Radar Roundup: Cascade Components North Fork Caliper, State 4130 All-Road Updates, Pearl iZUMi Contours; Rahpa X Snow Peak, Handup Taco’d, POC Elcit Ti, Pinarello Dogma XC, Lowelifes and Robert Owens, New Forbidden Druid, and Days Well Wasted


Radar Roundup: Cascade Components North Fork Caliper, State 4130 All-Road Updates, Pearl iZUMi Contours; Rahpa X Snow Peak, Handup Taco’d, POC Elcit Ti, Pinarello Dogma XC, Lowelifes and Robert Owens, New Forbidden Druid, and Days Well Wasted

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

Cascade Components North Fork Brake Caliper for SRAM Code $530 (pair)

Our caliper for the SRAM Code brake lever is here to offer you the braking performance you have been searching for. Custom 16 and 18mm pistons provide 20% more power than the stock caliper and the piston motion has been tuned to compensate for the larger fluid volume so that your levers feel good. Gunmetal finished over-sized hardware holds the caliper halves together and keeps your bike looking fresh while creating the caliper stiff enough to provide superb power, modulation, and control. We have found that on long and steep descents, this caliper offers better heat management and fade resistance than the stock caliper.


  • 20% more power than stock Code caliper
  • Custom pistons and hardware come installed
  • Available in black, purple, and silver (clear ano)
  • CNC’d out of 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Designed, machined, and assembled in Everett, Washington USA
  • Weight: 127g (7g more than stock caliper)


  • Works with all SRAM Code levers
  • Compatible with Code brake pads
  • Max rotor thickness: 3mm
  • Uses your existing brake bleed equipment
  • Requires DOT 4 or 5.1 brake fluid

See more at Cascade Components 

State Bicycle Co. Updates the 4130 Flat Bar All-Road 899.99

The 4130 All-Road is getting impressive upgrades in 2023 with all-new Mineral Oil ​ Hydraulic Brakes to provide exceptional braking modulation and heat management for long descents. A New rear derailleur with an internally adjustable clutch will keep the chain in place even when things get extra rowdy!

Along with the mechanical updates, State is adding two new colorways. Rust to Black fade and Turquoise to Black fade.


  • Frame: 4130 Chromoly Steel with Thru-Axle Dropouts (142mm rear spacing) w/ 2 water bottle mounts, rear mounts for rack and/or fenders
  • Fork: 4130 Chromoly Steel with Thru-Axle Dropouts (100mm fork spacing) and 5 sets of mounts for water bottles, accessories, fenders, or racks, or add the Carbon Fiber “Monster Fork” for $299.99
  • Wheelset: 700c: Tubeless Capable Wheel Set w/ Vittoria Terreno Zero Tires, 38mm (tubeless ready), 650b: Tubeless Capable Wheel Set w/ Vittoria Barzo Tires, 2.1″ (53mm)
  • EXTRA COST OPTION: Order the SECOND wheel set with tires and tubes, plus matching hubs, cassette, and brake rotors. Receive DOUBLE the versatility for ONLY $399.99 more.
  • Handlebars: ​ State Bicycle Co. Black Label Riser Bars
  • Brakes: ​ State Bicycle Co. All-Road 1 Flat-Mount Hydraulic Disc. w/ 160mm Rotors (6-Bolt)
  • Drive train: ​ State Bicycle Co. All-Road 1 (1×11 Drive Train) w/ Trigger Shift
  • Crank – State Bicycle Co. All-Road 1 (42t)
  • Cassette – 11-42t
  • All-New Adjustable Clutch Rear Derailleur

Pearl iZUMi Contours Collection

The Pearl iZUMi Contours Collection pays homage to how earth’s natural landscape molds & and shapes gravel rides; the turns of a creek, the rolling hills of a vast, unpaved adventure. The collection, available in both men’s and women’s sizing, features limited-edition seasonal colorways in high-performance pieces to tackle any road or singletrack.

Expedition Pro Bib Short $265 Made for the rider who aims to go astray, the Expedition Bib Short is tuned for all-terrain adventures. When you hit the rough stuff, you’ll be glad to have our new Levitate™ Plus multi-density chamois under you, with innovative, highly resilient suspension core to damp road chatter and significantly improve ride comfort.

PRO Mesh Jersey $150 Forged in the heat of competition, the PRO Jersey is the ideal performance top to push your limits in hot and humid weather. The airy, high-stretch PRO Transfer Mesh fabric is enhanced with In-R-Cool® to improve thermoregulation and keep you cooler, dryer and more comfortable. GoFresh™ keeps the funk at bay and even allows this jersey to be worn multiple times between washes, so you’ll never have to ride without this favorite.

Expedition FF Gel Glove $35 Whether you’re pounding pavement, grinding gravel, or slicing through singletrack, the Full-Finger Expedition Glove will improve your ride. The key element of this endurance-focused glove is the 1:1® Control Gel Palm, which uses a central pad to support the natural curve of your hand, preventing nerve compression that causes numbness.

Rapha X Snow Peak Collection

Rapha has teamed up with Snow Peak again and are offering a limited collection of everything from jackets to pants, shirts, and even a titanium mug. Head over to Rapha to see the full drop.

Handup Taco’d Gloves and Fenders

Sometimes, things get a little sideways. Sometimes it’s a wheel because you were gettin’ a little too adventurous. Sometimes it’s you after a night of tequila shots and tacos… on a Tuesday, no less!! You can now put your hands together to celebrate one of the best post-adventure meals of all time (and the lovely beverages that come with it)! Check out the new Taco’d gloves and fenders from Ground Keepers at Handup here!

POC Limited Edition Elcit Ti Sunglasses $400

POC’s brand-new limited edition cycling sunglasses, Elicit Ti, represent a new way of thinking, matching the best performance, vision and weight with recovered medical-grade Titanium.

Stronger and even lighter than the 23g of its namesake, the Elicit, the limited edition Elicit Ti has been created using an innovative recovery process which allows unused Titanium from the manufacturing of surgical tools to be salvaged and reconditioned to create the Elicit Ti.

The Elicit Ti feature a unique titanium truss design along the temples allowing the perfect balance of rigidity and weight. Created with recovered medical-grade titanium, the one-piece design creates a unique product with optimal stiffness, comfort and balance. Featuring specially designed slide-in joints, lens changing is effortless and quick, allowing riders to change lenses in seconds. The frameless design also creates a unique sensation of openness while providing all the benefits of enhanced coverage. Developed for the highest levels of performance using the highest quality material, they highlight that performance and sustainable thinking can go hand in hand.

See more at POC

Robert Owens Historical Sign to be Unveiled in El Prieto Canyon, Los Angeles

In celebration of Juneteenth, Lowelifes Respectable Citizens Club volunteers will unveil the new Robert Owens historical sign in El Prieto Canyon on Monday, June 19th. This educational sign will shed light on the largely unknown story of Robert Owens, a former enslaved person who became Los Angeles County’s wealthiest African American during the 19th century.

At 9am on June 19th, participants will be guided to hike ~1 mile from the JPL Riparian Zone Parking Area to the lower entrance of El Prieto Trail. A 30-minute presentation on Robert Owens’ story and the history of the sign project will begin on-site at 9:30am.

Participants are recommended to wear sturdy shoes and carry a water bottle. The El Prieto Canyon area is not easily accessible to those with limited mobility.

According to Erik Hillard, Lowelifes Respectable Citizens Club: “Unveiling the Robert Owens sign creates a permanent reminder of the hidden history within El Prieto Canyon. A new era acknowledges early African American settlers in our forest.” According to Veronica Jones, Altadena Historical Society: “Acknowledging the history of El Prieto Canyon helps our community to be stronger and brings us closer. We experience and learn about the history that guides us each day. ”

Lowelifes Respectable Citizens Club acknowledges El Prieto Canyon is the home and traditional land belonging to the Gabrielino Tongva Nation. For more information about the Robert Owens Project by Lowelifes Respectable Citizens Club, please visit: https://www.lowelifesrcc.org/robert-owens-el-prieto/



Pinarello Dogma XC

Pinarello are re-entering the MTB market with an all new Dogma XC. As part of the Italian brand’s renewed focus on MTB, Pinarello began developing the new Dogma XC in autumn 2022 and underwent an intense period of testing with Ferrand-Prévot, Tom Pidcock and the INEOS Grenadiers’ technical team. The result is a bike which performs to the highest level, supporting both riders when they’re out there racing and putting in their best performances during UCI Cross-country World Cups, UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, and ultimately whilst working towards the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The Dogma XC will be available commercially in March 2024 and there is a second, front suspension frame also being developed to meet the demands of other World Cup circuits.

Forbidden Druid

Back in 2018, a mysterious Instagram account appeared teasing a nameless high-pivot bike that was uncommonly trail-oriented, undeniably clean-looking, and very very carbon. That turned out to be the first Druid, a 130mm rear-travel, 150mm front-travel, linkage-driven high-single-pivot all-mountain bike. This week, a new Druid dropped, whose suspension can best be described as an upside-down Horst Link. Travel numbers are just the same, but they also lie just the sme. High-pivot bikes tend to punch far above their weight thanks to the rear wheel’s ability to arch rearward as the suspension compresses, in the natural direction of impact forces. That also lengthens the wheelbase in hard hits improving stability and optimizing weight distribution. The new Druid gets a slightly straighter leverage curve through its early and mid-stroke and more ramp-up in the late stroke, if we may be so nerdy. Basically, more focus on slightly deeper small-bump suppleness and more aggressive bottom-out resistance. It retains Forbidden’s signature big leaps in chainstay lengths through its size range, from 423 in the S1 (formerly “small) to 466 on the S4 (formerly XL). The new Druid has an 18-tooth idler pulley, up from 16 on the previous generation, which ought to make for some smoother rolling. It’s got room for a full-sized water bottle on all sizes, a second set of bolts for cargo or accessories, a small in-frame storage compartment, and no headset cable routing, thank the lesser gods.


Days Well Wasted

Exploring beautiful Lorraine by bike. In good company, on both sides of the river Maas, on gravel, tarmac, through small villages and vast woods – always on the hunt for days well wasted.



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @jweinberg

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