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INGRID’s L2 and G Cranksets are Made in Italy

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INGRID’s L2 and G Cranksets are Made in Italy

INGRID is an Italian manufacturer, making parts for road, MTB, cross, and all road bikes. From cranks to chainrings, their precision machined components are of the utmost quality and carry an aesthetic, unlike anything I’ve seen come from Italy before. I saw them on a beautiful Legor Cicli All Road at Eroica – which we’ll look at later this week – and I think it’s safe to say, the indicator of a well-designed crank is that it compliments the overall build, not take away from it. Head on over to INGRID to see their full lineup.

Biciclista.US is the US-distributor for INGRID and their lightweight L2 (430g) and G cranksets (620g) are in stock now. See more specs below.

Contest: Where Would You Take Your Leatherman FREE Tool?

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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.

Paul Component Engineering and Sim Works Limited Edition Parts!

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Paul Component Engineering and Sim Works Limited Edition Parts!

Brown is one of those colors that is very inconsistant to anodize, often times resulting in a complete scrap of the product run. Most companies won’t work with it, including PAUL, and would rather spend their valuable time making stuff that people can buy! So when our friends at SimWorks hit up PAUL to make a special edition engraved and brown-anodized run of parts, they weren’t exactly stoked to go through with it, but the result is well worth it!

Andrew the Maker: Granny’s Pantry Handlebar Bag

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Andrew the Maker: Granny’s Pantry Handlebar Bag

Handlebar bags these days are rather ubiquitous, yet from time to time something new comes on the market that piques my interest. Andrew the Maker’s new Granny’s Pantry bar bag is a semi-rigid bag, utilizing an aluminum brace that is clamped to the bars – 31.8mm only – to keep it stable on rowdy descents. The Granny’s Pantry has a drop in camera insert, a rando-style bag closure system and has a plastic liner to stiffen the body. The use of ABS plastics in bikepacking, touring, and other bags has been a huge benefit for me over the years, as I tend to crush bags accidentally, ruining their profile. The Granny’s Pantry has a lot of clever details and is available for a limited pre-order for $125 now at Andrew the Maker.

The RIGd UltraSwing Hitch Carrier Multi-Fit Works With All 2″ Receivers

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The RIGd UltraSwing Hitch Carrier Multi-Fit Works With All 2″ Receivers

Got a vehicle that needs to carry a spare tire on the back but you’ve gotta carry a bike rack too? Well, if it has a 2″ receiver, the RIGd UltraSwing Hitch Carrier Multi-Fit fits all vehicles now. The original UltraSwing only fit the 4th/5th gen 4Runner but the Multi-Fit works with just about any vehicle with a 2″ receiver. The offset receiver hitch keeps the bikes away from your spare tire and when you need to get into the back of your vehicle, it swings away, making access easy. See more at RIGd.

Newbaum’s Now Comes in Padded Cotton!

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Newbaum’s Now Comes in Padded Cotton!

Newbaums cloth bar tape is our favorite over here but I’ll be the first to admit that unless you wrap it twice, it can be a bit thin for off-road bicycles. So when they announced their new cushioned bar tape this week, we had to order a few rolls to try them out. Head over to Newbaums to check out the color offerings and get on over to your local dealer to order a roll.

Velo Orange Neutrino Minivelo Presale is Live

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Velo Orange Neutrino Minivelo Presale is Live

Minivelos gained popularity in cities where space is limited. The Neutrino Mini-Velo is a full sized bike with BMX tires, so high-quality rims and tires are cheap, plentiful, and strong. The small diameter wheels keep acceleration quick for cruising around town. Thick 2.4″ tires eliminate the harshness of typical small wheeled bikes. The short wheelbase makes it easy to store inside so you don’t have to worry about it getting ripped off overnight.

Spray.Bike’s New Frame Builder’s Metal Plating Colors!

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Spray.Bike’s New Frame Builder’s Metal Plating Colors!

Spray.Bike is the one-shot spraypaint perfect for painting a bicycle frame. It’s grown in popularity over the years and now, they’ve expanded their color and finish options to include a Frame Builder’s Metal Plating line. Included in the lineup is gold, copper, silver and bronze. These 400ml spray bottles make painting a bike frame easy and are in stock now at Spray.Bike.

Cascada All Road: Venture Jersey

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Cascada All Road: Venture Jersey

Just because warmer months are coming, doesn’t mean you can’t use merino jerseys. The Cascada Venture Jersey utilizes a blend to keep you cool on warmer rides, while still benefiting from the comfort, fit, feel, and versatility of merino wool. Merino reacts to body temperature changes, absorbs and transfers excess moisture away, protects against UV radiation, is naturally antibacterial and odor resistant, is soft, hypoallergenic and does not cause itching. Available in Olive, Mustard, and Clay and in stock now at Cascada.

Standert’s Kreissäge 2nd Cut DISC Road Bike is Made in Italy

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Standert’s Kreissäge 2nd Cut DISC Road Bike is Made in Italy

Stander’s new Kreissäge comes in a rim or disc brake version and is made from high-end Scandium tubing in Italy. With a race-proven geometry, Di2, AXS or 2x compatible, flat mounts, and a no-nonsense kit, it checks a lot of boxes for those looking for a zippy and capable road bike, that’s a little different from the rest of the options out there. Head to Standert to read more.

Chater Lea Returns with Made in UK Components and the Grand Tour Pedal

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Chater Lea Returns with Made in UK Components and the Grand Tour Pedal

Those who dabbled in vintage bikes and components, the name Chater Lea will ring a bell. Their cottered cranks and other components were always in demand, including their “Sprint” pedals. At Bespoked UK earlier this month, Chater Lea revealed its first new product from the recently relaunched brand, the Grand Tour Pedal. These are made from high corrosion-resistant, marine-grade 316 and hardened 17-4PH stainless steel, giving the pedals an aesthetic more akin to a high-end watch, rather than a bicycle pedal. They will be available for purchase via Chater Lea’s website in the next five to six weeks at a price of £250. These pedals come with a lifetime original owner warranty. Check out more at Chater Lea and see more photos below.

Paul Component Engineering: SRAM Thumb Shifters!

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Paul Component Engineering: SRAM Thumb Shifters!

If you’ve got a drop bar bike you want to easily convert to a flat bar, these lil jammers are your answer. By using a SRAM TT barcon, or bar end shifter, you can run your 10 or 11 speed road stuff on a flat bar. I wonder if they’re compatible with the MicroShift 12 speed eagle barcons? Hmmmmmm

Edit: they already make a thumb shifter for that!

Technical Information:
-Material: 6061 American Aluminum
-Weight: 80 grams (including all necessary mounting hardware)
-Surface Finish: Anodized Black, Silver, or Purple. Also available in Polished.
-Clamp Diameter: 22.2
-Available: Now!
-Price (Pair) $104 anodized, $128 Polished (Also available single sided)

See more information at PAUL.

The Watershed Bags McKenzie Handlebar Bikepacking Dry Bag

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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.

Thesis Bike OB1

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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!

The Radavist 2019 Calendar: May

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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.

SOLD OUT: Nature is Metal 26oz Purist Bottles

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SOLD OUT: Nature is Metal 26oz Purist Bottles

Sorry these are sold out!

In my old Latin class, one saying always resonated with me; nunquam aliud natura aliud sapientia dicit, or “never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” There’s not much available online as to where this saying originated from or who was the first to scribe it, yet there is something to be said about the use of nunquam, versus numquam.

In the internet age, a lot of information that lived in textbooks never made its way to the WWW. This saying, its roots, and the reason for the nunquam over numquam is a perfect example. A few years back, I had a photocopy from an old text book with the saying highlighted, and got it tattooed on my arm. Yet now, that very paper is long gone and with it, my record of its origins.

This is a very limited run of bottles, due to the nature of the design. It’s a point of departure from our usual style and that’s what makes it so unique.

Buy two large (26oz) bottles in white, with black caps for $25.00 plus shipping. Let them get scratched and messed up, because with the white material and the subject matter of the print, it’ll just look better with age.

Our normally friendly jackal gets revenge on the farmer for intruding in its domain. Nature is metal… and pissed.