Traveling Tip: Dry Your Kit in a Hotel Towel
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I spend a lot of time on the road, with my bike and over the past few months, I’ve dialed in just how many kits I need in that time. Say, for instance, I’m going to Santa Cruz for four days. I’ll bring one kit and never have to wear it dirty because of this one trick I’ve learned over the years of life on the road.

Check out the details below!


The trick is, take a dry, clean hotel towel and fold it length-wise, so it’s about 12″ wide. Lay your bibs out on the towel.

Then roll the towel up.

Until it’s in a nice little burrito roll.

… stand on it for around a minute, moving back and forth across the roll. When you take your bibs out, they’ll be almost dry, depending on the fabric. Merino-based bibs will be bone dry, tech bibs will take about 20 minutes to air dry.

Repeat for jerseys, arm warmers, jackets, vests, socks.

This trick has saved me from many stinky bib rides and I thought I’d save you from the same!

Jul 14, 2014 19 comments
The Radavist Redback Kit Pre-Order ENDS TODAY!
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To pre-order the Radavist Redback kit, click on below!


For the back-story on this kit, check out the last order post.

Pre-orders are the easiest way to do a kit delivery, but it’s the hardest. Before doing this, I want to stress that ENDO takes up to 6-8 weeks for delivery after I close this pre-order. Please, don’t email me asking for an update. When I have the kits, I’ll let you know…

Price is $125 for a men’s or women’s jersey and $145 for the bibs. Place an order for them up below and apologies for the formatting. I need to set up a proper web shop.

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Women’s Jersey


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Bibs


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Jul 14, 2014 37 comments
Deux North Hunt 4 Trailer

Here’s the trailer from the forthcoming Deux North Hunt 4 video…

“Riding up the coast of California from Santa Cruz, Deux North’s 8 riders test a new bike built for every kind of road. After 2 days and 200 miles, the group meets the story’s narrator, El Chapulin (The Grasshopper) to listen to his story, tell their own, and compete in an event that he created over 15 years ago. On the final day. the 100-mile Grasshopper Adventure Series race serves as the finish line for Deux North’s Hunt 4. #SeekandDiverge”

Jul 14, 2014 2 comments
Matt’s RetroFat SS with Whisky’s 70w Fat Tubeless Rims is Insane!
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Matt just fired over some photos of his 2009 NAHBS RetroTec Cycles RetroFat SS, retrofitted with the new Whisky 70w Fat Tubeless Rims to Industry Nine hubs… the consensus? I dig it, especially the color, the Cambium and those Surly Nate gumwall tires.

I think it looks like a ton of fun and if you’re going to Saddle Drive this year, you’ll probably see it mobbing around.

Check out a few more photos below!

Jul 13, 2014 19 comments
2014 Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Video

Last night I rolled out to the 2014 Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Crit to shoot some photos, hang out and see what it was all about. I’d never been to a Wolfpack event before, so it was all new to me. Having said that, this video captures the vibes quite well.

Don’t miss that podium scene and Erin’s unfortunate collision with a champagne bottle!

Jul 13, 2014 1 comment
Thank You Mavic!
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Man, I know I get to shoot some pretty balleur rides, but I had a blast documenting the Mavic 125ans bikes… And it brought me back to my favorite city in the world for riding bikes: Los Angeles.

I’ll be reviewing a set of these Ksyrium 125 wheels, for those who have been emailing me, asking what I thought of them.

For now, thanks to Chad and Zach for bringing me to my favorite city, to ride and photograph bikes.

Jul 12, 2014 No comments yet
The Footdown: El Diablo Prints
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In the spirit of the Tour, Ty at the Foot Down made a run of El Diablo prints and shirts.

“Didi Senft has been a regular fixture on the slopes of the greatest climbs of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia since 1993. More commonly known as El Diablo he appears dressed as the devil running and jumping alongside the riders and bringing an extra spark of excitement to any stage. Everyone loves Didi!”

Score one at the Foot Down.

Jul 10, 2014 1 comment
Brooks England for Levi’s® Commuter Cambium Denim

I caught wind of this while I was in England and I’m way into the concept:

“Brooks England and Levi’s® Commuter™ are teaming up to create a Limited Edition saddle: the Cambium Denim, exclusively available this Summer at Levi’s® Commuter™ Workspaces in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London, and from October at the Brooks online shop.

Levi’s® Commuter™ is partnering with Brooks England to produce a special bike saddle manufactured from recycled Levi’s® denim. The saddle will be a Limited Edition version of Brooks’ newest product, the Cambium C17, which uses vulcanized rubber pressing techniques to create a comfortable, waterproof, and long-lasting saddle whose features align with the performance benefits of the Levi’s® Commuter™ collection. Teams from Levi’s® Commuter™ and Brooks England are taking this opportunity to work together to create a product of unique beauty and utility.”

See more at Brooks, including availability and information on the Levi’s® Commuter™ Workspaces.

Jul 10, 2014 8 comments
Trackosaurus Rex: Get Splinter!

The Tracko “Snow Splinter” pre-order closes today. I am really stoked on this kit, because it’s so subtle. Subtle like Kyle’s gentle touch. Pre-order a jersey for men, jersey for women, bibs for men and shorts for women at Tracko’s web shop!

Jul 9, 2014 7 comments
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2014 Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Video

Last night I rolled out to the 2014 Wolfpack Hustle Civic Center Crit to shoot some photos, hang out and see what it was all about. I’d never been to a Wolfpack event before, so it was all new to me. Having said that, this video captures the vibes quite well.

Don’t miss that podium scene and Erin’s unfortunate collision with a champagne bottle!

Jul 13, 2014 1 comment
Thank You Mavic!
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Man, I know I get to shoot some pretty balleur rides, but I had a blast documenting the Mavic 125ans bikes… And it brought me back to my favorite city in the world for riding bikes: Los Angeles.

I’ll be reviewing a set of these Ksyrium 125 wheels, for those who have been emailing me, asking what I thought of them.

For now, thanks to Chad and Zach for bringing me to my favorite city, to ride and photograph bikes.

Jul 12, 2014 No comments yet
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The Footdown: El Diablo Prints
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In the spirit of the Tour, Ty at the Foot Down made a run of El Diablo prints and shirts.

“Didi Senft has been a regular fixture on the slopes of the greatest climbs of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia since 1993. More commonly known as El Diablo he appears dressed as the devil running and jumping alongside the riders and bringing an extra spark of excitement to any stage. Everyone loves Didi!”

Score one at the Foot Down.

Jul 10, 2014 1 comment
Brooks England for Levi’s® Commuter Cambium Denim

I caught wind of this while I was in England and I’m way into the concept:

“Brooks England and Levi’s® Commuter™ are teaming up to create a Limited Edition saddle: the Cambium Denim, exclusively available this Summer at Levi’s® Commuter™ Workspaces in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London, and from October at the Brooks online shop.

Levi’s® Commuter™ is partnering with Brooks England to produce a special bike saddle manufactured from recycled Levi’s® denim. The saddle will be a Limited Edition version of Brooks’ newest product, the Cambium C17, which uses vulcanized rubber pressing techniques to create a comfortable, waterproof, and long-lasting saddle whose features align with the performance benefits of the Levi’s® Commuter™ collection. Teams from Levi’s® Commuter™ and Brooks England are taking this opportunity to work together to create a product of unique beauty and utility.”

See more at Brooks, including availability and information on the Levi’s® Commuter™ Workspaces.

Jul 10, 2014 8 comments
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Trackosaurus Rex: Get Splinter!

The Tracko “Snow Splinter” pre-order closes today. I am really stoked on this kit, because it’s so subtle. Subtle like Kyle’s gentle touch. Pre-order a jersey for men, jersey for women, bibs for men and shorts for women at Tracko’s web shop!

Jul 9, 2014 7 comments
The Radavist Redback Kits are Shipping This Week
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Photo by Sean Talkington

Hey guys, sorry for the delay, I wanted to make sure I had enough stem caps and stickers to put inside each order before the kits went out. They’ll be going out this week. Those who are emailing me, asking about a pre-order. It’ll go up Friday. I wanted to get this first run shipped out.

I will be doing women’s jerseys and would consider doing cycling shorts (alternative for women to wearing men’s bibs), if there is enough of an interest. So, if you’re a woman and would prefer shorts, over men’s bibs, let me know so I can add a line item.

Thanks for your patience! Hugs and kisses.

Jul 9, 2014 4 comments
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PEdAL ED Cycling Garments: Made in Japan and Italy
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I feel like I haven’t had time to do much riding here in Austin this summer, but I did manage to get in a few rides in the new PEdAL ED garments I picked up in the UK while I was visiting during the L’Eroica Britannia.

PEdAL ED makes their wool cycling wear in Japan and their race-fit attire in Italy. Their look is quite unique, with some clever detailing, akin to Japanese clothing design and yet, it’s highly functional.

I’ll be putting some more miles into their Raku bibs before doing a proper review, but so far so good! Don’t miss that Okabe jersey or Kaidu jersey either – I wear my Kaidu on the cross or MTB. It’s one of the nicest jerseys I’ve worn…

At the end of the day, it’s not easy to make products domestically, yet PEdAL ED really nailed it. Check out more products at PEdAL ED!

Jul 8, 2014 2 comments
Firefly Bicycles: With Kids Gloves
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The story goes: guy orders Ti MTB frame from Firefly, then has his kids Linus and Kayla design the paint for it. Circle A then finishes it off. Pretty rad huh? Check out a few more photos below and the full set at the Firefly Flickr!

Jul 8, 2014 9 comments
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