Radar Roundup: TRP Evo 12 Groupset, Kool Stop AT Pads, Ripton Snap Shirt, Fierce Hazel True Grit Handlebar Bag, 2023 SSCXWC Santa Cruz, Bike Jerks Rough Stuff Rally, and The Engine Inside


Radar Roundup: TRP Evo 12 Groupset, Kool Stop AT Pads, Ripton Snap Shirt, Fierce Hazel True Grit Handlebar Bag, 2023 SSCXWC Santa Cruz, Bike Jerks Rough Stuff Rally, and The Engine Inside

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

TRP Evo 12 Groupset In Stock

Earlier this month, TRP launched its new Evo 12 MTB groupset but unfortunately, it was overshadowed by the SRAM Transmission launch date. Yet, if you’re looking for a non-electronic, modern MTB kit with loads of details, then check out the Evo 12.

The rear mech alone has everything you need without any gimmicks. An integrated hall lock lever stabilizes the rear derailleur to eliminate unwanted drivetrain noise, an instant, silent clutch to prevent chain slap, and a specially-designed horizontal parallelogram geometry stabilizes the rear derailleur while riding over rough terrain, and much more.

The entire kit caught our eye, so stay tuned while we try to get ahold of a groupset for a review. In the meanwhile, check out the entire drop at TRP.

Kool-Stop AT Pads

KoolStop recently announced its newest pad, the AT, which is specially designed for larger wheel sizes 24-29″ but also works great on smaller wheels like 12″ BMX or cargo utility applications. The AT features tapered edges for better tire clearance and an off-center post tire tread design with flat grooved bottom for premium all terrain stopping. Whether you ride street, park, trail or track, wet or dry conditions; KoolStop has got you covered with our range of custom compounds.

Available in Kool Stop compounds salmon, black, dual, color compounds red/white/lime green + 3 new colors pictured above.

Check out more information about these compounds at Kool-Stop and roll into your local dealer for ordering.

Ripton and Co Denim Snap Shirt $65

If Jortlandia had a dress code, this would be its shirt. The snap shirt’s extra thin denim provides the type of etherial sensation that’s inconceivable to corporate drones or the country club set. This outrageously stretchy denim shirt will put a bounce in your giddy-up. Snap shirts are easy to unbutton when you’re in the middle of a climb and are a cinch to close up for the descent, even with gloves on. Plus, who doesn’t love the classic look of a chambrey-style denim shirt?


  • 5.7oz fabric
  • 75% cotton, 24% poly, 1% spandex
  • 24% stretch

Available now in unisex sizing XS-XXL at Ripton.

Fierce Hazel True Grit Handlebar Bag $89

Ideal for gravel, road, or mountain biking, it promises to hold everything you’ll need—from essential gear for off-grid excursions to a burrito and a book for lunch on the town. Its semi-rigid design permits effortless single-handed access. Our durable and water-resistant handlebar bag is ready to brave every type of weather and all sorts of roads.


  • Upcycled Olefin shell
  • Waterproof 210D ripstop interior
  • YKK ultralight cam buckles
  • YKK waterproof zipper
  • 1” nylon straps
  • Hypalon light attachment
  • EVA foam lining for shape and shock protection
  • Dimensions: 8” x 4.5”
  • Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Volume: 2 L

See more at Fierce Hazel.



Events Coming Up


2023 SSCXWC Santa Cruz

This morning, we’re stoked to  inform you that after over a decade of anticipation, the SSCXWC event is going down in Santa Cruz, California, on the weekend of November 10-12th. That may feel like a long time from now, but life is short, and it’ll be be here before you know it.

What Team Rock Lobster CX can promise you is a weekend of rides, parties, and, yes, ultimately, a two-wheeled (and one-speeded) competition for the most coveted tattoo in cycling. On Saturday, you will be taken on a ride around Santa Cruz, taking a tour of the beaches and local sights and then head into the mountains to ride trails through our redwood forest. Along the way, you will compete in feats of cyclocross strength.

These challenges will test your ability on the bike, and decide who qualifies to line up for the championship race on Sunday (don’t worry if you don’t qualify for the big show, you will still have a chance to compete during the everybody-is-a-winner lifestyle parade). There will be parties with live music and activities around town all three nights, testing your endurance off the bike. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or a first time racer, we can guarantee there will be something to make you unhappy.

This sounds amazing, how do I sign up? Funny you should ask. Registration will open on May 15th at www.bikereg.com/sscxwc23sc . Mark your calendars because there are limited spots, and this event will sell out quicker than a Taylor Swift concert.

For more information, you can check out the website and follow the news team as they cover events leading up to the race.

This event is a co-production by the Rock Lobster Team, Onko Rinkus Bicycle Circus, and the Surf City Cyclocross Series. For a glimpse at what that looks like, check out this video from Surf City CX 2022

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Bike Jerks Rough Stuff Rally

The Rough Stuff Rally is an old-school adventure style big loop with gourmet food at the aid stations. Chef Adam Blake will be on deck to handle the cooking duties, and it’s going to be a fantastic big day on the bike on some of the best trails on earth.

July 15-16th
The 1st Annual Rough Stuff Rally
– Presented by Wilde Bicycle Co. and Rock Solid Trail Contracting –
-Two nights of camping, community, world-class mountain bike riding, and revelry at Trail’s End Campground in Copper Harbor, Michigan.

About Copper Harbor – it contains some classic trails, a beautiful lake to swim in (Fanny Hooe), and great people. Perched on the edge of the Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior, Copper Harbor has developed an international reputation for hosting some of the best mountain biking in the world. The town has under a hundred year-round residents and no cell service. It feels remote and end of the road; it’s like being on an island. There is exceptional sightseeing, rock hounding, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, and fishing. Great times for everyone no matter what you’re into.

Registrants will receive a t-shirt, patch, sticker, gourmet food at the aid stations, and complimentary beverages on Saturday night.


Riders Arrive
Check-in at Trails End Campground 11-4 and 8-10 pm
Shuttles at East Bluff Bike Park-
Social Hour on top of East Bluff 5-7 pm
Mandatory Rider Meeting at 8:30 pm at Trail’s End

Rollout 9 am
6 pm Time Cutoff
Saturday 7-10 pm – Bonfire, beverages, music, dancing, revelry

Register Here: https://www.bikereg.com/rough-stuff-rally

Info Here: https://bikejerks.com/pages/rough-stuff-rally




Official Trailer: The Engine Inside

Coming Summer 2023, The Engine Inside—a new feature-length documentary from Anthill Films, presented by Shimano, Pon.Bike and PeopleForBikes—uncovers the overlooked potential of the bicycle, our noblest invention, in all its forms.

Telling the stories of six people from all corners of the world, the documentary shows us how this amazing, relatively simple, 200-year-old machine can help us build a better future for everyone.



Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…

Photo via Cyclesmanivelle.com

This pale horse of an all-road bike has so many clever details that we had to share it with you. Check out the full spread at cyclesmanivelle.com.

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