Festka: New Zero Dazzle Road
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Festka‘s work has always has an edge, from their first NAHBS bikes to their artist collaborations, the Czech builders have an eye for design as well as the ability to finely tune carbon fiber as a material. Continuing on their previous Dazzle-inspired road bikes is their new Zero frame.

Complete with Di2 and Rocket Wheels, the paint job on this one is much more profound and incorporates Festka’s new logo and font. It captures your attention but allows the bike to communicate differently depending on the side that you are viewing it from. It was originally designed for Michael, one of Festka owners.

With 1.5″ headset bearings, oversized tubing and a pressfit 30 bb shell, the Zero comes in at 1,300 grams. Not intended to be an ultralight frame, it was designed from oversized tubes and lugs to extend the lifespan of the bike.

See more of this incredible machine below!

Nov 20, 2014 9 comments
The Kinoko Castelli Winter Jacket
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Kinoko Cycles has a new spin on the classic Castelli Windstopper jacket, with a new “K” pattern on the back pocket and a simple, clean design that’s sure to fit in with any of your favorite riding apparel choices. See more at Kinoko.

Nov 20, 2014 No comments yet
The Radavist Labs and Product Testing
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One of the things I’m trying to do here at the Radavist is get more people’s voices in the day to day content. That includes product testing, specifically bikes. This afternoon, I pulled my intern Andre out to some trails to rip on the Wraith Paycheck disc cyclocross bike.

Let’s just say, he didn’t complain! More to come…

Nov 19, 2014 7 comments
Watch this Red Hook Crit Milano Documentary

I’d say this is the best RHC Milano video to date, but I wish they interviewed more women about their criterium. Where’s Ash Duban?! Regardless, it’s a well put together documentary about a race that began illegally in the backstreets of Red Hook and eventually, Milano.

Nov 19, 2014 1 comment
Beat Down

Yeah, it’s a total bro-down and a quick NSFW moment at 1:20 but cliff jumping a MTB seems like a good way to spend your afternoon. Check out the extras for how they pulled that one off.

Nov 19, 2014 1 comment
Showers Pass: Body Mapped Baselayers for Men and Women
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Merino wool by itself is one of the best materials for cycling, year round. Add modal, nylon and spandex to it and suddenly you’ve got a form fitting, durable and stretchy garment. Perfect for a base layer.

The Showers Pass Body-Mapped Baselayer is first and foremost that: a baselayer that stretches to your body’s contours. Yet add it to the Showers Pass jacket line and you’ll find the ventilation areas match up, allowing excess heat in areas where you sweat to be released, keeping your winter rides more comfortable. At least in your torso.

See more at Showers Pass.

Nov 19, 2014 1 comment
House Industries: Velo Caps and Bottles
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House Industries’ Velo collection is one of the best cycling collaborations of the year in my opinion and it keeps growing. Now in stock are three colors of House Velo caps and bottles. See more below and check stock at House Industries. I love the olive drab!

Nov 19, 2014 1 comment
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The Radavist Labs and Product Testing
Andre-1

One of the things I’m trying to do here at the Radavist is get more people’s voices in the day to day content. That includes product testing, specifically bikes. This afternoon, I pulled my intern Andre out to some trails to rip on the Wraith Paycheck disc cyclocross bike.

Let’s just say, he didn’t complain! More to come…

Nov 19, 2014 7 comments
Watch this Red Hook Crit Milano Documentary

I’d say this is the best RHC Milano video to date, but I wish they interviewed more women about their criterium. Where’s Ash Duban?! Regardless, it’s a well put together documentary about a race that began illegally in the backstreets of Red Hook and eventually, Milano.

Nov 19, 2014 1 comment
Beat Down

Yeah, it’s a total bro-down and a quick NSFW moment at 1:20 but cliff jumping a MTB seems like a good way to spend your afternoon. Check out the extras for how they pulled that one off.

Nov 19, 2014 1 comment
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Showers Pass: Body Mapped Baselayers for Men and Women
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Merino wool by itself is one of the best materials for cycling, year round. Add modal, nylon and spandex to it and suddenly you’ve got a form fitting, durable and stretchy garment. Perfect for a base layer.

The Showers Pass Body-Mapped Baselayer is first and foremost that: a baselayer that stretches to your body’s contours. Yet add it to the Showers Pass jacket line and you’ll find the ventilation areas match up, allowing excess heat in areas where you sweat to be released, keeping your winter rides more comfortable. At least in your torso.

See more at Showers Pass.

Nov 19, 2014 1 comment
House Industries: Velo Caps and Bottles
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House Industries’ Velo collection is one of the best cycling collaborations of the year in my opinion and it keeps growing. Now in stock are three colors of House Velo caps and bottles. See more below and check stock at House Industries. I love the olive drab!

Nov 19, 2014 1 comment
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Rouleur x Vélobici Combativity Merino Pullover
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I wonder, does Santa ride bikes? Because if he does… These new Rouleur x Vélobici Combativity Merino sweaters look to be doing it right. Made in the UK, limited edition (but still in stock) and a great, classic color – sorry, colour – palette. The USD conversion gets a bit steep but if you’re in the UK and are looking for a new pullover, head over to Rouleur to see more.

Nov 19, 2014 No comments yet
The Riviera Wolfpack

Track Bike Total War takes on the streets of Genova in their newest video. If you don’t like reckless street riding, don’t bother hitting play. On the flip side, if you do, this video’s for you. There are some rad shots in here!

Nov 19, 2014 5 comments
Argonaut for Above Category

This came out so nice! As I announced earlier, Above Category in Sausalito has picked up Argonaut Cycles, to give customers better access to the brand. The shop will assist in ordering one of these unique custom frames, by walking the consumer through the step by step process.

To celebrate this partnership, Argonaut and Above Category brought Brian Vernor out to make a short video showcasing the brands and their dedication to the custom market.

Learn more at Above Category and check out some photos below.


Nov 18, 2014 No comments yet
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Ibis Announces the Mojo HD Generation 3
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The Mojo HD is in its third iteration, aptly dubbed the Mojo HD3, following the Mojo HD/Mojo HDR. The crew at Ibis didn’t take this evolution lightly, either, scrapping the previous geometries for a much more modern one, perfect for today’s Enduro demand.

The geometry got longer, lower and slacker, kicking in with 6″ of rear travel and new, more versatile internal cable routing. Some might even say the Mojo HD3 followed the Ripley with a substantial drop in frame weight and increased pedaling performance.

Bottom line is: the HD3 will dust people going downhill after it outclimbs them.

See more at Ibis and check out full specs and frame details below.

FEATURES OF THE MOJO HD
-650b (27.5″) wheels
-The most advanced version of the dw-link suspension on the planet
-6” of rear wheel travel
-Weight for the frame and shock, size large, matte finish: 5.9 lbs
-67 degree head angle with a 150mm fork (66.6º with 160 fork)
-Shock specs: Fox Float CTD Adjust Factory Series with Kashima Coat, 7.875″ x 2.25″, 175lb boost, med velocity, med rebound, LV can, .92in3 volume spacer,
-Optional shock: Cane Creek DBinline
-ISCG 05 compatible with removable adapter
-Threaded bottom bracket
-Super versatile internal cable routing including internal dropper routing.
-Optional polycarbonate down tube cable guard
-Chain stay length: 16.9″
-12 x 142mm Maxle rear axle
-160mm post mount left dropout, carbon fiber
-Tapered Head Tube and Steerer
-Up to 2.4″ rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs
-Dual row angular contact bearings on the drive side of the lower link that have less play than standard sealed bearings. Preload adjustment is not necessary. Large 28mm x 15mm x 7mm radial bearings on the non drive side for stiffness and long wear
-Bottom Bracket height 13.4″
-Removable direct mount front derailleur mount for a clean 1X look

Nov 18, 2014 2 comments
Affinity Cycles is Back with New Branding
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Introducing the New Affinity Cycles branding, website and frame colors. Brooklyn’s Affinity Cycles has been gearing up for a bit of a relaunch, in between their riders winning the Red Hook Crit women’s field, various alleycats and even competing in the 6 Days.

To start things off officially, Affinity announces three new frame colors and pre-orders: McQueen Green Kissena, Lollipop Purple Lo Pro and the Asphalt Metropolitan. All the frames now have hand painted graphics and their Kissena is featuring an all new carbon fork with aluminum steerer. Each can be pre-ordered as a frameset, or various build specs, ranging from $1,100 up to $4,400 for ENVE.

Check out Affinity’s new website as well, with a side-scrolling gallery of images, representing the brand’s ideology that a street bike can also be a race bike.

See more photos of the bikes below.


Nov 18, 2014 5 comments
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