Juliet and Friends Tour Around Big Sur

Prior to the Eroica weekend, Juliet took to the coastal mountains in the Los Padres National Forest with friends for an all-out mixed terrain bike tour. I really love seeing Juliet’s videos from her recent California travels!

Apr 22, 2019 No comments yet
Do You Want Road or MTB Jerseys? Or Both?

We’re about to place an order for some new jersey designs and wanted to poll you, the readers about which sort of jersey you’d like to see? In short, road or mountain? This spring/summer order will feature more solid tones and fewer patterns, so they’ll be more like our jerseys from years prior. Please cast a vote below so we have a handle on quantities to order. Thanks! (more…)

Apr 22, 2019 1 comment
Atelier des Velos Engraved Pista

Polizzi Quentin started framebuilding 5 years ago in his free time until two months ago it is now his full time job under the Atelier des Velos, ADV brand. This all began in 2009 when he engraved a groupset for a shop in Paris. This engraved gruppo went onto a Tommasini, prompting Polizzi to pursue making his own frames for his engraved groupsets. This is one of his first complete packages from the ADV label… For this build he chose a Modolo bar and stem. A Campy Pista group, and Araya rims. This is all sublimated by this marvelous paint showcasing his savoir-faire! Check out more photos below! (more…)

Apr 22, 2019 1 comment
Celebrate 4.20 with New DangleBongs!

This post is in observance of 4.20, the magical time of year where Jesus got high and then a bunny stole his bong, hiding it in an egg. Or something. DangleBongs, the world’s first dangling water pipe did some funky new designs for 4.20, including a blackest ever black bong, a gold bong medicated bong, titanium braggers triangle bong, and rainbrå bong, in a limited run just in time for 4.20. Head to Dangle Bongs to see more. Don’t worry, this is the only day of the year I’ll be posting bongs. :-)

Apr 20, 2019 2 comments
Widefoot Designs’ New CargoMounts!

Widefoot Designs, makers of the LiterCage, have a new cargo cage available now in their web shop. The CargoMount is an aluminum made in USA cargo frame that mounts to your two or three bottle bosses and can be used to strap any number of items to it, yet they’re designed to carry Nalgene bottles. These come in four colors and are in stock now at Widefoot for $57 each.

Apr 19, 2019 3 comments
If You Can Fit It Run with It: Sim Works Super Yummy 27.5 x 2.22″ Tires

Our friends at Sim Works have been hard at work expanding their Yummy line of tires. Included in the mix are these 27.5 x 2.22″ SUPER Yummy gumwall tires by Panaracer. These are fat. So fat you might not be able to clear them, but if you can run a 45mm 700c tire, they should fit. Pictured is my Sklar with an ENVE Gravel fork, which is probably enough clearance for a dry climate bike, but you might run into issues with mud. There is exactly 1/4″ on either side of the tire and fork for reference on the ENVE G series rims. They measure exactly 2.22″ from knob to knob.

Expect a more in-depth look at this bike with the wheels and tires but for now, all I can say is what a massive improvement in traction off road and rolling resistance on pavement with these tires. I think I found my ideal summer tire. In stock now at Sim Works. If you have pressing questions that can’t wait for next week’s review, drop them in the comments… (more…)

Apr 18, 2019 28 comments
Porcelain Rocket Redesigns the Nigel Handlebar Bag

Porcelain Rocket has redesigned the Nigel Handlebar Bag. This redesign aims to distill the design elements that made the original Nigel unique and practical, into a much simpler, sleeker package. The new Nigel is smaller, which will allow for use on a larger variety of bikes. However, at 4.5L, it is still larger than typical burrito-style bar bags. Its wide opening and one-handed bungee closure make for extremely easy access on the bike.

The whole thing has been made much sturdier, with Voilé Nano Straps main straps, a semi-rigid back plate, and a removable EVA foam “bed liner” in the base. Also included are die-cut foam spacers, so that people can space the bag out for clearance for their hands on the tops, or for cables/hoses.

By paring down the design Porcelain Rocket is now able to sell the Nigel for $150CAD / US$115. They’re in stock now at Porcelain Rocket.

Apr 18, 2019 21 comments
One Bike Uses Bicycles to Empower the People of Tanzania

One Bike, a community-based, Social Enterprise of bicycle enthusiasts, located in the vicinity of Mount Kilimanjaro has one mission; to support and improve the lives of people in Tanzania by using bicycles to empower them to live healthy lifestyles, build strong communities, and save our environment.

Each weekend, One Bike holds a Re-Cycling Tour which invites members of the community around Moshi to join in as they ride the roads in town and pick up plastic bottles. One Bike wants to do their part in protecting the environment around the villages of Kilimanjaro, especially in the context of maintaining a vibrant tourism industry.

Apr 18, 2019 No comments yet
Grenade Bottles by Swizmade

A lot of people emailed us asking what bottles were on the Chapter2 AO all road. Well, here’s the answer. They’re made by our friend Swizmade, inspired by the design of grenades. Now instruments of war ain’t for everyone but clearly people dig these… head to Swizmade to swoop.

If you like the color but don’t like the design, we’ve got plenty of olive drab bottles for ya…

Apr 17, 2019 9 comments
Riding Fixed Up Mountains With Pros on Mount Baldy!

Mount Baldy, or Mount San Antonio, reaches 10,069′ and is the highest point in Los Angeles County. That’s almost twice as high as the highest point in the City of Los Angeles. You can ride up to the ski lifts at Baldy via Mount Baldy Road or via Glendora Ridge Road – which is usually closed to cars. In the latest Riding Fixed Up Mountains With Pros we get to ride with Justin Williams.

Apr 17, 2019 7 comments
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