For me, riding a bike has always meant three things; experience, adventure, and escape. From childhood, it’s given me the opportunity to experience new, it’s given me the freedom to explore, to embark on adventures near and far, and it’s also given me a much-needed escape from my battles with mental health. Cycling has also introduced me to a community of amazing people and this for me is perhaps the greatest benefit of riding because they never fail to enrich the three reasons I love the bike.
The Zig Zag is an endurance road bike from All-City Cycles and for 2022, these models got a refresh in paint and two build kits. The 105 model, pictured here, retails for $3,050 as a complete or $1,550 for a frameset while the Ultegra model is priced at $4,199. These frames have custom dropouts with replaceable derailleur hangers, fit a 35mm tire, have hidden fender mounts, and flat-mount brakes with a Whisky fork.
Roll on over to All-City to check out the new Zig Zag in detail…
There’s a place to get soup at the halfway point. We’ll stop there. They might have some dried fish and rugbraud to pack for dinner– traditional Icelandic bread; dark, dense, and sweet. In the past, the locals dug holes and used the heat from geothermal water to bake the bread. We pack a sandwich to go, throw a leg over the top tube and let the wind carry us down the way. When the wind is your friend, there’s no feeling like it.
This article is a follow-up to Cinthia‘s piece she penned for us last year entitled Bike Racing, White Privilege and the Coronavirus. Read on for a somber reflection on the time that’s passed from Cinthia below…
It’s a Merckx! On a Monday! … and it’s been a while.
During a period of frustration with parts shortages as I was trying to build up a forthcoming review bike, I began browsing eBay looking into building up a classic timepiece. I figured if modern parts are in short supply, vintage parts have to still be available. I wanted a bike that would be a centerpiece in my office that I wasn’t afraid to ride. Something that I could do easy road rides on, not pushing myself or the bike to the limit at all, but rather just a simple machine with downtube shifters, a steel fork, and 7 speeds. Kind of like driving an older, vintage vehicle; stripped-down elegance and damn sexier than anything “new” on the market. With my longtime love of Merckx frames, I knew where to begin, but I wasn’t expecting to find one of my favorite liveries, in such great condition. Check out an in-depth look below…
Jack Thompson set out to ride the 2021 Tour de France route as fast as he could. 3,552km divided over 21 stages, chasing down the pros on his way to Paris…
The latest video from Pas Normal Studios takes us from the Bay Area to the Yosemite Valley for some of California’s best road riding…
The Fairlight Cycles Strael 3.0 is quite the looker on its own but when you add in the all-new Di2 Dura-Ace R9200 12-speed group to the build kit, it elevates the Strael 3.0 even more. Yesterday, Shimano announced the new Ultegra and Dura-Ace groups, with all-new Di2 tech, crisper shifting, better braking, and more.
Fairlight Cycles sent over this build, laced out with these new Dura-Ace parts, so we decided to share the build photos with you. Check out all the details below and see more on the new Ultegra and Dura-Ace at Shimano.
This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from the person behind Cars-R-Coffins, Mr. Hurl Everstone with photos by Billy Sinkford. We love a good classic homage on a modern bike, so read on below for the full story, written by Hurl!
The Norwegian city of Oslo recently played host to the Service Course Oslo‘s Bikes of Oslo Showcase, featuring a plethora of custom bikes during a weekend of riding and soaking in the summer sun. We’re honored to host the report here, at the Radavist, featuring the bicycle photography of Magnus Nordstrand and the riding/lifestyle shots from Herman Ottesen. Check out the bikes along with an interview with the Service Course’s Jonas Strømberg below…
Cycling-related art prints are always fun and to help support the cycling community here in Santa Fe, we reached out to our friend Jeff Hantman to see if he’d be willing to let us sell some of his “Bike Part Alphabet” art prints in our webshop. These prints are for the vintage aficionados, dirt freaks, parts bin pickers, and co-op combers, with lots of cycling ephemera represented by each of the letters of the alphabet.
Here’s what Jeff has to say about these prints:
I started drawing the artwork for “Bike Part Alphabet” in March of 2020. The idea for the print was to represent each letter of the alphabet with a bike part.
I started riding mountain bikes in the early ’90s and wanted to include as many parts from those early days. My approach was to avoid using brands; however, there were a few letters that were challenging so I got creative with my own rule.
This is an open edition, 3 color silkscreen, printed on 19”x 25” 100# acid-free French Paper with Green Galaxy water-based inks.
These prints are in stock now at the Radavist webshop for $100 plus shipping to the United States only please!
Standert is looking to offer something a little different in a disc brake-obsessed world. The Triebwerk CR road bike is a Columbus tubing road bike built from Spirit HSS and XCr and clears a 28mm tire. The 1 ⅛” headtube with the Chris King headset and the Columbus Futura Caliper SL carbon fork deliver a clean aesthetic and the frame comes in either pepper (left) or salt (right) for €1,899.00.
See more at Standert.
8 Bar Bikes’ newest frame is something you might be interested in. The KRONPRINZ Steel v1 is a disc road bike with 30mm tire clearance, flat mount brakes, internal brake line routing, exchangeable derailleur cable ports for a clean aesthetic when using Di2 or AXS, a custom carbon fork, and thru-axles. Custom steel tubing gives this modern road bike an impressive stance and the minimal branding is easy on the eyes.
The KRONPRINZ Steel v1 can be bought in a number of configurations, including a frameset (599,90€). See more at 8 Bar Bikes.
Here’s to failings and revenge, wet feet, cold meals, big appetites, and desperate measures, here is to the losers, to giving up, the fear and the panic, here is to the hopes and resets, the rest and restart, the loneliness and misery, the conquering or coming back, here is to the revenge, the salute, the lost goal, the drive and emptiness, the stomach and the guts, the brain, and the balls, here is to the brave heart and lost souls. Here is to the step back and rebound. Here is to the cold beers at the end and the diners that taste better.
Coming home was the hardest part.
Suplest’s carbon fiber road shoe model the EDGE+ Road Pro LTD got a makeover in a “GAME ON” colorway inspired by Fabian Cancellara’s two-time Olympic wins. These special edition shoes feature Olympic colors overlayed on an all-white upper sole. These shoes feature an Anatomic Wrap design which allows the shoes to conform to a number of foot shapes and sizes, a carbon shield wrap under the closure to help spread out the pressure from the BOA system closure, and come with SOLESTAR insoles, which were specifically designed for the rigors of road cycling.
To see more about the EDGE+ Road Pro shoes, head on over to Suplest.
Our Readers’ Rides today is from Logan, who has his dream bike at the age of 23, a Mosaic RT-1. Check it out in detail below!