Raleigh’s Replica Nelson Vails’ 1984 Olympic Track Bike by Don Walker

This project came out so good and I’m stoked to see Raleigh use a US-builder!

“During the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Vails earned a silver medal in the individual track sprint. Two versions of this bike are now available: the Cheetah, a modernized version of Vails’ 1984 race bike, and the Cheetah Race, a lighter, more aggressive and aerodynamic version.

“The Raleigh brand has a rich and deep heritage that spans over 130 years,” said Steve Westover, Raleigh’s director of marketing. “We felt it was time to celebrate our heritage with a series of projects. Our collaboration with Nelson Vails and Don Walker epitomizes that.””

See more at Raleigh!

Mar 24, 2017 5 comments
Outside Magazine Takes on NAHBS


Photo by Jim Merithew

I love seeing non-cycling oriented or specific news sites covering an event like NAHBS. Jim from Outside Magazine has a great gallery up, including a behind the scenes look at me in the thick of documenting balleur bikes! Head on over to Outside to see more!

Mar 23, 2017 11 comments
Add Color and Laser Etching to Your Cambium Saddle with CRivets

These days, you can literally color match every piece of hardware and componentry on your bike and now, even your Cambium saddle rivets. CRivets offers anodized colors and custom laser etching services to personalize your Cambium saddle. Email them your art, wait for the CRivets to ship and then install them, using their easy online installation steps. I’ve got a set and the detail in the etching is impressive. Now I’ve just gotta find a Cambium to put them on!

Mar 23, 2017 13 comments
The Dustin Klein-Designed Cadence Colossi 2017 Team Track Frame

Dustin Klein is no stranger to frame embellishment and for this year’s track crit season, he put it to work. Cadence teamed up with Jan Kole’s framebuilding company Colossi. A former Dutch professional cyclist himself, Jan raced in Europe in the 70s and 80s before moving to China to establish Colossi with his son, Sander.

Together, Colossi and Cadence will have a presence at the US and European track crit circuit in the form of these Cadence Colossi 2017 team frames. Read the full press-release and see more photos below.

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Mar 22, 2017 4 comments
A Lil Frostbit Bike Camping

Watching this video reminds me of riding from Brooklyn to Philly a few times, a few years back. Northeast winters are so picturesque.

Mar 21, 2017 6 comments
SORRY SOLD OUT! Backcountry Byways Bottles

Inspired by the signage found on desert BLM roads outside of Death Valley, these Backcountry Byway bottles look like something out of Jodorowsky’s Dune storybook. These are in a very limited run, so you can swoop one bottle for $10 + shipping below. Because these are limited, there is a one bottle per person limit. PLEASE do not double order.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Mar 21, 2017 11 comments
RockShox Brings Back the Judy with 27.5 / 29 Boost Compatibility

Sometimes the classics are worthy of a resurrection. The RockShox Judy Gold RL gives you the options for a 2.8″ tire on either a 27.5+ or 29+ platform and 80, 100 or 120mm of travel. The new and improved Judy uses Motion Control RL damping, Solo Air springs and OneLoc remote compatible. Expect these to hit your local dealer in April with a retail of $380-450. Check out more at RockShox.

Mar 21, 2017 1 comment
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Raleigh’s Replica Nelson Vails’ 1984 Olympic Track Bike by Don Walker

This project came out so good and I’m stoked to see Raleigh use a US-builder!

“During the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Vails earned a silver medal in the individual track sprint. Two versions of this bike are now available: the Cheetah, a modernized version of Vails’ 1984 race bike, and the Cheetah Race, a lighter, more aggressive and aerodynamic version.

“The Raleigh brand has a rich and deep heritage that spans over 130 years,” said Steve Westover, Raleigh’s director of marketing. “We felt it was time to celebrate our heritage with a series of projects. Our collaboration with Nelson Vails and Don Walker epitomizes that.””

See more at Raleigh!

Mar 24, 2017 5 comments
Outside Magazine Takes on NAHBS


Photo by Jim Merithew

I love seeing non-cycling oriented or specific news sites covering an event like NAHBS. Jim from Outside Magazine has a great gallery up, including a behind the scenes look at me in the thick of documenting balleur bikes! Head on over to Outside to see more!

Mar 23, 2017 11 comments
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Add Color and Laser Etching to Your Cambium Saddle with CRivets

These days, you can literally color match every piece of hardware and componentry on your bike and now, even your Cambium saddle rivets. CRivets offers anodized colors and custom laser etching services to personalize your Cambium saddle. Email them your art, wait for the CRivets to ship and then install them, using their easy online installation steps. I’ve got a set and the detail in the etching is impressive. Now I’ve just gotta find a Cambium to put them on!

Mar 23, 2017 13 comments
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The Dustin Klein-Designed Cadence Colossi 2017 Team Track Frame

Dustin Klein is no stranger to frame embellishment and for this year’s track crit season, he put it to work. Cadence teamed up with Jan Kole’s framebuilding company Colossi. A former Dutch professional cyclist himself, Jan raced in Europe in the 70s and 80s before moving to China to establish Colossi with his son, Sander.

Together, Colossi and Cadence will have a presence at the US and European track crit circuit in the form of these Cadence Colossi 2017 team frames. Read the full press-release and see more photos below.

(more…)

Mar 22, 2017 4 comments
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A Lil Frostbit Bike Camping

Watching this video reminds me of riding from Brooklyn to Philly a few times, a few years back. Northeast winters are so picturesque.

Mar 21, 2017 6 comments
SORRY SOLD OUT! Backcountry Byways Bottles

Inspired by the signage found on desert BLM roads outside of Death Valley, these Backcountry Byway bottles look like something out of Jodorowsky’s Dune storybook. These are in a very limited run, so you can swoop one bottle for $10 + shipping below. Because these are limited, there is a one bottle per person limit. PLEASE do not double order.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Mar 21, 2017 11 comments
RockShox Brings Back the Judy with 27.5 / 29 Boost Compatibility

Sometimes the classics are worthy of a resurrection. The RockShox Judy Gold RL gives you the options for a 2.8″ tire on either a 27.5+ or 29+ platform and 80, 100 or 120mm of travel. The new and improved Judy uses Motion Control RL damping, Solo Air springs and OneLoc remote compatible. Expect these to hit your local dealer in April with a retail of $380-450. Check out more at RockShox.

Mar 21, 2017 1 comment
Raise the Road

Here’s a video about a few female cyclists in Chicago making the transition from commuting to something more…

Mar 21, 2017 1 comment
Back from a Desert Reset

Each year after NAHBS, I like to take some time off the bike and explore the desert. This year, Cari and I packed up the truck and took Max out to the Mojave Preserve for an extended weekend of exploration and observation. With all the rain we’ve had, it was a veritable vegetation overload. The flora and fauna were out in full force and consequently, both of our trigger fingers were happy. A high point for both of us were seeing three adult desert tortoises and reporting them to the local rangers who are tracking this endangered species’ recovery.

Mar 20, 2017 16 comments
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