Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Earlier this year, we posted about All-City’s closure, sparking a massive outcry from the fanbase, while also uplifting all the brand has done over the years for its customers. It’s a bummer when a steel bike brand closes up and perhaps that’s why it’s so fitting that its *last new product is a titanium frame under the Cosmic Stallion banner.
Drawing on everything the brand learned from producing A.C.E. steel, Oberon Titanium is All-City’s proprietary blend of 3/2.5 titanium tubes — and 3/4 lb. lighter than an A.C.E. steel frame. Named for the immortal king of the fairies in medieval literature, Oberon Ti promises premium ride quality, irresistible fun, and forever durability. This titanium chassis fits a 700c x 45mm or 650b x 42mm tire, has internal routing for Di2, and a Whiskey Carbon Fork. Plus, that paint job is suhhhhhhweeeet!
It’s bitter sweet to share this news but die hard All-City fans should be stoked to see it go out with a bang.
*This is All-City’s last NEW product launch while they will have (replenishment) products (various bikes) showing up at retailers over the next 12-18 months, and then once retailers sell out, QBP will be around for any and all warranty related items.
See more at All-City.
Casey at Camp and Go Slow has a nice, fat product drop just in time for your frenzied holidaze shopping. Including:
Once Wizard Works began importing Campandgoslow’s Rattler Handlebar Tape into the UK, creating some limited-edition luggage seemed inevitable. The collaboration includes two bag styles, the Lil’ Presto Barrel Bag and the Mag-neato Tool Roll, both made by Wizard Works in London. They feature a UK-woven Halley Stevensons dry waxed canvas, a German-made cordura, and Campandgoslow’s rattler trim tape. Available from Wizard Works and Campandgoslow.
Lil’ Presto $100 / £80.00
Mag-Neato $50 / £40.00
Some fresh foot-warmers just in time for the cold weather. These rattler-inspired TurboWool socks have a 7″ cuff, a ribbed and padded bottom, and come in four colors. Made in the USA by Sockguy and available from Campandgoslow.
Special Grease Camp Mug Restock! These 12oz. enameled steel camp mugs are made in Ukraine by Olga at Giftyyard. Available from Campandgoslow.
Check out the full drop at Camp and Go Slow!
Tumbleweed Bikes’ Stargazer ranks at the top of our list for steel touring bikes but if you wanted a little more color than the brand’s “Bone” or “Starry Night” you might dig the new “Midnight Sparkle” blue offering they just announced. This is the same Stargazer spec John reviewed last year but just in a new color and one we really dig!
Check out the new Midnight Sparkle color at Tumbleweed.
… and see John’s reviews in our Archives:
Best in Class? John’s Review of the Tumbleweed Stargazer Touring Bike
When it comes to bags that will withstand the test of time, you’d be hard pressed to find a more robust offering than Mission Workshop. Some of our most used and abused brands bear their label and nothing patinas nicer than waxed canvas. Mission now offers its classic Drift laptop tote in four waxed canvas colors.
The Drift is a new concept tote bag built to carry a wide array of gear for work, play, and travel and is one of the most versatile bags we’ve ever created. Purpose-built pockets for your laptop, tablet, phone, documents, keys, and water bottle are complimented with a cavernous 28-liter main compartment for clothes, camera equipment, gym gear, books, food, and whatever else you need to take with you.
- Includes adjustable shoulder strap
- Dedicated padded pocket for up to 16″ laptop (accessible from exterior of bag)
- Zippered tricot-lined smartphone pocket
- Large zippered organizational pocket with interior zippered mesh compartments for small accessories, notebook, business cards, pens, etc.
- Zippered external flat pocket for iPad, Kindle, or small books
- Flat interior pocket for documents, magazines, notes, etc.
- Luggage handle pass-through
- Made in small batches in the USA.
Check out more at Mission Workshop.
Got a riding buddy constantly quoting Portlandia? Or maybe your best mate thinks she’s Catwoman. Either way, if you’ve been wanting to get a bike friend something unique, Wolf Tooth is offering up laser engraving again this holiday season. Pick out one of their three tools: the 6-Bit Hex Wrench, 8-Bit Pack Pliers, or the Pack Pliers and go wild at Wolf Tooth.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Illustration by @injuringeternity
Chas, you’re spectral!
If you’d like your photo featured in our Radar Roundup posts, tag us on Instagram!