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If you liked the SST but wanted a lil more bang for your buck, then check out the latest to leave the Colorado-based framebuilder’s shop, the Steezl, a 160/170mm front travel and 155mm rear travel enduro bike. With a front Chromo triangle and an aluminum rear end, the Steezl floats across the chunk thanks to the Horst-link suspension design. The Steezl is designed to take on big mountain climbs and descents, with a progressive geometry.
There’s a lot going on with the Steezl, so check out the full drop at REEB.
Pre-orders can be made here and will be open for a limited time only, closing on 2nd March. Still made-to-order, crit frames are expected to be ready for dispatch to pre-orderers in April 2023. Stayer Cycles hand build all of their frames and wheels in their East London workshop. Wheel bundles and full bikes are also available.
2023 brings change to the Stayer offering and ordering process. Manufactured in small batches the production of standard size frames will now happen at different times for different models throughout the year. Stayer will give a bit of warning when pre-orders will open for a given model and then if there are any left over they will become available as in stock on the website. This also means, for those seeking custom and/or an ‘off-batch’ order; an all new custom frame ordering process, including custom sizes, and moving to a waiting list order system on a first come basis.
If there is a Stayer model you are particularly interested in, send Stayer an email at email@example.com and they can give you a heads up on when it’s happening.
- TIG-Welded construction using Columbus Spirit HSS and T45 tubing
- Stainless steel hooded dropouts
- Flat mount rear brake mount (max 160mm)
- Seat tube internal diameter for 27.2mm seatpost
- 30.0mm seat clamp diameter
- Tapered headtube with integrated Columbus headset
- Columbus Futura Disc Thru Axle Flat Mount Carbon Fork
- 142 x 12 rear spacing
- T47 bottom bracket shell
- Bottle cage mounts on down tube and seat tube
- Choose from 4 house finishes or go custom
See more at Stayer Cycles
Magic Components Mothbar $77.33
The Mothbar was inspired by the wingspan of giant moths. At 745mm wide, they’re not the widest bars on the market but are proportioned for all riders. Perfect for a vintage MTB conversion or your touring bike. Available in black or silver.
- Material: 4130 chromoly
- Handle width: 745mm
- Clamp Diameter: 25.4mm
- Rise: 50mm
- Back Sweep: 60°
- Made in Taiwan
See the Mothbar at Crumbworks.
Paul has been making CNC’d bicycle components since 1989 and one of those longer-running parts are the Motolite brakes, which allow for easy 650b conversions of MTBs by allowing the brake pad holders to be adjusted vertically up the brake struts to match various wheel diameters. Or you just run them as V-brakes. This Motolite graphic made its way onto US-made Royal Apparel hoodies in avocado green.
Roll on over to Paul for more.
Introducing the Totepack. This is an everyday use backpack sized tote with an adjustable shoulder strap so you can carry it messenger style or cross body. The two expandable pockets on the sides easily fit a nalgene or umbrella. The adjustable hooks straps double as a fastening point for taller items stored in the pockets. The front zip pocket contains a key leash and two open pockets. The lid has a waterproof zip closure. The interior has two side mesh pockets for some added organization as well as a laptop sleeve that fits a 15” MacBook Pro.
Steady will be debuting a batch of them at Mid South Gravel in a couple of weeks. They’ll also be available for ordering the same day.
Deets: 15”T x 12” W x 5” D
DISCLAIMER: This isn’t a backpack. I’ll eventually offer backpack straps as an add-on for an additional cost.
Two nights of swimming, camping, community, riding and revelry on our family’s property outside of Rhinelander, Wisconsin in the heart of the beautiful Northwoods.
This is the land where I was born and raised and I’m incredibly excited to share it with my far flung cycling friends both old and new. Soaring trees, rolling hills, and beautiful lakes await you.
A mix of two track, gravel, and pavement – 25, 50, 85 mile options. A gravel bike or hardtail will work great. I’d recommend a minimum tire size of 38c.
Ride fast or take it slow, all options are valid. Route will wind its way through National Forest Land, private logging acreage, quiet pavement, and high quality gravel. There are convenience stores on all routes except the 25 mile and a stocked mid-ride rest stop on the long loop.
Friday: Arrive, Bandit Cross, Riders Meeting – Gates open at Noon
Saturday: 9:00am Ride, 7pm Family Dinner, Refreshments, Bonfire, DJ’s
Sunday: Depart – please be packed up by 3pm
See more at Hodag Country Ramble.
The best rider on the planet dropped by Los Angeles and decided to have a crack at Southern California’s most infamous descents, Tuna Canyon in Malibu.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Illustration via @washedog