Ornot’s Stem Cap Fundraiser Video for SF Composite and NICA

The North American Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), Paragon Machine Works and Ornot have pulled together a fundraiser to get more kids on bikes. In this video, Ornot features Kurt Wolfgang with SF Composite as he coaches MTB racing to high school students.

If you’d like to support NICA, pick up one of these Paragon Machine Works stem caps at NICA.

Apr 6, 2015 Comments are OFF
Patagonia’s Better Than New Project

Com’on, admit it. You’ve got a few pieces of Patagonia in your wardrobe. My favorite is their down sweater. I never leave for a trip without it. That thing has saved me on more than one occasion over the years. Chances are, your clothing has hit a few snags after heavy use. Rather than tossing it in the trash, you choose to send it in for repair.

Patagonia’s repair facilities are in Reno, NV but now, there’s a new mobile repair truck. The Worn Wear truck is currently crossing the US to make on the spot repairs, sell used clothes and even teach you how to repair your own apparel.

Check out the full schedule below…

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Apr 6, 2015 1 comment
#SwiftCampout
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Swift Industries hopes to encourage all of you to organize a campout on Soltice weekend, June 20th and the 21st. Find out all the details and what you could win at Swift Industries!

Apr 5, 2015 Comments are OFF
Lighten Up
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A few people have requested photos of the lighting setup on my Geekhouse Woodville tourer. My view on lighting is pretty simple: throw a big beam where you illuminate not just your bike but the road around you. The Portland Design Works Aether Demon USB light is mounting via the included seatpost clip, but I removed the ring and just attached the clip straight to the rack mount on my bike. Most all lights come with a seatpost mount. I’ve found this method to not only be more secure than a seat stay mount, but much more successful at lighting the surface of the road, increasing visibility.

This position puts the light low and to the inside of the road, assuming cars are driving on the right of the road. If I were in Australia or UK, the light would be on the reverse. The same goes for my Edelux front lamp, which is under my Wald basket.

Apr 3, 2015 26 comments
Kona Four Corners Teaser

Kona’s newest campaign takes you along for a ride through the Four Corners on four different bikes. From north to south, east to west, on isolated roads through one of the most scenic areas in North America. Stay tuned for more, with the first video launch being the Rove AL (north) on April 7th.

Apr 3, 2015 3 comments
Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race

Wolfpack Hustle has been a longstanding event in the Los Angeles cycling scene. Here’s a video recap from their most recent event, the Marathon Crash Race:

“On March 15th, 2015 over three thousand cyclists took to the closed off streets of the LA Marathon. Organized by Don “Roadblock” Ward of Wolfpack Hustle, this event has become a staple in the LA urban cycling scene and a time honored tradition. Check out the ride and follow Aventon Factory Team Rider Kym Nonstop as she discusses her past and present goals in cycling.”

Apr 3, 2015 2 comments
8Bar at the Rad Race

Here’s a new video from 8Bar:

“128 Fixed Gear riders on a Kart track fighting in a KO System who is going to be the Last Man Standing/ Last Woman Standing.

From the qualifying until the half finals there are eight riders in each group but only four riders can make it into the next round. Every lap the last man/woman is going to be kicked out of the race. In the finals the race continues until there is only one left.”

Apr 3, 2015 Comments are OFF
Limberlost in the Plains of Abraham
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The guys from Limberlost visited one of the most epic MTB locations in the Pacific Northwest: Mount Saint Helens. There’s a quick photo story up on Limberlost right now, so head over and check it out if you like mountainous epicness.

Apr 2, 2015 1 comment
Comes with Baggage

Blackburn has been in the industry for 40 years and in that time, a lot has changed. Here’s a brief trailer for a full-length Blackburn film that’s airing at Sea Otter. Check out the flier for that below.

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Apr 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
SRAM Introduces the GX MTB Group: Affordable 1x and 2x
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SRAM’s revolutionary X-Sync technology has trickled down to a more affordable group. GX is their newest MTB group and it spans everything from a 1×11 with X-Sync ($564 USD trigger, $573 grip) to a 2×10 ($511 USD trigger) or 2×11 ($661 USD trigger, $677 grip). It’s an all-encompassing platform, for everyone, everywhere.

The 1×11 system will hit retail shops in July, with the 2×10 in June and 2×11 in August. Check out specs for the GX 1×11 with X-Sync below and see more details for the other offerings at SRAM.

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Apr 2, 2015 9 comments
The Col Collective: Col de Peyresourde

Michael from the Col Collective has continuously tackled some of Europe’s most difficult climbs, with this episode being the Col de Peyresourde. Still, when I saw that Crepe shack in this video, I wanted to see him eat something because I don’t believe he’s human! Keep climbing Michael, keep climbing.

Apr 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
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Patagonia’s Better Than New Project

Com’on, admit it. You’ve got a few pieces of Patagonia in your wardrobe. My favorite is their down sweater. I never leave for a trip without it. That thing has saved me on more than one occasion over the years. Chances are, your clothing has hit a few snags after heavy use. Rather than tossing it in the trash, you choose to send it in for repair.

Patagonia’s repair facilities are in Reno, NV but now, there’s a new mobile repair truck. The Worn Wear truck is currently crossing the US to make on the spot repairs, sell used clothes and even teach you how to repair your own apparel.

Check out the full schedule below…

(more…)

Apr 6, 2015 1 comment
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#SwiftCampout
Radivist_SwiftCampout

Swift Industries hopes to encourage all of you to organize a campout on Soltice weekend, June 20th and the 21st. Find out all the details and what you could win at Swift Industries!

Apr 5, 2015 Comments are OFF
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Lighten Up
LightenUP-4

A few people have requested photos of the lighting setup on my Geekhouse Woodville tourer. My view on lighting is pretty simple: throw a big beam where you illuminate not just your bike but the road around you. The Portland Design Works Aether Demon USB light is mounting via the included seatpost clip, but I removed the ring and just attached the clip straight to the rack mount on my bike. Most all lights come with a seatpost mount. I’ve found this method to not only be more secure than a seat stay mount, but much more successful at lighting the surface of the road, increasing visibility.

This position puts the light low and to the inside of the road, assuming cars are driving on the right of the road. If I were in Australia or UK, the light would be on the reverse. The same goes for my Edelux front lamp, which is under my Wald basket.

Apr 3, 2015 26 comments
Kona Four Corners Teaser

Kona’s newest campaign takes you along for a ride through the Four Corners on four different bikes. From north to south, east to west, on isolated roads through one of the most scenic areas in North America. Stay tuned for more, with the first video launch being the Rove AL (north) on April 7th.

Apr 3, 2015 3 comments
Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race

Wolfpack Hustle has been a longstanding event in the Los Angeles cycling scene. Here’s a video recap from their most recent event, the Marathon Crash Race:

“On March 15th, 2015 over three thousand cyclists took to the closed off streets of the LA Marathon. Organized by Don “Roadblock” Ward of Wolfpack Hustle, this event has become a staple in the LA urban cycling scene and a time honored tradition. Check out the ride and follow Aventon Factory Team Rider Kym Nonstop as she discusses her past and present goals in cycling.”

Apr 3, 2015 2 comments
8Bar at the Rad Race

Here’s a new video from 8Bar:

“128 Fixed Gear riders on a Kart track fighting in a KO System who is going to be the Last Man Standing/ Last Woman Standing.

From the qualifying until the half finals there are eight riders in each group but only four riders can make it into the next round. Every lap the last man/woman is going to be kicked out of the race. In the finals the race continues until there is only one left.”

Apr 3, 2015 Comments are OFF
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Limberlost in the Plains of Abraham
StHelens009

The guys from Limberlost visited one of the most epic MTB locations in the Pacific Northwest: Mount Saint Helens. There’s a quick photo story up on Limberlost right now, so head over and check it out if you like mountainous epicness.

Apr 2, 2015 1 comment
Comes with Baggage

Blackburn has been in the industry for 40 years and in that time, a lot has changed. Here’s a brief trailer for a full-length Blackburn film that’s airing at Sea Otter. Check out the flier for that below.

(more…)

Apr 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
SRAM Introduces the GX MTB Group: Affordable 1x and 2x
GX_Crop copy

SRAM’s revolutionary X-Sync technology has trickled down to a more affordable group. GX is their newest MTB group and it spans everything from a 1×11 with X-Sync ($564 USD trigger, $573 grip) to a 2×10 ($511 USD trigger) or 2×11 ($661 USD trigger, $677 grip). It’s an all-encompassing platform, for everyone, everywhere.

The 1×11 system will hit retail shops in July, with the 2×10 in June and 2×11 in August. Check out specs for the GX 1×11 with X-Sync below and see more details for the other offerings at SRAM.

(more…)

Apr 2, 2015 9 comments
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The Col Collective: Col de Peyresourde

Michael from the Col Collective has continuously tackled some of Europe’s most difficult climbs, with this episode being the Col de Peyresourde. Still, when I saw that Crepe shack in this video, I wanted to see him eat something because I don’t believe he’s human! Keep climbing Michael, keep climbing.

Apr 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: April
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This is the fourth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Log Jammin’”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

While trees shoot to the sky, Matt rides a fallen giant as part of a bonus line in the Brown’s Camp trail network, just an hour drive outside of Portland.

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

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

Apr 1, 2015 7 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Berserkir Bottles
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Inspired 10% by Clerks and 90% by Odin’s animalistic warriors….

One of my favorite stories from Norse Mythology relates to nature’s impact on man. Scandanavian warriors would often wear the skin of a bear or a wolf before entering battle, resulting in the spirit of the animal possessing them in battle. As Odin’s personal army the Berserkir were known for ferocity as well as loyalty as they fought for the pack leader. In fact the Old Norse word berserkir, literally translates to “bear-shirt” and was soon called “going berserk.”

Venturing into the woods, be it during an expedition, or just an everyday ride, we too can find ourselves transformed. Every time we push ourselves on the bike, or subsequently find ourselves pushed off the bike, we grow – #RubberSideUp. This introspective experience not only shapes us as riders, but it continues to strengthen our relationship with nature. If anything deserves respect, it’s the woods.

This image of the Berserkir, or Úlfhéðnar, is further empowered by the Norse protection symbol, the Vegvísir, which is a direction sign that enables you to stay the course without being lost. Something extremely beneficial to cyclists.

Drawn by Kyler Mart and made in the US of A by Specialized. Two bottles sell for $27 shipped or $37 shipped Internationally. This is a PAIR of bottles.

Sorry sold out!

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Apr 1, 2015 16 comments
Chris King’s Gourmet Century Registration is Open
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Chris King’s Gourmet Century is more than just a ride, it’s a curated experience that brings delicious food together with absolutely stunning riding. This year’s events is spanning the globe in five locations, all with unique cuisine and terrain.

Registration is now open for these events and they book up fast, so head over to the Gourmet Century website as soon as you can!

Apr 1, 2015 6 comments
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