Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Globe Haul ST e-Bike $2,700
The Globe Haul ST represents a new category of E-bike for Specialized, one that fills the gap between a commuter E-bike and a car. The Globe line is designed with increased load capacity and a versatile accessory mounting system allowing riders to travel comfortably around the suburbs and exurbs and the off-the-beaten paths of their outdoor adventures.
The line’s inaugural model, the Globe Haul ST, uses a sturdy, premium aluminum frame equipped with a hub-driven custom-tuned motor to transport up to 419 lbs for up to 60 miles on a single charge. The motor comes with five levels of pedal assistance, making even steep climbs completely manageable. Pedal assist is controlled through the Globe HaulST’s handlebar remote HMI, which also displays the state of charge, estimated remaining range, and odometer. The Globe Haul ST is truly a one-size-fits-all design, with a dual-telescoping seat post and adjustable handlebars that accommodate riders from 4’5” to 6’4″ tall. The step-through frame makes mounting and dismounting easy, even when the bike is laden with groceries, gear, or passengers. The bike is mounted on extra small, 20″ double-wall alloy rims and quiet-yet-capable Carless Whisper Reflect 20″ x 3.5″ tires, which give the Haul ST its deceptively agile and comfortable ride quality.
See more on the Haul ST at Globe.
Riding gear shouldn’t break the bank and outdoor gear retailer Backcountry has loads of apparel items for well under $100. This includes their Slickrock bike shorts for $30-$39.60 as well as jerseys for $26-$29. And ya know what? It all looks pretty damn good. It’s nice seeing some knees in apparel photos!
See the full offering at Backcountry.
BTCHN’ Bikes Weird Ass Bar in Titanium and Steel
If you’re weird, well… we already know you are because you’re here right now reading this weird product press release on a weird ass website. The point is, you like weird and this Weird Ass bar might be for you. You know what to do with it; slap some mtb levers on it, grips, or bar tape and let ‘er rip!
The Weird Ass Bar has a very shallow drop and pretty short reach, so it should fit pretty comparably to your existing flat bar setup. Made from 4130 Chromoly or titanium like a good made-in-USA bar should be, this thing will last an eternity and will crash quite splendidly too. Have fun you, friggin weirdo!
- Titanium ($380) or Steel ($220)
- 55cm wide at the drops, (48cm at “hoods”)
- 59cm wide at the drops, (51cm at “hoods”)
- 22.2mm clamp diameter
Check out the Weird Ass bar and BTCHN’s other components at BTCHN Bikes.
If you are in the market for a new SPD-style pedal and haven’t tried the LOOK X-Track enduro pedals, you’re missing out. These pedals made John’s Top 10 list last year and we’re here plugging them again this morning for a new limited edition color. The X-Track En-Rage Plus is now available in a bronze finish, making them a great accent for your bike with any sort of bronze or gold color hits.
See more at LOOK.
Ergon GXR Grips $24.95
Reduced to the essentials, the Ergon GXR does exactly what cross-country riders and racers want: absorb shock, a secure grip, lightweight, and an ergonomic fit. The GXR is the first ergonomic lightweight grip made of AirCell-Rubber, which utilizes a new and unique manufacturing process. Super light, no clamp, no inner core, 100% made in Germany – the Ergon GXR defines a new chapter in MTB grips.
Available in two sizes and four colors from your local dealer. See more at Ergon.
Win a bike + do some good. Your donation provides storm relief so we can reopen Flow Trail and Soquel Demonstration State Forest, plus build the next generation of trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The grand prize is any, complete bike from Ibis Cycles. Yep. You get to pick a bike out of their lineup of your choosing up to a $10,999 value!
HOW TO ENTER: donate to trails through the form on this page. Every $5 you donate = 1 entry. ($10 donation = 2 entries, $100 = 20 entries, you get the point)
See more at Santa Cruz Trails.
We’re unsure if we’ve posted this exact video in the past, but even if we have, it’s worth a re-share. Who’s got summer touring plans already?!
This documentary chronicles two young men trying to find their way through the confusing issues of the ’60s. One is trying to find his father, and the other is trying to find his future. Neither could have realized the different American cultures they would encounter, which would etch into their lives forever.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo via @jweinberg
Josh was down in the San Rafael Valley riding with some friends on his Amigo Bugout.
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