Our Community Bikes in Vancouver, BC

For over 22 years, Our Community Bikes, a small workshop in Vancouver, BC has helped the community grow in their love of the bicycle through offering workshops and a space to work on bikes. They’ve reached a point now in which they must move to a bigger location and want the people of Vancouver to know what’s going on, hence this video…

Check out more at Pedal Power and follow along at the Our Community Bikes Facebook.

Jun 9, 2015 2 comments
The Radavist Discharged Kit Pre-Order
The Radavist Discharged Kit

Pre-order is closed. Thanks!

After emails, comments and other forms of social media buzz, we’re opening up the super simple, very classy and essential Discharged Kit for pre-order. Pricing is $125 for a men’s or women’s jersey, $145 for the bibs and $35 for the Radavist / Rubber Side Up arm warmers (If you’re looking for the Raido / Algiz warmers, they were a one-time run. Sorry!). This pre-order is open until Monday, June 15th. Hopefully, we’ll have these ready and out the door by mid-July.

These are all made in downtown Los Angeles by Endo Customs. They’re race-fit, so check the sizing chart before ordering. Check out the PRE-ORDER, more product photos and sizing chart below.

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Jun 8, 2015 27 comments
Manual for Speed: Human Athlete Visual Showcase with the Ladies of LA Sweat
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The ladies of LA Sweat mean business. Their throwback 80’s kit looks rad, their attitudes are rad, results are rad and this photoshoot with Manual for Speed is, you guess it: RAD. Read all about LA Sweat at Manual for Speed and pre-order their kick-ass kit at their web shop!

“LA Sweat was formed by the need to infuse a little more estrogen into the male-dominated, testosterone-soaked sport of cycling without sacrificing speed and style.”

Yes!

(more…)

Jun 8, 2015 6 comments
Merckx Mondays

In my opinion, Merckx still holds the hour record in an era before aerodynamics were a main concern. His Colnago-built Molteni track bike was completely laced out with Pino Morroni drillium componentry to reduce weight and nothing protected the hardened cyclist from a potential collision, save for a Cinelli hairnet. In 1972, Merckx was the man of the hour and his legacy still lives to this day. This video showcases other greats from the Hour Record.

Don’t miss this Merckx Mondays from 2009 and the discussion on the original Merckx Hour Record bike…

Great find, Tracko!

Jun 8, 2015 1 comment
Mission Workshop: Softshell Faroe Pullover
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I know it’s easy to geek out about ever piece of tech apparel brands like Mission Workshop develop and eventually put to market. I say “eventually” because sometimes it takes a while to make sure it’s ready. Take this Softshell Faroe Pullover for example. I’ve been wearing one since January and it’s safe to say it’s almost all I wear when I’m riding in an environment that demands it. That ranges from sunny days in the New Zealand mountains, where I want to keep the sun off my arms and neck, or a misty mountain hop in the Angeles Crest. Even here in Austin, with our hit-or-miss rainy spring weather.

This one garment has been put through the ringer and it’s still kicking. It’s lightweight (220g) and is constructed using Swiss-made Schoeller®-Dryskin fabric with Nanosphere® water repellent treatment. Schoeller is like the titanium of the fabric industry. What can’t it do? Camping, mountain biking, road cycling, touring, bike packing, its applications are endless.

Check out more at Mission Workshop and yeah, it might not be for everyone, but believe me when I say it’s one of my favorite pieces ever made from the brand. I’ll be taking it with me to Banff this week!

Jun 8, 2015 4 comments
Pacenti Wants you to Trade In and Trade Up Your Shit MTB Wheels
TradeUp

Got a pair of shit wheels kicking around on your 27.5 or 29’r? Tired of using a spanner to remove dents from your rims? Well, Pacenti wants you to trade those wheels in for a pair of their brand-spankin’ new MTB wheels. It’s easy. How easy? Send them your old used and abused Stan’s, Easton, or Mavic MTB wheels for a brand new pair of Pacentis and save 50% (Continental USA only). Head over to Pacenti to find out how in 5 easy steps and check out their wheel line at their web shop. Seriously, this is such a good idea. New wheels for $300 USD?!

Jun 8, 2015 3 comments
Seabase in the Pyrenees

192 miles of the mountains of madness on a track bike. If anyone can do it, it’s Seabase…

Jun 8, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Radavist Discharged Kit Pre-Order Opens Tomorrow
The Radavist Discharged Kit

After all the requests, I’ve decided to open up the Radavist Discharged Kit for pre-order tomorrow. It’ll run for only a week and should be delivered by the beginning of July. You’ll be able to order bibs, arm warmers and the jersey all separately, or all together. Hopefully this quells everyone’s need for an all-black kit and as always, thanks for the support.

The pre-order will open tomorrow at noon CST and will be open all week, until Monday, the 15th.

Jun 7, 2015 3 comments
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The Radavist Discharged Kit Pre-Order
The Radavist Discharged Kit

Pre-order is closed. Thanks!

After emails, comments and other forms of social media buzz, we’re opening up the super simple, very classy and essential Discharged Kit for pre-order. Pricing is $125 for a men’s or women’s jersey, $145 for the bibs and $35 for the Radavist / Rubber Side Up arm warmers (If you’re looking for the Raido / Algiz warmers, they were a one-time run. Sorry!). This pre-order is open until Monday, June 15th. Hopefully, we’ll have these ready and out the door by mid-July.

These are all made in downtown Los Angeles by Endo Customs. They’re race-fit, so check the sizing chart before ordering. Check out the PRE-ORDER, more product photos and sizing chart below.

(more…)

Jun 8, 2015 27 comments
Manual for Speed: Human Athlete Visual Showcase with the Ladies of LA Sweat
manualforspeed_lasweathavs-12-1680x1344

The ladies of LA Sweat mean business. Their throwback 80’s kit looks rad, their attitudes are rad, results are rad and this photoshoot with Manual for Speed is, you guess it: RAD. Read all about LA Sweat at Manual for Speed and pre-order their kick-ass kit at their web shop!

“LA Sweat was formed by the need to infuse a little more estrogen into the male-dominated, testosterone-soaked sport of cycling without sacrificing speed and style.”

Yes!

(more…)

Jun 8, 2015 6 comments
Merckx Mondays

In my opinion, Merckx still holds the hour record in an era before aerodynamics were a main concern. His Colnago-built Molteni track bike was completely laced out with Pino Morroni drillium componentry to reduce weight and nothing protected the hardened cyclist from a potential collision, save for a Cinelli hairnet. In 1972, Merckx was the man of the hour and his legacy still lives to this day. This video showcases other greats from the Hour Record.

Don’t miss this Merckx Mondays from 2009 and the discussion on the original Merckx Hour Record bike…

Great find, Tracko!

Jun 8, 2015 1 comment
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Mission Workshop: Softshell Faroe Pullover
softshell-pullover-9

I know it’s easy to geek out about ever piece of tech apparel brands like Mission Workshop develop and eventually put to market. I say “eventually” because sometimes it takes a while to make sure it’s ready. Take this Softshell Faroe Pullover for example. I’ve been wearing one since January and it’s safe to say it’s almost all I wear when I’m riding in an environment that demands it. That ranges from sunny days in the New Zealand mountains, where I want to keep the sun off my arms and neck, or a misty mountain hop in the Angeles Crest. Even here in Austin, with our hit-or-miss rainy spring weather.

This one garment has been put through the ringer and it’s still kicking. It’s lightweight (220g) and is constructed using Swiss-made Schoeller®-Dryskin fabric with Nanosphere® water repellent treatment. Schoeller is like the titanium of the fabric industry. What can’t it do? Camping, mountain biking, road cycling, touring, bike packing, its applications are endless.

Check out more at Mission Workshop and yeah, it might not be for everyone, but believe me when I say it’s one of my favorite pieces ever made from the brand. I’ll be taking it with me to Banff this week!

Jun 8, 2015 4 comments
Pacenti Wants you to Trade In and Trade Up Your Shit MTB Wheels
TradeUp

Got a pair of shit wheels kicking around on your 27.5 or 29’r? Tired of using a spanner to remove dents from your rims? Well, Pacenti wants you to trade those wheels in for a pair of their brand-spankin’ new MTB wheels. It’s easy. How easy? Send them your old used and abused Stan’s, Easton, or Mavic MTB wheels for a brand new pair of Pacentis and save 50% (Continental USA only). Head over to Pacenti to find out how in 5 easy steps and check out their wheel line at their web shop. Seriously, this is such a good idea. New wheels for $300 USD?!

Jun 8, 2015 3 comments
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Seabase in the Pyrenees

192 miles of the mountains of madness on a track bike. If anyone can do it, it’s Seabase…

Jun 8, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Radavist Discharged Kit Pre-Order Opens Tomorrow
The Radavist Discharged Kit

After all the requests, I’ve decided to open up the Radavist Discharged Kit for pre-order tomorrow. It’ll run for only a week and should be delivered by the beginning of July. You’ll be able to order bibs, arm warmers and the jersey all separately, or all together. Hopefully this quells everyone’s need for an all-black kit and as always, thanks for the support.

The pre-order will open tomorrow at noon CST and will be open all week, until Monday, the 15th.

Jun 7, 2015 3 comments
More on Wiggo

You’ll have to excuse the dump of videos and photos for the Hour Record. I’ve been away from the internet for a few days…

Jun 7, 2015 1 comment
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The History of the Hour Record

I’m so bummed to have been traveling from London during Wiggo’s Hour Record. For those who wanted a bit of background on the history of this event, check out the above video and see the rest of the series at Youtube. Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

Jun 7, 2015 Comments are OFF
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In the Know

The juxtaposition of classical music and long travel ripping isn’t common practice in the mountain bike world. Here, SRAM and the Coastal Crew pull it off really, really well.

Jun 4, 2015 15 comments
When in London
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On the way back home from Italy, I swung through London to catch up with my friends at Oakley who have just opened their Oakley In Residence space. After a quick tour of the locale and a brief meet and greet with a few athletes, Chas from MASH and I convinced multi-Olympic gold medalist Victoria Pendleton to step outside and take a #HardstyleWednesday photo.

My mind is blown… As always, there’s more to come!

Jun 3, 2015 3 comments
Fundo One Hundo Video!

Once upon a time there was a very wise Ent living in the Angeles Forest that stumbled upon a gentle being who looked to be riding a road bike up to Josephine saddle and around the back side of Strawberry Peak, a route only walked or traversed via Boneshaker. This man was warned of the hazards that lie ahead and the inherent danger he was putting himself in by riding tires so skinny into these parts of the forest, but yet he pushed ahead. The Ent sent word via crow to the small village living at what we call Red Box today, these people were asked to send a smoke signal when the man arrived in the village, but the man never did.

This old folklore was the inspiration behind the first half of the Mudfoot Fundo One Hundo, a 100-mile route through the Angeles forest showcasing the drastic changes of climate and terrain of Southern California. The elevation gained is the equivalent of riding from sea level to the top of Mt. Whitey. Many started the ride, and some finished, but everyone had fun.

Tune in next week for the second installment of the Mudfoot Fundo One Hundo!

Thanks to Mudfoot, Ace from the Sleepers, Kyle from GSC and everyone that came out to boogie!

Jun 3, 2015 5 comments
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