Radar Roundup: Service Course Mexico City, ORNOT Micro Grid, New eThirteen Helix Race, Cascada Adventure Shorts, and Swift Campout is Coming!


Radar Roundup: Service Course Mexico City, ORNOT Micro Grid, New eThirteen Helix Race, Cascada Adventure Shorts, and Swift Campout is Coming!

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

The Service Course Polanco, Mexico City Opens

With a population of 22 million people it’s no wonder that the Mexico City cycling community is quietly booming, with a whole world of inspiration to be discovered on and off the bike. Hovering at 2,200m above sea level, and with barely a flat kilometre to be found, a morning spin from the city centre can be characterised as demanding and delightful in equal measure. Escape the city limits entirely, and you’ll soon be scaling enormous active volcanoes, spoiled with spectacular panoramic views, and flying down never ending descents at lightning speed.

But two things define Mexico City cycling more than anything – the infectious warmth and enthusiasm of its community ready to welcome you with open arms, and the incredible food to enjoy before, during and after, ranging from sensational street tacos to some of the world’s most celebrated fine dining restaurants.

The Service Course Mexico City is located in a charming back street in the undeniably chic neighbourhood of Polanco, with some of the city’s best shopping, restaurants, cultural venues and green spaces just moments away.

Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by our passionate team, ready to give you the full tour of the spacious property, showcasing an eclectic array of world class custom bikes along the way. Long standing partners such as Argonaut (Bend, Oregon), Bastion (Melbourne, Australia), Belle (Barcelona, Spain), Curve (Melbourne, Australia) and ENVE (Ogden, Utah) are mixed in with more recent additions such as Scarab (Medellín, Colombia), Moots (Steamboat Springs, Colorado), and BMC (Grenchen, Switzerland), making for a truly international celebration of beautiful, high performance bikes.

The latest The Service Course on and off bike clothing collections are proudly displayed alongside the world’s most premium accessory brands such as Sweet Protection, Poc, Alba Optics, Quoc and Nimbl, to name a few. And of course, it would not be The Service Course without a comprehensive line up of ENVE wheels and components, and a full service workshop ready to take care of your pride and joy.

The Service Course, Anatole France 139, Polanco CDMX
Opening times:
Monday-Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

ORNOT Polartec Power Dry Micro Climate Jacket and Micro Grid Jersey

Made from lightweight Polartec Power Dry, ORNOT’s Micro Climate Jacket and Micro Grid short sleeve summer jersey are like no other.

Typically, the brushed grid structure used in this jersey and jacket is associated with thermal clothing, but this version is light enough for summer temps. Don’t let your eyes deceive you, the small voids created by the grid, coupled with the fine knit, allow air to pass through. This keeps you cool when it’s hot. On the flip side, when you add a wind-blocking layer (Micro Climate or House Wind Vest), those same air pockets keep you warm all while wicking moisture away from your skin. It’s like magic (or physics).

Check out the full Polartec Power Dry apparel at ORNOT.

eThirteen Race Cassettes Come in 13-52T $345.95

One of the biggest complaints you hear people make about 1x drivetrains is that the gearing steps are too large. Knowing this, eThirteen developed an all-new Race cassette with 13-52t gearing, making for tighter gear steps. The 9-52t cassette remains in the lineup for those wanting more gears with further apart steps.


  • Close ratio gearing cassette for better cadence and improved shifts under load
  • Lower fatigue and extended range (Bio or Battery) with sweet spot cadence for max efficiency
  • Helix R 13-15-17-19-22-25-28-32-36-40-45-52 vs Eagle™ 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-38-44-52
  • Cross-compatibility with Shimano, SRAM, and TRP drivetrains and chains
  • Aluminum and Steel clusters can be replaced separately to reduce service cost
  • Patented two-piece aluminum/steel construction for strength, stiffness, lightweight, and durability
  • Reinforced for e*spec strength – 467g weight
  • 5 bold anodized or PVD color options
  • Tested extensively for analog and e-bike use

Check out the new 13-52T Race Cassette at eThirteen.

Cascada Lakewood Adventure Shorts $94

Suitable adventures of all sorts, from land to water, Lakewood Shorts are made of tear-resistant, lightweight and quick-drying ripstop stretchy fabric, with water repellent treatment in the outer layer. Built with ultimate versatility in mind, they were born to do anything from a day at the lake to the mountain trails without ever having to take them off.

Essential and with details reduced to minimum to not weigh them down with superfluous features, the Lakewood shorts are packable into the back pocket to carry them easily with you on your travels. The also features a comfortable drawstring to tie them at the waist.


  • Tear-resistant stretchy rip-stop fabric;
  • Water repellent treatment in the outer layer;
  • Quick drying;
  • 4 pockets (two side and two rear);
  • Inseam length 22cm / 8,6″;
  • Packable into back right pocket;
  • Made in Italy

See more at Cascada.




Frontiers and Beyond

The 2023 Swift Campout is coming!




Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @fireflybicycles

This blue/aqua/turquoise anodized fatbike by our friends at Firefly looks so icy!

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