Posts in the category Frostbike

Frostbike – Here Comes the Ice Cream Truck, Surly’s All New Trail Fat Bike with Actual weights!

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Fatbikes are nothing new for Surly, but a “trail” fatbike certainly is. As one of the most talked about items at this year’s Frostbike show, Surly’s new symmetrical, fatter, trail bike points towards the evolving future of fat bikes. More and more riders are taking to the bigger tires for more than just snow, and using them for every day riding. Based on the geometry of the Krampus  with some DNA from the Instigator, the Ice Cream Truck is built to rip, just with really fat tires.

When we heard the Ice Cream Truck coming we went running. Check out the details plus the actual weight after the break!

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Frostbike: You Can’t See Me! Cogburn’s Limited Edition Real Tree Snow Camo Fat Bike

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Unlike most cyclists on the road, hunters who have taken to fatbikes for traveling to remote areas of wilderness are hoping to remain unseen, especially when it comes to the local wildlife. With the success of the Cogburn CB4 Real Tree camo fatbike, the company is introducing a limited edition bike which uses the Real Tree APS camo for stealth in the snow. Now, whether you’re hunting in the green of the summer, or white of the winter, Cogburn has you covered at least when it comes to your wheels.

More on the APS CB4 plus a sneak peek at their new frame bag after the jump.

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Frostbike: Hope Gives Your Cassette Big Teeth with the 40 T-Rex Adapter

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If you’ve been drooling over the recent cassette adapters from OneUp and Wolf Tooth Components lately, but were holding out for a 40 tooth version, Hope has an answer for you. By introducing their 40 T-Rex (40 tooth Range Expander), Hope is looking to take a bite out of the cassette adapter market with their legendary machining capabilities.

Details on the T-Rex and much more after the jump.

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Frostbike: Tubeless Ready Road Disc Rims Take off with Velocity’s new Aileron

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Chances are pretty good that if you’re on board with the road disc concept, you may also be a fan of road tubeless. Thanks to more road disc bikes popping up on a regular basis, Velocity is entering the market with their first disc specific road rim, the all new Aileron. Built as a tubeless compatible aluminum rim with a nice wide, aero profile, the Aileron looks like it will help you go fast while stopping on a dime.

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FrostBike 2013: Kryptonite Offers to Hold Your Lock with New Mounts

FrostBike 2013: Kryptonite Offers to Hold Your Lock, with new Mounts

One of the most important steps to properly locking up your bike? That would be actually having your lock with you when you need to lock up. Kryptonite is hoping to make that step easier with their new handlebar mounted U-Lock mount, as well as an updated frame mount. Let’s face it, as a college student or commuter you probably have enough crap in you bag as it is, so being able to keep your lock on your bike is pretty useful. However, frame mounts don’t always work due to frame designs, bottle cages, etc, so Kryptonite looked at how many people were already carrying their locks – simply around their bars. With this inspiration, their latest lock bracket was born which securely attaches even the biggest U-locks to your bars.

Kryptonite’s frame mounts have been updated as well with improved latches that no longer rely on a tapered fitting, meaning much easier in and out.

e*thirteen Stretches TRS Cranks for Fatbikes, Offers Two Rings In the Piece of One

Announced just before Interbike last year, e*Thirteen’s new lightweight TRS All Mountain cranks have been stretched to accommodate what else, but fatbikes. We asked if the announcement of SRAM’s fatbike cranks would have any impact on e*Thirteen’s sales – the answer was yes, some, but e Thirteen feels that the advanced features of the TRS line will set their cranks apart. Fatbikes will get all but the highest TRS R (race) cranks with the base and + models which feature the new APS bottom bracket preload adjuster and removable spiders.

Thanks to the new removable spider, e*Thirteen is able to offer a one piece, double ring set up as well as a forthcoming XX1 ring.

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Spotted at FrostBike 2013: New K-Edge Ultegra Ki2 on a Salsa BearGrease Fatbike?

Spotted at FrostBike 2013: New K-Edge Ultegra Ki2 on a Salsa BearGrease Fatbike?

Sure, there have been plenty of mountain bikes and fat bikes that have been set up with Di2, taking advantage of K-Edge’s derailleur cage modification. So what’s interesting about this BearGrease that was spotted along the halls of QBP?

Well, the nicely machined handlebar clamp suggests it may be a new version of the K-Edge Ki2 shifter. This would not only be the first Ki2 shifter we’ve seen that doesn’t have a tab on the top to mount to a brake lever, but also the first for the Ultegra Di2 drivetrain. The bracket instead has a bar clamp that is attached to the side of the shifter with a bolt, meaning it looks like there would be a decent amount of adjustment to the shift pod allowing you to position it for better ergonomics.

More after the jump…

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FrostBike 2013: Planet Bike’s New Blaze 2 Watt Micro Headlight

FrostBike 2013: Planet Bike's New Blaze 2 Watt Micro Headlight

Adding on to their awesome line of commuter lights, Planet Bike continues to push the wattage/size limits with their new Blaze 2 Watt Micro headlight. The light will be available individually in black or red for $39.99 or it will be offered as part of a combo with the Super Turbo (the brightest tail light Planet Bike makes) for $74.99 with a white head light. The Blaze 2 watt micro has a claimed 139 lumen output and will have an amazing 64 hour run time on flash mode which is probably the biggest reason to go with the Micro rather than their previous 2 Watt other than the total physical size.

FrostBike 2013: RaceFace Intros New Mud Crutch Fender, Continues to Support Fatties

FrostBike 2013: RaceFace Intros New Mud Crutch Fender, Continues to Support Fatties

If you have ridden longer travel bikes in the mud at some point, chances are you have already made something similar to the Mud Crutch out of an old tube and zip ties. Usually, gravity riders couldn’t care less about mud flinging from their tires – except when it goes straight to your eyes and affects your vision. At some point, a rider figured out that the mud that flies up between the fork arch and crown is destined for your face, which is why such style fenders are surprisingly effective. RaceFace isn’t the first company to create such a mud guard, but they did manage to make quite a good one that is easily attached with the built in Velcro strips. The whole thing is elastic so that when the fork compresses the Mud Crutch shrinks and won’t buzz the tire. Thanks to the light weight, and ease of installation and removal you won’t even know it’s there.

RaceFace was also on hand to make it known that they have been building Fat Bike compatible cranksets for some time, yet somewhat under the radar. At this point, every one of their alloy cranksets is available in 100mm options with adjustable chainlines from 63 to 67mm.

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