Radar Roundup: Cannondale Compostable Bottles, Hailey’s FKT on Ozark Gravel Doom, Growtac Brakes, and 1000 Pictures


Radar Roundup: Cannondale Compostable Bottles, Hailey’s FKT on Ozark Gravel Doom, Growtac Brakes, and 1000 Pictures

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

Cannondale 100% Compostable Bottle

Cannondale is introducing to the World Tour peloton its Cannondale 100% Compostable Bottle on 5 May as an alternative to plastic bottles currently used. Beginning at the 2022 men’s Giro this weekend, Cannondale’s professional World Tour Road men’s team, EF Education – EasyPost, will use 100% compostable bottles, with the women’s EF Education-TIBCO-SVB team using the bottles shortly thereafter at the Itzulia Women stage race. The Cannondale 100% Compostable Bottle is crafted from plant-derived materials, with the bite valve, cap and bottle body being completely compostable, free from plasticizers, heavy metals and BPAs…making it both human-friendly and eco-friendly.

Unfortunately, the bottle will not be sold publicly for consumer purchase. Most notably, in its continued effort to help create a more sustainable future for professional racing, Cannondale will open this bottle innovation and license to the entire World Tour beyond for the 2023 season and beyond.

Hailey Moore Sets FKT on Ozark Gravel Doom

“Navigating the unknown was the most challenging aspect of the trip, but also the most rewarding.” Hailey Moore’s intrepid solo ride over the Ozark Gravel Doom, the 378-mile (608 km) bikepacking route in Arkansas clearly left strong impressions. That’s not surprising, as the DOOM, as it’s affectionally called, remote and traverses challenging terrain. The route’s creator, Andrew Onermaa, described the course: “It averages 110 feet of elevation gain/loss per mile, is 85% gravel, resupply is limited, and cell service is almost non-existent. It was just this January when Brett Stepanik became the first person to complete the route completely self-supported…”

Read more at René Herse

Velo Orange is the US Distro for the Made in Japan Growtac Brakes

Just announced, Velo Orange is the official importer of Growtac Equal Mechanical Disc Brakes into the USA and currently have them available in Flat and Post Mount brake styles.

Suppose this is your first time hearing about the company. In that case, Growtac is a small engineering and manufacturing firm out of Tokyo, Japan, that specializes in cycling products for indoor training – think trainers, rollers, and accessories. Yet, more recently, they developed a flat mount disc brake that caught Igor from Velo Orange’s attention.

Check out more at Velo Orange!



A Bike Ride Is Worth A Thousand Pictures

Kona Ambassador Pierre-Luc Arseneau takes us behind the scenes of what it’s like to do a photoshoot for mountain bikes and gravel bikes in a gorgeous Squamish location…


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @JohnProlly

John was out scouting a bike tour route earlier this year, and this is the view from one of the campsites on route…

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