Radar Roundup: New Ibis Exie,  Rivendell MUSA Pants, Shovel Research Swag, MADE Bike Show Registration Opens, Crust 24 Palms Headset, Kona Sutra LTD Goldfinger, and ATB Training Camp Ep1


Radar Roundup: New Ibis Exie, Rivendell MUSA Pants, Shovel Research Swag, MADE Bike Show Registration Opens, Crust 24 Palms Headset, Kona Sutra LTD Goldfinger, and ATB Training Camp Ep1

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

Ibis Announces the Vietnam-Built Exie: A More Affordable Full Suspension $4,999

Introducing the Exie, what Ibis says is a bike for all. Sharing the same geometry and performance as the World Cup-winning Exie USA, which is made in California at Ibis’ new facilities. The brand’s newest offering is handbuilt in Vietnam. It’s the same as the US-built bike, albeit ~250g heavier, in a wallet-friendly build. Prices start at $4,999. See more at Ibis.

Rivendell MUSA Pants in Ranger Green $118

Rivendell. Made in the USA. Olive Drab. It’s like the team at Riv were reading John’s mind when they made their new MUSA stretch riding pants in “ranger green.” These pants are stretchy, with a slight taper to avoid chainring interference, mithril stitching, big pockets, a gusseted crotch, and a bunch of other neat details. You can read the full rundown at Rivendell.

Shovel Research Brass Barrel Adjusters and More! $45

Get pitted, so pitted with the new Shovel Research, made in the USA brass barrel adjusters. These can work on a rear cable hanger or downtube-mounted adjusters. Hell, they’ll work on brakes too. Basically, just anywhere where a barrel adjuster would come in handy on your bike, these will work. Also available from Shovel Research is a dynamo light mount for rack struts – like the Rod Stewart – or any 3/8” rod rack strut, and neat-o brass bolts for your bottle cages or to cover up naked rack holes.

MADE Bike Show Officially Opens Registration and Announces Show Director

MADE, a new industry and consumer bike event highlighting the craft of handmade bicycles, today announces the official registration opening for the inaugural 2023 show and the appointment of Steven Elmes as show Director.

To support the community, registration is open exclusively to framebuilders as of Noon PST today, and the entire floor plan will open up to exhibiting brands on 1/31/2023. Forty subsidized spaces are available for new builders and those traveling from a distance, which would generally make exhibiting cost prohibitive. These spaces support a single handmade bike with signage and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Application instructions can be found on the MADE website, made.bike.

The inaugural MADE event will take place August 24th to 27th, 2023, at the iconic Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon. The programming is specifically designed to support builders and reach new audiences, with August 24 and 25 open exclusively to industry and media, so journalists and professionals have ample opportunity to create dynamic content and connect with peers, builders, and industry leaders. For August 26 and 27, MADE opens to the public so anyone can experience and meet the builders and brands who collectively make up the handmade cycling community.

What to expect from MADE:

  • Aug 24-27th – Rose Quarter, Portland, OR
  • 2 days of media, industry, and content creation
  • 2 days of consumer-facing activations
  • 150+ builders and brands
  • Outdoor venue
  • Subsidized booth space for new builders
  • Pavilion tent for overseas builders wishing to send a bike but unable to attend in person
  • REVEAL Media Conference to broadcast show news to global media audience
  • Each bike will be documented and shared via media channels, and integrated on made.bike year round, serving as a resource for consumers interested in purchasing a custom bicycle
  • Bike Flights will provide no-cost bike shipping to all framebuilders


Crust Bikes 24 Palms 1″ Threaded Headset $60

If you have a bike with a 1″ threaded fork, either from Crust, or a vintage build, but the headset is crunchy like a 45-year-old skater’s ankles; it’s time to swap it out for something new. A new option is the 24 Palms headset, with has a top stack of 16mm, making it one of the lowest on the market, and at 48g, it’s hard to pass up on. See more at Crust Bikes.

Kona Sutra LTD Now in Goldfinger Gold and an NX Kit $2699

The Sutra LTD is back for 2023 with a new color, “Goldfinger” or “Golden Eye” or any other James Bond reference can apply. Coincidentally, Kona calls this bike the Bond, James Bond of bikes because it’s packed full of surprises that keep every ride interesting. A Cromoly frame holds 29x 2.25″ tires that open up access to all-terrain riding, a dropper is easily activated for rowdy descents, and it’s got enough mounts to carry all your precious cargo. It also comes in blue if gold ain’t your thing!

Read John’s review of the Sutra LTD in our archives and see more at Kona.




Ultradynamico ATB Training Camp Ep. 1

A few tire-testing December big days of riding and bike hiking in the Los Padres National Forest outside Ojai, California, featuring Arya “Namz”, Patz Newell, Jordan Gomez, Kasia Niewiadoma, Taylor Phinny, and Sean Ryley…



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Illustration by @maggiejanelarson for @newyorkermag.

The New Yorker has a long-running tradition of including cycling in its cartoons, and this latest illustration is not to be missed!

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