I’ve been pestering Aaron from AARN for ages to make a 1x ‘cross chainring and he’s finally got a few ridable prototypes under a select group of people. Once a production run is underway, these new Sawblade Splatter Radavist edition rings will be in stock, so stay tuned…
Search and State’s S1-S riding bib shorts are still some of my favorite bibs. With a few tweaks, their newest piece of apparel will not disappoint. The S2-R performance bib is cut from the same fabric as the S1-S riding bib, but with a new, still comfortable chamois, longer shoulder straps, a reshaped mid section and an improved leg elastic pattern. The S2-R bib is still made in New York City and is in stock now at Search and State.
There’s something about winter for me. I’m not sure if my body intentionally wants to take it easy before the hustle and bustle of spring hits, or if it’s just nice to sometimes dial back riding in the interest of not getting burnt out. Whatever the reason, each winter I find myself riding less and resting more. At least compared to normal frequencies. (more…)
This is the second layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Dusted.” This photo was shot in Chile during the Santa Cruz Bicycles Rally Aysen. More coverage from this event is landing on the site this week.
I’m thankful for weather-sealed camera bodies and lenses, not only for water, but for moments like these when you just have to get lower to get the photo, resulting in a cooked corner and a wall of dust.
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Ritchey brings back a retro design for their new kits. These “Retro Blue” jerseys and bibs are made in Los Angeles by Endo Customs and are in stock now at Ritchey.
Santa Barbara’s Stinner Frameworks reached out to Cadence founder Dustin Klein to design a new logo longsleeve t-shirt. It, along with a few other designs are now live in the Stinner Frameworks webshop and are shipping now, so head on over to check them out.
What do you do with that old LV handbag when it’s ready to kick it to the curb? Scrap it and send the monogram to Mick at Busyman Bicycles, along with your favorite saddle.
Revelate’s newest product isn’t a bikepacking bag, it’s a solution for winter riding hydration. The Wampack is a low-profile hydro pack, meant to be worn under your layers during the colder months, although I don’t see why you couldn’t wear it year round as a normal, minimal hydro pack. Like all of Revelate’s products, the Wampack is made with care in Alaska, where they know a thing or two about cold temperatures. It retails for $95, so keep an eye out at your local Revelate dealer, or head to the Revelate blog to read up more about the Wampack.
You don’t have to buy a frame to support framebuilders. Rick from Hunter Cycles does a great job at making products that fit his particular style, both on and off the bike. He knows a simple, made in the USA cap goes a long way and those Porcelain Rocket-made “Shred Packs” are great for short dirt rides. His latest batch of the Shred Packs come in an array of colors and camo patterns. Both the caps and the packs are in stock now at Hunter Cycles.
Absolute Black makes a lot of claims on their website as to the advantages of their oval chainrings and while you might not buy into it, I know people who use them and swear by the technology. New to Absolute Black are these 110/4 BCD chainrings, designed specifically for Dura-Ace 9000, Ultegra 6800, 105- 5800 and others. See more at Absolute Black.