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Los Angeles Bicycle Academy Launches an Initiative to Expand its Youth Outreach Work

Los Angeles Bicycle Academy (LABA) is an organization that believes the sport of cycling can change the trajectory of young peoples’ lives. Today we are launching a funding initiative with the goal of raising $300,000, in order to further develop our program to help underserved youth (ages 8-18) develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. Check out the full initiative below!

1992 Yeti ARC vs. 2020 Yeti ARC: More Similar Than You Think

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1992 Yeti ARC vs. 2020 Yeti ARC: More Similar Than You Think

We love vintage bikes but our parent company The Pro’s Closet knows vintage bikes… and modern bikes for that matter. Spencer Powlison takes a look at the 2020 Yeti ARC limited edition hardtail and compares it to the 1992 Yeti ARC in this blog piece and what he finds will surprise you. In terms of tech, gearing, weight, price (believe it or not), and accouterment, these two bikes are closer than you’d think. If you’re into this kind of bike nerdery, give this one a read.

Introducing the Revel Rover Gravel Bike

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Introducing the Revel Rover Gravel Bike

We got a sneak peek at Revel’s new Rover Gravel Bike when we were in Carbondale earlier this year and today, the brand launched this capable gravel platform with a series of build options – starting at $2400 for a frame+fork – and in two colors.

The Rover fits in nicely with Revel’s sibling company Why Cycles who offers up titanium gravel bikes a go-go and fills the void for those wanting a carbon chassis Revel is known for.

Specs:
-700c X 50mm tire clearance
-Chainring clearance up to 46T
-5 sizes from Small-XXL
-Our two most popular Revel colors Mint and T-1000
-Threaded bottom bracket
-Our custom fork, painted to match
-Headset, seat collar, front and rear axles included with frameset.
-Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)
-Lifetime warranty
-Complete bikes available with Shimano GRX and SRAM group sets
-Available to ship 2/15/22
-MSRP – Frameset: $2400 Complete builds: $3999 for SRAM Rival kit/ $4600 for GRX/$8199 for SRAM Red AXS

Photo Pace goes Into the Lion’s Den

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Photo Pace goes Into the Lion’s Den

Into the Lion’s Den was a criterium race event held in Sacramento, CA this past October over Halloween weekend. It represented L39ion of Los Angeles‘ vision for the future of crit racing in America. Four members of the Bay Area creative collective, Photo Pace, were there to document the event. Read on below for Christopher Stricklen’s experiential reportage accompanied by immersive photography from Rj Agcamaran, Emily Cheng, and Kyle Thornhill.

Our Winter ’21 Drop Is Live!

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Our Winter ’21 Drop Is Live!

With supply chain shortages, backlogged production, and having to find a new screen printer who could actually get shirts for us, I thought this day would never come but we’re here, finally! Our Winter drop is live in our webshop via The Radavist shop at The Pro’s Closet. We’ve got collaboration artist bottles with Shaun Marcus from Silver Stallion, a Radasnake design from Collette Marie that’s been over a year in the works, colored stem caps, a re-up of our Bobby Dixon-designed DUNE-inspired top caps, new sock designs by Cari Carmean, and as always, our LAND-designed logos on classic t-shirts.

I also thought it would be nice to include some of TPC’s Certified Pre-Owned bikes and new products in the webshop as well. You can sort the goods by “Merch“, “Bikes“, and “Gear“. I’ll personally be updating this list weekly, so check back for a curated look at fine steel and titanium bikes that TPC gets in stock. Like that Rivendell Roadeo for $2224.99

Now that the good news is out of the way, it’s time for some bad news. We’ve tried to get international shipping handled but since The Pro’s Closet is now shipping all of our merch, they will only ship to the US and Canada. We’re trying to figure out a solution to this problem but right now, your best bet is to use an international forwarding company… I’m really sorry to be the bearer of this news and I’m hoping we can work this out sooner than later. Another note is our head-banging experience trying to integrate Shopify in our WordPress website. It sucks. They don’t want to play with each other, so apologies for the multiple windows you’ll have to open in order to pick out your goods! The last bit of good news is TPC ships with FedEx so you’ll be receiving your goods MUCH FASTER from here on out!

Thanks for your patience in this transition period! If you’re a web developer who has successfully mated WordPress and Shopify, I’m all ears!

Thanks for your support!

-John

2021 Philly Bike Expo: Bishop Bikes Columbus SLX/MAX Track Bike

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2021 Philly Bike Expo: Bishop Bikes Columbus SLX/MAX Track Bike

It wouldn’t be Philly Bike Expo coverage without a Bishop Bikes gallery and for 2021, photographer Jarrod Bunk selected this beautiful Columbus tubing track bike.

Where do I even begin here? At first, I thought Chris brought back the 2013 NAHBS track bike I photographed, and then I thought it was his personal blue track bike, stripped raw since it has the same Drillium Revival stem. Upon closer examination, this is true-to-form Chris Bishop doing his thing with the simplest form of bicycle. I just got off the phone with Chris Bishop where we spent a good forty-five minutes discussing this bike. There’s a lot going on with this “simple” machine so let’s get to it!

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Teravail Partners with IMBA 

Trails have a profound impact on the communities around them. A ribbon of dirt that’s barely a foot wide can change lives for generations—we’ve seen it happen. But it only happens thanks to the hard work of the people who build and maintain it.

We spend a lot of time thinking about people who ride trails; now we’re doing something for those who bring trails to life. We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with IMBA to donate a portion of the proceeds from our tire sales to support their mission.

Since 1988, IMBA has been working to create, enhance, and protect great places to ride. Our ongoing contributions will support IMBA’s core initiatives: construction of accessible trail systems, community education on best practices, and advocacy focused on building a larger, stronger, and more diverse mountain biking community.

Located in Lykens, PA, the Rattling Creek trail — an IMBA EPIC — exemplifies IMBA’s (and local partner SAMBA’s) impact. The trails are a labor of love for Keith Whitcomb, a life-long resident of the area. In 1999, Keith and his friend, Mike Mace, began building a loop based on IMBA’s then-new sustainable trail guidelines. The result was a trail that sees plenty of use more than 20 years later and preserves the terrain’s distinct East-Coast flavor. Here’s to many more projects like Lykens.

Learn how you can help bring More Trails Close To Home

Keep Your Wet Gear Separate From Your Dry Gear with HMPL’s Gear Tote

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Keep Your Wet Gear Separate From Your Dry Gear with HMPL’s Gear Tote

It’s a tote bag, but SO MUCH more. The Gear Tote by Canadian bag maker HMPL is packed with features to help make it the one and only bag you need when heading on an adventure, whether it be going for a mountain bike ride or heading to the beach. With a built-in moveable internal divider, you can pack your gear to the trail, then throw your wet muddy gear back in keeping it separate from your clean items! Not only that but it comes with one of HMPL’s Floor Mats for you to keep your feet dry and warm while getting ready in the dirt!

Specs:
– Available in 6 colors
– #10 Water Resistant Zipper bag closure
– Wet/Dry moveable internal divider storage system
– Water resistant “Dry” compartment to keep the goods dry
– Mesh vented ” Wet” compartment to air out the wet/dirty gear
– Internal Zipper Stash pouch
– External Zipper pocket
– Large External Slide Pocket
– Included Removable Waterproof Floor Mat
– W7.5 x H15 x L21
– 38L
– Handmade in Canada
– $333CAD

In stock and shipping now from HMPL.

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Bicycle Kingdom Ep.3: Riding in NYC – Major Taylor Iron Riders

In this episode of The Pro’s Closet‘s video series Bicycle Kingdom, we take a deep dive into the Major Taylor Iron Riders, a cycling club founded by two sisters in Brooklyn in the 1970s. The club’s name is inspired by Marshall “Major” Taylor, a cycling champion and the first African American cycling hero, and the Iron Riders, a group of infantrymen that were commissioned to ride bikes across the country to determine the feasibility of using bikes in warfare.

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Pure Fun

“If you could spend like an hour a day mountain biking every day for the rest of your life, you’d be a pretty happy person.” – Lachlan Morton

The EF Pro Cycling adventure duo, Alex Howes & Lachlan Morton recently put the Scalpel HT through its paces – racing and rallying through the Colorado backcountry.