Archive for December, 2015

  • Ibis Trans-Fat Carbon Fat Bike


    Now THIS is what I’m talking about! If you’ve been around the site for a while, you know I’m a fan of the fat bikes; had a Pug, a Neck Romancer and now I want this one. Ibis just announced a fat bike of their own, the Trans-Fat.

    Inspired by their Tranny 29 frame, they made an identical front triangle and fattened up the rear.

    Some key specs include:
    -A Carbon monocoque frame weighing in at 3.25 lbs
    -Compatible with both geared and singlespeed setups
    -You can run a Gates Carbon Belt Drive on it.

    If you’re into the Trans-Fat like I am, you better hurry ’cause they’ve only made limited quantities. More should be available in February.

  • Bikepacking the Mongolian Steppe

    This is a really good watch. Being in China and having a few friends who are of Mogolian decent, I’ve always been curious about what it would be like to ride around Inner Mongolia, especially on a bikepacking trip.

    Funny thing is, as I was making my usual rounds online I came across this video from Jay Ritchey of Jay Bird Films titled “Bikepacking the Mongolian Steppe” and immediately decided to check it out.

    If you’ve got the time, I suggest you do the same. Even if you’re busy with work, make sure to bookmark this one and give it a watch.

  • Thrasher Magazine Double Rock: The Worble

    Holy hell this is awesome. Sorry for doubling up on the skateboarding posts, but I just couldn’t let this one slide.

    You’ve seen The Worble featured here before, but incase you haven’t, these are some of my homies from back in Vermont and they’re out in California making a name for themselves. I saw a little while back that they were filming this Double Rock for Thrasher Magazine and have been eagerly waiting to check it out since. Hit play and I guaruntee that you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.

    Featuring: Andy Dicker, Steve Mull, Alex Farrara, Ivan Glenney, Brian Glenney, Rick Rossi, Dave Mull and Nate Benner.

    More shenanigans at The Worble.

  • Amazing Skatepark / Miniramp Inside A Church In Spain

    I can’t even get over how amazing this is…it’s something out of a dream really. I first caught wind of this incredible miniramp / skatepark in a church a couple weeks back via Instagram, but couldn’t uncover any details until recently.  What I would give to have such a perfect indoor ramp somewhere in Shanghai…

    Anyway, in Llanera, Spain a historic church was converted to a skatepark earlier on this year by a local DIY crew, La Iglesia Skate. Aside from the sheer beauty and setting (being in a Church and all), the ramp itself looks 100% perfect. You’ve got a nice, long mini ramp in the middle, a vert extension, an extension with some nice pool coping as well as a micro-mini for beginners. Plus, the artwork by Okuda San Miguel is beautiful. This right here is all I need…I don’t think I’d change anything here. Maybe convert the end where the micro is into a bowl corner or something; otherwise this is incredible.

    Now for those like me thinking this would make for a good excuse to take a skate trip to Spain, it’s not exactly close to Barcelona; and you can’t do a skate trip in Spain without hitting Barcelona…so my chances of getting skate this ramp are pretty slim, but who knows. Regardless, get ready to wipe some drool off your keyboard and maybe grab a spare set of shorts before checking out the photos below. Additional photos can be found on the La Iglesia Skate Facebook.

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  • Factory Five XCR Custom Touring Bike


    Damn, would you look at this thing? Talk about a beautiful bicycle that’s as functional as it is eye-catching. This custom built touring bike was just finished for a F5 customer who plans to spend the next few years trekking the globe; and what a fine machine to do so on. The frame is a custom-built  Factory Five Columbus XCR stainless steel touring frame and topped with a lovely mix of brushed and clear-coat finish. As you’ll see in the photos below, each and every cable is internally routed, which could be an advantage or drawback…depending on your preferences.

    As far as components go, it’s no holds barred; the bling level here is real. You’ve got a Dura Ace 9000 11 speed grouppo, H Plus Son Archetypes to a Supernova up front and Chris King in the rear, ENVE cockpit and saddle, Brooks C17 saddle, and an E3 Pro 2 headlamp & tail light. Oh, and don’t forget The Plug III.

    This is easily one of the raddest touring bikes I’ve seen in a while. While the STI shifters and 11-speed drivetrain would make me nervous while touring, they don’t detract from drool factor…this thing is supreme! Check out a few more shots below.

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  • SVENNESS 4.2

    Yup, this is pretty incredible.

    Koksijde aka Duinencross is one of the most well-known ‘cross races in the world. It’s something that every cyclocross racer dreams of racing and winning. It dates back fo 1969, where 4-time Pari-Roubaix winner Roger De Vlaeminick was the first champion.

    Now grab yourself some popcorn, a cold beer and enjoy this video put together by CXHairs.

  • CXHAIRS: SVENNESS 4.2 Teaser

    Oh hell yeah, this looks good.

    Here’s the SVENNESS 4.2 Teaser from Koksijde.

    via CXHAIRS

  • Donhou Bicycles – Rapha + Liberty Road Bike


    Perhaps you’ve already seen this beauty from Donhou Bicycles, but if not, then you’re in for a real treat.  The Rapha + Liberty is a true gem.

    This road bike was built with the idea of making a thoroughbred of a bicycle; something possessing high levels of shreddability with the comfortable glove-like fit that comes with a custom handbuilt bicycle.

    Composed of Columbus Spirit and HSS tubes, this fillet-brazed frame is outfitted with a Dura-Ace drivetrain and built up with with ENVE rims, cockpit and seatpost. While this is a dream build in my mind, my eyes can’t help but fixate on the paint…

    Have a closer look at this beauty below.

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