The weather is miserable here in Austin, so I’m enjoying watching the latest from Col Collective!
The latest from Portland’s Signal Cycles is sure to bring some brightness to the cold and dreary winter months. This fillet road is built with Campagnolo Record, ENVE wheels and has a custom fillet brazed stem. Follow Signal on Instagram to see more projects like this!
A Bishop road bike is a grail for many cyclists and with details like those found in Jim’s new classic road, it’s easy to see why. Check out more photos at the Bishop Flickr. I seriously love this bike!
Ryan and I recently planned a ride up Highway 39 to get some “work” done. We needed to shoot some of the Team Dream products in their natural habitat (shameless self promotion #1). We asked our friend Jackie to come along as a lady model. Jackie originally wanted 10K in cash (up front!) to model but settled for a turkey sandwich (also up front!) instead.
This ride is (in our opinion) the absolute hands down best climb in all of Southern California. The road used to be closed to cars a few years back and in those days you could do the bulk of the twisty climb without ever seeing another human. It was really post apocalyptic feeling back then. Now the 39 is open to motor vehicles until just after Crystal Lake, but even with the occasional “Fast And The Furious” car ripping by you every so often, this climb is still easily #1.
I couldn’t imagine riding with a camera bag of that size, but kudos to these guys from Cycle Atlas for hauling their own load. You rarely see that these days, especially with footage like this.
New South Wales’ South Coast is captured magnificently in this video and it really matches with how everyday people would use a bike like the Diverge.
The newest bike of the week from Above Category has racing pedigree written all over it. Red and white will always look well balanced, especially with Campagnolo Record. See more of this Mosaic RS-1 at Above Category’s blog.
Orange bikes will forever have a special place in cyclists’ hearts. Maybe it’s the allure of Molteni? Or maybe they just look great, especially from Baum. See more of this beauty at the Baum Flickr.
I was stoked to see Rapha do a video about the struggles found with fighting cancer and how riding can help.
The Col Collective returns with the Col du Glandon, a 19.7km climb with grades spiking to 11% and a total gain of 1,441m. At least the view’s not too bad!
This build took a bit for me to warm up to it, but there’s something about it that would heat up even the coldest base miles. The bar tape, saddle, fork, headset and hubs are all a different tone of green and yet it works.
See more of this rad machine at the Firefly Flickr!