Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Otso Arctodus Fat Bike
Fat bikes won’t go the way of the wooly mammoth, the mastodon, or the Arctodus simus, a large bear-like mammal that once traipsed around the frigid landscape of the ice age. Like its namesake, Arctodus the bike is versatile, strong, and ready to explore. It has adjustable geometry, a durable steel frame, a massive front triangle for a frame bag, lots of cargo mounts, and can clear the biggest fat bike tires on the market. Arctodus is ready for afternoon exploration, polar expeditions, and everything in between. With clearance for a 26″ x 5.05″ tire, the Arctodus glissades over powder and sand alike.
Check out more at Otso!
Forager Cycles x RatKing Oyster Bar $235
The Oyster Bar was designed to perform on modern trail bikes, with all the joys of classic fillet brazed construction. It exists as a response to the recent resurgence of crossbar bars, yet we like to ask; what makes this one unique?
- Bent and Brazed in Washington State, either by us or RatKing Frames.
- Full 4130 steel.
- Choose between a clear powder coat over raw finish, or a Cream / golden brown fade, inspired by the delicious King Bolete mushrooms found in the PNW and Alaska. Powder coat by Stunt Doubles Seattle.
- Relatively low rise of 50mm for a position that strikes a balance between performance in the jumps and corners, and the comfort many prefer on long rides.
Check out more at Forager Cycles.
eThirteen Helix Cranks 24mm Spindle $119
Helix Cranks proven forged AL-6066 alloy for trail weights and Enduro strength and durability. Engineered with weight reduction features into the mold, resulting in a sleek, minimalist aesthetic. CNC cuts further optimize weights for a crank that’s equally at home on long singletrack days and for bikepark shuttles. The AL6066-T6 arms are paired with a 24mm heat treated chromoly spindle, resulting in a crankset that hits way over its price point.
Exemplifying cross compatibility, Helix Cranks fit with flip-flop Helix R or Helix Chainrings in a range of colors from 28 to to 34t and can achieve both Boost and SuperBoost chainlines, and perform equally well with both SRAM™ and Shimano™ 11 and 12-speed drivetrain systems. Equipped with a self-extractor bolt system, and creak-free proven Quick Connect interface, you get all the benefits of higher-end cranks without a heavy price tag.
- Available in 170mm and 175mm sizes
- Ultra light, yet rated to enduro loads and impacts at 589 grams in 170mm
- Designed to reduce weight with features into the mold, resulting in a sleek, minimalist aesthetic
- CNC cuts further optimize weights for a crank that’s dependable on any ride
- AL6066-T6 arms are paired with a 24mm heat treated chromoly spindle for larger bearings and dependability
- Unmatched cross compatibility, Helix rings perform equally well with both SRAM™ and Shimano™ 11 and 12-speed drivetrain systems
- Helix Cranks fit with flip-flop Helix R or Helix Chainrings in a range of colors from 28 to to 34t to achieve both Boost and
- SuperBoost chainlines
- Chainrings are sold separately.
See more at eThirteen.
Marin Gestalt X10 $1,549
If you’d like a bike similar to the Chamois Hagar or Amigo Bugout but don’t want to break the bank, then check out Marin’s new Gestalt X. This is a mountain biker’s dropbar bike with reliable and simple 1x drivetrains, large tire clearance, and dropper post routing for better off road control, and on road descending stability.
Updated for 2023 with an all-new frame, with mountain bike inspired geometry, featuring 10mm longer chainstays and a 67.5° headtube angle for a more stable ride when getting off the beaten path. Tire clearance is increased, and the frame will now accommodate tires up to 700x50mm or 27.5 x 2.1″.
Check out more at Marin!
High Road is a story of resilience, persistence and strength. Meg Fisher has been on the start line of countless paracycling races – she’s won World Championships and Olympic medals. Jack Berry, just 14 years old, has never raced his bicycle, having only recently recovered from a battle with cancer. Together, they prepare to take on a local gravel challenge thanks to Meg’s advocacy for the inclusion of a para cycling category. Though they have each lost a leg in their own challenging stories, Meg and Jack show us there is always a reason to keep pushing – to keep riding.
Patz of Ultradynamico’s OPEN U.P. Space Bike
Patrick from Ultradynamico has one sweet OPEN U.P. We looked at it years back at Grinduro but let’s see it in detail in the latest video from Ronnie…
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @johnprolly
John and Josh just came off a week in Southern Utah on the Aquarius Hut Trail System. That explains the lack of Radar Roundup, Readers’ Rides, and general commentary over here last week. ;-)
Be on the lookout for the full report coming upon soon!
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