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Kitsbow’s All-Mountain Jersey for Women

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Kitsbow’s All-Mountain Jersey for Women

Kitsbow has developed a comfortable, all-day, all-mountain jersey specifically for women. These jerseys combine style and comfort with technical fabric, tailored design, and functional details. With its henley-inspired design, the All-Mountain jersey looks great on and off the bike. These are made in Canada and come in four colors. See more at Kitsbow.

Features:
-A blend 48% Nylon, 46% Merino Wool, and 6% Spandex
-Merino Wool sits next to skin for a comfortable feel, temperature regulation, and wick
-Just the right amount of stretch for comfort and the ability to move with the body on the bike
-2 cycling pockets set on the back of the jersey
-Side secure zipper stow-away pocket
-Microfiber cloth for sunglass cleaning attached inside the bottom hem of the garment
-Gripper waistband at sides and back hem
-Tech-snap front closure
-3/4 length sleeve with loop tab closure (unbutton to roll-up sleeves)
-Easily accessible microfiber cloth for sunglass cleaning
-Conveniently placed side secure zipper stow-away pocket for electronics and personal items

Justin’s Kermode Cycles Drop Bar Dirt Tourer

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Justin’s Kermode Cycles Drop Bar Dirt Tourer

We have such amazing bikes this week here on the Radavist. The thing I’ve really enjoyed about this website over the years is running into unique humans with bikes that share the same character. Justin rolled this Kermode Cycles through the door at Golden Saddle Cyclery literally the same week that you, the readership, requested more bikes with beausage and fewer show bikes.

I really felt like as a community, we put out the energy and thoughtfulness into documenting more everyday bikes with character and it made me think about New Thought philosophy. In short, this line of thought falls in with the Law of Attraction, which is the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s life. Well, you wanted well-used, patina machines and it’s like the cycleverse was listening because this bike has plenty of patina to go around!

The World’s Fastest Human is Naked (Bicycles)

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The World’s Fastest Human is Naked (Bicycles)

Over the years Stephanie and I have visited some out-of-the-way frame builders, but Sam Whittingham’s Naked Bicycles is one of the more out-there. Pedaling our camping bikes on the ups and downs of Quadra Island, an eclectic community of 2,700 people off northern Vancouver Island, we’re reminded that this is a two-speed kind of place – where the only gears you need are your easiest and your hardest.

The road narrows and the hills become even steeper, and we eventually come upon a gate, with a kind note asking us to close it after entering, for there are horses inside. We put Denver on his leash and grind the final few hundred metres to Sam’s shop, a quirky metal-roofed building with lots of windows, reflecting the even-more-whimsical shape of his house on the other side of the driveway.

If people make the effort to get here, Sam makes them feel at home. He arrives on the porch with a smile, and invites us in to his frame building shop in the woods.

The Porcelain Rocket Mr Fusion Has Been Revised

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The Porcelain Rocket Mr Fusion Has Been Revised

For fans of the Porcelain Rocket Mr Fusion, you’ll notice some key updates to this stable saddle pack platform. The support bar is now curved to match the line of the pack. Now, Mr. Fusion comes in a 12 or a 15 size. Mr. Fusion 12 is the same size as the old Mr. Fusion.  The included drybag has a capacity of 8-12L.  Mr. Fusion 15 is the new Mr. Fusion XL.  The included drybag has a capacity of 10-15L.  See Porcelain Rocket for clearance requirements. These are in stock now, although the XL is momentarily sold out… Head to Porcelain Rocket for more!

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Could You Survive a Grizzly Attack?

Colin Dowler was mountain biking in a remote region of the British Columbia coast when a grizzly bear attacked him. He survived by fighting back with a pocket knife. Watch him tell this harrowing tale from a hospital bed where he is recovering from his wounds.

Porcelain Rocket: OliveIt Nigel Handlebar Bag

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Porcelain Rocket: OliveIt Nigel Handlebar Bag

Porcelain Rocket has taken their Nigel handlebar bag and olivized it. Olivactivated? OD from OD? Whatever you call the process of making a solid product a little more fashionable by making it out of olive drab, that’s what they did and they call it OliveIt. These handlebar bags are amazing. They’re weatherproof, easy to swap from bike to bike, and make access while riding simple! These are in stock now at Porcelain rocket for $150 CAD. See some more specs below.

Hunter Cycles Updates their Fanny Packs with a Bungee Cargo Strap

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Hunter Cycles Updates their Fanny Packs with a Bungee Cargo Strap

The Hunter Cycles hip pack is one of the best packs out right now and it just got better with a new, updated design. Now you can carry your rain jacket, knee pads, or even a burrito on the top of the pack thanks to this simple, functional addition.

These packs are made by Porcelain Rocket in Canada and are in stock now in Bonny Doon, California at the Hunter Cycles HQ.

Did you catch our Hunter Cycles shop visit? Be sure to do so!

Porcelain Rocket Redesigns the Nigel Handlebar Bag

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Porcelain Rocket Redesigns the Nigel Handlebar Bag

Porcelain Rocket has redesigned the Nigel Handlebar Bag. This redesign aims to distill the design elements that made the original Nigel unique and practical, into a much simpler, sleeker package. The new Nigel is smaller, which will allow for use on a larger variety of bikes. However, at 4.5L, it is still larger than typical burrito-style bar bags. Its wide opening and one-handed bungee closure make for extremely easy access on the bike.

The whole thing has been made much sturdier, with Voilé Nano Straps main straps, a semi-rigid back plate, and a removable EVA foam “bed liner” in the base. Also included are die-cut foam spacers, so that people can space the bag out for clearance for their hands on the tops, or for cables/hoses.

By paring down the design Porcelain Rocket is now able to sell the Nigel for $150CAD / US$115. They’re in stock now at Porcelain Rocket.

Porcelain Rocket: New Microwave Panniers

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Porcelain Rocket: New Microwave Panniers

Panniers can be an interesting pickle for bag designers. With so many racks out on the market, being flexible in terms of mounting is of the utmost importance. With their new Microwave Panniers, they have solved that problem, creating a cradle pannier which holds onto individual dry bags. The system itself is secure, adaptable, modular, and practical, as all panniers should be. Check out their mounting instructions, and rack fitment for answers to your questions before heading to Porcelain Rocket to check them out!

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Outskirts II: The Big Land

In part two of the Outskirts series, four riders travel to Canada’s northeastern province of Labrador to traverse the Trans-Labrador Highway, one of the most remote and isolated highways in the world.

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Landyachtz’s Reform Saddle

A carbon and leather saddle, made in Canada, with revolutionary construction techniques, available in various widths and comes in both brown or black? Sign me up! See more information on the new Reform Saddle at their website.

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Biketown

I love seeing videos like this!

“Biketown is a celebration of cycling in Victoria, BC. A parody of Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Biketown features the people and places that make Victoria the cycling capital of Canada.”

Read more at CBC.

Bikepacking British Columbia’s Chilcotin Range – Gabe Tiller

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Bikepacking British Columbia’s Chilcotin Range – Gabe Tiller

Bikepacking British Columbia’s Chilcotin Range
Photos and words by Gabe Tiller

I merely whetted my appetite for the Chilcotins last year. It was a fun, albeit short trip. It was challenging in its own right, but really gave me an appreciation for Canada’s mountain ranges and how, errrr, ‘fun’ it is to drag your mountain bike through them. Regardless, in recent years the Chilcotins have become quite popular. They’re one of the few Provincial Parks to allow mountain biking and one of the few places to ride alpine terrain.

I mean: push your bike through alpine terrain. Scott from Porcelain Rocket once told me “The Chilcotins are a perfect place for a singlespeed. You’re either pushing your bike, or grabbing handfuls of brake lever. There’s very little pedaling to be had.” And he’s right. Regardless, the payoff is worth it. Once you push your bike—or more frequently the case—lift and hoist and scramble your bike to the top of a pass you’re rewarded with hordes of giant vicious biting horse flies.

Porcelain Rocket’s Mr Fusion V2

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Porcelain Rocket’s Mr Fusion V2

Here I was thinking the Mr Fusion was as good as it gets. Like all great minds, Scott at Porcelain Rocket wasn’t satisfied with V1, wanting to make he and Rick Hunter’s collaboration project even better.

Mr. Fusion V2 is the evolution of the Porcelain Rocket bag system. It uses the same support rack design, is 100% waterproof, and with the snap of one buckle, it’s insanely easy to load or unload. The included RF-welded Porcelain Rocket drybag has a 5–13L capacity, just roll it as your crap seems fit.