The Dirty Reiver returned this year and Bombtrack was there, documenting the madness. What a crazy looking race! Were you there? How was it?
Watch as soon-to-be architect Gaëlle Bojko and her Bombtrack Arise spend the year soaking up cycling culture across Europe.
Bombtrack takes us to the infamous 3 Peaks Cyclocross race in the in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This event has been going on since 1961 and has gained worldwide recognition as one of the hardest ‘cross races in the world.
“After traveling around the world by bicycle for almost four years, Jona from “Tales on Tyres” decided to take his passion to another level by signing up to his first self-supported bikepacking race across Switzerland, the Navad 1000. Although confident to be experienced enough to deal with the challenges of such a race, he soon finds himself tested beyond his own expectations and confronted with a question, he never had to ask himself before.”
Don’t miss our story from Lael Wilcox at the Navad 1000!
The bike industry moves in cycles, what’s old is oftentimes presented as new. These throwbacks are maddening for old timers, but can be exciting for newer cyclists. It wasn’t long ago that Tomac made waves in mountain bike races with his unique style: drop bars on an mountain bike. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of drop bar bikes with front suspension forks and now, it’s Bombtrack’s turn to throw their cap in the ring. The Hook ADV utilizes 40mm of front suspension from MRP, paired with a dropper post from KS to liven up your dirt road or singletrack rides.
The Hook ADV will land between end of September and end of October 2018. Contact your local Bombtrack dealer or distributor for more information and see more photos below.
The Bombtrack team takes on the infamous Dirty Reiver, one of the UK’s most challenging dirt road courses, in their latest video.
… all seven parts! Not a bad way to jump into the weekend.
Thomas and Simon Becker take on the Romagna Bike Trail for Bombtrack in their latest video.
Each year, Bombtrack sends an invite out to the friends and family of the brand to ride in picturesque scenery. See photos from this trip at Bombtrack.
I found myself the other day, about to defend a comment on Instagram about “why would anyone want to ride a 27.5″ cross bike?” but I realized something; you can’t explain to people how and why these bikes are so fun. You’ll just have to wait for them to try one out for themselves. The problem is, it’s hard to roll a 2.1″ tire on most production bikes unless they were specifically designed for it. Right now, there is maybe a handful of those bikes rolling around and a lot more custom steel bikes. So every time I see a production bike, especially one made from carbon, I have to share it. Which is why I welcome the Bombtrack Hook EXT-C to a singletrack near you…
Head to Bombtrack to see all the details.
The Highland Trail is self-supported, long-distance cycling route of approximately 550 miles in length, through the Scottish Highlands. This event is free, with absolutely no support and no winners, yet some riders take it upon themselves to set their own ITT. Joachim rode the Highland Trail 550 on a Bombtrack Hook EXT C. Check out more information at the Highland Trail 500.
Bombtrack is listening. They’re listening to their customers, their racers and the riders who want more from their bikepacking rigs. The BEYOND+ ADV 29+ takes everything learned over the years and pushes new boundaries with SRAM’s GX Eagle, a new, custom carbon fork and clearance for the chubbiest 29+ tires. Check out all the details below and holler at your local Bombtrack dealer for ordering.
Originally designed for road touring, Bombtrack‘s Audax has been reworked into a modern endurance road bike. The Audax’s geometry was tweaked, resulting in shorter chainstays, while maintaining clearance for tires and a double crankset, through the use of a custom yoke. Other features include investment cast dropouts, clearances for a 47mm road plus tire, a full carbon fork with mounts and the Audax frameset is made from Columbus Cromor tubing. Pricing is as follows: 2.199,99 € // 2.899 A$ // 2.100 £ // 2.529,99 $ // 2.779,99 C$ // 249,000 ¥ // 58.990,00 Kč
Be on the look out out for the new Audax in January of 2018. Check out frame specs and geo below.
We’ve all seen photos of people fly fishing on bikepacking trips, in the middle of nowhere, but what about using a bike to transport you to the middle of somewhere to fish?
If only all routes were this haute!
Unless you’re John and crew down in Southern California you might be feeling the detrimental effects of S.A.D. You’ve got the full-spectrum bulbs installed, you’re taking Vitamin D, and when the sun briefly pokes its head out from behind a grey wall of clouds you stare at it with the earnest intention of an indoctrinated Breatharian. Or maybe I am only speaking for those of us in the Pacific NW? But you know what, that’s where I live, and that’s the only experience that I know so let’s just allow a bit of regional solipsism shall we? Does that hodge podge of conflated ideas even make sense? Does it matter?
The point is that I think locally, maybe nationally, we’re all looking for some sunshine. Some happy moments. Some bliss. And if you are in the subset of athlete>cyclists>dirt-cyclists>distance-dirt-cyclist>distance-dirt-cyclist-adventurer then I believe you’ll enjoy this video. But it’s only my belief, which really just boils down to an opinion, so I accept that I could be wrong and I am ok with it.
Bombtrack recently attended the first ever Groundworks event at “le Chateau de Gressoux” in the Franche-Comté region of France. The team invited friends and family of the brand for a weekend of riding dirt in the French countryside.