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Otso Arctodus Ti Fatbike $4,695 complete/$3,795 frameset
Otso’s Arctodus fat bike is now available in titanium. The brand designed Arctodus’ chassis around a 26” x 4.8” tire for optimal handling and control on loose trails in snow, sand, or scree. You’ll have a hard time finding a 26” or 27.5” fat bike tire that doesn’t fit in the Arctodus Ti frame. That’s because this bike fits the biggest fat bike tires on the market: 26” x 5.05” and 27.5” x 4.5”.
In fact, Arctodus Ti is the only fat bike with this narrow of a bottom bracket to clear tires this big with a 12-speed drivetrain. We achieve this by using a 5mm offset on the rear wheel. A big bear needs big paws, after all.
The Arctodus Ti is available now. The base build starts at $4,695 with Shimano SLX and aluminum components, while the frameset starts at $3,795. All components and accessories are customizable via the Custom Bike Builder, including drivetrain, tires, anodized accent colors, grips, and more. Find Arctodus Ti now on OtsoCycles.com and with all bike shops that stock Otso Cycles.
Check out more at Otso.
What better way to say THANK YOU to its loyal fans than an epic giveaway worth over $25k in prizes!
1-Up partnered with some of its friends across the bike and auto industry to reward you with amazing prizes all season long, culminating in an epic grand prize:
A fully custom built REEB SST with tecGNAR paint + a private coaching session for two from THE Trail Boss, Jeff Lenosky + a 1UP USA rack.
HOW TO ENTER
- Subscribe to 1-Ups email list. You can enter 1 time per week! Come back each month to enter to win one of our monthly prizes.
EARN BONUS ENTRIES
After you’ve entered, you can grab bonus entries by doing any of the following:
- Visit 1UP USA at a show and receive a special entry code
- Follow 1UP USA and its sponsors on social media
- Post a picture to Instagram of your bike on a 1UP USA rack and use hashtag #1upgiveaway
- Subscribe to 1UP USA’s YouTube Channel
- Refer your friends
See the full giveaway at 1-Up.
Seen in Petor’s Brother Cycles Mr. Wooden review, the Ballern Cycle Works Sexy Rack is a clever bag support that acts as a lightweight rack, stabalizing your favorite (compatible) handlebar bag. The Sexy Rack is made from 10mm 304 stainless steel by a rad dude, out of the Stayer Cycles Workshop.
With a drop of 15cm or 17cm and a possible stem length of 50-120mm, it is ideal for most handlebar bags. Thanks to its S shape, the Sexy Rack fits perfectly to most handlebar bags and harnesses, and its cross brace prevents the bag from chafing on the front tyre and holds fast, even off-road.
The only requirement for mounting under the stem is at least 15mm of spacers which, in turn, will be replaced by the BCW rack. For assembly simply remove some spacers under the stem and replace it with the Sexy Rack!
- 15cm drop for a Wizard Works Shazam mini.
- 17cm drop for a Wizard Works standard Shazam and Velo Orange Biggish Bag.
- Will also work with plenty of other front bags on the market by either looping under a strap or attaching with the use of Voile strap.
- Check out this blog entry for more bags fitment specs.
- 15cm or 17cm drop, lower brace bar is 22cm long.
- 1 1/8th only.
- 2KG limit.
- Made In England – By a lovey German dude.
See more at Freshstripe.
These swoopy, fat-tired all-rounders are finally ready for pre-order through Crumbworks Japan. These frames are made in Japan by RAIZINWORKS and come either in a raw finish or with three powdercoat options.
- Tubing: TANGE 4130 Cro-mo
- Head Tube Diameter : 1″ ITA (Threaded Steerer)
- Bottom Bracket : 68mm English (BSA) Threaded
- Fork Spacing : 12x100mm
- Rear End Spacing : 12x142mm
- Seat Post Diameter : 27.2mm (Stealth dropper post routing)
- DiscBrake : Flat mount 160mm
- Max tire : 27.5×2.8
- Chainring clearance : 42t single
- 3 sets bottle cage mounts
- Rear rack and mudguard mounts,
- Full-length cable housing guides for derailleurs and brakes
- Triple cage mounts fork
- Stealth Dynamo routing
- Kickstand plate
¥253,000 (Powder coat painting)
Email the shop for pre-ordering.
When it comes to a hoodless, full-zip, made-in-the-USA riding jacket for inclement weather, it’s hard to beat the Search and State S1-J Riding Jacket. While the price most certainly will pinch, the quality and longevity of this jacket are second to none. John’s been riding in his for over five years now and aside from fresh water-proofing last year, it’s been maintenance-free.
- Durability: Ultra High
- Fabric: Synthetic Blend with an Active Climate Membrane for all-season performance.
- Care: Easy
- Fit: Athletic / True to Size
- Best For: All riding in all seasons.
- Temperature Range: 30’F-65’F
Check out more at Search and State.
Returning for its fourth year, the change-making Ultra Distance Scholarship initiative continues its mission to increase diversity and representation on ultra cycling start lines across the UK. Applications for the 2023/24 season have been extended to October 13th, 2023 at midnight.
All interested people of color/BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (in relation to the UK population, BIPOC would be used in North America))* cyclists are invited to apply for this scholarship here:
Questions? Interested in sponsoring, donating, or otherwise supporting the Ultra Distance Scholarship? You can reach the UDS team at email@example.com. *The UDS acknowledges that the use of ‘people of color’ and ‘BAME’ (BIPOC would be used in North America) does not necessarily serve all individuals within the diverse groups we are trying to reach and we are continuing to learn and update our language as we go. Mixed ethnicity individuals are welcome.
More information about eligibility and criteria can be found in the description of the application form.
The discipline of riding great distances goes by many names, but all share one thing in common: the only competition you face is with yourself. To travel far in the name of pushing your limits is what the Rapha Brevet collection was designed for. Durable yet lightweight clothing and accessories that offer ample storage, visibility, and versatility, each tested to perform on your longest rides, whatever the conditions.
Find out more and see the full lineup at rapha.cc/brevet.
State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label v3 and Carbon GRT55 Fixed-Gear Wheelset
Introducing the next chapter in State’s Black Label Series, the 6061 Black Label v3. Building on the success and acclaim of the original in 2014 and 2016 “V2” release, the v3 encapsulates our latest advancements in style, utility, and functionality, setting a new standard for performance-focused urban cycling.
Along with the 6061 v3 release, State is also launching a new product that promises to reshape the boundaries of urban cycling: the Carbon GRT55 Fixed-Gear Wheelset (GRT: Gravel, Road, and Track) with a bold tubeless ready 55mm profile. Merging the exhilaration of all-road/gravel riding with urban streets, this wheelset embodies a harmonious blend of performance and adaptability.
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @johnprolly
John got out on the new Esker Hayduke LVS over the weekend and while on a ride with Parker from Esker, caught a nice and crispy flick of a nose bonk. Look at how the top tube and seat stay are just tilted over the horizon!
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