Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Velocity KT Dynamo Hubs
Velocity, makers of made-in-the-USA rims, and more, just announced its new KT Dynamo generator hub. These quick-release or disc generator hubs come in 28, 32, 36 drillings and black or silver, all for $170-$312. In stock now at your local Velocity dealer.
- O.L.D.:100mm 110mm
- DISC INTERFACE:6 bolt
- AXLE INTERFACE:Quick Release (10mm) 15mm thru-axle Boost 110x15mm thru-axle
28 spoke: Black. Silver.
32 spoke: Black.
36 spoke: Black. Silver.
- MSRP: $170 – $312
Crust Bikes Nor’Easter Canti/Disc Frames in Stock $1,250
The Nor’Easter is the outcome of blending a Romanceür tube set with the clearances of the Evasion. Like the Romanceür it is perfectly suited for going out for a couple of day jaunt with everything you will need for a whimsical time, but with the cushy tire clearances of an Evasion.
These new frames are available in canti or disc configuration and for this year’s batch, come in Turquoise or Pastel Orange. Roll over to Crust Bikes to see more!
Detroit Bikes 32lb Electric USA Made$2,599
Detroit Bikes specializes in US-made bikes for every day, and they just announced a 32lb, 250W power e-bike using a Zehus rear hub motor. These hubs are compact and efficient, allowing the user to ride 20 miles in the strongest power mode or 35 miles in Eco mode; perfect for office commuting. The hub even re-charges itself vis a vis a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which allows the motor to collect braking energy and recharge the battery while riding.
See more at Detroit Bikes.
Kitsbow Icon Comes in Black $289
The Icon flannel from Kitsbow needs no introduction. There aren’t many pieces of garments designed for on and off the bike that you could have for decades. These made in North Carolina flannels are super durable, have gussets for better riding mobility and now, they come in black! See the full breakdown at Kitsbow.
Sim Works USA Restocks Smooth Fenders
While the entire West Coast is dealing with an atmospheric river, it might be time to fender up that sunny California bike. Sim Works just restocked its entire Smooth Fenders line. These fenders are made in Japan by Honjo, mount up with the cleanest lines, and come with all the necessary hardware. Check out the full fender lineup at Sim Works.
Hope’s New F22 Pedal $183.50
When Hope set out to design its new F22 Pedals, it had a few things in mind: better stability, shoe support, and grip. With over 10 years of experience, Hope machines these pedals in the UK to last.
- Redesigned platform
- 5 axis machined body (in Barnoldswick, UK)
- Larger concave dome profile for stable foot support and a superior planted feel.
- Asymmetric and Tapered shape for the right balance between foot stability & clearance on tight trails and in ruts.
- Longer and adjustable pins with a unique hex shape face for extra bite
- Enhanced concavity with shorter pins used towards the centre of the platform
- Reverse loading pins so less chance of getting stuck or untightening on the trail
- Proven internals from F20 remain
- Three cartridge bearings and an IGUS bush
- Internal and external sealing prevents any ingress of dirt and debris
- Fully serviceable and re-buildable
- Revised axle design for improved strength and impact resistance
- Weight 360g per pair
See more at Hope.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @johnprolly
Over the break, John and Cari returned to the Mojave Desert to see the Cima Dome fire that broke out in 2020, resulting in tens of thousands of dead Joshua Trees. This fire ravaged this part of the Mojave and the desert lost one of its densist Joshua Tree forests. It was a somber experience…
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