Radar Roundup: SimWorks Handlebar Restock, Taylor Phinney Badlands, Oveja Negra Opuntia, Bearclaw Buck Macho, Along the Swan, The Delight Alone, and 60mph Manual


Radar Roundup: SimWorks Handlebar Restock, Taylor Phinney Badlands, Oveja Negra Opuntia, Bearclaw Buck Macho, Along the Swan, The Delight Alone, and 60mph Manual

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

SimWorks Handlebar Restock and Finish Update: Fun 3, CowCow, and MowMow

SimWorks is restocking 3 of their best-selling handlebar profiles, newly updated in some lustrous polished silver and black aluminum finishes. Three distinct styles all measuring 750mm widths, there’s surely a bar within this restock that will get your hands where they’re best situated.

Fun 3 A long-time Classic SimWorks shape. Generous rake and modest rise combined, with a unique additional kink near the clamp area to accommodate a bar-mounted accessory, Fun 3 strikes a memorable but pragmatic profile that would be at home on a wide array of bikes.

CowCow Bar Taking the joys of daily life as an inspiration, we created a high-riser bar that is comfortable, lightweight, and attractive- with a touch of retro style. A bar that will remind us of the good times- and that there’s more ahead. With sufficient strength, durability, and compliance for riders of all shapes and sizes, ‘CowCow’ offers a practical and comfortable hand position for both real-world cruising, and off-road meanders.

MowMow Bar Perhaps the purest lines within the SimWorks family of “flat” handlebar offerings belong to the beloved ‘Mowmow’ profile. SimWorks is pleased to now offer Mowmow in a wider, heat-treated Aluminum offering- anodized in two classic tones and then finished with a fine luster polished finish. Equally at home gracing the cockpit of a nimble trail machine or sleek alleycat racer- Mowmow offers chic style and spirited ergonomics in spades.

See more at SimWorks

Taylor Phinney at Badlands on the Mission Workshop Blog

Taylor might be retired from wearing lycra and riding slammed, 160mm long stems, but that doesn’t mean he’s done pushing himself on the bike. Over at the Mission Workshop blog, we get a look at Taylor’s journey on the Badlands race. Roll on over to to Mission Workshop to check it out.

Oveja Negra: LaShay’s Sonoran Bloom Pack

Opuntia is a staple of various ecotones found throughout the world, from Mediterranean climates to grasslands and deserts. Oveja Negra’s latest collection celebrates this edible, prolific cactus with an all-over print pattern on some of their most popular bags. Check out the full drop at Oveja Negra.

Bearclaw Bicycle Co Buck Macho Ti Hardtail Updates $2490

Bearclaw’s founder, Chet Bearclaw, didn’t become a billionaire overnight. It was a Friday morning. He had just returned to earth after a short trip to Proxima B via the pineal gland. Without diving too deep into the details, Chet brought back with him an advanced perspective and this idea for a new hardtail mtb frame. He spoke, Bearclaw listened. Buck Macho was born. Buck is the perfect do-it-all mtb frame. Name a thing and Buck does it well. Down the mountain? Yes. Up the mountain? Yes. Singletrack? Yes. Bikepacking? Yes. Buck does all of these things well, yes.


  • 29er optimized trail geometry (29×2.5 sweet spot!)
  • Horizontal sliding dropouts (single speed or many speeds compatible!)
  • Fits up to 29×2.8 tires (with dropouts full forward!)
  • 3 bottle mounts (Seat tube cage bolts will not interfere with dropper post insertion!)
  • Optimized for 120mm travel fork
  • 148×12 BOOST spacing(thru axle included)
  • 73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
  • Rack mounts
  • Clearance for a 38T chainring
  • Internal cable routing
  • Ti-3Al-2.5V Titanium
  • $1000 deposit for Spring delivery

See more at Bearclaw Bicycle Co.




Along the Swan: A Story of Cyclists’ Dedication to the Alpine Trail #7

What if one of your favorite trails had a voice? What would it say? What story would it tell? “Along the Swan” shares story of the unbelievably stunning Alpine Trail #7 in northern Montana and the dedication of a small group of mountain bikers who want to ensure the backcountry trail continues to be passable, a goal borne out of a shared vision of being able to ride the full length of the 75-mile range-crest trail in a single day.



The Delight Alone

This is a short film Hannah from Queer Cyclist made of a bikepacking trip through rural South Carolina with two friends. All footage was shot with her iPhone.



JAKE100 and the 100km/h Manual

Manuals are fun. 60mph is fast. Happy Monday. ;-)


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Illustration by @homagecyclingart

Look! It’s a Panasonic Merckx. On a Monday! Happy Merckx Monday.

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