Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
If you’re not hanging up your wheels when the snow flies and you love the solitude of quiet winter adventures, then this overlanding machine is built for you. Moots’ 20+ year history of building fat bikes all comes together in a modern take on the Forager. The Forager is equipped to accommodate a 27.5 x 4.5’’ tire with plenty of room for icicles. Built with current fat bike standards such as 197mm rear spacing, 120mm bottom bracket shell and boosted fork, this setup will stand the test of time. MSRP for the complete Shimano XT build is $9,653. See more at Moots.
Team Dream’s annual Bike/car Show and Bike Swap returns on May 15th with the Los Angeles Invitational Gravel Rides happening the day prior (May 14).
Registration for the Invitational and corresponding website open at 10am PST, TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 19th. At that time you can head over to the event website to sign up!
There will be three ride options, all consisting of about 50% dirt 50% pavement: The Single Scoop: 36 miles 3900ft of elevation; The Double Scoop: 50 miles 7200ft of elevation; The Triple Scoop: 65 miles 9200ft of elevation
Could you do them on a Mountain bike? Yes! How about a road bike with 30mm tires? Probably, but don’t do that to yourself! We recommend a tire sweet spot of 38-45c. Be prepared to be fully self-supported, even though there will be multiple awesome aid stations. Routes will be emailed to registered riders one week before the event. The routes will not be marked, so ride with your buddies that know the way or make sure you can navigate :)
All rides will start together at 7am from The Cub House on 5/14 and there will be cut-off times. Proceeds after the event costs will be donated to Lowlifes RCC for all the hard trail work they do!
Titan Straps announces its first-ever Ambassador Team, comprising a diverse group of people selected for their passion for empowering others and either their pioneering efforts in human-powered, multi-sport adventures and/or their creative, unique work in the construction industry (think container homes or off-the-grid builds). Titan Straps invited Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Sampey to be the first team member. Two others will be announced this spring. The Titan Straps crew plans to add more as the company grows.
“Because Titan Straps are such a versatile and utilitarian product, we decided to include a wider variety of ambassadors than most outdoor industry companies typically have,” CEO and founder Cameron Lawson says. “But because the straps originated from a bikepacking/packrafting trip I did in the early 2010s, our first team member will be a bikepacker. We couldn’t be more stoked to have Liz on board!”
Head over to Titan Straps blog for a full interview with Liz.
ORTLIEB collaborated with the team at Gravgrav to take on the “Rhino Run” route through South Africa and Namibia and create this engaging film. The Rhino Run is a race that just hasn’t happened yet. It is the brainchild of the Curve Cycling crew and with a distance of approximately 1,740 miles and 88,000ft of elevation gain. Officially, it will be raced for the first time this October – more info on the race can be found here.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
“Solo bike touring 独り旅” 70s Cycling snapshot. (Cycle sport Dec. 1976)
We’re big fans of Kentaro’s Instagram account @niigata0252, where they regularly share amazing images from vintage Japanese cycling publications. Give them a follow, if you don’t already!
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