City+County Road One Made in the USA Frameset Pre-Order

If you’re looking for a lightweight, sleek, disc road bike with clearance for a 32mm tire, look no more. City+County are offering up their Road One made in the USA disc road frameset, for an introductory price of $2,500. The frame is made from Columbus Life and Zona tubing, with a brand new 2017 ENVE road disc fork and a Cane Creek 110 headset. See more details on this beautiful machine, along with ordering options at City+County.

Apr 19, 2017 13 comments
Red Diamond Rattlesnakes and Dropping Out of Art School in Laguna

Tuesdays are almost as bad as Mondays, so anytime I get the chance to ride, I take it, as long as I’ve done my work for the day. Last week a few of us decided to ride the trails in Laguna, about an hour’s drive south of Los Angeles. Our plan was to leave mid-day, ride until sundown, eat dinner and head back once traffic had subsided. Yesterday, we met up at Golden Saddle, packed the cars with gear, our stomachs with food and drove to what has to be one of the best places for mountain biking in Southern California. (more…)

Apr 19, 2017 5 comments
Just When Disc Brakes Were Beginning to Look Clean

I get it. I understand the necessity to keep the peloton safe from those dangerous, butcher shop-grade, flying death discs in the event of a Nascar pileup on a descent but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Late last week, Germany parts manufacturer and all around Black Forest component wizards, Tune, unveiled what I will say is the sleekest, most design savvy protective cover for disc brakes yet. Still, though, the fact that the UCI is fighting this issue so hard is mind-blowing. What about chainrings? Or barbed wire fencing lining race courses? Or stupid wheels exploding? Or press motos? If the world is afraid that disc brakes are going to end a race by fatality, perhaps there’s more to this debate. Anyway, I saw Tune’s attempt at solving this problem and felt it needed a share. Carry on with your morning…

Apr 19, 2017 42 comments
Mission Workshop’s The Torre for Women

Made from Polartec® Windpro® Hardface®, the Torre hooded fleece is specifically designed to fit women. This is a high-tech fabric, that maintains the stretchiness, comfort and feel of a traditional hoodie, but with added warmth and a DWR coating for weather resistance. Made in SF and in stock now at Mission Workshop.

Apr 19, 2017 1 comment
Queenstown Dreamin’

Bernard Kerr spending some time on Queenstown’s trails, in preparation for Crankworx.

Apr 19, 2017 Comments are OFF
Fat Chance Brings Back the Yo Eddy Road Fork by Igleheart

If you’ve got a Slim Chance and are looking to give it more of a throwback look and feel, then check out the latest from Fat Chance. These Yo Eddy Road Fork are being made by Chris Igleheart, the man who has arguably been making segmented forks longer than anyone. These forks are available a la cart or with a Slim Chance road frame, in a variety of colors. Head to Fat Chance to see more.

Apr 18, 2017 3 comments
Restrap’s Mag Bottle is Powered by Magnets

There have been a few examples of a complete water bottle and cage interface redesign over the years. UK-based Restrap throws their cap into the ring with these Mag bottles. They’re designed to work with standard bottle mounts, yet offer an easy-on, easy-off attachment thanks to magnets. These are especially helpful while using half frame bags. See more at Restrap.

Apr 18, 2017 7 comments
Speedvagen and Beckel Canvas: Duffle Set

If you can’t get enough of the Speedvagen aesthetic, then don’t miss out on these duffle bags, constructed from Portland’s own Beckel Canvas, with durable materials, tough construction and the Speedvagen Ichico pattern. See more at Speedvagen.

Apr 17, 2017 1 comment
The 2017 Bunyan Velo Expedition Fund

Check out what our friends at Bunyan Velo have been working on:

“The Bunyan Velo Expedition Fund was established in 2017 to encourage and support bicycle expeditions by providing grants and gear to traveling cyclists. Grants awarded through the Bunyan Velo Expedition Fund are made possible through reader donations and purchases made in the Bunyan Velo web shop. Gear and prizes have been generously donated by our partners, some of the best folks in the business.”

See more at Bunyan Velo!

Apr 17, 2017 1 comment
Trollstigen

The Col Collective takes on Trollstigen, one of Norway’s most scenic and challenging road climbs.

Apr 17, 2017 2 comments
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Restrap’s Mag Bottle is Powered by Magnets

There have been a few examples of a complete water bottle and cage interface redesign over the years. UK-based Restrap throws their cap into the ring with these Mag bottles. They’re designed to work with standard bottle mounts, yet offer an easy-on, easy-off attachment thanks to magnets. These are especially helpful while using half frame bags. See more at Restrap.

Apr 18, 2017 7 comments
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Speedvagen and Beckel Canvas: Duffle Set

If you can’t get enough of the Speedvagen aesthetic, then don’t miss out on these duffle bags, constructed from Portland’s own Beckel Canvas, with durable materials, tough construction and the Speedvagen Ichico pattern. See more at Speedvagen.

Apr 17, 2017 1 comment
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The 2017 Bunyan Velo Expedition Fund

Check out what our friends at Bunyan Velo have been working on:

“The Bunyan Velo Expedition Fund was established in 2017 to encourage and support bicycle expeditions by providing grants and gear to traveling cyclists. Grants awarded through the Bunyan Velo Expedition Fund are made possible through reader donations and purchases made in the Bunyan Velo web shop. Gear and prizes have been generously donated by our partners, some of the best folks in the business.”

See more at Bunyan Velo!

Apr 17, 2017 1 comment
Trollstigen

The Col Collective takes on Trollstigen, one of Norway’s most scenic and challenging road climbs.

Apr 17, 2017 2 comments
Alvise Zanasca

The 2017 Red Hook Crit season is about to begin and for the past few years, Alvise Zanasca has shown he’s a force to be reckoned with.

Apr 17, 2017 Comments are OFF
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The All In Multitool and MAGNETS!

Ever go on a ride and forget your multitool only to find yourself needing to adjust your stem or bars? Sure, laying out this scenario might be a bit cheesy, but we’ve all done it and personally, I like to “set and forget” a lot of my gear. Which is why the All In Multitool piqued my interest when I first saw a prototype last year. Check out more below. (more…)

Apr 14, 2017 7 comments
The Updated RockShox Pike

My favorite fork got an upgrade by the fine folks at RockShox. The new and improved Pike now features a lighter chassis, with a 150g reduction, a Charger 2 damper with OneLoc remote compatibility, a new DebonAir spring and will fit boosted, plus sized 27.5″ tires (up to 2.8″). Expect these to hit retail shelves this month with an MSRP of $875 – $1,000. See more at SRAM.

Apr 13, 2017 2 comments
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Strawfoot Easter Egg Hunt in Los Angeles Tomorrow

Hey, Los Angeles! Strawfoot and the Radavist have all kinds of stuff for you for this year’s Easter Egg hunt. Follow us on Instagram for clues tomorrow morning as to where this package of goodies might be found. I’ll give you a hint: put on your climbing legs and remember living is easy with eyes closed.

Apr 13, 2017 1 comment
100 Copies: Light the Night

Light the Night is the newest poster from 100 Copies, inspired by that time from dusk to dawn where even our most familiar roads and trails become new. Pick up a print at 100 Copies.

Apr 13, 2017 1 comment
Found in the Mountains Good Friday Ride!

Morgan and Stephanie are hosting an adventure pace, mixed-surface ride in Vancouver after their usual coffee outside on Friday:

“We’re crafting up a route that will keep us out of traffic and exploring off-the-beaten-path dirt and neighbourhood connectors around North Vancouver. This will be an absolutely no-drop, adventure pace ride. Expect about 50 km of mixed-surface riding with options to bail out along the way if you want a shorter ride or need to get somewhere earlier in the day.”

Get the details at Found in the Mountains.

Apr 13, 2017 2 comments
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