Partnering with We Are One Carbon Composites, Industry Nine is pleased to announce their new carbon MTB wheels, which are made in North America. From XC racing, backcountry riding, Enduro and Downhill, Industry Nine has some wheels for every branch of MTB riding.
One not-so-obvious by-product of Covid 19 is I haven’t seen my framebuilding family this year. Aaron from Mosaic is included in that very extended group of creative individuals. PEARL iZUMi‘s Built series, shot by Justin Balog, really sheds some light on these talented artists.
Jake Hood takes the Honzo ESD out for a casual rip around his local trails in the latest video from Kona.
Today is full of inspirational gravel videos! The latest from Shimano sheds light on Colombia, a country known for its coffee and amazing road riding but as this video showcases, the dirt ain’t bad either! Check out the video above and read the full feature at Shimano.
With two branches under the new women’s gravel line, the Devote and Devote Advanced, Liv has developed gravel bikes in both aluminum and carbon, with clearances for a 45mm tire, and build kits that rival other offerings on the market. This video alone, set in Canyon Country, has our interest piqued but see more information for yourself at Liv.
Follow along as Mike Hopkins takes us on a not-so-typical gravel ride…
When riding singletrack on your gravel bike, a dropper post can certainly aid in the shredability factor of your ride. The problem is, there aren’t a lot of gravel-oriented droppers on the market. Easton has thrown their cap in the ring, announcing the EA70 AX dropper this morning. Its retail is $184.99 and the dropper offers 50mm of drop in both 350mm and 400mm lengths in a 27.2mm clamp diameter.
I’m not sure how many of you wear full-face protection when you ride a MTB and maybe this video and product isn’t really for the Radavist but man, this is such a great product video. The Mainline is a new paradigm in protection from Smith, featuring a refined fit, lightweight construction, ventilation, and extra protection. Head to Smith to see more on the Mainline.
It’s not often we get the pleasure of watching Joey Schusler ride a hardtail! Yeti tried something different with this self-filmed digital and film edit by Joey in the Colorado backcountry.
This September, John Shackleford, a 25-year-old NYC bicycle messenger, will traverse 1,114 miles on a bicycle along a mixed-terrain route known as the Underground Railroad, all to inspire the Black youth of America to experience cycling. Who else is hyped for this one?
Head to Underground Railroad Ride to find out how you might be able to help John on this life-changing experience.
James and Pete from Upshift Velo take on an amazing 100-mile route heading out from Backyard Bike Shop to Kielder reservoir and back including some of the Dirty Reiver route. 50/50 road and gravel, but surely some of the most premium gravel riding there is to be had in the country.
We wrapped up our coverage of the ENVE Builder Round-Up and as part of the show, ENVE has uploaded some videos showcasing some of the builds. You can head to their Youtube channel to catch them and maybe they’ve featured one of your favorites…
Tannus Armour put out this video of all-around shredder Keland Hawks giving his local trails a go on his singlespeed commuter bike.
Evaluating a region’s geologic history can be a real joy by bicycle. Will Morris does just that with Squamish.
“Squamish sits on the edge of the Northern Hemisphere’s southernmost fjord, nestled between sprawling mountains built by tectonic, volcanic, and glacial processes. These forces, operating on humanly abstracted timescales, created the landscape in which we learn, live, and recreate. Through features accessible on Squamish’s mountain bike trails, the story of this land’s geologic origin can be formulated. Four main eras are presented in this story, most overlapping and building upon the previous: Mountain Building, Glaciation, Volcanism, and Collapse.”
I know everyone has fundraiser fatigue these days but give this one a watch and if you feel moved enough to donate, then you can do so at Cycles of Change:
“Cycles of Change’s in-person programs, the bulk of which take place in Alameda County public schools, are deeply impacted by COVID-19. Activities we do now, support our essential organizational work for the remainder of the year. Like other small grassroots organizations, the cancellation of our programs has had a massive impact on our fiscal stability. However, we are committed to our mission of supporting community access to bikes. We believe that access to just mobility and transportation is an essential human right.
Our mission and work support the directive of the Alameda County Public Health Department that trips should be reduced to only essentials and the need for fresh air and exercise. Bicycles are a key resource for this situation since they are low-cost and low-risk for transmission of COVID-19. Through these challenging times, we continue to provide bicycle education and access to low-cost and free bikes in our community.”
‘Forgotten Highways’ is a film of documenting self-supported travel bike bicycle and cultural discovery set in the Whanganui District of New Zealand. The film is a journey through a challenging landscape following the historical trails to and from one of NZ’s most significant rivers (or Awa).