Radar Roundup: Team Dream Holiday Launch, Nitto Factory Caps, Abbey Bike Tools Kit, Custom Wolf Tooth Multi-Tool, Komoot Women’s Rally Series, Shifting Mindset with Taylor Lideen, and Nothing Special


Radar Roundup: Team Dream Holiday Launch, Nitto Factory Caps, Abbey Bike Tools Kit, Custom Wolf Tooth Multi-Tool, Komoot Women’s Rally Series, Shifting Mindset with Taylor Lideen, and Nothing Special

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

Team Dream 10th Anniversary Holiday Collection

The Team Dream 10th Anniversary Holiday Collection is live! Can you believe it’s been 10 years of TDBT?! After a nice summer vaca in Italy, which included ten weeks away from the internet and nearly a full year since their last release, our buds at Team Dream are back with their biggest collection to date. There is so much to pick from over on the TD site, including new European-made products and a WOMEN’S SPECIFIC APPAREL RANGE (finally!). Also, mark your calendars for the TDBT ten-year anniversary party in Los Angeles on December 3-4!

See more at Team Dream Bicycling Team

Nitto Factory Work Caps from Sim Works

The Nitto Work Cap is a traditional “pill-box” shaped cap just like the ones the production crew at Nitto wears. They are lightweight and feature a unique tie-closure in the back with some piping to contrast that handsome Nitto royal blue. All-in-all a cool hat and a must-have for any of you Nitto faithful.

Sold by Sim Works in two sizes – 59cm and 62cm for $35

Abbey Bike Tools 10th Anniversary Kit

Another of our favorite brands, Abbey Bike Tools, is also celebrating a 10th anniversary and are offering a spcecial three-piece tool kit. The 10th Anniversary kit combines 6/4 Titanium, 7075 aluminum, precision CNC machining, delicate hand welds, lots of hand fitting, and celebratory finishes never seen on the tools before. The tools come in a custom engraved walnut box to make this kit memorable. This kit is limited to 100 of the 3 piece and 50 of the 2 piece.

The 3-piece kit ($650) contains:

Titanium and aluminum HAG with 10th anniversary engraving
Titanium S-group Thru Axle Crombie with satin bead blast finish
Titanium Chain whip with satin bead blast finish
Custom walnut box
Custom foam

*The 2-piece kit ($300) is the same, minus the HAG

See more at Abbey Bike Tools

Custom Engraved Wolf Tooth Multi-Tool

For a limited time, you have the option to add your name or favorite phrase to Wolf Tooth’s 6-Bit Hex Wrench Multi-Tool, Pack Pliers, and 8-Bit Pack Pliers. Custom laser orders are open until 12:00PM CDT on December 1.

These multi-tools have been selected as the customizable options because all three provide useful functions to remedy issues on and off the bike:

– The 6-Bit Hex Wrench Multi-Tool is perfect for everyday carries and locks shut with an optional keyring attachment.

– Pack Pliers provide functions not commonly found on other multi-tools, including master link pliers, a valve stem lock nut wrench, and more.

– The 8-Bit Pack Pliers have 17 functions with hex bits nestled into the multi-tool’s plier handles; these hex bits can be easily removed and attached to the 8mm ball detent swivel head to provide extra leverage.

See more at Wolf Tooth



2023 Komoot Women’s Rally Series

After the success of the 2021 and 2022 Komoot Women’s Rally events, Komoot launches a series of 3 rally events in 2023. The series is a joint venture between endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox and Komoot.

The first 2 rallies will take place in Europe, the Canary Islands and Slovenia, and the third will be the first Komoot Women’s Rally in the US in Tuscon, Arizona. All aiming to empower and encourage more women to experience some of the world’s most beautiful long-distance bikepacking routes.

GranGuanche Rally The first rally in the 2023 series follows the GranGuanche gravel route in the Canary Islands, which was designed by Matteo Minelli. January 2023

Slovenia Rally A route scouted and created by women specifically for the event will allow participants to experience the dramatic and diverse mixed-terrain riding in Slovenia. September 2023.

Tuscon Rally Not only the first KWR in the US but the Tuscon route is also Lael Wilcox’s bikepacking backyard. Participants will experience Lael’s local trails riding through desert landscapes and experience the real Sonoran Desert. November 2023.

For more information, visit komoot.com



Shifting Mindset featuring Taylor Lindeen

This story highlights Lideen’s evolving mindset towards racing and life. His competitive spirit to win hasn’t changed, but instead he’s constantly working to leave behind his destructive mindset toward what it means to be successful on a bicycle and in life. The film includes a proper introduction to Lideen and how his racing career came to be, a look into Mary Lideen (Taylor’s wife) and the major role that she plays in his success and exposes Taylor’s struggles with mental health in the hopes of positively affecting others dealing with the similar circumstances.


Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

As part of Team Dream’s Holiday launch and 10th Anniversary, they are including a limited release photo book titled, “Nothing Special.” The book chronicles the small brand’s recent Summer in the Italian Alps highlighting select stages of the 2022 Giro d’Italia. It also gives an inside look into the iconic cycling brands Cinelli and Columbus, while showcasing the country’s picturesque landscape and everyday life. The project was photographed entirely on Kodak film by the company’s founder Sean Talkington. The 166 page book will be unveiled in conjunction with a series of large prints produced by The Icon in their store, The Cub House, on the day of the event. A limited number of surprise gifts from Team Dream and Kodak will be available to the first 100 to purchase the book in-store day of and the first 100 online!

Head over to Team Dream for more about this special book!