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ENVE’s New Foundation Wheels are a Second-Tier $1,600 Made in the USA Wheelset with External Nipples

ENVE will always have their high-end wheelsets but to make the brand more accessible, they developed the all-new Foundation Wheels. These are their second-tier pricepoint products, made to the same standards as all their wheels, but with a few key differences. Think of them like the Force, or the Ultegra, when compared to Red or Dura-Ace on the road side and the XO1, or XT, to the XX1 and XTR on the mountain side.

These are still made in the USA, but feature external nipples, plus a pinch-flat resistant lip, and are backed by the same lifetime warranty as their standard wheels. On the mountain bike side, there are the new AM30 wheels (all-mountain), and on the road/gravel side, the 45 & 65 wheels.

These wheels have molded spoke holes, where the carbon weave is not penetrated, offering continuity in the structure, versus drilling, which ultimately weakens the material. During our discussions, we worked out launching these wheels on three framebuilder bikes, starting with a Falconer. Over the next few days, we’ll look at two more US-made bikes showcasing the new AM30, 45 and 65 wheels… For now, check out more information at ENVE and see the road launch video below!

Our Web Store is Back Online

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Our Web Store is Back Online

We’ve officially relocated to Santa Fe, after living in Los Angeles for five years, so as you might imagine, it took a while to unload and unpack. Our new office fell through due to Covid 19, so for the time being, we’re operating out of our home, trying to cram it all into our house. Right now, it’s just Cari and I holding everything down, but we finally got the webshop product unloaded and organized so we opened its virtual doors late last night.

If you have emailed us in the past 20 days, or somehow purchased something before we closed it up, we’re sorry about the delay in response. As you might imagine, our hands were full, having to expedite our relocation three weeks earlier than anticipated. We’re packing orders and answering emails ASAP. There is also a bit of bad news, our Spring apparel launch is delayed, with shirts, socks, jerseys, and other products sitting in Covid 19 limbo. We’re not sure when we’ll be able to add new stock. We do however have two products we’ll add to the shop this week, so stay tuned.

To help us sell through stock, there’s an extension sale on all apparel. Use code “ClearOut” at checkout to get 65% off all apparel. This sale will help us keep our contributors getting paid for their contributions during these trying times. If you don’t have money, no worries! Your presence here on the site and in the comments section keeps the stoke alive.

As always, we cannot thank you enough for all of your support over the years. Thank you!

– John and Cari

Industry Nine’s New MTB Wheels Have a Thicker Bead Wall For Fewer Pinch Flats

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Industry Nine’s New MTB Wheels Have a Thicker Bead Wall For Fewer Pinch Flats

It doesn’t matter if you want Enduro or XC wheels, Industry Nine’s newly designed MTB wheel catalog has the right wheelset for your staple bike. Each of these newly-engineered and re-designed carbon rims come paired with the new 6-pawl Hydra hub, direct thread straight-pull spokes, and a lifetime warranty. Customize your own design, like Spencer did for his Orbea Loki, or go with jet black at Industry Nine’s ano lab or through your local dealer.

Endo Customs: Quarantine Collection

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Endo Customs: Quarantine Collection

Endo Customs, the makers of our very own jerseys, has released a “Quarantine Vibes” pack featuring a very real message, “Six Feet Please.” While their face mask three-pack has sold out, the neck gaiters, road and mountain jerseys are still for sale (jerseys ship in 3-4 weeks). Head on over to Endo to check them out.

Get a Deal on US Made Titanium: All No.22 Bicycle Models on Sale.

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Get a Deal on US Made Titanium: All No.22 Bicycle Models on Sale.

Just announced on Friday, No22 is now offering all of their models at a discount. Expect percentages like 22% off, 60% down.

Here’s the word from No22:

COVID-19 has affected all of our lives. For us at No. 22 this unprecedented time has lead to a hard hitting, state-ordered “pause” at our Johnstown, NY factory. While our machines sit idle and our talented and dedicated team waits on the sidelines, now is the time that we could truly use your support.

To earn that support, we’re offering the only discount we’ve run in more than seven years.

Take 22% off any No. 22 frameset or complete build, including 22% off finishes and custom geometry (accessories excluded). Then only pay 60% up front, and the remainder in eight weeks.
Please note that given the current closure of our factory, we can’t currently commit to our normal 12-week lead time.

Our sales team is still running full tilt so email us at sales@22bicycles.com or contact your local dealer so that we can set up your order and help with any questions.

Here’s to better days ahead.

Head to No22 to browse their models. If you’d like to support them in other ways, they have a shirt pre-order live too!

Mission Workshop’s Digital Warehouse Sale Means Big Savings

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Mission Workshop’s Digital Warehouse Sale Means Big Savings

Save big with Mission Workshop’s digital warehouse sale going on right now. This includes their bombproof apparel, bags, and accessories. Typically these deals are only available in person at their physical location but with the pandemic, they’ve shifted to a digital format. Head on over to Mission Workshop to see what kind of deals they’re listing.

Please note, all sales are final!

Search and State: Covid 19 Discount and Donation Strategy

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Search and State: Covid 19 Discount and Donation Strategy

In this troubling time, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. One such company is Search and State, makers of made in the USA apparel. In an effort to keep their employees paid, keep people motivated to exercise and stay healthy, continue to make donations to those who can help on a larger scale, and do the best they can to keep moving forward, starting today SAS is offering up their existing inventory at a 20% discount, and for the next 2 weeks, they will donate 15% of all sales to the World Health Organization. Please use code “20/15” at checkout.

Note: All of SAS’ existing inventory is currently housed outside of New York City and they are following CDC and State and Federal regulations and guidelines for safe business operations at this time.

Search and State: S2-R Colorblock Jersey

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Search and State: S2-R Colorblock Jersey

Search and State’s performance road jersey, the S2-R is back this year with a new colorway and its signature details. All S2R’s feature Coldblack technology on the fabric surface which is SPF 30+ and also acts to block up to 90% of the sun’s rays and reduce fabric surface temps by up to 9 degrees. These jerseys feature a five-pocket design (3 in the rear and 2 side-seam stash pockets) a full length locking Riri zipper, exterior locker loop, and premium silicone waist elastic. They’re made in NYC, offer 30-day no questions asked returns and in stock now at Search and State.

OURY’s V2 is their First Ever Single-Clamp Grip

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OURY’s V2 is their First Ever Single-Clamp Grip

OURY’s signature grips are now available in a single-sided lock version. Their classic design hasn’t changed much over the years and with good reason. Their anti-vibration, large pad design offers comfort and reliability for just about any user. These new grips lock onto your bars with 3 mm SCM-440 CRMO steel bolts and ODI lock jaw rings. As with their standard grips, the V2 is made in the U.S.A.

Features:
-5 1/3″ long measuring front clamp to end of grip (135 mm)
-7/8″ I.D. (22.25 mm)
-1 1/3″ O.D. (33 mm)
-4.3 ounces (122 grams)

Retail is $35 for a pair of grips. See more at Oury.

Robert Axle Project Owners Acquires Old Man Mountain Racks

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Robert Axle Project Owners Acquires Old Man Mountain Racks

The owners of Robert Axle Project have purchased made in the USA rack manufacturer, Old Man Mountain racks, yet the two companies will continue to operate separately from each other. The goal of this acquisition is to provide the highest quality products for cyclists who enjoy riding and touring on their bicycles. Old Man Mountain and Robert Axle Project have worked hand in hand before, by offering racks for full-suspension mountain bikes, relying on custom axles and rack support brackets under their Sherpa line. Read the full press-release below.

Industry 9’s New Carbon Mountain Lineup is 100% Made in North America

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Industry 9’s New Carbon Mountain Lineup is 100% Made in North America

From NC to BC, cutting edge carbon technology meets the groundbreaking Industry Nine Hydra hub and aluminum spoke chassis. Introducing the largest i9 carbon mountain wheel offering to date, available now.  The collection includes the Ultralite 280, Trail 280, Enduro 315, Grade 315 and Enduro 355. The new carbon rims are built on a partnership with Canadian carbon manufacturer, We Are One Composites and are hand laid in Kamloops, BC. 

With a complete lineup of ten new carbon mountain bike wheelsets, the new collection provides high-performance options across all disciplines of riding, from XC to Downhill. We Are One represents an ideal partner thanks to their unrivaled quality and reputation in carbon manufacturing as well as logistical advantages from manufacturing in North America. The collaboration allows for quicker and more efficient delivery, a shorter prototyping phase, increased ordering flexibility, and avoids tariff uncertainty surrounding manufacturing abroad. 

Riders have the full assortment of 11 anodized color options as well as fitment options for all modern mountain bike specs. The wheels will be offered in either 24 or 32 spoke counts depending on the application of the wheel. Every wheelset is backed by a Lifetime Warranty.  The new era of Industry Nine carbon mountain wheels starts at $2,250 and is available now. For more information visit www.industrynine.com.

North Street Bags: Bikepacking Micro Panniers

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North Street Bags: Bikepacking Micro Panniers

Commute, or commune with nature on your bike with North Street Bags’ new VX Micro Panniers. These X-PAC sailcloth panniers barely tip the scales at 13.5 oz and are built to last in Portland, Oregon. The Micro Panniers are made from a single layer of waterproof X-PAC sailcloth, feature an external zipper pocket and shoulder strap attachment points. These are another great option for lightweight commuting or minimalist bikepacking. See the entire bikepacking lineup at North St Bags!

Features & Specs:
-Handmade, built to last
-13.5 oz
-14L / 855 cubic inches (rolltop open) or 10L / 585 cubic inches (rolltop down)
-18″ tall x 9″ wide x 5″ deep
-Single layer waterproof X21 X-Pac sailcloth
-Retail: $99 per pannier

Swift Industries releases its 2020 Collection with the transformed Zeitgeist on center-stage.

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Swift Industries releases its 2020 Collection with the transformed Zeitgeist on center-stage.

We at the Radavist are very excited to have our hands on two of these redesigned bags so stay tuned for a full-fledged review in the coming months!

Swift Industries® unveils its 2020 product-line with the Zeitgeist Saddle and Handlebar Bag in the limelight. The improvements to the Zeitgeist mark an inspiring step for the cult brand’s design trajectory as the female-led team went full steam ahead to elevate Swift Industries’ top-selling bag from an already notorious saddle bag to moonlight as an equally hailed handlebar bag.

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Revel Bikes’ Fusion-Fiber Recyclable Wheels!

CSS Composites has been working on new recyclable carbon technology dubbed Fusion-Fiber for some time now and have partnered with Revel Bikes to produce their new US-made wheels! What differentiates these wheels from other offerings is that the material is 100% recyclable. Not 1%, not 10%, 100%! This is huge when you consider how much carbon material is thrown away!

This technology inspired Revel to produce their first-ever rim, the RW30.

Revel has rims and wheels available now in 27.5 and 29”. The RW30 is an enduro/trail-rated rim. The 27.5 rim weighs 440 grams and the 29er weighs 470 grams. Of course, Revel worked with their good friends at Industry Nine, and all complete Revel wheels will be built with their hubs. Wheels are available with 1/1 or Hydra hubs and Sapim D-light spokes.

Rims retail for $700 each, 1/1 complete wheels are $1975 and Hydra complete wheels are $2200.

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HED Cycling: Eroica Carbon Gravel Bike Wheels

The newest product from HED Cycling is their Eroica gravel wheels. Weighing only 1340 grams for the pair, these wheels feature HED’s signature Dual-Axis Nipple Alignment, allowing for equal load distribution in any terrain.

Eroica Carbon Gravel Bike Wheels Specs:
Wheel Weight: front 625 grams rear 729 grams
Wheel Size: 700C
Hub: front CL Flanged, 12x100mm, rear CL Flanged, 12x142mm
Spokes: Sapim Laser
Spoke Length: front 284mm, rear 280/284mm
Spoke Cross: 2x
MSRP: starting at $1,100