We started “The Debrief” on our YouTube channel last year as a way of highlighting the week’s news and things that caught our attention on the website, in the conversation, and elsewhere around the community. To take this a step further, we’re posting a weekly Debrief here on the site to highlight all of those things and more, including upcoming events and interesting things our readers shared in the comments. Check out this week’s findings below.
Bits & Bobs
New products that are worth highlighting but didn’t make the Dispatch…
OneUp Dropper Post Remote V3
The new OneUp Dropper Post Remote V3 was released this week and looks like a worthy upgrade to any dropper post setup. According to OneUp, it has a new cam design that requires 27% less actuation force than their V2 remote and is compatible with any cable-actuated dropper post. The remote has a replaceable rubber thumb pad, is available in several colors, and has a unique integrated cable port to hide the cable end without the need for crimps.
$45 / Details
Updated Race Face Atlas Pedals
Race Face just updated their Atlas Pedal with a larger platform, longer adjustable pins, more color options, and they are backed by a lifetime warranty. They feature a chromoly steel axle, 6061 Aluminum body, ten traction pins per side, and the platform is 110mm long by 108mm wide.
$180 / Details
Kitsbow Denim Icon Shirt
Previously only available as a limited edition purchase, the Kitsbow Denim Icon Shirt will now be a permanent offering within their lineup of high-quality US-made apparel. The Denim Icon Shirt is available in a variety of styles and sizes, with three fits (Women’s, Signature, and Relaxed Athletic Fits) in tall and regular length, for a total of 34 size/fit choices.
$249 / Made in USA / Details
Klymit Navigator Collection
The new limited edition Klymit Navigator Collection reimagines some of Klymit’s most popular tents, sleeping bags, and accessories with new colors and prints. Plus 5% of the collection’s proceeds will be donated to Camping to Connect, a non-profit dedicated to helping young men navigate their lives through mentorship, support, and creating a sense of belonging in outdoor spaces. Learn more at Klymit.com.
Moots Introduces Apex Finish
Colorado-based Moots Cycles just added a flashy new finish option that they are calling Apex. From Moots: “This beautiful bright anodized treatment is carried out in a cool blue hue and gold fade to achieve the look and feel of speed. The seat tube carries the number 81 to denote the year that Moots was founded, and a subtle touch to the chain stay adds to the APEX free speed theory.” The Apex finish is available as an upgrade to any Moots frame, and costs $825.
$825 / Made in USA / Details
Wolf Tooth in Espresso
Wolf Tooth Components’ latest color option is a bronzy-brown shade reminiscent of espresso. Espresso is available now on a wide range of components and accessories, including ReMote, ReMote Light Action, Morse Cage Ti, Stem Caps, Spacers, and more.
$7-160 / Made in USA / Details
Exchanges and ideas that caught our attention in the site’s conversation section…
Two-Tone Surly Frames?
Logan accidentally teased everyone yesterday with a photo collage of a two-tone Surly Karate Monkey frame. It immediately got people leaving comments about how they hoped it was actually a two-tone paint job. What do you think? Are two-tone paint schemes on bikes cool? Should Surly forego their boring old one-color (yet creatively named) paint jobs?
Around the Community
News from around the cycling world…
The Trails Before Us
“THE TRAILS BEFORE US follows 17-year-old Nigel James, a Diné mountain biker, as he hosts the first Enduro race in the Navajo Nation. Through revitalizing old sheep and livestock trails on his grandparents’ land, Nigel and a new generation of riders honor the connection to their land, community, and culture.” Learn more about the Rezduro (August 19th & 20th, 2022) at their Facebook page.
The Biketrippin crew in Poland sent along this unique five-minute video from their psychedelic journey through country’s Kashubia region that’s nicely edited and bursting with good vibes. See more from them on Instagram @biketrippin.
MADE: New Global Handmade Bike Show
Designed to support, elevate, and promote community and craftsmanship, the new MADE handmade bike show is scheduled to debut in September 2023. Picking up where NAHBS (North American Handmade Bike Show) left off, MADE will provide free booth space for frame builders for the inaugural year, showcasing 100+ builders and domestically produced bicycle brands over two days in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at Made.Bike.com.
Events Starting Soon
What to watch this weekend and bikepacking events starting soon…
Basajaun is the ultimate unassisted gravel event in Europe. The terrain, scenery, and atmosphere along the 760km route is always changing, from a nice mixture of green mountains (including the French side of the Pyrenees), huge forests, and finally to a majestic desert areas and empty mountains. The grand depart is this Saturday, and you can follow along live here.
The Great British Divide
The Great British Divide is an unsupported bikepacking event from one end of Great Britain to the other. Mostly off-road and with a distance of 2,300km and more than 2,5000m of climbing, this will be a challenge and experience those riding will never forget. You can follow the grand depart along live this Saturday here.
Wish We Were Here
Shedding a little light on a route one of us is dreaming about riding at the moment…
Lucas Winzenburg: Purbeck Bimble
I spent the past couple of weeks visiting friends and riding around the UK, and I’m already eager to get back for another visit. Over the years, I’ve been on several tours around Scotland and England, including a trip from John O’Groats to Land’s End, and have always found England’s South West to be particularly charming and well-suited to low-key, meandering rides. In particular, Cass’ Purbeck Bimble route in Dorset has captivated my imagination since we first post it in 2019. Home to Brother in the Wild UK, the area boasts countless tracks and trails and bountiful opportunities for wild swims, and the two-day route is right at the top of my list for my next trip over.
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