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Enhance your gravel biking experience with State Bicycle Co.’s All-Road Suspension Gravel Fork (40mm). This sleek, lightweight fork at 1600g (uncut) offers 40mm of travel for added comfort on rough terrain without compromising speed. With easy installation, “slack” geometry for stability, and an unbeatable price starting at $450, it’s the ultimate choice for versatile and affordable gravel adventures. If you buy a bike, it’s only $350…
See more at State Bicycle Co.
Today, Litespeed debuted an all-new flagship model to its gravel range: the Toscano.
With the spirit of one of the Tuscany region’s centerpiece races—the Strade Bianche—as its inspiration, the Toscano is a pure gravel racer with a progressive geometry, employing every industry-leading innovation in the Litespeed arsenal to create the lightest, stiffest titanium gravel bike available today.
The centerpiece of the Toscano comes with our 6AL/4V titanium top tube, formed from a flat sheet of titanium that saves weight but moreover serves as a prime focus in achieving a new hallmark in performance-enhancing stiffness. The remaining titanium tubes of the Toscano are measured and adjusted to meet size-specific wall thickness standards, shaped to incorporate performance advances, and handcrafted by an experienced team of welders in our Chattanooga, Tenn. facility to create a frame that weighs just 1,240 grams in size medium.
In addition to a standard Toscano build, Litespeed also incorporated two Fully Integrated (FI) versions of the Toscano; one with ENVE’s InRoute cockpit and fork, and one with Full Speed Ahead’s ACR cockpit and Litespeed’s FI-capable carbon fork.
The Toscano is available to configure at Litespeed.
Revelate Choss and Sandur Partial Frame Bags $120 – $155
The Choss is the newest mountain bike-specific wedge frame bag in Revelate’s fleet. Made with 100% recycled content fabrics, our famous beefy zipper and stretch panel combo, and silicone-coated hook and loop attachments, the Choss is ready to be put through the wringer. The main compartment houses a mesh pocket and is hydration system compatible. Stash smaller items you want handy in the flat left side pocket that also features a wire port. The Choss comes in two sizes that fit most hardtail frames and some full-suspension bikes.
The Sandur is a partial frame bag that is ready for your next gravel adventure. With beefy zippers, stretch panels, a stiffened top panel, and full perimeter padding the Sandur is durable, sturdy, and keeps its narrow profile to stay out of your way while pedaling. The slim left-side pocket features organizer sleeves and a wire exit port. The main compartment is spacious with an extra mesh pocket for stashing small items. Our two sizes fit a wide range of gravel bikes.
Check out the entire framebag offerings at Revelate.
1-UP’s bike racks for your car or SUV are some of the nicest on the market. Today the brand announced a few updates to its popular tray bike racks. The first up is the new EZ Pull Handle. With better leverage, increased ergonomics, and a capacity for up to four trays, the new EZ Pull makes lifting your rack into the upward position easier than ever.
Next up is the Add-On Hitch Adapter. Convert your Add-Ons to a hitch mount with our easy to use Add-On Hitch Adapter. Now available in both 1.25″ and 2″ hitch sizes, this adapter works great for standard hitches along with dedicated swing-out bumpers and our RakAttach swing out.
Check them out at 1-UP USA.
Today Hammerhead, innovators of cycling technology and makers of the Karoo 2 cycling computer, announced the launch of their all new Hammerhead Mounting System (HMS). The New K-EDGE Hammerhead Mounting System Insert Kit converts a full suite of popular K-EDGE mounts to the Hammerhead Mounting System, so all riders can find their best setup. Continuing Hammerhead’s commitment to improving rider experiences, the new Hammerhead Mounting System utilizes K-EDGE’s industry leading technology to provide riders with a stronger, more streamlined cockpit. Furthering this commitment to improving all rider experiences, HMS technology will be available to license.
Here are the products, available today:
- K-EDGE Max XL, $57.99 – CNC machined aluminum provides unrivaled strength to those looking for added security on the roughest of rides, while achieving pro positioning of your computer out-front, on center, and flush with the top of your handlebars. Optional adapter for camera, lights and more is available direct from K-EDGE. The Max XL mount has a 31.8mm handlebar size for universal compatibility.
- K-EDGE Max XL Combo, $72.99 – The workhorse MAX XL Combo is fully kitted out for those who want the full setup in a clean, on-center, out-front, aero look with a secure feel. The MAX XL Combo includes an accessory mount for clean integration of lights, cameras and more.
- K-EDGE Boost Stem Mount, $52.99 – Made specifically for those running short and steep stem setups and looking for a clean cockpit with 1 cm rise in the base. This setup provides a secure position for your Karoo 2 above the stem, without interference. Ideal for MTBs & gravel bikes setup with short stems.
- HMS Insert Kit, $12.99 – Use any compatible K-EDGE mount and easily convert to the sleek and secure Hammerhead Mounting System Insert Kit. Multiple spacers and hardware are included to dial in the correct fit for your model of K-EDGE Mount.
Check out more at K-EDGE.
Speedvagen is making moves and making room, off-loading lots of products this weekend including bikes and frames. Here’s the scoop!
“We’ve been collecting excellent items for over 2 decades. New and used handbuilt bikes, frames, components and wheels. Stylish, quality furniture, all high quality tools ranging from allen wrenches to milling machines, art, cool + quirky lighting, Speedvagen and Vanilla apparel and one-of-ones. This is the time to come get a piece of Speedvagen and Vanilla. This is a once every 24 years sale…not to be missed! Mark your calendars. This Saturday and Sunday!”
Don’t worry, nothing is going on. Just some much-needed house cleaning. Speedvagen has some big moves coming!
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
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Josh is down in Colombia with Scarab Cycles on assignment, soaking in the local vernacular!
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