Kitsbow is known for making some of the best cycling apparel on the market. Some of their pieces have become staples for me, both on and off the mountain or touring bike. Now, they even have something for the road market. Quality, made in the USA apparel in the same vein as their mountain gear is now in stock at Kitsbow. Head on over and check it out.
“The Boxcar Stem is the perfect combination of stiffness, strength and reasonable weight. Available in +/- 0 in 50, 70 and 90mm. Also +/- 15 in 70 and 90mm. All screws are high strength stainless steel with the popular T25 head. Made in Chico, California with US sourced 2024 aircraft alloy.”
Sounds good to me! Especially for a made in the USA, steel hardtail! See more at PAUL.
With a lifetime warranty, literal bomb-proof construction and now even lighter materials than before, the new and improved Mission Workshop R6 modular backpack is well worth the investment. Mine literally took a leap from a pickup truck and was drug for over a quarter mile and survived, with my laptop and rangefinder miraculously intact!
See more at Mission Workshop!
… on “slick tires,” you should really check it out. There’s a great article up on the Bicycle Quarterly blog, so head on over and give it a read.
We’re all really stoked on these fleeces. Not just because they’re printed gloss black on a black fabric, but because they’re made in Los Angeles by our friends at Team Dream Team. Yep. That’s right, these aren’t re-branded fleeces, they’re designed, cut and sewn in LA to Team Dream’s specifications. We wanted our first fleece (crazy right?) to be simple, featuring the Radavist’s spirit animal, a Jackal with a long tail that it’s always tripping and falling on. Weird, I know.
They fit like a glove, so if you like yours baggier than normal, order a size up. For what it’s worth, I wear a large shirt, a large jersey and most of my cut and sew clothing are size large- I wear a size large in these too.
Available now, in a limited release for $45 plus $10 domestic shipping or $18 international. Shipping is a lot because fleeces weigh a lot. Scoop up one below and many thanks to Mark from Vacation Vinyl for modeling.
SORRY SOLD OUT!
Twin Six has been working on these two framesets for well over a year, with both their team riding them and Kevin Sparrow, a writer here at the Radavist. Alongside the Ti Rando is their new Ti Road disc frameset. Both are now available for pre-order now at Twin Six and pricing starts at $1,700.
Photos by Manuel Velez
All-City’s got a new kit in their catalog, an homage to a classic Merckx jersey. These kits are made by Pactimo from their Ascent Air 2.0 jersey and Ascent Vector Pro bibs with a retail of $105 for the jersey and $119 for the bibs.
This kit is in QBP’s catalog now, which means there’s no pre-order or wait times. Just holler at your local All-City dealer and see more photos and information at All-City.
Tenspeed Hero just announced their new Resort Collection, alongside a new Firefly frame offering. These new Columbus Spirit HSS frames come in a TSH-designed paint job and can be purchased as a frame, or complete, exclusively through Firefly.
“Again, I am not the inventor of the gradient jersey design and Rapha is 100% entitled to do whatever they wish. I reference a ton of soccer jerseys, iconic designs, fashion and anything else that strikes my fancy. I also do my best to be honest and, most importantly, bring something new to cycling. These fades have been on my radar since the beginning stages of Team Dream.
We (Endo Customs & myself) could never really get the fade “just right” so it took a long time to produce a finished piece that lived up to our standard. We played with different ideas until pinstripes came up & there you go! The gradient, much like the stripes or polka dots cycling companies regularly visit, are one of the most basic graphic options available. The simplicity of the gradient jersey means that the concept is very easy to replicate… and I am cool with that!”
Continue reading at Team Dream!
… and it’s made in the USA! These days, you rarely see bags like this made in America. Higher end bag companies will make their product in China and sell it for what the DSPTCH RuckPack retails for, raking in a huge margin. While it’s without a doubt a steep pricepoint, there’s nothing more luxurious than supporting workers in your country with a product that’ll last for years. Oh and black multicam. Yeah, that’s nice too.