Radar Roundup: Braaap Packs, MASH Hardtail, Gold Dropper Lever, and 2022 Newsboys!


Radar Roundup: Braaap Packs, MASH Hardtail, Gold Dropper Lever, and 2022 Newsboys!

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

ReLoad’s BRAAAP Packs $75

Meet your favorite new trail buddy! Tools, tubes, tubeless repair kits, snacks, arm warmers…whatever you need to tote along with you on your ride, the Braaap Pack has you covered with highly water-resistant protection for your stuff. Closes securely with a quick-release flap. Strap jackets and even more stuff on the front using the MOLLE webbing loops. The 2″ wide belt is made from soft nylon webbing and is adjustable from both sides. Cinch down the side wing straps to further secure the pack against your body.

Available in a rainbow of colors and in stock now. See more at ReLoad.

Mash Rockbanger Hardtail $925

The Rockbanger is Mash’s first MTB, which is primarily known for its single-speed and fixed-gear frames. This bike was designed to be a bridge between XC and aggressive hardtails, perfect for urban singletrack, cutty cut-throughs, and full-on mountain riding. Pedal it across town and up the trail, or toss it in the back of a pickup. Sizes XS – L are built for 130-140 travel forks and 27.5 wheels, XL is a 29er, designed for 120-130mm forks, or you can build it with a suspension-corrected fork.

See the full specs at MASH!

Wolf Tooth Gold Light Action Dropper Remote $69.95

You can’t go wrong with Wolf Tooth’s made in the USA componentry and while their black anodized parts are nice, you gotta love their limited edition runs of colored anodizing. Take their latest drop of gold Light Action Dropper Remotes.

In stock now at Wolf Tooth.

Merlin Ltd. Edition Newsboy 2022 $5,800

Wow. The Newsboy will always have a soft spot in our hearts over here. An homage to freewheeling ‘50s, this unique bike melds the aesthetics of a classic beach cruiser with the latest cycling technology for an unforgettable ride, all made in house at Merlin.


  • Wheel Size: 26”, 27.5″, 29″
  • Fork Optional: Cusomt Merlin Titanium Newsboy
  • Bottom Bracket: BSA 68/73 English, PF 30, T47
  • Rear Hub Spacing: 142 x 12m drops – 44m
  • Cable Routing: External or Internal
  • Front Derailleur: 31.8 mm or 34.9mm Clamp-On
  • Derailleur Pull: Bottom, Top or Forward Pull.
  • Brake Type: Disc
  • Seatpost Diameter: 27.2 mm ( 31.6m Optional )
  • Seat Collar: Thomson
  • Recommended Use: Road, Gravel, Mountain
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime

See more at Merlin.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @brenduhgayle

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