In the spirit of Gonzo Journalism, videographer Justin Balog shares his setup while documenting RAGBRAI – the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa – for PEARL iZUMi. Check out his video here at the Radavist and read up on his setup below. As a heads up, the 2020 registration for RAGBRAI opens November 20th! Thanks to PEARL iZUMi and Justin for pulling this together!
Jeff Takes on Boogie Man, arguably the hardest trail in the North Shore with NSMBA‘s president, Cooper Quinn.
Shot during the 2002-2004 cyclocross seasons, Pure Sweet Hell is a film by Brian Vernor and Willie K. Bullion that looks at ‘cross racing’s roots in an era before web edits and Instagram. Check out more backstory at Metroactive.
Francesco and Giorgio from Montanus explore their backyard in their latest video.
What are the differences between the Open WI.DE. versus the Open U.P.P.E.R.? In the Autumn 2019 Bicycle Quarterly issue, the team takes a look at these bikes in detail.
Oscar Härnström paints lines in a rock quarry in his first-ever freeride video.
Bombtrack just posted their 2020 catalog with their complete lineup donning new paint schemes and component selections. We took a look at the Hook EXT C the other morning, now let’s drool over the new HOOK ADV‘s paint scheme.
Handlebar designs are all the rage these days but what do you think of the Oyster Bar? I’ve never seen anything like it! Check it out on Kickstarter.
Trans-Cascadia is a backcountry stage MTB race that takes place in some of the most remote places in the Pacific Northwest. This year, they’ve teamed up with Santa Cruz to raffle off a new Megatower with all the fixin’s. Head on over to throw down $10 for your chance to win!
Bombtrack announced the Hook EXT C model last year. It was the flagship lightweight carbon gravel bike with a bit more versatility added in for the long haul, with the needed bosses for fenders, racks, and other touring essentials. The 2020 Hook EXT C now features a T47 bottom bracket, SRAM Rival, and 650b Hunt Adventure Sport wheels with 2.0″ gumwall WTB Venture tires.
The Atlas Mountain Race in an unsupported bikepacking endurance race that starts in Marrakesh and finishes in Agadir with views to spare! If you’re looking for a challenge, consider this 1145 kilometre event that boasts 20,000m of climbing… See more at Atlas Mountain Race.
Russ and Laura from Path Less Pedaled take out a Kona x Swift Adventure Co rental bike to the San Juan Islands outside of Seattle to ride and paint the landscape with water color artist Chris McNally.
Trials magician Fabio Wibmer takes to the streets of Austria to unleash his abilities.
Look, e-bikes are polarizing but over the past few months, the users I’ve met on the trail are always the ones with a physical ailment like a vet who lost feeling in his leg from shrapnel while overseas, or the woman in her 50’s who just can’t do the climb as well anymore due to a hip surgery. I think the more we realize e-bikes open the door for more users, the better off we’ll all be. Sure, there will always be people who abuse power, but I just hope the positives can outweigh the negatives. Man, that’s a lot of battery puns in one post!
Check out the Kona Remote 160 at your local dealer!
Cooper and Pius decided to quit their jobs and spend the foreseeable future traveling from Seattle to Mexico by bike, with their surfboards in tow. They’re riding, surfing, and cleaning up the beaches along the way… More videos like this, Light and Motion!
Temple Cycles in the UK sponsored a young rider named Jack who wanted to ride self-supported 6000km through Africa. This is his story.