Built for 45NRTH, the brand behind all that rad footwear and tires, this Indy Fab Chubby D-Lux will be getting broken in at the Polartec Winter Fatbike Series. I really want to see how this frameset builds up. For now, we’ll just have to ogle the frameset photos at the IF Blog.
We’ve seen the road twin to this custom peace paint Baum Extensa before, but there’s something super rad about a pink mountain bike, especially with that build kit. See more at the Baum Flickr and even though I’m a metalhead, seeing peace signs on bikes is the best thing ever.
Boulder, Colorado’s The Pro’s Closet has a veritable vintage mountain bike collection on display, including this ’90 Yeti FRO, build with Campagnolo components. In this video, Juli talks about her career, what matters to her in a mountain bike and what this bike represents.
Right about now, I’m jonesin for some SoCal mountainbiking and this new video from Kali Protectives’ newest product launch ain’t helping. See more information on the Maya at Kali.
Yes, that says “dirt droop”, rather than “dirt drop.” You see, there are magical and medicinal qualities to the fabled “LD” stem – pardon the acronym, we don’t need to spell it out for you.
Benedict, aka Poppi, aka @UltraRomance is a wild one. One that cannot be tamed by modern ideologies, or technologies for that matter. His Clockwork Bikes frame is a time capsule of the old days of yore when men would gather or hunt for their food in the woods. Even when something appears to be modern, it’s executed in a way that harkens back to the early days of klunking. Disc brakes? He slices fresh mushrooms on them and truthfully, he only uses them to stop for a tanning session. The throwback version of the narrow wide chaingrings is just a “narrow narrow” ring. An outer “bash guard” ring pressed up against an inner ring with a spare “rabbit” personal massager holding it in place. Even his “marsh mud” tubeless setup is pulled from nature. Literally…
The latest photo essay from Salsa Cycles takes place in what many Americans consider to be “fly over country.” The midwest is home to some beautiful landscapes, filled with rushing rivers and dense forests. A few guys from Minneapolis went out to Grand Marais and rode the Gunflint Trail on fatbikes, packing in everything they needed for a few day’s outing. The resulting photos and story are inspirational to say the least.
Head over to Salsa to read up!
Surly’s getting ready for Frostbike – which is the best, by the way – with a new Special Ops Moonlander, inspired by this video. While the video’s a bit old, the new Moonies will feature a brand new stainless officially licensed X-Sync narrow wide ring.
The rings will be available later this year and 150 Special Ops Moonlanders will be in stock mid-February. See more at Surly.
There are only 21 days left to support Fat Chance’s return on Kickstarter. Maybe you’ve seen this video, or maybe you haven’t, but hopefully it’ll answer some questions. Fat Chance will be making their frames in the USA. That is confirmed. Head over to the Fat Chance Kickstarter to help out. Man, that frame is tempting!
Also, shouts to Brendan Shafer for supplying Chris with all the modern action video spots!
What in the world is going on here? Whatever it is, I’m paying attention, Ti Cycles.
Winter in coastal BC looks incredible. Curtis Robinson hits warp speed with arguably the best soundtrack to any ride: tires on dirt.