Radar Roundup: Blue Lug Bike Chino, Kruch Tauntaun Fat Hardtail, Wheelie Wrench X Dynaplug, Transit Packable Puffer, Granite Airtag Mount, The Great Basin, and Life Beyond Paralysis


Radar Roundup: Blue Lug Bike Chino, Kruch Tauntaun Fat Hardtail, Wheelie Wrench X Dynaplug, Transit Packable Puffer, Granite Airtag Mount, The Great Basin, and Life Beyond Paralysis

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

Blue Lug Bike Chino $109.34

Blue Lug’s in-house product offerings never disappoint. Take, for instance, its latest product release, the Blue Lug Bike Chino. These pants are a collaboration with the Tokyo brand Under the Sun and feature a hidden drawstring in the lower leg hem to prevent chainring interference. Available in four colors; black, navy, brown, or olive, four sizes; S-XL, and will be in stock on October 29th, 11:00 a.m.(JST), in the Blue Lug webshop. Shipping from the international webshop is fast, usually arriving via DHL in a number of days, so fear not.

See more at Blue Lug.

Kruch Tauntaun Fatbike Hardtail $1849

The Inside Line and Kruch Custion Bikes teamed up to bring about the release of the Tauntain, a trail bike first and fatbike second. A slack front end, long reach, and short seat tube put the rider in an aggressive trail riding positon. This ain’t your grandpa’s fatbike! The Tauntaun is available in two sizes, two build kits, or a frame, and is available today from The Inside Line.

Fix MFG Wheelie Wrench X Dynaplug® $49.95

Fix MFG’s most popular bike tool just got even better with the inclusion of a Dynaplug® tubeless repair plug. Store and apply a single tire plug with this proprietary tool bit. For those quick hit missions when you want to travel light, no need to carry a separate pouch or a secondary puncture repair tool. The Wheelie Wrench has all the basics – 2mm thru 6mm hex wrenches, Torx, spoke wrenches, and more. All in a compact form factor that is just a little bit bigger than a matchbox. Compatible with all our Payload Pocket™carry solutions.

See more at Fix MFG.

MAAP Transit Packable Puffer $385

MAAP’s lifestyle apparel is some of the best in the industry and it’s pieces like the Transit Packable Puffer that set it apart from other cycling brands. the Transit Packable Puffer is constructed from a Japanese milled Pertex fabric shell in a quilted design. This matte finish fabric is windproof and water-resistant with an additional durable water-repellant external coating for added protection against the elements.

The down-filled jacket provides a high warmth-to-weight ratio, making it perfect for a packable jacket while still providing a mid-loft style. With concealed cuffs for comfort and an external cuff binder for durability alongside an integrated hem adjuster to keep the warmth in and the weather out. The contoured hood features tonal reflective transfers that blend in during the day and stand out in low-light conditions. A two-way YKK slim zipper front allows easy access to the generous internal pocket.

See more at MAAP.

Granite Designs Stash Tool Kit AirTag Mount $15.99

With the price of mountain bikes sometimes exceeding $10,000, renter’s insurance isn’t the only assurance you need to protect your favorite bike. We’ve seen a number of interesting AirTag bike security products but when it comes to a hardtail or full suspension, nothing comes close to Granite Designs’ Stash Tool Kit AirTag Mount. The integrated AirTag capsule is the perfect way to keep your AirTag safe and sound, while also keeping it hidden from view on your suspension fork.

This capsule is designed to fit snugly at the bottom of your suspension fork with the Granite Stash and the all new Stash RT. It features a durable construction with a CNC’d alloy base as the lower cap of the Stash system and a composite cap to avoid AirTag’s RF signal from being blocked. It only comes in black as the perfect way to stealthy keep your AirTag hidden and protected.

See more at Granite Designs.



The Great Basin

While not directly related to cycling, The Great Basin documentary takes place along Nevada’s Highway 50, which is home to some of the best mountain biking in the state



Life Beyond Paralysis with Martyn Ashton

Who better to launch Rider Resilience’s YouTube channel with than the bicycle community’s biggest symbol of positivity – Martyn Ashton?

Martyn was a professional trials rider who sadly became paralysed during a show in Silverstone in 2013. As this interview reveals, this injury quickly became the catalyst to trying to find his renewed limits and it wasn’t long before Martyn had found alternative ways to get out on two wheels. Soon enough he was able to regain a lot of the good stuff that comes with riding bikes.

Despite the initial elation, some lesser known darker times prevailed and peeling back a layer revealed a chapter of counselling which helped to regain some perspective.

Despite the wildly different physical hardships, Nils and Martyn cover a surprising amount of common ground, from our attitude to medication to the effects of our condition on our loved ones.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Jersey by @StateBicycleCo

We’re digging this State Bicycle Co jersey! It’s a limited-edition partnership with AHAB (Anti-Hate Adventure Bois), a Florida based outdoor brand on a mission to fight against hate and promote an outside for everybody. A portion of all proceeds is donated to good people doing good around the world (World Bike Relief). See more at State.

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