Radar Roundup: Reserve Aluminum, Battaglin Goes Gravel, Supreme x Silca, Vision of the Hawk, Super 7 Sommet, the GDMBR, and An Ode to the Commute


Radar Roundup: Reserve Aluminum, Battaglin Goes Gravel, Supreme x Silca, Vision of the Hawk, Super 7 Sommet, the GDMBR, and An Ode to the Commute

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

New Reserve 30HD AL and 30SL AL Aluminum Wheels

Your wheels are arguably the most important component on your mountain bike, which is why Reserve have developed an all-new aluminum line of Reserve trail, enduro, and e-bike wheels. The Reserve aluminum wheels have been designed and developed to provide a product that rivals the performance of its much-loved carbon wheels, but at a much more accessible price point. And with our industry-leading lifetime guarantee, you can feel confident you will be enjoying these wheels for years to come.

Featuring a 30mm ID, 28 (30|SL AL) and 32 (30|HD AL) spokes, made from 6069 aluminum, weighing in at 1840g for the 30|SL AL and 1920g for the 30|HD AL, with a pricepoint of $699, these wheels are super competitive in the market.

See more at Reserve.

Battaglin Portofino G Gravel Bike

Officina Battaglin, the Italian steel bike brand founded by the former Giro-Vuelta winner Giovanni Battaglin and his son Alex, has revealed a new facet of their flagship Portofino. The new Portofino G is a gravel variant that embodies the Portofino’s one-of-a-kind design concept of oversized lugs, capable of delivering an unparalleled riding experience.

With clearance for a 40mm tire, this new model leans more towards an “all-road” model with responsive handling, and with a paint job that is truly home on an Italian label like Battaglin. See more details of the Portofino G at Battaglin.

Supreme Silca Multitool

Leading up to each product launch, Supreme teases its forthcoming offerings. For this Spring, it unveiled a whole cache of accessories, ranging from a chain Zippo lighter to this Silca Multitool. Many of the Supreme team ride bikes, so this makes sense although pricing and availability is still an unknown.

See more at Supreme.

Arik Roper’s Vision of the Hawk Book Pre-Order

Arik Roper’s work hits home over here. Working with him on our Radavist Capsule Collection was a dream come true. His vibrant psychedelic illustration and painting springs from the depths of a fertile imagination, invoking psychedelic visions, ancient dreams, and idyllic natural environments. Since the 1990s, his creations have appeared on rock and metal album covers of such bands as Sleep, High on Fire, Earth, The Black Crowes, Sunn O))) and many more, screen-printed posters, in books and magazines, animations, game designs, and beyond.

Vision of the Hawk collects an epic selection of his art for the first time in a single volume, alongside unpublished material and sketches, and texts by Roper describing his creative process.

You can pre-order this book for £60.00 at Strange Attractor.




Super 7 Sommet from Le Rick Rider on Vimeo

After almost three years in a time of mega virus, lockdown and social distance, a group of friends set out by bike to cross the Alps on a particularly challenging route. But the plan was too big and the desire was too great.

They got as far as Mont Ventoux and then had to return by a different route. All according to Rick’s philosophy Zen/Punk and the space in between, it’s about finding the best in the moment and just keep going – even if everything turns out differently than planned.



Bikepacking Along THE GREAT DIVIDE Mountain Bike Route

A short video of four friends riding The Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail. Starting in Banff, Canada and finishing in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 29 days.



An Ode to the Commute

Christian Bagg the Founder of Bowhead who has spent 20 years developing the Bowhead RX an Innovative Handcycle which has changed the way he and others can experience the world. He talk’s us through what the bike has done for him and the importance of his commute to him.



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @thervmble

From a calendar point of view, it’s still winter until March 20. Embrace the off-season…

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