Radar Roundup: Shovel Research FMCH, ORNOT Merino Boxers, Five Ten Kestrel Boa, PDW Rattlesnek Kej, Home | Molly Cameron, and Pedals and Feathers


Radar Roundup: Shovel Research FMCH, ORNOT Merino Boxers, Five Ten Kestrel Boa, PDW Rattlesnek Kej, Home | Molly Cameron, and Pedals and Feathers

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

Shovel Research FMCH $69

If you’re not impressed with the current offerings, make your own! That’s the Shovel Research mantra. After being dissatisfied with the commonly available fork-mounted cable hangers, Shovel Research did their own.

It has enough height to properly set up wide profile cantilver brakes. For those with a long distance from the headset to the cable carrier, this offers a more rigid hanger solution, while for those with very short headtubes this may simplify cable routing that would otherwise need a tight turn. For everyone, it minimizes cable rub when you use a front bag.

It has some drilled and tapped speed holes for the look, as well as a slot for lightness. CNC’d by Shovel Research in Portland, Oregon.


  • Material: 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Weight: 23g (28g with brass adjuster)
  • Finish: anodized (black or silver)

Includes a brass adjuster + stainless spring + 3 M6 bolts (40mm, 50mm, and 60mm lengths) + M6 nylok nut. Some applications may require a recessed nut – there are limited quantities of those available here, but you should also be able to find them deep in a drawer or at your LBS.

See more at Shovel Research.

ORNOT Merino Wool Boxer Briefs $44

There was a brief (jokes!) discussion about merino boxers in John’s ORNOT Mission Short, short review last week, and he shared a link to the brand spankin’ new ORNOT boxer briefs. What’s cool about these (so many puns) is they’re American-made! That is not common, and these might be one of the few US-sewn boxer briefs on the market.

Thoughtfully constructed with RWS-certified (responsible wool standard) merino wool, the Tencil merino blend keeps you comfortable and dry. The flyless pouch adds a simple convenience, while the natural odor-resistant properties of wool keep things fresh. Tailored with a comfortable waistband and a full gusset to eliminate pressure points while riding, these boxer briefs look damn good.


  • Made with RWS-certified Merino wool.
  •  Flatlock seams for comfort.
  •  Full gusset.
  •  Soft waistband.
  •  67% Tencel Lyocell, 29% Merino, 4% Spandex, 200gsm
  •  Excellent thermal regulation and natural odor management.
  •  Sewn by hand in California.

See more at ORNOT.

Five Ten Kestrel Boa For Men and Women $230

We reviewed the Five Ten Kestrel Boa a few years ago and they’ve become a crowd favorite over the years but it was the women’s model for 2023 that recently caught our eye with its simple, earth tone color palette.

The Five Ten Kestrel BOA is a dedicated downcountry/XC/rough gravel shoe that utilizes a full-length plate made in part with repurposed materials and reinforced with glass fiber provides excellent power transfer with added pedal stability.

Check out more at Five Ten.

Portland Design Works Rattlesnek Kej in Left or Right Entry $25

Inspired by the Watersnake bottle cages of the mid 90s but simplified for modern applications and available in both right and left entry, the PDW Rattlesnek Kej is made from a single sheet of lightweight 5052 alloy. Its sinuous body puts the squeeze on your water bottle while diamond cutouts make this cage nice and light. The side entry design works well for all frame sizes, and because the Rattlesnek Kej is available with the opening on either the left or right, you can access bottles from the same side of your bike when you have Rattlesneks mounted on both your downtube and seat tube.


  • Constructed of 5052 alloy
  • Includes two stainless bolts for installation
  • Weight: 54 g (1.9 oz)
  • Lifetime PDWarranty

See more at Portland Design Works.




Home Molly Cameron

Molly Cameron has been an openly transgender cyclist for more than two decades and in 2021 founded RIDE (Respect Inclusion Dignity and Equity), an organization which advocates for the LGBTQ+ community within sport and the outdoor industries. We had a chance to sit down with Molly and get her perspective on the importance of home, how it provides much more than just shelter, and how she navigates (literally) the country, advocating for a safer and more inclusive version of cycling.

Roll on over to Castelli to see the full HOME feature on Molly!



Pedals and Feathers

Queer Cyclist recently took off on a trip to the Panola Mountain outside of Atlanta, Georgia for some bicycle camping and birding.



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @johnprolly

Always looking forward but sometimes reflecting on previous stories, we wanted to feature this image from John’s profile on Cicli Noe’s Salsa Track bike

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