What a Great Road Ride!
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This morning we set off to shoot Kyle’s Mr. Pink and ended up doing some of my favorite miles in Los Angeles. More on this tomorrow!

May 24, 2016 1 comment
Ryan Wilson’s New 44 Bikes Olive Drab 27.5+ Bikepacking Rig
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When Ryan Wilson @RMDub told me that he was quitting his job to go bikepacking around South America for the unforeseeable future, I was stoked. When he mentioned wanting to do Reportage for the Radavist while he was down there, I couldn’t resist but to get on board. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been helping him put together this 44 Bikes OD green 27.5+ bikepacking rig and Kris just posted completed photos of the frameset. There’s more to come but for now, head to the 44 Bikes Flickr to see more!

May 24, 2016 14 comments
Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch: Waxed Hauser Pack
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As part of their North Coast Collection, Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch have combined forces to make some incredible articles of clothing and accessories. This round, they took the staple design of the Hauser trail pack and added a waxed canvas outer to it. These limited edition bags are available for pre-order, at a rather large mark-down now at Taylor Stitch. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the North Coast Collection either!

May 24, 2016 2 comments
Blackburn: Wayside Side Entry Bottle Cage
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Got a full suspension MTB but can’t seem to get your bottle into that crammed cage? Or perhaps you’re a shorter rider with a smaller frame, making it hard to access your cages? The Blackburn Wayside side entry bottle cage makes that easier and it can be swapped to both left and right entries. Available in five colors at your local Blackburn dealer today!

May 24, 2016 2 comments
What a Weekend!
Full moon ride!

Weekends this time of year require special planning. As the temperatures rise, the National and local parks will be littered with people, making escapism difficult and privacy impossible. Luckily for us in Southern California, there are enough spots within a couple hours, both by bike and by car, where you can partake in a little R&R, without being overly crowded. (more…)

May 23, 2016 15 comments
Search and Sachs Collection
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Richard Sachs is one of the most unique frame builders of all time. His approach to everything from frame design to branding has withstood time in terms of relevance and his opinions of the cycling industry are always worth the read, ATMO. Being a maker, he is drawn to other makers inside this little world we’ve carved a niche in, resulting in a collaboration with New York’s Search and State. Available now are three items: a jersey and two t-shirts, both complete with SAS / Sachs branding.

Head to House Industries for more.

May 23, 2016 No comments yet
Merckx Mondays with the Cannibal in Culver City
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Photos by Kyle Kelley

Over the years, Eddy Merckx gained notoriety within the world of cycling as the cannibal, a cyclist who would eat his opponents alive on the climb. This mystique was even further amplified as he began racing for Molteni, a sausage company. Soon, Molteni orange would become an icon of cycling’s rich history and to this day, the Cannibal’s legacy lives on.

This history was without a doubt the inspiration behind Culver City’s the Cannibal Beer and Butcher, which began in New York City. Recently, the Cannibal’s new west side digs had a soft opening where their menu items were open for consumption.

Inside this swanky butcher shop, you’ll find musettes, bidons and other cycling accessories mixed in with craft beer and meat. Check out a few more photos below and if you’re in the ‘hood, roll through once they’re open!

The Cannibal Beer and Butcher
8850 Washington Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90232
Hours TBD

(more…)

May 23, 2016 2 comments
Virgin Utah Still Blows My Mind

Freeride mountain biking has a mecca and it’s in southern Utah, just a few miles from Zion National Park. Home of Rampage, this place has seen its share of spills and thrills over the years, welcoming riders year round to its rocky faces and steep drops.

May 23, 2016 3 comments
Ladies Only! Bikepacking Golden Saddle Sunday Social Tonight
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Hey ladies of Los Angeles!

“Join us for Bikepacking: Camp with your Bicycle. It’s our third installment of Sunday Social, a series of women’s events at Golden Saddle Cyclery. Come hang out, have a drink, and meet some other ladies who ride. This time around, Jocelyn Gaudi of Komorebi Cycling Team from Portland, Oregon will walk us through bikepacking basics and share her experiences as a mountain bike skills teacher and bikepacking ride leader. There will be a short talk and plenty of time to socialize with friends, check out some gear, and ask questions. You’ll learn about bag and rack options for carrying stuff on your bike, what to bring, plus tips and tricks for packing light and staying safe. Beginners welcome! Women only please. Bring your own cup for beverages. See you at the shop!”

May 22, 2016 No comments yet
Please! It Can’t Be True!
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How is this the first I’m hearing of True Temper ceasing production on tubing?!

“True Temper stunned the North American custom bicycle frame building industry recently with the announcement it will discontinue bicycle tubing manufacture within the next 12 months. The May 9 announcement will have far reaching consequences for builders as well as the exclusive True Temper bicycle tubing supplier, Henry James, which had come to rely on the high quality US-manufactured tubing over the past 30 years.”

Read more at Hand Built Bicycle News.

May 19, 2016 33 comments
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Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch: Waxed Hauser Pack
MW_TS_pack

As part of their North Coast Collection, Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch have combined forces to make some incredible articles of clothing and accessories. This round, they took the staple design of the Hauser trail pack and added a waxed canvas outer to it. These limited edition bags are available for pre-order, at a rather large mark-down now at Taylor Stitch. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the North Coast Collection either!

May 24, 2016 2 comments
Blackburn: Wayside Side Entry Bottle Cage
wayside-cage-orange

Got a full suspension MTB but can’t seem to get your bottle into that crammed cage? Or perhaps you’re a shorter rider with a smaller frame, making it hard to access your cages? The Blackburn Wayside side entry bottle cage makes that easier and it can be swapped to both left and right entries. Available in five colors at your local Blackburn dealer today!

May 24, 2016 2 comments
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What a Weekend!
Full moon ride!

Weekends this time of year require special planning. As the temperatures rise, the National and local parks will be littered with people, making escapism difficult and privacy impossible. Luckily for us in Southern California, there are enough spots within a couple hours, both by bike and by car, where you can partake in a little R&R, without being overly crowded. (more…)

May 23, 2016 15 comments
Search and Sachs Collection
search-sachs-t-1-black-black_back

Richard Sachs is one of the most unique frame builders of all time. His approach to everything from frame design to branding has withstood time in terms of relevance and his opinions of the cycling industry are always worth the read, ATMO. Being a maker, he is drawn to other makers inside this little world we’ve carved a niche in, resulting in a collaboration with New York’s Search and State. Available now are three items: a jersey and two t-shirts, both complete with SAS / Sachs branding.

Head to House Industries for more.

May 23, 2016 No comments yet
Merckx Mondays with the Cannibal in Culver City
Cannibal-15


Photos by Kyle Kelley

Over the years, Eddy Merckx gained notoriety within the world of cycling as the cannibal, a cyclist who would eat his opponents alive on the climb. This mystique was even further amplified as he began racing for Molteni, a sausage company. Soon, Molteni orange would become an icon of cycling’s rich history and to this day, the Cannibal’s legacy lives on.

This history was without a doubt the inspiration behind Culver City’s the Cannibal Beer and Butcher, which began in New York City. Recently, the Cannibal’s new west side digs had a soft opening where their menu items were open for consumption.

Inside this swanky butcher shop, you’ll find musettes, bidons and other cycling accessories mixed in with craft beer and meat. Check out a few more photos below and if you’re in the ‘hood, roll through once they’re open!

The Cannibal Beer and Butcher
8850 Washington Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90232
Hours TBD

(more…)

May 23, 2016 2 comments
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Virgin Utah Still Blows My Mind

Freeride mountain biking has a mecca and it’s in southern Utah, just a few miles from Zion National Park. Home of Rampage, this place has seen its share of spills and thrills over the years, welcoming riders year round to its rocky faces and steep drops.

May 23, 2016 3 comments
Ladies Only! Bikepacking Golden Saddle Sunday Social Tonight
Bikepacking-flyer2000w

Hey ladies of Los Angeles!

“Join us for Bikepacking: Camp with your Bicycle. It’s our third installment of Sunday Social, a series of women’s events at Golden Saddle Cyclery. Come hang out, have a drink, and meet some other ladies who ride. This time around, Jocelyn Gaudi of Komorebi Cycling Team from Portland, Oregon will walk us through bikepacking basics and share her experiences as a mountain bike skills teacher and bikepacking ride leader. There will be a short talk and plenty of time to socialize with friends, check out some gear, and ask questions. You’ll learn about bag and rack options for carrying stuff on your bike, what to bring, plus tips and tricks for packing light and staying safe. Beginners welcome! Women only please. Bring your own cup for beverages. See you at the shop!”

May 22, 2016 No comments yet
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Please! It Can’t Be True!
True

How is this the first I’m hearing of True Temper ceasing production on tubing?!

“True Temper stunned the North American custom bicycle frame building industry recently with the announcement it will discontinue bicycle tubing manufacture within the next 12 months. The May 9 announcement will have far reaching consequences for builders as well as the exclusive True Temper bicycle tubing supplier, Henry James, which had come to rely on the high quality US-manufactured tubing over the past 30 years.”

Read more at Hand Built Bicycle News.

May 19, 2016 33 comments
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Car Camping in Style
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Yesterday, we drove up to the Bandito campground in the Angeles National Forest with Salsa Cycles, Topanga Creek Outpost and Golden Saddle Cyclery for a quick camping trip and mountain bike ride(s). It was a short overnighter but that didn’t keep David, one of the mechanics at GSC from bringing his vintage Campagnolo banner he uses as a sun shade for his van… Meanwhile, I took the scenic route home.

May 18, 2016 5 comments
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