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ENVE has recently redesigned their popular seat post to incorporate a two-bolt pattern, in lieu of their single bolt design. These new posts feature a patented two-bolt wedge system that are compatible with standard and oversized rails and allow you to adjust the saddle angle with ease.
I’ve been using one since NAHBS and can say this revision has drastically improved the clamp strength compared to the previous design. Before, especially during cyclocross races or trail riding, if I hadn’t torqued and carbon greased the ENVE post clamp enough, I’d get slippage and so far, so good with this new design.
Head over to ENVE for more information.
Spring is here but that doesn’t mean warm weather has followed suit just yet. Search and State has you covered. Literally. Now you can wear their gear from heat to toe, or ankles rather, with their new Leg Warmers.
Made from a heavier weight fabric than their famous Arm Warmers, the Leg Warmers feature a brushed back and secure zipper closure. They’re still lightweight enough to be removed and stowed in your jersey pocket.
Like all SAS apparel, the S1-LW are made in New York City and are in stock now at Search and State.
While audax events may be incredibly challenging, the beauty is their non-competitive nature. Riders simply must complete the set distance within the time limit. This endurance sport has grown from its roots in the 19th century to still being popular today, with many major cities having their own randonneur club.
Specialized has been expanding their product line to move away from the “all pro all the time” look and shifting its sights onto fundurance and expedition style riding. The Audax is one of those shifts: a shoe meant for long distance rides. With, what feels to be a wider footbed, comfy fit, reflective hits and easy on-easy off Boa lash, the Audax has some great details.
Since I’ve only put a few rides in while wearing these shoes, I won’t give them a full review, but a detail photo and a short write-up should suffice for now. Now, why does a shoe named after audax riding have a road cleat and not an SPD cleat? I have no idea. Still, they do look a lot less race-oriented than other shoes in their product line. Available soon in a variety of colors from Specialized.
Continuing their Velo Collection, House Industries teamed with the Athletic on a Velo Check wool sock pack. Three pairs of wool socks with a 6″ cuff, made in the USA for $70. Pick up a set at the Athletic.
From the ashes of Cog Magazine comes Two, the next stage in Peter D’Antoni’s documentation of cycling culture. While the stories in Two, issue 01 are a bit dated, like for instance my Pacific Coast Tour from 2010, the magazine promises to be a photo-heavy publication for all of you who love cycling.
Pick up a copy of Two at their online shop.
Mesh ain’t limited to trucker hats. Check out these new mesh caps, offered by Cadence, featuring a breathable mesh, the perfect option for those forthcoming warm days. Available in color halftone or black, depending on your personal style. See more at Cadence.
This mysterious tape landed itself on Wilis’ No 22 Broken Arrow and other bikes here on the Radavist over the past few months. A lot of you asked what it was, speculated, made bets, offered to sell your souls. Well, no need to do the latter. It’s in stock now at Manual for Speed. In case you missed that subtlety in the last post. Designed by Dan Funderburgh, influenced from architectural tessellations (my favorite), and made by Cinelli, this stuff will be sure to sell out today.
For the most part, I only wear sunglasses on the road, at least here in Austin anyway. With all the sharp, spiky plant life here, sometimes I’d force myself to wear eyewear but was never 100% content with it. I’ve always had an issue with how sunglasses read the splotchy light found in the woods on my local trails. It was either intense and white, or shaded and dark, leaving little to no middle ground or time to adjust and it was difficult to make out details.
A few of my friends here started wearing these Oakley Prizm Trail sunglasses and swore by them for trail clarity, so I picked up a pair. Sure enough, after wearing these glasses for a few rides, the difference was clear. Let me clarify that, they made a huge difference. Oakley achieves this through a material they call Plutonite and while it sounds like a marketing ploy, the performance backs it up incredibly well.
By using a base backpack with a series of attachments for other needs, the Restrap Unite expands in both size and versatility with a few simple clicks. Mix and match various attachments with three color options for the base bag. All bags are made in Yorkshire. See more at Restrap.
The 2015 Red Hook Crit is approaching and to commemorate this year’s event, they’ve collaborated with Giro on two limited edition Synthe helmets as well as other accessories. Head over to Red Hook Crit for more!