Say what you will about social media and its adverse effects on society but we’ve been served some stunning bikes through our Instagram Explore page over the years and as a result have connected with some genuinely amazing individuals. So maybe it’s not all that bad? Today’s Readers’ Ride is case in point: Andrew‘s Crust Bikes Florida Man looks like something we’d document in our Philly Bike Expo Reportage. Andrew went to town with this one and boy oh boy is it a looker! Without further adieu…
1980s road bikes make for pretty alright gravel bikes, as evidenced by Tom’s Lotus Odyssey, the bike he shared with us for Readers’ Rides today! Let’s check out what Tom did to make this bike more capable below…
While many of the Readers’ Rides we feature here are well-loved machines that exude character from miles of usage and years of iterations, we also receive reader submissions featuring fresh builds. Today, we’re taking a look at one of these from Michael in southern California who recently commissioned a hardtail from Bender Bicycle Co and had it built up by the team at Velo Hangar in Carlsbad. They even had the build process and completed bike documented by talented local photographer/director Embry Rucker. Let’s check it out below!
The Singular Cycles lineup was way ahead of the bike industry’s gravel craze. The UK-based company started making bikes with clearances for big tires, disc brakes, and off-road geometry before many brands, and the best part is it continues to push the envelope today. Singular’s forward thinking practices has brought it recognition world wide, which is how Robbyansyah found out about them in Indonesia, where he built up this Peregrine Mk III and has shared it with us today!
One of our favorite things about our Readers’ Rides segment is when we feature builds from our European readership. This week, we’re featuring Kach from Georgia and his Author Ronin, which he’s changed over the years. What you see here has been the result of a five-year journey…
Cycling has a way of sneaking up on people. A lot of folks begin their love affair with bikes through commuting, which turns to road riding, gravel, and beyond. One such person is Kamil, from Finland, who found bikes through this utilitarian path but is now using his Pelago Stavanger as a veritable all-rounder…
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!