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Announcing the Arik Roper Capsule Collection for The Radavist

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Announcing the Arik Roper Capsule Collection for The Radavist

When it comes to creating fantasy landscapes for bands like Sleep, High On Fire, Earth, Windhand, and Weedeater, there’s none like Arik Roper. His iconic imagery has graced some of the finest metal LPs, from “Blessed Black Wings” to “The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull.”

We pinged Arik earlier this spring to design a graphic for us to incorporate onto some merch items and it’s finally available via our webshop. Let’s look at this extremely limited edition drop in detail below…

In Stock For Now: Radavist Feldspar Riding Jackets – Star Trails and Monsoon Camo

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In Stock For Now: Radavist Feldspar Riding Jackets – Star Trails and Monsoon Camo

Like a repair kit, a packable, just-in-case layer is something we always throw on the bike before setting off, but like many things bike-related, we felt we needed to tweak the standard to achieve our ideal iteration. In collaboration with California-based cycling apparel manufacturer, Voler, our new Feldspar Ride Jacket ($119.99) hits the mark. This super breathable, minimal, USA-made layer packs up to burrito size and provides the sweet spot in protection for most three-season riding. After thorough testing and design back-and-forth with Voler, the unisex Feldspar jacket is finally on our digital shelves, ready to ship to you today IRL. Let’s take a long exposure look at them below…

In Stock For Now: Ocean & San x The Radavist Juniper Dapple Short and Long-Sleeve Jerseys

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In Stock For Now: Ocean & San x The Radavist Juniper Dapple Short and Long-Sleeve Jerseys

At The Radavist, we look to the natural world and our unique Rocky Mountain locale for inspiration. The riding around Santa Fe occupies a semi-arid steppe, and native shade trees are scarce in these foothills. As such, dense juniper forests are often the backdrop to our rides, and we’re grateful for the shade these hearty, low-lying trees cast to counter the sun’s high UV radiation in these parts (an unfortunate byproduct of life at 7000′).

It’s during the fading hours of the day that these groves become truly radiant as the dappled light of sunset filters through their scrubby branches, onto the trail, and ourselves. On a ride, last winter, our product designer Cari Carmen snapped a photo of this dappled light hitting my shirt and commented that it would make a cool pattern for a cycling jersey. And so began our journey on The Radavist Juniper Dapple Jerseys with Ocean & San, a Los Angeles-based cycling apparel company. A year in the making, these limited-release jerseys are now in stock at our webshop, but let’s look at them in detail below.

Bikepacking the Rainbow Rim Trail on The Radavist x Mosaic GT-2X Bikes

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Bikepacking the Rainbow Rim Trail on The Radavist x Mosaic GT-2X Bikes

Arizona is one of the most remarkable states in the lower 48. From saguaro-covered mountains to forests of ponderosa pine, the ecotonal shift across the state’s expansive footprint is only bested by the geologically awesome Grand Canyon. That’s part of the appeal of the mighty Arizona Trail, right? To see the state in its entirety from top to bottom. While the AZT might not be for everyone, there’s another trail system on the rim of the Grand Canyon that is perfect for those looking for a truly unique and characteristically Arizona experience via a quick overnighter or even a day ride.

Once we had samples of our Radavist Edition Mosaic GT-2X bikes, I wanted to put them to the test and do a proper shake-down overnighter somewhere memorable and beautiful. Pulling together this project was quite the undertaking with supply chain issues still running rampant. Our trip kept getting pushed back into the summer months. It was edging on being too hot to tour our original route, so we looked to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and found a true gem of a ride, perfect for a weekend of sleeping out under the monsoon skies…

The Radavist Summer ’22 Product is Live

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The Radavist Summer ’22 Product is Live

We’re excited to announce the drop of our Summer ’22 collection. Included in this release are some re-stocked favorites like our Big Deserted bottles, our Nocturnal Roadrunner bottles, Howdy 3-pack socks, and the return of the YO bottles. We also have new designs like our Third Eye socks, Wind Warriors shirts in Sage and Cobalt by artist Evan Weselmann and our Mammatus Cloud sock and bottle designs. After many requests, we’ve also made Klean Kanteen 20oz bottles in Marigold and Obsidian.

See the full collection at The Pro’s Closet and for a limited time, take $20 off $100 or more orders with the checkout code: E2PX7A6P

The Radavist 2022 Calendar: July

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The Radavist 2022 Calendar: July

“Monsoon” is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2022 Calendar. It was shot with a Sony A9 and the Sony 70-200 lens on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona.

“Spend enough time in the Southwest and scenes like this will be commonplace. Spend a weekend on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and be prepared to have your mind melted at the spectacle.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right-click and save link as – The Radavist 2022 – July. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is a vertical view from this zone. Click here to download July’s Mobile Wallpaper.

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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.

Don’t forget to Like and Subscribe for more Radavist videos to come at The Pro’s Closet YouTube

Music: Bongripper – Endless

Radar Roundup

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Radar Roundup

We’re rolling out some new things for 2022 and that includes our Radar Roundup where we take some of the news items to come across our inboxes into an easy-to-digest dump of sorts, culling down the clutter from our homepage and making it easier to stay on top of what’s going on in our little corner of the cycling industry. This will come particularly in handy when it comes to spring/summer product drops from our favorite brands.

Check out our first Radar Roundup below with products, videos, and a Radavision entry…

The Radavist’s Top 10 Articles of 2021

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The Radavist’s Top 10 Articles of 2021

This year’s retrospective includes a look at our highest traffic pieces. These articles really blew up, bringing in a lot of comments, backlinks, social media posts, and traffic. While it should come as no surprise, most are bike reviews but a few of these galleries are seminal bits of Reportage. In this list are nine Reportage articles and one Radar, so let’s jump right in!

The Radavist’s Top 10 Beautiful Bicycles of 2021

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The Radavist’s Top 10 Beautiful Bicycles of 2021

I hope your winter break was refreshing and that you got some miles in over the Holidaze. We’re back in 2022 with the first of our 2021 year-end recaps, beginning with everyone’s favorite: the Top 10 Beautiful Bicycles of 2021. Like years prior, I compiled this list by traffic, comments, and social media/backlink chatter, also omitting bikes from Open House/Expo style showcases. There are some real gems in here, so let’s get to it!

Happy Holidays From The Radavist

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Happy Holidays From The Radavist

From everyone who keeps the wheels rolling over here at The Radavist, we’d like to wish you all Happy Holidays. We’ll be back next week with plenty of content for ya and in the New Year, we’ll be rolling out our 2021 Year in Review posts so stay tuned. Until then, I hope you can get some good riding in and please be safe!

xo

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!

Our Winter ’21 Drop Is Live!

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Our Winter ’21 Drop Is Live!

With supply chain shortages, backlogged production, and having to find a new screen printer who could actually get shirts for us, I thought this day would never come but we’re here, finally! Our Winter drop is live in our webshop via The Radavist shop at The Pro’s Closet. We’ve got collaboration artist bottles with Shaun Marcus from Silver Stallion, a Radasnake design from Collette Marie that’s been over a year in the works, colored stem caps, a re-up of our Bobby Dixon-designed DUNE-inspired top caps, new sock designs by Cari Carmean, and as always, our LAND-designed logos on classic t-shirts.

I also thought it would be nice to include some of TPC’s Certified Pre-Owned bikes and new products in the webshop as well. You can sort the goods by “Merch“, “Bikes“, and “Gear“. I’ll personally be updating this list weekly, so check back for a curated look at fine steel and titanium bikes that TPC gets in stock. Like that Rivendell Roadeo for $2224.99

Now that the good news is out of the way, it’s time for some bad news. We’ve tried to get international shipping handled but since The Pro’s Closet is now shipping all of our merch, they will only ship to the US and Canada. We’re trying to figure out a solution to this problem but right now, your best bet is to use an international forwarding company… I’m really sorry to be the bearer of this news and I’m hoping we can work this out sooner than later. Another note is our head-banging experience trying to integrate Shopify in our WordPress website. It sucks. They don’t want to play with each other, so apologies for the multiple windows you’ll have to open in order to pick out your goods! The last bit of good news is TPC ships with FedEx so you’ll be receiving your goods MUCH FASTER from here on out!

Thanks for your patience in this transition period! If you’re a web developer who has successfully mated WordPress and Shopify, I’m all ears!

Thanks for your support!

-John