Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
The Stormchaser is Salsa’s single-speed gravel for when the going gets muddy! Constructed from 6066-T6 alloy, the frame features Salsa’s Class 5™ VRS (vibration reduction system) for a softened ride experience on harsh roads. The frame and carbon fork come with extra tire clearance and protection plates to prevent wear from muddy tires. Those of you who have worn through carbon forks from muddy rides know this pain all too well! For braking, the Stormchaser uses Alternator Flat Mount dropouts allowing for solid single-speed setups or 1x drivetrains (with geared dropout plate, sold separately).
There are multiple frame and fork mounts, making it easy to carry extra food and water on long rides, while the rack and fender mounts add a layer of versatility.
The Stormchaser is a trusty partner for single-speed enthusiasts or gravel riders who saddle up no matter what mother nature lobs at them!
See more at Salsa.
New Ornot UV Trail Shirt, Merino Tech Shirt, and Decadent Pullover
Ornot just announced a trio of new shirts for fall, including a UV-protection Trail Shirt has a UPF rating of 50 and is made from 89% Polyester 11% Lycra. The fabric is deadstock Polartec Power dry featuring an antimicrobial treatment to keep it fresh. Once the fabric is gone, it’s gone for good!
If you’re looking for a short sleeve Merino tee but are conscious of where the wool comes from, the Merino Tech Shirt is made from Australian RWS certified Merino Wool and sustainably sourced wood pulp fibers (yep). These shirts are lightweight, order-resistant, and are perfect for long tours.
If you don’t live in sunny California, then you know Fall is approaching. The Decadent Pullover is a merino top sweatshirt, meant to be thrown in a basket for the end of day, or worn around a campfire. It’s made from Polartec Power Wool and sewn in California.
Check out the full lineup at Ornot.
The Squid Bikes team loves their cut-off Dickies shorts, but they’ve taken this riding staple and upped the ante by offering up these special shorts with a chamois sewn in. So you can wear your normal undergarments under these shorts and save your bottom from getting hammered by your saddle. Roll on over to Squid Bikes to check these out in detail!
Crust Bikes Bombora Restock $1,125
The Bombora, a “gravel bike” if there ever has been one. It is a slightly sportier version of the almighty Crust Bikes Evasion toruing bike. The biggest difference between the two is the Bombora has a 68mm bottom bracket shell, so it takes a road crankset. It’s ditched the Rocker Dropout for a simple 12mm thru axle dropout. It has a slightly lower trail number, but just slightly. It is designed around a 650b/ 27.5″ wheel with a 2.3″ max tire size. The Bombora is still sporting all of the braze-ons to have some racks, fenders, or whatever you want hanging off of it. A great do-it-all bike from multi-day trips, commuting to and from work, or getting out for a fast rip.
These great bikes are back in stock at Crust Bikes today. Perfect timing for those attending the Nutmet Nor’easter! Roll on over to Crust to swoop.
Remember that limited edition Shimano GRX silver group we featured a little while back? Well, Chumba is selling its bike from the silver GRX showcase. This build is dialed, so if you ride a 58cm frame and are looking for a solid gravel road bike that’s made by some rad people in Tejas, peep this one at Chumba!
We’re putting this on your radar for anyone looking for something different next year. Starting January 9th, 2023, Garbaruk will be shipping its new in-house CNC’d XC cranks, available in a total of 8 colors for the cranks and lockring/chainring. These are as light as carbon cranks and let’s be honest, look way slicker!
- Weight, without chainring, depending on the model 370-380g
- Two-piece hollow body crankarms made of 7075 aluminium
- 30mm spindle
- Compatible with RaceFace bottom brackets
- 170&175mm length available at launch with more options coming later
- Cannondale direct mount standard
See more at Garbaruk!
Benedict, aka Ultra Romance, aka Ronnie Romance has been producing a YouTube video a week and today he showcases his Atlantis, which John shot a few years back in Tucson. Don’t miss this one!
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
We know a lot of y’all like the Dead, so we thought you’d enjoy this bit of custom bike, bead blasted accouterment from our friends at Firefly.
Photo by @ADangerPDX
We love seeing this bike in the wild. Amy’s photos of her classic track bikes are our favs…
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