The Ride Journal‘s ninth issue is now available at your local stockist and online. This is a favorite over here at the Radavist. From the excellent cover art to the content, this unique publication works every angle of cycling. Pick up a copy now for £10.50 in the UK or £14.50 worldwide.
This project has been in the works for some time now. We’ve already seen New Balance reach out to frame builders in the Boston area, so this shouldn’t be a huge surprise and while many would say the urban cycling “sneaker” has jumped the shark, it’s still exciting to see a brand like New Balance take its approach to a staple in any cyclists’ wardrobe: comfortable sneakers to ride a bike in.
Check out the full press-release below, including models, availability and pricing.
Porcelain Rocket’s line of bikepacking and touring bags continues to grow and improve upon itself. Replacing the Mission Control bar bag comes the MCA, which utilizes a front-loading 5-15L dry sack, rather than the old side-loading bag. Also new to the lineup are the Micro Panniers. Intended for rear-racks only, these bags are perfect for commuting or when you need just a little more room for those longer expeditions.
Both are now available for ordering at Porcelain Rocket.
Anytime a package arrives from Skratch Labs, I have no idea what to expect. More often than not, it’s a packet of hydration mix, but when this box arrived last week, I’ve got to admit, I was scratching my head. Cookie mix? But I thought sweets were bad? Well, not really, in fact, there’s a whole piece on the Skratch website as to why it’s ok to eat cookies.
Now, with any product like this, there are sure to be naysayers and commentators, requesting information as to why Skratch’s $8.50 cookie mix is better than Pillsbury’s. Well, for one, I’m going to say Skratch knows a thing or two about nutrition. The ingredients are as healthy as you can get with a cookie mix but the addition I noted after eating one was the salt.
The guys at Skratch love salt and with good reason. As a cyclist, your body needs salt to help keep itself hydrated and while it’s easy enough to add salt to your own cookie mix, I found this mix to be a pretty great novelty gift for a cyclist. The mix is easy, simply add whatever you want to it, along with butter and an egg and bake it as a cookie, or as a fruit bar. Is it gimmicky? Sure. But, I can’t remember the last time I baked cookies…
Check out all the information you’d wanna know at Skratch Labs!
I’m always amazed at how textile technology is improving year after year. Polartec is on the forefront of that progression. More and more, we’ll be seeing that company name on products. On the waterproof side of the spectrum, it’s lighter and more durable than other offerings. On the insulation, or base layer side, Polartec’s Power Wool has combined the breathability and warmth of Merino wool on the inside and poly/nylon on the outside to ensure any dampness dries quickly. The resulting product is substantially more durable than your normal merino fabric.
Kitsbow utilizes this new Power Wool material on their new baselayer henley. See more at Kitsbow.
A few people have emailed, asking where they can buy one of the CX Nats 2015 caps that have appeared in a few galleries on the site. Well, Gary at Rothera Cycling just posted them online, but they won’t last long… Swoop now and save a heritage tree.
Tired of the industry always switching technology up on you? Sick of hearing those squealing disc brakes on the cross course behind you? Or hearing people talk about how “cantis suck?” Don’t like the added weight? Or having to bleed them? Or maybe you just don’t need ‘em. “Cross bikes look so great with cantis!” What’s next? Dropper posts? Suspension? Full face helmets? Baggies? Where does it end? Downhill crossie races? Is it just too much? Why don’t the Europeans use them? Don’t fondo my crossie, bro!
Whatever the reason, I couldn’t help but be stoked on these new Death Before Discs shirts, even if, yeah, disc brakes aren’t so bad. Scoop up a shirt or a sticker pack at Death Before Discs and remember guys, it’s all in good fun…
With pins and pendants inspired by C-Record, Nuovo Record, Brooks saddles and even a Super Record crankset keychain, Thai artist Choo Choop’s eBay store has jewelry inspired by the most iconic vintage components. Best of all, nothing is over £58.00.
Yep. No gimmicks, just some good ol’ fashioned customer appreciation. Support your local bike shop, ya fiends. For any questions, head to the Surly blog…
Got a MTB you want to convert to a dirt drop machine? Genenalle’s new GX Shifters are a new component setup option for that. They’re compatible with Shimano’s 10 speed Dyna-sis and Shadow Plus MTB derailleurs, so you can now get cassette coverage up to 36T.
I’m seriously considering these for my Indy Fab. See more at Gevenalle.