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
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
Whoops! Sorry About That

The serendipity of road trips is the unexpected, except when routes take a bit longer than expected. I was planning on having content posted all day today but got held up on a relentless traverse in Northern Idaho en route to Bozeman that tacked on an extra day of driving. Whoops! I don’t want you to think I forgot about y’all.

I’m in Bozeman now, ready to ride, explore, and document the community here, so stay tuned. Tomorrow we’ll be looking a bit deeper into Portland as well, so turn in first thing in the morning.

xo

Jul 11, 2018 6 comments
The Swarf Cycles Contour is a Modern Full Suspension Steel MTB


This is one of those bikes that will be dubbed practical, affordable, innovative, sexy as hell, and people will proclaim that it’ll ride like a dream. It’s got all the right numbers, at the right price, and is designed with every possible detail in mind. The biggest question is will people buy it? See all the details of the new Swarf Cycles Contour and pre-order one today at Swarf. Now, someone should rep Swarf in the US ASAP because I really want to ride one of these!

Jul 9, 2018 8 comments
You Can Now Own One of Concrete Road’s Fantastical Bikepacking Paintings

Concrete Road, the futuristic cycling artist, has opened a small offering on his webshop where you can buy either original paintings or prints at a fair price. The beauty of these illustrations is the dystopian, survivalist, almost Foss-inspired environments, and strong female adventurers. See more for yourself at Concrete Road’s Instagram and if you dig their work, head to the Concrete Road webshop.

Jul 9, 2018 1 comment
Ceramic Speed’s Wacky Yet Damn Cool DRIVEN Chainless Drivetrain System

Trust me when I say that we get a lot of kooky – and not the good kinda kooky – tech pieces emailed to us over here. From “innovative” saddle designs, to e-conversions, to surfing paddle bikes but every once in a while, something that can only be described as so damn cool, stumbles into our scope of what we call the cycling industry. Imagine if drivetrains, as we know them, could be redesigned, knocking down all recent frame design with one fell swoop. That’s what Ceramic Speed’s new DRIVEN system is proposing. You can get the gist here, but if you’d like more techy bits of info, head to Ceramic Speed.

Jul 9, 2018 23 comments
REPORTAGE
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
DZR ADVERTISEMENT
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
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
Brooks ADVERTISEMENT
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
Mission ADVERTISEMENT
Whoops! Sorry About That

The serendipity of road trips is the unexpected, except when routes take a bit longer than expected. I was planning on having content posted all day today but got held up on a relentless traverse in Northern Idaho en route to Bozeman that tacked on an extra day of driving. Whoops! I don’t want you to think I forgot about y’all.

I’m in Bozeman now, ready to ride, explore, and document the community here, so stay tuned. Tomorrow we’ll be looking a bit deeper into Portland as well, so turn in first thing in the morning.

xo

Jul 11, 2018 6 comments
The Swarf Cycles Contour is a Modern Full Suspension Steel MTB


This is one of those bikes that will be dubbed practical, affordable, innovative, sexy as hell, and people will proclaim that it’ll ride like a dream. It’s got all the right numbers, at the right price, and is designed with every possible detail in mind. The biggest question is will people buy it? See all the details of the new Swarf Cycles Contour and pre-order one today at Swarf. Now, someone should rep Swarf in the US ASAP because I really want to ride one of these!

Jul 9, 2018 8 comments
You Can Now Own One of Concrete Road’s Fantastical Bikepacking Paintings

Concrete Road, the futuristic cycling artist, has opened a small offering on his webshop where you can buy either original paintings or prints at a fair price. The beauty of these illustrations is the dystopian, survivalist, almost Foss-inspired environments, and strong female adventurers. See more for yourself at Concrete Road’s Instagram and if you dig their work, head to the Concrete Road webshop.

Jul 9, 2018 1 comment
Giro ADVERTISEMENT
Ceramic Speed’s Wacky Yet Damn Cool DRIVEN Chainless Drivetrain System

Trust me when I say that we get a lot of kooky – and not the good kinda kooky – tech pieces emailed to us over here. From “innovative” saddle designs, to e-conversions, to surfing paddle bikes but every once in a while, something that can only be described as so damn cool, stumbles into our scope of what we call the cycling industry. Imagine if drivetrains, as we know them, could be redesigned, knocking down all recent frame design with one fell swoop. That’s what Ceramic Speed’s new DRIVEN system is proposing. You can get the gist here, but if you’d like more techy bits of info, head to Ceramic Speed.

Jul 9, 2018 23 comments
PAUL ADVERTISEMENT