This looks like a wild, wild ride.
“The Night Bison will run for the third time on August 31st, leaving the back lot of NCC at Civil Twilight and winding through 55mi of every terrain possible. For us at Axletree, this is a fun one. They’re all fun. They’re all for fun. But this one is different. It has a neat feel to it that separates it from our other events. And they’re pizza. And posters.
This year, we collaborated with the talented and kind Mr. Jake Early of Tucson, AZ. Jake became a faraway friend of NCC and Axletree when he surprised us with a run of prints earlier this year. We threw out the idea of working together to create a run of Jake’s beautiful serigraph prints to promote and celebrate the event. Our napkin art was slid (emailed) across the table (across the country) last month, and he sent us his print design this week.”
Pre-order a print or a shirt and see more at Ride Axle Tree.
YNOT has been working hard on their Pan-Yay product line and have designed three new bags: The Kassi, The Annex and The Portage. Head over to their Kickstarter page to see more and if you’re in Toronto on August 21st, swing through their studio for an open house.
831 Queen St W. Toronto, ON
Thursday, August 21st from 8pm – 12 pm
Photo by Andy White
Back in 2011, Andy from FYXO got to visit the workshop of Giovanni Pelizzoli, founder of Ciöcc and torch-bearer of the Pelizzoli brand. In an era when Ciöcc has forgotten its steel days, Giovanni continues to craft beautiful steel frames in the spirit of Italy’s golden era.
Andy did a great job documenting the space and faces inside Pelizzoli, so head over to FYXO for the full photoset.
Here’s a skillfully and thoughtfully shot BMX edit in the new Précisions series being featured on Defgrip by Naive Studios. I love watching videos like this because it’s just as much about the spaces as it is the riding.
Thanks for sharing this video Jon!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been contacted by numerous builders in Europe and I gotta say, Repete Cycles‘ presentation caught my eye right off the bat. Head over to their Flickr for some mouth-watering, precision cycles and their website for more information. I dig that Columbus detail.
This looks great! Here’s the back-story from CX Hairs:
“It’s not really a documentary, not really a short film, but somewhere in between. Here’s a video I produced covering the Hilly Billy Roubaix, a 72 mile race that takes place on some of the nastiest roads in West Virginia. Started in 2010, the Hilly Billy Roubaix is a classic. Part of the Ultra Cross series, the Hilly Billy is a tough mud, dirt, grass, gravel, road race with a ton of climbing. Sounds fun, right?”
Ahhhh, now the Sleepers’ latest video makes sense. CBNC has a Star Jersey and Rain Camo bib short kit pre-order up. I like intentionally mis-matched kits. Lookin good guys!
I’m all about ripping through a town on a track bike, especially when it’s San Francisco. Matt pulled together this great video for Breakbrake 17.
Speaking of interviews, Manual for Speed’s Fan Club gets a new face with Kiel Reijnen. Head over to MFS for twenty and six questions!
Gabriele Benvenuti’s Merckx illustrations make the cannibal look like Superman. Although I suppose he wasn’t that far off. Check out more at Gabriele’s portfolio site.
Over the past few years, Walton has grown as an athlete and if anyone knows what it’s like to go from racing alleycats to competing in Cat1 road and Pro cross, it’s Dan Chabs. Head over to Bonedeth to read a few interview questions with Walton Brush.
Jones Bikes is known for their expressive mountain and fatbike frame offerings that can be dialed in to fit just about any excursion. Now, even more-so with their new Carbon Loop H-Bar.
Check out more below!
Things are picking back up here after a week off and what better way to start off the week with another insane bike from Firefly? Their motto “every bike is a show bike” really resonates with this one. See more at the Firefly Flickr!
This is by no means the first proprietary locking skewer system on the market, but Nutlock puts a clever spin on the concept. Head over to their Kickstarter to find out more about these security skewers. Oh and yes, it doubles as a bottle opener wrench…
Some random riding in Los Angeles, brought to you by the Sleepers! Seriously, Ace, what’s this all about!?
… and we’re in LA. What a trip! It was great being able to stop and explore sights and spots along the PCH that I didn’t have time to check out while touring by bike. I shot a lot of photos, broke in the pickup on some fire roads and ate some great seafood, all while soaking in Oregon and California’s majestic coastline.
I never thought I’d say this, but that drive wore me out! Portland to LA in four days isn’t nearly enough time, but we made it happen.
Enjoy the weekend.
We’re still out on the road, on HWY 1, which means no wifi and very little cell reception. Posting will commence once I’m in Los Angeles, but until then, follow me on Instagram – @JohnProlly – for updates!
I’m on the road and won’t have access to WiFi over the next few days – or at least I don’t think – but I really want to post about this. Scott from Porcelain Rocket has a brand new website and it’s really worth checking out.
So good dude!
Here’s a short and sweet video from Ride the Black Line‘s Summer Series at Encino!
What is Corndogging? Well, aside from looking at the hashtag on Instagram to reveal some weird photos, it’s the act of wasting (valuable) resources such as daylight, money, etc., in the pursuit of incongruous or curious and/or seemingly pointless endeavors.
Synonyms: Fucking Around, Killing Time, Dicking Around, Chilling, Fucking Off, Dilly Dallying, Fartin Around.
This t-shirt features Bojangle, the Patron Saint of Corn Dogging and is in stock now at Yonder Journal. The dudes also have stock of other randomness, so head over and check it out.
Summer bike racing vibes are heavy in the latest from Dosnoventa‘s trip to the Criterium Gijón.
AARN just restocked the 144#47 and 144#49 track chainrings at his web shop. These are some of the best track chainrings on the market and the demand is always high, so head over now if you’ve missed out before.
+Bolt Circle Diameter: 144-mm
+Number of Teeth: 47 of 49 (choose below)
+Supported Chain Type: 1/8-in Track/BMX
+Material: Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
+Finish: Black or Clear Anodized
Made in the USA
Stoked on this one and Jesse, great photos!
“Today Ass Savers announces a partnership with the Ritte Women’s Team and launches a team edition from which 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Southern California-based team’s funds for traveling to the Rás na mBan women’s bike race in Ireland this September.”
Read on for the full press-release and more photos and head over to Ass Savers to scoop one of these Ritte Women’s Team editions.
The Fairweather tires are incredible. Why? Because they’re made by Panaracer in Japan, in a selection of colors and we all know Panaracer is legit. Up until now, you couldn’t buy them Stateside, so head over to Velo Orange to see their new stock!
The 38c Cruising tire is very nice…
German companies VANDEYK and Crema Cycles teamed up to design, develop and deploy a new range of ‘cross bikes simply dubbed the VDX. These Columbus Spirit and True Temper Platinum OX come in a full size run with a canti or disc option and personally, look really bad ass.
See more at VANDEYK and a few more photos below.
UNREAL! The speed here is just unreal. There is no substitute for full-on-blasting and Josh Bryceland does just that, take a helmet top seat for Josh’s race run from last weekends race in Mont Saint Anne. Up at the first split Josh would eventually end up in second place. What is amazing is how smooth and effortless this entire run is, there are almost no impacts, stalls, or hard hits. This is so hard to believe onces you have taken a look at the track from other vantage points. Its as if they created the course by shelling a swath of land with mortar fire and then taped off a thin section of it down the side of the mountain. Impressive.
I love me some fat kitty cats, even fat bobcats, especially when they’re on water bottles. How’s that for a sales pitch? Team Dream has new stuff in stock, head on over to check it out!
Hey, every single vote counts. It appears that Teague x Sizemore won the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project!
“Voters have spoken and declared Seattle’s Denny the winner of the Bike Design Project’s design/build competition! The Denny wowed voters with its ingenious handlebar lock design, unique fender system, automatic shifting and modern styling.
What an amazing week! We received over 136,000 visitors during our seven day voting period; viewers from all over the world have seen our five entry bikes. (Hello Denmark!)
Thanks to everyone who voted and sent us enthusiastic comments – all five of the Bike Design Project bikes have received an avalanche of praise and admiration. Watch their videos here to revisit their many features.
Our manufacturing partner Fuji Bikes will be taking the Denny into production – in the future, you can own a Denny!”
Congrats to Teague and Sizemore! I can’t wait to see these bikes rolling into production.
Knog has branched out from the world of cycling lights and lamps to the [qudos] action lighting system. In short, it’s a light for your GoPro, but it can do much more:
“The [qudos] action is designed with GoPro HERO® aesthetics in mind. But it also works with other action camera’s like Sony Action Cam and Garmin VIRB that have conversion mounts. And with a cold shoe adaptor you can use it with your DSLR and tripod. Even in the day, the [qudos] action provides a great fill light for all cameras.”
For you GoPro enthusiasts and professionals, head over to Knog for more!
All I have on my bikes are King Cages, because they’re the best and I admire them as a company. Maybe that’s why when Firefly specs them on their builds, they add a few accents…
Well, yesterday the 2014 Red Hook Crit Barcelona opened for registration and I missed out on posting it. The men’s field is at waitlist status but the women’s field is open and of course, spectators can go for free.
Head over to the Red Hook Crit Barcelona site for more!
I know you’re prolly out riding, but when you finish up, head over to Golden Saddle, Los Angeles.