Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
The Powerline was inspired by the Powerline trail at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl. The trail is part of a XC racecourse with a steep, straight, boulder minefield of a descent. The new powerline has an updated geometry, paired with a 130mm fork, and even bigger tire clearance.
It’s not just the geometry that’s new, the frame is completely redesigned for full internal routing and more tire clearance. A new 3D-printed chainstay yoke replaces the driveside CNC’d plate behind the crankset. The new yoke is curvier, clears a 34-tooth chainring, and increases tire clearance from 2.5″ to up to 2.6″ tires without requiring any changes to the chainstay length. It also provides sleek internal routing for shift cables or wires. Gone are the brake and shift cable guides on the top tube and seatstays. All control lines now run inside the frame through the downtube and chainstays, including rear derailleur shift cable or wire, rear brake hose, and dropper post remote cable.
Check out the all-new Powerline at Sage and read Josh’s review of the Powerline: Brewed in Oregon: A Long-Term Review of the Sage Titanium Powerline 29er Hardtail
ADVENT X Ver.2 $77
We love Microshift’s ADVENT X line for a number of reasons. The first being they’re super affordable and in a world of component “ecosystems” are compatible with other drivetrain components. They’re also super cheap at just $77. Announced today, ADVENT X has a new version 2 derailleur, with an all-new cage design. This redesign was based on feedback from the brand’s sponsored riders. Long story short, this version delivers quite a bit more chain wrap achieved by moving the guide pulley forward and the tension pulley back, the Ver.2 cage gives the chain a more exaggerated “S” curve as it moves through the derailleur. As the derailleur shifts, more pulley teeth are engaged to push the chain to the next gear, and the chain will find a ramp on the cassette more quickly, which gives the derailleur better chain retention. It also helps cassette durability on the smallest cogs, since more teeth are engaged.
Specs and updates:
- 20mm shorter cage length
- Gap between tension pulley and large cassette cog goes from 15mm to 6mm
- Compatibility is unchanged from original ADVENT X to ADVENT X Ver.2
- Price is also unchanged, still retails for $77 in the US
- Part number is: RD-M6205AM-B
Look for these new derailleurs in August. For now, read up on the all-new ADVENT X at Microshift.
Vinco Performance, the world’s first renewable performance eyewear brand, has announced their new Terra and Sola ultra-lightweight models. Designed to eliminate distractions, Vinco eyewear features an industry-first panoramic-view cylindrical lens for goggle-like visibility and unparalleled protection from wind, rain, dirt, and debris. Rooted in the belief that the world doesn’t need another pair of throw-away plastic eyewear, Vinco frames are manufactured from Lignatura™, a proprietary renewable material that replaces fossil-fuel-based plastics.
PEFC-certified carbon-neutral, Lignatura is an ultra-resilient bio-resin derived from a byproduct of paper production. Vinco’s raw materials are sourced from controlled reforestation in Finnish forests, and all eyewear is manufactured from 100% hydroelectric energy in Northern Italy.
Priced at $249 USD, the Sola and the Terra models ship under a 2-year product warranty. Beyond warranty, Vinco Performance stands behind their product and encourages customers to have their eyewear refurbished by the brand. Customers can send in eyewear and Vinco promises to recycle unusable components and repair or replace end-of-life products at no cost to the owner.
See more at Vinco.
The Scottish brand Endura just launched its first round of mountain bike helmets in the US. With prices ranging from $89.99 to $239.99, Endura has a helmet for just about any trail demands. The mid and high tier models, (Singletrack and M500) also utilize Koroyd panels that add lightweight protection around the side of the head, one of the most common areas to be impacted by a crash. Alongside the increased head coverage, the SingleTrack also includes new fit system, goggle strap gripper and strap slider.
See the full helmet lineup at Endura.
These new MORE jerseys feature iconic hip-hop and R&B artists printed on Endo’s Virgil tech tee and Ladera jersey patterns. The Virgil tech tee is constructed of a lightweight breathable Italian fabric and features a split side seam at the hem to help accommodate lower body movement. A versatile performance top that can adapt to your ride as easily as it can to your run. The Ladera jersey is tailored to fit as snug as possible against the body. It is constructed of lightweight technical Italian fabrics and features an embossed rear elastic. Designed to perform at the highest levels without compromise.
These jerseys won’t last long so roll on over to Endo to pre-order today.
In “Way Out There”, Jenny Tough shares how riding bikes opened the door to new possibilities, allowing her to experience places that would otherwise be out of reach. “I didn’t want to be limited to where there are roads and paths in this world I wanted to be able to see as much of the world as possible on the bike”, she says.
With her passion for adventure and determination to see as much of the world as possible: “It is intense to be way out there on your own,” she says. Get ready to be inspired and experience the thrill of adventure with Jenny Tough in “Way Out There.”
Canadian Rockies 24 is located in Canmore Alberta at the world famous Nordic Centre in Kananaskis Country (K-Country) Park. This provincial park is situated at the foot of Mount Rundle within the Canadian Rocky Mountains along Bow Valley and the Trans-Canada Highway, at an elevation of 1,400 m (4,600 ft) and has a surface of 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi). It is part of Kananaskis Country’s park system. The Canmore Nordic Centre is a 5 minute drive or short pedal from town center.
The Canadian Rockies 24 is a 24 hour team or solo mountain bike event with a looped course approximately 15.7km in distance, containing many classic trails that will satisfy all levels of riders.
It’s Christian Bagg’s first time at the Canadian Rockies 24 and his first time racing solo for 24 hours. After spending years developing the Bowhead RX to what it is today. Christian can now get stuck into events like this. The race is in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta, at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Visitors from Alberta, across Canada and around the world come to Canmore Nordic Centre to enjoy extensive recreational MTB trails, participate in and be spectators at world class events.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo via @YT Industries
YT Industries just built up a custom Szepter gravel bike for J. Mascis of Dionsaur Jr. Head over to their Instagram to check out the build and paint process!
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