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This is a call for artists! Looking for poster designs for this year’s Art Pedaller show. Swing by for details if you want to contribute to some bike poster art!

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Pre-Order for our Revolution Cycles Jersey, bib, and/or jacket is available until the end of the week! They’ll be ready just in time for the holidays. Details and prices at www.flickr.com/photos/revolutioncycles/ This offer will end by Fri so give is a call if you’re interested! Any profits goes back into the cycling club. Here’s a pic of Mark racing at Camrock cross and looking good doing it!

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Hope I didnt freak you out with this photo!  It is, however, inevitable but for us fatbikers and other winter sports lovers, we can’t wait for the snow!  In preparations for this week’s snow fall, we’re heading over to Madison Bike Winter ‘s fashion show at Machinery Row tonight. Starts at 5pm and ends around 7. So no ride tonight but it’ll be cool to hangout and talk about winter biking!

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This Saturday Rev is hositng a CX Night party! It’s been awhile since we’ve had a good party at the shop and what better way to have one than after Camrock Cross this Saturday! We’ll be also introducing our cycling club with jerseys for you all to check out. Anyone and everyone is invitied, just come by and have a good time!

With so many new innovations in the cycling industry, there are now so many ways that you can carry what you need on your bike. The tried and true rear rack and pannier system is always great but it’s nice to know there are alternatives. For me, I prefer having more cargo weight in the front. If you think about it, your rear wheel is holding up the majority of your weight. If you add a rack and panniers with groceries or books, that’s putting more strain on the that wheel. So I’ve been using this sturdy yet affordable $30 Soma front rack Soma front rack with an old english saddle bag.

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Here’s the same rack but on a Surly Cross Check with a Swift Industries Rando bag.  Vlad is going to use this set up for commuting as well as long distance gravel rides/races.  Perfect for holding a couple of sandwiches!

For casual rides (road or mountain) I prefer having a front handle bar bag.  This $20 Jandd bag can either go on your bars or behind your saddle.  I prefer it up front so I can have access to my phone or snacks without having to stop.  I’ve been able to fit all my tools, food, and light vest in there.

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The most affordable, light, and versatile set up is a good ol’ American made Wald basket.  They run about $20-25 and can fit on most bikes.  I wouldn’t put a ton of weight in there but it can at least hold one of our 15 lbs cats.

Any place is a good place to hang with this guyOff road touring has grown in popularity in recent years and with it comes unique ways to carry your stuff.  This frame and saddle bag made in the USA by Revelate Designs allows you to store your items without the use of racks.  Which is perfect for road or dual suspension bikes that have no mounts.  But they still work great on conventional bikes.  Again great for long distance rides or your commute to work.

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Swing on by and check them out.  There are still more options out there that I haven’t even mentioned.  All in all, it’s been a relief to not have to carry everything on my back!

-Earl

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Sunday Mtn Bike Ride is on! Heading over to Quarry Park today. Saw that they’ve cut some new trail out there so we’re excited! We leave the shop at 5:15pm. We will pass through Machinery Row as well as the SW trail/Monroe St if anyone wants to meet us at those points. We’ll make a few scenic break stops on the way back to the East side so if you don’t have a mountain bike, come roll with us anyways! Should be back to catch most of the Packer game!

Rev repair classes are available!

Repair classes are available through February. More info at revolutioncycles.net then click on Revolution School. We’re excited to teach you all about bikes!

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