Category Archives: accessories
Retired Goods is Back
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You might remember this brand from a few years back. Retired Goods started off as Retired Belts, old bicycle tires that were shredded and made into belts. Now the line has grown into dog leashes and blanket roll carriers. Head over to Retired Goods to see more!

Dec 2, 2014 1 comment
Race Dots: Ditch those Pins
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Here’s a simple, yet functional (and customizable) product. I definitely have a few jerseys with holes and rust stains from pinning numbers and Race Dots avoid that with a magnetic retention system. See more at Race Dots.

Oct 3, 2014 4 comments
Swift Industries Bicycle Medallion
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This is great! If you follow @SwiftIndustries on Instagram, you’ve already seen this bicycle medallion:

“Inspired by the Alpine Hikers’ tradition of decorating a walking stick with trail medallions, Swift brings you the adventure-seeker bicycle badge!”

See more at Swift.

Sep 30, 2014 6 comments
NPR’s Story on the Made in the USA SILCA SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump
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So… what makes a bike pump worth $450? NPR dives into the story on how Silca moved their production to Indianapolis. Listen to the story at NPR and yes, I totally bought one. Ok, I lied, I put it on my credit card.

Is it really worth it? I mean, it’s a pump, but it’s a damn nice pump and it looks great holding down the tiles in my office. Functionality considered, it’s got an impressive amount of machining, akin to a luxury sportswatch and if it means Silca might one day make a $100 USA-made floor pump, I’m all for supporting this industry.

Side note: I’m really enjoying my new photo studio…

Sep 29, 2014 13 comments
Interviewed: Robin Sansom – Brand Manager at Blackburn Design
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As both a “journalist” and a consumer, I get really excited when I see something new coming from a brand, especially one with a history like Blackburn. In recent months, I’ve gotten to know the brand a bit better, both through their Meet the Rangers program and from a product perspective. I’ve seen a few of their forthcoming products, many of which I think you’ll be stoked on but before those roll out, I thought you’d appreciate a little Q&A with the brand.

To give the readers of the Radavist some insight into Blackburn’s modus operandi, I reached out to brand manager, Robin Sansom for an interview.

Read on below!

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Aug 24, 2014 9 comments
K-Edge Garmin Mounts and Chain Catchers are Made in the USA

So, the other day, I’m thinking I need to buy a Garmin mount for my new Argonaut, but I didn’t want a plastic one. After seeing the K-Edge mounts all over, but having never owned one, I thought, what the hell, a balleur mount for a balleur bike.

This is a totally random post, but after spending some time at the K-Edge site, I really admire what they’re doing. Buying made in the USA – or any domestically-produced – accessory like this keeps an industry alive and keeps people employed. I’m ok with that.

Check out K-Edge‘s offerings at their site and ask your local bike shop to carry them!

Jul 24, 2014 7 comments