Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
ATB Challenge Goes International
After some back and forth with the event organizers and sponsors, we figured out a way to open the ATB Challenge up to international audiences. The only caveat is you won’t be able to win the year’s supply of Fat Tire beer. Read the fine print at our Apply Now: ATB Challenge Season 2 – Flèche it Out post!
Mongoose Re-issues the Motomag III $299.99
For the first time in almost three decades, Mongoose is bringing back the most iconic wheelset in BMX history, the Motomag. Next week, Mongoose will offer BMX enthusiasts and retro collectors the chance to pick up the third generation – Motomag III – of the brand’s most storied product.
When it was first launched in 1974, “the Motomag changed the sport of BMX, allowing riders to go faster, harder, and bigger than ever. Its design is so iconic that the Motomag is instantly recognized by BMX enthusiasts worldwide and an original existing set of Team issued magnesium Motomags recently sold for over $20,000.”
The Motomag III will be available in three colorways – silver, gold and black – in limited quantities in the U.S. directly from Mongoose.com for $299.99 starting September 27. Roll on over to Mongoose to see more!
Hope Evo Crankset Now in 155mm Length
Continued development of Hope’s popular crankset has led to the EVO Edition, a new benchmark for aluminium MTB cranks. The latest FEA analysis tools, rigorous lab testing and extensive field testing mean the EVO crankset is both lighter and stiffer than the previous model. Now featuring a self-extracting axle/arm interface, simplifying fitting and removal. And all proudly designed, tested, and manufactured in Barnoldswick, UK.
The EVO crankset is now available in 155mm length cranks, which were first developed for e-MTBs but upon further research, Hope realized shorter cranks are more stable. Could this be the next “thing” in MTB crank arm design? Time will tell… Read Hope’s claims and decide for yourself!
Inc. Axle and Spider: RRP £290.00 // €360.00 // $365.00 (ex tax)
No Spider: RRP £255.00 // €320.00 // $320.00 (ex tax)
See more at Hope.
REEB SST Pre-Order is Live $3,150
REEB’s SST full steel 140/120 suspension caught our eye when it was announced earlier this year, and rightfully so. Steel full suspension bikes are super smooth, more resilient to damage from wrecks, and will be around on this earth a lot longer than the mountains of carbon carcasses. The SST is finally open for pre-order, with frames delivered in December of this year! If you’re hankering for some US-made steel full suspension action, this is another great option!
- REEB designed, oversized 4130 Chomoly construction with custom tubing profiles and Aerospace grade stainless steel 3D printed components.
- 120mm rear travel
- 140mm Fork, 120-150mm compatible depending on intended use
- All sizes fit a water bottle inside the front triangle. Some reservoir shocks may interfere with the bottle on the XS and Small
- XS comes mullet 130F/120R as standard for incredible control and super-low standover height
- 44mm headtube
- Clearance for 29″ x 2.5″ tire
- 73mm wide English (BSA) threaded BB shell
- 148x12mm rear spacing (Boost)
- SRAM UDH hanger
- 31.6mm ø seat post
- Enduro bearings throughout
- Dropper length: XS-150mm / S-180mm / M-210mm / L and XL-240mm
- Internal stealth dropper post routing
See more at REEB!
ORNOT Micro Climate Jacket in Royal $228
ORNOT’s Micro Climate Jacket features an extremely durable, lightweight fabric custom milled especially for the San Francisco-based company. They designed a lofted pattern to insulate at strategic points keeping you warm and dry. Speaking of dry, the fabric has a patented treatment applied permanently to each fiber strand which resists moisture, making the jacket water-resistant and quick to dry. Did we mention stretch? This jacket stretches, making it comfortable while moving with you on the bike.
- Reversible rear pocket doubles as a stash bag.
- Quick-drying due to patented thread treatment.
- 2-way zipper for venting and pocket access.
- 155 grams (size small) – Temp range ; 40 – 67 degrees.
- Sewn by hand in California.
See more at ORNOT.
Steady Co. Tool Pod $75
Mount it to your saddle rails, Wald basket, rack or toss it in your backpack/hip bag. The Steady Co Tool Pod has options for fitting it to your bike or person, is big enough for all your necessary tools while riding (5″T x 3.5”W x 2“D), is made from 1000D Cordura exterior, ECOPAK/Xpac with an Ecopak/Xpac interior, and comes in a variety of colors. Check out more at Steady Co!
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Epicenter Green River Fundraiser Sweaters
With this cozy retro-inspired sweatshirt designed by artist Summer Ester Orr, you’ll feel like you just driven up the dirt road to Swasey’s Beach for a late night campfire with the Epicenter crew. We’ll bring the firewood if you bring the hot cocoa! And while we’re out there, let’s keep our eyes peeled for Bighorns. From November through December, Desert Bighorn sheep go through “rut,” the mating season– a violent process where male rams butt their horns together.
All proceeds go to support Epicenter, a non-profit based in Green River that works with public land agencies on everything from MTB trails to accessibility and education.
See more at Rural and Proud.
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