Radar Roundup: Archibald Cycles AC1 Pre-Order, Outershell DHB Rando UL, Kittenpacking Shirts, Dynaplug Air Improvement, Velo Orange Removable Faceplate Quill Stem, PARAÍSO, and Peaks Bruno Peaks


Radar Roundup: Archibald Cycles AC1 Pre-Order, Outershell DHB Rando UL, Kittenpacking Shirts, Dynaplug Air Improvement, Velo Orange Removable Faceplate Quill Stem, PARAÍSO, and Peaks Bruno Peaks

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

Archibald Cycles AC1 Stainless Steel High Pivot Pinion Gearbox Full Suspension

Archibald Cycles first production bike the AC1 is now available for pre-order! Each AC1 is custom-built to suit each rider’s sizing needs and ride preferences. Bikes are hand built in Archibald’s Vancouver shop from MS3 Stainless steel, with frames weighing as little as 8lbs for a 475mm reach version. Our first batch will be delivered starting in mid-January 2024. Later batches will be announced in January with lead times shortening as we move into larger batch sizes.

Sign up at archibaldcycles.com to be notified about upcoming releases.

Outer Shell DHB UL Rando Pre-Order $145

The Rando UL Series is built for those who want the best. It was designed for Paris Brest Paris, the Olympics of randonneuring. It’s made from ULTRA 400X fabric – a super strong, ultralight fabric that’s similar to Dyneema. We picked the slightly reflective white color for those extended periods of night riding. The DHB is adorned with high vis orange cord as well. The line has been tested and refined through the qualifiers this year, and Outer Shell is super stoked on the final versions.

This run is limited to 100 pieces. Pre-order today at Outer Shell.

Moondust’s Kittenpacking Adventure Squad Shirts $28

If you haven’t met Stevie, Jarrod from Hope Cyclery’s kitty, at least through the internet, you should go find this cool kitten. The lone survivor of her dumped litter, Stevie quickly took to being a shop cat and prefers to do her commuting and adventuring by bike.

Regular fit crew neck. Midweight, 5.3 oz, 100% combed cotton. Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimize shrinkage

Orders will stay open until Nov 17th and begin shipping the following week!

Pre-order now at Moondust.

Dynaplug Air Gets an Update: New Valve Core Removing Cap $74.99

Dynaplug Air is the only tubeless repair solution to incorporate repair and inflation in a single step, and also the lightest on the market. Made in the USA out of 6061 Aluminum, with a stainless steel repair nozzle, the tool weighs a scant .7 ounces. With the addition of a value core remover into the tool’s cap, the Air Tool is now the one-stop shop for plugging, inflating, and repairing any tubeless tire.

Dynaplug’s new Air Tool Cap will come standard with every new Air Tool, and will also be sold as a standalone upgrade for existing tools for an MSRP of $19.99 USD. See more at Dynaplug.

Velo Orange Removable Faceplate Quill Stem $90

Got a 1″ cruiser or vintage MTB conversion you’re working on and are swapping out the bars to find the right fit? Don’t struggle with a quill stem, get one of these removable faceplate quill stems from Velo Orange. It makes finding the right stack height easy and swapping out bars even easier! Now, there is no limit to the cockpit setup for your classic roadie, tourer, mtb, or any other bike with a 1″ threaded steerer.

These stems feature a simple 2-bolt removable faceplate for use with any and all handlebars, including modern bars with 31.8mm clamp diameters and “alt-bars” such as our Crazy Bar. The 90-degree extension makes for a bit of rise without looking out of place on a custom build. Available in Black and Chrome. A simple VO shield logo adorns the top of the stem’s extension.


  • Clamp: 31.8 mm
  • 80, 90, 100, 110 mm extensions.
  • Quill Diameter: 22.2 mm (for 1″ steerer)
  • Angle: 0º
  • Height above insert: 130 mm
  • Weight: 395 g (100mm size)

See more at Velo Orange.


Rad Bazaar Finds

We love seeing the support for our Rad Bazaar, a service we host for Group Ride members. For now, you can read all about how to sign up for the Group Ride and Rad Bazaar here.

Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc $2000.00

Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc side 52 in amazing condition. 1×11 sram Force drivetrain, hydro disc, tubeless wheels and tires. Brooks saddle and Paul Stem.
New cassette and chain.
Recently tuned up!

2023 Soma Double Cross $3799.00

Selling a custom build Soma Double Cross. I built this in May for adventure racing but have only used it on training rides.

1994 Cannondale Delta V500 $450

Cannondale Delta V 500 in amazing condition! Commute, cruise, bikepack, shred do whatever your little heart desires. Size Medium for people 5’4-5’10. Tons of new parts





Club de Exploradores, by FIND Outdoors, is a free, bilingual outreach program that invites middle school-aged students from the Latinx/Hispanic community of Transylvania County and surrounding areas to join Latin American outdoor leaders on monthly, all-day adventures in Pisgah National Forest.

This program was born out of the need to address the imbalance of who is enjoying and benefiting from living next to public lands like the Pisgah National Forest. The program grew from 12 participants in their 2022 pilot year to 21 in its second year by highlighting the power of representation and belonging in the outdoors.

North Carolina’s Year of the Trail movement for 2023 is led by the Great Trails State Coalition, a group of over 80 organizations working to build more opportunities for hiking, biking, walking, running, paddling, and horseback riding across the state through increased awareness, legislative action, education, and engagement.

Stay informed and in touch.



Peaks Bruno Peaks

The Calling in Sick Mag boyz accomplished a milestone for Bay Area riders: Peaks Bruno Peaks, aka PBP…



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @southernwonders and @k80stew

Ever seen a possum riding singletrack?

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