RideWrap, makers of adhesive protective film, just announced their new kits for gravel bikes. Protect your favorite bike from rock chips, bag strap wear, and other scratches from daily use with their nifty kits. See more at RideWrap.
You might recall a few years back, WTB had an extensive MTB and gravel wheel lineup. Well, after a few years hiatus, it’s back, a bit more dialed, with a bit more options. The Proterra wheel lineup is hand-built in California and has something for just about anyone’s needs. On the 29er and 27.5 MTB side, the light option is a 27mm wide rim with alloy nipples, while the tough is 30mm with brass nipples. Both wheels use 3-cross spoke lacing. Meanwhile, the gravel options come down to a 700 or 27.5 Proterra light in a 700 x 23mm rim or a 650 x 25mm rim. You’ll most likely be seeing these wheels in an OE application, rolling out under familiar bike models from big brands but should you be on the hunt for a $295 wheel, they do look like a great option. See more at WTB.
Czech framebuilding duo Michael Mourecek and Ondrej Novotny, also known as Festka, released a list of their most popular bicycles of 2020 this week and we have to share it. Honestly, we can’t help ourselves. Some of these designs are mind-blowingly beautiful… read on below.
With all the touring and gravel talk over here, you might think that road bikes might be dead. Well, that’s not the case. Or at least that’s not what Moots is saying with their latest release. With the Womble breaking the mold of what a hardtail “XC” bike can be, Moots set their sights on doing the same with their Vamoots RCS (RCS= Routt County Special) high-volume, disc road bike.
The Vamoots RCS features:
-next generation 3D printed dropouts
-2x road drive train compatible
-NEW fastback seat stays
-NEW model-specific fork
-NEW camo anodizing finish: “Hunter”
See more photos below and all the info at Moots.
We’re VERY excited about these and have been using one for a few months now. They’re like our own branded Racer kits but come with newly-designed, Twin-Tube double-sided insert modules, allowing you to carry twice the plugs in roughly the same size carrier as the standard Racer. These are in stock now at Dynaplug for $54.99 and we’ve got some obsidian black Racer Pros on the way to our webshop!
Search and State’s popular S2R road jerseys have quite the fan club and it’s easy to see why. These jerseys are durable, are made from a technical mid-weight synthetic base fabric, feature an innovative 5 pocket design, a slimming athletic cut, a Riri zipper, inside neck tape, rear locker loop, silicone waist gripper, and a sharp trim package. The list goes on and on. If you’re looking for some added bling, Search and State hand-screened these limited edition gold logo jerseys with custom mixed gold metallic ink. These made in NYC jerseys are in stock now and shipping today from Search and State.
In 1996, Christian Bagg suffered a spinal cord injury and he thought he’d never ride again. For years, he worked on developing an adaptive mountain bike. On Dec 3rd 2020, Christian Bagg and his buddy Chris Brown head out on 2 Bowhead Reach Adaptive Mountain Bike to do a S240 trip, something never before possible for a rider with a spinal cord injury!
To commemorate Jan’s new book “The All-Road Bike Revolution“, Path Less Pedaled went live with him yesterday to discuss all things all-road. Don’t miss this one!
Bombtrack’s latest video showcases a father’s relationship with his daughter via bicycle touring.
This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Katherine in Colorado with her do-it-all Orbea hardtail. Check out more details and the history of this unique submission below…
Our friends at WTFBX have another poster for sale, showcasing the history of WTF bike riders in history. Tessa Hull’s illustrated timeline is a 150-year story of the bicycle as a tool for social activism.
Using a combination of historical information and hand-drawn illustrations, Tessa Hulls dives into the feminist history of cycling and shines a light on a cohort of adventurers who took to their bikes to knock down gender barriers. Tessa’s article and illustrated timeline are featured in the first issue of the Get Rad Be Radical publication which is also available on our store.
Proceeds will directly support the operating costs for WTFBX programs.
Shipping: United States only
Size: 11 x 17”
Material: 100# paper
Printed by: Paperjam Press
Printed in: Portland OR
Illustrated by: Tessa Hulls
Head to WTFBX to order!
Everyone’s favorite pony from All-City just got a lot better. The ride quality of titanium is second to none. It’ll outlive carbon and won’t rust out like steel, plus it magically smooths out bumpy roads. Perfect for a bike like the Cosmic Stallion! This beautiful ti tubing is a new thing for All-City so they had to develop their own tubing, dubbed Oberon Titanium Tubing.
This frame also comes with the All-City Signature Details you’ve come to love with custom dropouts, reinforced bottle bosses, custom-designed Shot Collar. All-City paired this titanium chassis with a Columbus Futura Cross carbon fork, which comes with Di2 routing. The frame also has a rear rack and fender mounts.
To stick with the versatility of the steel Cosmic Stallion, All-City equipped the ti pony to fit either a 700x45mm or 650bx42mm (both with or without fenders).
Offered as a frameset only; $3,199 MSRP. Head over to All-City to see more and your local dealer for ordering.
HED Cycling’s Emporia gravel wheels just got a classic makeover. These wheels come chromed-out, weigh 1,535g for the wheelset and features the same 25mm internal width as the Emporia GA Pro. The wheelset is only being produced in a limited quantity and will be available starting this today, so if you’re building up an all-silver groupset bike and have been looking for the perfect wheels, head on over to HED to see the juicy detials.
Jones Bikes’ beloved H bars have really filled a niche in the bicycle touring community. You’ll see these bars all over the world, on all sorts of bikes. Recently, Jones updated the H Bar line to include a 35mm clamp model. This new bar has the same 45º sweep as the other Jones bars, comes in a 710mm width, and a 22.2mm standard grip area various accessories. If you’re worried about space to mount accessories, worry not, the entire front loop is 22.2mm diameter.
See the entire spec sheet at Jones.
To make a sub $3,000 Ripley, Ibis moved to an aluminum chassis, with a few geometry tweaks to make for a short-travel trail bike. Check out their launch video for the new Ripley AF featuring Pat Smage and some glorious Utah singletrack.
-130mm front travel⠀
-120mm dw-link rear travel⠀
-2.6” tire clearance⠀
-Aluminum front and rear triangle⠀
-Available in four sizes S-XL, fits riders between 5’ and 6’6⠀
-Frame weight of 7.45 w/ shock⠀
-Complete builds starting at 30.5 lbs / 13.04 KG⠀
To compliment today’s Reportage from Sami, here’s the full-length video project, “Finding Myself.”
We’ve all heard John wax poetic about the ride quality of his Starling Murmur. For people who prefer steel to carbon, there are more and more full-suspension designs coming out. These bikes offer the smooth ride of steel over the chattery ride of overly-engineered carbon frames. Myth Cycles announced they’ve opened the pre-order for their slick Zodiac 150/140 29er frames…