A First Look at the Condor x PEdAL ED Bivio Odyssey All Road Frameset

Photos by @saltlake_lian

At the UK handbuilt bicycle show in Bristol, this weekend Condor Cycles showed off their new, made in Italy Bivio Odyssey frameset. It is a collab with the Italian clothing brand, PEdALED.

Condor teamed up with PEdALED in 2017 and 2018 with their pro cycling team but at the 11th hour, just before the start of the 2018 Tour of Britain, their key sponsor JLT, gave Condor some bad news they wouldn’t be continuing as they had been taken over unexpectedly, leaving them with a bit of a void. Condor really enjoyed teaming up with PEdAL ED as they are a very relaxed and easy to work with brand, so they decided to make an aluminum frame inspired by the Silk Road Mountain Race they sponsor and newly-launched Odyssey clothing range. (more…)

May 7, 2019 1 comment
The Watershed Bags McKenzie Handlebar Bikepacking Dry Bag

The McKenzie is a durable and fully waterproof handlebar bag made by Watershed Bags in the USA. Its waterproof closure and lack of outside mounting hardware provide an durable alternative to traditional bar packs which will almost always rattle loose. In addition, the abrasion-resistant fabric withstands whatever you throw at it, including spills, while keeping everything dry and worry-free. You can even pack your camera equipment in it with the Watershed Bags Ocoee liner and dividers. the McKenzie comes in sage (pictured), coyote, and black, and can be custom made with a purge valve.

Dimensions Rolled: 9″ Height x 16″ Width x 7.25″ Depth
Capacity Rolled 640 cu in (10.5L)
Closure Type ZipDry®
Opening Size 13 in
Weight 1.5 lbs

In stock now at Watershed Bags for $130.

May 7, 2019 No comments yet

FINGERSCROSSED collaborated with Berlin-based fixed gear athlete Til Schuster. They followed him along as he shows us what riding in Germany’s capital is about. He shares his thoughts about the sport, riding, racing, and life as he navigates his bike through the city.

May 7, 2019 No comments yet
Rubber Side Down with Emil Johansson

If the first clip in this video doesn’t grab you, I don’t know what will. In Maxxis’ latest Rubber Side Down video, we hang with Emil Johansson as he preps for the Crankworx World Tour.

May 7, 2019 No comments yet
Oveja Negra Anthem

Any brand that can have fun, especially in a borderline self-deprecating manner like this, gets an a-ok in my book. Luckily, Oveja Negra‘s bags rule as much as this video!

May 7, 2019 1 comment
STICKY! Contest: Where Would You Take Your Leatherman FREE Tool?

“Where would you take your Leatherman FREE?”

Leatherman’s tools – particularly the Wave – have been staples for us on our travels. From bikepacking or touring, camping, fishing or 4×4 expeditions, we won’t go anywhere without our Leatherman. So when Leatherman added a new product to their lineup, the FREE, we had to try it out. Guess what? We liked it so much that we want to give a few away to the readers of this website. Check out the details below. (more…)

May 6, 2019 30 comments
Thesis Bike OB1

Thesis Bikes offer their flagship frame, the OB1, direct to consumer in a variety of build kits. From pavement, to dirt roads, and bikepacking, the Thesis website has various options to get your OB1 frame dialed in for your preferred use. If you’re not looking for a new setup just yet, they also make wheels, and new hollow-forged cranks. Head to Thesis Bike’s website to see the build kit options, starting at $3,299 for a complete.

Have you seen the OB1 in person? What do you think of this platform? I saw one at Sea Otter and it looked great!

May 6, 2019 15 comments

XPDTN3 focuses its lens on Colombia’s coffee and backroads in their latest story. Be sure to check out the photos and full story at XPDTN3.

May 6, 2019 1 comment
The Radavist 2019 Calendar: May

This is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2019 Calendar, entitled “White Cliffs” shot with a Canon 1DX and a 70-200mm lens in Escalante, Utah.

“This Navajo Sandstone formation cascades throughout scenic Highway 12 just outside of Escalante, Utah. A small town named after Sivestre Velez de Escalante, who was on the Domingues-Escalante expedition to Utah in 1776. This is part of the Grand Staircase Escalante, which include various layers of sedimentary crusts forming massive steps. The steps include the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks and all the wonderful lands between. This entire region is under threat of being auctioned off for mineral extraction and privatized coal, oil, and gas removal. Read all about it at the Save the Grand Staircase Escalante website.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2019 Calendar – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from the Lower San Rafael Road outside of Green River, Utah. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

May 2, 2019 2 comments
The Swift Adventure Co

If you live in the Pacific North West and are looking to get into bicycle camping but need some gear and insight, the newly launched Swift Adventure Co is there for you. Swift Adventure Co is a sister company to Swift Industries. They offer insight to Field Adventures, Urban Workshops, and Outfitters, making renting bikes and buying gear easy. Head over to the newly launched Swift Adventure Co for more information! Congrats to the Swift team for this!

May 2, 2019 3 comments