Gold grillz, gold Cadillacs, gold PAUL to the walls. Whether your still tippin’ or getting into the game, PAUL Components’s newest limited edition anodized colorway is for you. Every single thing Paul makes is now available in a gold anodizing that’s consistent across the catalog. Head on over to order.
New bikes often launch with a video, and this one’s great! Join Sam Schultz and his pup Pancho as they travel from Missoula to Arizona for a winter escape with the new Rocky Mountain Solo.
The Solo has been a drop bar bike in Rocky Mountain’s lineup for years, and the most recent version is slanted toward dirt roads and getting shreddy with clearance for 700×40 or 27.5×2.2″ tires, dropper post routing, a 1x-specific frame, and a carbon fork with anything cage mounts. Morgan just got one in for review, so you can drop any questions for him in the comments.
Hit the jump for a few more photos, and get all the details on the new Solo at Rocky Mountain.
… and it addresses the question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point: “do bikes belong in Wilderness Areas?” along with other, less controversial subjects. Check out the more insights at Adventure Journal and sign up for a subscription for $60 a year (US).
Everyone likes giveaways and free swag, right? Especially when entering takes only a few seconds and a mere click of the mouse. Head to Floyd’s of Leadville to sign up and see the full prize package from Snēk and Floyd’s below. (more…)
Fans of Ridge Supply‘s mountainous layers and gradients can now up their game even more with these collaboration shoes with VeloKicks, priced at $260.00 and open for pre-order now. Head to VeloKicks for more information.
There are gooseneck and “LD” stems, so why not go with a 0mm upright stem? Analog Cycles believes the long and low stem is on its way out, that stems should evolve and while this might be on the extreme end, I can see its application for high to mid trail vintage mountain bikes, turned all-rounder city and tourers. Why only high to mid trail? Read all about it at Analog, who now has these stems open for pre-order at $80 with a total cost of $140 for raw, or $185 for a clear coat.
Bicycles. They’re a work in progress, especially ones that are derivative of a particular activity which in itself is evolving. Take bikepacking and touring for example. It seems just about every month, a company makes a new product which therein makes the act of touring eaiser or at least more enjoyable. When I first began talks with Kris Henry of 44 Bikes for this rigid mountain tourer, which I’ve come to call my “Ute” – an Aussie term, short for a utility vehicle – I had a vision for what touring meant and means to me. Leaving pavement and accessing trail, both in double and single track variety, means a fully loaded bike needs to be stable, comfortable and still maneuverable. Since this bikes inception, I’ve been sold on the Jones Bar, mostly due to the amazing leverage, riding position and varying riding positions. The thing, however, that didn’t work so well for me was the very thing that makes the Jones so unique: the hoop design and lack of rise. Also, the Jones bar has proven to be problematic with bikepacking and touring bags, which was slightly evident on my Death Valley tour. That Fabio’s Chest wanted to sag a bit too much with that setup.
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This summer, and fall and even a few weeks of winter, all I wore were my Bedrock Sandals. On and off-the-bike, even. They are the lightest, most comfortable and most MUSA sandals I’ve ever owned, so when I heard they got even better, I wanted to share the news.
The new Cairns feature a new footbed, new hardware, and refined fit. For cycle touring, or everyday use, I recommend the Cairn 3D. For wet and wild conditions, check out the Cairn Pro and for ultralight the Classics are for you.
This is the third layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Pinnacles” shot with a Canon 1dx and a 100-400mm lens in Searles Valley, California.
“Formed during three separate ice ages, these tufa spires are all that remains from an ancient lake bed. The Trona Pinnacles are one of the most peculiar attractions in San Bernadino County, California and offer a plethora of dirt roads to ride, as well as hiking trails, allowing the visitor to spend hours upon hours exploring this unique and majestic location.”
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