Category Archives: MTB
Chromag: Nice Dreams Fatbike

Chromag just dropped their first run of fatbikes, hand built by Mike Truelove in Squamish, BC. Cheekily named the Nice Dreams, this steel beauty is built around a 120mm RockShox Bluto with a 67.5º head angle and a 170mm rear end for 4″ tires. Result? One seriously shreddable fatty.

This small run will sell out quick, but there are still a couple M and M-L frames available as frame only or full SRAM builds. Contact Chromag to swoop!

Dec 21, 2014 1 comment
Freeriding in Iceland

Iceland is one of the most majestic places on Earth and what better way to showcase its stunning visuals than with a bunch of fluorescent freeriders ripping down its trails? This one’s good!

Dec 19, 2014 4 comments
Going Fat in Livigno

I haven’t picked up my fatbike in a few weeks, but videos like this make me wanna get back on the fun. Even out of the snow, they’re capable of breathing new life to old trails, or in this case, making new trails even that much more enjoyable.

Dec 16, 2014 2 comments
Robert’s All-City JYD Work Bike
Robert's All City Junkyard Dog SS MTB

The All-City Junkyard Dog, or JYD for short, was a limited edition release due to its relatively unique use. A singlespeed mountain bike frame with canti mounts may not be at the top of your list of bikes to own, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a blast to ride. These frames really are unique. They’ll take a 2.35 tire, feature a segmented fork and are non-suspension corrected. In fact, they remind me a lot of my Indy Fab 29’r.

A lot of bike messengers use old mountain bikes with porteur racks for deliveries. They’re a bit lower trail than a road or cross bike, so they’ll handle better when loaded and they fit a bigger tire to keep the ride smooth over the rough terrain you can experience in cities like Los Angeles.

Robert runs Chicken Hawk Courier in LA and he delivers a lot of food to the guys at Golden Saddle Cyclery, where he bought his JYD frameset, Nitto bars and PAUL Flatbed Rack. To make delivering food easier, Yanco made Robert a custom porteur roll-top bag.

The build is functional, yet stylish and as soon as Robert rolled it through the doors of GSC, I had to shoot photos of it…

Dec 15, 2014 54 comments
The Dudes of Hazzard: FUNK BUTTONS

Joe and the gang tap the Funk Button three times in the latest Dudish installment. Now you might be thinking, “Hey these are so funny, and I like them, but I am not getting the full VTT treatment here, I want more shredding.” But look closely, what you find is that though these edits are not end to end wheel turners, the parts that do have riding are very choice. Joe Barnes can link turns like no other, those switchbacks? Jeeeeeeesh! Not mention the gratuitous use of the fisheye lens. Fantastic!

Sign me up for a trials motorbike while you are at it, so fun. Plus the helmets are super cool. Non-fullface D2 anyone?

Dec 15, 2014 No comments yet