Category Archives: Products
AARN’s 144#N track chainrings have returned in the AAMERICA anodizing, although this time, they’re black, silver, and gray. Each ring’s finish is hand-applied, meaning each part is unique, and is packaged in a limited edition letterpress printed envelope with a black to silver split-fountain logo fade. These ring are available in 47 and 49t options, with only 100 units in stock.
The Radavist’s readers can use the code “AAMERICA” for 12% off their order of anything in the AARN webshop, including these new rings.
Dream ér Stage Race Leaders Jersey
We all know Team Dream makes some great gear but this season’s drop has really raised the bar for the brand. With new jerseys, bibs, shirts, socks and accessories, there’s something for everyone, at any pricepoint. My personal favorites are the Thin Stripe and Dots Jerseys as well as the Thin Stripe Socks and the Chubby Bobcat Pocket T.
See more at Team Dream and check out the full collection below, including some of Jesse Carmody‘s rad photos!
The local bike shop has undergone a bit of stress over the past decade. Online sales from steep discount sites have crippled many shops, forcing them to close, so anytime a LBS stays open for 20 years, it’s worth noting. While River City Bicycles is far from my own local shop, they’ve always treated me like one of their own when I’m in Portland.
Congrats to the team and the community for two decades in the industry. If you’ve never been to RCB and you find yourself in Portland, it’s well worth the visit!
Oh and great freaking cap guys!
Dustin Klein from Cadence has just listed his custom painted Ritchey Swiss Cross on eBay with a starting bid of only $.99. If you’re looking for a bike with a lot of added character to ride or race and you ride a 57cm, now’s your chance to own this. Head over to the eBay auction for more information.
Mash has teamed up with Castelli for their newest run of cycling kits. Featuring the popular Parallax design, these kits are sold as a jersey, bib, vest and warmers at Mash, both in store or online, the Winged Store in Europe and Blue Lug in Japan.
For 2015, Detroit-based Shinola rolled out a new bicycle model, the Detroit Arrow. As a purpose-driven city singlespeed, it has fenders, a chain guard and an upright riding position. Available in gloss black for $1,000 or in their nickel-plated Detroit model for $1,700. The nickel Detroit Arrow is limited to 25 models.
For 2015, Giro has overhauled their New Road line into two new categories: Ride LT, which is more like traditional lycra and Ride, which features more casual apparel. They’ve expanded the men’s and women’s line, bringing each a few new key pieces for spring riding. Most impressive to me is their women’s halter bib, which solves the problem of quick removal without having to remove a jersey.
Check out the full Giro Men’s Apparel line and the full Giro Women’s Apparel line online or head to your local dealer.
For Friday the 13th, Indianapolis-based Silca has a limited run of EOLO III co2 chucks, machined from titanium. Only 50 of these will be available for one time only at Silca.cc starting now.
Brands don’t often take the time to offer insight into their inner workings, so when they do, I take note. Kitsbow just posted an interview of sorts with Charlie Cronk, their lead designer about base layers. Head on over to Kitsbow for more.
If there is any pump worthy of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, it’s the Silca Superpista Ultimate Floor Pump. These puppies are hardly your standard-issue shop pump. For starters, they’re machined in Indianapolis, Indiana, using the highest quality materials including race car engine hosing. Silca then dumped the standard issue +/-5% industrial gauge for a +/-1% laboratory grade gauge that reads from 0-160 psi. There’s also a stainless chuck and a magnetic bed, keeping it in place when not in use. All this with a rosewood handle and weighing in at 7lbs.
Anyway, back to NAHBS and Silca’s presence there. New for 2015, Silca is offering their pumps at a paint-grade finish, along with various gauge and hose colors, allowing for customization. What you’re seeing here are a few examples they had on deck with them at NAHBS. From a Pegoretti-painted (center) to a classic Martini racing Silca (right) and even half of a his/hers pairing (right), you can see the options are endless.
I felt like giving these unique pumps a treatment on par with the unique bicycles I shot at NAHBS. Contact Silca for more information and I can’t wait to see what people come up with.