Radar Roundup: Reserve 30|HD Wheels, Polar Bottles, Starling Goes (Thermo)Plastic, and Underground Railroad Ride Update


Radar Roundup: Reserve 30|HD Wheels, Polar Bottles, Starling Goes (Thermo)Plastic, and Underground Railroad Ride Update

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

Reserve 30|HD Wheels

Building the strongest, most reliable, and best-handling wheelset to meet the needs of today’s trail rider was the goal when Reserve developed the 30|HD. The Reserve 30|HD is specially designed to stand up to abuse, featuring a 30mm width for use with 2.5 tires and a redesigned inner rim bed that takes the hassle out of seating new tires. Proven in the lab, ride tested in some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the 30|HD takes you there faster with a greater sense of confidence.


  • Rim only: $649
  • I9 1/1 option: $1799
  • I9 Hydra option: $2199

See more at Reserve.

Polar Bottle Session Muck and Breakaway 30-ounce Cycling Bottles

Polar Bottle’s new Session Muck bottle features a “Muckguard” cap that keeps the valve clean from whatever the trail dishes out. It opens and closes with one hand, sealing the valve when closed. The sleek, single-wall design is light, durable and compact, and the bottle shape and ultralight construction make it easy to squeeze. The compact 15-ounce size fits any frame size and/or full suspension bikes that traditionally have limited real estate for bottles.

The new 30-ounce Breakaway is the largest bottle designed to securely fit in a standard bottle cage. The bottle is built for performance and effortless use, featuring a new Polar Bottle shape that’s easier to squeeze with its unique grip groove and ultra-light material. Breakaway single wall bottles are also available in the classic 20- and 24-ounce sizes.

Check out the full line at Polar Bottle.

Starling Cycles Debuts its Carbon Fiber eMTB Frame

Yes! That Starling Cycles. The makers of John’s steel full suspension that looks like a cup of pumpkin spice coffee recently teamed up with National Composite Centre to develop and manufacture its first carbon (thermoplastic tubes with carbon lugs) full suspension eMTB frame. There’s a whole lot to unpack with this one so roll on over to Starling Cycles to have your mind blown!


Underground Railroad Video Project Update

In July 2021, the Underground Railroad film was selected to be a part of the prestigious Breaking Through the Lens program. As part of the initiative, we were invited to pitch to potential partners, including distributors and sales agents at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Later that month we were selected to participate in the Points North Fellowship and invited to pitch live at the 2021 Camden International Film Festival. Out of 200 submissions, we were 1 of 5 projects that were awarded a grant from the Points North Institute and the American Stories Documentary Fund (sponsored by CNN Films). Stay tuned via UGRR’s email list for future updates as events warrant.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @mattperruss for @dynamocyclerepairs

Wow. The vibes in this one are strong. Caps off to you, Dynamo Cycle Repairs!

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