The Radavist 2014 Calendar: April
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This is the fourth layout of the Radavist 2014 Calendar, entitled “Banquet of Champions”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.

No one ever said bike racing was easy, especially the Rouge Roubaix. That event caused carnage across all fields and in doing so, brought out primitive survival instincts. The kind that tell you to keep pushing forwards because there’s an ice cold beverage waiting for you at the finish line.

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Apr 2, 2014 No comments yet
Cycling in the US from a Dutch Prospective

This is kind of depressing and uncomfortable to watch – like a bad Ben Stiller movie. You just know things are going to go wrong.

Having ridden all over the world, it’s interesting for me to hear this Dutch reporter discuss the lack of “infra” in US cities. When these clips are presented in a matter-of-fact way, it’s easy to see why we’re so far behind in the US…

Nice find Jeff!

Apr 1, 2014 7 comments
Santa Cruz Ain’t Joking with Their New Nomad 27.5

Today, in the wake of hundreds of elaborate April Fools jokes, Santa Cruz popped this bad boy up on their site. Introducing the new Nomad 27.5 shred sled. That turquoise and pink bike is so pissed off! See more specs, a killer video and photos below.

An aggressive 65 degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds. We’ve also added a V10-style upper link, increased VPP™ travel and improved small bump performance.

165mm VPP™ suspension.
New compact lower link and V10-style upper link.
Full carbon frame and swingarm in S, M, L & XL sizes.
Single-chain-ring-only design.
27.5” wheels, with new carbon ENVE M70 option.

RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air160mm fork.
RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair or Vivid Air RC2 shock.
Frame from 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg).
Complete from 27.1 lbs (12.3kg).

Internal routing made from molded carbon tubes: ensures precise and hassle free feeding of rear derailleur and seat post cables.
Bottle cage mounts within front triangle: works with piggyback shock.

Apr 1, 2014 2 comments
The Foot Down: Track End Print
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I’ve always loved those 14R Royce track ends and I’m stoked to see the Foot Down celebrating them.

“I hand screened these prints myself on super thick A3 sized paper. The first 25 orders will be hand numbered and signed, they have a top secret defining feature that won’t be on the rest.

Get a bit of fixed gear up on your wall, buy yours from the Foot Down Shop

Apr 1, 2014 No comments yet
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Santa Cruz Ain’t Joking with Their New Nomad 27.5

Today, in the wake of hundreds of elaborate April Fools jokes, Santa Cruz popped this bad boy up on their site. Introducing the new Nomad 27.5 shred sled. That turquoise and pink bike is so pissed off! See more specs, a killer video and photos below.

An aggressive 65 degree head angle delivers V10 handling at Syndicate speeds. We’ve also added a V10-style upper link, increased VPP™ travel and improved small bump performance.

165mm VPP™ suspension.
New compact lower link and V10-style upper link.
Full carbon frame and swingarm in S, M, L & XL sizes.
Single-chain-ring-only design.
27.5” wheels, with new carbon ENVE M70 option.

RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air160mm fork.
RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair or Vivid Air RC2 shock.
Frame from 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg).
Complete from 27.1 lbs (12.3kg).

Internal routing made from molded carbon tubes: ensures precise and hassle free feeding of rear derailleur and seat post cables.
Bottle cage mounts within front triangle: works with piggyback shock.

Apr 1, 2014 2 comments
The Foot Down: Track End Print
the-foot-down-fork-end-a3-screen-print-01

I’ve always loved those 14R Royce track ends and I’m stoked to see the Foot Down celebrating them.

“I hand screened these prints myself on super thick A3 sized paper. The first 25 orders will be hand numbered and signed, they have a top secret defining feature that won’t be on the rest.

Get a bit of fixed gear up on your wall, buy yours from the Foot Down Shop

Apr 1, 2014 No comments yet
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The Radavist? Woah Woah Woah… The What?
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For almost ten years, Prolly is Not Probably has been one man’s voice. One person’s take on the ever-expanding world of cycling. Over the past few years, I’ve really struggled with the identity of the site. It may not be evident to you, the readership, but I’ve been conflicted for a long time.

When I finally chose to rename and rebrand PiNP, I had to come up with a name that I felt fit the tone, content and projection of where I saw cycling going for myself, as well as the readership. It needed a color and a mascot, or spirit animal that had to still look metal (right?)

Bikes are fucking amazing and I want more people’s voices, photography and experiences on the site. In order to do that, it can no longer be my own voice, it has to be a community.

A community of like-minded individuals who I’ve gotten to know over the years and whose work I respect and admire. These authors will share their stories, photos and yes, even non-cycling related commentary. In short: cycling-related and unrelated.

Onto the elephant in the room, or rather the new name and its jackal-like spirit animal (more on that guy later).

Atavism is a term, first introduced to me by Seth Rosko, four years ago. While the actual definition delves into the human condition, social behaviors and ‘throwback’ phenotypes, it’s the inherent need for all living creatures to play. It’s why dolphins will surf shorebreak, why a sea otter will slide down a rock and why a dog needs to play to be happy and healthy.

In a lot of ways, atavism is what fueled the early days of PiNP. It’s why we began bunny hopping track bikes, or riding cross bikes on MTB trails. It’s why we still do these things.

There’s only one problem with the word… It’s too serious and I wanted it to be more abstract; something we, this new community, could define over time.

For me, and the people I’ve invited to contribute to The Radavist, the ride is just as important as the stories and moments you secure along the way.

The Radavist will always stop for the ‘gram, or to hit that tranny again, or nail the backflip off the rope swing…

You don’t learn unless you try and that means, Rubber Side Up!

Now onto a few key points:

On the left, there is a column called RADAR. It’s the news feed. In the middle is REPORTAGE, those are the galleries. Up top is a toolbar with a break-down showing the most current posts. In the ABOUT section, you’ll find the necessary emails. Please email your video submissions to the video email and products to the products email.

This is a completely new website, we’re still tweaking things. If you see an obvious error, that our tired eyes missed, please contact the Radavist.

Apr 1, 2014 108 comments
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The Mudfoot Dirty Hundo is This Weekend!
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Photos by Kyle Kelley

With the biggest and best race of the year coming this weekend, the biggest and best artist just got done signing each poster. Hey Geoff! The Mudfoot Dirty Hundo is this Saturday in Los Angeles and Sunday, after your legs are ripped off, All-City, Golden Saddle Cyclery and mother nature are going to throw a sunset ride.

Posters and t-shirts will be available at the Dirty Hundo start and whatever is left over will be sold online.

Mar 27, 2014 1 comment
Rock Shox RS-1 in Action


Photo by Adrian Marcoux

Here’s a feel good flick from Rock Shox, featuring that RS-1 inverted fork:

“They’re the future of XC mountain biking—in more ways than one. Kate Courtney and Russell Finsterwald are classic overachievers: She’s a NICA alumnus gone World Cup hopeful (and is a Stanford undergrad in her spare time), and he’s a former U23 National and Pan Am champ ready to compete in 2014 at the pinnacle of our sport. Stripped of team logos, and outside the boundaries of course-marking tape, however, both are simply mountain bikers with a passionate penchant for new trails and eye-opening adventures.”

Basically, this video makes me want to go ride some more desert.

Mar 27, 2014 5 comments
Cuppow and a Chris Chance in Los Angeles
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Photos by Kyle Kelley

I absolutely love everything about these photos. Greg from Cuppow brought his Chris Chance road bike to the west coast for a little R&R&R (riding, rest and relaxation). While he was in Los Angeles, Kyle took him to the blacktop for breakfast and shot some photos of his rad ‘Chance.

Check out more here!

Mar 27, 2014 3 comments
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Eine for Stanridge Speed and the 2014 Red Hook Crit Hate Track Bike
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This came out so rad!

“Ohio based Stanridge Cycles is excited to announce the arrival of Katie Arnold to the team as it heads into it’s 3rd season competing in the Red Hook Crit Series. Arnold will join previous Red Hook winner and Cat 1/Pro, Evan Murphy at the start line in NYC this weekend.

This years Red Hook Crit program began in October of last year while in Shoreditch, London visiting Deathspray Custom. Ben Eine’s work on Mother London caught the eye of Stanridge Cycles Owner Adam Eldridge. After returning to the states Ben was contacted and it was on. Ben hand painted both frames for the event.

This year Enve Composites  Paul Components and Vittoria Tires have joined as new team sponsors while Endo Custom remains as the jersey maker. Riders will use a variation of the iconic Stanridge HSP MkII (pictured) during the series to showcase a team that competes at the highest level of fixed crit racing.

“I enjoy creating bikes for this series. Having these frames used under race conditions means much more to me than hanging them on display at a bike show. They’ll get beat up, scratched and used which is perfectly fine with me”.  - Adam Eldridge, Owner of Stanridge Cycles.”

Mar 27, 2014 5 comments
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Bishop Bikes: Ben’s Columbus MS Road
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It’s been a long, long time since I first posted about Ben’s Columbus MS road frame. Last June, in fact. Chris and Ben both tracked down all the parts needed to build this beauty up and I gotta say, it’s one of the best road bikes I’ve seen come from Bishop. Which is saying a lot, considering my own and Michael‘s are still two stellar beauts.

Catch more of this insane road bike (if you can indeed catch it) at the Bishop Flickr!

Mar 26, 2014 4 comments
Fi’zi:k: The Eloquence of Movement Project
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Why is it that the raddest shoes are always the ones never slated for public consumption? Case in point: the Eloquence of Movement Project that Fi’zi:k is promoting.

A little backstory: 2014 is David Millar’s final season of professional racing. He wants to go out with a bang, raising money for a charity and exploring his career as a pro through a series of conceptual cycling shoes.

These shoes were designed by VCRC Style Council in partnership with Fi’zi:k and will be auctioned off for the Small Steps Project.

Each pair was hand made in Italy and are completely insane – like the Milano Sanremo editions pictured above.

Head over to Fi’zi:k to see what all is on the auction block.

Mar 26, 2014 Comments are OFF
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