Radar Roundup: Sklar Raffle, Austere Goes Sand, MW Stahl, PEdALED Amani, Japhy in Stock, and Velo Orange Build Diary


Radar Roundup: Sklar Raffle, Austere Goes Sand, MW Stahl, PEdALED Amani, Japhy in Stock, and Velo Orange Build Diary

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

Sklar Bikes Raffle Fundraiser

Adam from Sklar Bikes just opened up a fundraiser to support the Susan Wickland Fund and Planned Parenthood Montana:

“Things have been feeling a little dire lately, and I have been trying to figure out a way to at least feel helpful. This seems like a fun way to do it: our very first raffle.

Up for grabs is one custom steel bike frame, a $3600 retail value, and raffle tickets are just $25 each. The more you buy, the more chances you have to win. This is probably also a good time to announce that I have no plans to take custom frame orders for at least the next two years, so hop on now if you’d like this one!

100% of the proceeds will be split between the @SusanWicklandFund and @ppmontana

The Susan Wickland Fund helps provide access to abortions, health care, and sex education to those who need it in Montana (and the three states around us with abortion bans) Planned Parenthood is a national public health provider that ensures all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures.

Please buy as many tickets as you like. I have no plans to offer any custom frames for sale for at least the next two years, so this may be your last chance for a while!

Tickets are available on the “Shop” at Sklarbikes.com. The winner will be announced July 22, the frame will get built this fall.”


Austere Manufacturing Sandstone Buckle and Strap $22.50

Austere Manufacturing, makers of some very fine straps, just stocked its webshop with more cam buckles and straps, including this new color which Austere calls “Sandstone.”


  • Strap comes in 1.5, 3, and 4 foot lengths
  • 3/4″ or 1″ nylon webbing offers great abrasion resistance and strength

Buckle Specs:

  • Designed for 3/4″ webbing
  • .98″ Wide x 1.14″ Long
  • 8.2 grams,
  • Machined from billet aluminum
  • Titanium pin for lightweight and high strength performance
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel spring

See more at Austere Manufacturing.

Mission Workshop Stahl Shorts Re-Up $158

Some of our favorite shorts, the Mission Workshop Stahl, just got restocked for summer. These shorts are stretchy and thanks to the new material, are lighter weight than previous Stahl models. Available in three colors and made in the USA, check out more at Mission Workshop.

PEdALED Amani Kit

Based in the Netherlands but with a broad reach, the Amani Project is an international bike racing team with a focus that extends far beyond any individual finish line. With a mission to lead initiatives that expand inclusivity in the sport while encouraging more equitable racing opportunities for riders based in East Africa, Amani take a multi-pronged approach towards creating the type of competition everyone can enjoy—and they’re only just warming up.

PEdALED’s latest release is an Amani kit, complete with bibs and a jersey for men and women. See the full story at PEdALED.

Esker Japhy Builds and Frames in Stock

The Esker Japhy is a solid option for those looking for a steel, production hardtail with the ability to go a bit further up the mountain. You can read John’s review of the Steel Japhy and the Ti Japhy in our archives. Well, Esker just received its stock of Japhy frames and they are shipping today! Roll on over to Esker to see build kit options.


Velo Orange Build Diary: Polyvalent Diamond with Sensah Empire and Nextie Rims

While the Polyvalent is Velo Orange’s all-rounder frameset, that doesn’t mean it has to be a slouch! In their recent video, VO paired the frameset with Sensah Empire 2×11 shifty bits, deep section, carbon Nextie rims with our hubs, and a ton of neo-classic Noir components. The outcome is one very speedy Polyvalent.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

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