Radar Roundup: Otso/Swift Giveaway, Ratio Long Cage Conversion, Litespeed Ultimate G2, Moots x Silca, Handup Realtree, Rapha Gore-Tex Infinium, and Loam and Gravel Continued…


Radar Roundup: Otso/Swift Giveaway, Ratio Long Cage Conversion, Litespeed Ultimate G2, Moots x Silca, Handup Realtree, Rapha Gore-Tex Infinium, and Loam and Gravel Continued…

Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…

Win this Waheela C and More!

Otso Cycles have partnered with their friends from Swift Industries, QUOC, and Wolf Tooth Components to put together our biggest giveaway yet. Autumn is their favorite season for bikepacking, and we want to share the love for camping by bike. One person will win essential gear for an overnighter or extended tour.

Here’s what’s included in the grand prize:

  • Waheela C complete base build – winner selects size and color
  • Swift Industries Olliepack, Catalyst Bag, Moxie Top Tube Bag, Stem Bag
  • QUOC Gran Tourer II Gravel shoes, one water bottle, two pairs of socks
  • Wolf Tooth Components 8-Bit System Kit One, Axle Handle Multi-Tool, WT-1 Chain Lube

You’ll need an email address to enter to win; then, you can earn additional entries by following each partner brand on social media. The giveaway begins now and will close on October 11 at 11 pm CT.

Enter now for your chance to win.

Ratio Derailleur Cage £89.50

Want to be able to reach a 52t cassette on your 1×11 SRAM road or MTB derailleur? Well check out Ratio’s new derailleur cage to increase the maximum sprocket capacity of your SRAM 1x derailleur, converting a SRAM 1×11 derailleur with a 28t, 36t or 42t limit into a wide-range mech ready for 52t cassettes. If your derailleur is X Actuation™, add a Ratio Cable Fin to use it with your road shifters.

If you’re not sure which kit or parts you need, please check their Kit Guide. If you’d like to see our Workbench Review of Ratio’s 1×12 kit, check out our archives.

Litespeed’s New Ultimate G2 Gravel Bike $6,430

With a 700x48mm tire clearance, options for a T47 threaded bottom bracket, and a frame made from 3AL/2.5V Titanium in the USA, the new Lightspeed Ultimate G2 gravel bike is a race bike through and through. Its Interlock Dropped Seatstays, deliver exceptional rear triangle performance and exceptional tire clearance, there’s a CNC-machined titanium yoke (on driveside chainstay), increasing chainring and tire clearance, and full internal cable routing for both electronic and 1x mechanical build options, are all details Litespeed prides itself in but there’s so much more going on here, so roll over to Litespeed and check out the build kit options and more!

Moots v2 3D Printed Titanium Computer, Camera/Light Mount by Silca $195

Got a Moots or a Moots stem and looking for a perfectly integrated computer/camera/light mount? Well, look no further. Moots partnered with their friends at Silca to bring you this 3D Printed Titanium Computer mount for all modern Moots Stems. Keeps all the unnecessary clutter off your handlebars while improving aerodynamics and cutting weight by up to half.

See more of this balleur upgrade at Moots.

Hand Up and Real Tree EDGE Pack

Here’s something fun and new from Hand Up. They recently collaborated with official Real Tree EDGE camo on a riding pack that includes a short sleeve button up jersey, a long sleeve pull over, gloves, hat, and a full range of Stashers carriers. This might not be for everyone but if you know, you know. See more at Hand Up.

Rapha Trail Gore-Tex Infinium Jackets for Men and Women $375

Unfortunately for us in the Northern Hemisphere, colder weather is on the way, as such Rapha just announced its new cold-weather Gore-Tex Infinium trail jackets. These jackets are made from GORE-TEX Infinium™ – a breathable, windproof, and extremely water-resistant softshell, features a C-KNIT™ backer for optimal stretch and an incredibly soft next-to-skin feel, and since it’s a trail jacket, there are panelled gussets under the armpits allow full range of motion and breathability. Check out more at Rapha.



EP5 – The Queen of Pain – Part 2 – Even More Pain

Part 2 of The Queen of Pain picks up with Karl and Rachael at the start of the 4.5 mile uphill individual time trial. Karl devolves into a grunting, noise machine while he digs deep to finish the climb strong but keep enough in the tank for the final stage.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @jweinberg

Everything about this photo (from a forthcoming gallery) is so 1980s! Well, maybe not the digital sensor… ;-)

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