are OFF
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Swift Industries Sugar Loaf Basket Bags are Back in Stock

These clever bags strap into your Wald 137 basket, utilize a zipper for closure and can be removed easily. You can even use an optional over-the-shoulder strap for transport. The Sugar Loaf bags are 11.5 L, come in three colors, inspired by the Pacific Northwest, weigh about a pound and are in stock now at Swift Industries.

Sep 19, 2017 Comments are OFF
Handsome Cycles Pillion Tandem Bike

After this weekend’s Floyd’s of Los Angeles ride, I kept thinking to myself, we need more tandems! Handsome Cycles has created a Kickstarter campaign entitled “Ride More Together,” to raise money for people who may not be able to afford the Pillion, their new tandem model. The goal of this campaign is to be able to provide tandems to people who would otherwise not be able to ride a bike, specifically the blind. Handsome has partnered with the Vision Loss Resources of Minnesota to ride with blind students, so if you’d like to support this effort, check out their new Kickstarter.

Sep 19, 2017 4 comments
Going Back to Owens Valley

We’re packing up the truck and heading to Owens Valley for two days of riding, both sealed and dirt roads, with a teeny tiny bit of singletrack mixed in. Expect some beautiful Eastern Sierra goodness to follow and don’t fret, we’ve got fresh content trickling in over the next few days, so stay tuned!

Sep 18, 2017 Comments are OFF
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The Specialized Sequoia Gets New Paint and Expert Build Part Upgrades this Year

The Specialized Sequoia namesake is one of heritage and for 2018, this popular model gets a few upgrades, most noticeably, new paint designs. As for the Sequoia Expert build kit, it now comes spec’d with a complete SRAM Force group, and a more capable PRO 2 allow seat post, which fits bikepacking bags more easily (safely). For pricing, availability and more information, head to your local Specialized dealer. See the full build kit and bike line below. (more…)

Sep 18, 2017 3 comments
Kitsbow’s Front Range Merino Sweatshirt

Kitsbow makes high-quality cycling apparel in the US, yet at a price. A $150 merino sweatshirt might seem like a lot of money, but as I’ve found over the years with Kitsbow, it’ll be the best you’ll ever own and will last for years. While not every thing in their catalog is for me, I can spot their new classics a mile away. This Front Range Merino Sweatshirt will be a fall and winter trail staple!

Sep 18, 2017 Comments are OFF
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Rapha Rides Paris Teaser

Naturally, a city like Paris, through the lens of Rapha deserves a teaser video, along with a post here. We’re sitting on some great Paris coverage, which we’ll be sharing in the coming weeks, so hold onto your butts!

Sep 18, 2017 Comments are OFF
Floyd’s of Los Angeles

Well, that’s something I never thought I’d see; Floyd Landis and Kyle from Golden Saddle riding a tandem. Last night, Floyd’s of Leadville were in town, so they wanted to throw a shindig at the bike shop including a ride in Griffith Park and free tacos by 100 Tacos. Floyd’s are out promoting their new CBD oil capsules that aid in sports recovery and can be sold online, legally.

This weekend has been fun. You do not disappoint, Los Angeles! See more shots from the ride below. (more…)

Sep 17, 2017 8 comments
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