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Baja Lines Trailer

This video is beautifully shot and will speak to fly anglers and mountain bikers alike!

In remote Baja, Mexico childhood friends stumble upon an untapped Mecca for two dissimilar passions – stalking striped marlin on the fly and progressive, freeride mountain biking. But in this part of the world, almost nothing, other than a cold beer at the end of the day, comes easily, and through hardscrabble adventure and misadventure this motley crew hopes to find never-before ridden terrain and experience marlin exploding into chaotic topwater action.

Be on the lookout here for the full feature-length when it drops online.

Paul de Valera Does it All at Atomic Cycles

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Paul de Valera Does it All at Atomic Cycles

Paul de Valera does it all, he’s the mechanic, manager, buyer, PR, HR, ride leader, ride organizer, social media expert, designer, illustrator, coaster brake extraordinaire at Atomic Cycles. Paul doesn’t have a cell phone, still uses a yahoo email address, and hand draws every single one of his flyers. While this may be fine for a shop that puts on a handful of events a year, but Paul’s ride calendar is ridiculous. Atomic Cycles host a weekly BMX Cruiser ride, two Coaster Brake Race Series a year, vintage mountain bike rides, downhill racing on children’s bikes, a few long gravel rides, a winter and summer solstice ride across the Santa Monica Mountains, a SoCal Single Speed Mountain Bike Championship, a ride where everyone dresses like ninjas in the middle of the night and spends most the ride in fear of someone jumping out and attacking them, a BMX Sidehack Race, the S.C.U.M.B.A.G Mountain Bike Weekend, a Turkey Day Ride, and a SanFernando Valley to DTLA ride. Try to say that 10 times fast!

What Races Would You Like Seen Covered Here on the Radavist?

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What Races Would You Like Seen Covered Here on the Radavist?

We cover a lot of gravel races here at the Radavist and while most of them are in the Western United States, we’ll be returning to the Mid South this year for an in-depth look at Stillwater, District Bicycles, the new race, and a look at the racer’s bikes. As you can imagine, it’s a lot of work to cover races and it costs a lot of money out of our pocket to fly out, document, edit, and post these events. While as a whole, we’re less interested in roadie 2.0 races like the DK and more interested in races with a unique format, which is why we’ve covered Grinduro so much in the past. It’s a really fun environment to be working your ass off in.

So I wanted to ask, what races would you like seen covered here on the site? We’ve already got SSAZ, the Mid South, Grinduro, and a few others on the calendar, but I’m interested in hearing your thoughts. If you could, leave them in the comments, with a link to the race’s website, that would be helpful.

We want to spend our time covering the things you want to see, so these posts are VERY helpful!

xo

CAKE’s Ösa e-Moto Gets You and Your MTB to the Trails with 0 Emissions

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CAKE’s Ösa e-Moto Gets You and Your MTB to the Trails with 0 Emissions

In a perfect world, we’d all live pedaling distance from our lovely mountain bike trails, but the reality is, most of us have to drive to them in order to get a pre or post-work shred in. CAKE, the makers of e-motos, introduces the Ösa today, an electric motorcycle with built in bike rack to get you to the trail with 0 emissions. They also make attachments for skiing and other outdoor activities. See these in person at Ispo Munich 26-29 January 2020 (Hall B4, Stand 512) and Outdoor Retailer in Denver, Colorado January 29 to 31. Check out more information at CAKE.

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The Length Of Time. Inside The Tour Divide

Ryan le Garrec, one of our contributors here at the Radavist, followed cyclist Josh Ibbett during his 2019 Tour Divide attempt. This is his story. Watch this documentary here and be on the lookout for a photo gallery later this week.

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Wade Simmons Shreds the Marzocchi Z1 Coil

I’ve been riding the Marzocchi Z1 for a few months now – albeit not with a coil and not nearly as steezy as Wade Simmons – but I’ve been damned impressed by this more-affordable option from Fox/Marzocchi. Coil shocks intrigue me and it doesn’t hurt to see Wade crush some North Shore dirt.

Pesky Reservoir Shock In the Way of Your Bottles? Try the Wolf Tooth B-Rad Bottle Shift

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Pesky Reservoir Shock In the Way of Your Bottles? Try the Wolf Tooth B-Rad Bottle Shift

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.

Isao’s Larkin Cycles 24″ Mini Velo Touring MTB

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Isao’s Larkin Cycles 24″ Mini Velo Touring MTB

We had quite the coverage of mini velos last year, beginning with this dude’s personal bike. Isao’s Falconer was one of my personal favorites to hit these pages in 2019 because it really embodied the notion of deep custom and something we don’t address a whole lot here on the Radavist; this idea that when you get a wacky, 100% custom bike, you’re essentially getting a working prototype.

Bombtrack’s New Cale Hardtail

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Bombtrack’s New Cale Hardtail

The newest bike to hit the Bombtrack lineup is their Cale hardtail, a 27.5+ or 29er frameset with extra cargo mounts, a geometry tuned for all-mountain riding and bikepacking.

Highlights:
-MRP Ribbon SL 120 mm travel suspension fork with Boost spacing and 35mm stanchions.
-Bombtrack Illusion 35 mm oversized handlebar, 800 mm wide and Bombtrack Chase stem with 40 mm extension.
-WTB STi4 TCS 2.0” tubeless ready front rim, WTB STi40 TCS 2.0 tubeless ready rear rim.
-WTB Vigilante 2.8” TCS tubeless ready tires, tough and high grip front, tough and fast rolling rear.
-Sram GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain with 10 – 50t cassette, GX Eagle Boost crank, Sram Dub bottom bracket and 30t direct mount chainring.
-Magura Trail Sport hydraulic disc brake with four front pistons and two at the rear for maximum power and control.
-Magura Storm SL.2 180 mm rotors.
-KS E30i 30.9mm dropper post with 150mm travel.

Frameset: 649,99 € // 729,99 U$ // 595,00 £ // 799,00 CA$
Complete: 3.399,00 € // 3.749,99 U$ // 3.300,00 £ // 4.999,99 AU$

See more information at Bombtrack.

High Desert Shredding with the Revel Rascal

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High Desert Shredding with the Revel Rascal

It was a rainy afternoon in Sedona. I finished my volunteer shift, and headed into the festival to try and get a demo. I had heard of this new company, Revel Bikes, that was supposed to have some real pretty and real fast carbon full suspensions. I wanted to try one of those bikes as soon as I could. I arrived at the tent about 10 minutes after the event opened to the public.

Every bike was gone.

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Chris Akrigg’s Best of Mongoose

New years usually mean new sponsorships and this year, Chris Akrigg bids adieu to Mongoose. Let’s look back at some of his most stunning lines from the past 12 years with the brand.

Whisky Parts Co: Boost MTB 29r Fork

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Whisky Parts Co: Boost MTB 29r Fork

The newest fork to hit the shelves over at Whisky Parts Co will interest you 29r riders, particularly those who love the ride of a singlespeed rigid or just a rigid bike. The Boost MTB LT fork is 500mm long, clears a 3″ x 29″ or 27.5″ tire, has just the right amount of cargo cages, weighs 680g, uses IS disc mounts, and retails for $549.99. See more specs below and head to your local Whisky dealer for ordering!

The Coaster Brake Challenge: And Y’all Thought You Were a Freak!

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The Coaster Brake Challenge: And Y’all Thought You Were a Freak!

Welcome to the beautiful dark twisted world of Paul de Valera and Atomic Cycles‘ Coaster Brake Challenge! A race I have known about for over a decade, a race that my mentor JimC would race religiously, but for some reason, I never made the time to attend. I always made up some kind of excuse, usually, it was about the bike, which is bullshit. Paul and Atomic Cycles have plenty of loaners, and as you can already tell from the title of this story, these bikes are simple, cheap, and easy to build.