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This is the ninth layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Sunset Sprints” Shot with a Canon 1DXmkii and a 100-400mm lens in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.
“As the summer sizzles away and we’re greeted with the autumn #lightbro, down here in LA, it doesn’t look like the heat is giving up anytime soon…”
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The mobile background this month is from Point Reyes National Seashore Click here to download September’s Mobile Wallpaper.
Initially designed for women, but a favorite for men as well at the WTB office, the Koda is their newest saddle, available in two widths to match any rider. See more information at WTB. These should be in stock in a few weeks, so holler at your local dealer to check one out.
“Dario Pegoretti is an Italian bicycle framebuilder who is widely considered to be one of the greatest steel framebuilders in the world today. An apprentice under master builder Luigino Milani, he has also often credited with pioneering lugless and TIG welded frames.
Aside from his mastery of framebuilding, Dario is a remarkable artist and often hand paints his frames using custom designs that he creates himself. He’s built and painted bikes for some of the sport’s greatest athletes and his frames and anything he paints are sought after by collectors around the world.”
Not that Dario needs an introduction. Check out more on these beautiful 5 SuperPista Ultimate pumps at Silca.
Ever since Brian Vernor first told me about Omata and consequently, seeing their Kickstarter begin last year, I was intrigued by their unique cycling computer. I, like many people, still wear a wrist watch, in an era when we are constantly glued to our phones or laptops. Let’s be honest, a classic watch is a luxury item. We don’t need it to function in today’s world, yet many people still use them, even when there are loads of “tech” watches on the market, there’s something comforting about an analog face. Personally, I’m not against GPS watches like my Suunto, yet I would never wear an Apple Watch, or any other square and super tech-looking watches. Perhaps that’s what drew me to the Omata.
Its design aesthetic and m.o. appealed to me. The data is presented in an analog, almost static interface, with the most notable visible change being the speedometer hand. All other functions move so slowly on the face that you really spend more time looking at the road and less at the computer, another gripe I have with instantaneous cycling GPS devices – there’s just too much information being displayed, or flashing simultaneously – they’re distracting. My read on the Omata One, after a few rides, is that it is as luxurious as a wrist watch, yet completes the aesthetic of a bike, rather than competes with it. Expect a full review once I log more miles with this device, I was just so intrigued by it that I had to post something in the interim. If you’re interested in pre-ordering, or just reading more about the One, head to Omata.
The Trek Stache is a capable shred sled, right outta the box and its new brother, the 1120 ups the bikepacking ante with more design details than you can shake a stick at. Designed around the 29×3″ tire platform, the 1120 is a back country expedition vehicle, complete with integrated racks for you to strap, buckle or clip your bags or panniers onto with ease. With its unique elevated chainstay, Trek was able to make tire clearance a non-issue and with a 440mm chainstay, the 1120 will be reliably snappy when descending technical singletrack, even loaded down. For an added bonus, this rigid bike is equipped with a dropper post.
I’ve seen a lot of rigid plus bikes being marketed towards “adventure” but this 1120 is one of my favorites to date. What do you think?
Giro has a few new products launching this year and next, but these are my favorite, hands down. These knit road shoes take design hints from sneaker companies and include both old and new colorways from Giro’s footwear catalog. For those looking for off-road knit shoes, the Empire Knit VR70 is coming out shortly as well. Check out more information at Giro.
Those who ordered an Omata from their Kickstarter campaign will be receiving their unique cycling computer in October. Now, the rest of us can order one, with a 90-day delivery. I’m sure everyone’s got loads of questions about Omata, all of which are addressed on their website, so head over to Omata to read more!
Yes, the two models that Jones is famous for just got a little tighter, in the wheelbase anyway. These #tukt models feature the same precision construction as Jones’ previous models, but are now sportin’ an updated geometry. Check out full details at the Jones Blog and pre-order now at Jones.
I’m not sure how many of you caught this in the gallery showcasing my Stinner hardtail but we ran into an issue when building the bike up. I wanted to run Klampers on this bike, since I’m using it for some bikepacking trips in the near future and I really liked the way the Retrotec I rode at Paul Camp’s Klamper brakes felt with the short pull lever. So, when I bought the frame from Stinner, we began building it and ran into a problem. It’s a common issue, when a frame is designed to run modern hydraulic disc brakes and you try to run a cable actuated brake like the Klamper, with its high cable entry point. Basically, if we ran the cable through the braze-on and into the Klamper, it wouldn’t work; the bend was too abrupt for the cable.
When I brought it up to Aaron at Stinner, he suggested using a V-Brake noodle, so I passed the idea off to Mike at Golden Saddle Cyclery. This is what he worked up. A simple noodle, with rubber heat shrink tubing around the metal part, so it won’t scratch the seatstay. Personally, I think this is an elegant solution.
Illustrated by Kyler Martz
“Howdy!” It’s a pleasant way to greet people, no matter what mood you’re in. These cacti bottles show a saguaro cactus displaying three common hand gestures, all on one bottle. Display the one you’re feeling currently on your bike and enjoy the 26oz bottle’s carrying capacity. In stock now for $22 + shipping for a pair.
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