Radar Roundup: Locked Titanium Bars, Industry Nine Sale, ZigZag Cages, Roamer, Ramble Rides Returns, Ritchey Jerseys, LA Doesn’t Need Mountain Biking, The Frek Story, and BONKED


Radar Roundup: Locked Titanium Bars, Industry Nine Sale, ZigZag Cages, Roamer, Ramble Rides Returns, Ritchey Jerseys, LA Doesn’t Need Mountain Biking, The Frek Story, and BONKED

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

Locked Components Titanium Hi-Riser and Sparta Bars

Locked, makers of titanium components, have two bar models the readers of The Radavist might be interested in. The Hi-Riser is a traditional moto-inspired bar, harkoning back to the days of Magura bars on the first mountain bikes and klunkers, coming in at 780mm wide, 31.8 or 35mm clamp, and 50mm of rise. The Sparta bars are a traditional, modern MTB bar in terms of shape, but ditch the carbon in favor of titanium. With 9º sweep, 15mm rise, and 31.8mm clamp, and weighing in at 340 grams the Sparta Bars are a robust option for those looking to switch things up on their cockpit. Roll on over to Locked Components‘ to see the brand’s offerings.

Industry Nine 25% Off Sale on Wheels, Hubs, and Stems

From February 13th to the 28th, Industry Nine is offering a massive sale on its inventory. Nearly its entire product selection is on sale: 1/1 Wheels and Hubs, Custom and Single-Color Stems, RTR Wheelsets, and Custom Hydra Wheels and Hubs.

If you’re building up a new bike or want to refresh your current bike’s cockpit or wheels, now’s the time to take advantage of this sale. Roll on over to Industry Nine to scope the offerings…

Portland Design Works: Timber to Town CollectionZigZag Bottle Cages $39

Recently, Portland Design Works announced a Timber to Town collection featuring two new pumps, a bottle design, and these nifty bottle cages. These stainless steel cages are made in Japan and drift from the flock a bit with a unique side profile and a conifer tree cutout. Available now from PDW or your local dealer for $39.

Roamer: Sardinia Bikepacking Trip

From the Selle Royal Group, the parent company of PEDALED and Pannier, comes Roamer, a company offering guided trips in some of the world’s top locales. Join Roamer for a hosted and supported bikepacking journey in Sardinia, to discover the Mediterranean island’s dreamy coastlands and mountainous outback.

Roll on over to Roamer to see the current package offerings, dates, and a complete itinerary breakdown.

Ramble Rides Return for 2023

If you and your mates are looking for a challenging but chill bike tour with a group ride dynamic, fully catered and supported, then check out the new offerings from Ramble Rides this year. With offerings from Arkansas, Colorado, and Utah, there are plenty of options to look forward to. See the full rundown at Ramble Rides.

Check out John’s Reportage from the Steamboat Ramble Ride in our archives: Late Summer Bliss on the Steamboat New Belgium Ramble Ride

Ritchey Trail Shirt $74.95

The Ritchey Trail Shirt is a nod to the original Team Ritchey jersey and Ritchey’s 50 years of design excellence. Hand made from Genesis fabric, a wicking polyester that channels moisture and sweat away keeping it softer and fresher longer. Ideal as an extra layer in the fall or on its own in the summertime, Ritchey Trail Shirt pairs perfectly with your favorite MTB or gravel rig.

In stock now at Ritchey.



LA Doesn’t Need Mountain Biking

Old Man Mountain joined the Los Angeles-based Lowelifes for one of their monthly work party campouts to gain a little insight into what makes their trail organization different from other groups in California. They do grueling work; from long hours breaking up granite with 60V demolition hammers, to cutting out forests of Poodle-Dog Bush. They also know how to have fun, hand pressing tacos for their volunteers in the backcountry. Join in and learn more about Lowelifes and what makes the trails around LA so special.



The Frek Story | an 82′ Trek 650b conversion

Steve built his original Frek years ago and it was covered in the winter 2016 Bicycle Quarterly magazine, which gives more detail on his original vision/inspiration accompanied by in-studio photography.



“I can always quit later.” – BONKED with Lael Wilcox

Are you stubborn enough? Do you have supernatural tenacity? Point blank, listening to MSO’s Bonked series for inspiration, motivation and emptiness-based creativity may, sometime in the not too distant future, be the only difference between you getting Outside The Inside and back on your feet, or not.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @johnprolly

John’s been sifting through hard drives, digging out some old relics to repopulate some lost galleries here on the site and we really dig this perspective of his old Indy Fab…

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