Radar Roundup: Giro Ethos MIPS Shield, Albion Clothing, Swift Caldera Collection, Jones Fenders, Industry Nine Goes Black Metal, King Cage Side Loader, and Because Adventure


Radar Roundup: Giro Ethos MIPS Shield, Albion Clothing, Swift Caldera Collection, Jones Fenders, Industry Nine Goes Black Metal, King Cage Side Loader, and Because Adventure

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

Giro Ethos MIPS Shield Helmet $270

Remember that sweet commuter helmet Giro teased at Eurobike last year? Well, it’s available now. The Ethos MIPS Shield featured integrated LED lights and an integrated eye shield to protect your eyes during crisp morning commutes. The entire system is USB-C rechargeable with an estimated run time of 10 hours in low-blink mode and 5 hours in the high-blink mode, which delivers 45 lumens front and 30 lumens rear. Helmet and remote can be fully charged in just 2 hours and 1 hour, respectively.

See more at Giro.

Albion Fall/Winter Zoa Collection

At this year’s Bespoked, we saw the new collections from British clothing brand Albion up close and can attest that they all look great. Today Albion are releasing the Zoa collection that includes: waterproof trousers, Burner musette, Insulated Jacket, Zoa Rain Shell, which are all designed to work together as a system or on their own. Read on for more from Albion and check out their full clothing line here.

The Albion Zoa range aims to set a new standard in outdoor clothing for cyclists, utilising the world’s best performance fabrics by Pertex® in a range of premium products suitable for multiple riding disciplines and for both on and off-bike use.

New for A/W22 are the Zoa waterproof trousers, a high-performance, versatile waterproof shell pant to work alongside the rest of the Zoa system. The Zoa waterproof trousers have been wear tested in some of the toughest ultra races in the world and are stacked with features to make riding in bad weather something to relish.

Also new this season is the Zoa Burner Musette, which is an insulated musette that can also be worn as a Burner, our highly packable insulated layer concept. Featuring an innovative but simple strap system, the Zoa Burner Musette can be used for load carrying or to give the rider additional warmth – or both, and embodies the ambition of the Zoa range to give the most demanding cyclists the most functional gear to help them stay outside for longer.

Swift Industries X Blue Lug Caldera Capsule Collection

Swift Industries, Seattle’s bicycle bag brand, teams up with Blue Lug, Tokyo’s cult bicycle shop, to unveil a rare and beautiful capsule collection at the Philly Bike Expo.

Adorned with whimsical art by Okataoka, the Caldera Collection is a prized assortment of durable wax canvas bicycle bags and weather-resistant cycling accessories in rich earth-tones and heritage textures that pay homage to pedaling through autumn light and crisp, misty mornings. Single-Batch. Made in the USA and Japan.

The collection will be available for purchase through exclusive bicycle shops and online at Swift Industries and Blue Lug.

Jones Bikes Fender Blanks $80/185

Love big, fat tires but wish there were more fender options for said plump rubber? Jones Bikes just announced its new fenders. Jones Fender Blanks are made from tough, light and durable ABS plastic and are very resistant to impact damage or cracking. They are available in three widths and a longer rear size and shorter front size. These fenders will fit differently on different bikes and will require fitting, measuring, drilling, cutting, deburring, some hardware, and secure installation to be safe and effective.

See more at Jones Bikes.

Industry Nine None More Black Enduro 305 Wheels $1455

“How much more black could it be? The answer is none. None more black.”

All-black. Simple. Beautiful. Classic. This Halloween, I9’s Enduro 305 wheelset pays homage to one of England’s loudest (and most punctual) bands.

To create “None More Black” limited edition wheelsets, I9 processes the hubs and spokes slightly differently during anodization to create a two-tone effect that renders the laser etching to a shadow. Not dismal, depressing or mournful, but powerful like a black mirror – wheels you can see yourself on.

To amp it up even more, I9 included its rider-favorite non-driveside endcap that “goes to 11.”

Check out all the specs and availability at Industry Nine.

King Cage Side Loaders Are in Stock $68

If you have a full suspension or a smaller frame where getting a bottle in and out of a cage is tight and you don’t want a plastic cage (who does?), then King Cage has the answer for you and it’s finally in stock! The stainless side loader is designed to allow the ease of access for bottles in tight spaces. Made by hand in Durango, Colorado and shipping today from King Cage.



Salsa Cycles Presents: Because Adventure

In April 2021, Leonardo Brasil, Brendan Heineg, David Sedelnick, and TJ Windsor lined up at the start of the 340-mile Iowa Wind and Rock gravel race.

None of them crossed the finish line.

Faced with a sense of defeat, they wanted a way to redeem themselves. Leonardo created a self-supported route in Colorado that would do just that: 345 miles and 25,000 feet of climbing.

Because Adventure, follows the crew from their pre-dawn start all the way to…well, you’ll just have to watch.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @johnprolly

Happy Halloween! John brought back the Necronomicog persona for a night of terrorizing neighborhood kiddies. Post up your Halloween costumes in the comments, let’s see what you’ve got!

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