Tanglefoot Cycles: Discord Components – Peeper Stem Gets Your Bars Higher and Closer

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Tanglefoot Cycles: Discord Components – Peeper Stem Gets Your Bars Higher and Closer

Tired of having your bars too low and too far away? Are 35mm length stems still too short? Or perhaps you bought a bike that’s a litttttle too small for you? Check out Vermont-based Tanglefoot Cycles’ and their component subsidiary Discord Component’s Peeper Stem.

This aluminum stem combines the classic functionality found in upright quill stems with the fit and functionality of a modern MTB stem. Made in New Jersey and shipping today. Don’t stop with the Peeper, Tanglefoot has a whole slew of awesome products, so spend some time on their website today.

Specs:
30mm extension
1 1/8″ steerer clamp for most threadless forks
75mm stack height
31.8 bar clamp. 50mm wide.
Milled Aluminum with Stainless Bolts

Available for $185 via Analog Cycles.

The All New 2021 Salsa Timberjack

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The All New 2021 Salsa Timberjack

The Salsa Timberjack has been a staple option for those looking for a capable hardtail. This morning, Salsa announced the new 2021 model with a few key updates including top tube mounts for bags, the downtube received Three-Pack mounts, an upgrade to Alternator 2.0 dropouts, improved cable routing, and integrated chainstay protection.

The biggest change is the switch from a 130mm to a 150mm fork and an updated geometry, which you can see above. You can still run a 29er or 27.5+ wheelset on the Timberjack as well. Build kits range from a Ti Timberjack frame for $2,699, GX Eagle 29er for $2,499, SLX complete for $1,799, and the frameset runs $599. Check out more information at Salsa.

Moosepacks are Made in North Carolina

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Moosepacks are Made in North Carolina

Matt Moosa from Moosepacks dropped us a line with an introduction to his new line of made in North Carolina bags, including handlebar and seat bags, as well as custom half-frame bags. All bags come in a variety of colors with custom options available. Head on over to Moosepacks to see more.

Bryan’s Doom Mash Track

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Bryan’s Doom Mash Track

Since we posted Two Wheel Drive yesterday, we thought it’d be nice to feature one of the shop employee’s personal bikes. Bryan is a mechanic and his Mash track bike is too slick, laced with Albuquerque’s own DOOM bars and some other nice details. Check out our friend Nick’s photos below with words by Bryan himself…

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Watch Swift Industries’ Stoked Spoke Femme, Trans, Womyn, and Non-Binary Evening Tonight

We’re very pleased to sponsor Swift Industries’ Stoked Spoke series and tonight is episode 02, featuring an evening of FTW Nb folks sharing their stories. Femme, Trans, Women, and Non-binary Nite (FTW Nb for short) is a dedicated space for our FTW Nb friends to tell their tales of adventure like single speeding in West Virginia, misadventures in Utah, and much more. Tune in here, tonight, February 24th, 2021 5:30PST/8:30EST for the live stream!

See Episode 01 here to give you a good primer for the series. :-)

You Can Now Pre-Order the Tumbleweed T-Rack and Mini Pannier Rack

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You Can Now Pre-Order the Tumbleweed T-Rack and Mini Pannier Rack

Mini Pannier rack ($140 rear) and T-Rack ($130 front)

Tumbleweed Bikes’ rack designs have been in high demand since their inception. The T-Rack is a lightweight saddlebag or handlebar bag support, complete with cargo cage attachments on the support legs while the Mini Pannier Rack is inspired by a traditional rear rack but designed to take lightweight and compact panniers. Tumbleweed cannot keep both of these racks in stock, so they’ve opened a pre-order to help ensure everyone can get one this round.

This pre-order will hopefully ship in late March-early April. Head to Tumbleweed to pre-order now.

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Ride Slow. Take Photos. Video

We embedded this feature in today’s Reportage but are posting it in our Radar as well…

Cyclist Erik Mathy rides from San Francisco to Tucson along the historic Butterfield Overland Trail. Lugging his large-format camera, handmade ‘dollar bill’ lenses, and shooting on X-Ray film, Erik documents his interactions with a variety of people — from artists and activists to the border patrol — as he explores the subject of migration against the landscape of a politically divided American southwest.

POC’s Ventral Light Helmet Weighs in at Under 270g

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POC’s Ventral Light Helmet Weighs in at Under 270g

There’s this website that offers up weight comparisons. For instance, you can put in 270g and it will tell you what weighs about that or by what multitude. For instance, 270g is about three times the weight of a deck of cards. Or, my personal favorite, 270g is about the weight of an adult hamster.

Having light-weight gear is a game we all like to play and having a light helmet might just make you want to wear it even more, which is a good measure when it comes to something that can save your life. The new POC Ventral Light helmet shaves the unnecessary grams without compromising your safety.

It’s the weight of a hamster on your head, with a retail of $275. See more at POC.

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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: A Trail for Everyone

The Lost Sierra felt like a second home to this site when we were based in California and that’s due to one thing: the draw of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship‘s hard work (Don’t forget the giveaway we posted!) Currently, they are developing a Trails Master Plan for their Connected Communities plan. This extensive planning is aiding in the creation of a vision for a recreation-focused lifestyle. The SBTS are doing this through community investment, shared stewardship, economic opportunity, and important new local jobs, all benefiting economically disadvantaged communities in California’s Plumas, Sierra, Butte, and Lassen Counties…

Being Seen. Being Heard: Ride Slow, Take Photos – 1200 Miles Of Conversations Along the Butterfield Overland Mail Route


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Being Seen. Being Heard: Ride Slow, Take Photos – 1200 Miles Of Conversations Along the Butterfield Overland Mail Route


On November 1st, 2018 I rolled out to cover 1200 miles of the old Butterfield Overland Mail Route from San Francisco to Tucson, AZ. For almost a year prior the headlines had been dominated by news of things happening along America’s southern border. Child Separations. Immigration Caravans. National Guard deployments. On social media channels the rhetoric from all sides, which had already been getting increasingly strident, ramped up to a fever pitch. Normal conversations spiraled completely out of control. I found myself caught up in it all, furious at family members, friends, and strangers alike.

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DUST Video

In case you missed our DUST feature last week and the video embedded within the Reportage from South Africa, we figured we should share the event’s video recap (which has also been updated in higher quality). Enjoy!

Broken and Coastal’s 6th Issue has Dropped with All Proceeds Supporting Ride for Racial Justice

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Broken and Coastal’s 6th Issue has Dropped with All Proceeds Supporting Ride for Racial Justice

Broken and Coastal are psyched to announce the release of their 6th print issue.

In 2020, Broken and Coastal set out to further disrupt the norm by turning their small magazine project into a platform to not only support storytellers, photographers, and designers but to give back to their community by donating the proceeds from each issue to charity.

Proceeds of the sixth edition will benefit Ride for Racial Justice, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to ensure access to resources, education, and community for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) cyclists and to dismantle systemic racism so that EVERYONE can feel safe, free, and empowered to ride a bicycle.

“This is not just a publication you will want to read once. It’s a coffee-table worthy product to look back on for years to come, and a movement you can get behind,” said San Agustin.

Broken and Coastal is a studio focused on creating content that enriches the human experience. The Broken and Coastal journal is an independent print magazine for cyclists with courage — the non-traditionalists and the rule-breakers who dare to live life outdoors. A platform for change, we created this magazine to empower storytellers, inspire creativity, give to charity, support our communities and do our part in making the world a better place.

Head to www.brokenandcoastal.com to pick up Issue 06 today!