A group of individuals who share a love of cycling and the outdoors. We will always stop for a photo, or to hit a rope swing… Rubber side up!
Where did Prolly is Not Probably go?
It is still here, and then some. PiNP was one person’s opinion and voice. Now we are a collective – a community of diverse opinions and rich stories.
What does the Radavist mean?
Rad + Atavist = RADAVIST
Why does a porpoise surf a wave, or a sea otter slide down a rock? Atavism is a primal trait in humans and animals that drives us to do what we do – what ought to come naturally. Atavism is why we ride the way we ride; From mashing the city on a track bike to shredding the trails on full suspension. Take the time to get rad.
Since the authors of the Radavist always have a camera on them, we’re going to try to provide more brief, succinct reviews of everyday products. This one’s been a staple in my car camping equipment for a while, though I never thought to use it on the bike. That is until I recently discovered that it fits in a Looney Bin.
The 32oz Insulated Howler by Miir keeps your beverages cold for a day (I’ve tested it) and hot for 12 hours, depending on how often you open it up. This thing is solid, made from stainless steel and consequently it’s a bit heavy but on a touring bike or townie bike, that’s kinda irrelevant, especially when having an icy cold drink at the top of a climb is of the utmost importance.
To give you an idea about it’s size, it’s 11″ tall, 3.5″ in diameter with a 2.5″ opening, complete with a flip top. You can fit it in a Loony Bin, a Widefoot Liter Cage, or any other “cargo cage.” It’s available in black or silver and in stock now at Miir.
While Ortlieb may be known for their brightly colored, yellow or red waterproof touring panniers and handlebar bags, the brand has developed a new line of bikepacking bags that are technical, yet utilitarian. This new line is completely welded and waterproof, available at your local dealer for ordering now. Head over to Ortlieb to see more.
Man, I dunno if I could pull these off, but they sure do look amazing. Rapha’s eyewear design continues with the Pro Team Flyweight Glasses. If you like Zeiss lenses and clean, modern, on-the-bike eyewear, head to Rapha for more.
Ya know, Silca didn’t begin in Indianapolis. There’s a long legacy of pump making in that brand’s DNA. To commemorate this legacy, as well as the Giro, Silca teamed up with Tim DeBoom to illustrate this 1970’s team car and had them printed at Endurance Conspiracy in Boulder.
“I’ve been around Jim and Rad Racing long enough now that the kids have grown up into adults. Many continue to race through secondary education and beyond with some even making it into the professional ranks. Rad Racing kids learn hard work and determination from Jim Brown, he learned it from his father.”
“It was his father’s passing in 2011 that prompted Jim to tattoo the nautical term HOLD FAST on his knuckles, a physical reminder to bear down and stay the course through any storm. The kids have never been a storm to Jim even though there’s a lot of them and they are kids after all. Working a race weekend is a hurricane of energy and emotion but the team ship, often weighted down with a treasure chest of trophies, always returns to port.”
When Factory Five first introduced their 31.8 clamp quill stem in silver, a lot of people requested it in black. Well, it’s finally here and in stock now so head over to Factory Five to see more information!
In an effort to better understand the Greatest Spectacle on Earth we thought we’d start by gaining a better understanding of ourselves, Manual for Speed. Who we are and what we are trying to do. How we got here. What used to matter. What still matters. What matters now. What might matter tomorrow. Does anything really matter? If we’re journalists and documentarians documenting the Greatest Spectacle on Earth, are we part of that Spectacle? Are we a Spectacle?
This important idea about Road Cycling is one part introspection, one part retrospection, and all parts celebration of Manual for Speed. As such, we could think of no better artist than Yoko Honda to create what is effectively an homage to our most core-est of core ideas: Spectacle. This kit, which—unlike any other kit in the 2016 Manual for Speed kit season—will be sold sight-unseen, and is a joyous (breath-taking!) assemblage of Spectacle’s myriad colors, wonders, sights, sounds and smells. We wish you could see it, oh wait, you can! If you buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To spend your money, learn more, or just watch this totally excellent Surprise Me! gif in its natural environment go >>>>>HERE<<<<<
These two powerhouses have delivered more reliable product than any other apparel brands in terms of my wardrobe both on and off the bike and now they’re at it again with the North Coast Collection. Read up on this clever project at Mission Workshop!