Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
The new SID, RockShox’s 110-120mm travel fork, recently received some notable upgrades. If it rides like the Lyrik or Pike, it’d be a worthy upgrade for your Hayduke, Japhy, Karate Monkey or the like. The new SID uses a 35mm chassis, a new Race Day 2 damper that features a three-position (3P) compression adjuster—rigid Lock, plush Open, and efficient Pedal positions. SID adapts to everything from full-gas cross-country to sporty backcountry loops thanks to a new, higher-volume DebonAir+ spring that’s supple at the top of its travel with tons of tunability.
Features and Specs:
- NEW 35mm chassis is the perfect blend of light weight and rigidity for the modern XC bike. Plus, we made it lighter…again.
- NEW Charger Race Day 2 damper is the lightest damper on the market. This 3P damper features three compression positions: Open, Pedal, or a rock-solid Lock.
- NEW DebonAir+ provides more small-bump sensitivity and tunable mid-stroke support.
- NEW Bushing package maximizes bushing overlap for a smooth, solid ride.
- NEW Maxima Plush Dynamic Suspension Lube reduces friction, lasts longer, and enhances suspension performance ride after ride.
- NEW Crown machined to shave weight without compromising strength and stiffness.
- NEW covetable “Blue Crush” signature colorway and Ultimate High Gloss Black, featuring the new lustrous Pearl White graphics package.
- NEW Bolt-in torque cap adapters included for use with standard hub end-caps.
See more at RockShox.
A while back, German bicycle portage manufacturer Ortlieb announced its bikepacking range, featuring waterproof bags detailed with the classic Ortlieb style we’ve all come to love. This summer, the brand released a run of limited edition colored bags made from a mustard yellow waterproof fabric. Unfortunately, these are an EU and UK release only, so you’ll have to figure out a workaround to buying them if you’re in the States!
Read Josh’s review of this kit here: An In-Depth Look at Ortlieb’s 2021 Waterproof Bikepacking Lineup
See more at Ortlieb.
For Summer ’23, Ripton brought back its Artist Series shirts with two designs; the first, “Sultanscape,” was designed by the brand’s friend Anne Chase, a Silverton-based artist, skier, and adventurer; this tee is inspired by mountain livin’. The second, “Alice,” was designed by Alex Hotchin, who painted Alice in Wonderland covered in mud, with jorts, under a giant mushroom tree.
Check out both designs at Ripton.
Japanese manufacturers Sim Works always have the best designs for its products. This includes the Taco Pedal, a large platform and pinned pedal that combines the classic silhouette of some of MKS’ greatest designs with some modern Sim Works details. These large platform pedals are perfect for gravel, commuting, touring, or trail riding and are back in stock now at Sim Works.
- Xtra-large platform (110x105mm) for stable pedaling
- Replaceable high-grip studs
- Easy-to-maintain cup-and-cone bearings
- Production: MKS Japan
- Weight: 498g (pair)
- Finish option: Silver / Black
See more at Sim Works.
Our friends at Rivendell just got in a torrent of new products, featuring many of our go-to goods. These three are just a sampling of what we love from this new rush of stock:
These 7s cassettes are made in China by S-Ride (former maker of SRAM cassettes). They are lightweight, all-steel, and shift great. Ratios and weights:
- 11, 13, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32
- 11, 13, 16, 20, 24, 30, 36—-11.2oz (convert to grams, multiply x 28.35)
- 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 28, 34—-10.9oz
- 13,16, 20, 24, 30, 36, 42t—13.9oz
PHIL WOOD bottom brackets are wonderful, long-lasting, historical, even legendary. Sealed cartridge bearings, laterally adjustable, and if and when yours craps out, you can send it back to Phil for a fast and friendly overhaul.
Made from goat leather, the G.O.A.T. gloves are the only bike gloves that are unpadded, and for most riders, most of the time, they’re better for it. Goat leather is thin and tough, so your hands are good in a crash, but you still get a good hand-lock on the bars, a good tactile connection with the bike that you don’t get with padded gloves.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Our Summer drop hits tomorrow!
We’ve got new jerseys, socks, and bottles on the way for our Summer drop tomorrow, so stay tuned!
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