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The Radavist 2019 Calendar: December

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The Radavist 2019 Calendar: December

This is the twelfth layout of the Radavist 2019 Calendar, entitled “Mojave Mob” shot with a Canon 5D and a 70-200 lens in Death Valley National Park, California.

Our trip through Death Valley National Park was one of my favorite stories of the year and with it, came many memorable moments, but this one image really resonated with me, even after editing, culling, and selecting hundreds from over a thousand photos. Enjoy…”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2019 Calendar – December. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is a layered blue hour ombré fade, complete with the lilies of the desert, the joshua tree. Click here to download December’s Mobile Wallpaper.

The Radavist Webshop Has New Stock from Nalgene, Dynaplug, Wool Socks and More!

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The Radavist Webshop Has New Stock from Nalgene, Dynaplug, Wool Socks and More!

We’ve just stocked our first drop this Fall over in the webshop, including three wool sock Jackal designs, a Yucca wool sock, a Woolie sock, Nalgene bottles, a new Shred Lightly patch, Dynaplug Racers in olive drab and desert tan. We’re really stoked on this entire drop, which was designed by Cari Carmean.

We had a stock hiccup but everything is in stock now!

Head on over to the Radavist webshop to order!

More Radavist T-Shirts in Stock!

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More Radavist T-Shirts in Stock!

After our first run flew off the shelves, we placed another order of the tan and black Shred Lightly pocket tees. We also added an order of our classic Radavist iconography on a made in the USA Bayside heather olive t-shirt. This order was printed in Austin, Texas by Industry Print Shop. For this run, we switched up the orange ink for New Mexico gold on the tan shirts. Head to the webshop to order.

Sizing in Inches:
Chest S: 18 M: 20 L: 22 XL: 24 XXL:26

Please note, the small in this shirt is SMALL. It’s exactly 18″ from pit to pit. Please measure your shirt and confirm sizing!

A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Radavist Jerseys

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A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Radavist Jerseys

We’ve been working on a late summer, early fall launch since what feels like a year or so and have finally pushed the button to get these into production. We’ve got three color combinations, in both road and this active jersey, perfect for gravel, MTB, running, backpacking, or other outdoor activities. With an active SPF built into the fabric, the long sleeves protect your arms from the sun’s harmful UV rays, while keeping you cool by wicking the sweat off your body. I’ve been wearing this jersey all summer, to test out how well it performs in the 100º Southern California heat. The material itself doesn’t get as stinky as fast like other fabrics I’ve been testing and the fit is more relaxed, with a longer drop back and extended sleeve cuffs.

ENDO Customs is currently making these in downtown Los Angeles and they should be for sale in the next few weeks. There are three color options, based on the tonality and colors of the desert (pictured), the forest, and plains. Stay tuned for more information here in the next few weeks and check out more teasers below.

What Almost Was: the Mystic Alluvium 27.5+ Hardtail MTB

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What Almost Was: the Mystic Alluvium 27.5+ Hardtail MTB

Over the years, I’ve had the honor to throw my leg over many bikes, try them out, write a review, and then send them back. While the bikes return to their companies, the experience stays with me, and in the time I’ve been running this website, I’ve developed my own belief for what the perfect geometry for a hardtail mountain bike is. About a year ago, I began talking with Adam Sklar and Colin Frazer, who were about to launch a new production, US-made frame company called Mystic. We wanted to test the waters with a Radavist edition frame, dubbed the Alluvium. After chatting about numbers and branding, we felt like we were getting closer to releasing this frame. Then the reality of such an undertaking took hold and we killed the project.

In Stock: the Shred Lightly™ Collection

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In Stock: the Shred Lightly™ Collection

It’s been a long time in the making and after much consideration, we’re adopting a new slogan for this website. In an attempt to describe the kind of riding we enjoy and cover here on the Radavist, we’ll be using “Shred Lightly™” on our products and insignia. Don’t worry, the Radavist Jackal and other LAND branding aren’t going anywhere. ;-)  With this new slogan, we wanted to launch a product pack, inspired by the southwest iconography, lore, and symbolism, featuring the Greater Road Runner (Geococcyx californianus) and the Spanish Bayonet Yucca bloom (Hesperoyucca whipplei).

Many thanks to Steve Bretson, Cari Carmean, and Bobby Dixon for their typography work on these products. The Golden Sunrise bottles, Black Nocturnal bottles, Reminder stem caps, black pocket t-shirts, and tan pocket t-shirts are all made in the USA, and in-stock now at the Radavist Web Shop. We’ve got more products on the way this summer and fall. For now, check out some more product photos below!

Site Updates Are Rolling Out!

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Site Updates Are Rolling Out!

Some of you may have noticed that our galleries are now updated with arrow navigation. In the past few weeks, we’ve been tweaking various UX details, including centering the masthead and swapping out the red color for a twilight gold but most of the work has been going on behind the scenes.

Up next we’ve got thumbnails for the galleries, linkable image numbers, author credit footers, and other tidbits. Now, with the larger galleries, we’re still working out the bugs as the images tend to bunch up a bit. We’ll tackle all the bugs as they pop up, so feel free to point them out in this post.

Thanks again for your patience! This has been an arduous process for Grant Blakeman to undertake. :-)

We Updated Our Website! Continued….

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We Updated Our Website! Continued….

We’ll list the rolling updates here for you to note:

06.03.2019 Update: comment count added and masthead is now centered!

Next update: Gallery thumbnails, arrow navigation, lightbox

Yeah! It was long overdue and a long process but the Radavist 2.0 is finally live thanks to the hard work of Grant Blakeman! Well, it’s partially live. We still have a lot more updates to roll out but the new framework is in place. This post is merely here to allow you to give feedback and for us to give you a walk-through…

In Stock: the Radavist Strata Bottles

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In Stock: the Radavist Strata Bottles

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.

We’re Having a Spring Sale on Jerseys

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We’re Having a Spring Sale on Jerseys

To make room for new jerseys this summer, we’re having a spring sale on all of our Voler MTB and ENDO road jerseys. From now until the end of April, take 30% off the entire stock of men’s and women’s jerseys. Head to the Web Shop and use the code “SpringJerseySale” to take advantage of the savings.

*this sale does not apply to the women’s road jerseys since those are made to order*

Product Re-Up: Deserted Big Oasis Bottles

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Product Re-Up: Deserted Big Oasis Bottles

Due to demand, we re-upped our 26oz Deserted Big Oasis bottles, perfect for the upcoming warm months. These are now in our Web Shop, where we’ll be slowly trickling out new products in the coming weeks. If you have a request for something, drop it in the comments and we’ll get to work on it. Don’t worry, more Fairends caps are on the way as well!

The Radavist’s 2018 Photographic Year in Review

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The Radavist’s 2018 Photographic Year in Review

We’ve had a busy year at the Radavist and it wasn’t until I combed through each month individually that I could finally realize all the hard work everyone put in over here for the past twelve months. While much of the site is focused on gear in the form of products and bike portraits, my favorite pieces are always photojournals from rides, tours, and trips. There’s something wonderful about peering through the lens of a cyclist and hitching a ride along with them while they pedal along their route.

Compiled in this gallery is a photographic sample from 12 months of content, in somewhat chronological order. It’s trippy to flip through the gallery and see all the unique perspectives. In many cases, a photo is worth a thousand words!

There’s also a list below of the top posts from the site this year, running the gamut from riding in the desert to the WTF Bikexplorers Summit, exploring Crete, mixing snakes and divas in Puerto Rico and much more. They’re in chronological order, so if you haven’t read these articles, you really should!

In Stock: the Radavist Wool Socks in Jasper Green and Red As Well As Other Items!

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In Stock: the Radavist Wool Socks in Jasper Green and Red As Well As Other Items!

Wool socks are a cycling apparel staple. Wear them year round and they’ll wick sweat in the summer and provide warmth in the winter. We love DeFeet’s wool socks because they blend nylon and polyester in their wool for increased durability and lifespan. We’ve got two color options this year, inspired by one of our favorite minerals found in the American West, green Jasper and red Jasper.

Each sock has our jackal on the side and the Radavist script logo on the foot. Made in the USA by DeFeet and in stock now at the Radavist Web Shop. We also restocked the long sleeve t-shirts in all sizes. We also have new 1″ Jackal lapel pins in stock too!

Please note: we will try our hardest to get these socks to you before Christmas, but there is no way to guarantee delivery before December 25th. Thanks for understanding!

Our Web Shop is Live!

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Our Web Shop is Live!

We’ve been busy over the past few months, ordering products, and stocking up for our very first webshop. With staples like bottles and patches, as well as jerseys, hats, and other tidbits. All with enough stock for all. Head to the newly launched shop to check it out.

Please note: due to the insane response – seriously, thank you! – we’ll be back-logged on shipping. We’re pulling items now and will be packing and shipping throughout next week. You’ll receive an email when your order goes to the Post Office. Thanks for your patience!

The Radavist Web Shop: Now’s Your Chance to Weigh In

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The Radavist Web Shop: Now’s Your Chance to Weigh In

So this is big news for the Radavist as come (hopefully) November, we’ll have a webshop, launching in time for the holiday season. We’re working on a few more site updates over the next 6 months as well, thanks to you, the readers who filled out that survey we offered up a few months back. There are limited financial resources to launch the store, so we want to make sure we stock the things you want the most and don’t worry, we’re vastly increasing the product supply. Our plan is to have it stocked year-round. Included in the list so far are all-new jerseys, long sleeve t-shirts, stem caps, water bottles, another run of Fairends caps, decals, and some other secret products.

I wanted to reach out and ask if there’s anything you’ve always wanted or a product you’ve missed out on in the past. If enough people chime in, it’ll greatly influence what we stock. Drop a line for a request in the comments!

SOLD OUT: Rad Rod Shirt and Bottle Package by Gerald Bowles

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SOLD OUT: Rad Rod Shirt and Bottle Package by Gerald Bowles

Inspired by the great Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, artist Gerald Bowles created this graphic and it felt like such a great image for the Radavist, so we pinged our friends at FUN to print the design on a black Bayside, Made in the USA pocket t-shirt, and a “big gulp” Purist bottle. We’re selling these shirts paired with a set of bottles for $50 plus shipping. For those who don’t want a shirt, we’ll have some loose bottles we’ll put up after this package ships, so please be patient.

SORRY SOLD OUT!

Please note: International Shipping is expensive since this package exceeds the First Class limit of 15.9oz. We’re taking a hit on the shipping cost even at $25 for International Packages, so thanks for understanding. :-)