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Apidura’s Revive Program Revitalizes Your Bags

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Apidura’s Revive Program Revitalizes Your Bags

Apidura’s new Revive Program takes your used and beaten up bags or packs and repairs them to like new, but with beausage, condition:

We believe in producing packs that are Built to Last. The longer a pack is in use, the lower the environmental impact of the resources used to make it. Much like a bike, packs sometimes need a bit of upkeep and maintenance to keep them working well over the years, which is why we design our packs to be easily repaired. By investing in returning purpose to these packs through revive, we hope to reduce unnecessary waste and extend the useful lifecycle of idle packs.

Learn more at Apidura.

The New Crust Bombora ENVE Build is Coming!

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The New Crust Bombora ENVE Build is Coming!

The current state of the world supply chain is messy. The bicycle industry, as you may know, is really feeling it. In the past year, we have seen a tidal wave of people dusting off their old 90’s mountain bikes, or going to their local bike shop to snag that 2021 model, and heading out into the world to see what this two-wheeled miracle has to offer. While it is exciting to see the surge in support towards the bicycle world, the industry frankly wasn’t exactly equipped for the demand that has become the new norm for the time being. This has component lead times reading in years as opposed to their usual months, shipping costs rising to astronomical amounts, and brands (especially smaller ones) attempting to carefully navigate these obstacles and adapt.

With the scrambled supply chain, it was unexpected and exciting for us at Crust to have the opportunity to team up with ENVE to work on making something special. Having already been big fans of ENVE’s Adventure Fork for its versatility and aesthetic, the idea of offering a Crust frame paired up with it started getting tossed around. Inspired by Hailey Moore (@hailey.m.moore) and her Bombora that she put a paint-matched carbon fork on, it seemed the match was already made. A few changes were made to the existing Bombora to accommodate the Adventure fork and freshen the frame up a bit. Once the design changes were made, the plans were signed off, and a long wait ensued.

The Radavist 2021 Calendar: June

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The Radavist 2021 Calendar: June

“Light and Layers” is the sixth layout of the Radavist 2021 Calendar. It was shot with a Sony A9ii and a Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 di iii rxd lens in Kayenta, AZ.

“We’ll be offering this image from our Yellow Dirt Reportage as a photographic print in the next few weeks, with all proceeds going to Dzil Ta’ah Adventures but we wanted to offer it up as a free desktop wallpaper first…”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right-click and save link as – The Radavist 2021 – June. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from a watering hole on our route. Click here to download June’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Ortlieb’s Handlebar Pack QR

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Ortlieb’s Handlebar Pack QR

Ortlieb has been making bicycle touring bags for what seems like an eternity but over the past few years, they’ve begun to make bikepacking bags, always offering a few clever details and their legendary waterproof construction. Newest to this lineup is the Handlebar Pack QR, or quick-release. These bags lash to your handlebars in seconds, perfect for big, expedition rides, long gravel trips, and S24O alike.

Specs:
-$160 MSRP
-11-liter capacity, plus two small exterior mesh pockets
-IP64 – dustproof & waterproof to 1-meter for 30min
-Sustainably made in Germany

See more at Ortlieb.

Fox Figures Out How to Lighten Its Transfer Dropper Posts by 25% Without Drillium

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Fox Figures Out How to Lighten Its Transfer Dropper Posts by 25% Without Drillium

Back in the day, if you were a racer who was looking to lighten up your bike, you broke out a drill press. The process of drilling holes in various bike components is called drillium and long gone are those days. Now companies simply engineer lighter components without drilling holes to lighten them up. Easier said than done though!

At 128 grams (25%!) lighter than the regular Transfer posts, the new Transfer SL (super light) is the lightest mainstream dropper post on the market. With lever options for flat bars, drop bars, and 1x and 2x drivetrains, these new Transfer SL posts are at home on all bikes, from 27.2mm clamp to 31.6mm.

See more at Fox! … and how cool is that drillium post they made for this ad?

Albion Cycling Launches New Spring ’21 Collection Including Full Women’s Line

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Albion Cycling Launches New Spring ’21 Collection Including Full Women’s Line

Albion Cycling has a cult-like following thanks to their super minimally-branded cycling apparel and strong colors. This spring’s release from the brand includes a full women’s lineup including jerseys, bibs, vests, and more. Coincidentally, the men’s and women’s selections share the same colors too, completing the brand’s minimal silhouttes. See the new men’s and women’s lineup at Albion Cycling.

Prototipo Works Ultra Low Profile Bidon Cage Bolts

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Prototipo Works Ultra Low Profile Bidon Cage Bolts

There’s custom and then there’s deep custom. Protipo Works is based in Australia and they manufacture small hardware pieces to fully lace out your bike in subtle ways. Take these Ultra Low Profile bidon cage bolts which are ultra low, slim and discreet, made from 316 stainless steel. These new bolts tout some improvements over their previous versions, which include diamond burnished heads and a super strong cold forged-rolled thread. They run $14.95 AUD for a set of bolts and are open for pre-order now with a delivery date slated for the next few weeks. See more at Prototipo Works.

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Outer Shell’s Ultra Packable Backpack

Outer Shell is one of our favorite bag makers because they do things just a little differently. Take for instance their new ultra-packable backpacks. These bags are partially made from upcycled sails and have a 14L capacity that packs down into a tiny store pocket. They weigh 64g and are perfect for overnighters and long tours alike.

Outer Shell collaborated with Mafia Bags to source some of the materials from upcycled sails. Note that the cords come in many different colors so expect minor variations in the bag you receive.

Available in three colors and for sale for $70. See more at Outer Shell!

Specs:
-13” x 17” x 4” (14L) // Weight: 2.3oz (64g)
-Internal pocket also stows backpack
-Four external lash loops
-Contoured shoulder straps with padded mesh
-Partially made from upcycled sails
-Water resistant
-Handmade in California

Kona’s 2021 Steel Rove DL and LTD Models Are Here!

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Kona’s 2021 Steel Rove DL and LTD Models Are Here!

Over the next few weeks, Kona will be rolling out their drop bar adventure bikes, beginning with the Rove DL and Roce LTD models today. The DL is a 650b do-it-all, no-nonsense fully-steel bike, filled with all the cargo and extra bottle bosses you’d need in a neat, tight, 1x drivetrain kit. The DL’s fork has cargo bosses and this year, it comes in a bright blue. While the Rove LTD is a 2x, 650b machine with a carbon fork, also equipped with cargo bosses on the fork. Check out the full spread at Kona! If you’d like a full review, check out our Related column below the fold.

North St. Bags: 21L Macro Panniers

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North St. Bags: 21L Macro Panniers

Portland-based North St. Bags have an extensive pannier model lineup and within it are these 21L Macro Panniers. These bags are made from recycled EcoPak. This lightweight, ultra-durable, waterproof outer layer is crafted from recycled plastic bottles turned woven polyester by heritage sailmaker Challenge Sailcloth. Our EcoPak bags are available in 6 vibrant colors, VOC free, and come with a big reduction in carbon footprint over traditional manufacturing methods.

Looking for something a little smaller? Check out the 14L Micro Pannier!

See the entire pannier line at North St. Bags.

8Bar Mitte V3 is an Affordable Frame that Converts from Gravel to Road and Back

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8Bar Mitte V3 is an Affordable Frame that Converts from Gravel to Road and Back

The 8Bar Mitte V3 is an aluminum frame that can transform from a gravel bike to a road bike and back with the simple adjustment of their Twist dropouts. If your road wheels have a 140mm discs and your gravel bike has 160mm discs, then there’s no need to adjust the brakes either. Best of all, the Mitte V3 retails for only 599,90€ and is available at 8Bar today. See more information at 8Bar Bikes.

Kitsbow: Escalator Merino Henley

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Kitsbow: Escalator Merino Henley

Part of the “Make Mine Now” program, the in-house products made in North Carolina at Kitsbow’s HQ, The Escalator Merino Henley features an extremely adaptable dual-facing merino fabric. Made from 34% soft merino on the inside and 66% polyester yarns on the outside, increasing the longevity and comfort of these do-it-all garment pieces. Expect less brand snags and less moth holes in the long run, while maintaining merino’s quick-drying abilities. These Henleys aren’t cheap but will last for years and years of heavy use. Check out all the info and the variety of colors available at Kitsbow.

Swift Industries: Bandito Bags are Back in Stock!

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Swift Industries: Bandito Bags are Back in Stock!

Swift Industries’ most popular bags are trickling back into stock after a year of production delays, including the small and functional Bandito Bag, which doubles as a handlebar or saddle bag. These 3.2L bags come in a handful of colors including Black VX21 XPac™, Coyote VX21 XPac™, Olive VX21 XPac™, or Old Navy 500 Denier Cordura™ as shown here. Head on over to Swift to swoop one while they’re still in stock if you’ve been waiting.

Specs:
-Measurements: 8.5″w X 5.5″ diameter
-Capacity: 3.2 L
-Weight: 1 lb
-Made in Seattle

Velocio’s 2021 Unity Campaign Jerseys are For an Environmental Cause

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Velocio’s 2021 Unity Campaign Jerseys are For an Environmental Cause

Each year, Velocio launches a unique Unity campaign, consisting of mens and womens jerseys, all centered around an environmental theme. This year’s jerseys feature a design inspired by the landmasses affected by rising sea levels.

100% of the profits of this year’s jersey will support one of three climate-focused, nonprofit partners (chosen by you at checkout); The Environmental Justice Foundation, 350.org and Protect Our Winters each share in a mission to address the climate crisis.

See more at Velocio!

 

Search and State: Tropic Thunder S2-R Skull Jersey

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Search and State: Tropic Thunder S2-R Skull Jersey

Search and State’s limited edition jerseys are usually an all-over pattern ranging from camo, to palm fronds, and flowers but this one is a bit different. The Tropic Thunder S2-R Skull Jersey looks like nothing the brand has done before, featuring a big, bright design, centered on the back, with a small, subdued branding hit on the chest. These are really wild, so they might not be for everyone, but if you’re interested in them, head to Search and State.

Nocs Provisions’ 8×32 Monocular Zoom Tube Let’s You See at a +/-400mm Focal Length

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Nocs Provisions’ 8×32 Monocular Zoom Tube Let’s You See at a +/-400mm Focal Length

There are a number of reasons why you could use a Monocular on a bike tour. They’re also just handy to have around the house, in the car, or in your favorite basket bike. We used one of these Nocs Provisions Zoom Tubes on a recent backpacking trip in Canyonlands and it helped us spot seep springs, birds, and various ancestral sites hidden within the sandstone cliffs. Since then, I’ve used it to spout trout from bridges and birds in our backyard.

The 8×32 magnification gives you about a 400mm focal length, which is pretty impressive in such a small package (4.96″ x 1.85″ and 9.52oz). The Monocular is the kind of thing that you wouldn’t think you’d put it to use but after one trip, you ask yourself what the hell you were doing before? The Monocular is compatible with tripods, or Peak design Capture Clip, and even has an optional 4x magnification examination tube attachment that converts the tube into a microscope.

The Monocular is $75 and is in stock in a variety of colors at Nocs Provisions, who also makes compact Binoculars if that’s more your style.

Silca’s 3D Printed Mensola Computer Mount

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Silca’s 3D Printed Mensola Computer Mount

3D printed titanium parts have ushered in a new wave of bicycle design and fabrication. From the UK’s Sturdy Cycles to Australia’s Prova Cycles and the US’ Firefly, each of these brands uses 3D printing technologies to make their bikes stronger, lighter weight, and more modern. Silca recently launched their Mensola Computer Mount, which retails at $175, and bolts directly to your stem’s faceplate.

Due to the 3D modeling and fabrication technologies, they could produce a number of designs by simply 3D modeling and printing them. This is the future of componentry design and yeah, it’s expensive, but it’s mostly just cool that it exists.