Radar Roundup: Barnacle Fork, Lost on Purpose, New Bike Day, and DO A WHEELIE!


Radar Roundup: Barnacle Fork, Lost on Purpose, New Bike Day, and DO A WHEELIE!

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


Stridsland Barnacle Fork

Matias over at Stridsland in Copenhagen has been working to develop the Barnacle Fork since 2019. Today, it’s finally available for sale. It’s designed for 80s and 90s 26″ mountain bikes, ideally replacing the original rigid fork, or a short travel (max 80mm) suspension fork, and would also make most ‘cross, hybrid, gravel, ATB bikes pretty siiick too!

  • Available in 4 versions: a 9mm QR version, and a 15×100 Thru axle version, both in 1″ threadless, and 1-1/8″ threadless.
  • The QR version is disc and rim brake compatible (ETRTO 559 / 26″), and the Thru version is disc only.
  • 400mm axle to crown. This is a critical element of its design, as running a fork that’s even just 20mm too long will do all kinds of terrible things to a bike’s handling and self-esteem.
  • 43mm offset which is similar to what most retro mtb forks had. Results in a mid to high trail number on frames with a 70-73 degree head angle. Loaded or not, fast or slow, it just friggin works.
  • 350mm steerer which should be plenty for most folks out there, even if your headtube is over the 200mm mark.
  • Max tire clearance 26×3″ 27.5×2.6″ or 700x48mm!
  • It’s got all the mounts so you can make any old bike a bike camping bike.
  • ED coated to help protect against internal rust and a solid gloss black powder coat for resilience!
  • They’ve passed the gnarliest lab test (ISO 4210 at MTB level) and live up to expectations in real life riding as well!
  • Made in Taiwan.

$235-285 USD

See more from Stridsland.



Lost on Purpose

The Connected Communities Project is a visionary effort led in partnership with the US Forest Service, SBTS, and community partners to connect 15 mountain towns for economic prosperity through outdoor recreation – an $887 billion industry. It will create a vision for a recreation-focused lifestyle through community investment, shared stewardship, economic opportunity, and important new local jobs, all benefiting economically disadvantaged communities in California’s Plumas, Sierra, Butte, and Lassen Counties. Our work will include planning, environmental review, trail creation, and maintenance of trails.

It is the intent of this project to diversify recreation throughout the region, provide economic stability as well as support fire recovery and prevention efforts. This project will create a learning landscape for outdoor and environmental education programs that include youth employment and volunteer participation. The end goal is to build the proposed Lost Sierra Route, paying homage to the region and the historic Gold Rush-era mail delivery route. See more at Sierra Trails!


New Bike Day!

Pit Viper knows how to celebrate new bike day like whoa!



Do a Wheelie!

In the summer of 2021 Danny MacAskill put out a call to action to his 3.5 million social media fans asking them to #WheelieWithDanny.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Illustration via scottdowneydesigns

Scott illustrated this abstraction of a bicycle and we’re diggin’ it!

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