The Ride

Here’s to all the #DadBike families out there. Hopefully more households hold true to the values in this video.

Jul 20, 2017 2 comments
Portland Design Works’ New Lucky Cat Side Access Bottle Cage

I love playful bicycle accessories, especially ones influenced by Japanese culture. Portland Design Works’ newest bottle cage is a side-access cage, made from a single sheet of lightweight 5052 alloy. Cut in the shape of a Maneki-neko (Japanese for “beckoning cat”), known worldwide as the “Lucky Cat.” They’re currently sold out, but you can back-order one from your local PDW dealer.

Jul 19, 2017 Comments are OFF
swrve® Launches CORDURA® Combat Wool™ Capsule Collection on Kickstarter

Now, I’m not one to simply copy and paste press-releases but when I get stoked about a collection like this, I have to include all the details. SWRVE‘s apparel is top notch and some of their goods have made their way into my “can’t live without” list. While I haven’t seen this Combat Wool collection in person, I’m sure it’ll land on that list shortly. Check out the full press-release below, including photos of the goods. (more…)

Jul 19, 2017 5 comments
Cross is Coming: Get on a Speedvagen Team Issue Cyclocross Bike

With ‘cross season right around the corner, Speedvagen unveiled its new Ready Made race frame. These stock-sizing frames come in two Team Issue bike kits, the CX-R with SRAM Force 1 and CX-X with Shimano 1x and begin at $5,995 with three paint options. The pre-order is open for two weeks (July 18th – Aug 1st). Once the window is closed, they’re going to move into production and get your bike to you in time for Cyclocross season. Check out more photos and specs below and head over to Speedvagen for ordering information.

(more…)

Jul 18, 2017 11 comments
What is Push Industries?

Check out this video for a good intro to Push Industries’ latest product, the ACS-3, a drop-in hybrid coil/air spring kit for Fox 36s and RockShox Pikes. The kit will allow riders to remove their existing air shock and replace it with PUSH’s ACS-3 system. The ACS-3 (fancy marketing name for “advanced coil system”) mates a proprietary coil spring with a pneumatic bump-stop that allows riders to fine-tune the lower third of travel. So, while it’s hyper-sensitive for small bumps, it still ramps up the way it should at the end of its travel, rather than harshly bottoming out. Interested in this? Check out more at Push Industries.

Jul 18, 2017 5 comments
Oakley Celebrates the Tour de France with a Radar Pace

For fans of the Tour, Oakley just released a commemorative pair of Radar Pace sunglasses, complete with unique Prizm lenses, overlayed with the Tour’s logo. Your local Oakley dealer should have these in stock now, if they don’t you can order them and check out more information at Oakley. For fans of the Jawbreaker, Evzero and Radar Path models, don’t fret, there are special Tour editions of those too.

Jul 18, 2017 Comments are OFF
Santa Cruz’s New Stigmata Colors

The Santa Cruz Stimata hasn’t undergone any major changes since its resurrection a few years back but each year it does get two new paint options. This year’s being a deep red and an off-white. Check out build options and specs at Santa Cruz.

Jul 18, 2017 7 comments
Col Collective: Girona with Dan Craven

Girona is a veritable pro cyclist playground. Mike Cotty from the Col Collective takes on the iconic climbs of of Els Angles and Santa Pellaia alongside Dan Craven.

Jul 18, 2017 Comments are OFF
100 Copies: Going Solo

Here’s the latest poster from 100 Copies, entitled Going Solo:

“This artwork celebrates the sweet solitude of cycling solo. That feeling when your bike, body and mind flow at one with your surroundings. The figure of a lone cyclist is created using a single, continuous brush stroke, similar to the one-stroke technique used in Chinese calligraphy”

There are still prints in stock now at 100 Copies.

Jul 18, 2017 1 comment
REPORTAGE
swrve® Launches CORDURA® Combat Wool™ Capsule Collection on Kickstarter

Now, I’m not one to simply copy and paste press-releases but when I get stoked about a collection like this, I have to include all the details. SWRVE‘s apparel is top notch and some of their goods have made their way into my “can’t live without” list. While I haven’t seen this Combat Wool collection in person, I’m sure it’ll land on that list shortly. Check out the full press-release below, including photos of the goods. (more…)

Jul 19, 2017 5 comments
Bell ADVERTISEMENT
Cross is Coming: Get on a Speedvagen Team Issue Cyclocross Bike

With ‘cross season right around the corner, Speedvagen unveiled its new Ready Made race frame. These stock-sizing frames come in two Team Issue bike kits, the CX-R with SRAM Force 1 and CX-X with Shimano 1x and begin at $5,995 with three paint options. The pre-order is open for two weeks (July 18th – Aug 1st). Once the window is closed, they’re going to move into production and get your bike to you in time for Cyclocross season. Check out more photos and specs below and head over to Speedvagen for ordering information.

(more…)

Jul 18, 2017 11 comments
What is Push Industries?

Check out this video for a good intro to Push Industries’ latest product, the ACS-3, a drop-in hybrid coil/air spring kit for Fox 36s and RockShox Pikes. The kit will allow riders to remove their existing air shock and replace it with PUSH’s ACS-3 system. The ACS-3 (fancy marketing name for “advanced coil system”) mates a proprietary coil spring with a pneumatic bump-stop that allows riders to fine-tune the lower third of travel. So, while it’s hyper-sensitive for small bumps, it still ramps up the way it should at the end of its travel, rather than harshly bottoming out. Interested in this? Check out more at Push Industries.

Jul 18, 2017 5 comments
Oakley Celebrates the Tour de France with a Radar Pace

For fans of the Tour, Oakley just released a commemorative pair of Radar Pace sunglasses, complete with unique Prizm lenses, overlayed with the Tour’s logo. Your local Oakley dealer should have these in stock now, if they don’t you can order them and check out more information at Oakley. For fans of the Jawbreaker, Evzero and Radar Path models, don’t fret, there are special Tour editions of those too.

Jul 18, 2017 Comments are OFF
Smith ADVERTISEMENT
Santa Cruz’s New Stigmata Colors

The Santa Cruz Stimata hasn’t undergone any major changes since its resurrection a few years back but each year it does get two new paint options. This year’s being a deep red and an off-white. Check out build options and specs at Santa Cruz.

Jul 18, 2017 7 comments
Col Collective: Girona with Dan Craven

Girona is a veritable pro cyclist playground. Mike Cotty from the Col Collective takes on the iconic climbs of of Els Angles and Santa Pellaia alongside Dan Craven.

Jul 18, 2017 Comments are OFF
100 Copies: Going Solo

Here’s the latest poster from 100 Copies, entitled Going Solo:

“This artwork celebrates the sweet solitude of cycling solo. That feeling when your bike, body and mind flow at one with your surroundings. The figure of a lone cyclist is created using a single, continuous brush stroke, similar to the one-stroke technique used in Chinese calligraphy”

There are still prints in stock now at 100 Copies.

Jul 18, 2017 1 comment
High Sierra Sunset

Well, we had an amazing trip this weekend. Over three days a group of us backpacked a 40 mile loop in the High Sierra, overcoming snow, ice sheets, full and furious rivers, to come upon one of the most beautiful camp sites I’ve ever slept in. More to come!

Jul 17, 2017 2 comments
Giro ADVERTISEMENT
VYNL Adds Di2 Option for their Road Framesets


Photos by Ben Frederick

For those of you holding off on buying a VYNL road frameset for a Di2 option, your day has come. After designing the frame with a threaded (T47) BB shell that allows you to run a quality bottom bracket setup and route internal wiring past 30mm crank spindles due to a specially-engineered and machined internal grooves in the shell. VNYL will do this for their cross frameset as well… Check out more of photos of this beautiful frameset below and more details at VYNL.

(more…)

Jul 17, 2017 7 comments
Izoard Limited Edition Cosmic Pro Shoe

Mavic’s latest limited release takes an artistic look at an iconic mountain climb – the Col d’Izoard. This climb’s hues and tones is a regular backdrop to the Tour and provides plenty of inspiration for road cyclists worldwide. See the entire Izoard collection at Mavic.

Jul 17, 2017 Comments are OFF
Semenuk Attacks

Brandon Semenuk is a master at slopestyle and to anyone who disagrees, just watch this!

Jul 17, 2017 5 comments
Fabric ADVERTISEMENT
Silca Resurrects the Pista Pump

To commemorate their 100th anniversary, Silca has brought back their most notable classic, the Pista Pump. Complete with or without the lux carrying case, this pump is meant to bring you the precision that gave it notoriety at velodromes around the world, at a pricepoint of $125 for the pump or with the Travel Bag for $199. See more at Silca.

Jul 13, 2017 7 comments
PAUL ADVERTISEMENT