SSCXWC 2022 Durango: Where Winners are Losers and Losers are Winners

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SSCXWC 2022 Durango: Where Winners are Losers and Losers are Winners

Here I am again, writing about a World Championships experience. This one is just a touch more debaucherous than the last one I attended in early October. I swapped the UCI regulations for one rule to rule them all: if you win you must get a tattoo. Single Speed Cyclocross World Champs is the not-so-underground, fringe, party event that calls itself a World Champs and, in many ways, it is. But instead of (doing drugs) (marginal gains) that make you faster, you do things that make you slower like keg stands, whiskey shots, and hot dog hand-ups.

Last Call: Renovating the Surly Corner Bar

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Last Call: Renovating the Surly Corner Bar

Released in 2021, the Surly Corner Bar was designed to reorient flat-bar controls into a drop-bar-style configuration. It’s decidedly low tech, with its steel construction and somewhat unrefined ergonomics, but it was too clever for Travis Engel to pass up. He’s owned a pair since they launched, and has a few suggestions if you’re considering dropping in.

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ATB CHALLENGE – Flèche It Out – EP2: THE PANEL

It’s time to finally find out which team pushed their Physical, Spiritual, Mental and Emotional limits to the max in the ATB Challenge: Fleche It Out. The winner receives the ultimate ATB prize package.

In an effort to be as fair and accurate as possible, we assembled a team of ATB experts from around the world to collectively observe, evaluate and intuit each team’s P*S”M*E score from their unique POV and wicked-valid area of expertise. We call them: The Panel. Watch now to find out who wins. Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments.

The Radavist 2023 Calendar: February

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The Radavist 2023 Calendar: February

“Desert City” is the second layout of the Radavist 2023 Calendar. It was shot with a Sony A9ii and a Tamron 28-200 lens in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Photographed by John Watson.

“This time of year is desert season. While on a ride, Josh and John had quite the cloud show accentuating the beautiful backdrop in Tempe, Arizona’s South Mountain trail network.”

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The mobile background this month is a medium format photo from the Mojave. Click here to download February’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Conversations with Tom Ritchey Part Two: The Influence of Jobst Brandt

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Conversations with Tom Ritchey Part Two: The Influence of Jobst Brandt

This is part two of an in depth conversation between Tom Ritchey and Ryan le Garrec where Ryan seeks to identify key periods in Tom’s life alongside key people. Perhaps second only to Tom’s father, it seems that Jobst Brandt had significant influence of the young Tom. Below, Ryan shares excerpts from Tom’s side of their conversation that highlight Jobst’s character, his notorious rides, and his lasting impact. Enjoy!

Brave New Wheel Builds: Johnny’s Monē El Pebblito with Oddity Squidfork

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Brave New Wheel Builds: Johnny’s Monē El Pebblito with Oddity Squidfork

Brave New Wheel bike shop is a Fort Collins, CO staple and community hub that has been around since the 1980s. Co-owned by Johnny Daggett and Mike Woodard, the shop focuses on service and repair, wheel-building, and suspension work. Johnny recently finished building a Monē Bikes El Pebblito gravel rocketship with custom Squidfork from local builders Oddity Cycles. Continue reading below for Johnny’s full rundown with a chilly photoset from Aaron LaVanchy

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Live TODAY: All Terrain Bicycle Challenge – Flèche It Out

Watch the ATB Challenge: Season 2 – Fleche It Out, a one episode, one hour look into six teams from around the world taking on the most extreme ATB route of their own design, and decide which team pushed their Physical, Spiritual, Mental and Emotional limitations the hardest.

The winning team receives:

$3000.00USD
3 sets of ENVE Wheels
3 “One Year’s Supply” of Fat Tire Ale.
3 Mission Workshop / Acre Supply ATB kits.
3 Mythical State Of ATB kits.

WE WANT YOU!

VOTE NOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, OR ON YOUTUBE, TO HAVE YOUR VOICE COUNTED BY OUR ATB EXPERT PANEL!

Tell us which team you think pushed their P*S*M*E the hardest and tell us why. The three best comments will win something truly transcendent from Mythical State Of’s Outdoor Culture Arcade.

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Yeti FRO | Museum Bike Unboxing | The Pro’s Closet

TPC’s museum hosts the largest collection of historic bikes in the world. With over 200 bikes currently on display, there is still a backlog of bikes waiting to be unboxed and brought to light. At The Radavist, we’ve been publishing our “From The Pro’s Closet” photo series but today we have something a little different. Before these bikes get the full photo spread over here, they have to be pulled out of their storage boxes.

Follow TPC’s Museum Unboxing series as we partner with Ronnie Romance and MTB Historian, Tasshi Dennis, to unbox these important pieces of history and discuss what makes each bike significant to the sport of cycling. Today, it’s this Yeti FRO.

E-Bikepacking the Dolomites: A First Time for Everything

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E-Bikepacking the Dolomites: A First Time for Everything

Belén Castelló and Tristan Bogaard have made a life bikepacking around the world. On a trip to Italy last fall Belén’s brother, Horacio, decided to join the couple on a tour through the Dolomites. On the cusp of turning 40 and with little-to-no cycling experience, Horacio was looking for an experience that would shake him up, and wake him up from his normal routine. He found that while riding an e-bike for back-to-back days in the Dolomite Mountains. Read on for Belén’s recounting of the trip and why choosing e-bikes felt like the best choice for their ride.