Some Austin Cross Racing

This video is from opening weekend here in Texas, at the Six-Shooter. In years past, it’s been a lot of fun. This year, I was out of town at a wedding, so I missed out. There’s lots of mayhem at the barriers in this one. Not to mention Tristan’s barrier beef as the last clip…

Oct 20, 2014 5 comments
A Dangerous Commute

No matter how often we complain about drivers or our roads, always remember, there are some with it much worse.

Oct 20, 2014 1 comment
I Hope Everyone Had a Great Weekend of Racing!
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Well, it’s Sunday night and that means everyone that races ‘cross probably has at least one day in their legs from the weekend. We had a great time in Austin and you can expect a full gallery tomorrow, but for now, I’m just stoked that ‘cross is here!

Oct 19, 2014 2 comments
CX Hairs: SVENNESS 3.2

Here you go, the second installment of this year’s SVENNESS series from CX Hairs. Just in time to get you stoked on the weekend’s races!

Oct 17, 2014 3 comments
SOLD OUT: The Radavist Decal Pack
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I’ve been meaning to restock this pack for a while…

$12 for (6) decals, varying in 1″ and 5″ in length, shipped world wide. Made from the highest quality, blackest ever black matte vinyl that won’t fade.

PLEASE limit one pack per customer to ensure everyone has a chance to order this time! If you order more than one pack, you will only receive one pack!

Sorry, sold out!

Sorry sold out!

Oct 17, 2014 6 comments
Engin’s All-Road Bicycles
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You know what? I think Drew at Engin’s work is some of the finest in the world and when it comes to mountain frames, his titanium trail rockets are the things dreams are made of, so why wouldn’t he be able to make a sick cross bike, or all-road rig? Look at the body language and stance on that thing!

These bikes look the part and although I’ve never ridden one, I bet they rip just fine.

Check out more at Engin.

Oct 17, 2014 7 comments
The Athletic: Elevation Wool Socks
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Sometimes, the simplest designs are the ones that become favorites. You don’t even have to explain the inspiration for the new Elevation wool socks from the Athletic. We get it. Available in Plum and Royal.

Oct 17, 2014 4 comments
Mash SF: Cutty Cross Sweat and New Shirts
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Mash has been killing it with product this year and now they’ve got a whole line up of Cinelli collaboration shirts, as well as a few new pieces of their own. I’m particularly partial to the Mash Cutty Cross logo. Head over to Mash to see what’s new.

Oct 17, 2014 2 comments
Hang in There
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I wish more of my weeks ended like this… and yes, I have to shoot that bike. I’ve just been waiting for the right time.

Tools of the trade:
Leica M7 / Zeiss 28mm
Portra 400

Oct 16, 2014 5 comments
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CX Hairs: SVENNESS 3.2

Here you go, the second installment of this year’s SVENNESS series from CX Hairs. Just in time to get you stoked on the weekend’s races!

Oct 17, 2014 3 comments
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SOLD OUT: The Radavist Decal Pack
Sub24_Thunderstorm-21

I’ve been meaning to restock this pack for a while…

$12 for (6) decals, varying in 1″ and 5″ in length, shipped world wide. Made from the highest quality, blackest ever black matte vinyl that won’t fade.

PLEASE limit one pack per customer to ensure everyone has a chance to order this time! If you order more than one pack, you will only receive one pack!

Sorry, sold out!

Sorry sold out!

Oct 17, 2014 6 comments
Engin’s All-Road Bicycles
TiCross2014-1

You know what? I think Drew at Engin’s work is some of the finest in the world and when it comes to mountain frames, his titanium trail rockets are the things dreams are made of, so why wouldn’t he be able to make a sick cross bike, or all-road rig? Look at the body language and stance on that thing!

These bikes look the part and although I’ve never ridden one, I bet they rip just fine.

Check out more at Engin.

Oct 17, 2014 7 comments
The Athletic: Elevation Wool Socks
TheAthletic-ElevationSocks copy

Sometimes, the simplest designs are the ones that become favorites. You don’t even have to explain the inspiration for the new Elevation wool socks from the Athletic. We get it. Available in Plum and Royal.

Oct 17, 2014 4 comments
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Mash SF: Cutty Cross Sweat and New Shirts
CCC Proof

Mash has been killing it with product this year and now they’ve got a whole line up of Cinelli collaboration shirts, as well as a few new pieces of their own. I’m particularly partial to the Mash Cutty Cross logo. Head over to Mash to see what’s new.

Oct 17, 2014 2 comments
Hang in There
RecentRoll_Color_Oct-18

I wish more of my weeks ended like this… and yes, I have to shoot that bike. I’ve just been waiting for the right time.

Tools of the trade:
Leica M7 / Zeiss 28mm
Portra 400

Oct 16, 2014 5 comments
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Endless Offers More 1x Narrow Wide MTB Chainrings
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With the development of the narrow wide chainring, more and more companies are beginning to roll out their own designs for MTB and cross bikes. The newest I’ve come across is Endless, out of Asheville, NC. They machine and anodize everything in the USA and while they currently only offer 104 BCD rings, they do come in an array of colors for 32t or 36t rings.

See more at Endless.

Oct 16, 2014 1 comment
Shand Cycles: Stoater All-Road Bike
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Lifestyle photos by Chris Blott

Shand calls the Stoater a “cross bike for people who don’t race cross” and here in the States, bikes like this get labeled “gravel grinders” or “adventure bikes”. I like to think of them as all-road bikes.

The Stoater can be run as a singlespeed, geared or Rohloff. Shand achieves versatility through using a PF30bb, so it can accept a Beer Components EBB and the Paragon Polydrop dropouts with interchangeable inserts. This, along with modular cable routing, drivetrain swaps are easy. Built from Reynolds 853 with Deda and Columbus stays, the Stoater can take what you can throw at it.

See more of the Stoater at Shand Cycles.

Oct 16, 2014 7 comments
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I Love Visiting Framebuilders in Austin
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Since moving all of their production from Oregon to Austin, Chumba‘s been cranking out their mountain bike frames in house. Today after a quick trail ride with Vince from Chumba, he took me out to their facilities so I could see their office and fabrication shop.

All I have to say is I’m stoked to see this going down in Austin, just 30 minutes from my home.

More to come!

Oct 15, 2014 3 comments
Koga’s Beachracer Just Looks Like a Trail Ripper
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A reader sent me this just now, scoffing at it and all I could think when I saw it was “holy shit, that looks fun!” Call it a monster cross, or a dirt drop 29’r, bikepacking rig, or whatever… yes, beach racer. This bike looks like a marketing hit gone awry, turned legit trail ripper. Also, I love the bars. All it needs are some 2.5″ gumwall Ardents.

Has anyone seen one in person? See more at Koga.

Thanks for sharing, Sam!

Oct 15, 2014 31 comments
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