Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Mid South Get Here Grant Opens October 14th
Everyone is welcome at The Mid South, but not everyone has the resources to fully participate in The Mid South so the team has a deep desire to eliminate economic barriers to entry, and are stoked to announce the “Get Here” grant for 2023.
Ten individuals will be chosen to receive free entry into their choice of category and distance in The Mid South 2023, travel and lodging accommodations to and from Stillwater, and a $500 stipend for food during race weekend, race-day nutrition, gear, bike maintenance or whatever else is standing between them and a fulfilling and fun weekend in Stillwater.
Applications will be accepted between 8 a.m. Oct. 14 and 5 p.m. Oct. 31, United States CST. Grant winners will be notified and announced no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 4.
Check out more at Mid South.
BTCHN’ Ti Flat Tracker Bars $290/310
Did you just say Titanium??? Umm yes, that is correct. Ti BTCHN’ bars are fucking real, and they are right here. Tyler from BTCHN grew up in a Flat Track family. His dad raced back in the day, and flat tracking is one of his passions. He made a few bars for our flat track race bikes last year and decided BTCHN ought to make a few more for y’all!
The bend is modeled after the classic “Flanders” bend, but with adjustments to improve the fit for modern bikes. It’s silly wide, at 840mm. but rad as hell and perfect for a Klunker or bar-banging townie. Check out this fun rainbow trout anodizing option too! Of course, BTCHN can send ya a sleek and silver version with minimal branding if the extra flash isn’t your thing. Check it out!
- 75mm of rise
- 840mm wide
- 24° of backsweep
- 22.2mm clamp diameter
See more at BTCHN.
Team Amani POC
POC and Team AMANI are proud to release a limited-edition collection of helmets and eyewear. Designed in conjunction with the Team AMANI riders it’s a collection which will go towards supporting increased access to cycling and racing in East Africa and on the international stage.
The entire AMANI team and partners are still coming to terms with the recent tragic loss of team captain, Sule Kangangi, but have decided to continue with the release as the collection represents ongoing inspiration to those wishing to support the project. The release is also in respect to Sule, who was an instrumental part of the design process and who was excited to share it with the world.
The collection of helmets and eyewear have been designed with the Team AMANI riders and has already been raced in the various events this season, such as the Migration Gravel Race. The helmets come in a variety colors and will be delivered with decals of the flags of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, which are the home countries for the AMANI team riders.
See the full product drop at POC.
Bike Recyclery Has a NOS Rock Shox Ruby for Sale $249.99
Remember the Rock Shox Rudy launch last year? Well, that whole thing was inspired by the Rock Shox Ruby, seen here in NOS condition. In 1992, Rockshox released the Paris Roubaix SL road fork, which went on to win three consecutive Paris Roubaix races by French riders. This is the second generation of the fork, coined the Ruby SL. circa ~1996. It’s made for 700c wheels, and has roughly 2 inches of travel. These are VERY hard to find, especially NOS.
If you have a vintage road bike you want to add 2″ of travel to for whatever reason, now’s your chance! See more at Bike Recyclery.
Frank the Welder Vintage Tees $23
If you know who Frank the Welder is, chances are you’ll dig these shirts. If you don’t know who Frank the Welder is, well… it’s time to do some reading! Frank recently launched these vintage inspired long sleeve tees. Just in time for cooler weather and hot lines! See more at Frank the Welder.
Ride First | Moterra Neo
The location is the Black Forest trails, near Freiburg, Germany, five minutes from Cannondale’s European R&D facility. It’s spring of 2022 and the Cannondale Moterra Neo LT has just been unveiled. The dirt is of the hero variety. The level of stoke is high…
The Lucky 7 – Mountain Biking from Telluride to Moab
Around this time last year, a crew from The Radavist took on the Telluride to Moab San Juan hut trip, so it seems fitting we share a video from another crew of riders from the same trip!
BIKES … IN SPACE?
In this video Hannah from Queer Cyclist talks about Bikes in Space, an anthology of feminist science fiction stories about bicycles. Hannah sat down with Elly Blue, editor of the collection to discuss the book and and the series.
Post Gravel, Back to the Roots and Rocks Presented by @Ultraromance
In prep for their forthcoming event, the Philly Bike Expo delivered to us Benedict/Ronnie/UltraRomance’s thesis on how we need to collectively get back to the roots of mountain biking… We’ll be at the Philly Bike Expo this year, so we’ll see ya there!
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
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