It ain’t news that older 26″ MTBs make for great commuters and Matt is the latest to submit a tasty conversion to our Readers’ Rides email. Let’s check out his USA-made Nishiki Backroads commuter conversion below!
It’s no secret that the Bridgestone line still elicits a lot of buzz today—case in point is Danny’s Mixte 400 that he submitted for this week’s Readers’ Rides. Danny supplied a lovely array of photos and a full parts list breakdown so let’s get to it!
We love receiving Readers’ Rides submissions by framebuilders. There’s something about featuring the work of someone who built the bike that’s extra special. Today we have the latest bike to leave the Cycles Khelys shop, a Carapace touring bike built for a customer. Let’s see more below!
Fatbikes aren’t going anywhere. Well, that’s not true. Fatbikes go everywhere in the winter months in cold and snowy places. This week’s Readers’ Rides features Peter’s REEB Donkadonk, with a lengthy write-up by Peter, so let’s get to it!
We first began featuring Reader’s Rides back in 2011; since then these part-review, part-vignette reader submissions have become a beloved weekly fixture here on The Radavist. This year’s Top Ten Readers’ Rides feature both brand new builds and older frames full of stories that have been given new life. As always they are 100% audience-submitted and the builds highlighted here were chosen based on web traffic and engagement. We love receiving submissions each week so if you have been on the fence about submitting your ride, perhaps this list will motivate you to break out the camera and show off your rig. Read on for some choice submissions from 2022…
When it comes to the paint jobs of 1980s Ritchey frames, it’s hard to beat a Commando. These bikes were painted by Rick at D&D and remain one of the most iconic bikes of the mid-late 1980s. Ron sent in his 1986 Commando with photos by Mike Blanchard of RUST Magazine, so let’s check it out below!
This week’s Readers’ Rides breaks the mold a bit. Thad’s submission speaks to a bigger picture; a bike’s longevity and its ability to adapt to life’s changes. Read all about it below!
The Specialized AWOL was ahead of the curve. It was part of the Specialized Adventure brand and intended for long, off-road bike tours. We’ve got a soft spot for this bike made of steel, so when Ben shared his, we had to post it immeditately. Let’s get to it!
The MB line from Bridgestone produced some of the most timeless bikes, still in use today. Whether as a basket bike or a drop bar tourer, such as Joel’s. Let’s look at how Joel built this beautiful classic up below!
From time to time, we receive Readers’ Rides submissions from people who build their bikes. Whether they’re framebuilders just starting out or people who build for fun in their workshop, it’s always a pleasure to receive such submissions. Today’s entry comes from Mads, who built his new 29er called the Plummet. Let’s check it out below!
We LOVE Rivendell. Always have. Always will. And plenty of y’all feel the same. Take Luke, for instance, who just finished a 62cm Rivendell Atlantis build and was kind enough to send in a wonderfully-documented Readers’ Rides for us to enjoy!
These days, we’re getting so many re-purposed 80s and 90s rigid 26″ MTBs, built up in the spirit of klunkers, complete with moto bars and all! We’re all stoked to highlight such cool builds for our Readers’ Rides, so let’s check out Lewis from New Zealand’s Diamondback Sorrento below…
Cross Checks are undoubtedly the most ubiquitous of the Surly models, yet no two are built the same. A case in point is Tim, who submitted one he’s owned for 15 years, and boy does it have some lovely beausage! Let’s check it out below!
Basket bikes are our Achilles, and today, for our Readers’ Rides, we bring you Takahiro’s Panasonic singlespeed. If you’re into clean, minimal builds and photos, this one’s for you!
Do you remember Drew Devereux’s Readers’ Rides from 2020? If you do recall, then you remember that he made a folding all-road bike in his home shop. Well, Drew is back with another folder! Let’s see his latest below!
Our Readers’ Rides showcases builds from the readership. Sometimes they’re succinct and to the point and other times, we get wonderfully penned novellas, waxing poetic about their beloved bikes. These submissions are part product review and part passionate penning. This week is one of those submissions. Eric’s Rivendell Appaloosa was featured in Wednesday’s Radar Roundup, albeit in video form, so let’s check it out in words and photos below!