It’s that time of year again! The Chris King Open House returned to Portland this past weekend and, with it, a showcase of seventeen custom bikes. Let’s check them out in detail below!
Radar Roundup: SRAM eTap AXS x Ribble Gravel Ti, Doppo ATB Restock, Send it Safely, Cascada’s Women’s Cargo Bib Shorts, and Fastest Known Rockstar
Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
Tumbleweeds and Tradition: SimWorks Introduces the Doppo High Plains Drifter
SimWorks is pleased to present our latest offering in the Doppo lineup of framesets: The High Plains Drifter. These framesets are handcrafted in small batches by our friends, and adept framebuilding cohorts, at Simple Bicycle Co. here in Portland, OR. It’s a modern twist on a time-honored favorite, sure to bring back more than a few pleasant reminders of some of our earliest memories on a bike, while opening up a world of possibility for future off-road explorations.
SimWorks by Nitto: Cowcow Stealth Riser Bar
SimWorks, in their never-ending pursuit to produce fun and thoughtful products for your bike, just announced the CowCow Stealth riser bar. These bars have an 80mm rise with 12º back and 5º up sweep, offering up a proper rise from Nitto’s heat-treated aluminum. These bars are in stock now at SimWorks.
-Material: Heat Treated Aluminum
-Center diam: 31.8mm
-Bar diam: 22.2mm
-Sweep: 12° back, 5° up
-Weight: 380g (avg.)
-Color: Stealth Grey
The SimWorks Potluck Rack
Made from Chromoly by Nitto and available in two finishes: black or chrome, the SimWorks Potluck rack has everything you need in a touring or commuting rack. The large platform was designed with summer BBQs or potluck dinners in mind, specifically sized to hold a platter, a six pack of beer or to have a large Wald basket zip-tied to. Or you can use the rack for touring, with enough platform space to secure a randonneur bag and low-rider mounts for panniers.
This is hands down my favorite item I brought back from Japan and I can’t wait to install it on my touring bike. You can order one now through SimWorks USA but do so fast, these aren’t going to be in stock for long!