The Radavist 2015 Calendar: July
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This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Glacier”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

These mountains are unmistakable. They’re icons, sculpted by ice. Spanning from Canada and into Montana, Glacier National Park is one of the iconic national parks that borders the Tour Divide. Before dropping down into Polebridge for pastries and coffee, I had to stop to soak in this view as my fellow cyclists zoomed past, surfing ribbons of dust and gravel.

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

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

Jul 2, 2015 No comments yet
Martyn Ashton is Back On Track

We’ve all been there before. A wreck keeps us from riding our bikes, yet few of us have sustained injuries like professional mountain biker Martyn Ashton. Back in 2013 Martyn took a spill while shooting video for Road Bike Party, damaging his spine and has finally gotten back to riding shape. Here’s his triumphant return…

Jul 2, 2015 5 comments
#HardstyleWednesday
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Artist Richard Pool brought two of his favorite websites together for a #HardstyleWednesday pose. We’re blushing over here and I’m sure Tracko is too… Check out more of Richard’s work at his Instagram account @alpha_lazer.

Jul 1, 2015 4 comments
Search and State S1-A Jersey Bundle
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The Search and State S1-A jersey is one of my favorites. If you’re into no-label simplicity, chances are it’ll be one of yours too. The S1-A jersey is a durable, technical garment made in New York City with an impeccable fit and a classic look that will last for seasons on end. Need a different jersey for (almost) every day of the week? SAS has ya covered with a four-jersey bundle at a savings. Four jerseys, for $400.

Check out the SAS S1-A Jersey Bundle.

Jul 1, 2015 No comments yet
In the Know

SRAM ups the flow ante with Troy Brosnan as he blasts through some wicked steep trails with ease and style.

Jul 1, 2015 No comments yet
Velo News: Not All Frames are Created Equal
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No, that $700 S-Works frame is not from the same overseas factory as the $3,500 original. Not even close. To partially prove a point and also educate internet consumers, Velo News took a look at a bootleg frame by comparing it to an actual frame in their laboratory. The results are interesting to say the least. Head over to Velo News to check it out…

Jul 1, 2015 21 comments
YO! MFS Cribz California Edition
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“There is no denying that the world’s top cyclists are a breed apart, they are competitive thoroughbreds, human wunderkind graced with nearly limitless physical prowess. What they do on a bike, with their seemingly effortless speed and cagey instincts, is a sight to behold. A sight that creates hordes of ravenous fans and colorful motorcades that stretch beyond the horizon, a sight that fuels respectable economies and liberates the oppressed. These demi-gods are responsible for all of it, a great gift and a great burden, a weight that takes considerable effort to support even for those granted such remarkable powers. Even with all of their stamina and endurance, these cycling phenoms need a place where they can recover, hydrate, and watch House of Cards. Superman has his fortress, Batman his cave, and these real life superheros, they have their apartments, condos, and flats.

In this episode of YO! MFS Cribz, Manual for Speed has been granted exclusive and unprecedented access to the Los Angeles area homes of six seasoned pros to catch a glimpse of their decadent SoCal lifestyles…”

Continue reading and see more photos at Manual for Speed!

Jul 1, 2015 No comments yet
Strava Says Ride With Us

To the pizza shop! Or maybe the coffee shop? Kidding, of course. Here’s a nice video from Strava featuring some unique views from around the globe.

Jun 30, 2015 4 comments
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The Radavist 2015 Calendar: July
RAD_JULY2015-1000px

This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Glacier”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

These mountains are unmistakable. They’re icons, sculpted by ice. Spanning from Canada and into Montana, Glacier National Park is one of the iconic national parks that borders the Tour Divide. Before dropping down into Polebridge for pastries and coffee, I had to stop to soak in this view as my fellow cyclists zoomed past, surfing ribbons of dust and gravel.

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

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

Jul 2, 2015 No comments yet
Martyn Ashton is Back On Track

We’ve all been there before. A wreck keeps us from riding our bikes, yet few of us have sustained injuries like professional mountain biker Martyn Ashton. Back in 2013 Martyn took a spill while shooting video for Road Bike Party, damaging his spine and has finally gotten back to riding shape. Here’s his triumphant return…

Jul 2, 2015 5 comments
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#HardstyleWednesday
BloggerBros

Artist Richard Pool brought two of his favorite websites together for a #HardstyleWednesday pose. We’re blushing over here and I’m sure Tracko is too… Check out more of Richard’s work at his Instagram account @alpha_lazer.

Jul 1, 2015 4 comments
Search and State S1-A Jersey Bundle
SAS

The Search and State S1-A jersey is one of my favorites. If you’re into no-label simplicity, chances are it’ll be one of yours too. The S1-A jersey is a durable, technical garment made in New York City with an impeccable fit and a classic look that will last for seasons on end. Need a different jersey for (almost) every day of the week? SAS has ya covered with a four-jersey bundle at a savings. Four jerseys, for $400.

Check out the SAS S1-A Jersey Bundle.

Jul 1, 2015 No comments yet
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In the Know

SRAM ups the flow ante with Troy Brosnan as he blasts through some wicked steep trails with ease and style.

Jul 1, 2015 No comments yet
Velo News: Not All Frames are Created Equal
S-WorksFrames.BK_

No, that $700 S-Works frame is not from the same overseas factory as the $3,500 original. Not even close. To partially prove a point and also educate internet consumers, Velo News took a look at a bootleg frame by comparing it to an actual frame in their laboratory. The results are interesting to say the least. Head over to Velo News to check it out…

Jul 1, 2015 21 comments
YO! MFS Cribz California Edition
manualforspeed_lacribz-titlebig-1680x1344

“There is no denying that the world’s top cyclists are a breed apart, they are competitive thoroughbreds, human wunderkind graced with nearly limitless physical prowess. What they do on a bike, with their seemingly effortless speed and cagey instincts, is a sight to behold. A sight that creates hordes of ravenous fans and colorful motorcades that stretch beyond the horizon, a sight that fuels respectable economies and liberates the oppressed. These demi-gods are responsible for all of it, a great gift and a great burden, a weight that takes considerable effort to support even for those granted such remarkable powers. Even with all of their stamina and endurance, these cycling phenoms need a place where they can recover, hydrate, and watch House of Cards. Superman has his fortress, Batman his cave, and these real life superheros, they have their apartments, condos, and flats.

In this episode of YO! MFS Cribz, Manual for Speed has been granted exclusive and unprecedented access to the Los Angeles area homes of six seasoned pros to catch a glimpse of their decadent SoCal lifestyles…”

Continue reading and see more photos at Manual for Speed!

Jul 1, 2015 No comments yet
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Strava Says Ride With Us

To the pizza shop! Or maybe the coffee shop? Kidding, of course. Here’s a nice video from Strava featuring some unique views from around the globe.

Jun 30, 2015 4 comments
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Foundry Brings Us the Chilkoot Titanium Road
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These days, I feel like road bikes aren’t getting the love they deserve. Everything’s either “all-road” or cyclocross spefic, with disc brakes and massive tire clearances but there’s something to be said about a solid, race-inspired road bike with clearance for a 28mm tire.

That’s where Foundry’s new Chilkoot titanium road bike comes into play. Built using Foundry’s proprietary 3Al/2.5V titanium double-butted tubing the Chilkoot is both a road racing machine and a bike that will last for years on end.

Because a lot of people prefer Di2 compatibility on their bikes, Foundry added hidden ports to the frame and a clean, removable cable stop to the downtube. A 1 1/4” tapered ENVE road fork adds a bit of front-end stiffness for quick accelerations and the english threaded BB will ensure a creak-free ride.

Personally, I’m impressed with the Chilkoot. Road bikes are fun and this one in particular looks like a lot of thought went into addressing a much-needed market. $4,695.00 for the complete as shown with Ultegra 6800 or as a frame for $2495.

See more photos below and more at Foundry.
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Jun 30, 2015 2 comments
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