Marketing professionals would say I am not an “early adopter.” When shaped skis replaced traditional skis, I eschewed them for the better part of a decade, opting instead to stick with my skinny sticks. I soldiered on on a hardtail … Continue reading
After communicating with race organizers and directors, this year’s infamous Arrowhead 135 may perhaps be even more brutal than in previous years. With the surge in fat bikes and crops of new competitive racers riding them, this slice of Minnesota … Continue reading
Pivot has just announced the release of the all-new LES fat bike. Pivot is marketing this as “the most versatile fat bike ever,” and claiming that every fat or plus-sized wheel or tire standard is compatible with this bike. But … Continue reading
Part 1: The Beginning Big bike companies like Specialized and Trek have marketing departments dedicated to finding out what bike innovations they can sell, and sell lots of, to you, the mountain bike customer. Small, boutique bike builders have very … Continue reading
Riding the brand new full-suspension fatbike, available at Timberline Cycles in Colorado Springs, the 2015 Foes Mutz is the cutting edge all-terrain fatbike designed by Foes in conjunction with Timberline Cycles. Our writer, John Fisch, has one of the first … Continue reading
The Sasquatch is Norco’s first fat bike that uses a suspension fork. Compared to the Bigfoot line, the Sasquatch’s geometry has been tweaked to accommodate the RockShox Bluto. The 6061 hydroformed aluminum frame has been designed with a low stand … Continue reading
Winter is already in full swing even though the calendar says it winter is just getting started. Temperatures in many parts of the country have begun to dip into the single digit regime. Many places have already experienced the scary, … Continue reading
Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, and Brett Tippie plus Andreas Hestler and Fraser Vaage get rowdy on Rocky Mountain Blizzard fat bikes in the Coastal Mountains in British Columbia. Snow day!
29+ Midfat Tubeless Conversion w/ Orangeseal from Chumba USA on Vimeo. How to convert the Rabbit Hole 29+ rims to tubeless using Orange Seal.
Ski conversions for mountain bikes have been around for a long time and we even wrote about one such option, the Ktrax, way back in 2007. Lenzsport produces several options as well, and each utilizes your bike’s quick release mounts … Continue reading
Post by Park Tool. In case you weren’t aware, “dinglespeed” stands for “double singlespeed.” This setup essentially allows you to have two different singlespeed gear options setup at the same time on your bike. Consequently, while you can’t shift between … Continue reading
Bike companies come and bike companies go. Even if they don’t disappear, they often fall on hard times. Some top quality brands never really recover (anyone try to buy a Titus or Maverick lately?). Even venerable Schwinn, once the hallmark … Continue reading