Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
The new State Bicycle Co. 6061 Trail+ Fat Bike Collection opens up a whole new realm of adventure possibilities. These bikes, boasting a durable 6061 aluminum frame and versatile fat tires, offer unparalleled stability and performance on various terrains. Ideal for year-round exploration, this collection marries top-notch features with an affordable price of just $999.99, catering to both experienced cyclists and those new to cycling.
- Frame: 6061 Aluminum w/ integrated headset
- Fork: Alloy A-Head Fat Bike Fork
- Wheels: Double-walled alloy 36h rims w/ 26 x 4.5″ Kenda Juggernaut Tires
- Handlebar: 700mm oversized bar w/ 15mm rise
- Brakes: Tektro 2-Finger Alloy
- Drivetrain: Shimano 9-Speed (1×9)
- Max tire size: 26×4.5″
- Price: $999.99
See more at State Bicycle Co
With near-weightless warmth, the Onyx is a daily staple and the first jacket you grab as the thermostat drops and you head outside. It’s designed to regulate body temperature in intense activities, allowing excess heat and vapor to escape while maintaining a radiant layer of warmth close to your core. The ultralight and durable 100% nylon shell is produced in Como Italy by the technical fabric mill Olmetex. The fabric is treated with an environmentally friendly C0 DWR (durable water repellent) to help shed light rain and facilitate rapid drying.
- Olmetex 100% Nylon Textile Shell
- PFC Free C0 DWR [Durable Water Repellent] Coating
- PrimaLoft® 40g Gold Active+ insulation
- Two YKK zip-secured hand warmer pockets
- Two-way separating YKK front zip
- Two internal open pockets
- Performance fit – Size up if you are in between sizes
- 3-panel hood with cord lock adjustment
- Price: $295
See more at Mission Workshop
The Counterpunch makes clipping trees less problematic by protecting the 5th digit and metacarpal from impact, greatly reducing the chance of a broken bone. The curved surface slides rather than grabs, making it less likely the bar will hang up and throw the rider. As soon as testing began, several riders reported improved control, and declared it the top reason to run them, which is something that typical MTB handguards don’t offer.
Not just a slight clip, but a full on tree strike, on chunky bark The Counterpunch slides, not grabs. Saves a crash, saves your hand and maybe saves your season. People often ask why they don’t curve more over your pinky. It’s because they don’t need to; less is more.
- Hand position: Like to run the meat of your palm off the end of the bar? You know it puts you more at risk but control is more important than safety, right? The Counterpunch still allows you to do this comfortably and safely, even if you really like to hang it out.
- Loam Lab Grip: By making the rubber eccentric to the bar, and strategically removing areas of the inner core, the LoamLab grip is a thin (29mm) lock-on with the comfort of a thick slide-on. This makes the top of the grip level from end to end, without a pressure point normally found on thin concentric grips. The cutaway core at the thumb creates a thicker flexible pad that absorbs vibration for better traction with less gripping force, and the uniform surface there makes gloveless riding comfortable. The LoamLab grip is also available in a Single Clamp version if the Counterpunch is not your style.
- Compatibility: Mates perfectly with the LoamLab dual clamp grip. Also compatible with ODI dual clamp grips by replacing the outer lock ring with the Counterpunch. Or simply install it on the end of the bar with the open-end grip of your choice.
- Weight without grips: 68g per pair
- Weight with grips: 164g per pair
- Price: $29.00
See more at Loam Lab
It’s that time of year again when we all start looking for creative gift ideas. Atelier Velocidate has you covered for the cyclists in your life. To celebrate their third anniversary, the French makers are launching a collection of posters around the theme of “bikepacking.”
After nearly twenty years as a photographer, Velocidade’s Ricardo Vieira shares his passion for beautiful images and cycling through this photographic series. These images feature a selection of photos taken over the last three years during many cycling adventures. Each photograph is printed on high-quality 250g glossy photo paper, and all prints are made on Mirepoix, 200 meters from Velocidade’s workshop.
See more at Velocidade
Detours Podcast Ep. 8 Allan Shaw: Gay’s Okay Cycling, Silk road Mountain Race Finisher… On a Cargo Bike!
Be prepared to be hit with a heavy dose of inspiration — Allan Shaw is a breath of fresh air. In a world where we are constantly being marketed the latest and greatest tech to power our adventures, Allan has challenged what many think are possible on a bike, most recently completing the infamous Silk Road Mountain Race on a cargo bike. From early days as a bike messenger, to touring across the United States (three times!!!), to his travels around the globe and navigating different cultures as an openly gay person, there is something for everyone in this episode.
For nearly a decade, Trans Cascadia has been one of the most renowned multi-day enduro MTB experiences in the world. Known for its adventurous routes, legendary parties, and overall good times, the Trans Cascadia crew certainly knows how to put on a proper event.
In 2022, the Trans Cascadia team announced that no race would be held that year, but instead, they’d host four Work Parties to support the team’s advocacy work for backcountry trail reclamation and maintenance throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Transforming Cascadia takes a behind-the-scenes look at the final work party of the year and brings together a star-studded group of pro riders and local advocates as they work to clear trails and re-establish old race routes. Past Trans Cascadia participants like Thomas Vanderham, Matt Hunter, and Eliot Jackson share their journey as racers turned advocates, venturing deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
A favorite throwback to 2016 on the Oregon Outback from our own Spencer Harding.
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