Radar Roundup: QUOC x Restrap Sandal, Randi Jo Fab Hip Bag, Velo Orange Pass Hunter Color, Alay Route in Kyrgyzstan, Rezduro 2023 Reg Opens, and TPC Start of Season Sale


Radar Roundup: QUOC x Restrap Sandal, Randi Jo Fab Hip Bag, Velo Orange Pass Hunter Color, Alay Route in Kyrgyzstan, Rezduro 2023 Reg Opens, and TPC Start of Season Sale

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

QUOC x Restrap Sandal $129.99

The QUOC x Restrap Sandal is a collaboration that unites two British brands with over two decades of footwear innovation and bikepacking experience. Handmade in the UK, it exists to bridge comfort and style with functionality and adventure.

The sandal is designed as the ultimate post-ride slip-on, combining casual comfort with minimalist elegance, with a flair of functionality.

The sandal features an anatomically designed footbed, with excellent cushioning and arch shaping. Its grippy anti-slip tread makes it perfectly suited for those relaxed hours after a long day in the saddle, whether it be a woodland campsite, a night in the hammock by the beach or exploring around town.

The extra-thick webbing straps work with QUOC’s signature microfibre to fasten over your saddle bag with a locking buckle, allowing for quick and convenient carrying while on a long tour, saving packing space in your bikepacking bags. With Restrap’s innovative shaping and bonding, these straps are strong, durable and provide maximum comfort while allowing full adjustability for the perfect fit.


  • Grippy anti-slip outdoor tread for traction and stability on any terrain
  • Soft but durable microfibre ensures maximum comfort
  • Adjustable velcro straps for a tailored fit
  • Detachable strapping to fix around a Saddle Bag while bikepacking
  • Comfortable off and on the bike in all conditions
  • Two ways to wear it – slip on like a slider or use the heel retention for longer periods
  • Made in the UK

See more at QUOC.

Randi Jo Fab Portage Hip Bag $130

The Randi Jo Fab Hop Bag joins a sea of hip bags on the market but offers up some clever detailing. The pack’s waist strap uses two adjustment points to make switching the pack from back to front easy. They used a standard side release buckle as the main closure in the front. On the right side, they added a quick adjust Laddleloc buckle that pulls open when you want to loosen the waist strap quickly.

The roll top gives you extra room when you want to pick up a treat on the way home or stash your jacket when the weather changes. The magnetic buckle strap secures the roll top and helps keep the bag snug against your back when loaded. The main body is foam padded for precious cargo and holds its shape well. The exterior front pocket touts an inverted pleated pocket for expandable room. Inside we also added a zippered pocket for your personal items.

There is molle webbing on the back and bottom of the pack to allow for the pack to be mounted onto handlebars. Simply slide the waist straps into the side opening pocket and attach the pack with the 3 provided Voile straps.

Check out all the details at Randi Jo Fab.

Velo Orange Pass Hunter New Color $925

The Pass Hunter frameset is the speediest of Velo Orange’s offerings. It is designed for light-packing adventures over mountain passes, gravel riding, sport touring, and even the weekend club ride. The main triangle uses an oversized 35.0mm downtube and a standard 28.6 top tube. It makes the handling simply exquisite. The bike is feels planted and comfortable and has flex in all the right places.

New for 2023, the Pass Hunter comes in a Metallic Graphite paint finish, ready to get dirty.

See more at Velo Orange.

Komoot Expedition Alay Route in Kyrgyzstan

Adventure platform Komoot launches a second bikepacking route with expert route-builders Tristan Bogaard and Belén Castelló, following the launch of the Zillertal Trail in July 2022. Expedition Alay takes riders through Kyrgyzstan, over high-altitude mountain passes, across rivers and through truly wild landscapes. With around 8,000 m of ascending over the 500 km loop, this is a bucket list route for the most adventurous bikepackers.

The route is now available to all as a Komoot Collection, and adds to komoot’s ever growing resource of over 300 bikepacking adventures across the world.
At a glance:
  • Distance: 467 km (290 miles)
  • Elevation: 8,230 m (27,000 feet)
  • Waytype and surface: Mixed terrain – singletrack, unpaved, rural and mountain roads

See more at Komoot.

Rezduro 2023 Registration Opens

Rezduro, the Diné MTB event returns for 2023 and the registration is now open. Rezduro is organized by the Chíshí Dine’é (Chiricahua Apache Clan) family of northeast Hardrock on the Navajo Nation. What’s unique about this event is the community involvement, so if you like racing enduro, add this to your list.

Check out Josh and Shaun’s Reportage here: Dził Diyiní Biyí Iiná Hóló: Life Within the Sacred Mountains at Rezduro 2022

See more at Rezduro.



TPC’s Start of Season Sale

With bikes up to $1,200 off, frames up to $800 off, wheels up to $700 off, components up to 60% off, and apparel up to 70% off, the TPC Start of Season Sale has something for everyone and every bike to help kickstart your riding season.

Roll on over to TPC to see all the savings.




Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @xericle

Xericle showcases the joys of desert touring in the spring…

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