Kona Takes on Badwater to Mt. Whitney

The Kona Adventure Team takes to the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin (-282.2′), to the highest in the contiguous US, Mount Whitney (14,505′). The cool thing about this is it used to be an annual bike race, dubbed the Whitney Classic. This route climbs three classic passes, Townes Pass is 16.6 miles and ascends 5,000′, Hillcrest is 11.9 miles and ascends 3,000′, and The Whitney Portal road is 12 miles and ascends 5,000′. I’ve spoken with cyclists in Owens Valley who used to hike to the top of Mount Whitney the day after the race as “recovery.”

Jul 17, 2018 No comments yet
Hexlox’s Perfect Fit Thru Axle System

There are numerous standards for thru-axles and it can be kind of maddening when it comes to ordering the right part. Hexlox‘s new patent-pending HexThru Axle covers all thru-axle standards in just 3 sizes with a Front 15, a Front 12 and a Rear 12. They call it the Perfect Fit System. The length adjusts to perfectly fit your thru-axle dropout width via a telescopic two-phase thread and the interchangeable threaded end flips to fit any fork or dropout. Expect these to drop in October with a €45 pricetag.

Jul 17, 2018 No comments yet
Navajo Riders

We see Navajo designs everywhere in cycling. Their geometric prints and designs adorn water bottles, kits, and other accessories, but has anyone ever stopped to ask if anyone from the Navajo Nation rides bikes? The New Yorker Investigates

Jul 16, 2018 3 comments
We’re in Bozeman

Riding bikes, soaking in the Northern Rocky Mountains, and documenting everything in between. Expect lots of fun to come!

Jul 13, 2018 6 comments
Cane Creek’s eeSilk Premium Suspension Seatpost

Since acquiring eeCycleworks and their phenomenal brakes last year, Cane Creek has been implementing ee’s MO to products within their lineup. The eeSilk is a recent example of that. Weighing in at only 295 grams, this post weighs around the same as many rigid posts on the market, while offering 20mm of vertical compliance, improving the ride quality on rough surfaces and reducing fatigue on long rides. By comparison, a Thomson mountain post weighs 228 grams. The eeSilk post comes in 27.2mm only, but Cane Creek offers a variety of shims to make it work on your bike. Each eeSilk is is made in North Carolina. You can see more at Cane Creek.

Jul 13, 2018 2 comments
The Radavist 2018 Calendar: July

This is the sixth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Nature is Metal” shot with a Leica M10 and a 50mm Summicron lens in Nez Perce Trail, Idaho.

“While fires can be devastating to old growth, in some biomes, it’s essential for the longevity of the forest. The Nez Perce Trail has many burn zones visible today but is no stranger to heartache and loss. This beautiful backcountry byway follows the path the Nez Perce tribe undertook in 1877 while fleeing the U.S. Cavalry. They were attempting to cross the border into Canada, to avoid being forced on to a reservation…”

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

The mobile background this month is also from Nez Perce Trail, Idaho. Click here to download June’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Jul 12, 2018 6 comments
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Kona Takes on Badwater to Mt. Whitney

The Kona Adventure Team takes to the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin (-282.2′), to the highest in the contiguous US, Mount Whitney (14,505′). The cool thing about this is it used to be an annual bike race, dubbed the Whitney Classic. This route climbs three classic passes, Townes Pass is 16.6 miles and ascends 5,000′, Hillcrest is 11.9 miles and ascends 3,000′, and The Whitney Portal road is 12 miles and ascends 5,000′. I’ve spoken with cyclists in Owens Valley who used to hike to the top of Mount Whitney the day after the race as “recovery.”

Jul 17, 2018 No comments yet
Hexlox’s Perfect Fit Thru Axle System

There are numerous standards for thru-axles and it can be kind of maddening when it comes to ordering the right part. Hexlox‘s new patent-pending HexThru Axle covers all thru-axle standards in just 3 sizes with a Front 15, a Front 12 and a Rear 12. They call it the Perfect Fit System. The length adjusts to perfectly fit your thru-axle dropout width via a telescopic two-phase thread and the interchangeable threaded end flips to fit any fork or dropout. Expect these to drop in October with a €45 pricetag.

Jul 17, 2018 No comments yet
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Navajo Riders

We see Navajo designs everywhere in cycling. Their geometric prints and designs adorn water bottles, kits, and other accessories, but has anyone ever stopped to ask if anyone from the Navajo Nation rides bikes? The New Yorker Investigates

Jul 16, 2018 3 comments
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We’re in Bozeman

Riding bikes, soaking in the Northern Rocky Mountains, and documenting everything in between. Expect lots of fun to come!

Jul 13, 2018 6 comments
Cane Creek’s eeSilk Premium Suspension Seatpost

Since acquiring eeCycleworks and their phenomenal brakes last year, Cane Creek has been implementing ee’s MO to products within their lineup. The eeSilk is a recent example of that. Weighing in at only 295 grams, this post weighs around the same as many rigid posts on the market, while offering 20mm of vertical compliance, improving the ride quality on rough surfaces and reducing fatigue on long rides. By comparison, a Thomson mountain post weighs 228 grams. The eeSilk post comes in 27.2mm only, but Cane Creek offers a variety of shims to make it work on your bike. Each eeSilk is is made in North Carolina. You can see more at Cane Creek.

Jul 13, 2018 2 comments
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The Radavist 2018 Calendar: July

This is the sixth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Nature is Metal” shot with a Leica M10 and a 50mm Summicron lens in Nez Perce Trail, Idaho.

“While fires can be devastating to old growth, in some biomes, it’s essential for the longevity of the forest. The Nez Perce Trail has many burn zones visible today but is no stranger to heartache and loss. This beautiful backcountry byway follows the path the Nez Perce tribe undertook in 1877 while fleeing the U.S. Cavalry. They were attempting to cross the border into Canada, to avoid being forced on to a reservation…”

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

The mobile background this month is also from Nez Perce Trail, Idaho. Click here to download June’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Jul 12, 2018 6 comments
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The Straight Dope Tour Coverage with Floyd Landis

Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ Tour coverage? Want to hear the straight dope perspective of cycling’s greatest race? Well, it’s time to tune into Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie’s coverage of the Tour! Open up “The Straight Dope” and mute your Tour video feed because Floyd and Dave are going to give you the inside-the-peloton perspective on events as they unfold, with 93% more humor and 100% more profanity than you’ll find on commercial video feeds.

Jul 12, 2018 1 comment
Abbey Bike Tools New Decade Chain Tool

For those unfamiliar with this brand, the $175 pricepoint might come as a sticker shock, especially considering there are tools at a fraction of this MSRP, yet those other companies are not Abbey Bike Tools. Many mechanics will argue that when you wrench on bikes for a living, it’s nice to have quality tools and if Abbey knows one things, it’s nice tools. I love their description:

“After two years of design, testing, revisions, more testing, and more tweaking, Abbey Bike Tools’s Chain Tool is dialed and ready to put a wide eyed grin on your face. We broke over 10,000 chains on a single tool and pin during the development of the new tool. That’s 3 chain installs a day every day for a decade, hence the name”Decade”.”

Now that’s dedication! See more on the Decade at Abbey.

Jul 12, 2018 5 comments
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