Cycling is all about millimeters. A few too little and things rub, a few too many and things rub. Modern mountain bikes play this game all year long and as shocks improve and frames get shreddier, space is on the rapid decline for things like water bottles. Wolf Tooth’s new B-Rad Shift moves your bottle cage outboard by 9mm and 10º to clear most resi shocks, keeping you hydrated without having to wear a pack on your ride. See more at Wolf Tooth.
We’re inspired by what we see on our rides in Southern California and the Southwest in general! One of the joys of riding in the summer is catching glimpses of a local species of horned lizard, the Blainville’s Horned Lizard – Phrynosoma blainvillii. They’ll be laying all over the trails around 3,000′ in elevation all summer long soaking up the sun’s rays. These little critters inspired our new pins, a long sleeve tee, and bottles. Then for good measure, we re-stocked our Radavist Jackal long sleeve t-shirts. Both shirts are printed with eco-friendly discharge ink this time. After a wash or two, you won’t even feel anything on the printed logos, resulting in the softest feeling shirt you’ll own.
All four of these are in stock now at our webshop:
–Jackal Long Sleeve T-Shirt Classic Script with Discharge Print
–Horned Lizard Long Sleeve T-Shirt Classic Script with Discharge Print
–Horned Lizard Radavist Pin
–Horned Lizard Shred Lightly Bottles
After Shimano licensed Chris King the design for Micro Spline earlier this year, the brand has ramped up production for these new drivers, with pre-orders beginning on January 15th for release on January 31st.
The King Micro Spline driveshell uses a new bearing and axle design making them their lightest ever ISO hubs. Micro Spline conversion kits will fit all ISO B Boost and ISO DH Superboost rear hubs. Available with either made-in-house stainless steel or ceramic bearings.
24h, 28h, 32h
Stainless Steel or Ceramic bearings
ISO DH Superboost
Stainless Steel or Ceramic bearings
Stainless Steel or Ceramic Bearings
148x12mm or 157x12mm
Bryan Hollingsworth from Royal H Bikes has attended every Philly Bike Expo since its inception to display his works of art under the Royal H brand. For the 10th anniversary, he knew he had to make something special, so with that goal in mind he built and displayed this beautiful lugged road bike. Some of the finer details include top-eyes with windows built-in and a very special bottom bracket, that was filed to perfection, but everywhere you look on this bike there’s something special going on.
With a build kit based around Campagnolo Chorus mostly, some nods to the past include the Stronglight Headset, quill stem, Turbo saddle, but Bryan chose to use White Industries hubs for a reliable handbuilt wheelset. Check out more of the images above, and if you got any other questions for Bryan, drop them in the comments.
What a world we’re living in. Just the other day I was talking to a friend about riding in Jorts during the Texas summers and he said the only bad thing is the swamp ass… I wonder if he’s seen these Ripton & Co. “Action Jorts?”
These specialty athletic denim jorts are made in Los Angeles and designed to be extremely flexible, breathable, and durable. They retail for $89 and are in stock now for men and women!
Iozzio Cycles, the brand that made their launch with those skewer lights, just launched a new accessory, for the 420-minded cyclists out there. The Shotgun is a dugout one-hitter, which allows owners in states were marijuana is legal to stash their flower in a compartment and a ceramic pipe in an adjacent compartment. When you want to take a break, simply smash the pipe into the flower and light up. These only come anodized in green but should fit all modern CX, road, and MTB forks with 1-1/8 steerer tubes, cost $89 and are in stock now at Iozzio.
For those looking for some fresh threads from Team Dream this winter, wait no longer for their entire holiday drop is live on their webshop now, featuring jerseys, vests, base layers, tees, hats, caps, and more. Head on over to Team Dream to check it all out!
I know this is a cycling site but over the years, we’ve covered so many events where car camping is a theme and have spent many a weekend in the wilds of the Southwest with MTBs in tow. I get a lot of questions about our setup, so I’m tackling a big part of it with this article. If you don’t like cars and think they have no place on a cycling website, no worries, you don’t have to read this…
For the past few years – since moving to California – I’ve traded the jet-set life for road trips. I used to fly two or three times a month out of Austin, Texas, all over the world. These days, I like to make longer, meandering road trips out of assignments, or events and spend the summer months almost exclusively living out of our truck, sleeping in the Go Fast Camper Roof Top Tent.
Not wanting to limit our traveling experience, we’ve tried a number of sleeping arrangements in the Cruiser, but the Go Fast Camper has really been the best overall. These rooftop tents are the best on the market and while it comes at a hefty pricetag, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Read on below for our in-depth look at these unique campers.
It’s the week of hip pack drops! Outer Shell just announced their new Hip Slinger hip packs, with a unique roll-top and hook design, as well as two zippered outer pockets, adjustable waist strap and a plethora of colors. These are made in the Bay Area and are in stock now for $90 at Outer Shell!
For Ornot’s latest drop, they teamed up with SF’s premier bag manufacturer, Mission Workshop to c0-brand their Axis hip packs in Ornot signature colors. These bags are made using a rugged, weatherproof 500d Nylon exterior and nylon coated interior floating liner, designed to protect gear from morning showers to afternoon thunderstorms.
Hip packs are perfect for gravel rides or races and all-day MTB outings to keep your bike light and snappy, free of jingle-jangle. The Axis features include an internal zippered compartment, a key clip, and a rear mini U-lock holder. It also utilizes an ultra-thin laser cut waist belt that ensures the pack is hardly felt while on the move.
Head to Ornot to see more!
The Rigd Ultraswing, a spare tire carrier, and bicycle rack swingout system, just got a little more versatile as a car camping accessory with a camp table mount. Now when you finish a ride and return to camp, cooking on a camp stove just became easier. With drop gate real estate a top priority, the Rigd Ultraswing camp table gets the stove off of your drop gate, freeing it up for food prep and snacking.
Rigd offers a Front Runner table (pictured) or a Rago Fab table, offering up two solid options for your next MTB trip or gravel race weekend. Head on over to Rigd to see more.
For those waiting on its release, Chris King has stocked the first run of its small batch bourbon components. This includes hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets. All in stock now and ready to ship. Head to Chris King now for ordering!
30 years of making dang fine parts in Chico, California is something worth celebrating! Paul Component is celebrating three decades of millin’ metal with this run of limited edition box sets. Included in the hand-numbered kit are 2 Short-Pull I.S. Klamper Brakes, 1 Pair of Short-Pull Brake Levers, 1 Quick Release Seat Collar, and 1 Bottle Opener.
Each part is finished in a beautiful, alternating Pewter n Purple anodizing, with “30” engraved. Each kit comes packaged in a CNC machined and individually numbered wooden box (1/30-30/30). Only 30 of these were made and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
This kit looks amazing and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for PAUL and crew!
Head to Paul Component Engineering to pick up a set for you or someone you really want to stoke out.
Sometimes you don’t want to carry a whole pack when you go for a ride. Sometimes your favorite mountain bike barely has room for a single water bottle. Sometimes a product comes out that you never knew you needed until you see it. The Nexus is High Above’s most minimal pack, designed around a robust waist belt and a pouch with a Fidlock magnetic closure. There’s even one of those nifty Fidlock bottles incorporated in the design. See more on the Nexus at High Above.
We’ve just stocked our first drop this Fall over in the webshop, including three wool sock Jackal designs, a Yucca wool sock, a Woolie sock, Nalgene bottles, a new Shred Lightly patch, Dynaplug Racers in olive drab and desert tan. We’re really stoked on this entire drop, which was designed by Cari Carmean.
We had a stock hiccup but everything is in stock now!
Head on over to the Radavist webshop to order!
Starting today, cyclists can trade in their old carbon wheels for a credit towards the purchase of a new ENVE wheelset. Non-ENVE carbon wheel trade in’s will receive a $600 credit, while old ENVE carbon trade in’s receive a $900 credit.
The process is as follows:
-Customers interested in trading in their old carbon wheels will fill out the required fields on the landing page. There will be navigation to this page from ENVE’s homepage tomorrow morning.
-Once completed, ENVE will provide the customer with a unique coupon code towards the purchase of their new wheelset
-At the time of purchase, an authorization for the trade-in credit will be placed on the customer’s credit card at checkout. These funds will be released back to the customer when their trade-in wheels are received by ENVE
See more at ENVE
About a year ago, Paul Component Engineering launched their nifty dropper post remote for MTB bars but what about droppers on drop bar bikes? Well, on Friday they announced a 31.8 clamp dropper remote, which nests nicely on your stem clamp area. These dropper remotes are made in Chico, California and are in stock now at Paul!
Camp and Go Slow have quite the drop for us on this Friday afternoon, including bags by Swift Industries, their own “rattlesnake” bar tape, bandanas, and more. Head on over to their web shop right now to scoop up some product. Loving the new logo, team!