Category Archives: Products
Niner: RLT 9 Steel All-Road Bike
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Niner has really nailed this one. With the success of their RLT, they’ve just issued a steel version, marketed towards bike packing, camping and light touring. While it’s not a full blown touring bike, you can strap a few bags to it, as well as a rear rack and take off into the wilderness.

With a geometry dialed in for gravel, cross racing, all-road conditions and even some singletrack shredding, the RLT 9 steel presents itself as a new platform for those who want to get the most out of their bike.

Made from Reynolds 853, with thru-axles, fender / rack mounts and PF BB30, the RLT 9 Steel utilizes modern tech with the feel of steel. Am I excited about these bikes? Yep. We’ll be riding them in the forthcoming weeks…

Available as a complete with multiple build kits, or a frameset in two color combinations. Check out more photos below and see pricing and sizing information at Niner.

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Mar 30, 2015 32 comments
Acre’s New Apparel
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Acre’s been working on a few key items over the past year and if you can’t visit their San Francisco or Los Angeles storefronts, they’ve finally stocked their web shop with the new pieces. I’ve used a few of these and they’ve quickly become my new go-to trail apparel.

Check out each below!

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Mar 30, 2015 9 comments
ENVE’s Redesigned Seat Post
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ENVE has recently redesigned their popular seat post to incorporate a two-bolt pattern, in lieu of their single bolt design. These new posts feature a patented two-bolt wedge system that are compatible with standard and oversized rails and allow you to adjust the saddle angle with ease.

I’ve been using one since NAHBS and can say this revision has drastically improved the clamp strength compared to the previous design. Before, especially during cyclocross races or trail riding, if I hadn’t torqued and carbon greased the ENVE post clamp enough, I’d get slippage and so far, so good with this new design.

Head over to ENVE for more information.

Mar 27, 2015 3 comments
Search and State: New Leg Warmers
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Spring is here but that doesn’t mean warm weather has followed suit just yet. Search and State has you covered. Literally. Now you can wear their gear from heat to toe, or ankles rather, with their new Leg Warmers.

Made from a heavier weight fabric than their famous Arm Warmers, the Leg Warmers feature a brushed back and secure zipper closure. They’re still lightweight enough to be removed and stowed in your jersey pocket.

Like all SAS apparel, the S1-LW are made in New York City and are in stock now at Search and State.

Mar 27, 2015 Comments are OFF
Specialized: Audax Road Shoes
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While audax events may be incredibly challenging, the beauty is their non-competitive nature. Riders simply must complete the set distance within the time limit. This endurance sport has grown from its roots in the 19th century to still being popular today, with many major cities having their own randonneur club.

Specialized has been expanding their product line to move away from the “all pro all the time” look and shifting its sights onto fundurance and expedition style riding. The Audax is one of those shifts: a shoe meant for long distance rides. With, what feels to be a wider footbed, comfy fit, reflective hits and easy on-easy off Boa lash, the Audax has some great details.

Since I’ve only put a few rides in while wearing these shoes, I won’t give them a full review, but a detail photo and a short write-up should suffice for now. Now, why does a shoe named after audax riding have a road cleat and not an SPD cleat? I have no idea. Still, they do look a lot less race-oriented than other shoes in their product line. Available soon in a variety of colors from Specialized.

Mar 25, 2015 21 comments
Two Magazine
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From the ashes of Cog Magazine comes Two, the next stage in Peter D’Antoni’s documentation of cycling culture. While the stories in Two, issue 01 are a bit dated, like for instance my Pacific Coast Tour from 2010, the magazine promises to be a photo-heavy publication for all of you who love cycling.

Pick up a copy of Two at their online shop.

Mar 24, 2015 1 comment
Cadence: Mesh Caps
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Mesh ain’t limited to trucker hats. Check out these new mesh caps, offered by Cadence, featuring a breathable mesh, the perfect option for those forthcoming warm days. Available in color halftone or black, depending on your personal style. See more at Cadence.

Mar 24, 2015 8 comments
Did You Reach for the Manual for Speed Bartape?
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This mysterious tape landed itself on Wilis’ No 22 Broken Arrow and other bikes here on the Radavist over the past few months. A lot of you asked what it was, speculated, made bets, offered to sell your souls. Well, no need to do the latter. It’s in stock now at Manual for Speed. In case you missed that subtlety in the last post. Designed by Dan Funderburgh, influenced from architectural tessellations (my favorite), and made by Cinelli, this stuff will be sure to sell out today.

Mar 24, 2015 6 comments