Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
State Bicycle Co.’s affinity for Wu-Tang dates back nearly a decade, when State celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the album 36 Chambers with the Wu-Tang Brand. Now, the legendary Hip Hop group is at it again, collaborating with State Bicycle Co. for a complete line of bikes – including the 6061 Black Label, Core, and Klunker models; apparel like jerseys, bibs, caps and tech t-shirts; along with accessories that celebrate Wu-Tang’s legacy and lasting cultural impact.
The latest fork from Whisky Parts is marketed towards gravel bike cyclo-tourists. The CXLR is a tough, lightweight upgrade for gravel riders and bikepackers who favor fork-mounted cargo solutions. Outfitted with 3-pack mounts, mid-blade low-rider rack mounts, and fender compatibility, the CXLR keeps things clean and uncluttered with internal routing for brakes and dynamo hubs. Additional features like flat-mount brakes, 12mm thru-axles, and ample tire clearance make this standout piece perfect for your packing setup.
See more at Whisky.
Mounting against the seatpost with a forward-facing zip, The Rear Top Tube Bag is a waterproof and secure bag, perfect as an add-on to your touring or bikepacking setup, especially when frame space is limited, all other attachment points have been used or you want to organise tools, spares, food or other accessories into a separate compartment.
The Rear Top Tube Bag is handmade in our Yorkshire workshop from 100% waterproof textured nylon, with an orange nylon lining and finished with the classic vegan-friendly PU leather Restrap lab. See more at Restrap.
This week on Making You Faster, musician Greg Erwin of Saint Motel steps out from behind the drum kit and into his cycling kit to show us his favorite LA riding (and wheelie) spots. Saint Motel packs venues from coast to coast, so Greg loads his bike on the tour bus and uses cycling to connect with fans and make friends from city to city. Finding the balance between creative and physical expression, Greg shows us new ways to find cycling inspiration.
Border Epic is a fast child of Baltic unsupported bikepacking challenge called “Hydra Epic” and is the second event of “Epic” kind. The idea is to use the gravel roads when they are in the best condition – autumn, when they are a bit wet, but solid. The route was born from tourism route, that we as riders started using from 2008 and were fascinated in, wanted to show and share this route with other gravel lovers.
Registration for Border Epic 2022 begins in March atwww.borderepic.lt.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @JohnProlly
While John and Josh were out at the Audubon Research Ranch with Sarah Swallow, John took this quick portrait of two cyclo-tourists out on Sarah’s Sky Island’s route.
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