Radar Roundup: Ritchey 50th Outback, RAR Fundraiser, Longer Fox Transfer SL, Fat Tire Flyer Scans, Shimano Tropical Leaves RX8, Roached Clips, and Dream Free Ride House


Radar Roundup: Ritchey 50th Outback, RAR Fundraiser, Longer Fox Transfer SL, Fat Tire Flyer Scans, Shimano Tropical Leaves RX8, Roached Clips, and Dream Free Ride House

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

50th Anniversary Ritchey Outback $1,699

To celebrate Ritchey’s 50th anniversary and Tom’s enduring and influential spirit of off-road adventure, the 50th Anniversary Outback proudly sports a Half Moon Blue paint scheme – an amazingly beautiful light blue to deep blue fade that truly moves the soul. Additionally, this limited-edition gravel rig is adorned with special Ritchey logos that reference the company’s history and the influence Palo Alto, California has had on Tom.

The stunning aesthetics of this special Outback aside, the frameset retains everything the bike is known for. It sports several practical and adaptable features that offer riders the ability to chase epic ride experiences beyond the end of the road and the end of the day. Rack and fender mounts help to keep things dry and expand the load-carrying capacity for longer bikepacking adventures, while clearance for 700c x 44mm or 650b x 2.0in tires opens up a whole new world of possibilities. The frame accepts flat-mount disc calipers, and the all-carbon fiber Ritchey Adventure Fork with multi-purpose mounts on the legs gives you more places to stow the supplies you gather at the last cafe.

See more at Ritchey, and don’t miss Morgan’s extensive Outback review in our archives: A Ritchey Outback Hands-On Review: An Instant Classic.

RAR Chapters Fundraiser

When the Radical Adventure Riders Chapter program was launched in 2021, RAR couldn’t have dreamed how successful and joyful this program would be. They’ve supported 11 Chapters in creating community, skill-sharing, and getting more BIPOC and FTWN-B folks on bikes across the country.

Over the last year, these Chapters have launched community gear libraries, hosted gravel camps, and created inclusive communities. After taking the last year to strengthen its resources and support for Chapters, RAR is excited to share that they will be expanding the RAR Chapter program in 2023 and you can help out.

Roll over to the RAR Chapters Fundraiser for more!

Fox Transfer SL Gets Longer Travel $329-$399

Super light and trail-ready with new 125mm and 150mm lengths. With the addition of two new long-travel variants, the Transfer SL becomes more versatile than ever before. With precise two-position actuation, and availability in 8 sizes, it’s time to be fastest up and first down with the expanded Transfer SL family.


  • Super Light. The Transfer SL starts at 421g.
  • 8 Sizes. Now available in 125mm and 150mm 31.6 diameter sizes.
  • Slimmed Down. 150mm Transfer SL is 167g lighter than its standard counterpart.
  • Fastest Up. First Down. 2-position actuation is immediate, providing precise return at the touch of a lever.

See more at Fox.

Charlie Kelly is Scanning Fat Tire Flyer Issues

If you want to peer back to the genesis of mountain biking, look no further. Charlie Kelly has been going through Far Tire Flyer’s catalogs and scanning each issue. Right now, he’s gone through issues one through twenty-six, so sit back and enjoy at Fat Tire Flyer.

Shimano Tropical Leaves RX8 Gravel Shoes $275

Dreaming of warm tropical rides and long summer days, Shimano and Lazer have teamed to introduce a matching Tropical Leaves shoe and helmet combo. This vibrant colorway will be available with Shimano’s lightweight RX8 gravel shoes as well as Lazer’s Virginia Tech 5-Star rated Strada KinetiCore helmet. Whether you’re digging out of feet of snow or already heading into the spring riding season, the Tropical Leaves combo delivers a fun, breezy style along with premium technology and performance features that will ensure maximum comfort wherever your next adventure takes you.


  • BOA Li2 dial
  • Breathable synthetic leather upper
  • Stiff carbon composite sole
  • Scratch resistant TPU outsole
  • Refined toe box fit
  • Vivid inkjet-printed Topical Leaves graphics
  • Weight: 268 grams (size 42)
  • Purchase through dealers or purchase

See more at Shimano.

Roached Clips Valve Stem Caps

Here’s a fun one for y’all. Roached Clips makes valve stem caps featuring all kinds of objects like pizza, dice, mini bongs (non-functioning), 8-balls, and yes, even proper roach clips. They range from $7 to $14 and come in sets or individually. Roll on over to Roached Clips to check them out.



Reece Wallace’s Dream Free Ride House | Giant Bicycles

Starting from a neglected, run-down property on legendary Vancouver Island, Reece Wallace has spent the past year juggling a house renovation, a yard build, training, filming, and injuries.

The finished product is the ultimate mountain biker’s paradise.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo by @argonautcycles

We’ve seen a lot of Van Halen-inspired cycling products over the years but this custom Argonaut might take the cake!

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