Posts Tagged ‘tires’

Interbike 2012 Photos Day 1

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Each year, we cover Interbike, looking for unique products that will add to the cycling experience. This year is no exception. We’ve found unique updates to standard tools from Park Tools, performance saddles at great prices points from Planet Bike as well as new rubber from Schwalbe Tires.We’ll also be posting videos from some of our most popular brands highlighting a few key products coming for the 2013 season. (more…)

Schwalbe Tires – Interbike 2011

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Schwalbe has made major changes to their warehousing structure this year so we should be seeing better inventory availability from them. This is huge news since we saw such a great demand last year and were simply unable to meet all of it due to supply. They are also making some smart and exciting changes to popular models.

Schwalbe Hans Dampf

One of the big surprises to us was seeing the Racing Ralph pattern relabeled Rapid Rob. Confused? So were we until they explained the logic. The Racing Ralph still exists, but was upgraded heavily with double the number of transition knobs. They’re slightly smaller, but serve to lock up the turns with more confidence. The other change was to do away with the square pitting in the center of the lugs in exchange for a more flexible and grippy horizontal siping. The Racing Ralph also gets the same 127tpi casing as the Rocket Ron. Solid upgrades if you ask us! Don’t worry if you’re a die hard old school Ralpher, Schwalbe is keeping the tread around in the Rapid Rob with basic features and a steel bead. (more…)

Digital Goodness Part 2!!!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

For all the digital media fans who like to customize their computers, here’s another new background that’s floating around the Tree Fort desktops. This was shot in So-Cal on a recent photo shoot I did for our upcoming catalog. I’ll be posting a large number of those shots on our Flickr page in the coming weeks as we wrap up the catalog and it begins to ship. Make sure you look out for other digital media coming as well.






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Tree Fort Dirt Tracks Wallpaper

Tree Fort Dirt Tracks Wallpaper

Cyclocross Tires Explained

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Imagine it’s a Friday night in November.  You’re pulling into your driveway from work, clearing out all the garbage from the week, and getting your brain ready to RACE.  Yes, it’s cyclocross season, and it’s time to strap up with those skinny knobby tires and go see how hard you can push yourself before you either pass out or cross the finish line and don’t remember how you got there.  But it’s Friday night and you’re still wrestling with one ever important decision.  In an increasingly panicked internal voice you’re asking yourself: WHICH TIRE DO I USE?  WILL IT RAIN?  IS THERE A SAND PIT?  HELP!  Well, the staff of Tree Fort Bikes comes to the rescue once again with this review of 5 of our choicest cross tires.  Enjoy!


Choosing the Right Rubber for the Trail

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Not getting the grip out of the tread that you need? Looking for something faster?  Maybe you’re a novice that needs some advice on tire choice?  Or an enthusiast riding on the trails with balding tires, putting off the change?

Here are some of our suggestions.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, and in no particular order – just a couple ideas to help you along your way. (more…)