Jumping onto the movement in the outdoor industry to use recycled ocean plastic in apparel, FiveTen just announced their new footwear lineup made from recycled Parley Ocean Plastic with an impressive 50% of the upper being made from textile of which 75% is Primeblue yarn. Both the Freerider and Freerider Pro shoe models for men and women are made from this innovative material. See more at FiveTen.
Swift Industries’ bags are in high, high demand these days, so we’ll do our best to alert you when they come back in stock. If you’ve been wanting to buy a Zeitgeist bag after reading Spencer’s review last year, now’s your chance. They got all three colors back in stock and shipping now from Swift Industries.
We love hosting and supporting the fruits of our good friends’ labor. Crust Bikes and Leo Rodgers have been working on a pro model for Leo, dubbed the “Florida Man.” This singlespeed frame can be built as a singlespeed freewheel, a coaster brake, or a straight-up fixed gear off-road machine. Check out all the details below, including how you can win one of these frames!
With the warmer Summer months just around the corner, having a pair of lightweight road shoes is crucial to battling the elemetents. Australia’s MAAP has teamed up with high end shoe manufacturer Suplest on a pair of Edge+ Road Pro Shoes. These shoes are lightweight (230 g – 8.11 oz) and are designed specifically for dry, hot, and windy conditions. They come in olive (pictured) or a bright white and retail for $549.00 AUD (approx. $399 USD). See more at MAAP.
Ingrid Components, makers of made in Italy components, just announced their complete 1x drivetrain system. It’s one of the most stunning kits we’ve seen and it comes at a premium pricepoint, but based on our hands-on experience with the brand’s components, it’s gonna be good. Check out the breakdown below and ordering information at Biciclista USA.
The El Jefe is the latest model to land in the Why Cycles titanium catalog. Think of it as the more serious sibling to the S7 and the Wayward. It’s less swoopy, more serious, lighter, and faster-pedaling, yet it has clearance for a 29×2.6″ tire.
This bike is Why’s first “pro-model”, akin to skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. Jefe Branham is an ultra-endurance legend based in Gunnison, CO, and has been a friend and team rider for Why for two seasons. His feedback as to what his dream bike would be for going fast in the backcountry informed every decision in the El Jefe design. Jefe’s personal mantra is “Fast or Slow Just Go,” so with his input, Why turned it into a sandblasted graphic on the raw titanium. The lily flower in the graphics is a nod to his two-year-old daughter, Lillian.
With a 73.3º seat angle, a 67.5º head angle, and a 120mm fork, the El Jefe is a nimble, fast, and capable hardtail with pricing beginning at $2,349 for a frame only at Why Cycles.
The RW27 is the narrower and lighter sibling to Revel’s groundbreaking RW30 wheelset. Think of them as a lighter and zippier wheelset for XC or riding where the terrain doesn’t demand stouter wheels. These wheels are made in the United States from the revolutionary “FusionFiber” material, which replaces resin with a nylon-like material. It combined with German and Japanese fibers results in a rim that is 100% recyclable. The RW27 offers the same flex as the RW30, but is 50g lighter.
-29” rim diameter
-Available in 28H or 32H drilling
-Complete wheels or rim only
-Wheelsets available with 28H Industry 9 Hydra (1740g) or 1/1 hub (1770g) options
-XD or Microspline driver body options
-Rim depth 35mm
-Rim only weight: 430g
-Rim is recyclable FusionFiber material
-Recommended tire width 2.2-2.5”
-Rim only $699 – i9 1/1 wheelset $1975 – i9 Hydra wheelset
See more at Revel.
Named after the Pinhoti Trail, which extends between Snake Creek Gap and Dug Gap within the Chattahoochee Forest into north Georgia, Litspeed’s newest iteration of their hardtail, the Pinhoti III, received some modern updates. Now optimized for a 130mm suspension fork, the Pinhoti III also fits a 29×2.6″ or a 27.5×3″ tire, thanks to an asymmetric dropped chainstay and a new CNC-machined titanium chainstay yoke.
The Geometry has been tweaked as well, with a slacker head angle, longer reach, and a few other tweaks. Litespeed offers various builds (XTR shown here at a retail of $6,699) and finishing kits, and with all these new updates, the size medium frame comes in at just 1,649 grams (size medium)—a savings of 95 grams over our previous version of the Pinhoti. As with all Litespeed bikes, these are made in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
See more at Litespeed.
For lovers of the Wald 139, aka the big basket, the Swift Motherloaf delivers all the details of their popular Sugarloaf bag, in an extra-large carrying capacity. These bags come in three colors, have a massive 30L capacity, and are in stock now at Swift Industries.
“Taurus Mountains” is the fourth layout of the Radavist 2021 Calendar. It was shot with a Fuji X-T4 and a Fuji 18-135 lens in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey.
“Photographer and cyclo-tourist Ryan Wilson provided April’s calendar imagery, straight off his extensive tour throughout Turkey. Keep an eye on the Radavist for updates on his travels…”
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right-click and save link as – The Radavist 2021 – April. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)
The mobile background this month is from this same mountain range. Click here to download April’s Mobile Wallpaper.
Ribble, the UK bicycle manufacturer, just announced their new gravel lineup which includes aluminum builds, carbon builds, and this titanium model. Each material comes in a few build tiers, ranging from GRX 400 to GRX 810 and Campagnolo Ekar on the higher end models.
The model shown here is the Titanium frame with GRX 600 and retails for $2,985.38. See the full gravel lineup at Ribble.
Looking for a new springtime riding kit, void of ostentation, stripped down, minimal and nothing but the essentials? Check out the latest drop from Pas Normal Studios, including three bib colors and a plethora of jersey colors. All in-stock now at Pas Normal Studios.
The latest from 100 Copies is a little different than their previous designs:
“Taking inspiration from the Bauhaus style graphic design, this artwork combines geometric shapes, balanced forms and bold blocks of colour, to create an abstract depiction of 8 cyclists passing one another on the road. Can you spot them all?
The iconic Bauhaus art movement has impacted our ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. Its reach in the modern society is everywhere: From skyscrapers to household objects and even the humble bicycle. It brought art into everyday life and shaped the way we live today. Cycling, too, can be both an everyday affair and an art form.“
Date of release: March 2021
Sheet size: 840mm X 594mm (33 inch X 24 inch)
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic Printing using 4 Pantone Colours to ensure colour accuracy and a high-quality print. Printed on 220gsm Maple Bright paper. Suitable for archival use.
In stock now at 100 Copies.
Cascada’s new made-in Holland bidons are inspired by nights spent around the campfire on bicycle tours. These 500ml bottles are made with a 100% Recyclable BPA and PET(E)-free biodegradable plastic, it’s odorless, washable, and won’t hold taste-residue. Available in rust or olive, at Cascada.
Twin Six teamed up with Bike Jerks in a cross-town handshake to each other’s years of spreading stoke. In this drop includes a jersey, jacket, bibs, and bottles, all with a psychedelic rendering of Baroo, Jeff’s dog. See the full drop at Twin Six.
Ready to roll for spring, PEdALED has launched the Essential Women’s Collection, including the Essential Training Bibs and three colors of the new slim-cut Essential Women’s Merino Cycling Jersey. The whole drop is live at PEdALED, so hop on over to see all the details.
It’s inundating to keep up with cycling’s technological advancements yet if one development has shifted the paradigm for drivetrains in the past few years, it’s SRAM’s AXS system. While the kit is a dreamy riding experience, the price can be daunting, and that alone is a major reason why many people haven’t had the chance to ride it. Yet, as with all cycling tech, it tends to trickle down like alluvium in the desert.
The new GX Eagle AXS rolled downhill and right into my lap recently, so I decided to put it on the Sklar touring bike because why not? Check out the unveiling below with some initial thoughts on the system and a component breakdown with pricing/availability…
Y’all! Lookin’ to spice up your Space Horse or Super Pro with a little Southern twang? All-City partnered with our bud Jared Harber and spun up a limited run of stylish Y’ decals in black or white to help you personalize your All-City.
The best part is every single penny from each purchase goes to Athlete Ally — a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to making sports more inclusive for LGBTQI+ athletes. All-City and Southern Wonders are proud to stand with trans athletes and are stoked to support this organization.
Pick up one at the Southern Wonders Webshop.
Athlete Ally believes that everyone should have equal access, opportunity, and experience in sports — regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Our mission is to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality.