Radar Roundup: Little Buddies, Peach n Eggplant Karate Monkey, Growtac Restock, A New Catlike Whisper, Loam and Gravel Society Ep 1, and Old Enough To Know Better


Radar Roundup: Little Buddies, Peach n Eggplant Karate Monkey, Growtac Restock, A New Catlike Whisper, Loam and Gravel Society Ep 1, and Old Enough To Know Better

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

Swift Industries Little Buddies Pack

Illustrated by RJ Rabe, the Swift Industries Little Buddies pack is made up of familiar items you’d use on a camping overnighter or bicycle tour. This includes a tire patch, marshmallow, and everyone’s favorite: poison ivy. Roll on over to Swift and check it out!

Oh and we’d thought it’d be prudent to mention the recall of Swift Industries’ 9″ Swift Straps. These straps can break unexpectedly so Swift is offering an exchange program. Read about it at Swift.

Surly Gives the Karate Monkey Two New Paint Jobs $999

If organic eggplant ain’t your thing, then perhaps you’d like some peach salmon? Surly’s two new Karate Monkey colors bring some light pastels to the 29er rigid MTB platform. To be honest, these are the best yet. Check out more at Surly.

Growtac Equal Brakes Restock at Velo Orange $350/390

Once Velo Orange began carrying Growtac brakes, they ran into a problem: they couldn’t keep them in stock! Well, they just restocked the Flat Mount and Post Mount Growtac Equal brakes in all the colors (more than what’s shown here), so if you’ve been curious about these brakes, roll on over to Velo Orange to see what the hubbub is all about.

Catlike Developed a New Whisper Helmet

Unveiled at Eurobike this year, Catlike’s classic helmet, the Whisper, got a new makeover with more modern styling, improved venting, and to be honest, a much better look! Don’t rush to buy one quite yet. These are slated for a first quarter 2023 release. Check out the full drop at Catlike.



Loam and Gravel Society Ep 1

In the first episode of Old Man Mountain’s Loam and Gravel Society, Evan meets up with Evan Green to ride the Northern New Mexico CDT trail and find out quickly why no one rides the CDT trail this early in the season: downed trees. Lots of downed trees. Hot tip: we wait until the end of summer, once the CDT coalition has cleared the deadfall. Back to the ride, Evan Green gives Evan a naturalist experience, pointing out the geology of the Cumbres Pass region as well as other interesting tidbits, so don’t miss this one!



Old Enough To Know Better Season 2 Ep. 1

After a season of puzzles and promise in 2021, Rab is back for another shot in 2022, a year older, maybe wiser, but one thing that has definitely changed is that he is now a full-time pro. That’s right, at the sprightly age of 36, Rab has become a full-time pro for the first time in 14 years.

While this is one heck of an achievement, it doesn’t mean anything unless it builds a process for success – and as we find out in Episode 1, becoming pro isn’t all sangrias and pilates in the sun, it is a whole lot more time consuming than you’d imagine….but it’s also the start of a journey that is full of twists, turns, and excitement.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @newyorkermag

We love seeing bikes on the cover of the New Yorker! R Kikuo Johnson did a great job with this one!

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