You can never have too many options for a steel disc ‘cross frameset in my opinion, especially when they come in affordable completes like the new Brother Cycles Kepler. Head over to Brother Cycles for more information!
This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Hard Work.” This one’s from the archives and was shot on my Leica M7 with a 50mm Summicron.
Spring is here and it’s one of the busiest times of year for local bike shops. Everyone wants a tune-up, or a new bike, or even a set of new wheels. If you’re going for the latter, make sure you chose local, hand-built wheels and if you’re in Melbourne, Australia, go by and give Dan at Shifter Bikes a high five for me.
NEW: There’s also a mobile image uploaded for anyone wanting a mobile phone background each month. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)
To commemorate their 40th year in business, Chris King has developed a special, limited edition olive drab collector’s set, complete with hubs, bottom bracket, and headset of your choice. It ain’t cheap, but it’ll last a lifetime! Head to Chris King for ordering.
We’ve featured Spencer Harding’s photos in the past here at the Radavist and while digital, or online photos are great to look out, printed books or zines make for great conversation pieces or coffee table reading. Spencer has taken some of his more memorable trips and made beautifully-printed, perfect bound photo books from them, all from $15 to $25 in limited runs. If you have a bit of wanderlust and enjoy looking at photos when you can’t be out on your bike, make sure you check these out. See all of his books at his webshop.
Bunyan Velo, the magazine dedicated to bikepacking, photography and tales from the road, has just posted their sixth issue online. You can buy a PDF copy, or view it for free right now at Bunyan Velo!
Compass knows that not everyone needs an ultralight tire for day to day use and that sometimes, a “standard casing” is just well, better. Knowing this they took their Rat Trap Pass, that giant 26″ tire and made it more resilient to road debris. Head over to Compass to see pricing and more information.
Yeah, it’s a $165 jersey and it’s camo, but if you’re in Los Angeles, we’ve got one hidden for you to win but you better pay attention…
So the rules are simple: Use the following photos to figure out where we hid this jersey.
UPDATE! It’s been found. Call off the search!
Photos by Jesse Carmody
The Thrive print is inspired by the flora of the springtime and is metaphorically used to express our motivation to ride. Liz is one tough woman, taking on various rides like the White Rim trail and shredding Los Angeles’ trails on her mountain bike. She recently modeled the MFF Thrive Jersey and I think these are some of the best studio shots of a kit I’ve seen in some time. Check out more at Machines for Freedom.
I like the looks and the sound of this project from Bonedeth (Dan Chabanov and Krista):
“For anyone who has ever felt like giving up, fought tooth and nail just to keep their head above water, and found themselves stronger because of their struggle. Designed with those suffering from chronic illness in mind, the Must Thrive socks are for the fighter in all of us. All proceeds will be donated to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation in honor of the Ciminera Family. Please visit www.pkdcure.org for more information.”
Orders will start shipping out Mid May 2016. Head over and pre-order a pair of Must Thrive Socks! Nice one guys!
For those looking for a new XC or trail pedal, you might want to check out the new Ritchey designs. Both feature a 4º float, use a bushing, needle and cartridge assembly for a fully serviceable pedal.