While fatbikes might be at home in wintery environments and locales where it snows more than the sun shines each year, over time these strange bicycles began to migrate to sandy regions. From the Mojave to the Oregon coastal dunes, fatbikes have spent a fair amount of their short-lived existence on Earth shredding sand. With their high volume, low pressure tires, suddenly you can pedal for great distances through thick sand. Something not really possible on a bicycle prior. Visit any beach town, especially one with a high influx of tourists and you’ll find some janky fatbike sitting next to a beach cruiser and soft top surfboards in the rental fleet.
That’s not what’s going on here, I can assure you. (more…)
Poler‘s kits are always the best! For the forthcoming fall months, they’ve worked out a pre-order with Castelli on a pair of bibs, a jersey and arm warmers using their Land-designed pinecone pattern. The pre-order is live now, so head over to Castelli to see more information. For what it’s worth, I’ve found these kits to fit true-to-size…
… thanks to our friends at Huckberry. Also, check out the Poler Store at Huckberry today.
Our friends at Poler just stoked their bicycle water bottle for 2015, as a follow up to their highly successful Purist bottles last year. Scoop up one or a pair at Poler today.
Poler’s newest newsprint magazine, the Campvibes Communiqué, is now online and features an interview with Erik and myself on the Oregon Outback. Benji from Poler knows us personally, so this interview goes a bit deeper than your standard interview. The Outback was one of the toughest rides I’ve ever ridden and documented, so it made for some juicy content.
Pick up the Campvibes Comminuqué for $5 at Poler.
On a related note: who is planning on doing it this year? I’m thinking it’s time for round two!
Poler’s wacky and fun Rainbro kit by Castelli is now in stock. For those who like to rip on the wild side…
The Poler “Rainbro” kit is now up for pre-order in Castelli’s web store. Look, this kit is loud and while you’ll surely get plenty of odd commentary, I still like it, especially for a cross race. Head over to Castelli to pre-order now, for a November 17th(ish) delivery.
A few months ago, Erik from AWOL and I planned on doing a ride, not just any ride however, we wanted to do the Oregon Outback. 370 miles from Southern, to Northern Oregon, all at altitude desert? Hell yes! Little did we know, that ride would kick our asses. Well, my ass anyway.
Before Interbike, we had a party at the Poler store in Portland, where we launched these zines and patches. If you’re in Portland, you can still buy one at the Poler store, but for those of you who aren’t there, you can now pick one up here. The zine features a pattern drawn by LAND, a selection of photos from the Oregon Outback, words from Erik and illustrations by Chris Conlin.
For $15 shipped in the USA, $20 shipped world wide, each zine comes with a patch and all proceeds will be donated to an organization of my choice…
Check out more previews below but SORRY SOLD OUT!
Check out the Poler Adventure post on the Oregon Outback
Well, the AWOL x Poler touring bikes are hitting the shelves of your local Specialized dealers today. Ordering is simple: contact your local dealer and order direct. The bikes will arrive within a week. Select international countries will also be able to order the bikes, call your local dealer to confirm. Poler is selling the panniers in their webshop as well.
See more specs and photos below.
Hey Portland, I’d be honored to have you come out to this opening party with AWOL and Poler. I’ll bring the bourbon!
Read the full press-release below.