Rapha: Merino Rivals Jersey
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I love it when Rapha does Rapha. Don’t get me wrong, there are many facets to the brand yet the designs that also resonate with me are their themed merino jerseys. Take the newest to their collection: the Merino Rivals Jersey. Inspired by the intense rivalry between two Italians of note: Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. This jersey is colored in Neapolitan hues and accented with classic details. Read more at Rapha!

Apr 26, 2016 3 comments
Road to Red Hook Video

We posted the trailer for this a bit back, now here’s the full-length video, Road to Red Hook.

“Road to RedHook tags along with 4 talented women as they gear up for the 2nd year of the Women’s RedHook crit–a fast, competitive bike race in Brooklyn, New York.
Anyone can look pro with some good glasses and fancy spandex, but the interviews uncover these girls to be sweet, funny, hopeful, and above all– totally human. The participants involved with this video want to remind all those hopefuls out there that sometimes the hardest part of racing is just getting to the starting line.

Featuring:
Erica Schwanke
Christina Peck
Ayesha McGowan
Lynn Kennedy”

Apr 25, 2016 2 comments
Machines for Freedom in Death Valley
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Photos by Tracy Chandler

Death Valley is one of my favorite National Parks and while its conditions in the summer are far from inviting for even the most experienced cyclists, the spring and late fall can make for exceptional riding weather. Machines for Freedom used this pastel backdrop for their latest photoshoot. Head on over to MFF to check it out!

Apr 25, 2016 1 comment
The Weekend Ended Like This
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… outriding storm clouds at the highest point in the City of Los Angeles and then finding myself on a MTB trail on my ‘cross bike, completely covered in flowering Spanish Broom. Hope yours was filled with lots of riding and your steeds are sated.

Apr 24, 2016 15 comments
King Cage Universal Support Bolt
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So… I’ve seen these before, but never had a chance to pick up a set, or photograph them in action. Luckily, Ocean Air Cycles did both of those for us. Ron at King Cage makes these. They’re essentially a hose clamp with a bottle boss welded onto it, allowing you to ad bottle cages to virtually any area of your bike. Just make sure you wrap your frame or fork with a protective tape as shown. Head to your local King Cage dealer to scoop up a set!

Apr 22, 2016 5 comments
Hack Bike Derby

This sounds incredible!

“17 frame builders racing home hacked Klunkers over a rain & fire filled weekend in Somerset. The Hack Bike Derby is an annual event held over 2 days with a different type of bike and series of races proposed for each year. This year, the first year, the theme is klunkers; the original Mountain Bikes as raced from around 1976 in California, USA.”

See more details below. Anyone have photos of the bikes?

(more…)

Apr 21, 2016 21 comments
Gian Lucagimini’s Velocipedia Renderings of Drawings
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People, of all ages are masters of the sketch or doodle. Their interpretations of everyday objects can sometimes provide inspiration to artists like Gian Lucagimini to render these sketches in 3D. Honestly, these look way better than most of the concept bikes we see. Check out more at Velocipedia!

Apr 21, 2016 14 comments
Breadwinner’s Goodwater 27.5+ Hardtail Has Landed
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One of my favorite bikes from NAHBS is now available as a custom model within Breadwinner’s extensive bicycle lineup. The Goodwater is a 27.5+ hardtail that can also take a 29’r wheelset. It’s got internal routing, Di2-ready integration and thru-axles. This bike is high on my list of hardtails and honestly, I’m really pumped for Tony and Ira. Check out the Goodwater at Breadwinner!

Apr 21, 2016 No comments yet
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Machines for Freedom in Death Valley
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Photos by Tracy Chandler

Death Valley is one of my favorite National Parks and while its conditions in the summer are far from inviting for even the most experienced cyclists, the spring and late fall can make for exceptional riding weather. Machines for Freedom used this pastel backdrop for their latest photoshoot. Head on over to MFF to check it out!

Apr 25, 2016 1 comment
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The Weekend Ended Like This
LeicaM-338

… outriding storm clouds at the highest point in the City of Los Angeles and then finding myself on a MTB trail on my ‘cross bike, completely covered in flowering Spanish Broom. Hope yours was filled with lots of riding and your steeds are sated.

Apr 24, 2016 15 comments
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King Cage Universal Support Bolt
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So… I’ve seen these before, but never had a chance to pick up a set, or photograph them in action. Luckily, Ocean Air Cycles did both of those for us. Ron at King Cage makes these. They’re essentially a hose clamp with a bottle boss welded onto it, allowing you to ad bottle cages to virtually any area of your bike. Just make sure you wrap your frame or fork with a protective tape as shown. Head to your local King Cage dealer to scoop up a set!

Apr 22, 2016 5 comments
Hack Bike Derby

This sounds incredible!

“17 frame builders racing home hacked Klunkers over a rain & fire filled weekend in Somerset. The Hack Bike Derby is an annual event held over 2 days with a different type of bike and series of races proposed for each year. This year, the first year, the theme is klunkers; the original Mountain Bikes as raced from around 1976 in California, USA.”

See more details below. Anyone have photos of the bikes?

(more…)

Apr 21, 2016 21 comments
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Gian Lucagimini’s Velocipedia Renderings of Drawings
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People, of all ages are masters of the sketch or doodle. Their interpretations of everyday objects can sometimes provide inspiration to artists like Gian Lucagimini to render these sketches in 3D. Honestly, these look way better than most of the concept bikes we see. Check out more at Velocipedia!

Apr 21, 2016 14 comments
Breadwinner’s Goodwater 27.5+ Hardtail Has Landed
Goodwater_Green_XTDi2_Pro_Post

One of my favorite bikes from NAHBS is now available as a custom model within Breadwinner’s extensive bicycle lineup. The Goodwater is a 27.5+ hardtail that can also take a 29’r wheelset. It’s got internal routing, Di2-ready integration and thru-axles. This bike is high on my list of hardtails and honestly, I’m really pumped for Tony and Ira. Check out the Goodwater at Breadwinner!

Apr 21, 2016 No comments yet
Claudio in Cairns

Queensland is home to some rugged and rough terrain, perfect for a bit of World Cup action!

Apr 21, 2016 1 comment
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The Col Collective: Mount Teide

Col Collective takes on Mount Teide on the island of Tenerife off the coast of Africa. Teide offers a continuous climb from sea level to 2,100 meters in one, long, 51km gradient.

Apr 21, 2016 1 comment
Garage Race 2016

The Garage Race returned this year to Prague and FunBikes once again delivered a video documenting the races and shenanigans.

Apr 21, 2016 5 comments
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