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Watch “I Just Want to Ride” a Tour Divide Film from PEARL iZUMi HERE!

Rugile Kaladyte‘s film, “I Just Want to Ride”, documents Lael Wilcox’s love for the Tour Divide for PEARL iZUMi. This video was documented by Rue and Jay Ritchey.

Relive this amazing experience here and be sure to check out our Reportage from this year’s event if you haven’t already:
Tour Divide Race: Part 1
Tour Divide Race: Part 2
Tour Divide Race: Part 3
Tour Divide Race: Part 4
Tour Divide Race: Part 5
2019 Tour Divide Race: Behind the Scenes Interviews
Ogichidaakwe: Alexandera Houchin’s Reflections on Her Tour Divide Race

Check out the 2020 Bombtrack Bicycle Lineup

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Check out the 2020 Bombtrack Bicycle Lineup

Bombtrack’s 2020 catalog is impressive, with a broad range of complete bikes and framesets, ready to take on any terrain. Filled with large, swooping landscapes, and hyperlinks to individual bike videos, you can spend a great deal of time virtually browsing their entire product line. Check it out on Yumpu. If you’re interested in Bombtrack in the US, email NA Cycless.

the 2020 Norco Search XR is Lookin’ Fine!

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the 2020 Norco Search XR is Lookin’ Fine!

The Search XR is Norco’s flagship gravel bike and for 2020, the entire lineup got a facelift across all models with new ombré fade paint jobs and Shimano GRX build kits. The Search XR is available in a Reynolds steel frame, A6 aluminum, and carbon, offering a complete bike for just about any budget. Head to Norco to see the details.

Philly Bike Expo: Chapman Cycles

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Philly Bike Expo: Chapman Cycles

Brian from Chapman Cycles brought two bikes to the Philly Bike Expo this year with 99% matching parts and paint save for a saddle, this is the smaller of the two. A mixte with a monumental amount of flair, all the way down to the Campagnolo shifter turned chain-keeper and the double Rene Herse crank turned single with a bash.  The build is a mix of Campagnolo Veloce setup 1×10 with a wide range SRAM cassette, SON dynamo hub that powers both a front lamp and a tail-light the tail wiring run internally to the saddle, a handmade rack designed around the bike. Paul Touring Cantis provide the stopping power.

The Radavist Webshop Has New Stock from Nalgene, Dynaplug, Wool Socks and More!

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The Radavist Webshop Has New Stock from Nalgene, Dynaplug, Wool Socks and More!

We’ve just stocked our first drop this Fall over in the webshop, including three wool sock Jackal designs, a Yucca wool sock, a Woolie sock, Nalgene bottles, a new Shred Lightly patch, Dynaplug Racers in olive drab and desert tan. We’re really stoked on this entire drop, which was designed by Cari Carmean.

We had a stock hiccup but everything is in stock now!

Head on over to the Radavist webshop to order!

Deserted, Dusted, and Dolomite: A Central Death Valley Bicycle Tour

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Deserted, Dusted, and Dolomite: A Central Death Valley Bicycle Tour

The cold. Oh, the cold. Never before had I experienced 10º temperatures at night and 70º during the day. There I lay, in chrysalis, asleep in my bivy thinking to myself, “this is miserable.” That was two years ago, at the foot of the second tallest sand dunes in North America, nestled between the Last Chance and Amargosa Mountains in Death Valley National Park. Needless to say, it took a while for me to want to tour this unforgiving place again. There’s something transformative about touring in the Mojave Desert. The dryness, the elevation, the sand, the silt, the wind, the washboard roads; insurmountable obstacles really bring out the truest human condition, that Lovecraftian urge to get out and test one’s limits. Push it a little bit further and come out the other side. Had I known that this love for the deserted, the dusted, and that grandiose dolomite was merely biding its time as I shivered uncontrollably in my bivy sack two years ago, I might not have been so absolute in my cynicism. It was time for emergence.

Trade in Your Old Carbon Wheels for Credit to a New ENVE Wheelset

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Trade in Your Old Carbon Wheels for Credit to a New ENVE Wheelset

Starting today, cyclists can trade in their old carbon wheels for a credit towards the purchase of a new ENVE wheelset.  Non-ENVE carbon wheel trade in’s will receive a $600 credit, while old ENVE carbon trade in’s receive a $900 credit.

The process is as follows:
-Customers interested in trading in their old carbon wheels will fill out the required fields on the landing page.  There will be navigation to this page from ENVE’s homepage tomorrow morning.
-Once completed, ENVE will provide the customer with a unique coupon code towards the purchase of their new wheelset
-At the time of purchase, an authorization for the trade-in credit will be placed on the customer’s credit card at checkout. These funds will be released back to the customer when their trade-in wheels are received by ENVE

See more at ENVE

Erik’s Peacock Nüke AWOL 650b is a Death Valley Tourer

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Erik’s Peacock Nüke AWOL 650b is a Death Valley Tourer

Behold. A steel bicycle that lasts a lifetime and pushes through the trends, accepting new builds and uses with ease, with finesse, and most importantly, with style. Do you remember Erik’s Di2 Alfine 11 Peacock Nuke AWOL? That photoset was fire back in 2014 when we originally posted it. While propped up on a hillside in Bernal Heights, an incredibly scenic neighborhood in the US’ most scenic city, Erik and I lamented how this whole “adventure” stuff was going to take off, big time. The AWOL was the first bike Erik designed for Specialized, which is raced the Transcontinental Race on and little did he know that just five years later, the brand would put a bullet in this peacock project.

Ultradynamico’s Cava Race 650b x 47.99 Tires in Stock Now

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Ultradynamico’s Cava Race 650b x 47.99 Tires in Stock Now

Remember that fancy, lightweight, and supple rear tire Bené René used on his Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt build? The one where he got in the freezing water in his skivvies? How could you forget? Well, the testing period is finished with the Cava tire, a file tread, fast-rolling, gravel tire with a plump profile of 47.99mm wide on a 650b diaphragm. Head on over to Ultradynamico to see the specs on the Cava and to pick up one or a pair.

Paul Component Engineering: 31.8 Dropper Remote for Drop Bars

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Paul Component Engineering: 31.8 Dropper Remote for Drop Bars

About a year ago, Paul Component Engineering launched their nifty dropper post remote for MTB bars but what about droppers on drop bar bikes? Well, on Friday they announced a 31.8 clamp dropper remote, which nests nicely on your stem clamp area. These dropper remotes are made in Chico, California and are in stock now at Paul!

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GoPro’s Rampage Highlights

It’s one thing to watch Rampage from a boom or even drone’s point of view but to watch it from the rider’s point of view is something else entirely… GoPro compiled a highlight reel from their athlete’s Rampage runs and it’s mind-bending!

New Products Dropping on Tuesday!

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New Products Dropping on Tuesday!

We’ve got some stuff rolling into the webshop next week, including Radavist-branded Dynaplugs, Nalgenes, new patches, socks, and hopefully, long-sleeve tees! These products were all designed by sign painter and color enthusiast Cari Carmean and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Philly Bike Expo 2019: Bilenky

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Philly Bike Expo 2019: Bilenky

Part of the job of a framebuilder is to address their client’s concerns and for shorter riders, having a bike that rides like it should can be a challenge. At the Philly Bike Expo this year, Bilenky took hold of one such challenge, managing to build a bike with ample standover while not sacrificing geometry or, most importantly, the ride quality.

Philly Bike Expo 2019: Crust Bikes Lava Crackle Romanceür

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Philly Bike Expo 2019: Crust Bikes Lava Crackle Romanceür

Philly Bike Expo isn’t just about high-end custom, builds, it’s also home to some pretty fine production steel bikes as well, albeit this one is made by Crust bikes out of a Reynolds 831 Tubeset.  It has some special parts, special paint, and some one-off parts that haven’t existed ’til this moment.  Matt built this romantic Romanceür with a Campagnolo shifter setup friction 11speed that make it through the whole 11speed SRAM X-Dome cassette. The only René Herse cranks set-up with a Made in Maine narrow-wide ring by Derrick Girard and it even has an old Shimano Sharkfin, a new 0deg Nitto X Crust stem, and a set of carbon clinchers.  This steel bike is real…light even loaded. If you’re in the market for a new Crust hit them up, you may even be able to beg for that ring, but probably not.