Category Archives: Products
Heading to Santa Cruz for the Rock Lobster Cup!

When I was in Santa Cruz after Grinduro, I swung by to see Paul Sadoff, the man behind Rock Lobster Cycles. Paul’s always pretty busy and this trip was no exception. He was in the throes of planning the Rock Lobster Cup Two, which is being held at the lighthouse park in Santa Cruz. After talking about the course, why it was moved from Bonny Doon and how he’s planning on making a relatively flat course exciting, I decided I’d skip town yet again and come up to photograph the race. Hell, I might even jump in it.

Because you can’t swing by Rock Lobster and not take a few photos, I documented the shop’s current condition, which I might add, is the best I’ve seen it so far. Check out a few more photos below. (more…)

Oct 20, 2016 4 comments
Derailleurs of the World: Suntour

The team at Bicycle Quarterly are now carrying Hideki Sasaki’s latest addition to his “Derailleurs of the World” series. This edition features SunTour, one of the world’s most innovative component makers. Pick up a copy at their web shop.

Oct 20, 2016 No comments yet
An Ode to the 1-Up Rack

While not everyone needs a bike rack, or even a car, plenty of people out there rely on their automobiles to transport their bicycle or bicycles to a cycling destination. Here in California, it’s easy to hop in your car and be transported to a completely different environment within a few hours, sometimes even fast enough to get in a good pedal before sundown.

Over the years, I’ve used just about every mainstream market bike rack. While they all do the job, only one excels. The 1-Up Rack is hands down the best bicycle rack on the market and the fact that it’s made in the USA is an added bonus. I’ve been using mine for over a year now and while it pinched my pockets upon purchasing, I have no regrets. (more…)

Oct 19, 2016 42 comments
Niner Launches the Alloy JET 27.5+ 29r

Not everyone can drop upwards of $9,000 on a trail bike and not every rider wants rocks pinging off the tubes on a carbon fiber frame. Knowing this, Niner launched their popular JET RDO 27.5+ 29r frameset in an alloy version. Utilizing the same CVA suspension and engineering standards as the JET RDO, the new JET 9 is made for tackling your local trails, all at a pricepoint of $2,600.00 with SRAM NX-1. Check out more specs at Niner and see a few more product photos below. Keep an eye on Niner’s demo days via your local dealer to test one out. (more…)

Oct 19, 2016 2 comments
I Photographed the 2017 Bicycling Magazine Calendar
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Admittedly, when Bicycling Magazine reached out to me to be their 2017 calendar photographer, I was nervous. As someone who shoots thousands of photos a month to populate the pages of this website, along with the social media channels, I can’t even begin to posses the power of editing down 13 photos for something like a print calendar. For Bicycling Magazine nonetheless. Luckily for me, Jesse, the Design Director at the magazine, had already waded through the photographic archives that is the Radavist and narrowed down a selection. Fast forward a few months and viola! The calendar is done, in my possession and I have to say, it was fun going through all the memories associated with the photos. From Minneapolis, to Austin, Portland and Los Angeles, there’s something for everyone.

These beauts are in stock now at Bicycling for $16.00

Oct 18, 2016 5 comments
PAUL Klampers in All Black

Those, Chico, California-made, super stoppy and stiff cable-actuated disc brakes are back… in black. All black. If you’re into murdering out your components, don’t overlook these. These all-black PAUL Klampers are in stock now. Yep, that’s right. No wait times. Head over to PAUL to check them out.

Oct 17, 2016 4 comments
The Standert Kreissäge Road Racing Frame

The Standert Kreissäge frame is made with one thing in mind: getting you across the finish line, as fast as possible. These race frames are made from from 6069 triple butted alumnium, a full carbon 3T fork, a 44mm head tube and a PF30 bottom bracket. The Kreissäge was designed for use of the SRAM 1x drivetrain for its efficiency as a racing kit. These frames are available in two colors: Marching Green and Flying Blue. See more specs and pricing at Standert.

Oct 17, 2016 4 comments
WTB: Limited Edition Buddy Newman Galaxy Saddle

In honor of the late Buddy Newman, WTB is using this limited edition galaxy print Volt saddle to raise money for the Nevada Union Miners mountain bike team’s race fees. The WTB Volt saddle, features titanium rails and DNA Padding, and is available in limited quantities of the 135mm widths. Head to WTB to scoop and support high school mountain biking!

Oct 17, 2016 No comments yet
Chris Lee’s 2016 NACCC in NYC Photos

Photos by Chris Lee

Over at the New York Times, there’s a great write-up from the 2016 North American Cycle Courier Championship, featuring photos by Chris Lee. Nico and Christina took home first place from this year’s event, which landed in New York City. Head to the New York Times to see the full piece and check out a few more photos below. (more…)

Oct 16, 2016 1 comment