Posts Tagged ‘Surly’

Seen and Heard – Frostbike 2013

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Frostbike is a both a trade show and a celebration of cycling culture and community. Organized by our friends at Quality Bike Products in Minneapolis, it’s an event showcasing new and otherwise seriously cool cycling goods, along with the folks who design and bring them to you. It was a privilege to be a part of this.

Check out our Frostbike photo tour, where you’ll find product sneak peeks for 2014 and other great gear that caught our eye.


Fat Tuesday #2 – Frame Bags

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Mukluk with Salsa Frame bag by Revelate Design

If you’re looking to saddle up for extended rides, fat bikes can present a unique problem: few rear rack options exist for these extra-wide frames. Traditional rack setups make an already-bulky bike even bulkier when lumbering down tight trails.

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…)

Fat Tuesday – Surly Nate Tires

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Surly Nate 120 tpi Tire

The tire is the fat bike’s exclamation point, delivering its whole reason for being on a super wide, super low-pressure platter. Because the Pugsley was first imagined for life on earth’s loosest terrain, its tires — the Larry and the Endomorph — went all-in for sand and snow, featuring mega girth combined with low, flat tread patterns. But these days, fat bikes are covering all kinds of ground, venturing well beyond winter drifts. Plenty of riders are now looking for a tire that provides increased control — a true four-season, omniterra ripper. (more…)

Introducing Fat Tuesday’s – A Weekly Post About Fat Bikes & Gear

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The Salsa Mukluk is as good on the trail as it is in the snow

If you’ve spent time poking around the shop side of, you may have noticed a curious something that we’re peddling on this corner of the internet: a bike with really, really big tires. Some of you may be more than familiar with the sight; certainly others are already totally-pumped owners of such a steed.

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…)

Hurricane Fork Up for Surly Pugsley (135mm)

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

For all you Surly Pugsley riders out there, Hurricane is coming to the rescue and offering a nice way to get you started towards carrying your bike on top of your car. Like many of the various Fork Up’s from Hurricane, this model features the same welded steel construction, durable powder coating and strong design. (more…)

Studded Tires – A Need To Know

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Studded Tires on Ice For most of the country a bothersome season called winter tries to throw a wrench into training or commuting habits developed in warmer seasons past. Next to clothing, tires can be the most important key to winter riding success. Poor tire choice can not only make for an unpleasant riding experience, it can also be outright dangerous.

The most common style of winter tires are studded tires. Studded tires use steel or carbide studs that are molded into the tire casing to provide traction on ice and snow covered paths, trails, and roadways. They can vary in stud count from as few as 40 to as many as 300.

Random Bits and Cateye Accessories – Interbike 2011

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

We arrived at Interbike this season with a huge list of meetings set up, and a long list of products and companies to cover. What we didn’t expect was the weather. Cloudy skies and rainy weather in a usually sunny Las Vegas. Even more reason for us to spend some time in the convention hall bringing you some new goodies.


Interbike 2010 Day 1

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

2010 Interbike Crowd Picture

It’s that time of year again, time for companies to bring out new products, for retailers to plan orders for next season and consumers to drool over all the latest in bicycle tech. We are taking the opportunity this year to educate ourselves on all the new products available, building relationships with our vendors, and looking for even more ways to help provide you with the very best customer service we can.

One way we hope to help is by providing info on new products that may be overlooked by other media outlets. Often times products are reviewed and highlighted simply because they are the high end, high dollar items, while the more popular second and third tier level components are passed over. While these might be the most exciting products, they simply are not the components that most of us ride and use. Less “exciting” products such as tools, tires, racks, panniers and lights are items that we all use are often gear we didn’t know existed or never considered the value it could bring to the cycling experience.

We hope you enjoy the info, photos and video that we’re gathering and look forward to continuing to assist you with the same sport we all love.