Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Paul Component Engineering made a limited run of Boxcar stems in 22.2 and ⌀31.8mm clamp with a wild black splatter anodizing for Wilde Bikes. Only 50 pieces made, limited edition.
The Boxcar Stem is the perfect combination of stiffness, strength and light weight. All screws are high strength stainless steel with the popular T25 head. Made in Chico, California with American aerospace alloy.
All are zero degree stems with the exception of the 100mm length, which is +/-7º
See more at Wilde.
The Rapha Insulated Short Sleeve Jersey packs down into its own pocket for easily-stowed pack of warmth. Think of it as a gilet for MTB trail riding in the spring, when higher alpine elevations are brisk on the descents. Toss it in your pack or strap it to your frame and deploy as needed.
Paired with the Lightweight Trail Short, the summer kit from Rapha is looking sharp.
See the summer drop at Rapha.
The Silverado and Volt have gone nearly unchanged since their introductions over a decade ago and their widespread prevalence on bikes today is proof that unrivaled comfort is a timeless achievement. When it came time to update them, WTB needed to be certain the new versions would further build upon the comfort of their tried-and-true predecessors. In the end, thousands of hours of on-trail testing confirm the Silverado and Volt are simply better in every way.
Both the Volt and Silverado underwent a new padding profile using Fusion Foam, which creates the ability to fine-tune the amount of fiber infused into the nylon of each specific saddle model to create a flex profile that balances comfort, support and durability to match the intended use of each individual saddle.
Check out the full breakdown at WTB.
Austere 3/4 Pin Ladder Lock $19.10
Got a backpack or touring bag with a busted plastic ladder buckle? Don’t bother replacing it with another piece of plastic, check out the Austere Manufacturing Pin Ladder Lock, designed to replace those cheap plastic bits with a lifelong replacement without breaking out the sewing machine.
If you order the buckle with the pins separate, using a bench-vise or the Knipex Plier Wrench you can press the pins into place through webbing loops on an existing bag.
The Pin Ladder Lock weighs in at 5.8 grams. This CNC machined aluminum buckle is lighter than many plastic buckles but is seriously durable. Unlike plastic, it doesn’t get brittle in the cold, and we think it’s easier on the eyes as well.
See more at Austere Manufacturing.
Fizik Terra Atlas Shoes $159.99
Fizik is known for comfortable shoes that last and the Terra Atlas continues this tradition with a true all-terrain, all-road cycling shoe designed with a more generous fit for endless comfort, from gravel tracks to MTB trails, all-day gravel adventures to extended tours.
- L6 BOA® Fit System
- X5 nylon outsole – with rubber tread, stiffness index 5
- Weight: 355g
- Sizes: 36-48 (37 to 47 also in half sizes)
See more at Fizik.
Endless – a short story about human limits” is a 30 minute film about Sebastian “Seb” Breuer who won the 700km long gravel race “Badlands” 2022 and now wants to build on this success in his next races, Across Andes in Chile and the Atlas Mountain Race in Morocco.
Introducing a brand new brand for Gee Milner’s Dream Build video series; Starling Cycles with their stunning hand made steel Murmur MTB frame, we loved creating such a unique build with components from Shimano, Fox, Deity, Raceface, Cush Core and Pirelli!
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
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