Blackburn’s Roll With It Book + Movie

Bikepacking and bicycle touring are great ways to explore new or old environments and experience the unexpected. Over the years Blackburn has been working on various types of gear to make your journey more enjoyable. Their latest ride movie, entitled Roll With It, is a collaboration between some rather unique individuals and now you can buy a photo book, which comes with a free download code. Or you can buy the movie on iOS, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

Head to Blackburn for more information and check out the book’s flip through above.

If you missed the galleries from Brian Vernor and Chris McNally, be sure to check those out in the sidebar…

Aug 4, 2016 Comments are OFF
Chas’ Doodled Cannondale Track
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Chas has a number of these Cannondale track bikes that have been thrashed on the street over the years, resulting in some pretty heft beausage. Since this one in particular has a few dents, he decided to turn it into a doodle bike and sell the frameset, along with this hand painted disc wheel. Both are for sale now at his webshop, so head over to see more details.

Aug 4, 2016 2 comments
Fat Chance Introduces the Semi-Custom Yo Eddy
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Through using last year’s Kickstarter to reinvigorate the Fat Chance brand, the 2016 Yo Eddy offerings are able to be made a little more customized. From simple things like custom paint, or a rigid fork to more complex details like cable routing, dropper post options, single speed dropouts, Di2 routing and more. If you’ve got an idea, you can consult Fat Chance to make your Yo Eddy a dream build.

Holler at Fat Chance for more information!

Aug 3, 2016 Comments are OFF
Lost in Place

Kerry Werner Jr. shreds the new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon Trail. Nice one, Diamondback!

Aug 2, 2016 8 comments
Coming Next Week
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It’s been a while since we’ve sold a new jersey or kit on the Radavist but next week, two new designs are going to be available for pre-order. Here’s a look at the first jersey, illustrated by Kyler Martz and made in Los Angeles by Endo Customs. These, along with a new complete kit will be available for pre-order to ensure everyone can have a chance to purchase one.

Got any questions? Ask them in the comments and thanks again for your support!

Aug 2, 2016 29 comments
Los Angeles: Sim Works Pop-Up at Golden Saddle Cyclery This Weekend!
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This weekend at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, our friends from Sim Works will be hosting a pop-up shop. There will be full stock of all Sim Works items, including but not limited to: high fives, smiles, stems, bars, tires and accessories. Swing through this weekend to check it out and make sure you leave a few hours for a happy hour ride on Friday.

More details on the Friday ride to come, so stay tuned!

Aug 1, 2016 Comments are OFF
Continuing Our Wilderness Area and Mountain Bike Access Discussion

The discussion in our last entry brought about some good points and some much-needed information clarifying. Watch this video from Bike Mag and Vernon Felton, the author of those other three articles from Pinkbike.

Personally, I think mountain biking has some work to do in terms of public perception and stewardship. Right now, hikers, runners and other users view mountain bikers as trail bullies, rarely slowing down or yielding right of way. We can all do simple things like adhering to trail etiquette and following the Rules that actually matter to make a difference. Remember, we share trails with hikers, runners and Pokémon Go players so be kind, smile and slow down when you see other users on the trail.

Thanks for sending this one, Chip!

Aug 1, 2016 14 comments
The Radavist 2016 Calendar: August
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This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Descent Shadow.” Shot with a Leica M240 and a 21mm Super‑Elmar in Smygehuk, Sweden.

Ending a brevet like the Sverigetempot with a ripping descent through golden, rolling hills was an exciting experience for our troop of heroes, only heightened by the falling sun and the feeling of having just completed 2100kms in 156 hours.

NEW: There’s also a mobile image uploaded for anyone wanting a mobile phone background each month. August’s image is from Sweden, featuring tall aspen trees and long shadows. Click here to download Augusts’s Mobile Wallpaper.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – August. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Aug 1, 2016 Comments are OFF
House Industry’s Velo Jersey is Back in Stock
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House’s Velo Jersey, rendered in this olive drab, black and white wool, is one of my all-time favorite wool jerseys. These euro-cut jerseys will last a lifetime, as long as you follow House’s car instructions: Cycle regularly, hang to dry, repeat often, do not bleach or Strava. See more at House!

Aug 1, 2016 Comments are OFF
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Coming Next Week
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It’s been a while since we’ve sold a new jersey or kit on the Radavist but next week, two new designs are going to be available for pre-order. Here’s a look at the first jersey, illustrated by Kyler Martz and made in Los Angeles by Endo Customs. These, along with a new complete kit will be available for pre-order to ensure everyone can have a chance to purchase one.

Got any questions? Ask them in the comments and thanks again for your support!

Aug 2, 2016 29 comments
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Los Angeles: Sim Works Pop-Up at Golden Saddle Cyclery This Weekend!
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This weekend at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, our friends from Sim Works will be hosting a pop-up shop. There will be full stock of all Sim Works items, including but not limited to: high fives, smiles, stems, bars, tires and accessories. Swing through this weekend to check it out and make sure you leave a few hours for a happy hour ride on Friday.

More details on the Friday ride to come, so stay tuned!

Aug 1, 2016 Comments are OFF
Continuing Our Wilderness Area and Mountain Bike Access Discussion

The discussion in our last entry brought about some good points and some much-needed information clarifying. Watch this video from Bike Mag and Vernon Felton, the author of those other three articles from Pinkbike.

Personally, I think mountain biking has some work to do in terms of public perception and stewardship. Right now, hikers, runners and other users view mountain bikers as trail bullies, rarely slowing down or yielding right of way. We can all do simple things like adhering to trail etiquette and following the Rules that actually matter to make a difference. Remember, we share trails with hikers, runners and Pokémon Go players so be kind, smile and slow down when you see other users on the trail.

Thanks for sending this one, Chip!

Aug 1, 2016 14 comments
The Radavist 2016 Calendar: August
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This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Descent Shadow.” Shot with a Leica M240 and a 21mm Super‑Elmar in Smygehuk, Sweden.

Ending a brevet like the Sverigetempot with a ripping descent through golden, rolling hills was an exciting experience for our troop of heroes, only heightened by the falling sun and the feeling of having just completed 2100kms in 156 hours.

NEW: There’s also a mobile image uploaded for anyone wanting a mobile phone background each month. August’s image is from Sweden, featuring tall aspen trees and long shadows. Click here to download Augusts’s Mobile Wallpaper.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – August. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Aug 1, 2016 Comments are OFF
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House Industry’s Velo Jersey is Back in Stock
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House’s Velo Jersey, rendered in this olive drab, black and white wool, is one of my all-time favorite wool jerseys. These euro-cut jerseys will last a lifetime, as long as you follow House’s car instructions: Cycle regularly, hang to dry, repeat often, do not bleach or Strava. See more at House!

Aug 1, 2016 Comments are OFF
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Banned in the USA: Mountain Bikes in Wilderness Areas Part 03
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“Mountain bikes were not (and still are not) banned by the actual Wilderness Act; that didn’t happen until 1984, when the United States Forest Service was persuaded by traditional environmental organizations to change their regulations, so as to ban bikes. The other four agencies that manage Wilderness areas followed the Forest Service’s lead and we’ve been on the outside looking in ever since. The original Forest Service regulations prohibited mechanized transport propelled by a non-living power source, i.e. a motor. The new regulations banned mechanized transport altogether. Bikes are called out specifically. You can argue, of course, that horses, skis, snowshoes and kayaks all provide a mechanical advantage that enables humans to travel further and faster through the Wilderness—but none of these other forms of transport are prohibited in Wilderness areas. Bikes are special and by “special”, I mean “screwed”.”

Head over to Pinkbike to read part 03 of this series. It’s paramount you read this series if you’re a mountain biker living close to Wilderness areas since a bill for MTBs to gain access to Wilderness area has hit Capitol Hill.

Jul 29, 2016 14 comments
Sim Works Pop-Up at Velocult in Portland
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If you’ve ever wanted to see Sim Works product in person before making the commitment to buy, now’s your chance. This Friday, July 29th, Sim Works is opening a pop-up at Velocult in Portland. The shop will be open Friday and Saturday, so make sure you swing by to check it out.

Velo Cult
1969 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97213

Jul 28, 2016 Comments are OFF
Yonder Journal: Mad Wikkid Bike Toouah Day 01
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You don’t have buy a ticket to Bolivia or Peru to enjoy a few days of bikepacking. Recently, Yonder Journal found themselves in New England for a quick stint in Connecticut and some extensive touring in Vermont, all guided by none other than UltraRomance. Dubbed the Mad Wikkid Bike Toouah, this trip took our heroes through country roads in the green mountain state.

Part one of who knows how many days is now up at Yonder Journal.

Jul 28, 2016 2 comments
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Cadence Collection: Pular Cap
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These new caps from Cadence utilize a print design based off the Unknown Pleasures album by Joy Division. Did I really need to point that out though? Head over to Cadence to check them out.

Jul 28, 2016 5 comments
Moots: Farwell 27.5+ or 29’r Hardtail
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If you were to ask me what one of the most promising “innovations” the industry has moved towards, with regards to mountain bikes, I’d say the 27.5+ to 29’r compatibility found with boost frames. Keeping up with this new design capability, the Moots Farwell is a trail-ready hardtail able to roll on 27.5+ tires or a 29’r xc bike. All backed with Moots’ lifetime warranty and pristine construction. Head over to Moots for more information, or see full specs below. (more…)

Jul 27, 2016 9 comments
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