The story of three best friends, roommates, and riding partners with a taste for the finer things. And plenty of dirt on their Ripton jorts…
In Reflections, Pegoretti riders around the world share their stories of life during the past year, their thoughts for the future, and how cycling, community, and creativity help them find moments that matter.
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.
The RAR – Radical Adventure Riders – have launched their podcast with their first episode: “Radical Roots and Responsibilities”:
Listen to the stories behind RAR and RAHOK and meet your co-hosts Rio Oxas and Everett Ó Cillín. This episode highlights voices from past WTF BX summits and speakers as they share their experiences and insights in the light of our present moment.
Featuring interviews with Grace Anderson, Devin Cowens, Alex Villalba, Olivia Williams, Kai Conradi, and Molly Sugar.
Check out more at RAR and grab this episode wherever you listen to podcasts.
Inspired by the recent cruisers being posted here, Grant from Cowichan Cycles sent in his 1941 Schwinn Cruiser build, along with some stellar photos for this week’s Readers’ Rides. Check out more below!
“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.
Two years ago Backshop Bikes introduced one of the first gravel cycling tourism efforts in Trinidad, Colorado. The perception was that gravel had already matured to the point where as a category it would evolve towards a destination model akin to mountain biking. If it worked, then suddenly rural drive-by towns had a chance to leverage gravel bikes towards social prosperity. This is why we created the Explore Las Animas campaign in 2019, which included a website with community and route information. Unfortunately, it came down and I’ve been brainstorming on ways to get one back up since…
Our friend Leo Rodgers landed a spot on national television Monday morning on the CW’s All American Stories series. You can watch this 7-minute mini-documentary short over at the CW Seed for free. If you’ve got spare time this morning, we highly recommend it!
We’re pleased to introduce the Backcountry Bike Challenge by Ride With GPS and our friends Kurt and Kait. Check out the full press release below, particularly if you like a challenge and are looking to ride your bike off-the-beaten path…
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.
Our friends at Giro have sponsored a new collective of athletes and brands that stand united in a common goal to introduce new audiences to cycling. Read the full press-release on this group below!
This project started almost as one of necessity. Bicycle shortages and delays are a matter of fact that don’t care if your daddy owns a bike shop. With the shop’s allocation of kids bikes from our manufacturers barely able to cover a quarter of the demand, I knew I was going to have to get creative. Combine that with the fact that my now 6-year-old twins are still pretty small for their age. They just can’t fit the majority of 20” wheeled bikes that are on the market. At the same time, their small stature and current single speed bikes didn’t stop them from regularly riding 4 or 5 miles a day, often while having to dismount and push up the bigger hills.
Check out this full project at Alpha Bicycle’s blog!
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.
Freitag began making bags in 1993 from used truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes and car seat belts, resulting in beautiful, graphically unique backpacks. Brompton began building folding bike for urban transport and more in 1976. These two brands worked together recently on a backpack that attaches to the Brompton and we think it’s pretty dang slick. See the full drop and all the info at Brompton.
It’s been ten years since videographer Olly Townsend visited Nepal and documented his trip. To commemorate this experience, he returned to his footage shot with rudimentary camera tech and edited it using more modern equipment and technologies. Enjoy!
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