Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
American Classic just announced its re-entrance into mountain biking with a collection of enduro, trail, and downcountry tires. With four different tread patterns and three different construction technologies, the all-new American Classic mountain bike range offers a variety of options for performance-minded riders.
Each of the three construction designs is optimized for the intended usage. The Mauka downcountry tire uses Stage TR-L Armor, which is a lighter-weight version of the TR (trail) construction, and is intended for aggressive cross-country riding. Stage TR-L Armor is a 1.5-ply 60 TPI casing topped with American Classic’s Rubberforce G compound. The Stage EN Armor (enduro) and Stage TR Armor (trail) constructions are available on the three tires intended for more aggressive riding – Vulcanite, Tectonite, and Basanite.
Each model is offered in both 27.5” and 29” diameters (except Mauka) and retail pricing ranges from $45-50 each. See more at American Classic’s webstore.
Sheri Tingey defied the odds by starting a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry.
The film is a story about the hurdles Sheri overcame to launch the company, the ways she hid from view so that people would judge her products, and her role in creating them. It’s the story of her son, Thor Tingey, who has built the company alongside his mother, but has only recently begun to fully grasp what she has created not just for him, but for adventurers who’ve used the boats to access remote and wild rivers around the world. Sheri’s story will warm audiences and ask them to grapple with important questions about who belongs.
This film was created to honor Sheri and celebrate Alpacka Raft’s 20th Anniversary. The world premiere of “Sheri” was at Mountainfilm 2022. This film has also been accepted into additional film festivals around the world, Alpacka will announce those as dates get closer but here’s what’s on the schedule so far:
- Mountainfilm World Tour: Dates and Locations can be found here
- No Man’s Land Film Festival – World Tour: Dates and Locations can be found here
- Paddling Film Festival – World Tour: Dates and Locations can be found here
- Wild And Scenic Film Festival – World Tour: Dates and Locations can be found here
- Women’s Adventure Film Tour – World Tour: Dates and Locations can be found here
- Mancos Valley Film Festival: Mancos, CO – September 24, 2022
The Hot Bar is a wide, high-rise MTB-rated handlebar designed for your bikepacking rig or mountain bike.
At 800mm wide, you’ll have all the leverage in the world for getting up and over long climbs and steep ascents. With 80mm of rise, your back will be happy.
8 degrees of backsweep will make any mountain biker feel right at home. Not too much sweep, not too little.
The clamp diameter is a consistent 31.8mm through the whole area for lights, computers, bags, and other accessories.
Stem Clamp: 31.8mm
Sweep: 8 deg
Material: Aluminium Alloy
See more at Velo Orange.
The Westfjords Way Challenge just wrapped up in Iceland and one of the athletes in attendance was Maghalie Rochette who has made a podcast covering the event. Give it a listen above or at your favorite platform, linked below:
Last week, Oveja Negra kicked off its Sewing Hope Together fundraiser to benefit Ukrainian refugees.
For every $10 donation made to chaffeecommunity.org/ukraine you will have a chance to win one of ten prize packages valued at up to $1200!!!
Starting at just $1,375 for a complete as shown, the all-new aluminum Topstone picks up where its first edition left off with a capable bike, built to handle all the gravel you can throw at it. Check out John’s review of the original Topstone in our archives and see more information at Cannondale.
The new RONDO MYLC manifests the innovative evolution of gravel bikes that performs exponentially better on rough terrain. Rather than looking to road bikes, we have drawn our inspiration from mountain bikes. The result of the completely re-imagined frame geometry is unlimited exploring with maximum stability and comfort – even when going down steep descents or riding gnarly terrain
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo via @petersteineck
Perhaps you’ve noticed our animated Jackal at the bottom of our website and in our Youtube videos? The artist who developed it is named Peter Steineck and today he announced a new character animation studio called Heck Studio. We’re stoked for Peter and are more than happy to spread the news!
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