Cyclocross Nationals Cancelled Because of Mud
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… well, not because of mud, but because of damage to Zilker park and its trees.

Although USAC’s site says the races today are delayed, sources at the course have reported it’s cancelled due to damage to the park.

Straight out of an Onion article, the irony here is that music festivals like ACL and SxSW cause more damage to the parks here in Austin, expedite erosion and in general, thrash the town, yet a bike race in a small part of a park that no one uses gets shut down by Parks and Rec.

… or we can just say it’s cancelled because of mud. Check out a BTB TV report going live in a few.

Stay tuned on Twitter for news, because I’m going riding.

UPDATED: the race has been postponed for tomorrow at noon!

Jan 11, 2015 15 comments
Thanks to Everyone Who Came out to Crash Nationals
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Last night was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout, or a better crowd, or a better afterparty. It was sleeting, freezing and people showed up, bombed singletrack, crossed streams and raced their asses off.

Beat the Clock Cycling and The Radavist are grateful would like to say thank you so much for everyone who opted out of the norm and came to a fun evening of racing!

Hugs and kisses and more photos to come.

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Mission Workshop LA is Open Today!
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If you’re in Los Angeles, swing by Mission Workshop’s new space in Los Angeles. Bicycle Coffee will be hosting #FreeCoffeeFriday along with 100 Tacos to help celebrate their opening day from 11-4pm today!

Mission Workshop Los Angeles
3118 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90026

Jan 9, 2015 Comments are OFF
SRAM’s XX1 MTB Group Goes Black
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Things are just better blackened. Case in point, the new SRAM XX1 black group. All that tonal range, minus the red and white accents. Sure to bring a reign of darkness to your most sinister steed, or something. Also as a new addition to the XX1 line, SRAM has a neat little plate that takes the place of your old front mechanism, as well as carbon crank boots to protect the ends of your crank arms.

See more in-depth specs and information at SRAM.

Jan 8, 2015 2 comments
Rapha’s To the Sun Capsule Collection
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Releases like these always make me miss the warm and sunny rides we have here in Texas, almost year round. Even as the temperatures are freezing currently now. The To the Sun Collection is Rapha’s latest capsule. Including sun sleeves, which are a summer staple ’round these parts, a lightweight cap and a lightweight, race cut jersey.

See the entire To the Sun Collection at Rapha and more information from the press-release below. Also, what’s up Tao!?

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Jan 8, 2015 5 comments
Tonight! Crash Nationals Trail Race
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Don’t miss it! It’ll be cold so dress warm, bring a good lamp for night riding and $5! If you have questions, leave them in the comments. We are leaving promptly at 6pm from the provided address, so don’t be late.

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Stay Tuned for CX Nats Coverage
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Apologies for the silence over here today. With Nats here in Austin, I was out racing and shooting photos all day. I think it’s safe to say that everyone enjoyed this course. It had a little bit of everything and yes, it was damn tough!

I’ll post more once the dust settles, for now, here are a few…

Jan 8, 2015 3 comments
CX Hairs: LIKEAVOS 2.3

If this doesn’t get you stoked for this weekend’s Nationals race, then you should check your pulse! CX Hairs delivers!

Jan 6, 2015 Comments are OFF
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CX Hairs: LIKEAVOS 2.3

If this doesn’t get you stoked for this weekend’s Nationals race, then you should check your pulse! CX Hairs delivers!

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Tomii Cycles: Scott’s Tourer
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One of the first Shop Visits of 2015 on the radar over here is Tomii Cycles’ new workshop and the best news is, it’s located only a few miles from the office. Nao and his family moved to Austin at the end of the summer and Scott’s touring frame is the first bike to be made here in Texas. Tourers are usually viewed as utilitarian machines, until you see a bike sculpted like this.

See more of Scott’s tourer at Tomii Cycles’ Flickr.

Jan 6, 2015 2 comments
Boo Bicycles’ Ski Mounts for Fat Bikes
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I know there’s a big fat bike contingency out there, but do you also like to ski? If so, this product has piqued the interest of a few contributors to the site. Boo Bicycles makes a ski mount for bicycle racks. It doesn’t have to be a fat bike, either. Maybe there’s a bike rack at your ski lifts, or you just wanna get out of town for some cross country skiing. Whatever the motivation, this simple, yet effective solution has your name on it.

Made in the USA out of 6061 aluminum, these durable mounts are only $135 and are available for pre-order now at Boo Bicycles.

Jan 6, 2015 4 comments
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Cadence: Abide Wool Baseball Cap
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Cadence’s roots are in Seattle, so it would make sense that they would look to baseball cap manufacturer Ebbets to make their Abide wool caps. These high quality hats are made in Seattle, by hand and are in stock now at Cadence.

Jan 6, 2015 Comments are OFF
Manual for Speed’s 2014 Photo Annual
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I’m so stoked on this. I wish more photo-heavy sites did annuals and this one looks so good. Here’s how the guys are describing this book:

“Manual for Speed is about the vibe, man. It’s about the whole deal, the whole spectacle. In fact, if we could do it again we’d call this project Spectacle Of Speed. In support of, and in homage to, the sentiment that Spectacle is our premise, here is a catalog, a typology if you will, of The Best Shit we witnessed in 2014.”

Pre-order at Manual for Speed.

Jan 5, 2015 2 comments
Merckx Mondays
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This one’s too good to not repost. Thanks for the heads up Tracko!

“A print series celebrating cycling’s legends in op art portraits. Each print colour is inspired by the team jersey in which they achieved their greatest successes and includes their detailed palmarès.”

See more at Victory Chimp.

Jan 5, 2015 2 comments
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Introducing… Morgan Taylor
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Have you ever considered whittling your collection down to a single bike? Of course you have – we all have. For the better part of a decade I’ve owned more bikes than there are days in the week, with spare parts for all of them. Getting rid of all but one? Unthinkable. Which one of a carefully curated fleet, each with its own merits and reasons for being, would make the best all-rounder? Which would be your “one bike”?

This idea of downsizing and simplifying has been a theme for me this year. In July, after months of preparation, my girlfriend and I packed our lives and our dog into our two cars and moved to a 227 square foot cabin deep in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia. Like many, we’d been dreaming of living in the wilderness, but this was it. Living the dream, right? (more…)

Jan 5, 2015 28 comments
UPDATED: The 2015 Cyclocross Nationals Event and Party Flier Dump
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Rather than jumble up the guide to surviving cyclocross nationals up with event fliers, I’ll just make an event and party flier dump, beginning with the Crash Nationals event flier. Pay close attention to the details. We’re expecting a large crowd, so don’t miss out on the fun. All-City is giving a Macho Disc away and we’ll be DJ’ing the after party at Yellow Jacket.

Got an event you’re throwing? Share it with me and I’ll add to this post… Do so ASAP!

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Jan 5, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Radavist 2015 Calendar: January
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This is the first layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Roost it Out”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

Just because cross season is almost over, doesn’t mean you have to hang it up on the wall, or put road tires on it. Take that thing out on 1-track or 2-track and remember, #RubberSideUp

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

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

Jan 5, 2015 2 comments
Slab Slayer

This one starts out pretty chill but gets rowdy quick. Cody Kelley takes his Enduro 29 and throws it down some big lines with steeze. There’s a line there, oh, and a line there!

Jan 4, 2015 Comments are OFF
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Osamu Fukuda Builds Kinfolk

Ever wonder how much work goes into making a Kinfolk frame? This video showcases how Osamu Fukuda, the builder of Kinfolk, does just that in Japan.

Jan 4, 2015 Comments are OFF
Death Spray Custom for GoPro

David at Death Spray Custom is my favorite painter in the industry and his recent work with GoPro gives an insight into why. Great job David!

Jan 4, 2015 3 comments
Horsepower

If you’re a fan of the immense scenery in BC and slopestyle, don’t miss this one!

Jan 3, 2015 1 comment
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