The Arise is Bombtrack’s singlespeed drop bar bike, with clearance for bigger tires, canti or v-brake studs and a geometry dialed in for off-road riding. Its versatility is heightened even more by its removable cable guides and rear derailleur hanger, added to the track end dropouts. Need more information? Head to Bombtrack.
If you’re into heavy metal making lighter metal with lots of noises and such, well look no further. Personally, I can watch this shit all day. Hope Tech shows us a more in-depth look at their fancy, new, made in the UK cranks.
Go Nico, GO!
Hope’s made in the UK products are top notch and to help create a buzz around their new cranks, they went up North to ride in what many would consider grim conditions with team riders Craig Evans and Sam Flanagan. I’m liking what I see with those cranks, and everything in Hope’s catalog these days. They really are putting in solid work.
Check out a great feature on the Hope Cranks at their site. Availability is slated for late January.
Spinlister‘s been around for a minute and their database of people with bikes to rent has grown considerably. For those not familiar:
“…users can rent bikes in over 55 countries as well as list their own bicycle to start making money when it’s not being used.
All bicycles are insured up to $5,000 USD in over 20 countries. All snowboards and skis are insured up to $1,000 SUP. All surfboards, surf gear, and standup paddle boards (SUP) are insured up to $2,000. in other countries. List (spinlister.com/list) your bicycle today to start making money and meet awesome people. Rent a ride in over 55 countries today.
All bicycles are insured up to $10,000 USD in over 60 countries.”
It’s an interesting concept and if anything, I’m sure you’ve all got a bar bike you’d rent out to a stranger.
Nice one, Podia!
With the northeast succumbing to Mother Nature’s frozen fingers this week, SF-based Mission Workshop drops this reminder on us, showcasing the beauty of the Norwegian coastline. Remember, no matter how cold it is where you are right now, there’s always somewhere colder!
“At the earliest sign of winter’s end, brothers Janne and Samu Amunét ventured towards the Arctic Circle. Constant travelers, they were eager to leave their home in Helsinki and explore the recently thawed Lofoten archipelago on the northern coast of Norway for their first road trip of the year. The twenty-four hour drive would take them through parts of Finland, Sweden and Norway still solidly frozen. However upon arriving on the coast the weather tempered. Usually a destination for summer trips, the idyllic village of Å was empty and quiet in a way only remote places can be.”
See some amazing photos and more of this story at Mission Workshop!
For this episode in the LIKEAVOS series, CX Hairs takes us to the Cyclocross World Cup Series in Namur, Belgium for one of the most fun and challenges race courses of the year.
Boulder, Colorado’s The Pro’s Closet has a veritable vintage mountain bike collection on display, including this ’90 Yeti FRO, build with Campagnolo components. In this video, Juli talks about her career, what matters to her in a mountain bike and what this bike represents.