Enduring the Spirit of Enduro

Thank god or science of whatever your belief system dictates for the Masters brothers.

Wyn and Ed can both easily shred anyone of us, and if we don’t wind up in the hospital trying to keep up, then they’re are sure to put us in stitches with quips and cut-ups. Thanks boys. Thanks.

Heres a question? Is it possible to have race/comedy night with the Masters brothers, the Dudes of Hazzard, and Team Robot. Or better yet can Comedy or Die sponsor these guys for the year? I’m thinking Road Fools on the world cup circuit.

Its Christmas right? Well this is on the top of my list.

Thanks whoever.

Dec 22, 2014 No comments yet
Happy Holidays From the Radavist
Peace, Love and Bikes

Peace, love, stoke and bikes!

Last April, we relaunched the site with a new name, new writers and a new plan, yet we tried to keep that one message clear.

I wanted to thank everyone for all the support. Thanks to everyone who has ordered products from the Radavist. Be it a sticker, or a cycling kit. Your contributions keep the wheels rolling and will aid in funding future stories. Most of all, thanks for coming here, commenting here and, thanks for playing nice. I really want to continue to encourage a positive vibe at the site. The internet can be a frustrating place, yet I greatly appreciate everyone’s overwhelming positivity and constructive discourse. You make that happen!

I hope you and yours the best and we’re working hard to keep you entertained for 2015. Until then, enjoy your time off with your families, friends and happy holidays.

Dec 22, 2014 6 comments
SOLD OUT! Tracko and The Radavist Long Sleeve Blackened Splinter Camo Jersey
Tracko_TheRadavist_LS_Jersey-5

A while back, I gave Kyle from Tracko a Forestbound zippered pouch that was made from old M90 camouflage. Kyle and Bobby at Endo Customs made a pattern from that pouch, which was later used in the original Tracko vest.

Each year, Kyle sells a variation of his splinter camo, so this year, I asked if he’d want to do a collaboration. Pure and simple, this Blackened Splinter Camo jersey is just at home in the woods as it is on the road. Mix it with your favorite bibs, or the green Tracko splinter bibs…

Made in the USA by Endo Customs in Downtown LA, these jerseys are $135 plus shipping ($7 US and $15 international) and are in stock now. They will start to ship this week and will come with a replaceable zipper pull for those of you who don’t like the metal zipper.

Scoop one up below. Sorry, Sold out!

Dec 22, 2014 8 comments
Baum Kills Their Touring Bicycle Department
BaumTouring_01

It’s hard to not make a comment about Baum’s recent news of discontinuing their touring bike department, especially when they use this image as an example, which is a perfect segue into a dark place within the custom frame market…

Touring bikes are often, very strange birds. Some of which may suffer from the “Homer Simpson mobile” design precent. You know the episode right? Homer’s brother is a designer at Ford Motors and he gives Homer free reign over designing the ultimate car. A vehicle that performs all the tasks Homer wants it to and his eyes, is the most perfect car, but to the general public, it’s some abhorrent beast, deserving nothing more than the trash compactor.

Now, I’m not saying this bike in particular is an “abhorrent beast” or that it deserves the trash compactor, but let’s face it, it’s probably more attractive to the owner, than it is the general public and as a builder, I’m not sure Baum was too stoked on releasing the photos of it. Or maybe they were? Who knows. Not passing judgment here.

My thought is, when you’re spending the kind of premium coin that’s required for a Baum, you probably want a scalpel, not a swiss army knife. The phenotypes of touring bikes vary like the Galapagos finches. Some are beautiful and others are filled with so many ideas that they transcend beautiful objects and turn down the corridor of the “Homer complex”. Maybe Baum just wanted to stick to what they know best: custom performance road, track and mountain bikes.

ATMO, let the builder be the designer and if you’re trying to cram too many uses into a frame, re-think your priorities. Evolution happens at all levels, even the $12,000 custom bike market.

Dec 22, 2014 14 comments
CX Hairs: SVENNESS 3.8

For this week’s SVENNESS, we hop the English Channel from Belgium over to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England for the third round of the UCI World Cup…

Dec 22, 2014 1 comment
Fit in That Kit
NewGSCTieDyeTracko1


Photo by Kyle Kelley

“I have a goal, through cycling, eating healthier, I vow to transform my body over the next year… Right now I’m sitting at 330lbs of whoop whoop yahoo, according to Brett Tippie. And I really have been looking for something as a catalyst, something that could make me hold my goals, and give me something to work towards.”

You should read the rest of this article at Hope Cyclery. We’re all rooting for ya man!

Dec 22, 2014 3 comments
Trigger Happy

What would you do with 60 POV cameras? Grab a couple of World Cup DH shredders and set up a virtual Rube Goldberg machine, of course.

Dec 22, 2014 1 comment
Chromag: Nice Dreams Fatbike
chromag-nice-dreams

Chromag just dropped their first run of fatbikes, hand built by Mike Truelove in Squamish, BC. Cheekily named the Nice Dreams, this steel beauty is built around a 120mm RockShox Bluto with a 67.5º head angle and a 170mm rear end for 4″ tires. Result? One seriously shreddable fatty.

This small run will sell out quick, but there are still a couple M and M-L frames available as frame only or full SRAM builds. Contact Chromag to swoop!

Dec 21, 2014 3 comments
Baum Cycles: Disc Cubano
Baum_Disc_Cubano_01

Please, please, please, please, don’t make this another disc debate.

This is one of the best looking disc bikes I’ve seen and I have no idea why. Other than the fact that it’s a Baum and they seem to do no wrong. This Cubano is so amazing, down to the ENVE rims and minimal accents.

See more at Baum’s Flickr!

Dec 19, 2014 13 comments
The Athletic: Tigre Time Sweatshirt
Tiger_TheAthletic

The Athletic’s tigre logo looks great in turquoise and even better on a sweatshirt. I did laugh a bit at the product description:

“When it comes to sweatshirts, the American Apparel California Raglan is our go to. It has been used by some of your (our) favorite brands out there. Big names in the industry like Golden Saddle Cyclery and the Team Dream Sunset Chasing Team. Teal and Blue have been a little bit of a go to for us as well. Put a tiger on it and there you have it. ”

Head over to the Athletic now to pick one up!

Dec 19, 2014 1 comment
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Enduring the Spirit of Enduro

Thank god or science of whatever your belief system dictates for the Masters brothers.

Wyn and Ed can both easily shred anyone of us, and if we don’t wind up in the hospital trying to keep up, then they’re are sure to put us in stitches with quips and cut-ups. Thanks boys. Thanks.

Heres a question? Is it possible to have race/comedy night with the Masters brothers, the Dudes of Hazzard, and Team Robot. Or better yet can Comedy or Die sponsor these guys for the year? I’m thinking Road Fools on the world cup circuit.

Its Christmas right? Well this is on the top of my list.

Thanks whoever.

Dec 22, 2014 No comments yet
Happy Holidays From the Radavist
Peace, Love and Bikes

Peace, love, stoke and bikes!

Last April, we relaunched the site with a new name, new writers and a new plan, yet we tried to keep that one message clear.

I wanted to thank everyone for all the support. Thanks to everyone who has ordered products from the Radavist. Be it a sticker, or a cycling kit. Your contributions keep the wheels rolling and will aid in funding future stories. Most of all, thanks for coming here, commenting here and, thanks for playing nice. I really want to continue to encourage a positive vibe at the site. The internet can be a frustrating place, yet I greatly appreciate everyone’s overwhelming positivity and constructive discourse. You make that happen!

I hope you and yours the best and we’re working hard to keep you entertained for 2015. Until then, enjoy your time off with your families, friends and happy holidays.

Dec 22, 2014 6 comments
SOLD OUT! Tracko and The Radavist Long Sleeve Blackened Splinter Camo Jersey
Tracko_TheRadavist_LS_Jersey-5

A while back, I gave Kyle from Tracko a Forestbound zippered pouch that was made from old M90 camouflage. Kyle and Bobby at Endo Customs made a pattern from that pouch, which was later used in the original Tracko vest.

Each year, Kyle sells a variation of his splinter camo, so this year, I asked if he’d want to do a collaboration. Pure and simple, this Blackened Splinter Camo jersey is just at home in the woods as it is on the road. Mix it with your favorite bibs, or the green Tracko splinter bibs…

Made in the USA by Endo Customs in Downtown LA, these jerseys are $135 plus shipping ($7 US and $15 international) and are in stock now. They will start to ship this week and will come with a replaceable zipper pull for those of you who don’t like the metal zipper.

Scoop one up below. Sorry, Sold out!

Dec 22, 2014 8 comments
Baum Kills Their Touring Bicycle Department
BaumTouring_01

It’s hard to not make a comment about Baum’s recent news of discontinuing their touring bike department, especially when they use this image as an example, which is a perfect segue into a dark place within the custom frame market…

Touring bikes are often, very strange birds. Some of which may suffer from the “Homer Simpson mobile” design precent. You know the episode right? Homer’s brother is a designer at Ford Motors and he gives Homer free reign over designing the ultimate car. A vehicle that performs all the tasks Homer wants it to and his eyes, is the most perfect car, but to the general public, it’s some abhorrent beast, deserving nothing more than the trash compactor.

Now, I’m not saying this bike in particular is an “abhorrent beast” or that it deserves the trash compactor, but let’s face it, it’s probably more attractive to the owner, than it is the general public and as a builder, I’m not sure Baum was too stoked on releasing the photos of it. Or maybe they were? Who knows. Not passing judgment here.

My thought is, when you’re spending the kind of premium coin that’s required for a Baum, you probably want a scalpel, not a swiss army knife. The phenotypes of touring bikes vary like the Galapagos finches. Some are beautiful and others are filled with so many ideas that they transcend beautiful objects and turn down the corridor of the “Homer complex”. Maybe Baum just wanted to stick to what they know best: custom performance road, track and mountain bikes.

ATMO, let the builder be the designer and if you’re trying to cram too many uses into a frame, re-think your priorities. Evolution happens at all levels, even the $12,000 custom bike market.

Dec 22, 2014 14 comments
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CX Hairs: SVENNESS 3.8

For this week’s SVENNESS, we hop the English Channel from Belgium over to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England for the third round of the UCI World Cup…

Dec 22, 2014 1 comment
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Fit in That Kit
NewGSCTieDyeTracko1


Photo by Kyle Kelley

“I have a goal, through cycling, eating healthier, I vow to transform my body over the next year… Right now I’m sitting at 330lbs of whoop whoop yahoo, according to Brett Tippie. And I really have been looking for something as a catalyst, something that could make me hold my goals, and give me something to work towards.”

You should read the rest of this article at Hope Cyclery. We’re all rooting for ya man!

Dec 22, 2014 3 comments
Trigger Happy

What would you do with 60 POV cameras? Grab a couple of World Cup DH shredders and set up a virtual Rube Goldberg machine, of course.

Dec 22, 2014 1 comment
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Chromag: Nice Dreams Fatbike
chromag-nice-dreams

Chromag just dropped their first run of fatbikes, hand built by Mike Truelove in Squamish, BC. Cheekily named the Nice Dreams, this steel beauty is built around a 120mm RockShox Bluto with a 67.5º head angle and a 170mm rear end for 4″ tires. Result? One seriously shreddable fatty.

This small run will sell out quick, but there are still a couple M and M-L frames available as frame only or full SRAM builds. Contact Chromag to swoop!

Dec 21, 2014 3 comments
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Baum Cycles: Disc Cubano
Baum_Disc_Cubano_01

Please, please, please, please, don’t make this another disc debate.

This is one of the best looking disc bikes I’ve seen and I have no idea why. Other than the fact that it’s a Baum and they seem to do no wrong. This Cubano is so amazing, down to the ENVE rims and minimal accents.

See more at Baum’s Flickr!

Dec 19, 2014 13 comments
The Athletic: Tigre Time Sweatshirt
Tiger_TheAthletic

The Athletic’s tigre logo looks great in turquoise and even better on a sweatshirt. I did laugh a bit at the product description:

“When it comes to sweatshirts, the American Apparel California Raglan is our go to. It has been used by some of your (our) favorite brands out there. Big names in the industry like Golden Saddle Cyclery and the Team Dream Sunset Chasing Team. Teal and Blue have been a little bit of a go to for us as well. Put a tiger on it and there you have it. ”

Head over to the Athletic now to pick one up!

Dec 19, 2014 1 comment
Bombtrack: The Hook Disc Cross Bike

Here’s a quick piece from Bombtrack, featuring their new Columbus Chromor disc cross bike with SRAM Rival, the Hook. Weighing in at 22lbs for the complete build in a size medium, the Hook is designed for cross racing, trail riding and gravel rides.

See some product photos below and more information at Bombtrack.

Dec 19, 2014 5 comments
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