House of Stoke is a new component company, started by Adam Eldridge of Stanridge Speed. While the components are made overseas, they’re based on popular shapes, like a mid-reach, shallow drop track crit or road bar at a drastically discounted pricepoint. The first product out is the Chas Christiansen signature bar, featuring illustrations and words to keep the stoke alive. Carbon fiber, with a 140mm drop and a 84mm reach. Priced competitively at $207. Check out more at House of Stoke.
Velo Orange’s “all-road” tourer, the Piolet is now in stock. Designed to fit a large tire, in various wheel size platforms*, the Piolet can shred one-track, two-track and no-track. An affordable option for those wanting to take on bikepacking or excursion style riding. My favorite detail is the non-sus corrected segmented fork with all the braze-ons and the wishbone stays.
Last year at the Tour, Giro unveiled the SYNTHE helmet. A lightweight, aerodynamic, well-ventilated helmet with a clean, minimal profile. This year, the SYNTHE got safer with MIPS, or multi-directional impact protection system. MIPS is the by-product of the science behind safety, which in my opinion is more important than any speed or aerodynamic efficiency testing you’ll read online. Another factor to consider is looks. There are colors to match your desired look, from black to fluorescent. The SNYTHE looks good, which will make you want to actually wear your helmet more.
See more on the SYNTHE with MIPS at Giro and check these out at your local dealer in the Fall.
Red n yellow kill a fellow… As a youngster who spent a lot of time in the woods of North Carolina hunting down snakes, this saying resonated throughout my pre-pubescent mind. As an adult who still spends a lot of time in the woods, when I see a colorful banded snake, it’s the first thing I recollect. While the coral snake rarely claims any victims, barring the occasional drunken fool, these snakes are the most venomous in North America and in many regards, the most beautiful. The Texas Coral Snake is a completely different subspecies from its other North American family. The main difference is, it tends to wear more black…
Paired with this colorful bottle is a Opuntia cactus, commonly called the Prickly Pear, it too can leave you with some puncture wounds if you’re not careful. My run-ins with these plants occur more on the dinner plate that tire sidewall however. Nopales is a standard-issue taco option here in Texas, so order it up next time you’re ’round these parts. I wouldn’t dare eat our slithering friend the Texas Coral Snake.
Artwork by Kyler Martz, inspired by nature.
Pick up a pair of these 22oz Purist bottles (that’s one Coral Snake and one Prickly Pear. Sorry, we’re mixing it up here) for $18.00 plus shipping ($5 domestic $14 international). Please limit one order per customer. If you place two orders, I’ll cancel the second order! SORRY SOLD OUT!
We got a sneak peek at this pretty beast back at Sea Otter. 630 Stainless steel steel, tapered ENVE fork, 44mm head tube, PF30, with disc brakes make the Snob one of the most versatile bikes in the Ritte lineup. In stock now, at dealers for $2,800. Frame, fork and Chris King headset included. Head over to Ritte Cycles for more information.
I remember a comment here on the Radavist. It went something like “If GOD wanted disc brakes on drop bar bicycles, then PAUL would make them…”
Well, the Klampers are here and they’re ready for public consumption. In short pull (for SRAM, Shimano, etc road levers) or long pull (for top pull brake levers), in black or silver. I don’t even know why I’m typing anything because they’re probably already gone! Made in the USA in Chico, California and tested by the guy whose name is on each caliper.
I love the direct mount chainring interface and I love SRAM’s cranks, so when Wolf Tooth offers up a tasty 38t option, with a 40t and 42t on the way, It’s hard to say no. I raced all last cross season on a 40t Wolf Tooth ring but would gladly take a direct mount for this season… Check out more at Wolf Tooth.
Anyone looking for a do-it-all bike with a Rival 22 build for $2,000 should check out the Twin Six Standard Rando completes that just landed. With clearances for a 43mm tire (spec’d with a Panaracer Pasela 32mm), 160mm rotors, steel fork and a nice geometry, these are surely a contender for an all-rounder. See more at Twin Six.
I just wrote and re-wrote this copy, trying to come up with something clever to say about Surly in general, only to find the best way to present the brand is to let the products do the talking and leave the rest up to the consumer. The Surly Troll is by far one of the most unique bikes in their catalog. A veritable do-it-all machine if you will. Now, the Troll and the Karate Monkey singlespeed got a bit brighter for 2016 with two new pastel colors… Feast your eyes for yourselves at dealers soon!
Want to save on a titanium, made in the USA hardtail XC racing 29’r? Chumba’s new Ti Stella might be what you’re looking for. As an introductory pre-order Chumba is pricing their new XC machine at $1,799, which is a steal for a made in the USA titanium hardtail.
Check out more information below or just head to Chumba for the details…