Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
A new rear light is hitting Kickstarter today, dubbed the Flock Light. Its intent is to increase visibility of cyclists by washing light across the rear of riders, making them 5.5x more visible to drivers. There’s a lot going on with this new light and they’ve done such a great job highlighting its features over at the Kickstarter page.
Thórsmörk, meaning Thor’s forest, is a mountain ridge in Iceland named after the Norse god Thor. Longing to go further, through rougher terrains unreachable with a commuter bike, this mighty bike is ready to go to the back of beyond and to trash some forest trails. I.e. the perfect inspiration for a rigid/hardtail mountain bike! Yet, the Thórsmörk isn’t just a standard hardtail.
Thórsmörk’s versatile and rigid chromoly frame is based on a modern trail bike geometry. It offers tire clearance up to 29 x 2.6” and 27.5 x 3.0” options. The dropper post-ready frame with a 44 mm head tube enables plenty of different setups. Gear it up with a suspension fork to have fun at the local trails and single tracks. Yet, the frame has big-enough mid triangle space and plenty of mounting options. With a rigid fork this trail-shredding machine is easy to turn into a full-on bikepacking rig due its gear-carrying capacity. The full-fender option adds to the versatility of the bike.
See more at Pelago!
Seido Components MGV Fork 349,99€
With the experience Bombtrack gathered with their popular EXT V1 and V2 forks and the collective feedback of their customers, Seido Components (Bombtrack’s component brand) has developed a new gravel/adventure fork from the ground up. These forks will fit several existing bikes on the market, and the inclusion of lowrider mounts on a carbon fork is HUGE. More rack provisions, please!
MATERIAL: Full UD carbon fiber
STEERER: Tapered, 1-1/8″ – 1-1/2″, 300 mm Length
OFFSET: 53 mm
AXLE TO CROWN: 410 mm
HUB SPACING: 100 mm
BRAKE: Flat Mount 160, rotor size 160 – 180 mm
INTERNAL ROUTING: Brake hose / Dynamo cable
MOUNTS: Triple Cage / Head light / Mudguards / Lowrider rack
INCLUDED: Through-Axle, Expander, Cable port plugs
WEIGHT: 530 g
TIRE CLEARANCE: 58 – 622 (29″ x 2.25″) / 64 – 584 (27.5″ x 2.5″)
THROUGH-AXLE TYPE: 12×100 mm
TA TOTAL LENGTH (CLOSED): 120 mm
TA DIAMETER: 12 mm
TA THREADING DIAMETER X PITCH: M12 x 1.5
MIN. THREAD LENGTH: 14 mm
Ready for fully internal cable routing.
See more information at Seido Components!
Meriwether makes these top shelf bars by hand in the USA, using domestically sourced tubing. They’ve got a higher degree of flex than most bars, giving them great compliance for a comfortable ride quality. For this round of bars, Meriwether pinged Agave Finish Works to give their flat sweep and riser bars a radiant, vibrant ombré fade. For those seeking something more subtle, Agave also applied its bead blasted finish to the same bars. Roll on over to Agave Finish Works to check it out!
Our friends at Fairlight sent over a video and a few photos featuring their team rider James Hayden‘s Silk Road Race setup.
This year we re-signed ultra-endurance racer James Hayden to ride for Fairlight. He previously won the Tran Continental Race twice riding a Strael. He then got picked up by Canyon for a couple of years but is now back riding a Fairlight and is mainly focused on off-road events.
Right now, he is racing the Silk Road Mountain race and is currently sat in 3rd place and going well. It looks like it will be a close battle between the top 3, including Tour Divide winner Sofian Sehili.
A fortnight ago our in-house photo/vid guy [and customer service!] Lloyd J Wright flew out to the Pyrenees to catch up with James. Based around an interview/conversation and the amazing landscape where James lives and trains, he has put together a really beautiful film.
Enjoy the video!
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @fairlightcycles
What a rig!
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