If you love your Radavist edition AARN Narrow Wide Dirt Chainring and want one for your MTB, then check out AARN’s latest stock drop which includes a black camo and red, white, and blue splatter direct mount 32t MTB chainring. These are in stock now and ship direct from AARN.
When you order a Firefly, you go all in. Take their latest showcase build for example. Complete with Andrew the Maker bags and a painted to match fork, this lightweight bikepacking/gravel race/S24O rig embodies the “the traveler with the most experience, carries the least on their back” mentality. See more at the Firefly Tumblr.
The world of MUSA jerseys is surprisingly small for the US being the textile powerhouse it used to be. ANTHM is looking to change that with their made in Portland Merino Wool and Polyester blend jerseys for men and women. Their designs are minimal, with no loud branding or extra flair, perfect for the minimalist who wants functionality over flashy fashion. They make a short sleeve and long sleeve jersey for men and women at a price point akin to synthetic jerseys. Head on over to ANTHM Collective to check out their offerings.
Patrick works at Paul and he’s quite the character. In the latest video from their machine shop he explains how the Set N Forget thru-axles are made and how they work!
The latest bottles from us were inspired by sedimentary layers and geological diagrams, or maybe it was an old Coleman coffee canister? At any rate, the latest 26oz bottles feature a simplified color blocking in the perfect size for summer exploration by bike. Pick up a PAIR for $25 plus shipping, worldwide at the Radavist Web Shop.
Drew from Engin is one of the most thoughtful framebuilders. Everything he machines in-house is done so the highest degree of precision, while still nodding to the aesthetics demanded from today’s clientele. These seat collars are designed to offer the most evenly distributed clamping force over the largest possible area, reducing the stress on frames and sea posts. You no longer have to over-torque your clamps to keep your post from slipping. Doing so can crack your frame, or your post, and prevent dropper posts from working properly. These clamps are made from 6061 aluminum, are plated in three finishes, feature formed threads to prevent stripping, include 6-2-4-2 titanium fasteners, weigh only 29g and are available in 34.9 clamp diameter only. See more at Engin.
Giveaways and contests like this are like turning this plane – the website – into a mirror. It opens the viscera to expose how people ride and recreate. All with a simple click! It shows and shares their passions and their communities. That’s the easy part. The hard part is picking winners! After lots of back and forth with a few judges, the two posts that everyone agreed on were these two photos!
Kawika‘s caption didn’t hurt either! “Fuck these half ass tied, fake food flys… but hey, selfie time, get my good side!” ~ Mr. Peacock Bass
Jose‘s group shot on a bikepacking trip around Real de Catorce showcases his community and the caption is so good!
We’ll be sending off a Leatherman Free to each winner.
“Where would you take your Leatherman FREE?”
Leatherman’s tools – particularly the Wave – have been staples for us on our travels. From bikepacking or touring, camping, fishing or 4×4 expeditions, we won’t go anywhere without our Leatherman. So when Leatherman added a new product to their lineup, the FREE, we had to try it out. Guess what? We liked it so much that we want to give a few away to the readers of this website. Check out the details below.
Brown is one of those colors that is very inconsistant to anodize, often times resulting in a complete scrap of the product run. Most companies won’t work with it, including PAUL, and would rather spend their valuable time making stuff that people can buy! So when our friends at SimWorks hit up PAUL to make a special edition engraved and brown-anodized run of parts, they weren’t exactly stoked to go through with it, but the result is well worth it!
Handlebar bags these days are rather ubiquitous, yet from time to time something new comes on the market that piques my interest. Andrew the Maker’s new Granny’s Pantry bar bag is a semi-rigid bag, utilizing an aluminum brace that is clamped to the bars – 31.8mm only – to keep it stable on rowdy descents. The Granny’s Pantry has a drop in camera insert, a rando-style bag closure system and has a plastic liner to stiffen the body. The use of ABS plastics in bikepacking, touring, and other bags has been a huge benefit for me over the years, as I tend to crush bags accidentally, ruining their profile. The Granny’s Pantry has a lot of clever details and is available for a limited pre-order for $125 now at Andrew the Maker.
Newbaums cloth bar tape is our favorite over here but I’ll be the first to admit that unless you wrap it twice, it can be a bit thin for off-road bicycles. So when they announced their new cushioned bar tape this week, we had to order a few rolls to try them out. Head over to Newbaums to check out the color offerings and get on over to your local dealer to order a roll.
Watch this video to find out!
Chumba, makers of true to form steel bikes in Texas, just announced their Del Amo steel road bike. The Del Amo comes in 6 sizes, a compact geometry, made from OS Columbus Spirit tubing with Paragon bits. The tubing spec allows for compliance in the seat stays and top tube, making the bike ride smoothly, while offering fast acceleration that Spirit is known for. These bikes are offered with a plethora of options and start at $1,625.00. Head to Chumba for more information and see more photos below.
Fenders, fenders, fenders! They’re important and when people put them at the forefront of their product design, they can look damn good. Case in point is the No22 Drifter X, which comes optionally with these new titanium fenders. The Drifter X is an all-road with slightly shorter stays, a higher stack, and the same construction and detailing that No22 is known for.
Check out some more photos below and all the nitty-gritty details at No22
If you’ve got a drop bar bike you want to easily convert to a flat bar, these lil jammers are your answer. By using a SRAM TT barcon, or bar end shifter, you can run your 10 or 11 speed road stuff on a flat bar. I wonder if they’re compatible with the MicroShift 12 speed eagle barcons? Hmmmmmm
Edit: they already make a thumb shifter for that!
-Material: 6061 American Aluminum
-Weight: 80 grams (including all necessary mounting hardware)
-Surface Finish: Anodized Black, Silver, or Purple. Also available in Polished.
-Clamp Diameter: 22.2
-Price (Pair) $104 anodized, $128 Polished (Also available single sided)
See more information at PAUL.
The McKenzie is a durable and fully waterproof handlebar bag made by Watershed Bags in the USA. Its waterproof closure and lack of outside mounting hardware provide an durable alternative to traditional bar packs which will almost always rattle loose. In addition, the abrasion-resistant fabric withstands whatever you throw at it, including spills, while keeping everything dry and worry-free. You can even pack your camera equipment in it with the Watershed Bags Ocoee liner and dividers. the McKenzie comes in sage (pictured), coyote, and black, and can be custom made with a purge valve.
Dimensions Rolled: 9″ Height x 16″ Width x 7.25″ Depth
Capacity Rolled 640 cu in (10.5L)
Closure Type ZipDry®
Opening Size 13 in
Weight 1.5 lbs
In stock now at Watershed Bags for $130.
Any brand that can have fun, especially in a borderline self-deprecating manner like this, gets an a-ok in my book. Luckily, Oveja Negra‘s bags rule as much as this video!