Radar Roundup: Shafer AL, Sim Works Refresh, Tange 26″ Forks, Lolo Pricing, RLT 9 RDO, OD/Coyote Cams, 2022 HuRaCaN 300, Rwanda Tour, and Part of Me


Radar Roundup: Shafer AL, Sim Works Refresh, Tange 26″ Forks, Lolo Pricing, RLT 9 RDO, OD/Coyote Cams, 2022 HuRaCaN 300, Rwanda Tour, and Part of Me

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

Fezzari’s More Affordable Shafer AL Gravel Bike $1,899

With a complete SRAM Apex 1×11 kit, Alex wheels, and a new lightweight aluminum chassis, the new Fezzari Shafer AL is an even more affordable option for those looking to get into riding gravel without breaking the bank. These new builds are in stock and shipping today! See more at Fezzari.

New Sim Works Fun 3 Finishes

Sim Works makes so many fun handlebars by partnering with Nitto and this year, they’re offering new finishes for its Fun 3 bars. These bars have been in the Sim Works catalog for over 10 years and since they discontinued their Chromoly version, the 31.8 heat-treated aluminum bars have taken their place. Now available in Shot Silver and Shot Black at Sim Works USA.

Soma Brings 26″ MTB Forks Back in 1″ Threaded/Threadless and 1 1/8″ Threadless

Got an older 26″ MTB frame from the 80s or 90s that’s in need of a new fork? Or perhaps you want to swap out that sketchy SR Sakae Litage FX aluminum fork on your Stumpy? For whatever reason, we can all rejoice that the 26″ MTB canti forks are back in the Soma Fab catalog! See the full offerings and specs at Soma Fab.

Lolo Racks is Raising Its Prices March 1st

Due to the rising cost of raw materials, Portland-based Lolo Racks are forced to raise its retail pricing on its 4 and 6 bike racks, so if you’ve been on the fence about buying one, now’s the time! Check out the 4 and 6 racks at Lolo Racks.

Niner’s RLT 9 RDO Carbon Gravel Bike Gets a Facelift for 2022

New for 2022, the RLT 9 RDO gravel bikes now come in Avalanche Grey and Blood Red (pictured). This Force 1 XPLR AXS-equipped build run $6,399 while the Apex 1 mechanical builds are only $3,299. See more at Niner.

Austere Manufacturing Limited Edition Colored Webbing 3/4″ Cam Straps

For a limited time only, our friends at Austere Manufacturing are offering up their 3/4″ cam buckles with colored webbing in OD green or coyote tan. You can also mix-n-match these colors. Roll on over to Austere to order and check out John’s review in our archives…



2022 HuRaCaN 300

The HuRaCaN 300 is an awesome route that really highlights the diversity of Florida and dishes up awesome singletrack and dirt backroads. The pavement sections that are on this route are either on paved bicycle paths or smaller backroads with less vehicle traffic, perfect for a few nights out on the bike…



1000km Bike Tour Around Rwanda

A few mates take off on a tour of the Race Around Rwanda route in a truly life-altering experience…



Norco’s Part of Me

“What kept me going was the desire to get back out on my bike. I really wanted to keep going with the girls every week, and that was my motivation to eat well, and train. I was starting to go back to the gym – but really, I wanted to get back to normal so I could go bike with my friends.” – Stephanie Dupont


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Illustration by @champagne_rodman

John’s photos often get used for inspiration by various illustrators but when Casey Robertson uses a photo for an illustration, we have to take note. This image is from our forthcoming piece of Jarrod and his self-built 29er. Be on the look out for that next week.

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