To encourage magazine sales, each month we offer a free article not behind our web paywall or in iTunes. This essay from contributor Patrick Brady is about finding adventure and introduces Issue 14. It was also shared on our Google Play app and is included in the Medium Bicycles Collection.
Stage 7 Recap: Andrew Crashlansky and T.J. Van Crasheren can’t keep the rubber side down in Crash Town. A Facebook fan of ours did it a haiku version
CRASH! A rider goes down.
CRASH! Another rider goes down.
CRASH! Photo finish.
Issue 14 cover
It’s summer time, the Tour is on, days are long, and we’re riding our bikes everywhere. Issue 14 just dropped on the Web and iTunes. The free cover story on the Web edition is about a ride I did with the GT Grade and the industry trend towards adventure and gravel.
The road scene is so broken, roadies are riding off road, that’s what gravel is about.
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Niner BSB 9 RDO
Mentioned yesterday that after the cobbles in the Tour, we’re thinking of Cross and another bike like the BSB 9 RDO from Niner. The story from them at PressCamp 14 is they’ve put on their big boy pants and are focused on quality, engineering, and design. With time cut short after the Summer snow storm, I didn’t get to ride this bike, but heard good things and it’s very well spec’d.
Also noted how clean the inside of their tubes are and their product engineer assured me, the BB junction and cable routing was just as tidy.