Last week we posted the new State Bicycle Co 6061 Black Label all road bike, including a mention of the new Monster Gravel Fork but we wanted to give that value-minded, full-carbon, super-capable fork some light of its own. These beefy forks fit a max recommended tire size of 45c x 700c or 2.2″ x 650b, have plenty of cargo bosses, fender mounts, use flat-mount disc brakes, and uses a 12mm thru-axle. Best of all, is the price. The Monster Gravel fork retails for $289. See more at State Bicycle Co.
While Brooks has marketed the C67 saddle for e-bike users and commuters, there are plenty more individuals who would benefit from its unique ergonomic shape. There has been a push for wider and thinner saddles like this over the years. If you’re a rider who has found saddles shaped like the new C67 more comfortable, don’t overlook this option. Like all Cambium saddles, the C67 is weather-resistant, perfect for fall and winter riding.
-Vulcanised Natural Rubber Saddle Top
-Flexible and Robust Touring Surface
-UV + Abrasion-Resistant Waterproof Nylon Top
-Innovative Fan structure in Fibreglass-Reinforced Nylon
-Nose-piece and Saddle Plate in Fibreglass-Reinforced Nylon
-Rubber grip on the saddle plate
-Metal Back Plate branding detail
-Durable, Anodised Aluminium Rivets
-Tubular Steel Rails
Retail $130. See more at Brooks.
As you can imagine, mounting your $1000 cell phone to your bike can be pretty unnerving and that’s why you need a good, secure system. Peak Designs has developed an Out-Front and Universal bike mount, using their new Slimlink system. Check out their Kickstarter video here and see more at their campaign website.
This week’s Readers’ Rides is a little different. Chris sent in his parts bin Bombtrack Arise gravel bike. What makes this build unique is that his current build on this frame is a fixed gear. Read on below for the full build breakdown and some words by Chris…
Bombtrack-sponsored riders Matty and Clare took to Norway for a bicycle tour and have pulled together a full-length video documenting their travels. Here’s the trailer for Los Captures:
“Norway is a country close to Matty’s heart, a connection which only came to light after unearthing his Grandfathers previously unseen photo albums shortly after his death. They show a young and cheerful man, with a dry wit, exploring beautiful Norwegian nature by bicycle, endless gravel roads, stave churches and cascading waterfalls. All in the 1950’s. We both knew that we had to try, in some small way, to trace and commemorate his journey and visit some of the same locations and beautiful panoramas. Maybe, we dared to think, even recreate one of his images and come to find his ‘Lost Captures’…”
Markus Stitz documents his trip on the John Muir Way, which connects Helensburgh in the west with Dunbar to the east, crossing Scotland coast to coast in his latest video…
Filmed by Bike is pushing for a substantial BIPOC filmmaker grant to help Supporting Black, Indigenous and all People of Color tell their bicycle stories via video:
“We spend eight months of the year digging into the far-reaching corners of the internet in search of the world’s best bike movies. (Really, it’s not as scary of a place as you might think it is.) You know what we’ve learned over the years? The world is dreadfully devoid of films created by or about BIPOC.
That’s not to say the films aren’t out there, it’s just to say they are rare and precious gems – the quantity of which does not reflect the population of people who are passionate about riding bikes. We know there are many barriers to filmmaking, and funding is a huge barrier. So we decided to do our part to help bring more representation to the world of bike movies. We hope you’ll join us by applying for a grant, spreading the word about this program, and making a donation today.”
I must say, we get sent A LOT of Kickstarter campaigns over here at the Radavist but this one is one of the most unique ideas I’ve seen:
“CHOKA is an airtight bicycle brand from the Pyrenees created by to bike fanatics: Claire and Joel both independent industrial designers. We want to create simple, playful, and durable bicycles with a little extra in case of a flat tire.
We dream of a better world, without disposable CO2 cartridges but with a lighter and more efficient solution than hand pumps. In 2018, for the Concours de Machines, we designed and built a prototype with Yoann, Menhirs frame builder. It that has been turning heads: we welded our frame airtight to use it as an air reserve. We can then inflate our tires and even set up tubeless!”
What do you think? See more at CHOKA’s Kickstarter.
Remember those bars from the ENVE Builder Round-Up earlier this summer? Well, today ENVE announced they’ve finally stocked these aero road bars, dubbed the SES AR Handlebars. These bars utilize a compound drop and internal routing to keep the lines of your bike clean.
-Application: Road Race, All-Road, Gravel, Cyclocross
-Sizes: 38cm, 40cm, 42cm, 44cm, 46cm
-Weights: 243g, 245g, 248g, 262g, 280g
-Full Integrated Internal or External Routing
-Lifetime Incident Protection and 5 Year Factory Warranty
See more at ENVE.
At $100, the new Ranger Shoe is a budget-minded dirt shoe with a silhouette developed from a classic XC MTB shoe, making it ideal for gravel and trail riding alike. The Ranger features a nylon and rubber co-molded outsole for added grip, a Synchwire mesh upper for breathability, rubber fortification in high-abrasion areas, and three, easy to use velcro straps for fit adjustment. The Ranger comes in grey, olive, and black and is in stock now at Giro.com and your local dealer.
e-Bikes aren’t going anywhere. They are a part of cycling and they’re here to stay. That means various forestry management departments are trying to find out what regulation these electronic bicycles need. I’m well are this is a heated topic and there are a lot of opinions about e-bikes, so now’s your time to let your voice be heard.
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service is requesting public input on proposed updates to the agency’s internal directives on how e-bikes are managed on national forests and grasslands. These proposed updates are in alignment with the Secretary of Agriculture’s direction to increase access to national forests and grasslands, and would provide needed guidance for line officers to expand e-bike access while protecting natural resources and other forest uses.”
Read more at the USDA website, where you can learn how to submit a public comment.
If you’ve read the above-linked memorandum, then you see how important it is what we VOTE!
Want a riser bar with a classic cross-brace but also want your bike to weigh less? Enter the Light Bar.
These carbon bars have a 31.8 Clamp. 2.5” of rise, 827mm wide, and 12º of backsweep. That’s a bit less rise and sweep than Moné’s Oddmone, so if you have a similar bar, you can swap the Light Bar in for a some added comfort and less weight.
Moné is making these bars, no question about it but tooling is expensive, so they’re doing a pre-sale to help kick the Light Bar into production. In exchange for your patience, you’ll get wholesale pricing ($239) for a limited time. Presale runs until Saturday, Oct. 24th. The first 30 Light Bar sales will be fast-tracked so you’ll get your bars even sooner.
Head to Moné Bikes to order.
With the ever-increasing popularity of gravel and all-road bikes, State Bicycle Co’s latest model is yet another geared bike, with a bit of versatility and affordability built-in.
6061 Black Label All-Road Frame
The Black Label All-Road frame is made from 6061 aluminum and uses thru-axles with 100/142 spacing, with plenty of tire clearance (700×45 or 650×50) opening the door for various wheel and tire size combinations.
Monster Fork Option:
This new Monster fork is compatible with the 6061 Black Label All-Road and steel 4130 All-Road bikes. Featuring “3-pack” mounts on each blade for racks, bottles and accessories, the Monster fork also has fender mounts and a front crown mount for racks, dynamo lights and anything else deemed necessary for adventure. Available as a retrofit for the 4130 All-Road or as a $179.99 option on the 6061 Black Label All-Road, the Monster fork is an ally for your next big ride.
-6061 Alloy Frame, Tapered Head Tube, Rear Thru-Axle, Internal Cable Routing, 2x Bottle cage mounts and fender mounts.
-Full-Carbon Fork with fender and mid-blade rack mounts, 12×100 thru-axle and internal brake routing
-Drivetrain- 40×11-42, SRAM Apex with State 1x Crankset.
-Brakes: Tektro mechanical
-Wheels: Tubeless-ready, Vittoria Terreno 700×38 or 650×47 tubeless-ready tires
-MONSTER FORK Option: full carbon with “3-pack” mounts, crown mount and fender mounts, internal -brake routing, 12×100 axle
$1399.99 Complete (with 650b or 700c wheel choice)
“+Both” wheelsets add-on $349.99
“Swap” to Monster Fork $179.99
See more at State Bicycle Co.
It’s no secret we’re fans of the desert here at the Radavist and so we really wanted to give the 2020 Swift Campout product design a shoutout due to the spectacular illustration work of artist Skyler Elzy. This desert landscape with the Swift fox just melts our hearts.
Check out the full 2020 Swift Campout lineup at Swift Industries and we hope everyone got out on the Autumnal Solstice.
This jersey is made from a merino wool blend for natural breathability, durability, and body-heat regulation. It also incorporates ripstop chest panels to combat cold wind and keep your core temperature in check while also protecting against scratchy plants in the woods. The balaclava-style hood keeps the cold off your head and face, coupled with windproof cuffs to keep unwanted gusts out.
The entire Jary collection is a looser-fit, allowing you to layer up and dress more casually. These are designed in Japan and made in Italy.
New color, cantilever posts, and QR.
The Romanceur might be one of Crust Bikes’ most popular models and this new update is a massive throwback. In an era of disc brakes, the new Romanceur goes with cantilever studs, where most bikes use thru-axles, it has gone QR. People loved the original Romanceur for its modern updates on a very classic silhouette and for those who want a modern frame with cantilever studs, QR axles, and a 1″ steerer… this new Romanceur is for you.
New color, disc brakes and thru-axles.
You can still order the original Romanceur with disc brakes or this new model with throwback specs. The pre-order is open at Crust Bikes right now!
Want some build inspiration? We listed it below in the Related columns…
Our friends at Crust Bikes and Casa Verde are throwing a raffle with a good cause! Here are the details:
In celebration and appreciation of the Indigenous People who have lived in harmony with Pachamama for thousands of years and continue to fight for her well being, we have organized a small raffle to help support them.
1. Cheypie Skort (XS-XL)
2. An EXCLUSIVE Crust prototype handlebar.
3. Mullet Cap (color of your choice)
4. Casa Verde tote bag
5. Shreddie The Eagle Musette Bag
6. “I’m fucking tired” keychain.
Screenshot your donation and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject DONATION. If you donate $10 to each of the three organizations your name will be thrown in three times. The raffle will end next Monday October 19. Apart from donations, I urge you to take time to research and recognize the history of Indigenous People, the systematic oppression they are currently experiencing, and how the land they belong to is being taken for a pipeline, mining, logging, and industrialized meat.
Surely, if you read this website, you love nature and animals of all kinds. PUKE is a film our friend Foster Huntington worked on, documenting a group of people who collect owl pellets for money… This project is on Kickstarter and there are some great promotional products like a VHS and t-shirts up for grabs, so if this looks interesting to you, and you have the means to, head over and back this film.