Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Oveja Negra for Gravel Adventure Field Guide
Bag makers Oveja Negra recently made three exclusive bag models for purveyors of gravel stoke, Gravel Adventure Field Guide. Included in this drop is a 1/2 Pack frame bag, 925 Gravel handlebar bag, and the Snack Pack (pictured above.) Each bag uses an exclusive pattern inspired by the Gravel Adventure Field Guides!
See the full drop at GAFG!
Back Hand Bikes Fist Stems $160
The symbol of a fist carries many meanings, of which you’ll have to insert your own interpretation here. Back Hand Bikes, makers of BMX, moto, and MTB components just issued a 31.8mm clamp MTB stem that is CNC milled out of 7075 aluminum to resemble a closed fist. There’s also a 22.2 clamp stem for your BMX or moto riser bars for $200.
Check out the full spread at Back Hand Bikes.
Cascada Trail Lightweight Long Sleeve in Oxblood and Sand $83
The best way to keep sun off your arms in the summer months is with a breathable, lightweight, and stretchy sport shirt. The long-sleeve Trail Lightweight T-shirt from Cascada keeps you cool and dry even on hot summer days, offering additional protection on the arms.
Made with 100% recycled fabric, the 4-ways stretch fabric facilitates the freedom of movement and the T-Shirt’s superlight weight will not even seem to have it on. Label-free neck for anti-itch comfort and a drop tail hem to keep your shirt in place during movement.
Ideal for multiple outdoor activities, the long sleeve technical Trail Lightweight T-shirt becomes a perfect garment for whatever you have planned.
Made in Italy
See more at Cascada.
Crafted With Pride 2023 $30
The ultimate sourcebook of Made in USA apparel, Crafted With Pride is a compilation of thoughtfully produced, quality apparel made right in your neighborhood. In this first edition publication, discover over 750 companies from across the United States committed to domestic manufacturing. Let Crafted With Pride be your guide to discovering cowboy boots from the Southwest, rain gear from the Pacific Northwest, vibrant socks from the South, hand-tailored suits from New York City and so much more! Showcasing over 25 categories of apparel, accessories, and footwear, this book is an invaluable tool that connects you directly with local producers of top quality goods.
Compiled over the course of five years, Crafted With Pride is the brainchild of two gear fanatics dedicated to evangelizing underrepresented local brands. The aim was to create a comprehensive and totally independent (no paid advertisements or endorsements) buyer’s guide for like-minded individuals who wish to consume more thoughtfully while deepening their knowledge of brands and their product offerings. Whether you’re a diehard fan of American made products or just interested in learning more about more sustainable consumption of clothing, Crafted With Pride is the perfect starting point for exploration.
Release Date: 02/01/23
Price: $30 + tax
Softcover: 178 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Compiled By: Alex Goulet and Willy DeConto
Publisher: Tags & Threads
Bound and printed in the USA with vegetable-based inks
Swoop now at Crafted With Pride.
Spoon Customs X Enve Open Unit 2.cc in Puttenham, UK
Spoon Customs is a UK-based independent bicycle manufacturer working much like a creative agency centered around helping customers to build their dream machines. Increasingly over the last few years Andy Carr, the company’s founder, has become the glue, binding a collective of small brands and practitioners together to build luxury, performance-led bikes.
The latest iteration is the just-opened UNIT 2.cc, which is a collaborative project encompassing Spoon Customs, ENVE, Gun Control Paint, W.Milla, Sharp Precision Wheels, and MTCO Bikefit. Their new larger space contains each stage of the process – from initial consultations through bike fit, design, paint, and build – and was designed to be an inviting and comfortable roof under which culture can thrive. Stay tuned for a full shop visit coming soon!
Radiolab: Alone Enough
A few of us woke up to messages on Saturday from loved ones mentioning that Radiolab had mentioned The Radavist on NPR’s Radiolab piece “Alone Enough,” featuring Cat Jaffee and Lael Wilcox. Radiolab dives into what it means to be “alone” on these ultraendurance races.
Listen to it on NPR.
Outer Shell Brand Story
Here’s a beautiful look at what goes on inside Outer Shell!
Salsa Cycles Presents: The Pictish Trail
Annie Evans and Huw Oliver investigate a new bikepacking route from the far-north reaches of the UK down to Edinburgh. Along the way, they ride through the former site of the Pictish kingdom, take in breathtaking views, and check out charming Scottish towns.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Illustration via @Deanliebau
Dean Liebau took a sweet photo of Gideon’s Madrean and added to it in one of the most bad-ass ways! Check out all the details at Dean’s account.
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