Radar Roundup: Santa Fe Bike Swap, Essplanade Shirt, Is Rapha Hype?, Levante Wheelset, and LA Invitational


Radar Roundup: Santa Fe Bike Swap, Essplanade Shirt, Is Rapha Hype?, Levante Wheelset, and LA Invitational

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

Santa Fe Bike Swap

The 10th annual Bike Swap returns to Santa Fe as part of bike month. Taking place at Betterday Coffee’s parking lot on Sunday, May 15th. Reserve a table at Fb4KNM.org/bikeswap.

Kitsbow Essplanade Shirt $165

What do you do when the weather gets warmer and you have to fold up your beloved Icon Flannel from Kitsbow? Well, the brand just announced the Essplanade Shirt which is designed for hot and humid conditions, whether on the bike, traveling to work, or exploring a new city. This classic design is capable of high performance (fast-drying, wicking, no-stink) but doesn’t brag about it. If anything, this is a stealth shirt that excels in a wide range of challenging environments. And it’s made just for your size and color, by artisans in Old Fort, North Carolina.

See more at Kitsbow!



Campagnolo’s Levante Wheelset €1575

Designed to be paired with Campy’s Ekar gravel groupset, the Levante wheels are designed from the ground up, offering a number of unique features:
-The H.U.L.C (Handmade Ultra-Light Carbon) rims create a complete wheelset weight of just 1500g. Campagnolo Luxury (C-LUX) finish is new technology that creates a mirror-smooth surface that both looks great and hides nothing; C-LUX rims need no filler or lacquer to mask mistakes. This saves weight and stops flaking or other creeping cosmetic damage so Levante rims stay true.
-Levante’s 25mm internal rim width can accommodate a broad range of tire widths from 38mm to 76mm, for racing or riding in varied terrain.
-Campagnolo’s patented N3W freewheel body, a standard compatible with Campagnolo cassettes past and present, supports the latest 13 speed cassettes, so you can access the unique extra gear ratio advantages of the EKAR transmission.

See more at Campagnolo where you can enter to win a free set of wheels!


How Cycling Gear Became Fashionable | Behind The HYPE: Rapha

When Simon Mottram founded Rapha back in 2004, their main goal was to rejuvenate the world of cycling apparel. The first label of its kind to actively steer away from the gaudy logo-adorned on-bike garments of the ’80s, Rapha went about designing functional and stylish apparel that not only contributed to high-performance, but looked good too. Collaborations with Snow Peak, BYBORRE, and, most famously, Palace have introduced both Rapha and the sport to an entirely new audience in recent years and, in turn, have continued to blur the lines between cycling and fashion.


Los Angeles Invitational

Cheech from Crust Bikes interviews The Cub House‘s Sean Talkington about the upcoming LA Invitational. Check out the interview here and if you’re game, register at BikeReg!


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

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