Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Our favorite bell just got two new colors; pink and all black. These made in the USA bells have a smooth, wonderful tone and off easy installation (with bars from 22.2 to 31.8mm in clamp) and use. Each bell is precision built in the USA for a lifetime of way clearing.
Check out these new colors at Spurcycle.
Rotational weight matters, especially in a racing environment. Whether it’s short track, XC, or ultra endurance, you can shave a lot of weight with your wheels, especially when they’re engineered to be durable. That’s where the Ultralite 300 from Industry Nine comes into play. The highest-performing XC wheelset in the North Carolina-based manufacturer’s line-up. I9 has refined the rim shaping for better tire retention and strength to width over its previous generation Premium Carbon UL rim.
These 24 spoke, 30mm inner rim width, 29er wheels offer a more resilient rim for the rear, where most impacts happen, than the front, cut cut over 130g between the two. The wheelset weighs a mere 1470g and has a 225lb rider weight limit.
Check out more at Industry Nine.
BlackHeart, MAAP and Bleach Design Werks – Capsule Apparel and Bikes
California bicycle maker BlackHeart Bike Co and Melbourne-born cycling apparel brand MAAP announced a new limited edition run of bikes and cycling apparel designed by Mikey Ojeda of Bleach Design Werks.
BlackHeart X Bleach Allroad AL
- SRAM Force AXS groupset with Red rainbow cassette and chain
- Zipp ZL-70 aero handlebar, Speed SL carbon stem and seatpost
- Hunt 44 Aerodynamicist carbon wheels
- Fizik Vento Argo 00 Adaptive carbon saddle
- Vittoria Corsa Pro TLR 32 tires
- Available for purchase through BlackHeart
- Team Bib Evo in Camellia Rose
- Pro Air Jersey in Sweet Corn or Black
- Long Sleeve Mesh Tee in Sweet Corn
- Socks in Sweet Corn
- Bottle in Black/Yellow
- Available for purchase through MAAP
Lōgōs Components is expanding its award-winning Omnium Collection of performance wheels to include XC, All-Mountain|Enduro, and Aero Road models. Utilizing the same open standard design philosophy and non-proprietary dual-spring star ratchet architecture as their Epoché road|CX|gravel, Atara gravel|adventure, and Eudae trail|expedition offerings, each is engineered to deliver the transformative responsiveness of a boutique race-day wheel, but in an affordable package that prioritizes lifetime reliability and serviceability. Backed by Lōgōs’ lifetime warranty, lifetime incident protection, and US-based support team and warehouse for same/next-day shipment of service parts.
- Aéras (Greek for the air and wind they slice through) is a modern aero road wheel that’s light and responsive enough for mountain stages and crits, yet robust and compliant enough for all-day epics and torn up tarmac.
- Gída (Greek for goat, as in “climbs like a”, and the “Greatest of All Time”) is a race-ready XC wheel that’s built tough enough to train on.
- Eudae HD is an all-mountain|enduro version of the award-winning Eudae (short for eudaemonia, or “human flourishing”) trail|expedition wheel built using a beefier version of the rim and heavier-gauge spokes.
See more at Lōgōs
The Rhino Run is a 2750km self-supported bikepacking race. It starts in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, and finishes in Windhoek, Namibia.
There are no aid stations, route markings, backup vehicles, or support. Riders must complete the route via GPS tracking and may only get aid at the various shops and towns along the route.
The route traverses through some of the harshest landscapes in South Africa like the Cederberg and the Tankwa Karoo, once the riders hit Namibia they will traverse through the Namib Desert and along the D707 which is dubbed “Namibia’s Dream Road”.
“Don’t Look Back” follows the story of some of the riders from the inaugural Rhino Run.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by John Watson from our Yellow Dirt Reportage with Dzil Ta’ah Adventures<
With the internet a buzz over Oppenheimer, we wanted to put this back on your radar. The Navajo Nation and the Diné people led an integral role in the proliferation of the United States’ nuclear arsenal during WW2. Our country will forever be indebted to the Diné, yet these sacrifices that were made by the Diné are often overshadowed. John Watson and Jon Yazzie worked on a heartening piece surrounding the mining of Uranium on Navajo Lands.
“From 1944 to 1986, nearly 30 million tons of uranium ore were extracted from Navajo lands under leases with the Navajo Nation, and still to this day, its radioactive reach continues to send ripples through the community as cancer cases have been rising dramatically for decades. It wasn’t only the miners who were exposed to radioactive dust, as tailing sand from the mine was used in building houses throughout the area. Still to this day, many homes carry trace amounts of radon, a radioactive gas emitted from uranium.”
We highly suggest you read it if you haven’t already:
Education Through Experiences: Bikepacking the Yellow Dirt Route onto Comb Ridge with Dzil Ta’ah Adventures
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