… and this one’s too good!
In an effort to better understand the Greatest Spectacle on Earth we thought we’d start by gaining a better understanding of ourselves, Manual for Speed. Who we are and what we are trying to do. How we got here. What used to matter. What still matters. What matters now. What might matter tomorrow. Does anything really matter? If we’re journalists and documentarians documenting the Greatest Spectacle on Earth, are we part of that Spectacle? Are we a Spectacle?
This important idea about Road Cycling is one part introspection, one part retrospection, and all parts celebration of Manual for Speed. As such, we could think of no better artist than Yoko Honda to create what is effectively an homage to our most core-est of core ideas: Spectacle. This kit, which—unlike any other kit in the 2016 Manual for Speed kit season—will be sold sight-unseen, and is a joyous (breath-taking!) assemblage of Spectacle’s myriad colors, wonders, sights, sounds and smells. We wish you could see it, oh wait, you can! If you buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To spend your money, learn more, or just watch this totally excellent Surprise Me! gif in its natural environment go >>>>>HERE<<<<<
… won’t make you ride like that but at least you’ll look good trying. See the new Ride Tee DuoTone colors at Kitsbow!
These two powerhouses have delivered more reliable product than any other apparel brands in terms of my wardrobe both on and off the bike and now they’re at it again with the North Coast Collection. Read up on this clever project at Mission Workshop!
As the US is pushing its way into warmer weather, those ‘down under are moving into cooler weather. Luckily, FYXO’s got you covered with new designs and wind vests. Head over to FYXO to see more!
Standard Byke Co has been pushing their offerings over the years. Beginning as a BMX company, they’ve branched into ‘cross bikes and now, rowdy hardtails, built specifically for all-mountain riding. The name of this long-travel 29’r frame is the “Rudeboy” which pays respect to the team that is bringing the party back to racing: Team Rudeboy. The first batch of Rudeboys are for a team of sorts in Colorado, who will be tackling longer distance rides in the front range. They’re built custom for each rider, all with head tube angles of around 67 – 68º, with a 424mm chainstay, 44mm headtube, a 140mm PIKE and with internal dropper routing. If you’d like more specs or photos, you can see them below and if you’d like to order one, holler at Standard! Thanks to Adam for sending this over! (more…)
I’m digging the latest design from Cadence, the Pulsar Kit. Available in black or orange and in stock now at Cadence.
You can never have too many options for a steel disc ‘cross frameset in my opinion, especially when they come in affordable completes like the new Brother Cycles Kepler. Head over to Brother Cycles for more information!
This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Hard Work.” This one’s from the archives and was shot on my Leica M7 with a 50mm Summicron.
Spring is here and it’s one of the busiest times of year for local bike shops. Everyone wants a tune-up, or a new bike, or even a set of new wheels. If you’re going for the latter, make sure you chose local, hand-built wheels and if you’re in Melbourne, Australia, go by and give Dan at Shifter Bikes a high five for me.
NEW: There’s also a mobile image uploaded for anyone wanting a mobile phone background each month. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)
To commemorate their 40th year in business, Chris King has developed a special, limited edition olive drab collector’s set, complete with hubs, bottom bracket, and headset of your choice. It ain’t cheap, but it’ll last a lifetime! Head to Chris King for ordering.