Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
We’re stoked to see another made in the USA flat pedal option come to market. This time, they’re from Wolf Tooth. These Wolf Tooth Waveform Aluminum Pedals are designed for all-mountain riding, from XC to downhill. They are engineered to lock in your foot with a shape that matches your shoe, rear-loading pins for grip, and a dual-concave profile to further cradle your feet. There are small or large platforms available, in four colors, and have tapered edges to reduce breakage from clanging on rocks.
See the full spec and drop at Wolf Tooth.
The Tensione from UDOG is a lightweight, knit upper, road shoe that uses the tension of these black straps to pull your feet together. UDOG calls this the TWS, or tension wrap system; a comfortable and supportive shoe is a foundation of a good ride. They designed the Tensione shoes creating 18 points of contact between the upper and your feet. Introducing Tension Wrap System, a metatarsal dynamic system that hugs the metatarsal area of your feet from the instep to the bridge for an optimum fit.
See more at UDOG.
Tanaka is a Japanese company specializing in metal accessories. The Eight Moves bottle cages has eight mounting slots to allows to be adjusted up and down to make room for another cage or a frame bag, etc. These cages are aluminum, not stainless or titanium, offering up another material option for those looking for metal cages.
- Duraluminum construction
- Four colors
- Bolts not included
- Made in Japan
See more at SOMA.
Tanaka Stainless Steel Full and Half Height Baskets $42.95/52.95
Not that there’s anything wrong with a trusty Wald basket but Tanaka also makes stainless steel baskets in raw or black, full or half-height, with dynamo and battery light mounts available as an add-on item. What’s nice about the Tanaka baskets is they’re the same dimensions as a Wald, so your bags will work on both. Check out more at SOMA.
For 2023, Kona has rolled out its beloved Unit model in a singlespeed build kit only for a tempting price of $1399. Don’t fret, if you’re looking for gears, as the Unit X comes equipped with a Deore 12-speed kit for $1599.
Roll on over to Kona to give the Unit X and Unit a gander.
Marin Larkspur 2 $1,149
More step-through bikes! Veteran urban riders have been building and cruising bikes like the Larkspur for years, making bikes that are just as functional as fun. Picking the best from the mountain bike world and blending it with commuter sensibility, the Larkspur is ready to take you to most places worth riding to.
The Larkspur 2 features these new features from its predecessor the Larkspur 1:
- Shimano Deore 1x 11 speed wide range drivetrain
- Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
- TranzX dropper post
See more at Marin.
Looking at this studio photo, that 63.5º head angle and 150mm-travel front end might appear to be overkill but there is a time and a place for such bikes. When you prefer a hardtail over a full suspension in the mountains, you need all the help you can get and that’s what the RS-291 is all about. These made in Canada frames are coming February 2023 from RSD Bikes.
Frame: $2599 Complete: $5499.00
There’s comfort to be found in the familiarity of home but seeking new routes and exploring new rides is where the adventure begins.
After retiring from the pro peloton, last Fall Svein Tuft and his family upped sticks and moved to Nelson, British Columbia. The long winter gave Svein all the time needed to plan an ambitious 400km ride, with the goal to discover his new home.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Wow. We’re stoked to see Andrew’s Slingshot basket build forever immortalized by the great Bicycle Pubes.
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