Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
When Panorama Cycles was started back in 2016, the first bikes the brand designed were actually fat bikes. With now more than 7 years offering these types of bikes in the cycling industry, it is safe to say Panorama have accumulated a fair amount of expertise on the wide tire bike market. As such, the brand is very proud to announce its first titanium fat bike, designed to ride both in the summer and the winter thanks to a 2 Q-factor (the distance between the pedals) configuration.
Based on the field experience of its clients, Panorama noticed that one of the biggest drawbacks from using this type of bike for longer rides or in the summer was the knee pain it could provoke due to the wide Q-factor. To cope with this problem, Panorama designed its Torngat Ti frame with two possible configurations, i.e. two crankset axles of different length that will be provided with the bike. This combination makes the Torngat Ti very versatile, offering different types of use:
- As a regular fatbike with a standard fatbike crankset (205mm Q-factor) to fit the widest 27.5’’x4.5’’ tires on the market.
- As a fatbike with 27.5’’x4’’ tires and a more ergonomic Q-factor of 185mm.
- As a hardtail mountain bike or do-almost-anything bike with 27.5’’x4’’ or 29’’x3’’ tires and the 185 mm Q-factor crankset offering a comfortable pedaling stance.
See more at Panorama Cycles
One of our favorite bikes from last year’s Bespoked, the Donhou Utility, is now offered as a complete build for an excellent price.
The Utility bike is optimized for speed, comfort, safety and front loading. A very functional machine, wrapped in some of the features Donhou’s custom town bikes have won multiple awards for over the years. Doing a mid week shop? You’re daily commute? Or you need to load up for a weekend picnic? If you think a cargo bike is more than you need, then this is about as functional as you get before needing to make that jump.
Head over to Donhou Bicycles to for more details and to see the complete build specs.
Short travel, big fun – the all-new 2030 is a 120mm travel bike done the SCOR way. Matching enduro bike attitude with trail bike pace it’s a fun-focussed hooligan that’s up for the most epic adventures. The 2030’s lightweight carbon frame is built to the same strength standards (ASTM 4, in tech speak) as our 4060 enduro bike, so it’s up for anything that you throw at it – or throw it down. And, with geometry that positively encourages rough play that’s very much a good thing.
An angle adjust headset lets you switch between a 64.5º and 65.5º headangle help to tune the ride feel for your trails. Whichever angle you choose, paired with a 140mm fork and long front center, the 2030 gives heaps of confidence on steep and technical descents, while the short rear end gives the kind of agility and playfulness a short-travel bike demands. With five frame sizes, each with size-adjusted chainstay lengths, there’s no compromise on keeping the balance between stability and play.
See more at SCOR
A very limited number of commemorative musette bags from MADE are currently available on the Camp And Go Slow website for those who could not attend the show in person. “Made” in both Cordura and waxed canvas by the fine folks at Swift Industries, each musette bag can fit a 13in Macbook, and is finished with remnant CAGS bar tape and a MADE patch. An optional and innovative stabilizer strap is included with each bag, and thoughtful details like a YKK zipper elevate this musette to collectors edition status. Once these bags are gone, they are gone for good, a very special limited edition offering from Swift.
See more at Camp and Go Slow
Grassroots Gravel, presented by Ambipar Response, is launching this October 14th in Pueblo, Colorado with legendary routes, full support, precision timing, and a vision that welcomes everyone. The ride and race will start from Pueblo’s brand new Fuel & Iron Food Hall housed in the historic Holmes Hardware building, and part of all proceeds will support the Red Creek Volunteer Fire & Rescue department. 15, 40, 75, and 110 mile routes will traverse the region’s scenic gravel roads and all feature rider aid stations and support vehicles. A vendor expo will be held just south of Fuel & Iron Food Hall during the event. An afterparty with bike gear giveaways and promos for racers and riders, contests, and more will be held in the Fuel & Iron Food Hall that night – both open to the public!
Grassroots Gravel focuses on welcoming every rider to the event, featuring the precision timing and quality aid station support that professional and elite riders expect…while also providing resources for new and developing riders to enter the sport, weekly gravel rides on Tuesdays, and regional collaborations to amplify opportunities for people underrepresented in cycling and outdoor recreation.
Randonneuring is a sport that has been celebrated around the world for over a hundred years, yet today many cyclists may not have heard that there are organized rides for those wanting to test themselves in an all day, or multiple day, adventure. With 54 local groups in 33 states, Randonneuring USA (RUSA) has rides leaving from city centers across the nation. Henrietta helps explain what goes through her head as she prepares for riding a brevet and where her head is while she is in the ride.
Keenan DesPlanques is both an avid filmer and creator of large, often dumb bikepacking routes. For this trip he created quite the doozy. A combo of riding and pack rafting from his home in Vancouver, to the Sunshine Coast, over Pokosha Pass and back to Vancouver via Squamish and the Indian Arm Inlet. Oh, and while self documenting the whole thing too. We think this ride might be the first time Pokosha Pass has been done on a bike, but we know for sure it’s pretty dumb loop.
This journey took place on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), shíshálh (Sechelt), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Stó:lō First Nations.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
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