I get a lot of emails and for some reason, as I was on the road in Utah, most of my inquiry emails came in the form of “what’s an affordable 27.5+ hardtail?” While there are many options out there, this one just happened to come across my inbox and it looks promising. The REI Co-Op Cycles DRT 2.1 hardtail features a X-Fusion McQueen fork, Shimano SLX components and clearances for a 27.5+ tire. While the chainstays look a little too long for my taste, this bike would get you rolling for under $1,600. Not bad if you have some REI dividends coming in… See more at REI and if you have an opinion on this bike, or others, drop them in the comments.
“Between February 7-14th, we’re donating 100% of our sales of the ACLU.
The bicycle is a simple tool – a couple of circles and triangles that enable self-propulsion. But those of us that ride them know that they’re more powerful than their design suggests. We know that the bicycle can power revolutions – those in our legs, in our hearts and minds and in our communities. We’ve witnessed their positive impact in the past and are hopeful for the change they will bring to our future. Bicycles are machines of freedom.
The American Civil Liberties Union is also a machine of freedom, a non-partisan organization that works to protect and defend the rights and liberties which have been guaranteed to us in our country’s Constitution. In support of the important work the ACLU is doing we’re donating 100% of our sales to the ACLU for the next week – Tuesday, February 7th thru Tuesday, February 14th.
Want to help? That’s easy – over the next week, shop for something for your machine of freedom and we’ll donate your purchase to the ACLU machine of freedom. It’ll be a beautiful cycle of support! Or, you can choose to donate directly to the ACLU Foundation. “
This is the second layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Finding Zen” Shot with a Canon 1dx and a 24-70mm f2.8 lens in St. George, UT
The Zen trail in St. George has it all. Swooping cross-country, rowdy A-lines and tons of rock formations to shred on. We’ve had great weather here for the past few days and I can’t wait to share more photos from this next week!
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – February. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)
The mobile background this month also features the Zen trail, at dusk. Click here to download February’s Mobile Wallpaper.
I am very excited about these wheels. Made in house at Industry Nine’s Asheville, North Carolina facilities, the AR23 is designed for your disc road bike with a 25mm outer, 21.5mm inner width, various axle compatibility, 24h 2/1 lacing, and a 1460g total weight. The AR23 wheels are in stock now at Industry Nine, in various color configurations for $1,175.
Collaborations with a good cause!
“VYNL Fights is a limited edition run of artist collaboration pieces that support various relevant causes we feel are important.
With the VYNL Fights + RJ Rabe collaboration, 100% of the proceeds will go towards the International Rescue Committee’s emergency appeal to help the thousands of refugees left stranded in the wake of the current political US crisis. ”
Scoop up one at VYNL.
To drop bars, not bombs! Matt sent over a package with this patch, as well as two pins. You can see all his work at the Matt Blease General Store.
After quite a few restocks, we’ve restocked the popular olive drab and desert tan bottles. These will undoubtedly go fast, and to ensure everyone gets their hands on a set, I’d like to request you only order one set. They’re selling for $20 a pair plus shipping and in stock now. Expect these to ship on Monday and if you’re missing bottles from any of our previous orders, we packed them up and got them out today. Thanks again for your support!
SORRY SOLD OUT!
Ringtail’s lightweight and colorful Breeze Breaker wind jackets are back, due to popular demand. These jackets are individually-dyed with special Cordura fabric and sewn here in Los Angeles. They stuff into a pocket and are easily stashed on your bike or in a jersey pocket. This will be the final run of this particular design, so act fast! Head to Ringtail now to see availability.
I am very excited about this project. While there are other US-made carbon road frames on the market, the scope and scale of Allied Cycle Works, under the HIA Velo umbrella, is very promising. Their first road frame is the ALFA, and it’s made in their Arkansas facilities from start to finish. There’s more on this to come, but for now, you can read the press-release below. (more…)
These Pack it In Pack it Out bottles display a simple message, inspired by a hand-carved and painted sign in one of our National Forests in the Los Angeles-area. Printed on Manzanita-colored bottles, these are sold individually for $10 and are in stock now. They will ship this week.
SORRY SOLD OUT!