Our friends at Radical Adventure Riders have just stocked their webshop with a whole slew of products, including many illustrated by Mary Lytle such as this new bandana, featuring cycling dreamscapes and more. Head on over to their webshop to see the full drop.
Cycling-related art prints are always fun and to help support the cycling community here in Santa Fe, we reached out to our friend Jeff Hantman to see if he’d be willing to let us sell some of his “Bike Part Alphabet” art prints in our webshop. These prints are for the vintage aficionados, dirt freaks, parts bin pickers, and co-op combers, with lots of cycling ephemera represented by each of the letters of the alphabet.
Here’s what Jeff has to say about these prints:
I started drawing the artwork for “Bike Part Alphabet” in March of 2020. The idea for the print was to represent each letter of the alphabet with a bike part.
I started riding mountain bikes in the early ’90s and wanted to include as many parts from those early days. My approach was to avoid using brands; however, there were a few letters that were challenging so I got creative with my own rule.
This is an open edition, 3 color silkscreen, printed on 19”x 25” 100# acid-free French Paper with Green Galaxy water-based inks.
These prints are in stock now at the Radavist webshop for $100 plus shipping to the United States only please!
Alba Optics, an eyewear company based in Italy, began when its founders looked for an original mold for sports shades from the 80s. Once they found it, they began producing sunglasses in Italy, starting with the Delta. A little while later, they took the Delta and refined it, offering wider, 360º panoramic views. This new lens is called the U-Lens and it offers a more streamlined silhouette. The frames are made from a material called Tr90, a hybrid material fabricated from nylon and carbon fiber, organically compatible and safe to the skin, even after prolonged use. It is 20% lighter than other conventional materials and it offers more protection against crashes.
So what are the Delta Ultra sunglasses for? Gravel? Road? MTB? Whatever you want. The Delta Ultra sunglasses come with a carrying pouch, retention straps, and retail for €179,00 with free shipping to the USA. See more at Alba Optics.
Standert is looking to offer something a little different in a disc brake-obsessed world. The Triebwerk CR road bike is a Columbus tubing road bike built from Spirit HSS and XCr and clears a 28mm tire. The 1 ⅛” headtube with the Chris King headset and the Columbus Futura Caliper SL carbon fork deliver a clean aesthetic and the frame comes in either pepper (left) or salt (right) for €1,899.00.
See more at Standert.
Trail Butter is a supporter of our friends at Silver Stallion down in Gallup, NM and they have teamed up to produce a run of Tart Cherry & Pistachio Almond Butter Blend with 10% of the proceeds going to Silver Stallion’s efforts. 10% adds up and Silver Stallion can use all the help they can get. If you like Trail Butter, I highly suggest you try this new flavor. See more at Trail Butter and see our Reportage from Silver Stallion in the Related archives below!
Wolf Tooth Components makes some of the nicest cycling componentry on the market and now you can save some extra cash on these products at their scratch and dent sale. With drivetrain, accessories, and merch all at discounted rates, there’s something for everyone. Head to Wolf Tooth to see what’s available.
These fanny packs turned bar packs turned back into fanny packs are rarer than rainbow lobsters but are in stock momentarily at Ron’s Bikes. If you’re looking for a new camera pack, we highly recommend these. Or if you just want to support a small brand making things in the USA, you can’t go wrong. See all the details at Ron’s Bikes.
The Chromag Surface has been in the brand’s 29er catalog for years but the Surface Voyager is something different entirely. With multiple cargo bosses, a 140mm travel fork, and sliding dropouts, perfect for converting the bike to a singlespeed, the Surface Voyager has versatility and capability built-in.
With a CNC’d headtube, custom sliding dropouts and a beautiful chainstay yoke, it’s not just your run of the mill hardtail. This frame is built by Chris Dekerf in Canada and retails for $2,121. See more at Chromag.
One of the most difficult problems to solve on extended bicycle tours, particularly in the desert, is carrying enough water. Sure, hydration bladders work, as well as “soft” canteens, bladders, Nalgene bottles, and standard cycling bottles, yet a bladder that is integrated into a framebag would be ideal. A few small companies have toyed with this concept but none have brought it to fruition, until now. Apidura just announced their new roll-top 1.5L bladder, specifically designed for full-frame bags thanks to its tapered design. This puts the water weight as close to the bottom bracket as possible, in an area that is often underutilized.
Apidura has a full compatibility chart on their website but from the looks of things, the bladder will fit just about any full frame pack. Retail for this bladder is $51 and they’re in stock now at Apidura and your local dealer.
See more at Apidura.
These days, it’s extremely difficult to find complete bikes in stock, especially specialty bikes like tourers and adventure bikes. Jones just announced they’ve restocked their SWB and LWB bike models. Whether you like a zippy and responsive bike or one built for the long haul, the SWB/LWB Jones offer a truly unique riding experience.
See more at Jones Bikes.
Packing 170mm of travel, 29″ wheels and the Effigear system, the Spur is the bike for big-terrain enduro racing, double-black bike park laps and hassle-free seasons in the mountains.
The Spur uses a high-pivot, gearbox design to offer an unprecedented ride on a steel chassis. During the design process, Starling worked closely with Effigear to build this steel frame around their 9-speed system, offering a 440% range, making any climb more efficient. Speaking of efficiency, the Effigear system uses a standard trigger shifter, not an annoying grip ship. Having the gearbox at the bottom bracket keeps the bike balanced, nimble, and provides a lower center of gravity. This translates to unprecedented traction, control, and an overall more balanced feel.
The Spur is available to order now from Starling Cycles and is built by hand in Bristol, UK using Reynolds 853 steel heat-treated tubing. There is a 16 week lead time on all orders and frames are available with or without shock and with a variety of components to help build your dream bike.
Front triangle and swingarm hand-built in Bristol, UK, using Reynolds 853 heat-treated tubing
Effigear 9spd drivetrain with 440% range, including cranks, shifter and cogs
2.6″ tyre clearance
Up to 200mm rotor
Designed for single speed 142x12mm rear hubs
Unique Starling dropouts system means rear wheel can be removed without adjusting tension
Seattube reinforcing strut on XL
Stainless & numbered dropper port
Starling headtube gusset
Bottle mount in frame on medium & above
Available in Medium, Large, and X-Large. Pricing is £3330.00 for a frame. See more at Starling Cycles.
Am I the only one here that cringes every time I hear the word gravel? It’s been a common word in my world for a few years now, and believe me, I hear the word a lot… but I just can’t embrace it. The word gravel still brings to mind all-day slogs across flat/windblown prairies on the type of surface that’s devoid of traction yet still slowly and steadily saps your spirit. In other words: somehow, somewhere it firmly lodged in my brain that “gravel” is the antithesis of “fun.”
For city dwellers and short-on-space living situations alike, it doesn’t get better than a Brompton as an everyday commuter or city bike. The problem is, with prices up to $4,000 these folding bikes have always felt out of reach for many. Today Brompton introduced their most affordable folding bike yet, the B75, with a pricepoint build kit but the same frame construction you’ve come to love, at a pricepoint of $1,095.00.
Edition: Brompton B75
Handlebar Type: Classic M type (1015mm)
Mudguards type: E type (no mudguards, no rack)
Frame Material: Steel
Main Frame Color: Water Blue
Extremities Color: Water Blue
Gear Ratio: -12% gearing as standard
Saddle: B75 saddle
Seatpost: Extended (inside leg up to 35 inches)
Lighting: Reflectors only
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Racer without reflective tape
Pedals: non-folding pedals
Folded dimensions: 645mm (H) x 585mm (W) x 270mm (D) (22.2” x 23” x 10.6”)
Weight (approx.): 25 lbs
Note: B75 is compatible with Mudguards, battery lights, folding pedal, front carrier block and a telescopic seatpost which can be purchased separately.
See more of these beautiful, efficient, and space-saving bikes at Brompton. By the way, we love this color so much…
Our friends at Mission Workshop have re-launched their in-house line of cycling apparel, Acre, with a new lyrca kit collection using innovative materials like Dyneema and Quattro to up the ante in kit design. This launch is in stock now, for men and women, in a variety of colors with minimal branding.
See the full lineup and complete story at Mission Workshop.
Lighter, stronger, made in America and 100% recyclable thanks to Fusion-Fiber. There are no environmentally harmful or brittle epoxy in this carbon- it is a toughened, high-performance composite polymer that makes for a significantly more durable, and lighter wheel. Revel took this technology and made the RW23, their first gravel wheels with a 23mm internal width, 24 or 28 Hole, and available as a wheelset or rims. Head to Revel to read more.
8 Bar Bikes’ newest frame is something you might be interested in. The KRONPRINZ Steel v1 is a disc road bike with 30mm tire clearance, flat mount brakes, internal brake line routing, exchangeable derailleur cable ports for a clean aesthetic when using Di2 or AXS, a custom carbon fork, and thru-axles. Custom steel tubing gives this modern road bike an impressive stance and the minimal branding is easy on the eyes.
The KRONPRINZ Steel v1 can be bought in a number of configurations, including a frameset (599,90€). See more at 8 Bar Bikes.
Aeroe, the New Zealand-based brand most known for their Spider rear-rack that fits on full suspension and rigid bikes alike, with no special braze-ons required, also have a front handlebar harness called the Spider Cradle.
This 479 g (1 lb) harness can support up to 5 kgs (11 lbs) in your favorite 8L to 12L drybag, or you can buy Aeroe’s resilient drybags that have integrated cargo loops for the Spider Cradle’s straps. Check out more information at Aeroe.
Emma Eubanks‘s artwork adorns the latest soft goods collection from All-City Cycles dubbed the Night Claw collection. This capsule collection includes a riding kit (pictured), socks, caps, shirts, and more. Head on over to All-City’s Blog to read all about this collaboration and your local dealer for ordering.