Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
You may recall an article Morgan posted about a fella named Goat. No? It’s been a while, so if you haven’t read that, you should check it out. He was the designer of the Crust Bikes Scapegoat frame and rode flip flop pedals. The other day, Crust Bikes posted up a video on its blog, Dropped Chain showcasing Goat’s flip-flop pedal hack. It’s simply too good to not share on this Friday morning, so enjoy!
Loving the Austin, TX vibes in here, Matt!
A decade in the cycling industry is a noteworthy accomplishment and to offer a peer behind the curtain, Silca is commemorating 10 years of making products with a big sale. Roll on over to see the savings. I know everyone has sale fatigue right now so even if you don’t want to check out the sale, we highly encourage you to read this blog post on Silca’s site about the brand’s beginnings. We really feel like it’s important to see and know the people who are a part of this wonderful industry and Josh laid it all out, including photos of the original Silca HQ, his home!
Check out what ten years at Silca looks like and remember, we have our Group Ride Giveaway for December this month: a FREE Silca SuperPista Ultimate pump!
In your wildest dreams, did you ever think you would see a bag with this many straps and still no water bottle pocket?
The perfect bag for when the Fanny Pack isn’t big enough, but you still don’t want to carry a backpack. There is a big main pocket with interior organization pockets and a smaller front pocket—straps for adjusting the bag to sit close to your body, whether stuffed full or empty.
- Removable 3rd point cross body strap for extra security while wearing cross body available HERE
- Optional padded insert for keeping cameras and other fragile things safe available HERE
- Worn on the hips or cross body.
- Great for keeping things organized within your backpack on longer trips and to pull out for day trips.
- Handmade in house in Brooklyn, NY
- Construction time ~ 2.5 hours
See more at FSP Outdoors.
If you recall in John’s review of the Brooks B72 saddle, these nifty little aluminum blocks enable you to mount a B72 saddle to a modern (or vintage) seatpost. Included in the Seat Sandwich Adapter kit are various bolts; one of which will likely work with your dropper post or rigid post.
Check out our in-depth look at the newly reissued B72 and John’s review in our archives:
See more at Brooks.
Everyone’s favorite lightweight, half-fender just got blackerererer with the Win Wing 2 Road Stealth. The Win Wing Road fits practically any skinny tire bike, protecting the rider in even the worst conditions. Ideal for winter training or if you want to add some comfort to your puristic urban ride. The Win Wing won’t rattle or jam, and with only 64g, you won’t even notice it’s there. Now in a blackest ever black finish.
- Full backside rider protection from the knee and up
- Reinforced patent-pending wishbone technology
- Attaches in seconds to every bike, requires no tools
- Including frame protection stickers
- Suitable for tire widths up to 35 mm
See more at Ass Savers.
Our resident bike dork and founder was included in Escape Collective’s 50 Influential People in American Cycling list!
“22. John Watson: The creator of The Radavist and tremendous reach in terms of curating style, being the ‘tastemaker’ for alternative cycling, and opening people’s eyes to different types of riding.”
We love seeing independent cycling media supporting each other. Kudos, team!
When Freeride mountainbikers jumped fences to illegally ride Laguna Canyon and the Irvine Ranch, it was an illegal adrenaline rush. No one imagined they would fuel an industry, inspire a culture, and birth the extraordinary trail network we hike and ride today.
A blast from the past with a sicko edito from the back streets are Madrid in the early 90s. Check it out for a mix of street and urban park riding… Plus, RA the Rugged Man ( @3:30 ) cameos!
Francesco Gozio has lived in the Finale Outdoor Region just short of a decade. He knows the vast network of trails like the back of his hand and is able to stitch tracks together for Enduro, E-Enduro, and Marathon courses that challenge the best riders in the world.
Playing host to Enduro and E-Enduro World Cups is no small feat – from course ideation and planning many months in advance to organizing all the people and every detail needed for each event to go off without a hitch.
Finale is rich with MTB history and is arguably one of the most iconic stops on the EDR calendar each year. But it takes the expertise of locals like Gozio to make it all happen.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @johnprolly
John’s snowbirding it up in Southern Arizona, hanging with friends, and capturing the golden vibes of the grassland/forest/steppe ecotone of Patagonia…
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