Radar Roundup: Commencal 365, Garbaruk Cranks, Polyvalent Pre-Orders, Rod Steward Restock, Hunter Cycles Mid Tail, SAS Phantom, Absolute Black T-Type, Mix Match i9 Stems, V3 Starling Changes, and Lael’s Tour Divide Kit


Radar Roundup: Commencal 365, Garbaruk Cranks, Polyvalent Pre-Orders, Rod Steward Restock, Hunter Cycles Mid Tail, SAS Phantom, Absolute Black T-Type, Mix Match i9 Stems, V3 Starling Changes, and Lael’s Tour Divide Kit

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

Commencal 365: A Complete Aluminum Chassis Gravel Bike $2,000-4000

Commencal, a brand known for its mountain bikes just announced its first gravel bike, rolling on a complete aluminum frame and fork, designed to be stiff where it matters and comfortable enough for all-day rides. The 365 features an integrated fender on the fok, cargo bosses a plenty (even utilizing mounts under the top tube for bolt-on frame bags), and three sleek finishes, ranging in price from $2000 to $4000. Roll on over to Commencal to see the full drop.

Garbaruk XC Crankset $420

Earlier this year, component manufacturer Garbaruk announced its new, lightweight hollow crankset. These cranks are made from aluminum, designed to be as light as carbon cranksets, while also keeping the reliability and stiffness of heavier aluminum cranksets. Like all Garbaruk products, these cranks feature a minimal design, are lightweight, stiff, and are customized through various anodizing colors.


  • Weight: 391g (170mm, fully equipped, without chainring)
  • Two-piece hollow body crankarms made of 7075 aluminium
  • Spindle diameter – 30mm
  • Compatible with RaceFace bottom brackets ( Raceface: BSA CINCH 30mm. Shell Width 68,73,83mm / BB92 CINCH
  • 30mm. Shell Width 89,92 / PF30 CINCH 30mm. Shell Width 68,73,83mm) and BB30 Bottom Brackets
  • 170&175mm length available
  • Cannondale direct mount standard
  • Recommeded to be purchase together with Garbaruk Cannondale Hollowgram  MTB chainrings
  • Q-Factor: 170mm
  • Chainline: 52mm – 136 Spindle

See more at Garbaruk.


Polyvalent Diamond and Low Kicker Pre-sale $925

With a full restock of Polyvalent Diamonds and Low Kickers on the way, Velo Orange is now ready to receive preorders for these all-rounders. The Polyvalent comes in a brand-new paint color for 2023 dubbed Glacier Metallic. You can build these steel frames up as dedicated touring bikes, light tourers, commuters, flat bar gravel, and more. The beauty is in its versatility.

Roll on over to Velo Orange to 👀  the new builds they’ve assembled!

Rod Steward in Silver and Black Are Back in Stock $100

The Rod Steward is a ultralight bag support that takes the place of a full size rack for your handlebar or saddle bags. It works on the Ron’s Bikes fab’s chest and select Rivendell bags. All you need are some loops, hoops, or molle arrays on the bottom of the bag. We love this product and supper the Rod Steward 1000000% for all your touring, commuting, or bicycle camping needs.

Check out all the 411 at Shovel Research.

Hunter Cycles Mid Tail Frame Size Run $3000

Rick Hunter just posted up a run of Hunter mid-tail MTBs for sale on his Instagram account. The Mid Tail is basically a 140mm 29er x 3″ Mtb with 24” chainstays and a built-in extendo rack. This design should be great for anything from base-camping long hauls to commuting to kiddo cruising to dirt road mini-tours to grocery get’n. Probably not the best wheelie machine though!

See the full spread of specs at the Hunter Cycles IG!

Search and State Lightweight Phantom Jersey $195

The Lightweight Phantom is certainly a signature look from NYC-based SAS.  Minimalist from afar, but technical and complex at its core.  When you’re in the mood to black-out your look the Phantom will be there for you every time.  Search and State has custom developed all of its fabrics and brand new for 2023 is its highly breathable hexagonal fabric designed to be the go-to summer textile.

The LTW fabric features an eye-catching pattern on the outside and a honeycomb texture on the inside, which helps wick sweat and thermoregulate body temp.  It can also withstand washing and won’t fall apart after a few rides. The lightweight body features mesh side panels, our innovative 5 pocket design (3 rear and 2 side-seam stash pockets) a slimming athletic cut, a full-length Riri zipper, inside neck tape, rear locker loop, silicone waist gripper, and a sublime trim package to tie it all together.  Of course All are Made with Pride in the Heart of New York City.


  • Durability: High
  • Fabric: Synthetic Blend with Cold Black fabric cooling technology which is SPF 35+ and blocks up to 90% of the sun’s rays and reduces fabric surface temps by up to 9 degrees.
  • Care: Easy
  • Fit: True to Size / Athletic / Fits snug as a performance jersey should.
  • Best For: Summer heat and ultimate comfort.

See more at Search and State.

Absolute Black Oval Rings for SRAM T-Type $103.95

The latest brand to announce its narrow-wide rings for the new SRAM T-Type drivetrain Transmission is Absolute Black. Best known for its oval rings and superb design sensibilities, Absolute Black’s T-Type oval 3mm offset rings fit cranks with 8-bolt mounting pattern. The chainring teeth have been specifically redesigned to work in all conditions with narrower chains that inherently have less space to accommodate mud.

See more at Absolute Black.

Liven Up Your Industry Nine Stems with Swappable Faceplates $40

Industry Nine’s A-Series mountain bike stems are crafted from domestically-sourced 7075 aluminum billet into a svelte design. Taking name and shape from the A-axis in I9’s five-axis machining centers, the A35 and A318 are destined for your favorite all-mountain rides. And now you can customize these stems with colored faceplates. Choose from a variety of anodizing hues for your 31.8 or 35mm clamp stems at Industry Nine today.




V3 Starling Cycles Changes

John’s just wrapped up his V3 Starling Murmur review and so we thought it’d be a good time to share this workshop video Starling posted up a little while back. Watch as Joe walks us through the model improvements…



Packing for the Tour Divide with Lael Wilcox

Revelate ambassador and 5-time Tour Divide racer, Lael Wilcox, breaks down her bike and bag setup, packing list, and a few tid bits about the race itself.

Lael currently holds the women’s record for the Tour Divide at 15 and a half days. This year, she’s aiming to break the men’s record at 14 days!

You can follow Lael on her 2023 Tour Divide journey at Trackleaders.




Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @hinterlanded

These mild spring we’re having up on the Colorado Plateau has us pining for another big group tour. This photo Kyle captured on the Aquarius trip still melts our minds…

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