Bags by Bird: Goldback Bag

Bags by Bird is a side project of Jay from JayBird films. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Jay makes beautiful videos, most notably El Silencio, a project with Tumbleweed Bikes. On these intense bikepacking trips, Jay was testing out his prototype bag, and working on launching his company, Bags by Bird, or BXB for short. His flagship bag is the Goldback, available in a variety of sizing and material options and made one at a time by Jay. See the Goldback bags at Bags by Bird.

Dec 10, 2018 2 comments
Escape

This looks incredible!

“JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. What’s more, he’ll ride a single-speed, fixed-gear bicycle and finish in the winter, approaching the Arctic Ocean by way of Canada’s northernmost continental hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.

We pick up with him as he’s closing in on his endpoint along a 188km-long ice road. In his final kilometres, he falls more times than he has in the previous 17,000km combined.

JaBig knows he is where he is meant to be, but the final hours will push him further than he ever imagined. The journey is bleak and beautiful at the same time, and JaBig’s story will make you pause, asking yourself, “where would I go from here?””

See more at MEC

Dec 10, 2018 2 comments
FYXO Kits Come From the Land Down Under

FYXO is our mate down in Straya and he just posted a route with photos from a mixed terrain ride in the Victorian Alps. This zone is one of my favorite places to ride a drop bar bike with exceptional views, lush rain forests, fauna galore, and punishing climbs. Head to FYXO to check out the story and head to the FYXO Web Shop to see the new Distract kits in Verde and Arancia.

Dec 8, 2018 No comments yet
All-City’s Go Devil Hubs Are Ultra Light

Hubs are rarely cheap and light. In the cycling industry, if you want lightweight, you usually pay a premium. That’s where All-City saw an opportunity in the hub market. They made a set of lightweight hubs at a low cost. Available in disc or rim brake, in black or silver, and 28h or 32h drillings. Ok so how light are these hubs? The front rim brake hub ($70) weighs 60g, with the rear ($120) coming in at 227g. The front disc is 164g ($100) with the rear disc hub ($175) is 277g. These are 11-speed compatible, with XD drivers available and aluminum freehubs. See more information at All-City.

Dec 7, 2018 17 comments
Tumbleweed Bicycle Co: Prospector Rohloff Tourer Pre-Order

Tumbleweed’s Prospector touring bikes are built around the Rohloff hub platform. These do-it-all tourers are at home in the backcountry, on washboarded roads, or ripping and flowy singletrack. Their geometry is tuned to take on fully-loaded tours, while still being equally as fun un-loaded. Just announced today, the new Prospector frames are now available for presale. There are a limited number of frames available in each size and color and they are due to arrive February 2019.

Select Desert Sandglow or Midnight Blue colors, choose a fork option and whether to add a Rohloff module. The module includes the Rohloff SPEEDHUB, shifter, cables and a 180mm brake rotor (save $500 off retail). Head to Tumbleweed for more information!

Dec 6, 2018 2 comments
The Radavist 2018 Calendar: December

This is the twelfth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Gold” shot with a Canon 5D and a 24-70mm lens in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

“Those Aspen colors are long gone, but what a magical moment this was to climb up through those gilded curtains and up into the mountains.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2018 Calendar – December. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from Long Valley, California. Click here to download December’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Dec 5, 2018 2 comments
Why Cycles’ New R+ V3 All Road

Use it for bikepacking, as an all-road bike, or a flat bar hybrid. The newly designed R+ all road by Why Cycles brings the performance and ride quality of titanium at a pricepoint starting at $4,849 for a SRAM Rival complete build. The R+ will fit a 700×46 or 27.5×2.1” tire and as you can see, has multiple bosses for bags, bottles, and cargo cages. See more at Why Cycles.

Dec 5, 2018 10 comments
Bicycle Quarterly: 30 Hour Ride in the Cascade

BQ takes their bike reviews very seriously:

“How do you test a bike like Mitch Pryor’s latest MAP All-Road? With its 48 mm-wide tires, fenders, racks and full lights, this is a bike designed for epic rides. How about taking it on a 30-hour, non-stop ride that traverses four mountain passes and crosses the crest of the Cascade Mountains twice?”

Dec 4, 2018 1 comment
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Bags by Bird: Goldback Bag

Bags by Bird is a side project of Jay from JayBird films. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Jay makes beautiful videos, most notably El Silencio, a project with Tumbleweed Bikes. On these intense bikepacking trips, Jay was testing out his prototype bag, and working on launching his company, Bags by Bird, or BXB for short. His flagship bag is the Goldback, available in a variety of sizing and material options and made one at a time by Jay. See the Goldback bags at Bags by Bird.

Dec 10, 2018 2 comments
Escape

This looks incredible!

“JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. What’s more, he’ll ride a single-speed, fixed-gear bicycle and finish in the winter, approaching the Arctic Ocean by way of Canada’s northernmost continental hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.

We pick up with him as he’s closing in on his endpoint along a 188km-long ice road. In his final kilometres, he falls more times than he has in the previous 17,000km combined.

JaBig knows he is where he is meant to be, but the final hours will push him further than he ever imagined. The journey is bleak and beautiful at the same time, and JaBig’s story will make you pause, asking yourself, “where would I go from here?””

See more at MEC

Dec 10, 2018 2 comments
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FYXO Kits Come From the Land Down Under

FYXO is our mate down in Straya and he just posted a route with photos from a mixed terrain ride in the Victorian Alps. This zone is one of my favorite places to ride a drop bar bike with exceptional views, lush rain forests, fauna galore, and punishing climbs. Head to FYXO to check out the story and head to the FYXO Web Shop to see the new Distract kits in Verde and Arancia.

Dec 8, 2018 No comments yet
All-City’s Go Devil Hubs Are Ultra Light

Hubs are rarely cheap and light. In the cycling industry, if you want lightweight, you usually pay a premium. That’s where All-City saw an opportunity in the hub market. They made a set of lightweight hubs at a low cost. Available in disc or rim brake, in black or silver, and 28h or 32h drillings. Ok so how light are these hubs? The front rim brake hub ($70) weighs 60g, with the rear ($120) coming in at 227g. The front disc is 164g ($100) with the rear disc hub ($175) is 277g. These are 11-speed compatible, with XD drivers available and aluminum freehubs. See more information at All-City.

Dec 7, 2018 17 comments
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Tumbleweed Bicycle Co: Prospector Rohloff Tourer Pre-Order

Tumbleweed’s Prospector touring bikes are built around the Rohloff hub platform. These do-it-all tourers are at home in the backcountry, on washboarded roads, or ripping and flowy singletrack. Their geometry is tuned to take on fully-loaded tours, while still being equally as fun un-loaded. Just announced today, the new Prospector frames are now available for presale. There are a limited number of frames available in each size and color and they are due to arrive February 2019.

Select Desert Sandglow or Midnight Blue colors, choose a fork option and whether to add a Rohloff module. The module includes the Rohloff SPEEDHUB, shifter, cables and a 180mm brake rotor (save $500 off retail). Head to Tumbleweed for more information!

Dec 6, 2018 2 comments
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The Radavist 2018 Calendar: December

This is the twelfth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Gold” shot with a Canon 5D and a 24-70mm lens in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

“Those Aspen colors are long gone, but what a magical moment this was to climb up through those gilded curtains and up into the mountains.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2018 Calendar – December. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from Long Valley, California. Click here to download December’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Dec 5, 2018 2 comments
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Why Cycles’ New R+ V3 All Road

Use it for bikepacking, as an all-road bike, or a flat bar hybrid. The newly designed R+ all road by Why Cycles brings the performance and ride quality of titanium at a pricepoint starting at $4,849 for a SRAM Rival complete build. The R+ will fit a 700×46 or 27.5×2.1” tire and as you can see, has multiple bosses for bags, bottles, and cargo cages. See more at Why Cycles.

Dec 5, 2018 10 comments
Bicycle Quarterly: 30 Hour Ride in the Cascade

BQ takes their bike reviews very seriously:

“How do you test a bike like Mitch Pryor’s latest MAP All-Road? With its 48 mm-wide tires, fenders, racks and full lights, this is a bike designed for epic rides. How about taking it on a 30-hour, non-stop ride that traverses four mountain passes and crosses the crest of the Cascade Mountains twice?”

Dec 4, 2018 1 comment
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