Not since NAHBS have I seen such a sick collection of bikes in one place. Yesterday I photographed all 11 of the Paul Camp bikes, in great detail. And yeah, as you can see, each bike was to adhere to a red, white and blue palette with builders having the option of a monster cross bike, or a hardtail.Expect a mega gallery next week after the holiday weekend…
… and you can expect to see more photos of this bike next week. It looks even better in person!
Part of living in Chico is balancing the amount of riding you do with a post-ride dunk in the river…
Since I missed out on Paul Camp, the open house Paul holds in Chico each year, I figured I’d drive straight up the guts of California and hang out in the spring heat with Paul and company. While I’m here, I’ll be documenting the 12 Paul Camp bikes various framebuilders sent in for various media to ride during the meetup, as well as riding some of the local trails and soaking in the river. Expect more to come!
If you love blue anodized components and are looking for an easy way to buy some of Paul’s parts, now’s your chance. Right now, there’s a convenient page set up to get your fix. See more at Paul Component Engineering.
I beg of the people of Paul Component Engineering, please do more of these videos with the rest of those incredible bikes hanging from Paul’s rafters!
Whether you’re looking to drop your saddle a bit mid-ride, or if you remove your seatpost while your bike is locked up, quick-release seat collars are extremely useful. If you’re a fan of Paul Components and love quick-release seat collars, today’s your lucky day. In stock now at Paul.
Cool Stuff at Frostbike
Photos by Kyle Kelley and words by John Watson
Frostbike. It’s part party, part bike industry tradeshow and all fun. Each year, Quality Bicycle Products, the largest distributor for bike shops in the US, invites a handful of media and tons of shop owners to its facilities in Bloomington, just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Once within its walls, attendees get a sneak peek at many of the brands QBP carries’ newest offerings.
This year, we didn’t line anyone up to cover the event, but Kyle was there for his shop, Golden Saddle Cyclery. Because he is a shop owner and a regular contributor to the Radavist, Kyle’s eye for what is “cool” really resonates. You’ll see a lot from the brands commonly featured here on the site and if you’ve got any questions, just drop them in the comments.
I love these videos of Paul Price, the owner of Paul Component Engineering. There’s something entertaining about listening to people talk about their bikes. Even if it’s a “plastic bastard.” Also, I can attest to how much the Jones bars rule with this Paul setup!
Paul Component’s new Set N Forget thru-axles come in so many varieties to fit all the various configurations for thru-axles that you need to measure your bike before ordering a set. Here’s a video to walk you thru that process.
The long-awaited, made in Chico, Paul Set n Forget thru-axles are now in stock. Yes, all hundred or so variations in axle length and threading are available for your thru-axle bike. Head over to Paul to check out stock, pricing and how to measure your bike for a set.