Radar Roundup: Chris King Brings Back 3D Violet, Wilde Rambler SL, Helm Works Series, Crust x Casa Varsity Jackets, Calling In Sick 9 Pre-Order, GDMBR, and THE WHEELIE


Radar Roundup: Chris King Brings Back 3D Violet, Wilde Rambler SL, Helm Works Series, Crust x Casa Varsity Jackets, Calling In Sick 9 Pre-Order, GDMBR, and THE WHEELIE

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

Chris King 3D Violet Limited Edition Color

35 years after its first appearance, Chris King brought 3D Violet back as a component color for the 2023 season.​ First introduced in 1988, the vibrant hue was the US component manufacturer’s first real “color” following the original silver and black headsets the company became known for.

Inspired by BMX culture of the ‘80s, 3D Violet became a runaway success and launched the colored anodization program that has been a cornerstone of our aesthetic ever since. “3D” in the color’s name refers to a specific, stock anodization color. It has no actual three-dimensional effect, nor will it cause the user to shift into a third dimension (probably). Yet if you stare into a set of 3D Violet hubs…

Roll on into your Chris King dealer to get ahold of some purp.

Wilde Rambler SL $1,500

The Rambler is a fully modern genre adaptation of the all-road/gravel/all-rounder bike with disc brakes, thru axles and generous tire clearance. It has all the mounts a rider could want, and geometry that is quick and fun while still being comfortable for long days in the saddle.

Being an overseas-made production bike, Wilde can offer the Rambler SL at a more affordable price through our partnership with Taiwan’s legendary Maxway factory. It comes in four sizes, and this SL (Super Light) version is paired with Wilde’s Wayfinder carbon fork.

Frame Specs:

  • Three pack mounts on top and bottom of down tube, bottle bosses on seat tube
  • Top tube feedbag mount
  • Fender mounts
  • Rack Mounts
  • Compatible with 2x and 1x drivetrains
  • Frame Weight 5lbs (medium)

Wayfinder Fork Specs:

  • Three pack mounts
  • Internal brake routing
  • Internal dynamo routing
  • Fender mounts
  • Fully threaded center mount
  • Tire clearance 700c X 2.1″ or 650b X 2.3″

Check out more information at Wilde.

Cane Creek Helm Works Series $1099.99

In 2019 Cane Creek launched its WS130 down country low travel fork; 4 years later, the brand is now paying homage to the WS130 by introducing an extremely limited run of their low travel modular fork, the Works Series Helm. The Works Series Helm is a robust, modular fork that equips riders looking for a fork in the 100-130mm travel range with the confidence to ride through tech or push up climbs.

The Works Series Helm is available in 4 travel options: 100mm, 110mm, 120mm, and 130mm options. Like Cane Creek’s Helm MKII, the Works Series can easily be travel adjusted in 10mm increments with just a few tools at home. Built with a stiffer chassis, the Works Series gives a smoother, more controlled ride.

All of Cane Creek’s suspension products are hand-built in Western North Carolina and rigorously tested in the Pisgah National Forest. This Limited Works Series Helm fork is available while supplies last for $1099.99.

See more at Cane Creek.

Crust Bikes x Casa Verde Varsity Jacket $550

If you were frothing over the Varsity Jackets from this year’s MidSouth you can now own one! You don’t even gotta be on Team Crust! This is a direct inspiration from Cheech’s friend Jaime’s De Rosa vintage jacket.


  • Multi-Color Wool Panels. Multi-Color Snaps
  • 80% Wool 20% Nylon Shell, 100% Poly Lining
  • Made in India
  • Dry Clean only
  • Only 5 left! This is the only run.
  • Oversized fit. We would suggest sizing down for a more fitted look.

Roll on over to Crust Bikes to swoop.


Calling in Sick Issue 09 Pre-Order $18

Long live the stoke zine. Calling in Sick, the premiere zine for extreme alt cycling is back with its ninth issue dropping in a few weeks.

“At the time this issue is released, most of my riding the past few months has been of the lightweight, high-speed variety. I want to showcase this in Issue 9 at least a little bit, so some of the content is related to this theme. Among the expected artsy fartsy alt bike stuff, check out “Review: SRAM AXS” and Ron Frazelle’s piece, “Can’t We All Just Get Along” which explores the phenomenon of the douchebag roadie.”

If you wanna get yer grubby mitts on a copy, pre-order one today at Calling in Sick.




Bikepacking Along THE GREAT DIVIDE Mountain Bike Route || GDMBR

A short video of four friends riding The Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail. Starting in Banff, Canada, and finishing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 29 days.



​Danny MacAskill Celebrates the World’s Favourite Bike Trick

Following on from the success of Do a Wheelie, we go behind the scenes of Danny’s ambitious project to celebrate everyone’s favourite trick: THE WHEELIE. Can Danny bring his own flare to this iconic skill and land an ambitious new stunt, the wheelie front flip?



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @clandestine.cc

Oooof. Clandestine just posted the most modern constructeur computer mount we’ve seen!

If you’d like your photo featured in our Radar Roundup posts, simply tag us on Instagram!