We’re Shipping Your Web Orders All Week

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We’re Shipping Your Web Orders All Week

With the holidays approaching quickly, we’re shipping all week to make sure your order gets delivered before the 25th of December. The demand has been at an all-time high, so thanks for your support but if you’re looking to have your order in time, we suggest placing it sooner than later.

Open 24/7 the Radavist Webshop still has lots of stock!

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To Live and Ride in LA with Andrew Jackson

What a cool project from Giro and Vernor!

“The bike world is undeniably insular. It’s always been divided into categories, but as we add more subcategories, riders become more confined to fitting into their neat little boxes of road, cyclocross, gravel, XC, enduro, downhill, freeride, BMX, street. Riders pick a box and stick with it, rarely acknowledging that the others exist.

Andrew Jackson is out to break down those barriers.”

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fStop’s New Dyota 20 Camera Pack

While it’s not designed for cycling perse, most camera packs are not anyway. What makes them cycling-friendly is a low-profile that hugs your back, with ideal weight distribution, and plenty of space for extra accessories you might need while riding. There are a few classes of photo packs that are ideal for cycling. On one hand, you’ve got heavy-duty mountain bike bags, with lumbar straps, hydration bladder pouches, and other details that make them ideal for backcountry riding. Yet, on the other hand, inner-city rides and commuting to an office or a shoot has different demands. Some might argue, it’s easier to design a city photo bag, yet I’d argue city packs often leave out key elements.

Having used many fStop camera bags, the Dyota 20’s recent release really stood out to me. This compact bag has all the clean lines you’d expect from fStop and more: Resilient fabric, welded seams, metal hardware, and cargo straps. The Dyota 20 can carry a couple of cameras and lenses, a tablet, a laptop, with plenty of room for the other essentials. For the days when you are not taking a photo, removing the Internal Camera Unit is fast and simple with fStop’s Intelligent Magnetic integration.

Head to fStop to see more on the Dyota 20.

New René Herse Humptulips Ridge 26” x 2.3” Tires

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New René Herse Humptulips Ridge 26” x 2.3” Tires

Got an older 26″ MTB frame and want some tires that are a little sprier? Check out Rene Herse Cycles’ latest dual-purpose knobby tire, the Humptulips Ridge 26″ x 2.3″, named after a remote ridge in the Olympic Mountains that offers some of the best riding in the PNW. Like most Rene Herse tires, the Humptulips Ridge is available with three casings, so riders can choose performance and durability to suit their needs: supple Standard (560 g; $ 74), ultra-fast Extralight (530 g; $ 89), and extra-tough Endurance (560 g; $ 89).

Check out more at René Herse.

Not a Yeti: Gravel Jesus’ Surly Midnight Special Pro Fro Tribute Bike

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Not a Yeti: Gravel Jesus’ Surly Midnight Special Pro Fro Tribute Bike

The mid of March is usually a time where you think about the upcoming season and what kind of adventures you are going to tackle during springtime. Suddenly, the world is closing down, throwing everyone into the status of the unknown. Leaving us with restless and raving minds. Diving into the world of bikes has always been a great way of escaping reality for me. Let it be physically or virtually – if you don´t have the chance for some saddle time.

I was blessed to have the chance of getting my first taste of ultra-cycling at the Atlas Mountain Race last February. The harsh brutality of the Morrocan rock fields brought up the first ideas for this project. Rocks and smaller stones hitting my frame and rims for hours let me think about how I would repaint my bike after the race.

Donate to ActBlue and Win a Crust Lightning Bolt Breakaway

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Donate to ActBlue and Win a Crust Lightning Bolt Breakaway

Crust Bikes and RonsBikes.com have a fundraising raffle going on to benefit families separated and detained at the Southern Border. All you have to do is donate what you can to ActBlue and email your receipt to RonsBikesRaffle@gmail.com to enter the raffle.

This raffle will end at 7pm EST on December 7th.

Thanks to:

@velocityusa @paulcomponent @whiteind @ultradynamico and @brooksengland

for pitching in parts for the build.

Ride The Rainbow: Industry Nine’s New Carbon Rims by We Are One Composites

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Ride The Rainbow: Industry Nine’s New Carbon Rims by We Are One Composites

Alrighty just gonna come out and say it, this Industry Nine carbon wheelset is amazing.  Fucking duhhhhh, for $2500 it better be sweet right? Well, yeah, it is.  If you’ve read this far and gleamed as much as you need to know about a really expensive wheelset that you (and me honestly) can’t afford, great, look at the cool photos and enjoy.

If you are seriously interested in making this purchase and want to know my thoughts then, please follow me down the rabbit hole…

The Radavist 2020 Calendar: December

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The Radavist 2020 Calendar: December

This is the twelfth layout of the Radavist 2020 Calendar, entitled “Basket Bike Wallride” shot with a Sony A9ii and a 70-200 f2.8 GM lens in Santa Fe, NM.

“Wow. We made it. A full year of bullshit. It’s been a year of introspection, local recreation, and it literally has us bouncing off the walls. Thanks for your support, your attention, your discourse, and for spreading the stoke!”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right-click and save link as – The Radavist 2020 – December. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is a photo that blew up on our Instagram. Click here to download December’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Viral Bikes Update Skeptic Geometry and Increase Dérive’s Reach

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Viral Bikes Update Skeptic Geometry and Increase Dérive’s Reach

Skeptic frame

Viral’s Pinion-powered gearbox bikes made quite the splash when they launched a few years back. New for 2021, the Skeptic got a full geometry overhaul, with a more compact triangle design for increased standover, 440/460/480/500mm reaches across the size run, and is designed for a 150-160mm fork.

Dérive complete

While the Skeptic frame got smaller, the Dérive, Viral’s excursion-ready frame, kept its geometry, while the reach numbers were increased like the Skeptic’s. The Dérive is built around a 120mm fork, like a Lauf or a rigid fork with bosses. Both frames also come in a raw, polished titanium finish now as well.

See more at Viral Bikes.

The Bearclaw Bicycle Co TŌWMAK is a Drop Bar Fat Bike

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The Bearclaw Bicycle Co TŌWMAK is a Drop Bar Fat Bike

“Finally, a bicycle I can ride to the North Pole and back in a reasonable amount of time”
-Chet Bearclaw

Chet is onto something. Or on something rather! Whatever it is, it’s gotta be good though. The TŌWMAK has got to be the craziest looking bike of the year, yet I can assure you it’s not a photoshop composite. It’s a drop bar fat bike and an early production run of 20 are being made currently, so head to Bearclaw Bicycle Co to put a deposit down if you’re into this.

Specs:
-197x12mm thru-axle frame
-150x15mm Blitzen 468 Axle to Crown carbon or Ti fork (coming soon)
-Fits up to 27.5 x 4.5 or 26 x 5 tires
-3 triple boss mounts on the frame
-Rack Mounts
-Flat mount brake
-Ultradistance Gravel Friendly Geometry. (UGFG)
-100mm BSA Standard Bottom Bracket
-Internal cable routing
-3AL-2.5V double-butted titanium frame
-6AL-4V billet head tube, bb, dropouts, derailleur hanger, and chainstay plate

‘Going for a Bike Ride’ Book Digital Preview

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‘Going for a Bike Ride’ Book Digital Preview

Last year in May 2019 Dan and I left Santa Monica, CA on a cold rainy day to start pedaling to New York. Dan had this goal of riding across the country a few years ago after we had done some shorter bike touring trips together. I didn’t want to do this ride at all when he initially brought it up.

the Radavist 2020 Winter Drop

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the Radavist 2020 Winter Drop

This has been a long time coming. We’ve been waiting on all of our Winter Drop products to trickle in from various suppliers and we’ve finally got enough to release them in time for the holidays. Fresh in stock are three new bottle designs, a new Nalgene design, four long-sleeve tees, and two sock designs, all ready to ship to you today.

We’re particularly proud of our collaboration with artist Evan Weselmann on the “Desert Trip” graphic.

While this should be no problem to get domestic orders to you by X-mas, it might take a bit for international orders, thus we cannot guarantee delivery by the holidays for international orders.

Head on over to the Radavist Webshop to order.

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Handsome Cycles Has Re-Issued the XOXO on Kickstarter

A modern-day homage to the fabled Bridgestone X0-1, the XOXO is an accessible replica of the highly-desired, very rare touring bike. Handsome didn’t just knock off the XO-1, they updated the tubing, paint, and more, all for $699 for a frame or $1,249 for a complete.

There’s a lot of information to unpack, so head to the Kickstarter page to read all about it.

Taj Mihelich’s New Book: Back Before They Invented Open Face Helmets: A Book of Cartoons and Doodles

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Taj Mihelich’s New Book: Back Before They Invented Open Face Helmets: A Book of Cartoons and Doodles

For those looking for different holiday gifts, while supporting small, independent publishers and authors look no further. The latest from BMX legend Taj Mihelich is a book of doodles and stories:

“This book is 164 pages of my cartoons and doodles. There is a bunch of bicycle comics (including a number from Sunday Comics with Taj series on Pinkbike), lots of low- brow humor, dad jokes, questionable puns, and some things that are probably only funny to me. There’s a few things I’m actually serious about, but hopefully you can’t tell, and even a few essays. I call it a collection of not-too-artsy-fartsy work I’ve done over the last few years (though, there are a few fart jokes).”

Please note, this is not a children’s book! Head to Taj’s shop to pre-order.