Posts in the category Video

Video: Cadence Raw Denim Cycling Jeans Continue to Work on and off the Bike

Need some new pants, but want something that is going to work on the bike? Cadence Denim was one of the first brands to offer cycling specific denim jeans when the brand was started by Dustin Klein in 2003. As a designer, artist, and most importantly an ex-messenger, Klein knew exactly what he wanted from a pair of jeans – namely something that would hold up. Not much has changed when it comes to the iconic jeans, but they did just release this video capturing the story behind the threads.

Made in Los Angeles out of raw denim, the original Cadence Raw Cycling Jeans use a Kabio stitch inseam, include 2% stretch for a bit of give when riding, a reinforced seat, and a tapered cuff so you don’t have to roll up your pant leg if you don’t want to. Other details include reflective accents, custom hardware, and double back pockets for carrying your U Lock all for $110. The Raw Denim jeans have been joined by what is now a large catalog of soft goods, riding kits, and accessories (including a few collaborations with brands like Ritchey).


Shredits: Mountain Biking Raw, 11 year olds who are better than you, Physics Defying Jumps, and more

Who’s ready for the weekend? This refreshing video is the work of Cal Wootton at Loam9 Media and features the riding of Neil Donoghue in Les Arcs, France. I don’t know about you, but this gets me excited to more than most sound tracks…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • The first international mountain bike race in Sri Lanka was held in November with participants from 14 countries. The Rumble in the Jungle is Sri Lanka’s premier mountain bike stage race and takes riders from hot and humid jungles, through mountain hugging tea plantations and across the islands highest plateau. Check the video above for some of the highlights.
  • If you live in the Asheville, NC area and would like to donate a little bit of your time to help out Trips for Kids WNC then volunteer to help wrap gifts at REI. Trips for Kids WNC will be there for two weeks prior to Christmas and could really use your help.
  • is Orbea’s new sales channel, offering benefits to both users and dealers. For right now, their online store is operative in UK and Germany, offering users the whole range of Orbea products at a click and delivering them through our dealers in these countries.
  • La Fuga is the leading tour company for truly memorable European cycling escapes. And this Friday, December 5th they’re hosting a Christmas Party to celebrate an amazing year of cycling and their busiest year ever. Drop in any time between 4pm and 9pm for nibbles & drinks. There will also be a free prize draw with some cool cycling prizes. Their address is: 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX
  • And if you’re in San Francisco this Friday, December 5th, then visit The Mission Workshop at their Valencia Street store for their housewarming party between 6 and 11 PM. There will be an exclusive previewing of their fall/winter Advanced Projects Outerwear and Acre Series Apparel.
  • Registration for the Five Boro Bike Tour opens on January 20th so mark your calendars so that you miss out. The Tour itself is May 3rd and is an amazing way to see New York. Visit for more information. We’ll post more reminders for this great event as the date approaches.
  • OneUp Components is giving away a narrow-wide chain ring a day until Christmas. Just like them on Facebook to enter.
  • FSA/Vision is supporting the CYCLING FOR ARMENIA PROJECT, which is raising money for charity to help fund a much-needed children’s hospital unit in Armenia. Their goal is to raise €500,000 for the cause and by making a donation of 10 euros and you’ll be automatically entered into the drawing to win one of 11 autographed bikes donated by ProTour teams.
  • After years of pressure including a Care2 petition with 83,000 signatures, Clif Bar agrees to disclose country of origin for its cocoa. The Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a vegan food justice organization, pressured Clif Bar for years and now the countries where their cocoa comes from can be found listed HERE.
  • PeopleForBikes has officially united 1 million Americans in support of better bicycling! PeopleForBikes set out in March 2010 to unite one million voices in support of a better future for biking and believes that people, wherever they live, should be able to bike safely and comfortably and enjoy the many benefits of bicycling—for health, recreation, the economy, the environment, community and sustainability


GCN Video Shows Whether Climbing is More Efficient Seated or Standing

Now you know if all that huffing and puffing and wiggling and dancing is really worth it. Check out all their videos and stories at Global Cycling Network or on their Youtube channel.

Shimano XTR 360º Experience Sets the Bar for Immersive Mountain Biking Videos

On its own, the video above is completely worthy of your attention. Multiple camera angles, big name talent, great editing, and of course, plenty of Shimano’s new XTR group. What makes it so out of the ordinary can’t even be shown on our website – you’ll have to go to the XTR 360º Experience page to, well, experience it for yourself.

I can assure that it’s no run of the mill mountain bike video. Instead the interactive setup allows you to actively change the camera angles and even drag the current view 360º around the rider just like you were riding along with Shandro, Hunter, Vanderham, and the rest of the crew in Kamloops. A seriously impressive production, be prepared to spend some time on the XTR 360º Website…

Need A Winter Cross-Training Alternative To A Fat Bike? Sledgehammer!

In the snowy areas of the country, the fat bike has made a way for us to keep riding and not hang up the wheels for the winter. If you are gravity-addicted, then a ski bike might make a better ride for your winter. This is nothing new, as Lenz Sport has been converting their summer bikes for a long time, and even has a ski-specific model.

If you are lucky enough to be in Germany or Austria during the winter, Sledgehammer is promoting their new ski bikes by renting them for €30 per day, including shipping them to you, and shipping them back at the end of the rental. They hope this access will make people interested in giving them a try.

The video is a pretty good explanation of what happens with a ski bike, and is great to watch, especially if you like watching people crash as they attempt to try a backflip.

Must Watch: Horsepower | Brett Rheeder, plus Di2 Drivetrains for Dirt Jumps?

We thought about saving this one for the weekend, but it’s just too good not to share. We already know Brett Rheeder is a mad man on a bike, but this latest video really highlights his incredible talents on a bike. Using a huge tract of land up in Cherry Creek, British Columbia, Rheeder tears it up on a slopestyle course with plenty of hay bales and a beautiful view.

If you look closely at Rheeder’s bike you might catch a unique Di2 set up as well…


Specialized Fatboy – The Shred Days of Christmas

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Now that the Specialized FatBoy is available in 20 & 24″ wheels, it’s OK for your kid to get fat this Christmas. If you thought wrapping a bike to put under the tree was hard, just wait until you need an entire roll of paper just to cover one tire. Yes, the child sized fat bikes will be available for Christmas provided you have the coin since both models sell for $1,000.

As for the riding? Little ripper Julien Markewitz proves that kids aboard the Fatboy should easily be able to have fun with Mom or Dad on a fat bike, or in this case – Mitch Ropelato. Just don’t roost people with snow or monster truck others’ sand castles, OK?

Check out the mini-me fat bike shredding next…


DIY Video Shows You How to Give Your Bike the Tron Treatment

Victor Does is a web series based in Sweden that posts DIY tutorials for various projects, from building a beer can lantern to electrolysis rust removal. This particular video shows you how to turn your bike into a “Tron Style” glow in the dark vehicle. The point is to make your bike not only look rad, but also to add another safety component while riding at night. The glow in the dark paint portion of the video is simple, but the UV LED soldering component is a bit more complicated. For those of us with no electrical wiring knowledge, this video might not be completely comprehensive; you may have to dig around other sites to learn how to connect Ohm resistors in a parallel circuit. That, and making the wiring a bit cleaner. But if you’re able to get the required items and have the time to put them together, this could be a really great weekend project that would add another level of safety to your nighttime rides.