Trek Pioneers All-New Tire Size with Release of New Farley Fat Bike Models: 27.5×4″


Trek released several new-and-improved versions of their Farley at Sea Otter this year. The key updates? Carbon frames and 5″ tires now available, and a brand-new 27.5×4″ tire size. 5ish-inch (actually 4.7″) tires have been a long time coming to Trek, but the new Farley frames are totally compatible with the fully-fat tires. Trek has …

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Sea Otter 2015: RockShox RS-1-Compatible Hub from American Classic

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Bill Shook from American Classic is constantly looking to build better wheels and hubs: they were early adopters of tubeless and wide rims. Although they offer carbon rim options now, American Classic still uses aluminum extensively. For instance, their Wide Lightning wheelset uses a 29mm (internal) rim and weighs only 1512g for the 27.5″ size. …

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Riding Along with the Pisgah Stage Race, Part 1

Thomas Turner close on the heels of Jeremiah Bishop. Photo courtesy Icon Media Asheville

Spring in Pisgah I arrived at my campsite–nothing more than a tent pad and a trash hook on Avery Creek Road in the Pisgah National Forest–just after dark. A steady drizzle was coming down, but not too much to set up a tent. So I got started, unpacking the truck and making final preparations for …

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Racing Sick


Everybody has a race that they circle on their calendar and plan for year-round. This event is “the big one,” the one you train for, the one that motivates you. For 365 days you make sacrifices in order to achieve a good result. You train in the wind and rain; you eat only granola bars, …

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The Best Mountain Bike Stage Races in 2015

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Looking for a stage race to tackle this year? We have you covered! In this preview we’ve rounded up a handful of the most exotic, highest, longest, unique, and epic multi-day stage races in 2015. Whether it’s for the punishment or pleasure, fully supported or survival of the insane, the first-timer or seasoned-stager, or you’re …

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