Aeroe Racks Cradles and Drybags
I’ve been looking at options for bikepacking with a dropper post lately. Adam Blake and I have had a couple of good conversations on the subject during trips this summer. There’s a new rack and bag system out of New Zealand. The company is called Aeroe. Their racks, cradles, and bags can be attached to just about any bike. They sent us an array of their gear and I can’t wait to see this system on Dustin’s El Jeffe Grande, Ventana Tandem. Till then you’ll just have to settle for a shot of them on Ten Beers (below). We’ll be running these bad mamma jammaz through the wringer this fall and then in a couple of months publish a tag-team field test (maybe early 2023?)
For more information visit – https://aeroe.com/
Manitou Mastodon Limited Edition Fat Fork
The Science of Smooth now comes in Snow Camo. I know, I know, this is old news. We posted a photo of this fork back in February from the Fat Bike Worlds, but they’re now actually available as a limited edition run of three hundred forks. They’re in stock, while they last. Everybody knows that snow camo renders your bike completely invisible to gnomes, so you should get after this, like right now, before it’s too late.
For more information about the Manitou Mastodon visit https://hayesbicycle.com/collections/forks
Otso announces new colorways for the Voytek
Pink & Sunflower and Pistachio & Navy will join Aquamarine & Orange and Charcoal & Black as the four available colorway options for winter 2022/23. These colorways follow the tri-color paint scheme that was first shared in 2021, which features a tonal pair of colors that contrast with the third accent color.
Voyteks are available as a complete build or a ‘frankset’ (frame, fork, cranks) via their Custom Bike Builder on OtsoCycles.com or at your local Otso dealer.
Editor’s Note: These cats are killing it (meow!)
Bike Butter – Aerospace Engineered Bike Lube
The name bike butter caught my eye because of a satirical radio bit that featured capybara butter gooch cream. Plus I live in the Dairy State and adding the word butter after just about any noun can turn out to be good comedy. The other thing that caught my attention was the -71 F cold temperature rating on this stuff. Bike lube is always a great conversation starter at group rides. Cyclists tend to be chatty and fairly passionate about their lube. (I’m a Squirt Lube proponent). Bike butter claims to reduce friction and increase power but I doubt that it’s very good on toast. (inside joke for JP) – more info at – https://www.bikebutter.com/