High-quality hubs will work to support that riding strategy, and Hope — the UK’s answer to Chris King, producing hubs with high engagement and good looks — has one particular offering that definitely fits the bill for fat bike applications. (more…)
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One solution to the problem is a frame bag, a carry system that makes use of the bike’s inner triangle. You may have noticed these large bags used on the Tour Divide, the race featured in the cycling documentary Ride the Divide. These bags provide ample storage for gear needed on long rides, and Salsa and Surly have put them to work: both companies turned to Revelate Designs to create these bags to fit their specific fat bike frames. (more…)
We’re talking about fat bikes — a bike that’s built entirely for use with tires that run (get ready) about 4 – 5 inches wide. Why, you ask? So you can float! Well, in a sense. The expanded surface area of these tires suspends the cyclist higher aloft on loose surfaces like sand and snow, and also permits the kind of super-low air pressures that make a tire into a regular cushion, emboldened to trample over the more impassable reaches of earth. Okay, I’m already a little out of breath. Honestly, there is a lot to say about fat bikes. There’s frame design and proprietary parts unique to fatties; there’s the market to explore, including new and veteran brands that are taking fat bike outfitting to the next level; and, of course, there are adventure stories to be told from the trail, where the boundaries of fat bike riding are constantly being expanded and re-imagined. (more…)
Two up and coming segments in cycling are the gravel scene and the travel scene. While many of us have spent our days peacefully riding on gravel roads, more and more events are starting to crop up based around that terrain. These aren’t your standard events. Most are long mile races started in mass, but once you leave the start line, you’re on your own. More often than not, they’re based on an honor system of completing the course.
Also gaining a lot of popularity is exploring the world by bike. Salsa has been supporting adventure riding for some time now but now they support those who travel and need to pack their bike up for flight. Check out the video and see!
To say that all eyes were on Salsa at Saddle Drive 2013 would be accurate, but it verges on understatement. With a booth that lined up like a midnight blockbuster showing, Saddle Drive participants were hungry to hit the trails and throw around the likes of Beargrease, El Mariachi Ti, and the Colossal — a few of the newest and (let’s be honest) sexiest additions to the Salsa line. (more…)
Surly, purveyor of the WTF bicycle, has done it again. Since releasing the market’s first complete, ready-to-ride fat bike in 1998, Surly has now taken a step back, introducing a new platform that the brand calls 29+.
Meet the Krampus. Carving its own path somewhere between fat bike and mountain bike worlds, the Krampus rolls on 50mm rims called Rabbit Holes, spreading out the 29x3”, tight-tread tires Surly has dubbed Knards. The frame was designed to max out tire clearance on the front and rear while working within mountain bike standards; the Krampus frame has a 73mm bottom bracket and 100/135mm hub spacing. (more…)