Radar Roundup: Purple Hayes, Topstone Carbon Updates, Farewell Rain Camo Bags, Mars Micro Climate, Make a New RAR Chapter, CPO Hillborne, SOCOTRA, and ReGEAR Trade-In


Radar Roundup: Purple Hayes, Topstone Carbon Updates, Farewell Rain Camo Bags, Mars Micro Climate, Make a New RAR Chapter, CPO Hillborne, SOCOTRA, and ReGEAR Trade-In

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

Hayes Dominion A4 “Purple Hayes” Brake Kit $249.99

Anodizing has made a resurgence over the past decade and brands are fully embracing their past catalogs by refreshing their most popular models in limited runs of beautiful hues. Hayes has done just that with a limited-edition release of the Hayes Dominion A4 “Purple Hayes” Brake Kit.

Specs and Features:

  • 310g (100cm hose and mount hardware)
  • DOT 5.1 Fluid
  • Tool-Free Reach Adjustment
  • 2-Stroke Dual Port Bleed System
  • Sealed Cartridge Bearings Lever Pivot
  • 180cm Hose Length Only
  • Flip-Flop Lever Orientation
  • King Pin Pad Retention
  • Crosshair Caliper Alignment
  • Two-Stroke Dual-port bleed system

See more at Hayes.

Cannondale Topstone: LAB71 Frame and New Colors for Completes

The Cannondale Topstone epitomizes the brand’s ability to color outside the lines and we dig that. John reviewed its original aluminum version as well as two carbon builds a few years back and now Cannondale announced a new LAB71 frame that pushes the envelope for the model even more.

The LAB71 Topstone is only offered as a frameset ($4,500 for XS-XL), and features Cannondale’s Series 0 Carbon construction for the model’s lightest-ever weight, shedding 160g while retaining its toughness, versatility and performance. The Topstone‘s Kingpin integrated rear suspension (30mm) remains in the LAB71 frameset to provide a silky smooth ride and unmatched traction when the surface loosens up. A SAVE Carbon Seatpost keeps the weight light and the comfort high. Furthermore, the LAB71 Topstone frame retains a variety of frame mounts — top tube, seat tube, down tube (over and under), and both blades of the fork — for endless configurations for storage.

If a $4,500 frame ain’t your thing, the new colors of the Topstone complete builds are pretty dang nice too, and begin at $2825 for a complete. See the full lineup at Cannondale.

Farewell Stem Bag and Baked Potato Saddle Pack in Rain Camo $65/$46

Santa Fe’s own Farewell bags just issued two limited edition bags, made from a custom printed rain camo pattern. The Stem Bag, a bag for food, camera, or water bottle, that attaches to your handlebar and stem, and the Baked Potato saddle bag that’s roomy enough for a spare tube, tire plugger, and riding tools or other essentials. Both bags are being offered as a pre-order with orders being fulfilled as they come in within two weeks of your order.

Check out the Stem Bag and Baked Potato saddle bag at Farewell.

ORNOT Micro Climate Vest in Mars $158

The Micro Climate Vest is ORNOT’s ultimate choice for breathable warmth during shoulder season rides. Based on the brand’s famous Micro Climate Jacket, this vest features a flocked front and a lightweight grid fleece back for an ideal balance of insulation and breathability. This vest even has 3 rear pockets, reflective details, and is topped off with a 2-way zipper. It’s small enough to pack but breathable enough to wear all day. Made in Oakland, CA.

These are an all-gender fit with 7 sizes available. The smaller sizes (XXS and XS) are based on our Women’s jacket fit.

See more at ORNOT.



RAR Is Expanding New Chapters

RAR, the Radical Adventure Riders, is expanding the Chapter Program for up to 20 chapters with funding, training, and support to carry out RAR’s mission. The RAR chapters create a joyful and supportive bike community for femmes, trans, women, and non-binary folks while centering those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

With the support of RAR, Chapters organize and host events, rides, and workshops at the local levels to support and build a more inclusive cycling and outdoor community.

Apply now at RAR!


Rivendell Sam Hillborne Road Bike – 2013, 58cm $1,999

Fresh in at TPC, and Certified Pre-Owned, is this stunning Rivendell Sam Hillborne in a tasty mint green with a build kit ready for many more miles to come. Roll on over to TPC to see more details…




SOCOTRA – Bikepacking the Lost Island

The latest expedition of Montanus duo transports us in one of the most isolated and little-known continental fragments on Earth. Socotra island lies in Indian Ocean between the Horn of Africa and Arabian Peninsula and it is home for surreal endemic flora and fauna. ‘Socotra’ is a short film that follows them in the exploration of this remote and alien-looking land.



Arc’teryx | ReGEAR Trade-In

This is a big move by a big company and we dig it!

“The linear economy is totally bullshit” “We know we are a part of the problem.”

Kudos, Arc’teryx.



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

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