Going Fat in Livigno

I haven’t picked up my fatbike in a few weeks, but videos like this make me wanna get back on the fun. Even out of the snow, they’re capable of breathing new life to old trails, or in this case, making new trails even that much more enjoyable.

Dec 16, 2014 2 comments
Low Bicycles’ Prototype Cross Frame
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Andrew Low sent this over, along with some other photos and information, but we’ll wait to share the rest for the time being. However, it seems that he’s developing cyclocross frames for TCB Courier’s team. I know it’s a bit late in the season, but these things take time and now at least the guys will have ample time to make any design changes until next season begins. Eventually, after all the details are dialed in, Andrew will add these bikes to the Low Bicycles catalog.

More information to come, for now, follow Low on Instagram.

Dec 15, 2014 4 comments
Mission Workshop: Water-Repellent Button Up Overshirt – The Sansom
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Made in San Francisco, the Sansom is cut in a classic button-up work shirt style but it’s got a few extra tricks up its sleeve. The Sansom is made from rugged Schoeller Turkish stretch cotton with a NanoSphere® water repellent finish and is fastened with German-made Prym s-spring snaps provide precise and reliable snapping throughout.

The Sansom is available now and is priced at $195. Right now, Mission is offering free, three day shipping. See the code below.


Free shipping code is: Sansom-Free-3-DAY-Ship

Dec 15, 2014 No comments yet
The Radavist Raidō Rider Longsleeve T-Shirt
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Raidō, or “the ride”, and Algiz, or “protection”, two runes from the Elder Futhark which hold special meaning to the Radavist. Depending on orientation, these runes’ meaning can change, so the inverted pattern ensures a safe journal and arrival. With the Talisman on the back and the Jackal on the front, this shirt has all the markings of the Radavist.

Printed on American Apparel black longsleeve tees with eco-friendly discharge ink here in Austin by Industry Print Shop, these shirts are $40 shipped to the USA only! Sorry to international orders, but with the holidays rapidly approaching, I want to ensure people can receive their orders in time.

Pick one up below! SORRY SOLD OUT!

Dec 15, 2014 3 comments
Crash Nationals January 8th During Cross Nationals in Austin
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With less than a month to go, I wanted to remind you all of this race on Thursday, January 8th during ‘Cross Nationals in Austin.

“Mark your calendars – get ready – Beat the Clock Cycling and The Radavist will be throwing one hell of an unsanctioned cross race Thursday night before Cross Nationals in Austin. There will be an afterparty, booze and fun times. More information to come.”

If you’re planning on coming to Nationals in Austin, make it a week-long event. I’d bring a beefy set of tires with you for trail riding and night lamps, not blink lights. LAMPS.

Dec 15, 2014 No comments yet
Swift Industries: Scout Cap
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Swift Industries’ offerings for the holiday season keep growing. Here’s the latest addition to their catalog: the Scout Cap, made by Pace Sportswear from a custom-printed fabric. I love the Stanley flask in the print!

Dec 15, 2014 2 comments
The Dudes of Hazzard: FUNK BUTTONS

Joe and the gang tap the Funk Button three times in the latest Dudish installment. Now you might be thinking, “Hey these are so funny, and I like them, but I am not getting the full VTT treatment here, I want more shredding.” But look closely, what you find is that though these edits are not end to end wheel turners, the parts that do have riding are very choice. Joe Barnes can link turns like no other, those switchbacks? Jeeeeeeesh! Not mention the gratuitous use of the fisheye lens. Fantastic!

Sign me up for a trials motorbike while you are at it, so fun. Plus the helmets are super cool. Non-fullface D2 anyone?

Dec 15, 2014 No comments yet
Push to Pedal

If you haven’t seen this, it’s worth the watch.

“For one week, the whole crew stayed at the Casa Maccaroni, in Lajares, which is located in the middle of a desert pierced by only a few little volcanoes, in the north part of the island. From there they would cycle to spots on a average 45 km a day. Going to cities and villages, skating, coming back.

With no training, this trip turned out to be pretty tough for the skaters, but made them realize skate tours can be more than just sitting in a van to get to spots. A memorable experience for most of them.”

Dec 15, 2014 1 comment
Why I Love San Francisco!

That dirty, dense urban fabric tears apart to bring in nature, which in turn, allows for trails, all within a few miles of the central banking district but don’t forget to cross the bridge. I betcha all that dirt in Marin is ripping right now.

Here’s another great video from Kitsbow.

Dec 14, 2014 6 comments
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Crash Nationals January 8th During Cross Nationals in Austin
BTCposter

With less than a month to go, I wanted to remind you all of this race on Thursday, January 8th during ‘Cross Nationals in Austin.

“Mark your calendars – get ready – Beat the Clock Cycling and The Radavist will be throwing one hell of an unsanctioned cross race Thursday night before Cross Nationals in Austin. There will be an afterparty, booze and fun times. More information to come.”

If you’re planning on coming to Nationals in Austin, make it a week-long event. I’d bring a beefy set of tires with you for trail riding and night lamps, not blink lights. LAMPS.

Dec 15, 2014 No comments yet
Swift Industries: Scout Cap
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Swift Industries’ offerings for the holiday season keep growing. Here’s the latest addition to their catalog: the Scout Cap, made by Pace Sportswear from a custom-printed fabric. I love the Stanley flask in the print!

Dec 15, 2014 2 comments
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The Dudes of Hazzard: FUNK BUTTONS

Joe and the gang tap the Funk Button three times in the latest Dudish installment. Now you might be thinking, “Hey these are so funny, and I like them, but I am not getting the full VTT treatment here, I want more shredding.” But look closely, what you find is that though these edits are not end to end wheel turners, the parts that do have riding are very choice. Joe Barnes can link turns like no other, those switchbacks? Jeeeeeeesh! Not mention the gratuitous use of the fisheye lens. Fantastic!

Sign me up for a trials motorbike while you are at it, so fun. Plus the helmets are super cool. Non-fullface D2 anyone?

Dec 15, 2014 No comments yet
Push to Pedal

If you haven’t seen this, it’s worth the watch.

“For one week, the whole crew stayed at the Casa Maccaroni, in Lajares, which is located in the middle of a desert pierced by only a few little volcanoes, in the north part of the island. From there they would cycle to spots on a average 45 km a day. Going to cities and villages, skating, coming back.

With no training, this trip turned out to be pretty tough for the skaters, but made them realize skate tours can be more than just sitting in a van to get to spots. A memorable experience for most of them.”

Dec 15, 2014 1 comment
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Why I Love San Francisco!

That dirty, dense urban fabric tears apart to bring in nature, which in turn, allows for trails, all within a few miles of the central banking district but don’t forget to cross the bridge. I betcha all that dirt in Marin is ripping right now.

Here’s another great video from Kitsbow.

Dec 14, 2014 6 comments
Rapha: Pro Team Softshell Jacket
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It’s almost time for those long, slow, cold and sometimes wet, base miles. With road season near and there being just enough time for some last minute holiday shopping, Rapha introduces their Pro Team Softshell Jacket, designed to help you brave the elements.

See more details and availability at Rapha.

Dec 14, 2014 No comments yet
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Mavic 125 Ans Seven Axiom SL Auction
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Remember that Mavic 125 ANS project I covered earlier this year? Well, bike by bike, they’re hitting eBay via the Pro’s Closet.

Check out more information below!

Mavic is proud to offer this limited edition Seven Axiom SL with our Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheel-tyre system and Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components. The Seven Cycles x Mavic 125th Anniversary Axiom SL is part of a collection of bikes designed and built to celebrate the 125th year that Mavic has been your trusted partner in cycling. This bike has a stunning gloss and matte black paint scheme with subtle touches of the famous yellow that Mavic is known for.

The winner of the auction will also receive two special edition Sportwool™ jerseys from Rapha. One autographed by Olympic medallist, American National Champion and Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney and the other by 12-time national champion, world championship medalist and an Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney. Feature story and video can be viewed here.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation and their efforts to offer programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s today. More information can be found here. Every Victory Counts!

Special thanks to Seven Cycles, Shimano, Rapha, The Radavist and The Pros Closet for making this bike and auction possible. All images provided by John Watson at ‘The Radavist’.

Specifications:

Frame/Fork – Seven Cycles Axiom SL Road Frame with Carbon Fork
Wheels/Tyres – Mavic Ksyrium 125th Anniversary Edition
Components – Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed (Crank – 172.5, Cassette – 11-25)
Headset – Chris King NoThreadSet
Stem – Seven Cycles Titanium (110mm)
Bar – Seven Cycles Road (42cm center-to-center)
Seatpost – Seven Titanium
Saddle – fi’zi:k Airione k:ium
Pedals – Mavic Zxellium SLR Pedals

Geometry:
Top Tube Length 54cm
Seat Tube Length (c to c) 52.5cm
Chainstay length 410mm
Head and Seat Tube Angles 73deg

Dec 12, 2014 1 comment
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Fizik’s Custom Saddle Designer
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I don’t want to say this is a new feature, because I’m not sure how long it’s been out, but in the vein of Nike iD and other customizable products, Fizik has a saddle customization application on their website. Match virtually any of their saddle shapes to a spectrum of colors and tones.

See more at Fizik.

Dec 11, 2014 4 comments
I Love Berkeley Supply!

Eli, aka “extra cream cheese”, is one of the absolute nicest dudes you’ll ever meet. That is, if you happen to go to his shop in Denver, Berkeley Supply. His store sells only made in the USA apparel and even though Eli doesn’t talk about here, or show it for that matter, he’s got one of the sickest bikes from NAHBS last year too!

I hope you’re still riding your Avery County Cross dude.

Keep killing it! Nice video, Adam!

Dec 11, 2014 3 comments
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