A Pre-Ride Preview of Industry’s Nine’s New i9.35 Disc Road Wheels

When it comes to photographing bikes, I’ll always opt for dirty over clean, but some things are just too damn good to wait for that all-so-familiar Southern California gold dirt to cake itself inside every crevice. Case in point: Industry Nine’s new i9.35 Disc road wheels. Previously, we’ve looked at their AR25 disc road wheels, which are still some of the best disc wheels I’ve ridden*. However, if you’re looking to shave a little bit of weight, add the durability of carbon rims, and better aerodynamics, then the i9.35 wheels are another great option in the marketplace. Let’s take a look at them in detail below. (more…)

Jan 22, 2018 No comments yet
Surly Goes Red Rum on the Krampus

Surly calls the newest edition of the Krampus “Pickled Beet,” yet I find that nomenclature to be, I dunno, too organic for a bike with such evil in its DNA. So, either ride it to the farmer’s market or slay some singletrack with it, hell you can even do both on the same ride. The Krampus is back with a deeper, darker red, I’m dubbing Red Rum. Head to Surly’s Blog to see more.

Jan 22, 2018 2 comments
Rapha and Herman Miller: Alexander Girard Print Caps

With a strong heritage in design, Herman Miller is home to archives of numerous textile designers, including Alexander Girard. As a tie-in to the Tour Down Under, Rapha worked with Herman Miller on selecting a series of textile patterns from Girard’s catalogs and applied them to cycling caps, named after famed regions of Southern Australia, a truly beautiful part of the world. Each of these caps are in stock now at Rapha and ready to see your part of the world.

Jan 22, 2018 No comments yet
Simply Propelled

What an amazing story!

“Dreams come in many forms, unique to each of us, and ranging from the fleeting to the enduring. Our dream to ride the divide of North America begins in the Arctic and proves to be a challenging start to our nine-month journey. In the wilderness, we discover strength in our diversity and that our direction is influenced by many dreams.”

See more at Simply Propelled.

Jan 22, 2018 No comments yet
Passing Down a Unique Land Shark Track Frame

Jim C, one of the founders of Orange 20 and later, Cranky’s in Santa Barbara, held a swap meet sale at Golden Saddle Cyclery today, before moving out east. Jim brought along with him a unique Land Shark Time Shark frame. This frame was allegedly raced by Amanda Henry in the 1986 UCI track worlds in the Flying 250mm. While I can’t find any information on the bike, or Amanda Henry’s career online, Jim’s memory of this frame’s history will have to do.

The asymmetric seat stays were a common detail on these Time Sharks, as were custom stems, wild paint jobs, and beautifully-curved forks. A few more details of note include the Magic Motorcycle cranks, which were later purchased by Cannondale to become part of their Coda line. Check out that outboard bottom bracket! The home-made disc wheels are made from common plastic, mostly used in model airplane fuselage construction.

All in all, these “funny bike” designs are always a pleasure to document and admire. Jim passed this bike down to the team at the Cub House, so if you’re ever in their neighborhood, make sure you check it out. See more photos below. (more…)

Jan 20, 2018 3 comments
Invisible Forces

Industry Nine’s newest wheelsets look to tame the natural forces that affect us on the road. You can check out the complete specs on the i9.35, i9.45 and i9.65 wheels at Industry Nine.

Jan 19, 2018 1 comment
God and Famous: Faux Pass Jacket

The new God and Famous Faux Pass jacket features a fully reflective, lightweight, thermal cycling jacket that utilizes a windproof, water-resistant, and breathable Italian 290 GSM reflective fabric. There’s also a 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective strip for added visibility in low light riding conditions, a YKK double zipper, Aero collar. 3-rear pockets and a drop tail for additional coverage. These race fit jackets are in stock now at God and Famous.

Jan 19, 2018 No comments yet
The Oregon Timber Trail 2018 Calendar


Photos by Gabe Tiller

The Oregon Timber Trail has a lot of activities planned for 2018:

“It’s the new year and we’re gearing up for a busy twelve months on the Oregon Timber Trail. A lot of you have been asking about our popular Stewardship Campouts and Sawyer Certifications so we’ve been busy getting all our ducks in a row. Here is our 2018 calendar of events covering a broad spectrum from cooking in the backcountry, to slideshows, to weekend-long certifications and remote trail stewardship events. We hope to share these inspiring and educational experiences with you. ”

Check out all the details at the Oregon Timber Trail and don’t miss their 2017 accomplishments.

Jan 18, 2018 1 comment
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A Pre-Ride Preview of Industry’s Nine’s New i9.35 Disc Road Wheels

When it comes to photographing bikes, I’ll always opt for dirty over clean, but some things are just too damn good to wait for that all-so-familiar Southern California gold dirt to cake itself inside every crevice. Case in point: Industry Nine’s new i9.35 Disc road wheels. Previously, we’ve looked at their AR25 disc road wheels, which are still some of the best disc wheels I’ve ridden*. However, if you’re looking to shave a little bit of weight, add the durability of carbon rims, and better aerodynamics, then the i9.35 wheels are another great option in the marketplace. Let’s take a look at them in detail below. (more…)

Jan 22, 2018 No comments yet
Surly Goes Red Rum on the Krampus

Surly calls the newest edition of the Krampus “Pickled Beet,” yet I find that nomenclature to be, I dunno, too organic for a bike with such evil in its DNA. So, either ride it to the farmer’s market or slay some singletrack with it, hell you can even do both on the same ride. The Krampus is back with a deeper, darker red, I’m dubbing Red Rum. Head to Surly’s Blog to see more.

Jan 22, 2018 2 comments
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Rapha and Herman Miller: Alexander Girard Print Caps

With a strong heritage in design, Herman Miller is home to archives of numerous textile designers, including Alexander Girard. As a tie-in to the Tour Down Under, Rapha worked with Herman Miller on selecting a series of textile patterns from Girard’s catalogs and applied them to cycling caps, named after famed regions of Southern Australia, a truly beautiful part of the world. Each of these caps are in stock now at Rapha and ready to see your part of the world.

Jan 22, 2018 No comments yet
Simply Propelled

What an amazing story!

“Dreams come in many forms, unique to each of us, and ranging from the fleeting to the enduring. Our dream to ride the divide of North America begins in the Arctic and proves to be a challenging start to our nine-month journey. In the wilderness, we discover strength in our diversity and that our direction is influenced by many dreams.”

See more at Simply Propelled.

Jan 22, 2018 No comments yet
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Passing Down a Unique Land Shark Track Frame

Jim C, one of the founders of Orange 20 and later, Cranky’s in Santa Barbara, held a swap meet sale at Golden Saddle Cyclery today, before moving out east. Jim brought along with him a unique Land Shark Time Shark frame. This frame was allegedly raced by Amanda Henry in the 1986 UCI track worlds in the Flying 250mm. While I can’t find any information on the bike, or Amanda Henry’s career online, Jim’s memory of this frame’s history will have to do.

The asymmetric seat stays were a common detail on these Time Sharks, as were custom stems, wild paint jobs, and beautifully-curved forks. A few more details of note include the Magic Motorcycle cranks, which were later purchased by Cannondale to become part of their Coda line. Check out that outboard bottom bracket! The home-made disc wheels are made from common plastic, mostly used in model airplane fuselage construction.

All in all, these “funny bike” designs are always a pleasure to document and admire. Jim passed this bike down to the team at the Cub House, so if you’re ever in their neighborhood, make sure you check it out. See more photos below. (more…)

Jan 20, 2018 3 comments
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Invisible Forces

Industry Nine’s newest wheelsets look to tame the natural forces that affect us on the road. You can check out the complete specs on the i9.35, i9.45 and i9.65 wheels at Industry Nine.

Jan 19, 2018 1 comment
God and Famous: Faux Pass Jacket

The new God and Famous Faux Pass jacket features a fully reflective, lightweight, thermal cycling jacket that utilizes a windproof, water-resistant, and breathable Italian 290 GSM reflective fabric. There’s also a 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective strip for added visibility in low light riding conditions, a YKK double zipper, Aero collar. 3-rear pockets and a drop tail for additional coverage. These race fit jackets are in stock now at God and Famous.

Jan 19, 2018 No comments yet
The Oregon Timber Trail 2018 Calendar


Photos by Gabe Tiller

The Oregon Timber Trail has a lot of activities planned for 2018:

“It’s the new year and we’re gearing up for a busy twelve months on the Oregon Timber Trail. A lot of you have been asking about our popular Stewardship Campouts and Sawyer Certifications so we’ve been busy getting all our ducks in a row. Here is our 2018 calendar of events covering a broad spectrum from cooking in the backcountry, to slideshows, to weekend-long certifications and remote trail stewardship events. We hope to share these inspiring and educational experiences with you. ”

Check out all the details at the Oregon Timber Trail and don’t miss their 2017 accomplishments.

Jan 18, 2018 1 comment
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Who Said Winter Is Coming?

We’re all packing up and heading to the high desert tonight for an escape from the Los Angeles heat. I never thought I’d be saying that, but that’s the world we live in now. Does anyone have some favorite desert rides we should check out in the Southern California area?

Jan 16, 2018 15 comments
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