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.
I love SWRVE’s made in the USA products and this latest capsule collection is perfect for these cold winter months. The Polartec fleece and cap is part of a limited run and will keep you plenty warm. Plus, that color is so good! Check out the Fleece and the Cap at SWRVE.
In what I would consider Kitsbow’s best product, the Icon wool flannel shirt returns in three new colors: blue, grey and red. This is seriously the best flannel I’ve ever owned and when the temperature dips, it’s always in my pack or on my back. The flexible shoulder gussets and extra material on the arms really makes this an extremely durable and versatile flannel.
Made in the USA with a pricetag of $195. See more at Kitsbow!
This week Hope announced their new made in the UK carbon seatpost which touts the weight (195g) for a road or XC rig, but is strong enough for DH riding. Hope can do no wrong in my opinion and I can’t wait to see one of these in person, late March. For now, check out more information at Hope!
I’ve been pestering Aaron from AARN for ages to make a 1x ‘cross chainring and he’s finally got a few ridable prototypes under a select group of people. Once a production run is underway, these new Sawblade Splatter Radavist edition rings will be in stock, so stay tuned…
Search and State’s S1-S riding bib shorts are still some of my favorite bibs. With a few tweaks, their newest piece of apparel will not disappoint. The S2-R performance bib is cut from the same fabric as the S1-S riding bib, but with a new, still comfortable chamois, longer shoulder straps, a reshaped mid section and an improved leg elastic pattern. The S2-R bib is still made in New York City and is in stock now at Search and State.
There’s something about winter for me. I’m not sure if my body intentionally wants to take it easy before the hustle and bustle of spring hits, or if it’s just nice to sometimes dial back riding in the interest of not getting burnt out. Whatever the reason, each winter I find myself riding less and resting more. At least compared to normal frequencies. (more…)
This is the second layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Dusted.” This photo was shot in Chile during the Santa Cruz Bicycles Rally Aysen. More coverage from this event is landing on the site this week.
I’m thankful for weather-sealed camera bodies and lenses, not only for water, but for moments like these when you just have to get lower to get the photo, resulting in a cooked corner and a wall of dust.
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – February. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
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