Tuesday Trail Treat
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It’s been a while since Kyle, Sean and I have ridden from the early morning til sundown. Particularly because of the shorter winter days. When we saw the temperature was going to break 90º today, we planned a ride out to Dirt Mulholland with our friend Josh who was visiting from Austin.

Unfortunately for photos, the bright and hot mid-day sun results in less-than-ideal lighting but fortunately for photos, that just means you gotta relish the radness. Nothing crazy happened in terms of the riding, but we had fun cashing in our daylight chips on endless dirt…

Check out a few more photos below.
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Feb 9, 2016 11 comments
Kitsbow Launches Their Road Apparel Line
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Kitsbow is known for making some of the best cycling apparel on the market. Some of their pieces have become staples for me, both on and off the mountain or touring bike. Now, they even have something for the road market. Quality, made in the USA apparel in the same vein as their mountain gear is now in stock at Kitsbow. Head on over and check it out.

Feb 9, 2016 3 comments
Paul Component Engineering: Boxcar Stem
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“The Boxcar Stem is the perfect combination of stiffness, strength and reasonable weight. Available in +/- 0 in 50, 70 and 90mm. Also +/- 15 in 70 and 90mm. All screws are high strength stainless steel with the popular T25 head. Made in Chico, California with US sourced 2024 aircraft alloy.”

Sounds good to me! Especially for a made in the USA, steel hardtail! See more at PAUL.

Feb 9, 2016 14 comments
SOLD OUT! The Black on Black Radavist Jackal Fleece
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We’re all really stoked on these fleeces. Not just because they’re printed gloss black on a black fabric, but because they’re made in Los Angeles by our friends at Team Dream Team. Yep. That’s right, these aren’t re-branded fleeces, they’re designed, cut and sewn in LA to Team Dream’s specifications. We wanted our first fleece (crazy right?) to be simple, featuring the Radavist’s spirit animal, a Jackal with a long tail that it’s always tripping and falling on. Weird, I know.

They fit like a glove, so if you like yours baggier than normal, order a size up. For what it’s worth, I wear a large shirt, a large jersey and most of my cut and sew clothing are size large- I wear a size large in these too.

Available now, in a limited release for $45 plus $10 domestic shipping or $18 international. Shipping is a lot because fleeces weigh a lot. Scoop up one below and many thanks to Mark from Vacation Vinyl for modeling.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Feb 8, 2016 11 comments
All-City: Zig Zag Kit
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Photos by Manuel Velez

All-City’s got a new kit in their catalog, an homage to a classic Merckx jersey. These kits are made by Pactimo from their Ascent Air 2.0 jersey and Ascent Vector Pro bibs with a retail of $105 for the jersey and $119 for the bibs.

This kit is in QBP’s catalog now, which means there’s no pre-order or wait times. Just holler at your local All-City dealer and see more photos and information at All-City.

Feb 8, 2016 No comments yet
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Kitsbow Launches Their Road Apparel Line
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Kitsbow is known for making some of the best cycling apparel on the market. Some of their pieces have become staples for me, both on and off the mountain or touring bike. Now, they even have something for the road market. Quality, made in the USA apparel in the same vein as their mountain gear is now in stock at Kitsbow. Head on over and check it out.

Feb 9, 2016 3 comments
Paul Component Engineering: Boxcar Stem
boxcar_stem_gallery_13

“The Boxcar Stem is the perfect combination of stiffness, strength and reasonable weight. Available in +/- 0 in 50, 70 and 90mm. Also +/- 15 in 70 and 90mm. All screws are high strength stainless steel with the popular T25 head. Made in Chico, California with US sourced 2024 aircraft alloy.”

Sounds good to me! Especially for a made in the USA, steel hardtail! See more at PAUL.

Feb 9, 2016 14 comments
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SOLD OUT! The Black on Black Radavist Jackal Fleece
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We’re all really stoked on these fleeces. Not just because they’re printed gloss black on a black fabric, but because they’re made in Los Angeles by our friends at Team Dream Team. Yep. That’s right, these aren’t re-branded fleeces, they’re designed, cut and sewn in LA to Team Dream’s specifications. We wanted our first fleece (crazy right?) to be simple, featuring the Radavist’s spirit animal, a Jackal with a long tail that it’s always tripping and falling on. Weird, I know.

They fit like a glove, so if you like yours baggier than normal, order a size up. For what it’s worth, I wear a large shirt, a large jersey and most of my cut and sew clothing are size large- I wear a size large in these too.

Available now, in a limited release for $45 plus $10 domestic shipping or $18 international. Shipping is a lot because fleeces weigh a lot. Scoop up one below and many thanks to Mark from Vacation Vinyl for modeling.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Feb 8, 2016 11 comments
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All-City: Zig Zag Kit
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Photos by Manuel Velez

All-City’s got a new kit in their catalog, an homage to a classic Merckx jersey. These kits are made by Pactimo from their Ascent Air 2.0 jersey and Ascent Vector Pro bibs with a retail of $105 for the jersey and $119 for the bibs.

This kit is in QBP’s catalog now, which means there’s no pre-order or wait times. Just holler at your local All-City dealer and see more photos and information at All-City.

Feb 8, 2016 No comments yet
Hope Your Weekend Was This Warm
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Man, 85º in February ain’t bad, until it’s 105º in March!

I hope everyone spent time out on their bikes today and not on a couch eating snacks watching football.

xo

Feb 7, 2016 3 comments
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Mosaic Cycles Spitfire RT-1D Road
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The Spitfire paint job has been tackled by so many framebuilders over the years and yet, it’s still one design that I can’t get enough of. Like this RT-1D road from Mosaic Cycles. There are enough details in the paint to make anyone envious. Or ENVEous? See more at the Mosaic Flickr!

Feb 5, 2016 9 comments
Team Dream on Their Fade Jersey
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“Again, I am not the inventor of the gradient jersey design and Rapha is 100% entitled to do whatever they wish. I reference a ton of soccer jerseys, iconic designs, fashion and anything else that strikes my fancy. I also do my best to be honest and, most importantly, bring something new to cycling. These fades have been on my radar since the beginning stages of Team Dream.

We (Endo Customs & myself) could never really get the fade “just right” so it took a long time to produce a finished piece that lived up to our standard. We played with different ideas until pinstripes came up & there you go! The gradient, much like the stripes or polka dots cycling companies regularly visit, are one of the most basic graphic options available. The simplicity of the gradient jersey means that the concept is very easy to replicate… and I am cool with that!”

Continue reading at Team Dream!

Feb 5, 2016 6 comments
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