Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
NO bike is better than the Platypus for zooming and cruising, shopping and commuting and all purpose day-riding on pavement. The Platypus has plenty of fender room and braze-ons where they need to be, so it’s great in the rain, too. Same with racks. It’s not for heavily loaded tours, but racks always come in handy. If you don’t want racks, put at least one bag on it. Put the Platypus to work for you.
The Platypus is arguably the most beautiful bike in the current Rivendell line, and they try so damn hard to make them all beautiful. It’s the continuation, and fourth model in their long tradition of mixte frames. It’s for all-around road riding with loads up to maybe 30lbs.
Check out more at Rivendell.
The Prospector is Tumbleweed Bicycle Co’s timeless and rugged expedition mountain touring bike, designed around the stalwart Rohloff Speedhub drivetrain. It’s a bike designed to be reliable, tough, and field serviceable in the harshest of conditions. In the face of ever-changing bicycle part standards and the integration of exotic materials, the Prospector is built to last and to buck the trend of short product cycles and throw-away upgrade culture.
Ryan Wilson has been putting the Prospector through the wringer: Ryan’s review.
The Prospector Pre-order is live now. See more at Tumbleweed.
If you nerd out for sunnies, then don’t miss this collaboration between Mission Workshop and Article One. The AO X MW frames are made in Italy with TR90 polymer, an incredibly durable, lightweight and hypoallergenic material made to hold its shape, even in the highest temperatures. The silicone nose pads are made to grip and hold – with a wire core skeleton that athletes can squeeze tight during a workout and let loose afterward. Silicone pads wrap behind the ear for additional comfort and grip.
- Available in 4 limited color ways
- Black / Gray Lens
- Black / Rose Yellow Lens
- Tortoise / Gray Green Lens
- Vintage Crystal / Brown Amber Lens
- Size: 53 – 18 – 145
- Italian Divel polycarbonate lenses
- CR-39 polarized lenses
- Blocks 100% UVA/UVB
- Anti-reflective coating
- TR90 polymer frames
- Silicone nose pads
- Silicone pad at ear
- Spring hinge arms
- Made in Italy
In stock at Mission Workshop.
Do you want to win a trip to Big Bear with 2 of your best friends and $12k worth of prizes? Some of the top brands in gravel have teamed together on a massive giveaway where a lucky winner will haul a massive prize pack in, which you can see at the Greatest Gravel Giveaway!
Lost & Found, the Lost Sierra’s premiere gravel race, returns for 2023 with epic views, chunky roads, and ripping dirt descents. Registration usually closes up early so if you’ve been pining for some Sierra vistas and dusty legs, don’t hesitate!
We finally received a restock of our Radavist Camp Hats in both Caliche brown and Obsidian black. These are in stock and shipping today at our TPC Webshop.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @johnprolly
Perhaps you remember those raw Bullmoose bars we posted on a Radar Roundup a few weeks back? Well, David, a friend of John’s, extended them 5″ and got them nickel plated. They’re now living on John’s ’85 Annapurna…
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