Kinoko Cycles: New Nagasawas
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London’s Kinoko Cycles has just received a couple of easy-on-the-eyes Nagasawa track frames in various colours (that’s British for “colors”) for your consumption. Now, whether you want to just look, or buy one, that’s up to you. Either way, check out more at Kinoko.

Feb 16, 2015 1 comment
Cadence Collection’s Conquer All Kit
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Cadence’s latest few kits have channeled the spirit of 1970’s Datsuns and other groovy surf mobiles. At least, that’s how I’m interpreting it all. The Conquer kit features an orange, red, yellow pattern and Ritchey sponsor logos, with matching water bottles.

Check out stock now at Cadence.

Feb 15, 2015 No comments yet
Paul Announces Three New Thru Axle Hubs
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Paul has responded to your requests and today announced three new thru axle hubs for your off-road bicycle of choice. New to the Paul hub lineup is a standard FHub disc 10 x 100, Fhub disc 15 x 150 for fatbikes and their WORD thru axle hub in 12 x 142. All three are made in Chico, California and in stock now, ready to roll at Paul.

Feb 13, 2015 4 comments
USAC Cyclocross Development Program: A Belgian Experience

This looks really great:

“The USA Cycling Cyclocross Development Program focuses on international training and racing with the aim to make an impact in World Cup and World Championship competitions. This short excerpt was filmed during the busy holiday race period (December 2014) and shows young American cyclocross racers (Jr Men, U23 Men, Women’s Youth) training near Vorselaar, Belgium and racing in Loenhout, Belgium.

Under the direction of Head Coach Geoff Proctor, the program achieved strong results in its build-up to the world championships in Tabor, Czech Republic in late January, 2015.”

See more at Story House Film.

Feb 13, 2015 5 comments
Speedvagen Black Kit Pre-Sale
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Year after year, Portland’s Speedvagen always produces some of the best looking kits. This year’s design is very straight-forward. The Speedvagen Black Kit features the Speedvagen coat of arms on a mostly-black base and is made by Castelli.

Head over to Speedvagen for pre-ordering now.

Feb 13, 2015 Comments are OFF
1982 Pacific Crest Trail Poach
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With bikepacking coming on strong for the past few years, seeing photos and reading stories like this just shows how longstanding off-road touring truly is. Check out this story over at Brian Vernor’s blog:

“About a year ago my friend Jeff Traugott sent me these photos. They were all taken by a fellow Santa Cruzan, “Rat” aka Bob Landry. I held onto them while looking for the right time to share them and so when Bicycle Times Magazine asked me to photograph Jeff for their Issue 33 I figured now is as good a time as any. Jeff has an immense history on the bicycle, but if you read the article in Bicycle Times you will learn he is an incredible Luthier, making guitars one at a time for world renowned guitar players. Below is the contents of Jeff’s first email to me which included the photos, and then I decided to ask him a couple follow up questions…”

Read up more at Vernor and Photo!

Feb 13, 2015 1 comment
In New Zealand with HouseMartin and Santa Cruz
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There are worse places to wake up!

I’m in New Zealand with Santa Cruz for a press launch, being guided around its beautiful trails by Sven and Anka Martin of HouseMartin for the week. We’ll be packing in our gear for the next few days, throughout some of the lesser known trail systems.

Unfortunately, because of embargos, I can’t show you what we’re riding just yet and because we’ll be in remote areas, data and wifi will be limited. I’ll try to update the site, but no promises.

You can however follow @TheRadavist on Instagram for updates…

Feb 10, 2015 8 comments
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Speedvagen Black Kit Pre-Sale
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Year after year, Portland’s Speedvagen always produces some of the best looking kits. This year’s design is very straight-forward. The Speedvagen Black Kit features the Speedvagen coat of arms on a mostly-black base and is made by Castelli.

Head over to Speedvagen for pre-ordering now.

Feb 13, 2015 Comments are OFF
1982 Pacific Crest Trail Poach
1982 Pacific Crest Trail Poach

With bikepacking coming on strong for the past few years, seeing photos and reading stories like this just shows how longstanding off-road touring truly is. Check out this story over at Brian Vernor’s blog:

“About a year ago my friend Jeff Traugott sent me these photos. They were all taken by a fellow Santa Cruzan, “Rat” aka Bob Landry. I held onto them while looking for the right time to share them and so when Bicycle Times Magazine asked me to photograph Jeff for their Issue 33 I figured now is as good a time as any. Jeff has an immense history on the bicycle, but if you read the article in Bicycle Times you will learn he is an incredible Luthier, making guitars one at a time for world renowned guitar players. Below is the contents of Jeff’s first email to me which included the photos, and then I decided to ask him a couple follow up questions…”

Read up more at Vernor and Photo!

Feb 13, 2015 1 comment
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In New Zealand with HouseMartin and Santa Cruz
RideHouseMartin_NZ-1

There are worse places to wake up!

I’m in New Zealand with Santa Cruz for a press launch, being guided around its beautiful trails by Sven and Anka Martin of HouseMartin for the week. We’ll be packing in our gear for the next few days, throughout some of the lesser known trail systems.

Unfortunately, because of embargos, I can’t show you what we’re riding just yet and because we’ll be in remote areas, data and wifi will be limited. I’ll try to update the site, but no promises.

You can however follow @TheRadavist on Instagram for updates…

Feb 10, 2015 8 comments
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CX Hairs: LIKEAVOS 2.5

Perhaps you watched the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Heusden-Zolder women’s race? Perhaps you did not. Whatever your answer is, perhaps you could use some more CX Hairs?

Feb 8, 2015 Comments are OFF
First Lookout

In First Lookout, Ben Johnson captures the experience of an early morning climb up Cypress Mountain, high above Vancouver’s skyline. Nice work Ben, looking forward to more!

Feb 7, 2015 7 comments
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Moots Routt Dirt Drop Expedition Bike
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For 2015, Moots introduces a rather interesting model to their extensive lineup. The Moots Routt is made for expedition-style, ultra-lightweight bikepacking and backcountry touring. With disc brakes, 450mm chainstays and a nice bottom-bracket drop, this bike will sail with ease down fire and frontage roads and rip up singletrack. With clearance for up to a 44mm tire, it’ll take whatever you throw at it on trail and tarmac.

Since the Routt is titanium, it’s bound to offer a smoother ride than other materials and since it’s a Moots, it’s backed by their lifetime warranty. Made in Colorado where they know a thing or two about the wilderness.

See more at Moots and head to your local dealer for ordering.

Feb 7, 2015 8 comments
Kona: The Humu 29’r Klunker

The history of the Humu within the Kona lineup dates back to 1992, mountain bikes were a lot different back then, which might explain its early design. Double top tube, moto-inspired handlebars and the body language of a beach cruiser, moreso than a MTB.

These days, simpler can still be better and just as fun, which is why the modern Humu comes with Kona’s original P2 fork, but gets modern upgrades like sliding dropouts, disc brakes and 29 inch wheels. Now let’s see some footage of it shredding dirt!

Check it out at Kona.

Feb 7, 2015 3 comments
Search and State: S1-S Bibs in Navy
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Some of the softest, most comfortable bibs in my collection just got a new color. The Search and State S1-S bibs are now available in navy blue, for those who like to mix it up a bit. Made in the USA and in stock now at SAS.

Feb 6, 2015 10 comments
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The Chris King Gourmet Century Returns in 2015
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Chris King’s popular, catered group ride, the Gourmet Century returns for 2015 with five events, ranging from California, Oregon, North Carolina and Japan. Registration opens April 1st, so plan accordingly. Until then, head over to Chris King for more information.

Feb 6, 2015 2 comments
Lance Armstrong Cameos in Future User’s New Music Video
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I’m sure most of you grew up in the Rage Against the Machine era, as well as the US Postal Tour era, so this one will strike two notes. Future User, the side project from Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford features a cameo by Lance Armstrong, where Lance taunts another cyclist by saying “you can never hang”…

The video’s message lies in Future User’s outrage over the misplaced aggression and media hype surrounding doping, insinuating that, essentially, the US has better things to be pissed off about. Turns out, Commerford and Lance are buddies.

Watch the video at Vevo.

Feb 6, 2015 21 comments
Rapha’s New Pro Team Softshell Jacket
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One thing is for certain: Rapha knows their outerwear and cold weather apparel. Every jacket I’ve owned of theirs has been top-notch, far exceeding my own expectations, especially when it comes to the wind, rain and cold. For 2015, Rapha has introduced their new Pro Team Softshell Jacket and it looks to uphold that aforementioned pedigree.

Read more at Rapha.

Feb 6, 2015 3 comments
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