Radar Roundup: BTCHN Bars, Tundra Tires, Under Pressure, and NOS MB-1


Radar Roundup: BTCHN Bars, Tundra Tires, Under Pressure, and NOS MB-1

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

Dynaplug x BTCHN’ Bikes Covert High Riser $295/$375

Today Dynaplug and BTCHN’ Bikes announce the handcrafted BTCHN’ x Dynaplug Covert(™) High Riser Handlebar, handcrafted in Chico, CA by BTCHN’ Bikes.

In the spirit of Chico innovation, The Meerkat and BTCHN’ came up with a way to combine the best handle bar and tire plugging device in one package. Fabricated from 4130 Chromoly Steel, they are as strong as they are good looking; bent in house, and beautifully finished in either satin black powder coat or Cerakote Armor Black.

The Covert High Riser is available now in limited quantities and will be produced seasonally from the forges of BTCHN’ Bikes.

Product Features:

  • 13 Degree Backsweep
  • Rise: 69mm
  • Width: 760mm, 780mm, 800mm
  • Material: 4130 Chromoly (from US mill)
  • Coating: Locally powder coated Satin Black or Cerakote H Series Armor Black Ceramic Coating
  • Weight: Depending on the width, 702-722g with Covert/loaded plugs installed (Every gram counts!)
  • MSRP: $295.00 Powdercoated / $375.00 Cerakote

See more at Dynaplug!

Hutchinson Tundra 40 and 45mm Gravel Tires $39.95/44.99

As gravel bikes enter the terrain of XC mountain bikes, it should make sense that the tires will begin to mimic XC tires. That’s what Hutchinson did with its new Tundra 40mm and 45mm gravel tires. These are designed for year-round use, in conditions where grip and puncture resistance is key. The Tundra tires are made in France and should hit retailers soon.

Rene Herse Tire Pressure Calculator

If anyone knows tires. Like, really knows tires, it’s Jan from Rene Herse, so it would make sense that he would develop a tire pressure calculator to use with Rene Herse and other tires. If you want to know the science behind the optimum pressure and mess with the calculator yourself, roll on over to Rene Herse.

NOS 1994 Bridgestone MB-1 Frame $1999

This unicorn of an untouched MB-1 mountain bike frameset was a sale’s rep sample, built in the last half of 1993 & rescued from a long-closed bike shop.  It was likely shown to a few local bike shops and eventually put away into storage.  It exactly matches the specs of a 94′ model year frame. Bridgestone never sold frames only, due to the huge liability it ads.  That makes this even more unique, it could be the last truly unbuilt MB-1 on the planet! If you buy it, please ride it! Check out more at BikeRecyclery.com


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

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