Santa Cruz Goes Metal
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Thought the carbon versions of Santa Cruz’s mountain bikes were pricey? Well, they’ve just gone metal. Now, Santa Cruz models are available in aluminum and start at only $2,599. See more information at Santa Cruz.

Jul 12, 2016 1 comment
Yoke’s on You
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A week ago, I went up the coast here in Southern California to visit the shop of Stinner Frameworks. It’d been a few years since I’d visited Aaron and hadn’t yet been to their new shop. The intent of the trip was to check out a new rowdy 27.5+ hardtail they’ve been developing and document one frame’s journey from CAD to construction. When I get back from Sweden, the story will continue, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I just wanted to say, hot damn, Paragon!

Jul 12, 2016 1 comment
Seven Introduces the RedSky Medium-Reach Road Bike
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Seven Cycles has released a new road bike, the RedSky, a medium-reach road bike, suitable for all road conditions and with enough clearance for a 32mm file tread tire, even dirt. The frame comes with optional, hidden fender mounts. The 5E road fork comes in 8 different rakes, which allows them to optimize handling for riders across the size spectrum, as well as addressing issues of toe overlap for smaller riders.

RedSky can be built with a choice of build kits from SRAM, Campagnolo or Shimano and is available now from Seven.

Jul 12, 2016 3 comments
Summer Sunsets are the Best
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When work is busy, the late afternoon is the only time I can ride and even then, I usually have to stay local. My go-to sunset loop is a mixed terrain ride, that takes me from one park to another, offering various vistas to the neighboring mountains. Sometimes I bring a camera, more than often I do not, but when I do, I’m always glad I did.

Catching the summer sunset and the rapid change in light, is always worth the extra wait and yes, weight…

Jul 11, 2016 No comments yet
Introducing Page Street Cycles by Christopher Igleheart and Joseph Ahearne
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Christopher Igleheart and Joseph Ahearne have over 50 years in joint frame building experience and have been working towards this end goal for some time now. Page Street Cycles was born from a desire to design and build bikes that are both fun to ride and highly functional. Chris and Joseph would like to bring a semi-custom frameset to you, the consumer for around $2,250, beginning with the Outback 650b, an off-road tourer with clearances for a 2.5″ tire with fenders. Page Street Bikes is open for business, so head over to their site for more information!

Jul 11, 2016 1 comment
Niner’s New Jet 9 RDO and Rip 9 RDO Mean Business

Niner recently redesigned two of their most popular trail bike models, the Jet and Rip. Both got geometry tweaks, new details, clearances for a 27.5+ tires and are still rolling smoothly over trails thanks to Niner’s Constant Varying Arc suspension design. Check out a video above and a few product photos below. Head over to Niner to see the all new Jet 9 RDO and Rip 9 RDO bikes! (more…)

Jul 11, 2016 5 comments
The BC Bike Race Videos

The 2016 BC Bike Race went down last weekend, bringing mountain bikers from all over the world to the lush, green forests of British Columbia to rip down some of its best trails. Over at the official BCBR Vimeo, they’ve uploaded some recap videos. Here’s Day 03 and you can see the rest at their Vimeo page.

Jul 11, 2016 No comments yet
A Nice 2016 Melburn Roobaix Recap Video

The Melburn Roobaix is a ride that takes riders all over the city of Melbourne, Australia, seeking out cobbled back-alleys and streets. It’s a “fun ride” with no real competitive edge to it and finishes with a big after party at an old velodrome. Here’s a nice video recap from this year’s event and see the full race report at FYXO!

Jul 11, 2016 No comments yet
Tough as Nails
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Yesterday while on a ride, Erik hit a trash dumpster with his face in a freak accident. One minute we were all riding to explore the mountains and the next, a cacophony erupted and Erik was flying through the air before landing on his face. By the time Dylan and I made it to him, he was bleeding from his head and having seizures. I immediately called 911 and made sure he was breathing. After a few minutes, the ambulance and fire truck showed up, rushing Erik to the ER for scans.

A few hours later and he was good to go with a few stitches, a mild concussion and a sore back. All this happened just a few days before he and I are leaving for the Length of Sweden brevet, the Sverigetempot, a 1400 mile brevet from Northern to Southern Sweden. It made for an interesting start to the weekend and served as a sobering reminder that we’re all pretty fragile while on our bikes. Many thanks to the local South Pasadena emergency response teams for being so rad and be safe out there!

Jul 9, 2016 20 comments
Froome on Climbing

Gilette interviewed Chris Froome, the winner of Stage 08 of the TdF, while he was training in Mallorca, Spain with Team Sky about how he became such a good climber.

Jul 9, 2016 4 comments
Weekend Wanderlust with Found in the Mountains
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Photos by Morgan Taylor

If you have been following Morgan on Instagram, then you’ve seen a few recent posts, documenting the first days of their massive tour. He and his wife Stephanie are riding from British Columbia to California (eventually) and documenting it both here at the Radavist and on the @FoundInTheMountains Instagram. What I like the most about this documentation is the daily updates on each photo, so follow along, wherever you might be!

Jul 8, 2016 No comments yet
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Summer Sunsets are the Best
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When work is busy, the late afternoon is the only time I can ride and even then, I usually have to stay local. My go-to sunset loop is a mixed terrain ride, that takes me from one park to another, offering various vistas to the neighboring mountains. Sometimes I bring a camera, more than often I do not, but when I do, I’m always glad I did.

Catching the summer sunset and the rapid change in light, is always worth the extra wait and yes, weight…

Jul 11, 2016 No comments yet
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Introducing Page Street Cycles by Christopher Igleheart and Joseph Ahearne
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Christopher Igleheart and Joseph Ahearne have over 50 years in joint frame building experience and have been working towards this end goal for some time now. Page Street Cycles was born from a desire to design and build bikes that are both fun to ride and highly functional. Chris and Joseph would like to bring a semi-custom frameset to you, the consumer for around $2,250, beginning with the Outback 650b, an off-road tourer with clearances for a 2.5″ tire with fenders. Page Street Bikes is open for business, so head over to their site for more information!

Jul 11, 2016 1 comment
Niner’s New Jet 9 RDO and Rip 9 RDO Mean Business

Niner recently redesigned two of their most popular trail bike models, the Jet and Rip. Both got geometry tweaks, new details, clearances for a 27.5+ tires and are still rolling smoothly over trails thanks to Niner’s Constant Varying Arc suspension design. Check out a video above and a few product photos below. Head over to Niner to see the all new Jet 9 RDO and Rip 9 RDO bikes! (more…)

Jul 11, 2016 5 comments
The BC Bike Race Videos

The 2016 BC Bike Race went down last weekend, bringing mountain bikers from all over the world to the lush, green forests of British Columbia to rip down some of its best trails. Over at the official BCBR Vimeo, they’ve uploaded some recap videos. Here’s Day 03 and you can see the rest at their Vimeo page.

Jul 11, 2016 No comments yet
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A Nice 2016 Melburn Roobaix Recap Video

The Melburn Roobaix is a ride that takes riders all over the city of Melbourne, Australia, seeking out cobbled back-alleys and streets. It’s a “fun ride” with no real competitive edge to it and finishes with a big after party at an old velodrome. Here’s a nice video recap from this year’s event and see the full race report at FYXO!

Jul 11, 2016 No comments yet
Tough as Nails
hellhommus-666

Yesterday while on a ride, Erik hit a trash dumpster with his face in a freak accident. One minute we were all riding to explore the mountains and the next, a cacophony erupted and Erik was flying through the air before landing on his face. By the time Dylan and I made it to him, he was bleeding from his head and having seizures. I immediately called 911 and made sure he was breathing. After a few minutes, the ambulance and fire truck showed up, rushing Erik to the ER for scans.

A few hours later and he was good to go with a few stitches, a mild concussion and a sore back. All this happened just a few days before he and I are leaving for the Length of Sweden brevet, the Sverigetempot, a 1400 mile brevet from Northern to Southern Sweden. It made for an interesting start to the weekend and served as a sobering reminder that we’re all pretty fragile while on our bikes. Many thanks to the local South Pasadena emergency response teams for being so rad and be safe out there!

Jul 9, 2016 20 comments
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Froome on Climbing

Gilette interviewed Chris Froome, the winner of Stage 08 of the TdF, while he was training in Mallorca, Spain with Team Sky about how he became such a good climber.

Jul 9, 2016 4 comments
Weekend Wanderlust with Found in the Mountains
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Photos by Morgan Taylor

If you have been following Morgan on Instagram, then you’ve seen a few recent posts, documenting the first days of their massive tour. He and his wife Stephanie are riding from British Columbia to California (eventually) and documenting it both here at the Radavist and on the @FoundInTheMountains Instagram. What I like the most about this documentation is the daily updates on each photo, so follow along, wherever you might be!

Jul 8, 2016 No comments yet
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Rivendell: Hubbuhubbuh MTB Tandem Pre-order
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Designed with Clem Smith Jr, the new Rivendell Hubbuhubbuh is a tandem unlike any other modern steel bicycle. Well, maybe there’s something similar floating around, but this one’s made by Rivendell! These frames come in three sizes, are tig-welded, fit 650B wheels, come with two seat posts (29.8mm), a elegant fork and a special Nitto stoker stem for $1,600 at the time of pre-order. Head to the Hubbuhubbuh (did I spell that right?) website for ordering information.

Jul 7, 2016 9 comments
Rapha’s Reflective Climber’s Shoes
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Cycling shoes need to be many things and it hasn’t been until recently that being reflective was even an option. If you love the Climber’s Shoes platform, but wanted a little bit more flash, be sure to check out the Reflective Climber’s Shoes. Available in a neon yellow and navy blue. See more at Rapha.

Jul 7, 2016 No comments yet
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