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Alexandera Houchin Has Left Chumba Cycles

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Alexandera Houchin Has Left Chumba Cycles

Our good friend Alexandera Houchin has parted ways with Austin, TX framebuilders Chumba Cycles after five years of being a sponsored athlete, as announced on the brand’s Instagram. We’re not at liberty to talk about her new sponsor quite yet but wanted to alert the readership and direct them to Chumba Cycles’ Instagram for a heartfelt photo collage and official statement.

You can also read Alexandera’s extended thoughts by subscribing to her Substack

Check out John and Alexandera’s Chumba Beautiful Bicycles gallery in our archives:

Waaseyaa: It is Bright; Alexandera Houchin, Her Life, and Her Chumba Cycles Stella MTB

Introducing Buena Onda Bikes

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Introducing Buena Onda Bikes

Our friend and contributor Colt Fetters, along with partner Mark Gomez, are launching a bike brand today! Buena Onda Bikes is based in Durango, CO building titanium bikes in small batches. Below, Colt provides an overview of Buena Onda and shares a few important details about the brand including their “community supported bicycle” model, local builder John Siegrist, and their first offering which is a versatile titanium hardtail…

Sueños de Colombia: Scarab Cycles Paramo Ultra Gravel Bike Review

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Sueños de Colombia: Scarab Cycles Paramo Ultra Gravel Bike Review

The Paramo Ultra from Colombian bicycle builders Scarab Cycles is arguably the brand’s most versatile offering. With clearance for thicc tires, sliding dropouts, and comfortable geometry, the Paramo Ultra is inspired by the unrelenting high-elevation Andean mountain terrain where Scarab is based to provide a capable ride experience in even the most demanding pursuits. And because every Scarab is built to order based on a rider’s size, discipline, and style, no two builds are ever the same.

Josh has ridden a Paramo Ultra for the past six months both in Colombia where it was made and on his local roads and trails around the Sonoran desert. Below, he shares his thoughts on the build as well on Scarab’s overall approach to fabricating custom bicycles in the mountains outside Medellín…

Moots Unveils a Brand New 2024 Vamoots 33 Disc Road Bike

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Moots Unveils a Brand New 2024 Vamoots 33 Disc Road Bike

When you consider that a lot of Moots’ bikes run for well over the $11,000 mark, a brand new, electronic shifting disc brake Moots doesn’t seem that bad at $7,499. The Vamoots 33 is as entry-level as Moots will get without sacrificing what makes a Moots a Moots: the welded in house frame constructed from US made titanium. This build joins the long legacy of the Vamoots family of road bikes from Moots. A bit of DNA from each model that has come before it has played a part. Tip of the hat to Vamoots, Vamoots SL, Vamoots RSL, Vamoots Disc RSL and even the more recently Vamoots CRD and Vamoots RCS.

The Vamoots 33 is priced competitively with other manufacturer’s high end carbon road bikes but will last a lifetime and is made in the Rockies.

See more at Moots.

Build Your Own Bike with Quirk Cycles in the UK!

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Build Your Own Bike with Quirk Cycles in the UK!

Bicycle framebuilding is one of the greatest achievements in human history. With your hands and some materials, you can build a completely sustainable form of transportation that can last for lifetimes. Cherishing this art and utilitarianism, many experienced builders open their workshops up to participants to learn this craft and the lastest we’ve come upon is Rob Quirk from Quick Cycles in the UK. Read on for more information!

Like a Fine Wine: Wende Cragg’s Custom 1983 Breezer Series III

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Like a Fine Wine: Wende Cragg’s Custom 1983 Breezer Series III

Wende Cragg’s contributions to cycling and her documentation of the sport over the years are unquantifiable. And here at The Radavist, we’ve been fortunate to have her sharing snapshots of that history, from her moving piece about the origins of mountain biking, to her return to Crested Butte last year for the Pearl Pass Tour after a forty-two-year hiatus.

Wende is back today to share another special story we think you’ll thoroughly enjoy. This time, Wende pens an ode to her custom 1983 Breezer Series III built for her after multiple ill-fitting predecessors (including one of the ten original Breezer Series I). To top it off, she enlisted Joe Breeze to share a few insights about her one-of-a-kind bike and the general evolution of early Breezers. Let’s get right to it below!

Bikes of the 2023 GiRodeo: Rizzo, Repete, Scarab, Argonaut, ENVE, Belle, Stelbel, and Curve

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Bikes of the 2023 GiRodeo: Rizzo, Repete, Scarab, Argonaut, ENVE, Belle, Stelbel, and Curve

More than just a long weekend of some of the finest people, food, and grav grav Europe has to offer, the ENVE and The Service Course GiRodeo is a small bike show hosted by Girona’s best bike shop. Originally made famous by its Gustave Eiffel bridge and later the TV series Game Of Thrones, Girona is arguably being made more famous as a cycling destination today.

If Gustave Eiffel’s Pont de les Peixateries Velles bridge was an architectural warmup, demonstrating the strength of steel before going full Eiffel Tower in Paris, then this year’s Ruben of Madrid-based Rizzo went full Eiffel Tower, with four super interesting bikes of their own. Petor continues his coverage of the 2023 GiRodeo by showcasing the huge leap forward in terms of skills, craftsmanship, and technique from the bikes he saw last year…

Stayer Cycles OG Plus Monstercross

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Stayer Cycles OG Plus Monstercross

The Stayer OG Plus is a frame to take advantage of the mullet, mix and match, mountain bike drive chain, and road bike shifter component options that make bikes like this sort of a strange bird. Monstercross? Adventure bike? Or just a touring bike? Whatever you call it, the OG Plus has a phenotype we can all get behind.