Speedvagen Restocks Pitboots in Time for Muddy Cross Races

Pit boots make all the difference when it comes to attending ‘cross races. Whether you’re working in the pit, spectating, photographing or partying, they keep your feet warm and dry, and once you’re home, you just spray them off to repeat the cycle next week. Speedvagen’s got the pit boots for your ‘cross season, in stock now and ready for mud. Available in multiple sizes and two colors; black and grey.

Oct 26, 2017 5 comments
In Defense of the Hardtail MTB

Over the past few weeks, I’ve received numerous emails from readers, politely asking the Radavist to weigh in on a pressing debate. The discussion in question began with Bike Snob’s piece for Outside Magazine on the importance or at least the value of the fully rigid mountain bike. This piece was then replied to by Vernon at Pink Bike, who called riding rigid ridiculous and likened it to being kicked in the balls numerous times. Side note: if you get hit in balls riding a bike, you’re doing it wrong. Now, both op-ed pieces should be taken with a grain of salt, since they are, after all, just that: opinion pieces. Nothing is stated as fact in either article, although Vernon’s piece does seem to fit in with Pink Bike’s readership, who are quick to chime in that even hardtails are ridiculous.

Are they, really? Well, here’s the thing, I’m going to address this “debate” with a few points, beginning with… (more…)

Oct 25, 2017 87 comments
River City Bicycles: Rubber to the Road – Thrillium

I love the Rubber to the Road series River City Bicycles is putting out. These videos profile some of the exquisite rides in the area, ranging from road to mountain, with the latest being the Thrillium trail, about an hour drive from Portland’s center.

Oct 24, 2017 2 comments
Rivendell’s Hubbuhubbuh Tandem

It’ll fit a 27.5 x 2.4″ tire and where ever your relationship is going, it’ll get there a lot faster on the Hubbuhubbuh Tandem by Rivendell. In typical Rivendell fashion, these bikes have been designed to take on just about anything, but most importantly, to be fun. Check out all the details at Rivendell!

Oct 24, 2017 10 comments
45NRTH’s Red Wing Leather Wölvhammers

Every so often, a cycling product comes out that kinda blows my mind. Granted, I have no use for these boots, but for those in cold weather conditions looking for some balleur footwear, look no further than these 45NRTH Red Wing Leather Wölvhammers. Made from the same leather as your favorite work boots, insulated with Aerogel and enough details to shake a stick at. See more information at 45NRTH.

Oct 23, 2017 10 comments
Tehachapi MTB BrewFondo is this Weekend

Have you ever ridden the Lehigh trails? I haven’t. For those interested, check out the Tehachapi MTB BrewFondo happening this weekend:

“TMTA is hosting the 2nd Annual Brewfondo Mountain Bike ride is scheduled for October 28th. There will be 4 course lengths to choose from: The Root beer (6 miles, 400 feet of climb), The Tester (12 miles, 900 ft of climb), The Pint (18 miles, 1500 ft of climb), and The Growler (27 miles, 3500 ft of climb).

All courses are a combination of gravel roads, some pavement, and beginner to intermediate level single track in the Lehigh trails area. The event is open to all ages. There will be bike and apparel vendors onsite before and after the ride. The ride will last approximately 3 hours and will be followed with post-ride BBQ and beverages at an Octoberfest festival! Stay tuned for more details. We hope to see you there!”

Register today at Race Wire and see more information at the TMTA Singletracks Page.

Oct 23, 2017 Comments are OFF
The Whole Enchilada

A fabled, ripping descent in Moab, Utah is the testing grounds for ENVE’s new M-series rims, which are still made in the USA and come with a 5 year warranty. Now, let’s talk about picking up a wet burrito with your gloves…

Oct 23, 2017 3 comments
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Speedvagen Restocks Pitboots in Time for Muddy Cross Races

Pit boots make all the difference when it comes to attending ‘cross races. Whether you’re working in the pit, spectating, photographing or partying, they keep your feet warm and dry, and once you’re home, you just spray them off to repeat the cycle next week. Speedvagen’s got the pit boots for your ‘cross season, in stock now and ready for mud. Available in multiple sizes and two colors; black and grey.

Oct 26, 2017 5 comments
In Defense of the Hardtail MTB

Over the past few weeks, I’ve received numerous emails from readers, politely asking the Radavist to weigh in on a pressing debate. The discussion in question began with Bike Snob’s piece for Outside Magazine on the importance or at least the value of the fully rigid mountain bike. This piece was then replied to by Vernon at Pink Bike, who called riding rigid ridiculous and likened it to being kicked in the balls numerous times. Side note: if you get hit in balls riding a bike, you’re doing it wrong. Now, both op-ed pieces should be taken with a grain of salt, since they are, after all, just that: opinion pieces. Nothing is stated as fact in either article, although Vernon’s piece does seem to fit in with Pink Bike’s readership, who are quick to chime in that even hardtails are ridiculous.

Are they, really? Well, here’s the thing, I’m going to address this “debate” with a few points, beginning with… (more…)

Oct 25, 2017 87 comments
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River City Bicycles: Rubber to the Road – Thrillium

I love the Rubber to the Road series River City Bicycles is putting out. These videos profile some of the exquisite rides in the area, ranging from road to mountain, with the latest being the Thrillium trail, about an hour drive from Portland’s center.

Oct 24, 2017 2 comments
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Rivendell’s Hubbuhubbuh Tandem

It’ll fit a 27.5 x 2.4″ tire and where ever your relationship is going, it’ll get there a lot faster on the Hubbuhubbuh Tandem by Rivendell. In typical Rivendell fashion, these bikes have been designed to take on just about anything, but most importantly, to be fun. Check out all the details at Rivendell!

Oct 24, 2017 10 comments
45NRTH’s Red Wing Leather Wölvhammers

Every so often, a cycling product comes out that kinda blows my mind. Granted, I have no use for these boots, but for those in cold weather conditions looking for some balleur footwear, look no further than these 45NRTH Red Wing Leather Wölvhammers. Made from the same leather as your favorite work boots, insulated with Aerogel and enough details to shake a stick at. See more information at 45NRTH.

Oct 23, 2017 10 comments
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Tehachapi MTB BrewFondo is this Weekend

Have you ever ridden the Lehigh trails? I haven’t. For those interested, check out the Tehachapi MTB BrewFondo happening this weekend:

“TMTA is hosting the 2nd Annual Brewfondo Mountain Bike ride is scheduled for October 28th. There will be 4 course lengths to choose from: The Root beer (6 miles, 400 feet of climb), The Tester (12 miles, 900 ft of climb), The Pint (18 miles, 1500 ft of climb), and The Growler (27 miles, 3500 ft of climb).

All courses are a combination of gravel roads, some pavement, and beginner to intermediate level single track in the Lehigh trails area. The event is open to all ages. There will be bike and apparel vendors onsite before and after the ride. The ride will last approximately 3 hours and will be followed with post-ride BBQ and beverages at an Octoberfest festival! Stay tuned for more details. We hope to see you there!”

Register today at Race Wire and see more information at the TMTA Singletracks Page.

Oct 23, 2017 Comments are OFF
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The Whole Enchilada

A fabled, ripping descent in Moab, Utah is the testing grounds for ENVE’s new M-series rims, which are still made in the USA and come with a 5 year warranty. Now, let’s talk about picking up a wet burrito with your gloves…

Oct 23, 2017 3 comments
Beat the Clock’s Squiggle Inverse Jersey

These kits look so good!

The Squiggle Inverse Jersey. This jersey is fast, cool and micro meshy. Perfect for long days in the sun with yer pals. Designed by local Austin artist (and pal) Will Bryant, the Squiggle King. Will’s colorfully wacky and slightly irreverent designs are splashed all over our fine city. This jersey in white on black captures the core essence of his aesthetic. Check out more of Will Bryant’s work at Willbryant.com. Made by Endo in the USofA making Canadians seethe with jealousy.

Squiggle Bibs. For squiggly fast fashion & titillatingly tight tan lines. Also black, so you can pair with a rainbow assortment of yer clean jerseys when the squiggle top’s in the wash. Designed by local Austin artist (and pal) Will Bryant, the Squiggle King. Will’s colorfully wacky and slightly irreverent designs are splashed all over our fine city. This jersey in white on black captures the core essence of his aesthetic. Check out more of Will Bryant’s work at Willbryant.com. Made by Endo in America, eh?

Pre-order at Beat the Clock and see more photos below. (more…)

Oct 19, 2017 6 comments
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