Guerilla Gravity’s New Pedalhead 29er

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Guerilla Gravity’s New Pedalhead 29er

Guerilla Gravity is best known for their made-in Colorado carbon and aluminum full suspension bikes but today the brand announced its updated steel-framed hardtail 120-140mm travel 29er. The Pedalhead got a revamp including bosses for better frame storage of bottles and cargo gear and most impressively, a new modular dropout system that allows riders to transition from gears to singlespeed riding with a twisting of a few bolts.

The Pedalhead comes in a few build configurations starting at $3,495. Head to Guerilla Gravity for more!

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Going Nowhere

Trail dogs are the best and in the latest video from Kona, we get an introduction to Luna, the 11-year old who loves to rip around on trails…

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The Hangar: An Indoor Bicycle Work Stand For Smaller Spaces

If you live in a small apartment, or a big apartment loaded with too many vinyl records or comics and are low on space, then check out the Hangar, a unique, compact bicycle work stand that utilizes a door frame to hang your bike for a quick one over or complete teardown/build-up. In its collapsed configuration, the Hangar measures 4.5” x 4.5” x 19.5” and weighs just 7.7 pounds, allowing you to stash it under furniture, or behind a door.

See more at Altangle Cycling.

King Cage: New Side Load Cages

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King Cage: New Side Load Cages

King Cage has long been a staple in cycling water bottle cages and it’s been a while since Ron and his team released a new cage. This Side Load cages allow you to install it for easier access in tight frame spacer. Be it a smaller frame or a full-suspension mountain bike. These are in stock now at King Cage and through your local dealer.

Albion’s Ultralight Insulated Jacket

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Albion’s Ultralight Insulated Jacket

Albion is known for its minimally-branded performance cyclewear. The latest update from the brand is a new color in the Ultralight Insulated Jacket. This jacket weighs just 99 grams (size small), utilizes Clo’s Eco Vivo breathable recycled insulation concept in externally baffled panels to supply ample breathability, and comes with its own stuff sack to pack it away in a handlebar bag or jersey pocket.

Features:
Engineered fit – insulated and lightweight panels combined to optimise warmth and breathability
Ultralightweight, breathable micro ripstop fabric with C0 Durable Water Repellency (DWR) coating
Clo™ Eco Vivo recycled insulation
YKK Vislon 2-way zip with cord pullers
Stuff sack for high packability
Weight – 99 grams (size S)
Adjustable draw-cord hem with internal rear gripper
On bike fit – shorter front and dropped rear
Reflective logo trim at the rear
Fabric – 100% bluesign® approved recycled nylon
Made in Italy
Retail – $183

See more at Albion.

Simon’s Lavender Titanium Haley Cycles 29+ Rigid MTB

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Simon’s Lavender Titanium Haley Cycles 29+ Rigid MTB

Santa Fe has long been a hub for travelers and this year, we’ve seen a good amount of cyclists roll through town while on their vacations and holidays. Most people just want to go out for a pedal and some bring a special bike. Simon is the latter, bringing along with him a really beautiful titanium 29+ rigid MTB, built by a company with a small internet presence called Haley Cycles. Let’s take a look at this beaut below.

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Rapha’s Documentary on Lael’s FKT in Alaska

Earlier this year, Lael departed on an FKT on the Alaska Pipeline route. Rapha was there, documenting her efforts:

“Four feet wide and carried five above the ground by a seemingly endless series of stanchions, the Alaska Pipeline is, for most of its 800-mile route, the only mark humanity has made on the pristine wilderness of this last frontier. The only mark, that is, except for the road that accompanies the pipeline on its long journey south from the Artic outpost of Prudhoe Bay to Valdez.

For born and bred Alaskan Lael Wilcox, this lonely road has always held a special interest. In fact, she’s ridden most of it before. But this time she’s back with a new challenge to set a Fastest Known Time, or FKT, for the route and bring a new source of energy to the road. By pushing herself, she hopes to encourage other riders, wherever they live and however long they’ve been riding, to do the same.

But this is a record attempt not a race, so Lael’s number one adjective is to have fun. All you have to do is show up with what you have, ride with all your heart and see how it goes. Oh, and you need to eat like it’s your job! Created by an all-female crew, tune into this latest episode of Rapha Gone Racing to find out how Lael got on in the Alaskan wilderness and whether the rumours that she is quicker than crude oil are actually true.”

Check out this wonderful documentary here and see Lael’s gear breakdown in our Related Archives below!

BMC URS LT Features a MTT Suspension Fork and Delivers 20mm of Travel

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BMC URS LT Features a MTT Suspension Fork and Delivers 20mm of Travel

BMC’s URS platform is a very interesting one and it just got more intriguing with the announcement of the URS LT. This new model features a MTT suspension fork that offers 20mm of travel at the lower bottom bracket cup. Kind of like a Head Shok from Cannondale. BMC then tuned the geometry of the URS to what they call Gravel+. Check out the new URS LT at BMC.

Mission Workshop: Speedwell 20L VX Packs

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Mission Workshop: Speedwell 20L VX Packs

Mission Workshop’s backpacks are legendary, with their made in the USA construction, lifetime warranty, repairs, and naturally, innovative designs. Their latest pack uses Dimension Polyant’s iconic, lightweight X-Pac® fabric. This 20L fully weatherproof backpack utilizes the same breathable floating harness system used on the MW hydration packs to provide generous airflow between the pack and your back while offering stability and comfort in the most adverse conditions and features the ASP pocket system for efficient storage and ease of use. The Speedwell retails for $285.

These new packs come in four colors and are shipping today from Mission Workshop.

Cafe Du Cycliste’s Solange Riding Flannel

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Cafe Du Cycliste’s Solange Riding Flannel

It’s getting cooler and for those living in more extreme winter weather zones, you might be scrambling to look for a new, warm riding jacket. Cafe Du Cycliste’s Solange riding flannel is more than just a buffalo plaid shirt. It’s a fleece jersey made from recycled yarn with three cargo pockets that’s designed to keep you warm in the coldest riding conditions. These made in the EU jerseys are available for men and women in a variety of colors and ship for free. Check out more info and photos of the Solange at Cafe Du Cycliste.

Bags X Bird: Better Half Frame Bag

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Bags X Bird: Better Half Frame Bag

Sometimes you want a framebag and a water bottle cage and that’s ok. The Better Half Frame Bag solves this problem with a new Fidlock magnetic closure system. These bags are designed to fit gravel bikes with about 10º or less of top tube slope. If you’re not sure what your top tube slope is, go to our friends at BIKE INSIGHTS and search for your bike, your top tube slope will be in the geometry info.

The Better Half Frame Bag comes in two sizes, designed to fit various headtube lengths.

Small: likely in the 46cm-58cm frame size range with head tube lengths around 75-170 millimeters. 2.5″ or less of the head tube between the top tube and down tube.
Large: frames in the 58cm-63cm range, with 180-230-ish millimeter head tubes. 3-4.5″ of head tube between the top tube and down tube.

These bags are made in Atlanta, come in a variety of colors, and are shipping today from BagsxBird.

A Preview of the Kromvojoj Event: Road Touring in Catalonia – Stronger than Vinegar

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A Preview of the Kromvojoj Event: Road Touring in Catalonia – Stronger than Vinegar

For me, riding a bike has always meant three things; experience, adventure, and escape. From childhood, it’s given me the opportunity to experience new, it’s given me the freedom to explore, to embark on adventures near and far, and it’s also given me a much-needed escape from my battles with mental health. Cycling has also introduced me to a community of amazing people and this for me is perhaps the greatest benefit of riding because they never fail to enrich the three reasons I love the bike.

Sami’s Fading Megamo Track Full Suspension MTB

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Sami’s Fading Megamo Track Full Suspension MTB

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I had a big meltdown, mentally I was not in the right place. I had spent all day at home and there was only a short amount of time that the government was allowing us to leave the house for sports activities in the afternoon.

It was the 4th of May 2020. I planned a route very meticulously as I wanted to get the best views of the sunset. So, I packed some of my bags and of course remembered a hip bag with my camera and a few lenses, got my MTB ready, checked it and put some oil on the chain, removed the front wheel so it would fit in the elevator, and opened the door to a new adventure…

Own a New Complete Malocchio by Crust Bikes Early!

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Own a New Complete Malocchio by Crust Bikes Early!

If you’re a long-legged lad or lady, and can throw them over a 59cm steel chassis, then check out the newest from our compadres at Crust Bikes. The Malocchio is the latest 1″ threaded all-road from the brand, built from Columbus Spirit tubing, with PAUL Racer center pull brakes and 42.666mm Ultradynamico tires.

Specs:
-59cm Crust Malocchio (a good fit for about 5′ 11″ and up)
-700c Pacenti Brevet Wheelset
-42.?? Ultradynamico Cava Race Tires
-Nitto Noodle HT Bar
-Nitto NP-80 Stem
-Paul Racer Brakes Front and Rear
-Berthoud Aspin Saddle
-Sun XCD Exceed 167.5 Crankset (44/28t)
-MKS x Crust Gordito Pedals
-Rivendell Silver Bar End Shifters
-8 Speed Sram Cassette 11-32t

Can we all just have a moment of silence for this beauty?

This build is for sale today. See more at Crust Bikes.

Jan from René Herse Set the Oregon Outback FKT

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Jan from René Herse Set the Oregon Outback FKT

Earlier this year, Lael and Jan set out to FKT on the Oregon Outback. Things didn’t work out for Jan on that run, so he returned before the season ended and it worked out in his favor:

Jan set a new FKT (Fastest Known Time) on the epic Oregon Outback course. Riding unsupported and alone, he covered the 585 km (363 miles) of rough gravel (and some pavement) in 26:13 hours, taking more than an hour off the previous best. Jan averaged 13.8 mph (22.3 km/h) – stops included. It was a beautiful ride, traversing some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. It was also a great test for the concept of the all-road bike – a bike that can travel on rough gravel with road bike speed and road bike fun. Jan was riding a custom-built Rene Herse steel bike, equipped with 26” x 2.3” Rene Herse Rat Trap Pass Extralight tires. Flexible fork blades helped with comfort and speed on the notoriously rough surfaces of the Oregon Outback. Wind tunnel-tested aero fenders helped tackle the infamous winds on the approach to the Columbia Gorge. Jan observed at the finish: “The gravel roads of eastern Oregon will always be rough, but this is as good as it gets. It was fun!”

A full track of the FKT ride is at Trackleaders.

F-Stop’s Welded Navin Pouch / Camera Holster

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F-Stop’s Welded Navin Pouch / Camera Holster

F-Stop, makers of some of the best camera bags on the planet, have this new Welded Navin Pouch, perfect for fixing it to your bike, rack, or even pack. These camera holsters protect your gear from the elements and can hold a DSLR/mirrorless camera with a 70-200mm lens.

Dimensions
Height: 13 in / 33 cm
Depth: 9 in / 13 cm

In stock now at F-Stop.