Radar Roundup: Shimano Gravity Shoes, First American TDF Winner, Mini Pump, Wolf Tooth Tool Sale, Dirty Lemmon FKT, and Why Randonneuring?


Radar Roundup: Shimano Gravity Shoes, First American TDF Winner, Mini Pump, Wolf Tooth Tool Sale, Dirty Lemmon FKT, and Why Randonneuring?

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

Shimano Gravity Flat and Gravity Enduro Series Footwear

Shimano is introducing all-new Gravity Flat and Gravity Enduro series footwear, delivering premium flat pedal and SPD performance for aggressive trail and downhill riding. The new range of Gravity Flat (GF) footwear provides secure pin engagement and multi-directional stability with an updated ULTREAD GF outsole. The Gravity Enduro (GE) lineup delivers a fully re-vamped range of footwear featuring the new ULTREAD GE outsole. Find the flow in rugged, technical terrain with the uncompromised comfort and control of Shimano’s all-new GF and GE footwear.

See more at Shimano

First American Tour de France Winner: Marianne Martin

Our friend Nicholas Haig-Arack recently penned an article over on the Vitus blog, which is accompanied by some amazing historic photos, about the first American to win the Tour de France, Marianne Martin.

“The year was 1984. Bikes were made of metal, helmets were made of leather, and Marianne Martin, a 26-year-old cyclist originally from Fenton, Michigan, realized her dream of being the first American to wear the coveted yellow jersey as she pedaled across the finish line under the Arc de Triomphe and became the first American winner of the Tour de France.

Two years later, Greg LeMond’s iconic victory secured his place in the history books – but not as the first American to win the Tour. That particular achievement belongs to Martin, who earned her place on the podium alongside the legendary LeMond, Laurent Fignon, and Bernard Hinault. Her name should be as well-known as these icons of the sport.”

Head over to Vitus to read more.



MINI PUMP, World’s Lightest Tire Inflator Pump Up In A Snap

We’ve shared similar devices here before but felt like anything that gets people to stop using Co2 cartridges is a good thing! The MINI PUMP is a lightweight, trail or roadside pump that can inflate anything from a road to a thicc mountain tire.

See more at Kickstarter.

Wolf Tooth Tool Sale

Select multi-tools are on sale for 25% online and at your favorite Wolf Tooth dealers starting right now and running through the end of July. These precision multi-tools are designed and machined in-house at Wolf Tooth’s facility in Minnesota, USA. They are compact, modular, functional solutions designed to eliminate trailside problems and keep you riding.

See the full sale at Wolf Tooth.




All-Road Exploration: Dirty Lemmon Fastest Known Time on the State Bicycle Co. Carbon All-Road

The State Bicycle Co. team takes on the challenging terrain of Mount Lemmon in Tucson to put the new Carbon All-Road machines to the test. The Carbon All-Road lives up to its name of on and off-road performance as we adventure up the unpaved “Dirty” side of Mount Lemmon, pushing the limits of these cutting-edge bikes and taking the lightening fast descent down the winding roads. Over the course of 63.16 miles, our riders ascend a staggering 7,369 feet, showcasing the bikes’ unmatched capabilities on rugged dirt roads and challenging trails on their way to setting the Fastest Known Time / “FKT” (up Dirty Lemmon, to top, down paved side). See the bikes here and check out the Strava Segment see here.



Why Randonneuring?

Getting on your bike and unplugging from your routine is a way that you can experience the places around you in a new light. All of RUSA’s permanents and brevets have gone through a long review process to make sure they are the best places to ride your bike. Riding your bike may bring awareness to areas that you may have not thought of before; nature that is in between the parks. Riding your bike long distances helps you to be able to see a vast amount of area in a way that you cannot do otherwise.




Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Ride in peace, PeeWee

Paul Reubens made riding a bicycle cool for the kids of the 1980s and this scene remains one of the most iconic representations of one’s love for their bicycle. Ride in peace.

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