Radar Roundup: Cycles Manivelle Unirack, MAAPxPAM, X11 Cotton Ron’s, Drinking and Cycling, Salsa Recall, Migration Gravel Race, and Made in New England


Radar Roundup: Cycles Manivelle Unirack, MAAPxPAM, X11 Cotton Ron’s, Drinking and Cycling, Salsa Recall, Migration Gravel Race, and Made in New England

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

Cycles Manivelle Unirack 200 €

Following the success of Cycles Manivelle Unirack from the 2021 Concours de Machines, another batch of racks is available now for preorder with delivery expected next month. The Unirack is handcrafted in CM’s Strasbourg workshop and its particularly rigid design makes it perfect for off-road riding thanks to triangulation around two fixed points. Its design pushes the rear bag far from the saddle, giving the rider much more freedom of movement. With to its 3D-printed mounting kit, the Unirack adapts to seatposts ranging in diameter from 27.2 and 31.6 and is therefore compatible with anything from a gravel bike to a hardtail (sans dropper, of course).

Originally designed around the Wizard Works SHAZAM saddle bag, the Unirack is compatible with most saddle bags of this type (Zeitgest and Catalyst Pack from Swift Industries, Werewolf from Helmut Equipement, etc).


  • 316L stainless steel, silver brazed & powder coated
  • D31.6/27.2 adapters supplied
  • Dimensions: (L40xH20xW17cm)
  • Weight: 450gr
  • Free seatpost length required: 105mm

MAAP x P.A.M Round 2

Leading cycling apparel company MAAP has once again teamed up with streetwear legends Perks and Mini, or P.A.M. on another capsule collection. The lineup includes casual jerseys as well as lyrca, bibs, shirts, hoodies, and more. See the full drop at MAAP.

Ron’s Bikes X11 Cotton Fab’s Chest and Abs

Connecticut-based Ron’s Bikes has been pumping the jamz at the Nutmeg Needleworks with numerous new fabric concoctions in their Fab’s Chest and Fab’s Abs bags. This round, they selected a wonderful walnut-colored X11 Cotton material, rendering these timeless bags in a neutral brown, perfect for any colored steed. Ron’s has a full stock as we’re writing this post, so roll on over to buy one if you’ve been missing out!

Bicycling Magazine: Does Cycling Have a Drinking Problem?

John has been shouting this from the sidelines for years, but it’s great to see Bicycling Magazine spread the good word. Gloria’s article is not to be missed, with legit reporting and a neutral look at what is a big problem not just in the bike industry but the entire world. Roll on over to Bicycling Magazine and give this one a read (for free.)

Salsa Cycles Handlebar Recall Notice

We know y’all love your Cutthroats, so we had to share this unfortunate news from Salsa…

Hazard: The handlebars can crack where the brake/shift levers are installed and cause a crash, posing an injury hazard.

Recalled Product: Salsa Cowbell Carbon and Salsa Chowchipper Carbon Handlebars. The recalled handlebars were also sold with select Salsa Cutthroat, Warbird, and Warroad bicycles.

Remedy: Stop using these handlebars and bicycles immediately and take your handlebars and bicycles to a local Salsa retailer for a free installation of a replacement carbon handlebar or an alternative aluminum handlebar.



Migration Gravel Race – Summer of 22 – Side A

Part I of II, Go behind the scenes of two races that are aiming to change the direction of the sport of cycling. Side A, The Migration Gravel Race, a 650km semi-supported gravel race across the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Organized by Team AMANI…



MADE IN: New England

For Kevin Wolfson, the beauty of designing a gravel bike is understanding how the mere term ‘gravel’ can mean totally different things to different riders. Name a gravel bike configuration and Wolfson has probably helped create it. Flare bar, dropper post, with a mountain bike fork? Yessir, done that. A relaxed frame with endless bikepacking attachments and 650b tires? For sure. A sleek sub-17 pound gravel race bike? By the dozens. Where you live and how you ride, it turns out, is how you see the gravel world.

As the director of operations and lead frame designer for Firefly Bicycles in Boston, Massachusetts, Wolfson has overseen the design and production of hundreds of their custom All Road titanium gravel frames, each one tailored to what a customer defines as gravel. Singletrack, bike paths, rough farms roads, backwoods rambles. The beauty of working in titanium, says Wolfson, is that riders can reflect exactly what they encounter on their rides in the design of their bikes. Just as no two areas of the world have the exact same gravel experience, no two Firefly All Roads are identical.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Illustration by @bikerats

Bikerats had to illustrate Anton Krupicka‘s Crust setup and we can see why!

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