Radar Roundup: Revel Ranger Fits Bigger Rubber, Ritchey Ascent New Color and Corralitos Bar, Garmin Edge Solar 540/840 , Velo Orange Neutrino Pre-Order, and Vermejo Charcoal Burner


Radar Roundup: Revel Ranger Fits Bigger Rubber, Ritchey Ascent New Color and Corralitos Bar, Garmin Edge Solar 540/840 , Velo Orange Neutrino Pre-Order, and Vermejo Charcoal Burner

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

Revel Updates the Ranger

Bigger tires, easier maintenance, and bigger chainring clearance, Revel’s veritable down country bike is back with some slight improvements that make for an even more capable ride. The 120mm front suspension, 115mm rear suspension 29er platform now clears a 29×2.6″ to cushion rocky trails and offer more traction, while the chainstays will now clear a 36t chainring for those XC racer bois and gois.

Check out the Ranger at Revel.

Ritchey Ascent Frameset in Dune Grey and New Corralitos Bars $1,299/$54.95

The new Ascent is more adaptable than ever and now it’s available in this lovely dune grey color. The frame is tig-welded with heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing that features rack and fender mounts and a multi-purpose mount under the downtube, while a new Ritchey steel fork offers up multi-purpose, rack, fender and dynamo light mounts. Other notable features of the new Ritchey Ascent include post-mount brake compatibility, 148mm spacing and an external seat collar.

Throw a mountain bike bar on it and some 27.5″ wheels for more trail-oriented adventures. Or ride it with drop bars and 29″ wheels for some longer distance rough road riding. However you choose to roll, your riding possibilities are limitless atop the new Ritchey Ascent.


Pair it with the new Ritchey Corralitos handlebars and convert the Ascent into a drop bar mountain bike. The Comp Corralitos features a 15mm rise, a round top shape, and a wide 24° drop flare. And its drops measure a lengthy 180mm – great for comfort and leverage in any situation. This innovative bar also presents an anatomical bend shape, which creates two angles that provide riders two optimized and more stable hand positions on the bar. The Corralitos also offers the shortest reach and smallest drop possible for an alloy bar. In fact, this bar is a fantastic bar option for bikes that don’t traditionally feature drop bars.

Check out the new Ascent color and the new Corralitos bars at Ritchey.

Garmin Edge 540/840 Get Solar Upgrade $449.99/$550

The Garmin Edge 540 and 840 are the brand’s workhorse GPS computers and they just got a solar upgrade. That’s right, the computers will charge in direct sunlight, increasing the battery life substantially. Both the 540 and 840 feature button controls that work in any environment matched with a responsive touchscreen so you can tap, pan and swipe on the fly. Whether you’re riding roads, trails, gravel, or indoor, you can benefit from insights and workouts that will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and prepare for upcoming races or personal milestones.

The Garmin Edge 540/840 are in stock and shipping today from TPC.

Velo Orange Neutrino Pre-Order $825

The Neutrino Mini-Velo is coming back into stock soon, and now is the chance to secure your own. The frameset pre-sale is going live now, with expected delivery in early May.

As far as the Neutrino’s specifications go, they’re staying the same with the exception of its new paint: Slammin’ Salmon. This is a paint Velo Orange has wanted to put on one of its frames for years – without finding just the right time or frame to put it on. The Neutrino is a natural choice!

Check out more at Velo Orange.

Curious as to what the Neutrino is or what it’s capable of? Check out Spencer’s review: Velo Orange’s Neutrino Review: A Minivelo with Big Capabilities

Vermejo Charcoal Burner

Vermejo is hosting the First Annual Charcoal Burner Gravel Ride or Run Event on May 20th, 2023. The race will be held on the historic Vermejo Park Ranch which spans 558,000 acres in the Southern Rockies. A unique opportunity to race on closed private roads in the foothills of the Rockies where wildlife abounds. The gravel bike racers will compete on routes 106 km (66 mi.) or 56 km (35 mi.) in length. Runners can challenge themselves on 56 km (35 mi.) or 22 km (13.5 mi.) courses. The parcours include two-track ranch roads, rural dirt roads, and maintained gravel roads. Three aid stations will be provided for the 106 km route, two for the 56 km route, and one for the 22 km running event. The race will begin and end at the only remaining historic charcoal ovens in New Mexico. So, get ready for the burn, we hope to see you in May.

Read more at Six Pack Outdoors.



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @FireflyBicycles

The masters of anodizing have been cranking out some real gems but this post from the brand’s Tumblr had us picking our jaws up off the ground. Wow!

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