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Meet the Maker: Scot Nicol of Ibis Cycles

On this episode of “Meet the Maker”, we get an inside look into the history of Ibis Cycles through the lens of their founder and visionary, Scot Nicol a.k.a. “Chuck Ibis”. Scot takes us on a journey through his early adventures on balloon tire cruisers in Northern California, pioneering the sport of mountain biking, through the ups and downs of building a successful business, and into the modern age of cycling as IBIS continues to build great bikes today. History like this never gets old…

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World of Bikes: Gravel Hall of Fame

Today, coinciding with another episode of The Pro’s Closet’s World of Bikes series, we offer up an article Daniel Wakefield Pasley wrote to the head of the gravel (evil) empire, aka the overlords in control of the Gravel Hall of Fame, nominating skateboarding. Daniel has had more to do with the popularity of gravel than you might think and so let’s hear him out below. Please note, take this stuff with a grain (gravel) of (gravel) salt. It’s all in good fun!

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Can Cyclists and Animals Coexist?

World of Bikes returns to TPC’s YouTube with a new episode that asks the question: “Can cyclists and animals coexist?” Honestly, this has been weighing on our minds for years now and we hope this episode will put this issue to bed. Watch and decide for yourself if this is a friend or foe-type situation. Leave your verdict in the comments.

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Beautiful Builds with John and His Rad Rod Firefly

The second video in our Beautiful Builds series showcases John Watson, the founder of The Radavist’s “Rad Rod” Firefly gravel/all-road bike. Back in 2014, he commissioned Firefly to make him a “gravel” bike before there were gravel bikes. This bike has a road geometry with ‘cross bike clearances and cable routing.

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Music: Bongripper – Endless

The Pro’s Closet is Giving Away a Free Lead Out Bag With the First 100 Gravel Bikes Purchased

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The Pro’s Closet is Giving Away a Free Lead Out Bag With the First 100 Gravel Bikes Purchased

Beginning today, our parent company, The Pro’s Closet is giving away a free Lead Out Bag with the first 100 gravel bikes purchased. These bags were designed by our creative director Cari Carmean and feature minimal branding and compact size, perfect for your essentials.

Not every handlebar bag has to be big and I’ve found this size to be perfect for a spare tube, tool wallet, vest, pump, and a few snacks while riding my road bike.

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Yeah, Beija Flor!

Life has a way of changing all of our well-thought-out plans. In a moment, how you relate to your career, your friends, your hobbies, your family, can change. This moment for Beija was when her father became one of the first COVID-19 patients. She immediately moved home to Seattle to be with her family. Back in Seattle, Beija discovered cycling and it soon became her mood elevator, her escape from reality and sleepless nights.

Beija wrote a wonderful piece for us this year and we’re stoked to see her getting some recognition by our parent company, The Pro’s Closet!

We Fixed Our Webshop

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We Fixed Our Webshop

As you might have noticed when we dropped our Winter product last week that the UX for the webshop was not so hot. We rushed it to get the collection live and shipping as soon as possible since it had already been delayed for so long. Well, we have now had some time to massage the design a bit more. Now when you click on the Shop link, it’ll take you straight to The Radavist’s shop at The Pro’s Closet. We should have done that from the beginning but well… you know how it goes.

We’re also working on a Bikes and Gear sub-shop that contains my personal picks from TPC’s incoming queue. Josh and I will be updating this regularly with steel/ti bikes we think the readers would be interested in, along with other components, accessories, and bike frames. Since TPC gets in hundreds of bikes a day, this will make it a bit easier for all of you to see some fun and funky bikes that we catch as they hit the inventory.

Once again, thanks for your patience and if you have any feedback, drop it in the comments and I’ll take it to the team!

From The Pro’s Closet: Stinner Frameworks Hardtail with Shimano XTR

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From The Pro’s Closet: Stinner Frameworks Hardtail with Shimano XTR

A few weeks ago, we shared a Certified Pre-Owned Santa Cruz Stigmata MASH edition as the first post in an ongoing series where we’ll curate some of the bikes rolling into The Pro’s Closet queue. Longtime readers of this website will immediately recognize this bike, which was built for the Mavic booth at the 2015 Sea Otter. While Sean is holding onto his bike, Chad has sold his custom hardtail to TPC. This bike is in immaculate condition (see their photos) and fits a 27.5×2.4″ tire with a complete XTR build. The retail is set at $3,599.99…

See this bike in detail at The Pro’s Closet.

A Sneak Peek At Our Winter Drop

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A Sneak Peek At Our Winter Drop

Normally, we would have launched our Winter Drop this week but a few things have delayed the launch, particularly (you guessed it) shortages for t-shirts. We’re in the home stretch now, however, and we’ve got a pretty robust launch on the way. Our webshop is still technically down, although our existing product is live on The Pro’s Closet, and our portal will be redesigned this week. We’ve got shirts, bottles, stem caps, and more on the way. We’re hoping it’ll be live the first week of December and we’ll be sure to get your order out ASAP since all of our goods are being fulfilled in Colorado by The Pro’s Closet’s staff.

Keep your eyes peeled here for an announcement shortly!

From The Pro’s Closet: You Can Own This Mash Santa Cruz Stigmata

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From The Pro’s Closet: You Can Own This Mash Santa Cruz Stigmata

From time to time, we’ll be sharing some bikes that come into The Pro’s Closet stock that are 100% aligned with the readership at The Radavist. MASH is an iconic brand that was one of the first to mesh design, photography, and products quite well, and this MASH edition Stigmata is an embodiment of the brand’s efforts to create limited-edition goods that you can use. That means race, thrash, crash, and put through the wringer. We absolutely love the Stigmata and when Mike and the team at MASH released these bikes back in 2016, they were all the rage.

The Pro’s Closet has this 56cm complete bike bike, as shown, in stock and ready for bell laps – and gravel rides – today for $4,599.99.

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Marley Blonsky and The Pro’s Closet

Marley Blonsky, who coincidentally won the prize for International Singlespeed Day, is featured on The Pro’s Closet YouTube today, as part of our parent company’s ambassador program:

“As cyclists, we ask our bodies to do so much for us. However, too often we end up picking at our physical self, always asking to be stronger, thinner, or fitter instead of appreciating all that our bodies allow us to do. Marley Blonsky believes that all bodies, all people, should feel comfortable and included while riding. We need to focus less on what we look like and more on just how amazing it is to ride a bike.”

Many thanks to Reese for doing such a great job on these video series profiles!

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Bicycle Kingdom Ep.1: Riding in NYC – Central Park Raccoons

Bicycle Kindom is a new video series by The Pro’s Closet which investigates the many different orders, families, and genera of cycling. Some are well known to the general public or cycling enthusiasts, like traditional road racing. However, some subcultures of bicycle riding are lesser-known. In this episode of Bicycle Kingdom, we take a deeper look into riding bikes in New York City with the Central Park Raccoons.