Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Cotic Jeht Gen2 150/140mm 29er Trail Bike £2199 (Frame and Shock)
First announced in 2020, the Cotic Jeht quickly gained popularity in the made-in-the-UK steel full-suspension fanbase (ourselves included!). In 2023, the Jeht underwent massaging with new geometry tweaks, 150mm of front suspension, and 140mm of rear travel, all rolling on 29er wheels. The head angle and rear center stayed the same, but the bottom bracket height dropped and stack height increased. These are two crucial components of how a bike handles.
Jeht Gen2 is manufactured in the UK from Reynolds 853, with the front triangle, CNC parts, painting, and frame assembly all done in Britain. This means the whole Cotic drop-link range is now UK-made. Learn more in the Origin tab below. All wrapped in a 31lb complete build package!
Check out the new Jeht at Cotic and pre-order now for a November through February delivery date, depending on size!
Two Oregon-based manufacturers partnered on a fun way to add some bling to any thru-axle bike. Chris King Precision Components and Robert Axle Project produced a new line of axles for drop and flat bar bikes in a selection of King’s most popular component colors.
The colors for the initial product release are 3D Violet, Matte Turquoise, and Black, and they plan to add more colors in the future. There will be five axles for drop bar bikes (142 x 12 and 100×12) and five more for boost and super boost mountain bikes to cover most of the bikes on the market. All Axles will have a $65.00 USD MSRP and are shipping from Chris King today.
Ratio 2×12 SH Kit £99.50
The latest upgrade kit from Ratio allows you to pair SRAM mechanical shifters and a 2x-specific SRAM Exact Actuation* rear derailleur with a 12-speed Shimano road cassette and 12-speed Shimano chain. You’ll gain all the advantages of a greater gear range and closer gear ratios without the expense or weight of electronic shifting.
Check out Ratio’s 2x12SH Kit Guide for compatibility guidance.
Check out more at Ratio.
See our Ratio Workbench Review here:
Rodeo Labs Traildonkey 4.0 $2,985
Rodeo Labs began work on its first carbon fiber all terrain bike in 2014. The genesis of the project was a simple question: How versatile can a single bicycle be? In the following eight years the brand has never stopped working to answer that question with its bicycle designs. The entirely new 2023 TD4 is the sixth iteration of the Traildonkey platform that we’ve released and it’s by far the most advanced.
For starters, Rodeo Lab ditched the bonded carbon construction and went wholly monocoque. The sliding dropouts allow for tuning the ride and 29×2.1″ tires fit in the frame with ease. There’s just too much to unpack from this announcement, so roll yer butts on over to Rodeo Labs to read more!
Brompton C-Line in Hot Pink $1,850
We just love Bromptons. They’re such unique feats of engineering and make for ideal city commuters where storage space is crucial. They fit on plants, trains, and automobiles too! The brand just brought back Hot Pink, one of its iconic hues from its archives and we couldn’t help ourselves but share it.
Check out more of these super cute Made in the UK, brazed, folding bikes at Brompton.
Every cyclist should own a good pair of winter riding tights. Mission Workshop just announced its Radius Winter Tights; a winter tight designed for cold days in the saddle. Crafted from high-stretch Italian fabrics that enable mobility and flexibility, The Radius will repel light to moderate rain, and keep you warm even when wet. The front panels utilize a wind-blocking face with a water-repellent finish for extra protection on inclement rides while the interior is insulated with a brushed fleece lining for added warmth and comfort.
There’s also a number of cargo pockets: one on each leg, as well as pockets across the back.
- Italian Performance Textiles
- Wind blocking water resistant front panels
- Brushed interior for added warmth and comfort
- Abrasion resistant Dyneema side panels
- Right and left side cargo pockets
- Elastic Interface® chamois
- Reflective side highlights
- Two Rear bib pockets
- Made in Italy
See more at Mission Workshop!
We’re going to be sharing Bikes or Death in our Radar Roundup to help spread the love from Patrick and his team. We hope you don’t mind. ;-) Here’s the latest episode synopsis:
“Last month Natalie and I took on the Ozark Rando 120. This is a new event by Ozark Gravel Cyclist and hosted by Experience Fayetteville. As the name suggests, the format of this ride is a Randonneur -a non-competitive long-distance unsupported endurance cycling event…”
Check out more at Bikes or Death.
Rad Bazaar Finds
WOW! All killer, no filler over in the Rad Bazaar! We love seeing the support for our Rad Bazaar, a service we host for Group Ride members. For now, you can read all about how to sign up for the Group Ride and Rad Bazaar here.
Merckx Arcobaleno 52cm with mix of Campagnolo Chorus/Racing T/Athena. Frame: Handmade in Belgium from Columbus Neuron tubes Color: Team Gan Blue, Yellow. Seat tube: 52cm c-c, 54cm c-t Top tube: 53.5 c-c Head Tube: 11cm Standover height: 78cm Serial Number on BB F5998 (right) Frame Condition: Good. The frame has some paint chips and scratches but overall is in good condition, tubeset decal is half there. No cracks, no dents, not bent, never raced or crashed.
Standard diameter thin wall tubing.(.7-.4-.7) Beautiful lugs. Frame specs are: HTA: 73 degrees STA: 72 degrees Top tube (c-c) 57cm Seat tube (c-t) 55cm Chainstays- 425mm Fork offset- 62mm Trail (with 650bx42) – 39mm 650b 42 with fenders 48 without.
Retrotec Funduro Triple Fillet Brazed w/custom paint. Custom sized, but comes in around an 18-18.5″. Small paint chip on the rear driveside drop out. Aside from that, it’s like new. Helicopter tape and ESI rubber wrap stuff everywhere. King HS included. Currently has King Matte Gray BB as well, which can be had for an extra amount. Hope seat collar included. Buyer pays shipping and all fees (Professional boxing, Paypal, Venmo, etc).
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @johnprolly
In a world perpetually focused on what’s next, sometimes we like to look through our archives. This shot from 2018 came from a trip in Fruita. Don’t ya wanna just hop on that party train?!?!
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