Sustainable New York

Apologies for double-dipping in the Search and State wool this morning, but this is too good to not share. Ever wonder where or how SAS develops their products? Here’s a brief insight into their process… Check out the Sustainable New York collection at SAS.

Dec 19, 2016 1 comment
This is Peaty: North vs South

Steve Peat travels south to take on Brendan Fairclough and his crew in a battle royale.

Dec 19, 2016 Comments are OFF
Bishop Bikes: Super Aero Track Bike for Sale
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Photos by Keith Trotta

If you really want to shock someone for the holidays, deliver them this Super Aero track bike from Bishop Bikes. It’s 54.5cm ST by 55.5 TT, made from Tange round-aero-round DT, ST Aero seat stays, Columbus Gilco TT and CS, Kaisai aero fork blades, Eisho HT lugs, Kalavinka seat lug and drop outs, with paint by Ben Falcon at Horse paint. It’s a looker so even just checking out all the detailed photos at the Bishop Flickr might be all the holiday goodness you can handle!

For pricing, holler at Bishop Bikes.

Dec 19, 2016 7 comments
Search and State: Merino Longsleeve Jerseys for Women
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Using the same materials as their men’s longsleeve merino jerseys, Search and State designed a cut specifically for women. These cold weather pieces will fit perfectly in your current kit selection, are made in New York City and are in stock now. Check out more information at Search and State!

Dec 19, 2016 Comments are OFF
Enjoy the Weekend!
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One of the first big trips I’m working on for 2017 involves the roads of my favorite place on Earth. I can’t wait to have cyclists in all my recent Death Valley photos. Until then, enjoy the weekend and stay warm!

Dec 16, 2016 5 comments
The Radavist’s 2016 Holidaze Gift Guide
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Holiday gift guides always cause a bit of confliction with me. The website is already consumer-driven in a lot of ways and I feel like many of the products we feature here are good purchases, year-round, so it almost feels repetitive to culminate them all in a end-of-year gift guide.

That said, the way I feel about consumerism can be summed up in two statements: Consume only if you need to and buy local when you can. We live in a society, where, especially around the holidays, people are pressured to buy loved ones shit they don’t need. I know this is a relatively cynical or negative attitude to have around this time of year, but I just wanted to be lucid with my intentions here.

These products are (mostly) all made in the USA, built to last and will hopefully be around for many more holiday seasons to come. As with previous product lists we’ve posted over the years, all of these goods have been thoroughly vetted and abused to ensure they’re worth your hard-earned money. And yeah, they’re not necessarily cycling-related. I hope you enjoy and if you have any comments, concerns or would like to leave your favorites in the comments, feel free to do so! (more…)

Dec 16, 2016 42 comments
Above Category’s Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds: Day 01
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I like the look of this one!

“We felt it apropos to circle back to last year’s finale with yet another bike featuring Zio Ziegler’s patina, this time a bit more dirt-oriented. This is Zio’s personal Open UP, a bike that since its introduction at AC six months ago has been a consistent favorite, both amongst us and our clients. Usually offered in only two colors, orange and brown, we’ve been more recently asking for UPs in a raw, unpainted carbon finish, giving us the latitude to lend an Above Category flair to an otherwise stock carbon frameset.”

… and can’t wait to see what they have in store for the other eleven. See more photos at the AC Blog.

Dec 15, 2016 6 comments
Rad Atavism and the Bicycling 2017 Calendar
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I may not be the best raconteur but every photo I take tells the story for its intended audience. Or at least I hope that’s the case. When Bicycling pinged me to pull together their 2017 Calendar, they asked about the back-story for a few of the images. In a haze from cold medicine, I hopped on the phone with Lydia Tanner to explain what exactly was going on…

Check it out at Bicycling and if you’d like a copy of the calendar, swoop one up at Bicycling’s Webshop.

Dec 15, 2016 4 comments
Thank You, London
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Thank you, London for giving me much needed perspective, some time off from cycling and an opportunity to express my love for dense, urban fabric through photography. While I didn’t get to do anything cycling-related, it did make me want to get back to document many of the shops, makers and builders in the UK.

Now, a serious question: any interest in seeing a gallery from my travels?

Dec 14, 2016 32 comments
Team Dream Holiday Drop
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You like colors? Or stripes? What about stripes with colors and fades galore? Team Dream’s latest drop has landed and it’s all shipping this week, meaning in the US, you’ll get it in time for the holidaze. Head to Team Dream’s Web Shop for more.

Dec 13, 2016 Comments are OFF
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Above Category’s Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds: Day 01
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I like the look of this one!

“We felt it apropos to circle back to last year’s finale with yet another bike featuring Zio Ziegler’s patina, this time a bit more dirt-oriented. This is Zio’s personal Open UP, a bike that since its introduction at AC six months ago has been a consistent favorite, both amongst us and our clients. Usually offered in only two colors, orange and brown, we’ve been more recently asking for UPs in a raw, unpainted carbon finish, giving us the latitude to lend an Above Category flair to an otherwise stock carbon frameset.”

… and can’t wait to see what they have in store for the other eleven. See more photos at the AC Blog.

Dec 15, 2016 6 comments
Rad Atavism and the Bicycling 2017 Calendar
Send it! On Mt. Lukens

I may not be the best raconteur but every photo I take tells the story for its intended audience. Or at least I hope that’s the case. When Bicycling pinged me to pull together their 2017 Calendar, they asked about the back-story for a few of the images. In a haze from cold medicine, I hopped on the phone with Lydia Tanner to explain what exactly was going on…

Check it out at Bicycling and if you’d like a copy of the calendar, swoop one up at Bicycling’s Webshop.

Dec 15, 2016 4 comments
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Thank You, London
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Thank you, London for giving me much needed perspective, some time off from cycling and an opportunity to express my love for dense, urban fabric through photography. While I didn’t get to do anything cycling-related, it did make me want to get back to document many of the shops, makers and builders in the UK.

Now, a serious question: any interest in seeing a gallery from my travels?

Dec 14, 2016 32 comments
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Team Dream Holiday Drop
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You like colors? Or stripes? What about stripes with colors and fades galore? Team Dream’s latest drop has landed and it’s all shipping this week, meaning in the US, you’ll get it in time for the holidaze. Head to Team Dream’s Web Shop for more.

Dec 13, 2016 Comments are OFF
A Look at Bend, Oregon

If Bend isn’t on your list for US mountain bike destinations, it should be and while you’re there, swing by and see the guys at Argonaut Cycles!

Dec 13, 2016 2 comments
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Blaze Six Day

We often see the results and final matches from Six Day races, but this video looks at the culture surrounding and attending the event. Nicely done!

Dec 13, 2016 Comments are OFF
Maxxis and Danny Summerhill

Maxxis’ Rubber Side Down video series ain’t always about pro MTB racers. In this episode they feature Danny Summerhill, cyclocross extraordinaire.

Dec 13, 2016 Comments are OFF
La Ruta de Los Conquistadores
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Photo by Credit Scott McIntyre for the NY Times

“Conquering River, Jungle and the World’s Toughest Bike Race, La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, a three-day race across Costa Rica, pits participants against steep climbs, muddy
trails and waterways that may or may not contain crocodiles.”

Check out this story and more great photos at the NY Times.

Dec 13, 2016 Comments are OFF
Sorry About That!
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I’ve been in London all weekend for a wedding and our flat’s wifi went out, making getting work done quite difficult. It’s back now, so things will commence tomorrow as normal. Thanks for your patience!

Dec 12, 2016 16 comments
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Jeff Kendall-Weed in Telluride

Jeff is by far my favorite mountain bike ripper to watch. He’s got such a creative style and incredible bike control. Here he is shredding in Telluride. The colors of those mountains are something else… Enjoy the weekend!

Dec 9, 2016 2 comments
Zipp Speed Weaponry: Chris’ Mondrian LOOK
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Photos by Joe Vondersaar

Look, ok, I didn’t mean to use a pun here, but seriously, look at that bike. I’ve known Chris for years. Probably close to ten if my math is right and in that time, his interest in cycling has grown from track bikes on the street, to road bikes, mountain bikes (which didn’t go so well for him), cross bikes and eventually back to track bikes. This time on the velodrome. The last time I saw Chris, he was working for Mellow Johnny’s in Austin before moving to Indy after accepting a job at SRAM / Zipp. That was almost two years ago, so I was stoked to see this bike pop up on Zipp’s website. Mondrian fans will be equally as stoked!

Have a look (dammit) at more of Joe’s photos of Chris’ bike below, or mosey on over to Zipp’s blog for the full breakdown.

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Dec 8, 2016 4 comments
DUST LUST!? You’re Not Alone

Have you ever thought about riding your bicycle through the vintage backroads of Slovenia and Northern Italy? Of course. But it hasn’t happened yet, right? I’m not going to pry, we all have our reasons. However, I wanted to let you know that the folks at Dust Lust are trying to make it easier to turn those thoughts into action.

They put this video together to show you just how much fun you’ve been missing and to get you hyped on their events for 2017, of which we are told there will be three. While some of the dates are still unknown–how thrilling how exciting–we’ve been assured that the last Saturday in October will be a major dust up! If you’re keen then keep checking their site.

Dec 7, 2016 7 comments
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