Radar Roundup: 7Mesh Spring, Champagne MKS Grip Monarch, Crust Lightening Bolt Canti and Nullabar, Roots Run Deep, SF2LA, and Ronnie Talks Forks


Radar Roundup: 7Mesh Spring, Champagne MKS Grip Monarch, Crust Lightening Bolt Canti and Nullabar, Roots Run Deep, SF2LA, and Ronnie Talks Forks

Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…

7Mesh Spring MTB and Gravel Apparel for Men and Women

Sometimes you just want a nice pair of shorts or a jersey and even a jacket without a brand’s name plastered all over it. That’s one of the reasons why we dig 7Mesh’s apparel. Their colors are on point as well. Right now the brand is showcasing its entire Spring drop for men and women at their site, including everything from socks to jackets, so roll on over to check it out.

Rivendell MKS Grip Monarch in Champagne $84

Rivendell knows pedals and they know a home run when they see one. The MKS Grip Monarch have been a favorite amongst the staff at Riv and so they thought they could classy it up a bit with these Champagne anodized Grip Monarch pedals. The Monarchs are squarer than the King pedals, which are more rounded. These fit your feet arguably better and now, they’ll match your classy commuter, tourer, or hilly bike with its new anodized wings.

In stock now at Rivendell.

Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt Cantilever $1250

While the rest of the world is obsessed with lighter, stiffer, faster bikes, Crust Bikes is all about the ride quality and everyone knows you can’t have a bike flex and plane like a boss unless it has rim brakes. That’s why they took one of their most popular models and released it as a canti bike to begin with. These new Lightning Bolt frames are on the shelves at Crust HQ in Lavender, Rootbeer, and Black.

Roll on over to Crust to see more.

Crust Bikes Nullabar Dirt Drop Bars $120

The Nullabar is a flared dirt drop handlebar, designed with riding in the drops in mind. The key component that makes the Nullabar special is its extra-long Eyre Highway-esque drop. Modeled after the original version of the Shaka Bar, the Nullabar has had a full inch added to the end of each drop. This makes the in-the-drops position much more user-friendly and cozy. The long drop is ideal if you spend a bunch of time riding in that drop position already. No more hanging your pinkies off the back of the bar, no more having to make a long reach only to find a not-always-so-comfy place to put your hands. Think of it as somewhat of a deeper, upside-down, ripping cruiser bar while in the drops, and a flared dirt drop up top. Like the older Shaka and the Towel Rack, the Nullabar has a bit of up-and-back sweep making the flats extra comfy.


  • Made in Taiwan using Heat Treated Aluminum
  • Colors- Black or Polished
  • Clamp Diameter- 26.0 | 31.8
  • Widths at Ramps- 480mm | 500mm | 520mm
  • Widths at Ends- 480= 620mm | 500= 640mm | 520= 660mm
  • Upsweep- 8°
  • Backsweep- 9°
  • Flare- 27°
  • Reach- 90mm
  • Drop- 135mm
  • Outer Diameter- 23.5mm
  • Inner Diameter (At the Ends)- 20mm
  • Weights- 480mm= 421g | 500mm= 428g | 520mm= 433g

Roll on over to Crust Bikes to see more.




Roots Run Deep Ritchie

When it comes to the Yeti Cycles heritage and people who have helped build the Turq legend, Richie Rude is as close to the top as it gets. He was not the first, nor the last, but Richie Rude has been a part of the Yeti family for over a decade — 12 years to be exact, and we have grown instep, transitioning from DH to Enduro nine years ago. So, yeah, when it comes to Richie and Yeti Cycles, Roots Run Deep.



San Francisco to LA

A few friends embark on a week long biking trip from SF to LA. Hope this is both entertaining and helps others decide if they want to follow. Happy to share Strava routes, just let me know in the comments.



Alumalith Fork User’s Guide

If you bought an Alumalith from Ron’s Bikes and received the fork, you might have a few questions, particularly if you never had one in the 1990s or later. In his latest video, Ronnie will show you to adjust and align and use your modular Alumalith fork.



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @johnprolly

Springtime saguaro singletrack. Does it get any better?

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