Mash SF: Chas

Chas is an amazing human. One that can translate his optimistic attitude directly to his bike handling. Stoked to be spending a few days with this guy in the mountains this week!

Apr 10, 2017 21 comments
Sign up for the 2017 Swift Campout!

This June 24th and 25th, on the night of the Solstice, the Swift Campout returns and you can sign up now, for free at the website. Head on over to read about route planning, gear recommendations and to view people’s photo contributions from previous year’s events.

Apr 10, 2017 1 comment
44 Bikes: Sparkle Explosion Marauder 27.5+ Hardtail

It’s spring and that means for builders like Kris at 44 Bikes, their clients are eagerly awaiting their new shred sleds to take on their newly-dried out trails. His latest build from the 44 queue is this 27.5+ Marauder hardtail, with a rather impressive powdercoat job and build kit. View more from this bike’s life thus far at the 44 Bikes Flickr.

Apr 10, 2017 1 comment
Bicycle Quarterly Tests the Open UP

The team at Bicycle Quarterly took the Open U.P. to Odarumi, one of the highest passes in Japan, at 6600′ in elevation. Watch this video to find out how a carbon bike handles the climb.

Apr 10, 2017 3 comments
Brooks Celebrates Roubaix with a Chpt. III Capsule Pack

This has got to be the best Brooks collaboration I’ve seen to date but at a price. $445 gets you the limited edition C13, a book and jersey.

“To celebrate the memorable Paris-Roubaix race, Brooks England and Chpt. III, David Millar’s road cycling clothing brand, have created a limited edition collector’s set inspired by the famous Roubaix Velodrome.”

Check out more at Brooks!

Apr 7, 2017 9 comments
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44 Bikes: Sparkle Explosion Marauder 27.5+ Hardtail

It’s spring and that means for builders like Kris at 44 Bikes, their clients are eagerly awaiting their new shred sleds to take on their newly-dried out trails. His latest build from the 44 queue is this 27.5+ Marauder hardtail, with a rather impressive powdercoat job and build kit. View more from this bike’s life thus far at the 44 Bikes Flickr.

Apr 10, 2017 1 comment
Bicycle Quarterly Tests the Open UP

The team at Bicycle Quarterly took the Open U.P. to Odarumi, one of the highest passes in Japan, at 6600′ in elevation. Watch this video to find out how a carbon bike handles the climb.

Apr 10, 2017 3 comments
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Brooks Celebrates Roubaix with a Chpt. III Capsule Pack

This has got to be the best Brooks collaboration I’ve seen to date but at a price. $445 gets you the limited edition C13, a book and jersey.

“To celebrate the memorable Paris-Roubaix race, Brooks England and Chpt. III, David Millar’s road cycling clothing brand, have created a limited edition collector’s set inspired by the famous Roubaix Velodrome.”

Check out more at Brooks!

Apr 7, 2017 9 comments
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Fyxation’s Sparta All-Road Fork

I’m sure I enjoy posting forks like this as much as you enjoy seeing new options. Fyxation throws their hat into the ring of the carbon fork with rack mounts circuit, offering up a 1 1/8″, 12mm thru-axle, flat mount disc fork. The Sparta will be available in a tapered option later on in Fall of 2017, but for now, this 1 1/8″ option is available. See more at Fyxation.

Apr 6, 2017 7 comments
Get Ready! Strawfoot’s Easter Egg Hunt is Back

Next week, Strawfoot has organized an Easter Egg hunt in Portland, Chico, SF, Santa Cruz and LA. Stay tuned for more details!

Monday, April 10th – Chris King in Portland
Tuesday, April 11th – Paul in Chico
Wednesday, April 12th – All Hail the Black Market in Oakland
Thursday, Apil 13th – Strawfoot in Santa Cruz
Friday, April 14th – the Radavist in LA

Apr 5, 2017 4 comments
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Spring Sage Jersey Pre-Order Is Coming This Thursday

We put a fresh spin on the California Sage jersey from last year, in a new tri-color, all-over pattern with a pop of yellow. To ensure everyone can get their hands on one, we’ll be opening up a pre-order for two weeks this Thursday. From there, it’ll be a 4-6 week lead time for your order to be shipped to you. These will come in a men’s and women’s cut, exactly like the last run, so order accordingly.

These were designed by Kyler Martz and are made by Endo Customs in Los Angles, California.

Apr 4, 2017 15 comments
Timeless Fun


Photos by Tim Thulin

Jeff from Bike Jerks shared photos from a photographer who took part of a the Grey Rabbit / Pearl Pass MTB Tour in 1981. Tim captured the energy that is still present on rides like this, even today and a lot of these photos are timeless. See the full story at Bike Jerks.

Apr 4, 2017 5 comments
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