Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Monumental Loop Exclusive Alamo Top Tube Bag $125
Ain’t nothing better than seeing some good people get together to make good products. Rogue Panda made a limited run of Monumental Loop Alamo Top Tube Bags with Night Bird‘s graphics. The best part is, $60 of your purchase will go to the loop. Rogue Panda will take orders for these until January 1st, so get on it!
Gryphon Titanium Frameset £2500
While Singular Cycles weren’t the first to combine big wheels and drop bars, they were very much at the vanguard of the current era of creating these fun and versatile bikes. Combining big, wide-flared drop bars with big, wide tyres makes for a supple and synchronous ride over varied terrain.
Enter the Gryphon: the mythical mash-up of lion and eagle representing the ostensible clash between dropped handle bars and big knobbly tyres – perfectly harmonious in reality. The Gryphon foreshadowed bikes such as the Salsa Fargo and, subsequently the advent of ‘gravel’ bikes. The Gryphon was the first production 29″ wheeled, disc-braked, steel mountain bike frameset designed for use with a drop handlebar.
- 34mm ID head-tube – for a traditional 1 1/8″ steerer fork
- Single chainring
- 73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket shell
- 142×12 thru axle
- Internal dropper-post cable routing
- Bolt-on cable guides on underside of down tube
- Three bottle cage mounts – seat tube, down tube, underside of down tube
- Post mount rear brake on the chainstay
- Clearance for 29×2.4″ or 27.5×3.0″ tyres
See more and place a pre-order at Singular Cycles.
Curve Cycling Rocket Pooch $149 AUD
Curve Cycling’s Rocket Pooch was born from the idea to create a simple, micro pannier bikepacking bag. They chose fabrics to help repel water, a design that lends itself to dry bag technology, and wanted plentiful pockets for storage. The mounting cage, of course, had to be titanium for strength in structure, performance under load, and lightweight.
Roll on over to Curve Cycling to see more.
Gravel Ride des 13 Forges Teaser
Noble Cycles’ next Gravel ride will take place in Habay-La-Neuve on 23rd April 2023. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
My Kona – Joonas Vinnari
Kona sponsored athlete, Joonas Vinnari, picked up his first Kona 20 years ago with ambitions to have a career in freeriding. The scene was small in his country of Finland, but his dedication to going big was not. He pulled inspiration from the old New World Disorder films and embodied the freeride lifestyle he saw in the movies…
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Illustration by @allthegear_illustrated
Well… there’s a lot going on in this one! Be sure to click through to see this illustration in detail…
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