Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
State Bicycle Co Carbon All-Road $1999.99
Introducing the State Bicycle Co. Carbon All-Road, the ultimate companion for those seeking a versatile ride that effortlessly tackles any terrain. Meticulously crafted through extensive research and development, the Carbon All-Road caters to riders who crave a lightweight and responsive experience across diverse disciplines.
Ridden and tested by the State Bicycle Co. team, this bike is lightweight enough to hang on a road ride and sturdy enough for trans-American touring adventures.
- Lightweight: built on a durable, 2 ½ lb frame T800 carbon frame
- Versatile; 650b and 700c wheelset options with 700x45c or 650×55 tire clearances
- Mounting points galore – on top tube, down tube, fork, and rear allow you to gear up for any adventure
- Affordable – The State Bicycle Co. Carbon All-Road is one of the best values you can get for a carbon gravel bike.
- Available in two colorways
State Bicycle Co. 6061 All-Road – Apex XPLR AXS $2399.99
State Bicycle Co. continues its mission to make riding more accessible and attractive to riders of all budgets. The 6061 All-Road Apex XPLR AXS may be the lowest-priced electronic shifting bike on the market. The performance-oriented 6061 All-Road still boasts a great value at $2399.99. Riders looking to get a little more out of their All-Road bikes will most appreciate the snappy electronic shifting, increased braking performance, and the endless upgradability of the SRAM’s mix-and-match AXS system, over the “stock” All-Road bikes. A new way to “Explore Your State” with a few more bells and whistles without breaking the bank.
- Frame & Fork: 6061 Aluminum with Carbon Fork
- Drivetrain & Brakes: Full SRAM Apex XPLR AXS (wireless electronic)
- Battery & Charger: Included
- Wheels & Tires: 700c: Tubeless Capable 700c Wheel Set w/ Vittoria Terreno Zero 38C or 650b: Tubeless Capable 650b Wheel Set w/ Vittoria Terreno Dry 47c
State Bicycle Co. 6061 All-Road Get New Brakes, Compressionless Cable Housing, and Clutched Rear Derailleur Without a Price Change
The best value in gravel riding just got better. The 6061 All-Road is getting impressive upgrades in 2023 with all-new Hydro-mechanical Brakes (cable-actuated hydraulic) and compressionless brake housing to enhance braking modulation and heat management for long descents. The NEW rear derailleur with an internally adjustable clutch will keep the chain in place even when things get extra rowdy! Along with the mechanical updates, we’ve added two new striking colorways. The highly requested Copper Brown colorway is back, and we’ve added Matte-Olive for 2023. The best-value gravel and touring bike just got that much better – with $0 price increase from previous year models.
Full geo and parts spec can be found at State Bicycle Co.
The Gravel Adventure Field Guide explored the far reaches of the northwestern corner of the U.S. and are just a few days away from our Launch Date for the Bellingham Guide Book. Click the link to see a short photo gallery and get ready.
The multipurpose, multimodal Magic Musette packs into its pocket and fits a 14” laptop with room to spare. It features both a zippered and snap button closure, so you can choose to use either one, depending on what you’re packing. Included is a tiny removable stabilizer cord that keeps it on your back while riding but is also easy to put away when you don’t want it.
- Stow the musette in your jersey pocket for that post-ride burrito, or bring it around town for your day-to-day.
- Zippered closure AND snap button closure (for quick access or oversize items)
- Inside zipper pocket with key leash (turns into stuff sack!)
- Removable stabilizer cord
- Buckled shoulder strap (left or right side compatible)
- Adjustable length (39-55”)
- Fabric – 210D UltraGrid (1500mm PU coated back and C0 DWR (no fluorocarbons) finish on front – weather resistant)
- HANDMADE IN CALIFORNIA
See more at Outer Shell.
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Red Mesa Rim Trail in Page, AZ
Without much existing established MTB trail in or around Page, AZ we were stoked to see the city announce the upcoming opening of 10+ miles of non-motorized sandstone splendor. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of organized trail development in the area, which seemingly has much potential.
If you’re in Page on or after July 22, be sure to check out Red Mesa Rim!
Kickstarter is an interesting social experiment in Capitalism. Inventors can use its independent crowd sourcing to fund their ideas, resulting in sometimes rare glimpses into efficiency of design and messaging. Take for example the Unit 1 Aura helmet. It’s a pretty simple commuter/road helmet with built in lights and a few features. It’s already surpassed its goal of $20k well into $500k with 11 days to go. Will it reach $1,000,000? Will it change the helmet industry? Take a look at the Kickstarter Campaign and tell us what you think!
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo via @johnprolly
As much as the world is looking forward in bike media, sometimes we come across an Archive post that sends us back to a time and a place. This LeMond Homage Team Dream Stinner is one of those moments!
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