If anything can be said about the Santa Cruz Bicycles lineup, it’s “dialed.” So dialed that geometries rarely need to be tweaked, instead each season their tried and true models get new paint designs. The general rule seems to be “one load, one quiet.” Preferences aside, taste the rainbow over at Santa Cruz Bicycles now…
This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2015 Calendar, entitled “Glacier”. The camera and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.
These mountains are unmistakable. They’re icons, sculpted by ice. Spanning from Canada and into Montana, Glacier National Park is one of the iconic national parks that borders the Tour Divide. Before dropping down into Polebridge for pastries and coffee, I had to stop to soak in this view as my fellow cyclists zoomed past, surfing ribbons of dust and gravel.
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These have been really great and David at Death Spray Custom saved the best for last. Wrath was posted and sold immediately but you can still check out all seven of the Deadly Sins, rendered on Columbus forks at Death Spray Custom.
The Search and State S1-A jersey is one of my favorites. If you’re into no-label simplicity, chances are it’ll be one of yours too. The S1-A jersey is a durable, technical garment made in New York City with an impeccable fit and a classic look that will last for seasons on end. Need a different jersey for (almost) every day of the week? SAS has ya covered with a four-jersey bundle at a savings. Four jerseys, for $400.
Check out the SAS S1-A Jersey Bundle.
These days, I feel like road bikes aren’t getting the love they deserve. Everything’s either “all-road” or cyclocross spefic, with disc brakes and massive tire clearances but there’s something to be said about a solid, race-inspired road bike with clearance for a 28mm tire.
That’s where Foundry’s new Chilkoot titanium road bike comes into play. Built using Foundry’s proprietary 3Al/2.5V titanium double-butted tubing the Chilkoot is both a road racing machine and a bike that will last for years on end.
Because a lot of people prefer Di2 compatibility on their bikes, Foundry added hidden ports to the frame and a clean, removable cable stop to the downtube. A 1 1/4” tapered ENVE road fork adds a bit of front-end stiffness for quick accelerations and the english threaded BB will ensure a creak-free ride.
Personally, I’m impressed with the Chilkoot. Road bikes are fun and this one in particular looks like a lot of thought went into addressing a much-needed market. $4,695.00 for the complete as shown with Ultegra 6800 or as a frame for $2495.
Sometimes the fun hurts. Lone Wolf’s latest jersey reminds us that with an all-over tiny dagger print in hunter orange to help your fellow trail mates keep track of you. Available in a club cut or race cut now from Lone Wolf Cycling.
One of my personal favorite 29’rs just got a facelift and a new, lower, slacker brother. The Ripley is back and better than ever. With new cable routing, a threaded BB, bigger tire clearance, stiffer eccentric cores and many other improvements, the new Ripley is sure to deliver one hell of a fun time on the trails. For those wanting an even rowdier option, the new Ripley LS gets lower and slacker (from a 69.2° to a 67.5° head tube angle in the large) to excel at downhill blasting.
Head over to Ibis to check out more information on the Ripley, and to your local dealer to check one out!
Portland’s the Athletic kicks into summer with the return of the Tigre. Now in new colors of their bidon and cap form to accompany their socks. Pick up either the entire pack or each individual item at the Athletic.