Levi’s Commuter Women’s Line
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After much demand, Levi’s announced their new Commuter line for women. The lineup includes shorts, skinny jeans and a windbreaker. While this may seem like a small offering when compared to their men’s lineup, it’s a step in the right direction. Ladies, you asked for it and it’s here. See the full Women’s Commuter Line at Levi’s.

Mar 5, 2015 8 comments
Oh My, Louisville

… oh my. I hope, hope, hope I can squeeeeze this into my busy NAHBS schedule this weekend.

Mar 4, 2015 9 comments
Supreme Purist Waterbottles
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As arguably one of the first legitimate streetwear operations, NYC’s Supreme has literally been there, done that in today’s collaboration environment. Recently however, they’ve been branching out of their normal product line with some left field products. Case in point: these Specialized purist water bottles. Luckily, you won’t have to camp outside one of their stores to “cop” a pair. These are going up on the shelf in the office for sure.

Mar 4, 2015 16 comments
Manual for Speed Launches the Kasual Klub
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When Manual for Speed does something, they go above and beyond. Now, above what or beyond where is open to interpretation, but one thing’s for sure: these cats are wild. Wild, but chill.. and that’s exactly what Kasual Klub is all about. Chilling. Well, that and this:

“What is Kasual Klub? It’s a Vibe, a Crü, and a Collection of Clothes For Sale. And a Klub, obvs. There are only two ways to get in the Klub: 1) Turn yourself into an exceptionally gifted World Class Human Athlete (or equivalent), or 2) buy a Kasual Klub clothing item now available for sale in our “store”. That’s it; one way is really fucking hard, and pretty much impossible, the other way means you just have to buy a cotton t-shirt or some insane technical socks.”

See some more Kasual Klub flicks below and check the lineup at Manual for Speed.

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Mar 4, 2015 2 comments
Cadence and Central Skate Shop Capsule Collection
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Cadence’s Dustin Klein was recently contacted by pro skater Chico Brenes to do a collaboration with his skateshop in Nicaragua, Central Skate Shop. Skateboarding has always been a part of the Cadence brand and it’s rad seeing these two unique companies unite under such a clean product line.

See more of the Central Skate Shop collection at Cadence.

Mar 3, 2015 Comments are OFF
Take Em From the Middle Zine
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I like the way this sounds!

“8 page color zine with 12 water color illustrations by Zak Kirwin of cell phone photos taken by Leland Taylor from the cell phone blog toolbag.tumblr.com. Bike camping, bandit camping, vagrancy and GOOD VIBES GALORE! Join the gang as they crash the party in paradise. When you’re camped out by the fire, and you reach for a brew, remember “Take ‘em from the middle, the others keep ‘em cold, and once you’ve had a few, the rest go down like water!” Printed locally on some classy ass vellum paper! 5″ x 8″”

Pick up a Take Em From the Middle Zine at Secret Awesome, or grab the Zine and Bong Water Bottle combo and save a few bucks!

Mar 3, 2015 2 comments
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: March
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This is the third layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Wet n Wild”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

Spring is almost here and with that means snowmelt will be filling the dry creek beds. The result: wet shoes will quickly be your companion on each ride. Here’s to the warmer months and soggy feet.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2015 Calendar – March. Please, this photo is for personal use only!

(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Mar 3, 2015 3 comments
Knog Launches the No Ordinary Night Video Competition

Here’s an interesting competition from Knog:

“We’re looking for the best night-time videos from around the globe. Whether it’s midnight snowboarding, festival crowd surfing, or any weird wonderfulness we couldn’t even dream of, we want to see it.

Enter for your chance to win a range of prizes, plus a worldwide screening of your video at the global festival in June.”

Read more about this competition at Knog and see some of the initial video entries at their No Ordinary Night Gallery.

Mar 3, 2015 Comments are OFF
Straight Outta Brompton: Black Edition

We all know when it comes to bicycles, sometimes blacker is better. Brompton releases their new Black Edition and before you judge folding bikes, I highly suggest you head to a dealer and try one out. Does anyone else want to see this thing with gumwall tires?

Mar 3, 2015 4 comments
International Shipping is Cheaper at Wraith
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There’s nothing worse than the sting associated with paying a hefty shipping fee, especially for international purchases. Wraith Fabrication recently lowered their $250 rate to around $50 – $70 through switching to USPS. That’s enough money to make the cost of a brand new bike a bit easier to swallow.

Head over to Wraith to check out more specs on the Hustle, their road model.

Mar 3, 2015 5 comments
Merckx Mondays
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Photos by Andy White

Don’t ride up grades, buy upgrades.

Leave it to FYXO to deliver a clean and crispy Merckx Mondays. This Eddy Merxkx pista, is built with a panto’d Cinelli XA stem, Record components and even filtered air in the tubes! See more at FYXO.

Mar 2, 2015 8 comments
These Stinner Frameworks Jailhouse Caps Rock
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Or maybe they’re Jailhouse Rock?

Cycling caps are both an icon of cycling and an incredibly functional piece of apparel. They shield the sun from your face, redirect sweat from your eyes and hide hat messy, mat of hair while at a cafe or a bar, post-ride.

Design and construction must go hand in hand when conceptualizing a product, regardless of simplicity. These Stinner Frameworks caps were designed by Team Dream Team, built by Pace in California and are one of the most carefully executed designs I’ve seen. All of the lines match up perfectly, something that isn’t illustrated accurately in Aaron’s product photos, so I took the liberty of documenting it myself.

I know this was a bit long-winded, but I like to take the time with products like this.

See more at Stinner Frameworks.

Mar 2, 2015 5 comments
Tomii Cycles: Annie’s Road Build
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Photos by Chris Raia

It’s framebuilder’s week here at the Radavist. Each year, I immerse myself into the world of custom bicycles for the week leading up to NAHBS in an attempt to psyche myself up for the workload that awaits at NAHBS. Covering the world of custom bicycles and framebuilders stems from a love for the industry. An obsession for details, an eye for proportion and the story each bicycle tells without uttering a word.

While NAHBS is all about the exhibition, it’s most importantly a venue for the public to connect to the private world of the framebuilder. These artists spend their time behind lathes, torches and files for most of their days. NAHBS gives them a moment to share their hard work with you, their potential clients.

For builders like Nao Tomii at Tomii Cycles, his work is displayed to the public via his Flickr and other social media outlets. While Nao won’t be at NAHBS this year, it doesn’t mean his work is any less worthy of a spotlight. Case in point is his latest build: Annie’s road. Built with modern Campagnolo, made in the USA White Industries crank, made in the USA Camillo brakes and a mesmerizing paint job by Jordan Low, this piece of art is sure to bring Annie many miles of joy.

Custom frames like this are examples of an artist’s work, but most importantly, they’re vessels that bring clients miles of joy. Well, that and pretty photos for us to ogle. See more at the Tomii Flickr.

Personally, I can’t wait for NAHBS. It’s my favorite event of the year.

Mar 2, 2015 12 comments
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I’m in Indianapolis with Zipp Today
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What better way to segue into NAHBS and documenting handmade bicycle frames than to visit a facility that produces handmade carbon wheels. Today I’ve been touring the Zipp factory in Indianapolis where I got to see the process from cutting sheets of carbon to testing current and future products. As you could imagine, a lot of this process is top secret, but Zipp allowed photos of specific areas throughout the afternoon.

Expect more reportage to come before NAHBS content begins.

Mar 5, 2015 5 comments
Levi’s Commuter Women’s Line
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After much demand, Levi’s announced their new Commuter line for women. The lineup includes shorts, skinny jeans and a windbreaker. While this may seem like a small offering when compared to their men’s lineup, it’s a step in the right direction. Ladies, you asked for it and it’s here. See the full Women’s Commuter Line at Levi’s.

Mar 5, 2015 8 comments
Oh My, Louisville

… oh my. I hope, hope, hope I can squeeeeze this into my busy NAHBS schedule this weekend.

Mar 4, 2015 9 comments
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Supreme Purist Waterbottles
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As arguably one of the first legitimate streetwear operations, NYC’s Supreme has literally been there, done that in today’s collaboration environment. Recently however, they’ve been branching out of their normal product line with some left field products. Case in point: these Specialized purist water bottles. Luckily, you won’t have to camp outside one of their stores to “cop” a pair. These are going up on the shelf in the office for sure.

Mar 4, 2015 16 comments
Manual for Speed Launches the Kasual Klub
manualforspeed_radavist_kklaunch-10

When Manual for Speed does something, they go above and beyond. Now, above what or beyond where is open to interpretation, but one thing’s for sure: these cats are wild. Wild, but chill.. and that’s exactly what Kasual Klub is all about. Chilling. Well, that and this:

“What is Kasual Klub? It’s a Vibe, a Crü, and a Collection of Clothes For Sale. And a Klub, obvs. There are only two ways to get in the Klub: 1) Turn yourself into an exceptionally gifted World Class Human Athlete (or equivalent), or 2) buy a Kasual Klub clothing item now available for sale in our “store”. That’s it; one way is really fucking hard, and pretty much impossible, the other way means you just have to buy a cotton t-shirt or some insane technical socks.”

See some more Kasual Klub flicks below and check the lineup at Manual for Speed.

(more…)

Mar 4, 2015 2 comments
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