XPDTN3 Japan

XPDTN3 takes to Japan for three days of beautiful road riding in the mountains surrounding Tokushima. See more at XPDTN3.

Dec 11, 2017 1 comment
Concrete Road for Polar

Concrete Road, the illustrator of Japanese Manga-inspired cycling, recently compiled a video for the Fjallraven Polar design competition… If you dig this project, head to Fjallraven to vote!

Dec 11, 2017 No comments yet
City Escape with Cannondale

Living in a hustling, bustling, breathing city can take it out of you, which is why those moments of escapism need to be as simple as possible…

Dec 11, 2017 4 comments
Brompton and Barbour?!

We often hear the term “fashion vs. function” and this collaboration epitomises this juxtaposition beautifully.

Dec 11, 2017 1 comment
The Radavist 2017 Calendar: December

This is the twelfth layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Scoot Scoot” shot with a Canon 1dx and a 24-70mm lens in Saline Valley, California.

“Kicking up dust is inevitable in Death Valley, why not have a little fun doing so?”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – December. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from the Inyo National Forest Click here to download December’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Dec 9, 2017 No comments yet
Porcelain Rocket’s Mr. Fusion Mini is Ready to Ship

One common theme you’ll see on traveling bikes ridden by contributors to the site is Porcelain Rocket‘s Mr. Fusion seat pack, and there’s a reason for that. With its 4130 chromoly mini-rack made by Hunter Cycles in Santa Cruz and a removable RF-welded dry bag, Mr. Fusion is the most solid bikepacking seat pack on the market, with literally zero lateral swing, and also the easiest to pack, since you stuff the bag off the bike.

New to the Porcelain Rocket lineup is Mr. Fusion Mini, a smaller version of the same bombproof design we love so much. Mr. Fusion Mini takes up less space between your saddle and rear wheel, has a smaller capacity of 4–9L, and retains all the features of the big Mr. Fusion including the 2:1 Trucker Hitch side straps and Double Back seat post attachment introduced in the most recent update.

Mr. Fusion Mini is in stock and ready to ship at Porcelain Rocket.

Dec 8, 2017 No comments yet
The Hollywood Hills with Dustin from Cadence

Dustin from Cadence was in Los Angeles on a “Permanent Marking Tour,” doing tattoos at the shop. After a night of partying, the boys woke up and went on one of our staple loops in the Hollywood hills…

Dec 7, 2017 4 comments
A Quote By Frank Herbert

“The thing the ecologically illiterate don’t realise about an ecosystem is that it’s a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That’s why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences.”

This quote has really resonated with me on this trip.

Dec 6, 2017 10 comments
Erkki Punttila is Really F*cking Far From Home

Remember Kona’s short film Not Far From Home? Well, today marks exactly a year from the release of that film, and also – not coincidentally – 100 years of Finnish independence.

The sequel, Destination North, is just as gratuitous as the first, with great sound design and narrative parallels drawn from last year’s film. Erkki’s boat gained some sails, his Kona Unit grew some gears, and now he’s Really F*cking Far From Home.

The result is the same: you’ll want to pack up your bike and head out on your own adventure after this one.

Dec 6, 2017 2 comments
Kriss Kyle on a 29er

Kriss Kyle is a household name in the land of BMX, and if he keeps riding mountain bikes, there will be good things to come!

Dec 4, 2017 2 comments
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City Escape with Cannondale

Living in a hustling, bustling, breathing city can take it out of you, which is why those moments of escapism need to be as simple as possible…

Dec 11, 2017 4 comments
Brompton and Barbour?!

We often hear the term “fashion vs. function” and this collaboration epitomises this juxtaposition beautifully.

Dec 11, 2017 1 comment
The Radavist 2017 Calendar: December

This is the twelfth layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Scoot Scoot” shot with a Canon 1dx and a 24-70mm lens in Saline Valley, California.

“Kicking up dust is inevitable in Death Valley, why not have a little fun doing so?”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – December. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from the Inyo National Forest Click here to download December’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Dec 9, 2017 No comments yet
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Porcelain Rocket’s Mr. Fusion Mini is Ready to Ship

One common theme you’ll see on traveling bikes ridden by contributors to the site is Porcelain Rocket‘s Mr. Fusion seat pack, and there’s a reason for that. With its 4130 chromoly mini-rack made by Hunter Cycles in Santa Cruz and a removable RF-welded dry bag, Mr. Fusion is the most solid bikepacking seat pack on the market, with literally zero lateral swing, and also the easiest to pack, since you stuff the bag off the bike.

New to the Porcelain Rocket lineup is Mr. Fusion Mini, a smaller version of the same bombproof design we love so much. Mr. Fusion Mini takes up less space between your saddle and rear wheel, has a smaller capacity of 4–9L, and retains all the features of the big Mr. Fusion including the 2:1 Trucker Hitch side straps and Double Back seat post attachment introduced in the most recent update.

Mr. Fusion Mini is in stock and ready to ship at Porcelain Rocket.

Dec 8, 2017 No comments yet
The Hollywood Hills with Dustin from Cadence

Dustin from Cadence was in Los Angeles on a “Permanent Marking Tour,” doing tattoos at the shop. After a night of partying, the boys woke up and went on one of our staple loops in the Hollywood hills…

Dec 7, 2017 4 comments
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A Quote By Frank Herbert

“The thing the ecologically illiterate don’t realise about an ecosystem is that it’s a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That’s why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences.”

This quote has really resonated with me on this trip.

Dec 6, 2017 10 comments
Erkki Punttila is Really F*cking Far From Home

Remember Kona’s short film Not Far From Home? Well, today marks exactly a year from the release of that film, and also – not coincidentally – 100 years of Finnish independence.

The sequel, Destination North, is just as gratuitous as the first, with great sound design and narrative parallels drawn from last year’s film. Erkki’s boat gained some sails, his Kona Unit grew some gears, and now he’s Really F*cking Far From Home.

The result is the same: you’ll want to pack up your bike and head out on your own adventure after this one.

Dec 6, 2017 2 comments
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Kriss Kyle on a 29er

Kriss Kyle is a household name in the land of BMX, and if he keeps riding mountain bikes, there will be good things to come!

Dec 4, 2017 2 comments
What Exactly is the Surly Pack Rat?

What is the Surly Pack Rat? Well that’s a question a lot of people have been asking since a photo was leaked courtesy of Mr. Pubes a few weeks ago. Yes, it’s got rim brakes, and according to Surly, the geometry’s been optimized for riding with a front load and to reduce toe overlap.

That means it’ll ship with 650×42 tires on the larger sizes, and 26×1.5″ on the smaller sizes. With a 44mm fork offset it’s not a low trail bike, but it does have a relatively steep head angle compared to other bikes in those sizes – 74º on the 650b bikes and 72.5º on the 26″ bikes.

This whole conversation is a minefield, so… jump on in! Surly’s got a huge blog post up about it, so head on over there and dig in if you’re into it.

Dec 1, 2017 51 comments
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