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 Precision Components has announced the date for their annual Open House showcase. With the recent MADE Bike Show in Portland featuring the bike builder community, this year’s Open House will focus on outdoor lifestyle brands and available-at-retail bike lines.
Attendees should expect to see camping vehicles and equipment, outdoor gear, bike accessories, footwear, and of course a selection of bikes with a special emphasis on gravel riding, mountain bikes, bikepacking and all-around adventure from the following exhibitors, including Subaru, Super Pacific, Outside Van, Goal Zero, Pendleton, Smith Optics, Orvis, Snow Peak, Danner, MULE Expedition Outfitters, Scout Campers, Benchmark, Dometic, Hest, Ignik, Grayl, Hillsound, Speedland, Old Man Mountain, SimWorks, Ortlieb, and many others.
Check out more at Chris King.
ACtoFive’s Signature Cranks (€790) epitomize the highest-end German manufacturing but the brand wanted to make a more affordable crankset. Enter the Signature X cranks (€390). Half as expensive. Still made in Dresden. Still manufactured to the exacting standards all ACTOFIVE products follow. Still modular and still beautiful.
The new Signature X crankset represents the next phase of ACtoFive’s expansion and refinement. With its solid CNC construction, this crankset has successfully passed EFBE’s downhill category-5 ISO certification, which might be overkill for a hardtail or rigid MTB but it’s nice to have that assurance when you’re flying down a trail!
- One-piece construction
- CNC machined from high-strength aluminum
- Finish options: raw, silver, black, blue or grey
- 168MM Q-Factor with long spindle (MTB)
- 161,5MM Q-Factor with short spindle (CX/Gravel)
- 170MM Lenght
- SRAM 3-Bolt Interface
- 29MM Spindle for SRAM DUB BB
- Self-extracting without special tools
- EFBE TRI-TEST® ASTM F2043-13 / EN 17406 CAT 5
- 570g (without chainwheel and crankboots)
- Intend Use: Gravel, XC, Trail, Enduro, DH
- Next batch: December 2023
- Limited quantitiy
- Including crank boots
- from €390,00 (€327,73 excl. VAT)
Coming soon. See more at ACtoFive.
The Racing Frame Pack (1L) is Apidura’s smallest race-orientated frame bag, specifically designed for fast rides, gravel racing and audax. A compact and minimal bag for storing a pump and tools, electronics or a packable layer. Designed as an alternative to smaller storage packs such as the Racing Top Tube Pack, or to be paired with them as part of an ultra-minimal bikepacking set up.
The Racing Frame Pack (1L) is an easily accessible and waterproof frame bag suited to a wide range of frame geometries and sizes thanks to its reversible design and multiple strap positions. A width of 5cm also makes The Racing Frame Pack (1L) the slimmest frame bag in our Racing Series, minimizing the chances of knee rub on steel-framed audax and randonneur bikes with smaller tube profiles.
With protected cable-routing options in both orientations, and internal lash tabs to secure contents when riding on rough terrain, it is well-suited to charging devices whilst riding.
Check out more at Apidura.
The 40130 is perhaps the most affordable, most capable bike on the market. If you missed Josh’s review, you should check it out. State is constantly tinkering with the frame finishes and build kits. The latest version features a raw steel finish, made possible by treating the steel with phosphate. Phosphate coating is a chemical treatment applied to steel tubing that creates a thin protective layer, allowing for the raw steel to be exposed without risk of oxidation.
Check out the full specs at State.
Rad Bazaar Finds
That said, we wanted to share some unique finds in the Bazaar.
The first is a 24″ Nishiki Alien:
“A Cunningham designed bike, made extra big, if you’re fall, 6’2” and up there’s finally an alien for you. Has original parts save for a new seatpost. Real good condition for age has a small ding in top tube. Accepting offers.”
The next is a 56R Fairlight Faran 2.0 Dynamo 650b:
“Campagnolo Centaur 170mm ultra torque crank w/ 40t 1x chainring (will swap with NEW Shimano GRX 810 170mm crank for +$150 • Shimano Deore XT M8000 rear derailleur w/ Shimano 11-46t cassette • Microshift indexed 11s bar end shifter • TRP Hylex flat mount hydro brake levers • Profile design 80mm stem • Salsa Cowchipper 46 handlebars • Whisky carbon seatpost • Edelux/SON tail light internally routed with SON coax connector • • SONdelux 12 front/DT 350 rear to Reynolds black label 650b wheels (28h) • Michelin JetXCR 27.5×2.25 tires • saddle, cages, garmin mount, and pedals not included. • Inquire if interested in frameset only. Shipping available at buyer’s expense via bikeflights.”
One of the coolest products we’ve seen is this Rad Fab – 4 Bike Vert Rack:
“Rad Fab design/cnc fabricated just for you our of Baltic Birch. Holds 4 bikes (flatbarred even more with drops!) up and out of the way. 48’w.36″d.84″t Shipping at cost to you and yours in the lower 48.”
We’re really into these bikes and are once again overwhelmed by your support. We’ll keep smoothing out the experience of the Rad Bazaar and Group Ride signups. If you have issues with either, drop them in an email here.
A woman from Bangkok feels alienated by the comparatively languid pace of San Francisco until a bike restored from a dumpster changes everything.
To commemorate the first full season of competition on the World Cup circuit for our Full-10 Spherical helmet, Bell worked with Chapter Studios to make a short documentary film, “10 For 10″.
Join ten of Bell’s gravity athletes as they attempt to make history with their chase for the perfect run and the sweet taste of champagne.
In the spring of 2022, four athletes on The North Face team, Emily Harrington, Brette Harrington, Christina Lusti and Hilaree Nelson embarked on the trip of a lifetime. Their expedition to climb and ski epic first descents on Baffin Island, Canada became a celebration—of their accomplishments, of their friendship, and of their lives.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @johnprolly
We hope everyone is out leaf peepin’ during this glorious fall weather! John shot his Ritchey resto under a golden veil in the Southern Rockies…
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