Melissa’s Fatcycle

This fatbike will be really fun to ride. I pushed with normal chainstays here so am "only" using the Specialized Ground Control 4.6" tire on the rear to give some room on the 430mm chainstays.  A Surly Lou 4.8" fits but with not enough room for comfort. Orange Nextie carbon tubeless ready rims, Surly Bud... Continue Reading →

Combo bikes suck

There was a time when I wanted one bike that would "do it all."  You know what I'm talking about: a bike that can fit fenders with fat tires, run panniers for your tour, has that mystical geometry so that it rocks at downhill and XC riding, has the ability to run discs and cantis,... Continue Reading →

Elevated chainstay fatbike

Elevated chainstay bikes usually just plain ugly. But they're practical for a few reasons.  They prevent chainsuck and allow for shorter chainstays for a given tire size than on a traditional double-diamond frame without any dimpling/crimping of the tubing.  They are  less stiff laterally at the bottom bracket but especially on a fatbike running 5psi..I... Continue Reading →

Fatbike vs. 29-plus on dirt

Lots of reports recently from Specialized's Colorado press/dealer camp about their new Fatbike the "Fatboy".  Trek too is coming out with one, and Kona too.  Fatbiking is no longer a fringe element my friends, and has quickly become the 'new-29er.'  Now that I say that, it's all so obvious...it happened a couple years ago really.... Continue Reading →

The Choad’s almost done!

Yesterday, I slotted and mitered the 19mm True Temper S-bend seat stays.  These are expensive pieces of steel! Luckily i only went through 1 extra one to get it right! hah. I mitered the stays for the seat tube by hand (with 12" half-round file) and made them fit pretty tight if I do say... Continue Reading →

Winter singletrack on the Rotundsicle

Click this link for some Fatbike singltrack action in the upper reaches around Nederland. Because this trail is so packed down by skiers I was able to get up to over 10,000ft elevation.  A couple others had ridden the trail in previous days but I couldn't tell. There was some new snow over night and it... Continue Reading →

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