Zen Bike Build and First Ride on the Ritchey Annapurna | Vintage MTB Restoration Series

For the final video in the Vintage MTB Restoration Series, John takes his time on the final build, savoring all the details, and then takes the 1984 Ritchey Annapurna on a sunset ride in his neighborhood trails. Enjoy!

Thanks again to the Bicycle Collective in St. George, Utah, for sending this bike in!

… and a big thank you to EARTH for allowing creators to use their music!

Music: Earth “Omens and Portents1- The Driver”

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Vintage MTB Restoration Series: Episode 01

For the latest Beautiful Builds video, John introduces his newest project: a 1984 Ritchey Annapurna he got from Bicycle Collective in St. George, Utah. Over a few episodes, he’ll explain what it takes to make these old “barn find” bikes road-worthy again.

From replacing split cable housing and cables to protecting the paint, repacking bearings, and rust-proofing, this episodic Beautiful Builds showcases the work that goes into vintage MTB restoration.

Music: Fellwinter – “The Dawn of Winter” LP

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VIDEO: Oddity Cycles Pinky 29er Snow Day | Beautiful Builds

Burnsey at Oddity Cycles has built some stunning mountain bikes over the years, so when John took note of an Oddity hardtail frame for sale on our Rad Bazaar community marketplace, he had to buy it. It’s big. It’s pink!

Expect a deeper review and full gallery to come once the trails dry out, but for now, enjoy some snow slippin’ and slidin’ riding in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Santa Fe!

Video: Kyle Klain
Music: Arbor “Return to Forest”


Beautiful Builds: John’s Starling Murmur 29er

When you think of steel full suspension bikes, you probably think of all the kooky and weird designs that came out in the late 90s that were awkward… to say the least. Yet there is a new wave of modern steel full suspension mountain bikes gaining hold, including the Starling Murmur. In the latest Beautiful Builds video, John showcases his personal Murmur, why he likes it, and what made him want a steel full suspension…



Beautiful Builds: Retrotec Funduro

Beautiful Builds. Like Beautiful Bicycles but in video! For our first video in this series, John goes over his Retrotec Funduro with videographer Justin Balog in beautiful Santa Fe, NM. Check the video out above and be sure to like and subscribe to The Radavist’s YouTube, where we’ll be hosting our videos from here on out…

Many thanks to the Fat Tire Society for maintaining these wonderful trails and to our creative director Cari Carmean for the kick-ass Beautiful Builds type treatment!

Music: Electric Wizard “Dunwich”