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You’ll have to excuse the dump of videos and photos for the Hour Record. I’ve been away from the internet for a few days…

Jun 7, 2015 1 comment
The History of the Hour Record

I’m so bummed to have been traveling from London during Wiggo’s Hour Record. For those who wanted a bit of background on the history of this event, check out the above video and see the rest of the series at Youtube. Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

Jun 7, 2015 Comments are OFF
In the Know

The juxtaposition of classical music and long travel ripping isn’t common practice in the mountain bike world. Here, SRAM and the Coastal Crew pull it off really, really well.

Jun 4, 2015 15 comments
When in London
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On the way back home from Italy, I swung through London to catch up with my friends at Oakley who have just opened their Oakley In Residence space. After a quick tour of the locale and a brief meet and greet with a few athletes, Chas from MASH and I convinced multi-Olympic gold medalist Victoria Pendleton to step outside and take a #HardstyleWednesday photo.

My mind is blown… As always, there’s more to come!

Jun 3, 2015 3 comments
Fundo One Hundo Video!

Once upon a time there was a very wise Ent living in the Angeles Forest that stumbled upon a gentle being who looked to be riding a road bike up to Josephine saddle and around the back side of Strawberry Peak, a route only walked or traversed via Boneshaker. This man was warned of the hazards that lie ahead and the inherent danger he was putting himself in by riding tires so skinny into these parts of the forest, but yet he pushed ahead. The Ent sent word via crow to the small village living at what we call Red Box today, these people were asked to send a smoke signal when the man arrived in the village, but the man never did.

This old folklore was the inspiration behind the first half of the Mudfoot Fundo One Hundo, a 100-mile route through the Angeles forest showcasing the drastic changes of climate and terrain of Southern California. The elevation gained is the equivalent of riding from sea level to the top of Mt. Whitey. Many started the ride, and some finished, but everyone had fun.

Tune in next week for the second installment of the Mudfoot Fundo One Hundo!

Thanks to Mudfoot, Ace from the Sleepers, Kyle from GSC and everyone that came out to boogie!

Jun 3, 2015 5 comments
Search and State’s New Aloha S1 Riding Jersey
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Aloha.

Out of all the patterns and designs Search and State could have printed for their first non-solid color jersey, they chose Hawaiian. You can’t go wrong with that. Bring some summer shakka vibes to your road ride with the new Aloha S1 riding jersey. In stock now at Search and State.

Mahalo.

Jun 3, 2015 Comments are OFF
Acre Features Ride Housemartin
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Acre has a great feature up showcasing how our friends at Ride Housemartin in New Zealand operate. For those unfamiliar Sven and Anka Martin live in Nelson, NZ. When Sven isn’t on the road being one of the most bad-ass photographers in mountain biking and when Anka isn’t out racing in the EWS, they lead a series of small, guided tours through the mountains of New Zealand. I got to experience it first hand with Santa Cruz back in February during the Stigmata launch. If you’re interested in reading about how Ride Housemartin operates, click on over to Acre!

Jun 3, 2015 2 comments
Speedvagen: What is the Urban Racer?

Quite simply put:

The Urban Racer is the latest offering in the Speedvagen line, lightweight with nimble handling and dialed race fit geometry. Designed as a super commuter, getting you around town as fast as possible. Minimal, modern and shred ready, the Urban Racer is the answer for the discerning cyclist who wants to go fast and take chances in the city.”

Great video Field Theory Pictures!

Jun 2, 2015 26 comments
The 2015 Wolfpack Hustle Shoreline Crit

Here’s the first video coverage I’ve seen from the recent Wolfpack Hustle Shoreline crit that took place last weekend. My thoughts? Looks like a great event!

Jun 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
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Search and State’s New Aloha S1 Riding Jersey
s1-aloha-riding-jersey-aloha_front

Aloha.

Out of all the patterns and designs Search and State could have printed for their first non-solid color jersey, they chose Hawaiian. You can’t go wrong with that. Bring some summer shakka vibes to your road ride with the new Aloha S1 riding jersey. In stock now at Search and State.

Mahalo.

Jun 3, 2015 Comments are OFF
Acre Features Ride Housemartin
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Acre has a great feature up showcasing how our friends at Ride Housemartin in New Zealand operate. For those unfamiliar Sven and Anka Martin live in Nelson, NZ. When Sven isn’t on the road being one of the most bad-ass photographers in mountain biking and when Anka isn’t out racing in the EWS, they lead a series of small, guided tours through the mountains of New Zealand. I got to experience it first hand with Santa Cruz back in February during the Stigmata launch. If you’re interested in reading about how Ride Housemartin operates, click on over to Acre!

Jun 3, 2015 2 comments
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Speedvagen: What is the Urban Racer?

Quite simply put:

The Urban Racer is the latest offering in the Speedvagen line, lightweight with nimble handling and dialed race fit geometry. Designed as a super commuter, getting you around town as fast as possible. Minimal, modern and shred ready, the Urban Racer is the answer for the discerning cyclist who wants to go fast and take chances in the city.”

Great video Field Theory Pictures!

Jun 2, 2015 26 comments
The 2015 Wolfpack Hustle Shoreline Crit

Here’s the first video coverage I’ve seen from the recent Wolfpack Hustle Shoreline crit that took place last weekend. My thoughts? Looks like a great event!

Jun 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
Seagull Bags Relaunch and Add New Bags to the Flock
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Seagull Bags took a short hiatus to figure things out and move the brand in a few new directions, resulting in two new bag models. One of which is a do-all backpack, stepping away from Seagull’s previous silhouettes of messenger style backpacks. The Nightshift V2 was designed with exploration in mind. Or just standard day-to-day use. Cargo straps make it easy to bring a few extra items along and interior pockets keep things organized. Also new to the lineup is the Trail Buddy hip pack (or shred pack as I like to call them). Carry your tools, snacks, camera, one-hitter or even a burrito in it and hit the trail without worrying about a hydro pack.

All of Seagull’s bags are made in Columbus, Ohio.

Jun 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
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Should We Do a Pre-Order for the Radavist Discharged Kit?
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A lot of people have asked for this kit to be restocked and I’m considering opening a pre-order to ensure everyone’s particularities can be addressed. This way, if you prefer a large jersey and medium bib, that can happen. So here’s a query to the readers. Would you like a week long pre-order with an end of June, early July delivery?

Let us know in the comments. Andre’s been waiting to ship more kits!

Jun 2, 2015 74 comments
Cadence and Ritchey Longsleeve T-Shirt
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I love seeing new school and old school cycling brands come together on really simple designs like this longsleeve t-shirt from Cadence and Ritchey. Head over to Cadence to swoop!

Jun 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
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Ride With Ringtail Today
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Studio photos by Jesse Carmody

This one’s been a long time coming! Our friends at Ringtail have finally launched their new web shop, which is stocked with their Breeze Breaker jacket, Breezer vest, Don Cherry cap and Pocket Trumpet cap. All of these products are made in the Los Angeles area, with details that are inspired by many of the rides you’ve read about on this site. While it might be a small initial launch, Ringtail is aspiring to become a great American-made cycling apparel brand.

Head over to Ringtail to see what’s up. If you see your size sold out in something you want, don’t fret there’s more stock coming next week.

Also check out some more product photos below.

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Jun 1, 2015 2 comments
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The Radavist 2015 Calendar: June
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This is the sixth layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

The sixth month of the year is deservingly the most metal calendar image to date and those of you who are Wolves in the Throne Room fans will note its title. Upon scaling the Mountains of Madness, two recent graduates from Miskatonic University found themselves engulfed by a fog, as they fled from a pack of Shoggoths. Old Ones beware, you’re not catching these gravity bullies.

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

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

Jun 1, 2015 1 comment
Mavic Widens their Ksyrium Elite Wheels
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It’s taken them longer than other brands but Mavic has finally agreed that wider is better in terms of rim interior and exterior width. Their new Ksyrium Elites are now 25mm wide, resulting in an internal rim width of 17mm. Throw either a tire of your choice on these wheels, or ride the supplied 25mm Yksion Pro tires. The Ksyrium Elites come with color options, offering red hubs with red spoke nipples, blue or a clean black on black finish. Retail is set at $790.90 for the wheelset, Yksion Pro tires and skewers included.

See more at Mavic.

Jun 1, 2015 8 comments
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