Radar Roundup: Shovel Research Light Mounts, SRAM $108 Level Bronze Stealth 2-Piston Brakes, VO Polyvalent in Stock, Skratch Clear, Kokopelli Raft Bikerafting Kit, Neko Mulally on Steel, and Luce Operations: Volume 1


Radar Roundup: Shovel Research Light Mounts, SRAM $108 Level Bronze Stealth 2-Piston Brakes, VO Polyvalent in Stock, Skratch Clear, Kokopelli Raft Bikerafting Kit, Neko Mulally on Steel, and Luce Operations: Volume 1

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 Rod Steward Light Mount $15

This extra attachment clip can be used to add a simple light mount to the Rod Steward. These are custom machined out of the same material – 3/8” rod. Nitto rack strut sizes are on the way too!

The Light mounts include an extra clip, a 25mm M5 bolt, and one double threaded stand-off (M5 for the clip side, M6 for your light.) Slide the clip onto a leg of your rod steward before attaching it to your bike, on whichever side you prefer.

You can bolt any sort of light mount contraption or your dynamo light directly to the open M6 threads on the stand-off. Stand-offs are 1” long 6061-T6.

See more at Shovel Research.

SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 2-Piston $108

Announced yesterday with the T-Type GX transmission, the SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 2-Piston brakes are more super affordable brakes using a new 2-Piston design. Level Bronze Stealth features SRAM’s new stealth body to provide you with one of the sleekest brakes in market. Featuring the power to weight performance that you expect from Level with a new lever design purpose made to create a clean, fast looking cockpit. The tool-free reach adjust ensures ease of customization.

These brakes also feature line porting that keeps the brake line close to your bars, making for interference-free handlebar bags.

See more at SRAM.

Velo Orange Polyvalent Frames in Stock $925

Velo Orange’s Polyvalent is the master of the all-rounder universe. These frames, both the Diamond and the Low Kicker step through, can be built up for just whatever usage you desire. Remember Morgan’s build we posted a while ago? For $925, you get a durable steel frame and fork with all the bosses for touring, commuting, graveling, or whathave you.

See the full details at Velo Orange.

Skratch Labs Clear Hydration Mix $21.95

John won’t shut up about this stuff. Santa Fe finally got a warm summer and he’s taking hydration seriously. Some of our previous qualms with the Skratch mix is it tasted very sweet, so for those looking for a lighter flavor but still packed with natural ingredients and lots of electrolytes, the Skratch Clear is the way to go.

Order/buy from your local shop and you won’t be let down!

Kokopelli Packraft Durango Bikerafting Kit

We were waiting to share this product for after our Bikerafting Survey we posted yesterday. Kokopelli Rafts, our partners with the Bikerafting Survey, announced a new bikerafting system called the Durango Bikerafting kit. While the frame, top tube, and bottle caddy bags are pretty standard issue for universal fit bags made overseas, the handlebar roll and saddle pack have some unique features, specifically designed for carrying your packraft and paddles.

Innovation of bikepacking products seem to be waining these days but seeing a company develop specific bags for specific niches is always a pleasure. Check out the full line at Kokopelli.




Luce Operations: Volume 1 | Race Face

Join us as we delve into the mind of Lucy Van Eesteren – a blend of 90s inspired nostalgia, a healthy dose of oversaturated fish-eye, and her incredible expression of freeride style. The first in the Luce Operations series, Lucy hits Coast Gravity Park on the all new Rocky Mountain Slayer decked out in our freeride ready Race Face Atlas components.



IN DEPTH | Neko Mulally | Steel Frame

Coinciding with John’s Murmur V3 review this week, we’d thought you might enjoy the latest video from World Cup racer Neko Mulally as he develops a steel full suspension bike…



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via @thnhdnh

Today’s Radavision comes from IG user @thnhdnh who is selling prints of this sweet illustration. Here’s the 411:

“Hey everyone, I’ve sat on this illustration for awhile and didn’t know what to do with it as it’s very personal and was prompted by the rise of xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic that’s still an ongoing issue today. After people expressed interest in it, I collaborated w/ @thom_asyi to bring these to life and couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. Phenomenal artist and a huge shoutout to him. Printed at a crispy 300 DPI 16” x 20” and on fine art matte paper. Spoke cards are hand embellished w/ gold paint.

Edition size is out of three and there are two editioned + two artist proofs left. Main edition for $200 and artist proofs available for $150. If there’s an community/advocacy group like ABC or Ramen Outside that’s interested in this print, please reach out and I will donate one free of charge.”

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