Category Archives: Products
Terrene’s New McFly 2.8″ Tire

Terrene’s Chunk 3″ tire quickly became my favorite plus-sized tire model when I tested it in Utah. I loved it so much that I didn’t bother to take it off after I got back to Los Angeles. I dunno what Terrene is doing with their tires, but I like it and the McFly looks to be a worthy option to the Chunk in a 2.8″. Head over to Terrene to check out more information and your local shop for ordering.

May 11, 2017 3 comments
Win Salsa’s Titanium Timberjack and Help the IMBA

Wanna win a sick titanium hardtail from Salsa? All ya gotta do is simple:

“When you join or renew your IMBA membership now through May 31, you will be entered for a chance to win a Titanium Salsa Timberjack. By supporting IMBA and joining with thousands of other mountain bikers we all stand up for the trails we love. Special thanks to Salsa, Industry Nine, Maxxis, and SRAM.”

Head to IMBA to read more. Thanks to all these rad companies for supporting IMBA, who is already supporting us all! Also check out more information on the new Salsa’s Ti Timberjack.

May 10, 2017 12 comments
Giving My Firefly a Dose of Road Plus with WTB’s Byway 650b x 47mm Tires

When designing and conceiving my Firefly all road bike a few years ago, I wanted to be able to fit a 43mm tire, while maintaining a road geometry. “It’s not a cyclocross bike, rather a road bike with bigger tires and disc brakes” I’d tell people. Inadvertently, what I found was by allowing clearances for such a large 700c tire, I’d opened the door to even larger 650b tires.

I first used WTB’s “Road Plus” platform shortly after they released the 47mm Horizon tire. They sent the tires mounted to their Ci24 rims, built to White Industries hubs. While the wheels fit with enough clearances on my Firefly, I wasn’t a fan of the Horizon tires. Sure, they looked great and rode even better on sealed roads, but I found them to be less-than-ideal on the fire roads and singletrack I frequented in the mountains of Los Angeles.

Jump forward a year and WTB’s newest “road plus” tire, the Byway is now available and I’ve been riding them for a few weeks. The difference between the Horizon and the Byway is simple: there’s slight tread on the sides of the Byway, meant to give traction on loose corners. Well, does the Byway live up to the marketing jargon? (more…)

May 3, 2017 86 comments
The Radavist 2017 Calendar: May

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Sunrise in the San Gabriels” Shot with a Canon 1DX and a 24-70mm in Los Angeles, CA

Waking up extra early to catch the sun rising over the San Gabriel mountains is one of the best Los Angeles experiences you can have.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – April. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from the burn zone from the 2004 Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

May 2, 2017 1 comment