Throwback Thursday: Death in the Valley

So, you might have noticed this already but our server accidentally deleted our 2015 image bucket, including many of my favorite Ride Reportage entries. When possible, I’ll be re-upping these stories and linking it here to the Radar to encourage everyone to revisit the entry. We’ve got a lot of incredible rides back-logged here on the Radavist, so expect some prime throwback entries being brought back to life. Got one you’d like to request? Drop it in the comments.

This week’s entry is Death in the Valley, by team AWOL. I wonder how much these guys have learned since their last attempt?

Nov 16, 2017 8 comments
Spye + HED + Stoemper present the 5th Art Wheel Fundraiser for Cancer

When a bunch of brands come together to raise money for families battling cancer, in honor of the late, great Steve Hed, I’m all on board.

“Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4:30-9:00 p.m. at Spye 2740 31st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406. On display and up for bid will be one of a kind pieces-created by local and national artist-incorporating the carbon fiber HED 3 racing wheel. The silent auction event will include the artwork and a handmade Stoemper track bicycle. The artwork, made especially for this auction, and the Stoemper bike will be previewed and available for remote bidding via an auction website. Proceeds will provide direct support to families battling cancer in partnership with the Children’s Minnesota Cancer Kids fund. Donations in excess of the item’s value will be tax deductible. ”

Check out the details for this amazing charity below, including a gallery of the wheel designs!

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Nov 15, 2017 No comments yet
The Angry Catfish Family

Angry Catfish + Mend Provisions + Northern Coffeeworks + Northern Frameworks make up the Angry Catfish family in Minneapolis:

“A collaborative collective of businesses in Minneapolis, Minnesota go beyond retail and thrive in a community built by each other and those around them. In 2010 Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop + Coffee Bar(ACF) opened to accolades amongst its local patrons and followers across the country with a simple concept to provide the best bicycles, coffee, and environment to enjoy them possible. Not long after the launch of ACF Mend Provisions, a life style fly fishing, men’s apparel, and outdoor goods brand was created and opened around the corner from ACF. Mend was followed by Northern Frameworks the in house frame/bicycle company to Angry Catfish allowing a curated, tailor-made bicycle experience with in the brick and mortar retail establishment in South Minneapolis. Finally in 2017 Northern Coffeeworks took an already refined third wave coffee model offered and ACF and added locale sources food and beverage in a Minneapolis Downtown East setting. The teams of all four businesses not only work together, but also eat, drink, and play together and with their community at large. ”

These guys are the best. Smoochies, Josh!

Nov 13, 2017 No comments yet
Richard Sachs Seat Lug Survival Kit

Details matter. Especially on a bicycle. From the cable stops to even the seat binder bolt. If anyone knows about this, it’s Richard Sachs:

“The RS Seat Lug Bolt and Nut are precision machined from aerospace grade stainless steel solid bar stock. The pitch diameter of the bolt was held to a super precise tolerance prior to cold forming on dedicated thread rolling equipment. Rolled threads result in a part that is 30% stronger and has a superior surface finish. The care put into this one component demonstrates that whether you are making parts for airplanes, or for bicycles, the details matter.”

Swoop this setup at Richard Sachs or for more on the project from Horst Engineering, the Connecticut firm that made these, read this page.

Nov 13, 2017 12 comments
Roads Less Traveled: Overland

Overlanding is a dirty word, right there with “adventure” and “epic,” yet I can see how all three might apply in the latest Roads Less Traveled video.

Nov 13, 2017 2 comments
Kris at 44 Bikes Explains Superboost’s Benefits for Hardtail MTB Frames


Photos by Jarrod Bunk

135mm, 142mm, boost and now “super” boost. What gives with all these rear hub standards? I just wanna shreddd! Well, Kris from 44 Bikes knows a thing or two about shredding and frame design, so he tackled explaining superboost in his latest blog post:

“Earlier in the year, I put together a post just after completing the next iteration of the Marauder in a titanium prototype. You can read that post here. What is special about this bike is I used the pre-existing 157mm TA standard paired with an 83mm shell width. This is technically an existing DH standard which Pivot tweaked by adjusting the flange spacing of the non-drive side to move it outboard a bit more to stiffen up the rear wheel build and subsequently re-marketing it as “Superboost”. Which I think took some by surprise as a “new” standard. It’s quite the contrary. And when paired with that 83mm shell width (another existing standard) you get perfect chain line and a critical area of the bicycle is literally opened up to so many opportunities as tires gain more volume and width. ”

Keep reading at 44 Bikes!

Nov 10, 2017 25 comments
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Chumba’s Made in Texas Terlingua All Road Bike

Named after a West Texas ghost town, the Terlingua, gets its namesake for the ability to traverse multiple road surface in this rugged part of the American West. Home of the Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest, the team at Chumba have fallen in love with riding there and wanted to design a bike that would be capable enough to handle the terrain, without compromising ride quality, or functionality. The Terlingua is a road bike, with large clearances, fit for dirt road riding, bikepacking and even ‘cross races. These frames are made outside of Austin, Texas and have all the boxes checked in terms of adaptability, they’ll fit a 700x50mm or 27.5″ equivalent, come in a variety of colors and pricing begins at $1450 for a frame. Check out all the details below and see more photos at Chumba!

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Nov 17, 2017 6 comments
Throwback Thursday: Death in the Valley

So, you might have noticed this already but our server accidentally deleted our 2015 image bucket, including many of my favorite Ride Reportage entries. When possible, I’ll be re-upping these stories and linking it here to the Radar to encourage everyone to revisit the entry. We’ve got a lot of incredible rides back-logged here on the Radavist, so expect some prime throwback entries being brought back to life. Got one you’d like to request? Drop it in the comments.

This week’s entry is Death in the Valley, by team AWOL. I wonder how much these guys have learned since their last attempt?

Nov 16, 2017 8 comments
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Spye + HED + Stoemper present the 5th Art Wheel Fundraiser for Cancer

When a bunch of brands come together to raise money for families battling cancer, in honor of the late, great Steve Hed, I’m all on board.

“Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4:30-9:00 p.m. at Spye 2740 31st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406. On display and up for bid will be one of a kind pieces-created by local and national artist-incorporating the carbon fiber HED 3 racing wheel. The silent auction event will include the artwork and a handmade Stoemper track bicycle. The artwork, made especially for this auction, and the Stoemper bike will be previewed and available for remote bidding via an auction website. Proceeds will provide direct support to families battling cancer in partnership with the Children’s Minnesota Cancer Kids fund. Donations in excess of the item’s value will be tax deductible. ”

Check out the details for this amazing charity below, including a gallery of the wheel designs!

(more…)

Nov 15, 2017 No comments yet
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The Angry Catfish Family

Angry Catfish + Mend Provisions + Northern Coffeeworks + Northern Frameworks make up the Angry Catfish family in Minneapolis:

“A collaborative collective of businesses in Minneapolis, Minnesota go beyond retail and thrive in a community built by each other and those around them. In 2010 Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop + Coffee Bar(ACF) opened to accolades amongst its local patrons and followers across the country with a simple concept to provide the best bicycles, coffee, and environment to enjoy them possible. Not long after the launch of ACF Mend Provisions, a life style fly fishing, men’s apparel, and outdoor goods brand was created and opened around the corner from ACF. Mend was followed by Northern Frameworks the in house frame/bicycle company to Angry Catfish allowing a curated, tailor-made bicycle experience with in the brick and mortar retail establishment in South Minneapolis. Finally in 2017 Northern Coffeeworks took an already refined third wave coffee model offered and ACF and added locale sources food and beverage in a Minneapolis Downtown East setting. The teams of all four businesses not only work together, but also eat, drink, and play together and with their community at large. ”

These guys are the best. Smoochies, Josh!

Nov 13, 2017 No comments yet
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