ANNOUNCEMENT! The Radavist Redback Kits are Done
RadavistKits


Photo by Gideon Tsang

Endo Customs finished up the pre-order for the Radavist Redback kits. They’re shipping them to me here in Austin and will be sent out immediately. Just in time for cross season! Thank you for your patience!

Please note: now is a perfect time to email me with any address changes. Do so by replying to your original Paypal order confirmation email so I don’t have to sort through everything.

I really, really, really appreciate all the support. It means a lot.

Sep 19, 2014 11 comments
Kryptonite’s New Messenger Mini
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I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought about fabricating something like this add-on shackle. Genius. The only thing is eliminates from the usability of the lock is the tuck-it-in-the-belt-loop portage trick.

Available this winter from Kryptonite.

Sep 23, 2014 2 comments
Trans Provence: Day One and Oh So Long

Come on! As the season turns and leafs give up their perch the men and women on the Trans Provence race to the coast and the promise of long topless hours on the French Riviera. Radavist favorite and all around shred master Mr. Ty “Wide Smile” Hathaway is abroad and on board his Bronson, finishing 18th after the first day of racing.

He is up against some fast competition with Jerome Clementz back to his winning ways after missing the majority of the enduro season with an injury. Unfortunatley the peoples champion,  “Silverback” Sven Martin, took a digger on day one that has taken himself out of the race. Looks like he will be spending the rest of his time sampling the terroir rather then the terrian, as we are sure he will make time to refresh his knowledge of the fine local French wines.

Sep 23, 2014 No comments yet
Mountain Flyer Magazine Featured Our Road Trip
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“Ask Sean Talkington how he got his 1970 Volkswagen van ready for a 550-mile road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and he and his traveling partners will bust out in laughter — we’re talking good, hearty guffaws.

He changed the oil, and checked the brakes, “but nothing too major,” Talkington says. In other words, hardly anything, and the team that was headed for Interbike on behalf of Mission Workshop and Acre, piled it up with bikes and camping gear (including Talkington’s Tempur-Pedic-style packable mattress), took the gamble and headed for Sin City.”

Check out more at Mountain Flyer and Sean, let’s do that again!

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
The AWOL x Poler Zine
AWOL_Poler-zine-6

A few months ago, Erik from AWOL and I planned on doing a ride, not just any ride however, we wanted to do the Oregon Outback. 370 miles from Southern, to Northern Oregon, all at altitude desert? Hell yes! Little did we know, that ride would kick our asses. Well, my ass anyway.

Before Interbike, we had a party at the Poler store in Portland, where we launched these zines and patches. If you’re in Portland, you can still buy one at the Poler store, but for those of you who aren’t there, you can now pick one up here. The zine features a pattern drawn by LAND, a selection of photos from the Oregon Outback, words from Erik and illustrations by Chris Conlin.

For $15 shipped in the USA, $20 shipped world wide, each zine comes with a patch and all proceeds will be donated to an organization of my choice…

Check out more previews below but SORRY SOLD OUT!

Note: all zines, stem caps and jerseys are going out this week. We’re on top of it, thanks!

SORRY SOLD OUT

Sep 22, 2014 2 comments
Blackburn Rangers Sam and Kurt on the Great Divide

Sam and Kurt are two rock-climbing, wheelie poppin’ rad dudes who found themselves smack dab in the middle of the Great Divide route this summer, as part of the Blackburn Ranger Out There program. Here’s a quick video showcasing their personalities and inner expectations.

Sep 22, 2014 1 comment
Nightfall

Josh Brede shared his newest video project, entitled Nightfall. Here’s a little background:

““Nightfall” is a speculative commercial that tells the story of a hardworking messenger who depends on his Chrome gear to keep him going. I made this commercial as my senior thesis at Drexel University, to conclude my studies of TV Production. I set out to create a commercial that portrays a brand I love, rely on, and wear every day.
This couldn’t have been possible without the amazing amount of support from my production & post production crew. You guys seriously rule.”

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
Map and Steelman’s S&P Randonneur Project Bikes
MapSP-08

Framebuilder Mitch Pryor teamed up with Brent and Katryn Steelman to join forces on a batch of half tig welded / half brazed randonneur framesets. Over the past few months, I’ve been watching the progress and finally, we’re seeing some of the final frames rolling out of production.

It’s interesting to me seeing the mix of tig and brazed construction. Something you don’t see every day coming from production batches and I for one can say that these bikes are looking superb. See more from the S&P Randonneur Project below and follow along at the Map Flickr.

Sep 22, 2014 14 comments
Ted James Frames

This video may address him as Ted James, but I know him as Super Ted. I’m stoked to see an old friend like Ted making moves in the BMX framebuilding world over in the UK. Also, don’t miss his piece on the RideUKBMX blog!

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
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ANNOUNCEMENT! The Radavist Redback Kits are Done
RadavistKits


Photo by Gideon Tsang

Endo Customs finished up the pre-order for the Radavist Redback kits. They’re shipping them to me here in Austin and will be sent out immediately. Just in time for cross season! Thank you for your patience!

Please note: now is a perfect time to email me with any address changes. Do so by replying to your original Paypal order confirmation email so I don’t have to sort through everything.

I really, really, really appreciate all the support. It means a lot.

Sep 19, 2014 11 comments
Kryptonite’s New Messenger Mini
001645_400

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought about fabricating something like this add-on shackle. Genius. The only thing is eliminates from the usability of the lock is the tuck-it-in-the-belt-loop portage trick.

Available this winter from Kryptonite.

Sep 23, 2014 2 comments
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Trans Provence: Day One and Oh So Long

Come on! As the season turns and leafs give up their perch the men and women on the Trans Provence race to the coast and the promise of long topless hours on the French Riviera. Radavist favorite and all around shred master Mr. Ty “Wide Smile” Hathaway is abroad and on board his Bronson, finishing 18th after the first day of racing.

He is up against some fast competition with Jerome Clementz back to his winning ways after missing the majority of the enduro season with an injury. Unfortunatley the peoples champion,  “Silverback” Sven Martin, took a digger on day one that has taken himself out of the race. Looks like he will be spending the rest of his time sampling the terroir rather then the terrian, as we are sure he will make time to refresh his knowledge of the fine local French wines.

Sep 23, 2014 No comments yet
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Mountain Flyer Magazine Featured Our Road Trip
ACRE_MW_RoadTrip_Vegas-55-1335x889@2x

“Ask Sean Talkington how he got his 1970 Volkswagen van ready for a 550-mile road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and he and his traveling partners will bust out in laughter — we’re talking good, hearty guffaws.

He changed the oil, and checked the brakes, “but nothing too major,” Talkington says. In other words, hardly anything, and the team that was headed for Interbike on behalf of Mission Workshop and Acre, piled it up with bikes and camping gear (including Talkington’s Tempur-Pedic-style packable mattress), took the gamble and headed for Sin City.”

Check out more at Mountain Flyer and Sean, let’s do that again!

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
The AWOL x Poler Zine
AWOL_Poler-zine-6

A few months ago, Erik from AWOL and I planned on doing a ride, not just any ride however, we wanted to do the Oregon Outback. 370 miles from Southern, to Northern Oregon, all at altitude desert? Hell yes! Little did we know, that ride would kick our asses. Well, my ass anyway.

Before Interbike, we had a party at the Poler store in Portland, where we launched these zines and patches. If you’re in Portland, you can still buy one at the Poler store, but for those of you who aren’t there, you can now pick one up here. The zine features a pattern drawn by LAND, a selection of photos from the Oregon Outback, words from Erik and illustrations by Chris Conlin.

For $15 shipped in the USA, $20 shipped world wide, each zine comes with a patch and all proceeds will be donated to an organization of my choice…

Check out more previews below but SORRY SOLD OUT!

Note: all zines, stem caps and jerseys are going out this week. We’re on top of it, thanks!

SORRY SOLD OUT

Sep 22, 2014 2 comments
Blackburn Rangers Sam and Kurt on the Great Divide

Sam and Kurt are two rock-climbing, wheelie poppin’ rad dudes who found themselves smack dab in the middle of the Great Divide route this summer, as part of the Blackburn Ranger Out There program. Here’s a quick video showcasing their personalities and inner expectations.

Sep 22, 2014 1 comment
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Nightfall

Josh Brede shared his newest video project, entitled Nightfall. Here’s a little background:

““Nightfall” is a speculative commercial that tells the story of a hardworking messenger who depends on his Chrome gear to keep him going. I made this commercial as my senior thesis at Drexel University, to conclude my studies of TV Production. I set out to create a commercial that portrays a brand I love, rely on, and wear every day.
This couldn’t have been possible without the amazing amount of support from my production & post production crew. You guys seriously rule.”

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
Map and Steelman’s S&P Randonneur Project Bikes
MapSP-08

Framebuilder Mitch Pryor teamed up with Brent and Katryn Steelman to join forces on a batch of half tig welded / half brazed randonneur framesets. Over the past few months, I’ve been watching the progress and finally, we’re seeing some of the final frames rolling out of production.

It’s interesting to me seeing the mix of tig and brazed construction. Something you don’t see every day coming from production batches and I for one can say that these bikes are looking superb. See more from the S&P Randonneur Project below and follow along at the Map Flickr.

Sep 22, 2014 14 comments
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Ted James Frames

This video may address him as Ted James, but I know him as Super Ted. I’m stoked to see an old friend like Ted making moves in the BMX framebuilding world over in the UK. Also, don’t miss his piece on the RideUKBMX blog!

Sep 22, 2014 No comments yet
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I Already Miss The Sequoias
Sequoia


Photo by Kyle Kelley

Out of all the mountain bike destinations I’ve been to, I gotta say the Sequoias were the most memorable. There’s something magical about that place and I feel like it’s overlooked when it comes to the standard MTB coverage you see.

Point being, it’s a few hours from Los Angeles (three to be exact), so if you get a chance to go, drive out, stay in Camp Nelson at the Belknap Campground, shred some bikes and get some dinner at Nelson’s Tavern.

You can thank Ty for the pointers afterwards!

Sep 21, 2014 No comments yet