Flashes of the Altai

Nothing like a multi-modal expedition through the Mongolian backcountry to make you feel particularly small…

“Three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and packrafting in a self-supported adventure into the unknown. Never having attempted a mountain bike to packraft link-up, they decided it was a great idea to travel to one of the most remote and sparsely populated places in the world to try it out.”

Jun 7, 2016 5 comments
The Gourmet Century Asuke Was Rad!
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… and I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow! I hope your weekend has been filled with smiles and miles.

Jun 5, 2016 Comments are OFF
Bike Jerks: Superfriends Kit
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We’re stoked to be a part of this project!

“We are beyond stoked to bring you the next big thing in stretchy riding ensembles: The Bike Jerks Superfriends Team Kit. We’ve teamed up with The Radavist, Team Dream Team, Trackosaurus Rex, The Athletic, Golden Saddle Cyclery and Endo Customs to bring you this instant classic.

Bucking current trends in kit design, the goal was to create something that would be unique and yet instantly familiar. Calling together our favorite people and brands across the industry, we drew inspiration from early 90’s mountain bike designs to create the dream piece you see before you.

We couldn’t be happier with the results, and hope that you’ll be moved to fly the colors.
Kits will only be available through the Bike Jerks prebook which ends on June 10th. You can expect delivery Mid-July.”

May 31, 2016 Comments are OFF
Ritchey’s Heritage Paint

This has been an option for a while now, but Ritchey finally made it official at NAHBS this year. Their Heritage Paint deal is simple: for any of their steel framesets, Rick Stefani of D&D cycles will paint it one of four classic paint schemes. This includes the Team RWB, Sunset Fade, Urban and Commando Camo. See all the details at Ritchey!

May 31, 2016 4 comments
Industry Nine: Backcountry 450 27.5+ or 29+ Wheels
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These new Backcountry 450 wheels from Industry Nine are for plus sized frames, particularly the ones used for bikepacking. With a 48.8mm outer dimension and a 45mm inner, these are i9’s widest rims to date. Paired with the Torch hubs’ bombproof design, they’re prepared for whatever you can throw at them.

The 27.5+ are available now, for $1275, with the 29+ becoming available in late June at the same price. Head over to i9 to see the Backcountry 450 27.5+ and 29+ options!

May 30, 2016 3 comments
Sentier Travel Trailer

Some people swear by Bob Trailers for bicycle touring, others are more into panniers or bikepacking bags. If you enjoy touring with a trailer, check out the Sentier system on Kickstarter.

May 30, 2016 Comments are OFF
Jeff Curtes’ Team MAAP Speedvagen Disc ‘Cross
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Our buddy Jeff Curtes is an exceptional photographer and part of the Speedvagen family. Living in Sydney means ‘cross season is here and this season he’s racing for MAAP, an Australian apparel company. When Jeff told me about his new team bike, I requested some photos. It sounded like an awesome build with Di2, a race geometry and no bottle bosses. Yeah…

I can’t even begin to paraphrase Jeff’s words, so check them out below, along with more photos! (more…)

May 29, 2016 3 comments
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The Gourmet Century Asuke Was Rad!
Gourmet Century Asuke-80

… and I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow! I hope your weekend has been filled with smiles and miles.

Jun 5, 2016 Comments are OFF
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Bike Jerks: Superfriends Kit
BIKEJERKS-43

We’re stoked to be a part of this project!

“We are beyond stoked to bring you the next big thing in stretchy riding ensembles: The Bike Jerks Superfriends Team Kit. We’ve teamed up with The Radavist, Team Dream Team, Trackosaurus Rex, The Athletic, Golden Saddle Cyclery and Endo Customs to bring you this instant classic.

Bucking current trends in kit design, the goal was to create something that would be unique and yet instantly familiar. Calling together our favorite people and brands across the industry, we drew inspiration from early 90’s mountain bike designs to create the dream piece you see before you.

We couldn’t be happier with the results, and hope that you’ll be moved to fly the colors.
Kits will only be available through the Bike Jerks prebook which ends on June 10th. You can expect delivery Mid-July.”

May 31, 2016 Comments are OFF
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Ritchey’s Heritage Paint

This has been an option for a while now, but Ritchey finally made it official at NAHBS this year. Their Heritage Paint deal is simple: for any of their steel framesets, Rick Stefani of D&D cycles will paint it one of four classic paint schemes. This includes the Team RWB, Sunset Fade, Urban and Commando Camo. See all the details at Ritchey!

May 31, 2016 4 comments
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Industry Nine: Backcountry 450 27.5+ or 29+ Wheels
I9_BC27.5+

These new Backcountry 450 wheels from Industry Nine are for plus sized frames, particularly the ones used for bikepacking. With a 48.8mm outer dimension and a 45mm inner, these are i9’s widest rims to date. Paired with the Torch hubs’ bombproof design, they’re prepared for whatever you can throw at them.

The 27.5+ are available now, for $1275, with the 29+ becoming available in late June at the same price. Head over to i9 to see the Backcountry 450 27.5+ and 29+ options!

May 30, 2016 3 comments
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