Bombtrack’s 2020 catalog is impressive, with a broad range of complete bikes and framesets, ready to take on any terrain. Filled with large, swooping landscapes, and hyperlinks to individual bike videos, you can spend a great deal of time virtually browsing their entire product line. Check it out on Yumpu. If you’re interested in Bombtrack in the US, email NA Cycless.
The Search XR is Norco’s flagship gravel bike and for 2020, the entire lineup got a facelift across all models with new ombré fade paint jobs and Shimano GRX build kits. The Search XR is available in a Reynolds steel frame, A6 aluminum, and carbon, offering a complete bike for just about any budget. Head to Norco to see the details.
We’ve just stocked our first drop this Fall over in the webshop, including three wool sock Jackal designs, a Yucca wool sock, a Woolie sock, Nalgene bottles, a new Shred Lightly patch, Dynaplug Racers in olive drab and desert tan. We’re really stoked on this entire drop, which was designed by Cari Carmean.
We had a stock hiccup but everything is in stock now!
Head on over to the Radavist webshop to order!
Remember that fancy, lightweight, and supple rear tire Bené René used on his Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt build? The one where he got in the freezing water in his skivvies? How could you forget? Well, the testing period is finished with the Cava tire, a file tread, fast-rolling, gravel tire with a plump profile of 47.99mm wide on a 650b diaphragm. Head on over to Ultradynamico to see the specs on the Cava and to pick up one or a pair.
About a year ago, Paul Component Engineering launched their nifty dropper post remote for MTB bars but what about droppers on drop bar bikes? Well, on Friday they announced a 31.8 clamp dropper remote, which nests nicely on your stem clamp area. These dropper remotes are made in Chico, California and are in stock now at Paul!
We’ve got some stuff rolling into the webshop next week, including Radavist-branded Dynaplugs, Nalgenes, new patches, socks, and hopefully, long-sleeve tees! These products were all designed by sign painter and color enthusiast Cari Carmean and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Camp and Go Slow have quite the drop for us on this Friday afternoon, including bags by Swift Industries, their own “rattlesnake” bar tape, bandanas, and more. Head on over to their web shop right now to scoop up some product. Loving the new logo, team!
Over the years, the brand Full Windsor has created some magnificently well thought out products, usually surrounding simple tools and now, flatware. Magware is their solution to reusable and sustainable cutlery, perfect for bicycle touring or car camping. Head to their Kickstarter to see more!
The world of bikepacking forks, cargo accessories, and bags is at an all-time high. As many have noted, we really are in the golden era of bikepacking and cyclo-touring products. Bombtrack has had a large role in pushing the envelope in terms of production frames, forks, and other accessories. Their latest release are two forks, the BPC and BPS forks, designed for a 27.5 – 29″ x 3.0″ tires, cargo mounts, and dynamo routing. These two forks can make your 100mm hardtail a capable bikepacking rig. Head to Bombtrack for more information and feel free to email them directly to order. Tell them we sent ya!
Swift Industries has teamed up with Kitsbow and artist Chris McNally on a $149 Adventure Pack which includes a men’s or women’s Cyclone riding shirt, a Swift Wanderlust Packer, Swift Seeker Travel Kit, and a one-of-a-kind watercolored letterpress print of Bolinas Ridge by Chris McNally. Head to Swift Industries to check it out!
Each year, Niner builds a handful of custom RIP 9 RDO bikes, painted in a custom theme, and auctioned off to raise money for IMBA. This year, a small, medium, and large up for auction on eBay, so if you fancy one of these builds and have some coin to toss at a good cause, check them out!
See the auctions at eBay and more photos below.
To commemorate Veteran’s Day, Mosaic and Pearl Izumi have joined forces to support the Wounded Warrior Project. In 2018 Mosaic’s wounded warrior ‘cross project raised more than $17,000 for WWP and for 2019 the partners are stepping up their game to raise more and directly impact the lives of vets. Read on more on this project below.
Giro’s newest shoe, dubbed the Ventana, was designed to be comfortable on and off the bike during day-long rides or multi-day trips. The shoe is based on a heavy-duty nylon shank, developed for the world DH World Cup racing, combined with an injected EVA cushioning midsole, as well as a Sensor® rubber outsole. The Ventana relies upon the BOA system for closure, to provide a secure fit and when biking turns to hiking, the reinforced heel and toe box offer protection from scrapes and impacts.
Oh and those colors!
Now, I know it might sound silly to call a cycling shoe “gravel” specific but hear me out. Traditional ‘cross racing shoes have extra padding, extra stiffness and aside from deep treads to shed mud, are different than what you’d typically want for just riding dirt roads. Lots of companies have taken their ‘cross shoe line and expanded into less racing-oriented designs and while a lot of bigger companies have stout offerings, I wanted to shed some light on the Quoc Gran Tourer all-terrain gravel shoes here.
Speedvagen’s first Ready Made bicycle model was the OG1, a true to form classic road bike, made by hand in Portland, Oregon. These stock-sizing models offered the same details Speedvagen is known for in a stock configuration with a faster delivery time. Then came the OG Classic, a vintage-inspired all day road bike. Soon came the Disc OG and the Chris King OG.
For 2020, Speedvagen is tapping into Chris King’s Bourbon for a limited run – only 8 available – of Speedvagen Disc OG fully decked out with Chris King Bourbon. These bikes are available in three paint colors: Mustard, Oxblood, or Sage and in 4 stock sizes. They’re also being fitted with a t47 bottom bracket. A new design implementation they’ll be using from here forward. See more details on these bikes below.
For their latest limited finish, Wolf Tooth has taken some of their components catalog and added a nickel-plated option. This includes headsets, stem caps, Master Link pliers, and chainrings. If you’re looking to build up a silver component bike, don’t miss out on these detals. See what’s in stock at Wolf Tooth.
Fanny packs have become staples in our riding garb over here at the Radavist. Why ride with a full pack if you can fit your essentials in a small pouch you wear on your hips? Hyperlite Mountain Gear – known for their ultralight, ultra-durable backpacking goods – just announced their Versa Fanny Pack. Read up on it more below.