Radar Roundup: Search and State is Restocked, Classified Powershift Boost Hub, Deuter Bikepacking Bags, Foehn Spring Wear, Jones LWB Completes, SE Appalachian Bike Swap


Radar Roundup: Search and State is Restocked, Classified Powershift Boost Hub, Deuter Bikepacking Bags, Foehn Spring Wear, Jones LWB Completes, SE Appalachian Bike Swap

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

Search and State is Restocked

Many of you have messaged our editors about Search and State. With the closure of Kitsbow and SAS’ silence over the past few months, people began to fear the worse. Well, we have great news!  This morning the SAS website will be fully re-stocked and ready for action.  As a way to say “thanks,” SAS invites everyone to use code “Onward20” to save 20% on your entire order. The code will be valid from Tuesday April 4th at 11:00am ET through Sunday April 9th.

See the full catalog at Search and State.

Classified Powershift Boost Hub

Classified, the Belgian component manufacturer, announced today the launch of a mountain bike-specific Powershift hub system. The new mountain bike product, the Powershift boost hub, together with Classified’s new 11-40t 12 speed cassette, has a gear range of 530%; the largest of any drivetrain system on the market. Entry into the mountain bike space allows Classified to introduce yet another revolutionary piece of technology: the Ringshifter. A feather light wireless shifter that controls the 2 speed Powershift hub, offering sensational feedback and fitting seamlessly into the existing cockpit.

The MTB world has become used to a 1×11 or 12 gear drivetrain system but Classified passionately believe that more is needed for the optimum ride experience. The addition of the 2-speed hub, multiplying the cassette gears and gearing range, gives the rider 16 unique gears, after removing duplicate ratios, to always be able to access the right cadence, reduce gear grinding and remove huge gear steps. On top of that the additional gears are all accessible in the middle of the cassette which helps keep cross chaining to a minimum.

Powershift hub set + Classified hookless carbon wheelset €2,699
Powershift hub set with hub shell €1,549
Powershift hub set without hub shell, €1,449 *(MSRP in Europe)

See more at Classified.

Deuter Bikepacking Bags

German backpacking maker Deuter recently expanded its PFC-free bag line to include bikepacking bags. Included in the drop are universal half frame bags ($105), seat pack ($140), a handlebar bag ($70), and a handlebar harness ($130).The band has gained traction in the outdoor industry for its exceptionally-well-fitting, climate-neutral, recycled backpacking packs, so it’s cool to see them take on bikepacking bags.

See the full drop at Deuter.

Foehn Spring MTB Apparel

New for Spring ’23, outdoor apparel brand Foehn just announced two new core pieces for your springtime rides. Starting with the Anderson Windbreaker ($174.95), a jacket with built-in versatility, minimal weight (134g) and packability. Foehn chose Japanese-sourced matte stretch fabric to use in the Anderson Windbreaker ($174.95), rendering it a supreme multisport transitional piece, fit for protection from the elements found within shoulder season riding. The next piece are the Tobin Schoeller mountain bike pants ($199.95). These 4-way stretch pants utilize Schoeller’s groundbreaking material to offer wind and water protection in a durable, breathable silhouette.

See more at Foehn.

Jones LWB Complete Bike V3 $3,090

The Jones LWB was in development for years and introduced in 2014. It has proven itself as one of the most versatile bikes around, winning awards for its abilities as a bikepacking bike and praise for just about all other types of riding. The long wheelbase with set back and upright position puts you in a comfortable and relaxed position yet very efficient and great for everything from technical trails to long road rides! It’s a bike for touring, commuting, bikepacking, road riding, or mountain biking.

Completes are now in stock is V3 of this popular platform, in a new, bright purple paint job. See more at Jones Bikes.

2023 Southeastern Appalachian Bike Swap – April 29th

Two Bikes and Yee-Haw Brewing Co. are proud to present the 2023 Southeastern Appalachian Bike Swap on April 29th from 12 to 8(ish).

The Bike Swap is a place to buy, sell, and trade all your favorite bikes and parts. There’s no better time or place to talk nerdy bike stuff. Register for a table and help clear out your parts bin.

The Knoxville Goldsprint is (we think) the largest purse ever for a Southeastern bicycle roller racing event. Two cyclists compete head-to-head in a bracket format. We’re proud to offer an equal purse for the men, women, and non-binary categories. $1,000 and the winner takes it all.

The Alt-Bike Met Gala is the most prestigious bike show in the Southeast. Bring your favorite bike(s) to compete in the vintage road, vintage mountain, modern road, modern mountain, alt-bike (commuter, Bikepacking, bike touring), and (the new for this year) Neo-retro category.

If you’re coming from out of town, make sure you get here early because Two Bikes will be hosting a variety of fun group rides all weekend long!

Attending the Southeastern Appalachian Bike Swap is free, but we recommend making a $5.00 donation. 100% of the proceeds from the event go towards employing underserved youth in The Bike School. See our Reportage from last year’s event and head over to Two Bikes for more info.



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

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