Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Widefoot New and Improved Liter Cage $42
After a brief hiatus, the LiterCage is back and better than ever. Widefoot created its flagship product the LiterCage, a bottle cage for Nalgene-sized bottles, in 2014. The LiterCage was designed to be as robust as possible by using solid stainless steel construction. The new version of the LiterCage has an updated design that uses stainless steel tubing, making it 18% lighter than the previous version without compromising on strength. The LiterCage is still the only made-in-USA cage designed specifically for large 1000ml bottles.
Upon relocating to Fort Collins, CO in fall of 2021, Widefoot began building out manufacturing capacity to bring production of the LiterCage in-house. These efforts coincided with their updated design. On top of the ability to overcome various production bottlenecks, the benefits of these changes are clear.
New LiterCage Details:
• 18% lighter, a 30g decrease in weight
• More mounting adjustability
• Hand bent in Fort Collins, CO
• Robotically TIG welded in-house
See more at Widefoot.
Alternative Cycles Equipt Sardine Tool ¥ 7,400
Weighing in at 38g, the Sardine by Equipt is a lightweight tool, offering leverage and comfort thanks to its elongated design. Within the tool are 5 types of tool bits: Hex 6,5,4,3 and Torx T25.
The Sardine is opening for pre-order mid-November, so roll on over to Equipt to see more information.
Panorama Cycles and C7 Composites Recycling Carbon Scraps
Panorama Cycles, makers of carbon fat bikes, gravel bikes, mountain bikes, and more, has recently signed an agreement with C7 Composites, a Montreal area company, to supply them with all the carbon fiber bike parts/prototypes/ scraps that were previously destined for the landfill. C7 Composites has developed a process to give a useful second life to this waste, by transforming it into new products.
C7 Composites has developed a process to transform an obsolete composite part (carbon/epoxy) into a polymer additive. This additive can be used in many ways to improve the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of the polymer. The resulting products can then be used in various applications, giving new life to the original part.
Other known solutions to recycle carbon/epoxy parts are typically very limiting. Energy-consuming thermo/chemical processes are the norm, and the parts to be recycled must be practically pure (free of paint, clear coat, …). The mechanical solution that C7 Composites now offers is adapted to the sports industry and to the parts that we manufacture and distribute. Panorama Cycles is now very excited about using the frames transformed by C7 Composites to design new products dedicated to its market.
See more at Panorama Cycles.
Wheels MFG Pumpkin Spice (Brown) BSA Bottom Brackets
These limited-edition bottom brackets are a great way to refresh your tired bearings and keep them rolling through the winter until spring. Now available in a brown anodizing color, Wheels MFG calls “Pumpkin Spice.”
- Bearings: ABEC-3
- Color: Pumpkin Spice
- Bottom Bracket/Frame Interface: ISO/English or BSA Threaded (1.37 in x 24 TPI)
- Bottom Bracket Shell Width (mm): 68mm, 73mm, 100m
- Bottom Bracket Shell I.D.: 33.6-33.9 mm
- Crank Spindle Diameter: 29mm and 30mm
- Tool Pattern: 48.5mm x 16-notch
- Over Bearing Width: 91.5mm in a 68mm wide shell*
- Weight: 102g
- Material: 6061 aluminum
- MSRP: $100.28
See more at Wheels MFG.
A Few Thousand Hours
With countless miles of hiking, an average elevation of 10,300 feet, and featuring nearly every style of riding imaginable, the trail is not for the faint of heart and ever since his last attempt, the mythical Colorado Trail has weighed heavy on Lachy’s mind.
Now a few thousand hours of riding later, countless kilometers spent in the saddle – mostly alone – he went back to face his old demons, and hopefully learn something along the way.
Crust/Ron’s ALUMALITH Build
From a bare frame to the red carpet at the Philly Bike Expo. Ronnie and his pal Jordan Gomez build up the Alumalith in his latest video. What’s an Alumalith? Well, we posted about it last week. It’s an aluminum rigid 27.5 rim brake mountain bike that MTB hall of famer Frank the Welder made. The pre Sale is November 18th, shipping a few weeks or so later…
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Illustration by @shaun_marcus
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