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The Litespeed Pinhoti III Has Longer Travel, Bigger Tires, and More Clearance

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The Litespeed Pinhoti III Has Longer Travel, Bigger Tires, and More Clearance

Named after the Pinhoti Trail, which extends between Snake Creek Gap and Dug Gap within the Chattahoochee Forest into north Georgia, Litspeed’s newest iteration of their hardtail, the Pinhoti III, received some modern updates. Now optimized for a 130mm suspension fork, the Pinhoti III also fits a 29×2.6″ or a 27.5×3″ tire, thanks to an asymmetric dropped chainstay and a new CNC-machined titanium chainstay yoke.

The Geometry has been tweaked as well, with a slacker head angle, longer reach, and a few other tweaks. Litespeed offers various builds (XTR shown here at a retail of $6,699) and finishing kits, and with all these new updates, the size medium frame comes in at just 1,649 grams (size medium)—a savings of 95 grams over our previous version of the Pinhoti. As with all Litespeed bikes, these are made in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

See more at Litespeed.

Twin Six’s Bike Jerks Collection

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Twin Six’s Bike Jerks Collection

Twin Six teamed up with Bike Jerks in a cross-town handshake to each other’s years of spreading stoke. In this drop includes a jersey, jacket, bibs, and bottles, all with a psychedelic rendering of Baroo, Jeff’s dog. See the full drop at Twin Six.

Swift Industries and Camp and Go Slow Diamondback Rattlesnake Bags

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Swift Industries and Camp and Go Slow Diamondback Rattlesnake Bags

Ain’t it a perdy thing when yer pals get together to create beautiful products? Camp and Go Slow‘s western diamondback (Crotalus atrox) and eastern diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus) skin bar tape pattern has made its way onto the trim of some of Swift Industries‘ most iconic bags, alongside a collaboration patch. These will be available tomorrow at noon, PST but you can check out the full drop below right now…

Velo Orange’s New Biggish Bags

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Velo Orange’s New Biggish Bags

Bags. They’re easy to get addicted to. Especially ones that serve multiple disciplines within cycling. Handlebar bags are aplenty these days but it’s nice seeing some new takes on what is normally a very straightforward design.

The Biggish bag from Velo Orange is a multi-use bar or seat bag that expands to carry your ride’s essentials. It measures 13.5″ (34.3cm) wide, 9″ (22.8cm) high, and 6.5″ (16.5cm) deep when it is closed up. The interior is completely waterproof thanks to its seam-sealed design.

Made by Roadrunner Bags in Los Angeles and in stock now at Velo Orange for $180. Head to their blog for more photos and information.

Industry Nine Announce Its Lightest Wheels Yet

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Industry Nine Announce Its Lightest Wheels Yet

i9’s newest wheels are designed for ‘cross, gravel, xc, and trail riding, but in a lighter package. The wheels we thought you’d be most interested in are the UL250 Carbon. These race-ready, lightweight (1320g for the set) wheels come in a 25mm ID, 24-hole count, with new carbon hoops, based on MTB XC racing tech. The new UL250c wheels roll in at $2500 and are fully customizable at Industry Nine’s AnoLab. You can also check out the aluminum version of the UL250 (1450g for the set), which retail for $1275.

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Martina from Swift Industries Talks About the Catalyst Pack

If you were lucky enough to score one of these packs during Friday’s restock, this is what you’ve got to look forward to. The Catalyst is for riders with narrower bar widths and shallower head tube tolerances. It’s a mid-sized handlebar or seat pack, meant for light touring, gravel rides, and everything in between. Check out all the features in this new video…

Engin Cycles’ Pre-Order for 31.8 Clamps

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Engin Cycles’ Pre-Order for 31.8 Clamps

Last week, we posted about Engin’s 35mm clamp MTB stems (by the way, ours showed up and they are super slick!), completely forgetting to drop a note for their new 31.8mm seatpost clamps. These new clamps come in four anodized colors, matching the new Engin stems and are machined in-house in Philly from 6061 aluminum.

For Seat tube diameter 31.8 mm
For Seat post diameter up to 29 mm
Weight with steel bolt: 18g
Weight with Ti bolt: 17g
Retail: $45

Pre-order now at Engin Cycles.

Swift Industries: Catalyst Bags in Stock (For Now)

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Swift Industries: Catalyst Bags in Stock (For Now)

Swift Industries, like most companies, experienced delays in production in 2020 and they’re finally getting in new stock of their popular bags. The Catalyst is a handlebar or seat bag, perfect for touring, gravel rides, and more. These bags are back in stock now but are selling fast, so if you’ve been waiting, hop on them at Swift Industries.

Excerpts from Chapter Two of the Field Guide to Tanglefootism: A Look at Tanglefoot Cycles, Discord Components, and Fifth Season Canvas

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Excerpts from Chapter Two of the Field Guide to Tanglefootism: A Look at Tanglefoot Cycles, Discord Components, and Fifth Season Canvas

A few weeks ago, the umbrella company of radical bicycles and components that is Tanglefoot Cycles reached out, sharing their parts catalog. Aside from their wild bicycle designs, the Discord Peeper Stem really grabbed our attention. In that post, we hinted at this showcase, which we’re delivering today so enjoy a long cruise with Tanglefoot at the helm…

VRNCLR Frontal Lobe Handlebar Bag

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VRNCLR Frontal Lobe Handlebar Bag

Our friend Tom has made a name for his brand – VRNCLR – making bags for car camping. Tom’s a cyclist and has made bags for bikes, yet his newest bag is VRNCLR’s most refined yet. The Frontal Lobe handlebar bag is a small bag for big rides. It attaches with 6″ Nano straps and comes in four colors.

Specs:
9″x4″x5″
VX21/LS07/VX10 exterior
400d packcloth liner
#8 YKK Uretek zipper
(2) 6″ nano Voile Straps
Marine grade shock cord
Weighs 7.4 ounces
Retail $95

See more at VRNCLR!

Rambler Bags, Kuba, and the Troubadour: a Bag for Banjo-Packin’

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Rambler Bags, Kuba, and the Troubadour: a Bag for Banjo-Packin’

My name’s Kuba, I make the bags at the Rambler Bags’ bag factory, and I made this weird bag called the Troubadour for banjo-packin. The Troubadour is a roll-top bag for carrying full-size instruments on a bike tour with a padded modular external harness that uses secondary load-lifter straps to raise the weight to the external dowel. The original Troubadour prototype was designed for a 4-month bike tour that included dirt and gravel from southern Pennsylvania to Chicago, riding the New Mexico Off-Road Runner from Santa Fe to Las Cruces, mountain climbs, wild descents, clay-like mud, hail, and a final jaunt from Tuscon to New Orleans.

Our Webshop Has Some New/Restocked Items and Some On Sale

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Our Webshop Has Some New/Restocked Items and Some On Sale

To make room for our forthcoming Spring collection and to commemorate our new office space, we’ve put our remaining t-shirts on sale. After we did inventory when we moved, we found a dozen more Caliché hats in our stock, some AARN rings in 28t and 32t, so they’re on the site as well.

We also launched a few new products including an obsidian wool Snake Sock, new pinecone colored Yucca Socks, a new Radavist edition Dynaplug Racer Pro in obsidian, and Dynaplug refills.

As always, everyone here at the Radavist thanks you for your continued support!

Engin Cycles’ New 35mm Clamp MTB Stems

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Engin Cycles’ New 35mm Clamp MTB Stems

Engin Cycles knows a thing or two about MTB design and fabrication. Their hardtails have been progressive before that was a thing. The latest product from their Philly shop is a 35mm clamp stem, available in four colors and 32mm, 40mm, and 50mm lengths. They retail for $150.

These 6061 aluminum stems can be upgraded to in-house milled titanium hardware for a $30 upcharge.

Specs:
32 mm 135 g (w/ Steel Bolts) 127 g (w/ Ti Bolts)
40 mm 147 g (w/ Steel Bolts) 139 g (w/ Ti Bolts)
50 mm 181 g (w/ Steel Bolts) 172 g (w/ Ti Bolts)
Stack Height 40 mm
Clamp Width 50 mm
Height Offset 5 mm
Steer Clamp 28.6 mm
Bolt Torque 5 nm MAX

See more at Engine Cycles.

Search and State’s High End Technosailor Jacket

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Search and State’s High End Technosailor Jacket

Search and State has produced some real gems in the outerwear world over the years. Their newest development is the Technosailor jacket. This new garment features a stashable hood and drawstrings, 6-cargo pockets, an internal climate membrane, Riri Zippers, and the entire jacket also packs down into itself by way of a stuffable rear pocket for easy stowing. This jacket has a lot going on, is made in the USA, and carries a retail price of $395.

See more from this beautiful piece at Search and State.