This came out of the blue. With rumors of SRAM’s 12 speed technology trickling down to their road division, I was expecting their launch to hit the cycling newsstands before any of the other manufacturers. Campagnolo’s Record and Super Record 12 comes with two cassette options; 11-32 and 11-29 and a redesigned gruppo. You can read all about it at Campy.
The trifecta of MTB destinations has inspired the colors of the latest release from Fyxation. From the bone white plains of Fruita, Colorado to the red dirt of Moab and high piñon and juniper of Sedona, each of these pedals take inspiration from the natural tonality of these high desert MTB destinations. Head to your local dealer to see them in person or to purchase and head to Fyxation for more information.
Olive drab. Check. Fluoro. Check. Chunky tires. Check. I’d say the Stache 8 checks a lot of boxes. If anyone’s ridden the original Stache, you can probably attest to how fun that bike is, so seeing it on a full suspension platform has me intrigued. Check out more details at your local Trek dealer and see the details at Trek.
For Spring 2018, Bedrock Bags took their lineup and rendered their made in Durango bags in a limited edition waxed canvas. That includes the Black Dragon Dropper Seat Bag, Coconino Seat Bag, Dakota Tank Bag, Entrada Handlebar Bag, Honaker Nalgene Bag, Sinbad Stash Pack and Tapeats Handlebar Bag. Head to the Bedrock Shop for ordering.
You may or may not have heard of Starling Cycles before. They’re UK frame builders of mountain bikes, including the Murmur 29’r, a full suspension, steel, made in the UK frame. Well, the UK brand has now offered a Taiwan-built version of the Murmur, called the Murmur Factory 29’r and it’s currently available to order. There isn’t much difference between the Murmur and the Factory, except cost. So if Made in the UK isn’t as important to the consumer, they can save some money. Head to Starling to see more information on the Murmur Factory 29’r.
“The bike is done, and you can have it!
Wow, remember when we sent out that last teaser press release about the sweet custom bike we were building for Sierra Nevada Brewery to show off at this year’s Sea Otter Classic?”
Everyone loves a good logo flip and this is the best one I’ve seen to date! You can now pre-order shirts, stickers and patches at Campandgoslow!
Basket bags are all the rage these days and each company that makes them has a unique approach to the resolution of the sweaty back problem. Tunitas Carryall is based in San Francisco and their Basket Pack is part backpack and part basket bag. These bags come in the three colors; charcoal, seaglass, forest ranger and are in stock now at Tunitas Carryall.
This is the fourth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Party Train” shot with a Canon 6D and a 24-70mm lens in Fruita, Colorado.
“Fruita’s trails are epic in a colossal manner. The city has trails for fans of big country riding, without having to venture far into the unknown. The 18 Road trails include everything from scenic ridgelines, to flowy singletrack, and jump lines. If your travels ever take you to this magical zone, don’t sleep on the riding there!”
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Getting bikepacking seat bags to fit on smaller frames can be a hassle, resulting in the rider needing to move the load from the bike onto their back. Revelate’s newest design, the Terrapin 8L pack looks to solve this problem. Based off the concept of their larger seat bag, the Terrapin System, this waterproof seat pack is designed with small clearances in mind.
A notable design feature of the Terrapin System 8L is Revelate’s new saddle rail attachment, which utilizes an active cam locking buckle, resulting in engagement and stability, two crucial elements when it comes to packing a load in on a seat pack. The included drybag is 3D formed with radio frequency welded construction, custom fit for the holster. It includes an air purge valve to allow for proper compression of the system. The Terrapin System 8L will have an MSRP of $135 and is available in black, crush (purple) and Multicam. See more at Revelate.