With everyone being forced indoors, I’ve noticed a lot of traffic going to our older articles, as far back as 2010! I’m sure we’re not alone over here when I say people seem hungry to read about bikes and rides. For this very reason, Bicycle Quarterly has offered up a killer deal. Buy 8 past issues for $50. Head on over to Bicycle Quarterly to see all the details.
The latest from Seabase is as awe-inspiring as ever!
“Pantelleria sits in the southern Mediterranean like a black fortress. Seemingly the crossing point between southern European and northern African cultures, I first discovered this island in the movie A Bigger Splash, as Tilda Swinton and her co-Stars drove up the most symmetrical set of switchbacks I’ve ever seen in a Mehari. It was this that piqued my interest, and certainly nurtured my obsession.”
Niner continues its jaunt into the lesser-known regions of Nevada, the state with the most public land in the lower 48, and plenty of gravel roads to boot! Here’s episode two, which looks at Manhattan, Nevada.
Traveling by bike is inspiring and stimulating. From the saddle, you have time to think and dream. It’s dynamic. Pushing the pedals pumps blood. You breathe more air. you are enveloped in nature. There is so much to experience and interpret. If you’re riding with friends, you share ideas and maybe you build dreams together– layers of big ideas, feelings, details, reality, time, reflection and how you can really pull it all off. A great idea is very different from execution. You don’t have to be the best or the most organized to do something good. And you don’t have to know every possible outcome from the start. Adventure is stepping into the unknown. It’s scary and exciting and always requires more work than you really want to put in, but you follow through anyway because you have guts and you care.
In the spring of 2017, while riding the Baja Divide, Cait Rodriguez and I hatched the idea for Anchorage GRIT.
“In the follow-up to LINDSAY’S JOYRIDE, the Shred Girls reunite at Ali’s home for a mountain-biking training trip that builds up to an elite competition! Even though Ali grew up on the mountain biking with her professional-biker older brothers, she’s anxious. Her brothers always make her feel like she’s not talented enough. Could they be right? She’ll just have to find out.”
If you, or a friend, or a daughter is looking for some riding inspiration, check out this series! You can now pre-order Ali’s Rocky Ride at the Outdoor Edit.
Shimano takes a look at trail builders in this new video, the true heroes of the sport.
Puna is about a bicycle trip in search of answers through Argentina’s highlands.
How big of a sale? So big that this Pure Road frame, which usually retails for $2,600 is now on sale for $1,300. That’s half off. The sale applies to complete bikes as well, which have thousands off. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to add titanium to your bike stable, and to help out a small brand keep their lights on during these hard times. To top it off, Why is offering free shipping worldwide. Head to Why Cycles for more.
This is the third layout of the Radavist 2020 Calendar, entitled “Shell Ridge” shot with a Olympus Stylus 35mm film camera in Walnut Creek, CA.
“April’s calendar photo features the cover shot from today’s gallery, captured by Bram De Martelaere. See Bram’s full gallery here.”
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right-click and save link as – The Radavist 2020 – April. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
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Prior to the pandemic, Santa Cruz Bicycles sent Josh “Loosedog” Lewis, Iago Garay, Mitch Ropelato and Romain Paulhan down to Chile to find dusty, loose, and rugged trails. This video is the result and is highly worth your time to watch!
If you have one of Race Face’s Vault hubs on a wheelset and have been eyeing Shimano’s 12-speed system, then today is your day. Race Face announced Microspline cassette bodies for their Vault hubs. You can either buy the body for $95 or choose it as an option on your new hubs. See more at Race Face.
DZR, makers of casual clipless sneakers, just announced the S240 touring boots. These boots offer ankle support, added warmth, and a different look from the brand. The S240 come in mustard (pictured) and navy, retail for $149, and are in stock now at DZR Shoes.
Disclaimer: This happened before the Covid-19 outbreak
I am a team manager/photographer for Deluxe, a skateboard company out of SF. It’s always a trip to say it out loud or write it down on paper but I have my dream job. The posters and stickers that adorned my childhood bedroom walls came from the very place that I commute to every morning.
Starling Cycles has been busy ramping up for the 2020 production year. When John bought his Murmur, there were two options: made in the UK front triangle or the made in Taiwan complete bike, aka the Factory Murmur. Joe from Starling decided to switch back to a made in UK front triangle for 2020, for various reasons which he outlines in this video. As always, Starling Cycles ships to the USA. Just don’t use the USPS. ;-)
Known for their high end, titanium moto exhausts, Japan’s Yoshimura’s USA branch announced the launch of Yoshimura Cycling and their first product available is their Chilao pedal, which you can now pre-order for $180.
As for what other kinds of products the brand will develop, we aren’t entirely sure but follow Yoshimura Cycling on Instagram for more updates as events warrant.
Well, here’s something new from Industry Nine I don’t think anyone was expecting. Got a noisey hub? Use their new Frequency Adjust Ratchet Technology. Poaching illegal trails and wanna go into stealth mode? Frequency Adjust Ratchet Technology is there for you. There are many uses for FART.
We posted about Fustle’s new Causeway GR1 gravel bike yesterday and here’s a video profile on this new brand’s introduction to the gravel bike market.