Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Just because cycling is inherently better for the environment than driving a car, doesn’t mean we’re void of environmental impact. Starling Cycles took a look at its footprint recently:
“We’re passionate mountain bikers here at Starling and much of that comes down to time spent in nature, doing what we love.
Because of our connection to those wild spaces we feel that it’s important to minimise the impact of our bikes and our business on the environment. It just doesn’t sit right with us to create products that inspire a love of the natural world, whilst at the same time ignoring the impact we have on the environment.
So, we set out to create an Environmental Footprint Assessment and Policy to understand and minimise the impacts our business and our bikes have on the environment.”
Read the report at Starling.
Securing your bikes to your bike rack is just as important as having a durable bike rack to begin with. 1-Up still makes our favorite racks for your car and now they have a new line of cable (more affordable) and chain (more durable, more expensive) locks designed to work with your 1-Up bike rack on your car. Roll on over to check out the full spread of security at 1-Up.
La Grande Boucle is cycling’s ultimate challenge, with the biggest audience, the toughest parcours and the most prestigious prize. Last July, while his colleagues in the peloton toured France, EF Education-EasyPost rider Lachlan Morton undertook a Tour of an entirely different kind. Riding not for points and prizes but to raise money for World Bicycle Relief, the amicable Aussie covered over 5,000 kilometres, completed every Tour stage and transfer and still beat the peloton back to Paris. The Dot is the story of his ride as told by the man himself.
The Alt Tour raised over $760,000 for World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit organisation and Rapha Foundation grantee that delivers specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles for people in need.
Check out The Dot, coming soon, at Rapha.
The Wayfinder Carbon Fork represents Wilde’s vision for the ultimate lightweight and versatile adventure fork. It’ll fit a ton of existing bikes, works great on modern oversize head tubes, and has all the features that you need for gravel, exploration, and bike packing applications: three pack mounts, internal dynamo routing, internal brake cable routing, real deal fender mounts, and massive tire clearance.
At 470g with an uncut steerer, it’s among the lightest fully featured forks on the market and was designed with rider comfort and durability in mind. It’ll fit great on bikes that have a standard 1 1/8″ head tube, EC34/44 head tube or a 44mm head tube. The Wayfinder will work wonderfully to add features and lightness to an older cross or gravel bike, All-City Space Horse, Surly Straggler, Surly Midnight Special, etc.
Three Pack Mounts
Flat Mount Brake
Thru Axle – 12x100mm
Internal Brake Routing
Internal Dynamo Routing
Fully Threaded Center Mount
Fork Weight: 470g with uncut steerer
Tire Clearance: 700c X 2.1″ or 27.5″ X 2.3″
Axle to Crown – 398mm
Rake – 49mm
Steerer – 350mm length, 1 1/8″ straight
Axle – 130mm length 12 x 1.5
Three Pack Mount – 6 lbs per side
Rack – 20 lbs
There’s no team quite like L39ION of Los Angeles. Borne from a brotherhood intent on shaking up the sport and creating meaningful change, they’re a team packed full of individuality, but united in more ways than one. Founded by Justin and Cory Williams, intent on driving diversity and inclusion in cycling, the team now boasts two sets of sisters, Skylar and Samantha Schneider, plus Kendall and Alexis Ryan. Exploring the unspoken bond that shared experience brings, this film is an intimate look into what it means to ride beside your sibling, and the untouchable understanding that ties you together.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo via @highergroundhundo
Here’s an annoucement from the Higher Ground Hundo event:
“October 15, 2022. the second running of Higher Ground Hundo 30, 50, 69, and 100 mile courses. Starts and ends at the bike shop. Festivities and camping Peoples Natural Gas Park camping is limited to 150 spots there will be some food trucks. Tent spots, but there will be toilets, and other amenities. It’s expensive there so if you’d like to camp it’s just $20 to help us recover some costs. We’re still taking $10 from each registration, which will go towards our local YWCA. We’re hoping to cut them a big check this year, so please please come out and ride bikes, compete with yourself our your friends or just have a good time together, take care of one another, we hope to keep bringing folks to town to transform this place by bikes! Register over BikeReg now. Cut off is in 43 days.”
Check out last year’s Reportage in our archives.
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